The basic aim of the department of Genetics and Plant Breeding is to impart quality teaching and research to the Undergraduate and Post Graduate students. The department is having 1 Professor, 4 Assistant Professor, 1 Field Assistant and 1 Farm Labour along with 1 Professor and 4 Assistant Professor from MARS, Raichur. Our faculty put the best possible efforts to ensure that the students learn the art, science and technology of plant breeding, which helps them to face the world confidently and with high self-esteem. Students are motivated and guided by the experts to participate in various programs related to research, cultural, sports and academics. Disciplined environment, conducive to Teaching- Learning, with rigorous academic monitoring.
Well quipped UG and PG laboratory with advanced molecular and tissue culture facilities along with separate Departmental Field for conducting practical and PG research work is facilitated in department. Breeding for resistance to anthracnose and powdery mildew in chilli, development of stress tolerant hybrids in maize, genetic studies in mustered, development of stable genotypes in pigeonpea, breeding for powdery mildew and leaf hopper resistance in sunflower, drought tolerance in finger millet, mutation breeding in sorghum, breeding for disease resistance in rice, variability and divergence studies in cowpea, double and single cross hybrids in cotton, breeding for resistance to wilt and dry root rot in Chickpea, breeding for quality in rice and genome wide association studies in pearl millet, collection and evaluation of sorghum landraces, drought tolerance studies in sorgum landraces, genotyping of sorghum landraces, mutation breeding in niger, leafspot disease resistance screening in niger and self incompatibility studies in niger.
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