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Genetics and Plant Breeding

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Head

Dr. Arup Sarkar, M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D
E-mail: arup_skr@rediffmail.com
Mobile: +919474016823
Dr. Arup Sarkar

Background

The newly born University (Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya) was initially known as the North Bengal Campus of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya at the Gram Sevok Training Centre (GSTC), Coochbehar from 1979 to 1989. During that period the department of Genetics and Plant Breeding was established as a founder department and in 2001, the campus was upgraded as the full fledged university by an act of assembly of the Government of West Bengal and the department as such was recognized as one of the nine departments under faculty of agriculture. The Department is equipped with laboratory facilities to cater to the academic and research demand at the Master’s and Doctoral degree programme.

Functions

To impart teaching in the discipline of Genetics and Plant Breeding and other allied disciplines for awarding B.Sc(Ag.), M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D.(Ag.) degree in the discipline of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

To undertake research activities in the areas of Genetics and Plant Breeding and allied areas

To undertake interdepartmental and interinstitutional project works in areas of plant sciences relevant to the field of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

To set programme and to participate in the process of validation of research output in the field situation.

Teaching

The faculty members of the department are engaged in teaching at undergraduate and post graduate level under the semester system. In order to equip the students with the quality information and sound knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of the subjects of Genetics and Plant Breeding, the faculty members leave no stone unturned to fulfill the stated objectives.

Field of Specialization for Masters’ Degree Programme

Major Field : Plant Breeding and Genetics

Field of Specialization for Doctoral Degree Programme    

Major Field: Plant Breeding and Genetics

Intake Capacity

M.Sc. : 6
Ph. D. : As per provision

Research

  • The Department also undertakes research programmes on various aspects of plant science keeping in view the requirement of the Masters’ and Doctoral degree programme as well as crop specific and region specific researches on various aspects of crop improvement

 Areas of Research:

a)     Genetics and Plant Breeding
b)     Agricultural Biotechnology

The major research activities of the department are outlined below-

Varietal evaluation of rice and maintenance of CMS and restorer lines

Collection, evaluation and maintenance of germplasms of rice including aromatic rice, wheat, mustard, jute and allied fibres, spices(ginger and turmeric) and mung bean and cowpea

Screening of maize genotypes under different moisture regime

Studying Rhizobium-genotype interaction in the soils of terai region

Developing suitable in-vitro regeneration protocol in crops like mung bean, rice bean and cowpea

Objective oriented in-vitro studies in crops other than the above

Developing lines and characterization of endangered medicinal plants

Quality seed production in crops like rice, mustard, etc.

Research Projects

Sl. No. Name of the Project and Funding Agency P.I. / Co-P.I. of Department Status
1. “Arsenic in food chain: cause, effect and mitigation-(NAIP/ICAR, Component IV,). Arup Sarkar,Co-PI Completed
2. In-vitro propagation and biofarming of Anthurium (Anthurium andreanum) and Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) and transfer of technology in Terai-Dooars region of West Bengal (DBT, Govt. of India Dr. Arup Sarkar,Co-PI Continuing

Infrastructural Facilities:

Post Graduate Lecture Hall and Seminar RoomFor class room teaching of elective and post graduate courses and for departmental seminars

Post Graduate Laboratory – For practical oriented training in post graduate level and for other research support activities.

Biochemical and Biotechnology Laboratory – For providing analytical facilities in biochemical and biotechnological studies(research/undergraduateand post-graduate courses)

Cell and Tissue Culture Unit – For imparting training in cell and tissue culture studies and for providing facilities for various in-vitro studies.


Faculty :

Sl. No. Name Designation Contact Number E-mail Address
1. Dr. Arup Sarkar Associate Professor & Head +919474016823 arup_skr@rediffmail.com
2. Dr. Suvendu Kumar Roy Associate Professor +919434872338 suvendukumarroy@gmail.com
3. Dr. Hossian Ali Mondal Assistant Professor +918345034884 hossainalimondal@gmail.com
4. Miss Lakshmi Hijam Assistant Professor +919163713059 lakshmihij52@gmail.com
5. Dr. Moumita Chakraborty Assistant Professor +918900316030 moumitabckv@gmail.com
6. Dr. Saikat Das Assistant Professor(Sr. Scale)- AICW&BIP +919434939334 saikat.ubkv@gmail.com
7. Dr. Avijit Kundu Assistant Professor (AINP on Jute and Allied Fibres) +919433678323 kundu.avijit78@yahoo.com
8. Dr. Soumendra Chakraborty Assistant Professor (AICRP on Spices) +919474092958 soumendra1@gmail.com
9. Dr. Rupsanatan Mandal Assistant Professor (RRS, Terai Zone) & In-Charge, CGCU +918697668107 rup.biotech@gmail.com