The department of Seed Science and Technology was established in the year 2017 under school of Agricultural Sciences. The postgraduate degree course programme i.e. M. Sc. (Ag.) Seed Science and Technology is being started in 2020-21. The major objective of department is to provide quality education for under graduate and postgraduate students, and imparting training and undertake research in various aspects of seed science and technology. The department is significantly working to develop improved varieties, seed production, seed quality testing and imparting training in the areas of seed science and technology. In collaboration with G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar, Department is significantly contributing in high quality foundation and certified seeds production of pulse crops over more than ten hectare area.
Various infrastructure facilities like seed quality testing laboratory, lecture halls, seed store, seed threshing floors, field area for experiments have been created to carryout teaching, research and training in the Department of Seed Science and Technology.
Highlights of Department:
– Well equipped seed testing and Genetics & Plant Breeding laboratories
– Facilities of Seed Biotechnology, Seed Physiology, Storage and Seed Health Testing under School of Agricultural Sciences
– Large scale foundation and certified seed production of pulse crops in collaboration with G.B.P.U.T. Pantnagar
– Large field area for conducting field experiments