Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Cskhpkv Palampur

Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Cskhpkv Palampur

deals in crop improvement

The Department of Crop Improvement (Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics) was established in the year 1972 under the then Agriculture Complex component of the HP University, Shimla to develop skilled and efficient human resources in the field of Plant Breeding & Genetics for imparting education to students, undertaking appropriate research on crop improvement on sustainable basis in the hills a

Photos from Prof Harinder K Chaudhary's post 26/05/2023
Photos from Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Cskhpkv Palampur's post 19/08/2018

Wheat code finally cracked; wheat genome sequence will bring stronger varieties to farmers: Wheat genome deciphered, assembled, and ordered. With complete access to the ordered sequence of all 21 wheat chromosomes, the context of regulatory sequences, and the interaction network of expressed genes — all shown here as a circular plot (right panel) with concentric tracks for diverse aspects of wheat genome composition — breeders and researchers now have the ability to rewrite the story of wheat crop improvement.


Meet the virus that infects and replicates within Bacteria.

Timeline photos 29/03/2017

Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush interacting with the students during their visit to Department

Photos from Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Cskhpkv Palampur's post 16/03/2017

Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights Issues and Challenges (16 March 2017)


Invasive pest hits Africa: As hungry caterpillar eats its way through 12 countries, researchers begin to fight back. The caterpillar has
wreaked destruction on staple crops including
maize (corn), millet and sorghum.

Photos from Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Cskhpkv Palampur's post 08/03/2017

Dr. Kevin Pixley and Dr. Sukhwinder Singh (from CIMMYT, Mexico) along with Dr. HK Chaudhary and students of the Dept. During their field visit to experimental farm

Photos from Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Cskhpkv Palampur's post 07/03/2017

Dr. Kevin and Dr. Sukhwinder Singh from CIMMYT Mexico visited the Dept. on 7 March 2017

Timeline photos 21/02/2017

Dr. Kuldeep Singh (Director NBPGR) interacting with students and faculty

Timeline photos 11/01/2017


Timeline photos 01/01/2017
Timeline photos 21/12/2016

Move towards cashless society

Timeline photos 03/12/2016

Declamation competition on the topic * impact of agricultural education on Indian economy and future prospects in global context*

Timeline photos 07/10/2016

Swach Bharat Abhiyan

Timeline photos 05/09/2016


Timeline photos 18/08/2016

Honb'le Vice Chancellor interacting with the Faculty and students of Dept.


To become eligible for appointment as assistant professors in colleges and universities, clearing the the National Eligibility Test (NET) was compulsory all this while.
Thanks to the HRD Ministry and its persuasion, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday amended its regulation on faculty recruitment and relaxed the minimum eligibility conditions for appointment of assistant professors.
The HRD minister announced on Tuesday that scholars who completed a PhD or registered for one before 2009 would be eligible for lectureship without clearing the NET.
The move will help create a larger talent pool for teaching jobs.
“There has been a long-standing challenge faced by researchers/aspiring teachers. The UGC today in conjunction with the government has taken this decision,” Irani said.
At present, as per the regulations of 2009 on minimum qualification for appointment of teachers in colleges and universities, a student who has a postgraduate degree or an MPhil has to clear the NET/SET (state-level eligibility test) to be eligible for lectureship in a college or university.
The Supreme Court, too, upheld this regulation in 2015 on the ground that it would help maintain the standard of higher education in the country.
The UGC’s decision on Tuesday to no longer NET as compulsory would come as a relief to thousands of students.
However, there are certain conditions to be fulfilled if one needs to be exempted. The candidate's PhD degree should be awarded in regular mode and the research thesis should have been evaluated by at least two external examiners. Also, the candidate should have appeared for viva-voce and have published at least two papers based on the Ph.d thesis in research journals.
The UGC also relaxed norms allowing female and differently-abled research scholars students eight years instead of the current six years to complete their Ph.D degrees. Candidates will get three years instead of two to complete M.Phil degrees.
In addition, women candidates will also be provided maternity, child care leave for up to 240 days once in the entire duration of their M.Phil or Ph.D degrees.

Timeline photos 02/03/2016

Bees are vanishing: U.N. report

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