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Department of Plant Breeding

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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics was initiated in the year 2014 with a degree program of BS and the first M.Phil batch was started in the year 2016. The Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics contributes to teaching and research of future crop production in terms of evaluating germ plasms and new cultivars against biotic and abiotic stresses. The researchers at this department also do research on plant and microbial biodiversity, inheritance of specific traits, mapping genetic variation of various plant traits, and developing new crop germplasm for further use in crop breeding. Currently, our researchers are working on the evaluation of wheat lines from International Center for Wheat and Maize Research (CIMMYT), chili pepper and tomato lines from the World Vegetable Center (AVRDC). The department also has external research funding from NRPU program of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Grant in Aid Fund for Research Studies, Government of Balochistan.

MISSION

  • Providing high quality academic and research support to strengthen the plant breeding and related applied areas
  • Providing high yielding crop varieties and hybrids suitable for agroclimatic conditions of Balochistan
  • Development of resistant cultivars to insect pests and diseases to enhance agricultural productivity to meet the demand of increasing population

VISION

  • The department of PBG was established to educate students and other stakeholders such as farmers and extension workers
  • To evaluate the germ plasms for high yield and tolerance against biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Development of resistant cultivars to insect pests and diseases to enhance agricultural productivity to meet the demand of increasing population

OFFERED PROGRAMS

BS AGRICULTURE (PLANT BREEDING)

MS AGRICULTURE (PLANT BREEDING)

FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. Syed Rehmat Ullah Shah


Dr. Shadab Shaukat


Dr. Farah Naz


Mr. Habib Rehman


Mr. Azhar Iqbal


Mr. Arslan Ishaque

Mr. Fateh Muhammad


Mr. Naveed Yasin

Ms. Farheen Qadar

Last Update: July 16, 2021