Welcome to our department 'Genetics and Plant Breeding', is an important major subject of Agriculture faculty. This department offers 18 credit hours (including optional) in 'Bachelor of Science in Agriculture [B.Sc.Ag.(Hons.)]' level. At post-graduate level, it offers 'Master of Science in Genetics and Plant Breeding' and 'Master of Science in Biotechnology' since 2005 and also offers Ph.D. degree. It has around 30 Master's students and 5 Ph.D. students. This year (2019-20), 21 students received NST fellowship under the Ministry of Science and Technology for carry out their Master's thesis work that is the maximum number in the University.
We are conducting breeding research in cereal crops like rice, wheat, barley, maize; vegetables like bitter gourd, cherry tomato, capsicum; and fiber crops like jute, cotton, etc. We commenced marker-assisted breeding research in cereals and conducting plant tissue culture in cherry tomato, potato, wheat, double haploid production through wheat x maize cross, rice anther culture, strawberry, orchid, etc. The outcome of the research are published periodically in the Thomson Reuters Index (Impact factor) journals.
We are seven teachers in the department includes four Professors, one Assistant Professor, and two Lecturers. Again, we have one section officer, one senior lab technician, and two MLSS's. The colleagues, staff and the students are working hard in their particular area with their own responsibility. To date, two Pumpkin varieties viz. 'Hajee' and 'Danesh' are released from the department and hopefully, in the long run, we could provide some age demanding crop varieties to the nation.
Prof. Dr. Md. Arifuzzaman
Chairman, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding (GPB).
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Stress Breeding, Machine Learning in Agriculture
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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and QTL mapping in cereals, plant tissue culture etc.
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stress breeding and molecular marker based research
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