The department of crop improvement encompasses the units like Plant Breeding & Genetics, Seed Science & Technology and Agricultural Biotechnology & Biochemistry with faculties having expertise in different fields. The laboratories are equipped with all necessary instruments for imparting practical knowledge to the students.
Educating the students on recent trends in crop improvement and giving them hands on training on traditional and modern methods.
Extending the efficient technologies for easy adoption by the farmers through conduct of OFTs / FLDs / CSDs and through other farmers friendly approaches.
Plant Breeding is the art and science of changing the traits of plants to produce desired genotypes. Plant Genetics deals with hereditary transmission and variation of inherited characteristics in plants.
The Seed Science & Technology includes the studies on seed physiology, biology and pathology that may relate to seed germination, development, maturation, quality, dormancy and deterioration.
Agricultural Biotechnology deals with the introduction of desirable traits into plants through innovative approaches viz., Plant Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering. Plant Biochemistry deals with metabolism of primary and secondary metabolites, understanding biochemical process involved in plant growth and regulation.
"This institute believes in enabling farming communities to bring about significant changes in their lives by themselves."