Plant Breeding and Genetics

Plant breeding is the modification of plant traits in order to produce wanted characteristics. Plant breeding can be skilled through various methods ranging from selective breeding of plants with required characteristics for breeding, to more complex molecular methods. Plant breeders apply molecular breeding strategies and biotechnology to improve the overall function of numerous crop and plants systems.  It is practiced worldwide by gardeners and farmers, or by plant breeders employed by organizations such as crop-specific industries, universities, government institutions and research centers.

Academic Entry Requirement

  • Grade 12 – Clear Class XII in Science Stream with PCB/PCMB
  • Graduation – Pursue B. Sc in Agriculture (Hons.)
  • After Graduation – Pursue M. Sc in specialization
  • After Post graduation – Pursue Ph.D.

Degree In

  • BSc in Plant Breeding
  • MSc in Plant Breeding (Thesis Option)
  • MSc in Plant Breeding (Non Thesis Option)
  • D. in Plant Breeding

Who can hire?

Biotechnology companies, Agribusiness companies, Government departments, Food production companies, Pharmaceutical companies, Universities and Private research firms.

Professional Career

Plant breeders conduct research in environments they can control, such as greenhouses, in an attempt to accomplish a specific breeding result. Their aims might include developing new types of producing seeds or plants that will lead to better crop yields.

They might cross-pollinate plants within the mutate plants or same gene pool and crops via gamma-ray or electronic stimulus. They might modify existing research techniques or develop cultivation schemes to achieve satisfactory results.