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Department of Crop Improvement

This department encompasses the units like Plant Breeding & Genetics, , Agricultural Microbiology, Crop Physiology,Biotechnology & Biochemistry and Seed science & Technology.

Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics

     The Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics was started in Adhiyamaan College of Agriculture and Research, Hosur in 2016. The college is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore  with triple mandates of Education, Research and Extension. They have contribute immensely to the local farming community in and around Krishnagiri district. The Department has equipped laboratory / field labs with adequate equipments to carry out both fundamental and applied research and provide options for undergraduate  students to get adequate exposure in advanced molecular biological techniques.

Department of Agricultural Microbiology

    Agricultural microbiology is a field of study concerned with plant-associated microbes. It aims to address problems in agricultural practices usually caused by a lack of biodiversity in microbial communities. An understanding of microbial strains relevant to agricultural applications is useful in the enhancement of factors such as soil nutrients, plant-pathogen resistance, crop robustness, fertilization uptake efficiency, and more.

Facilities Available

    This department has excellent and separate laboratory facilities for undergraduate students. Laboratory facilities are available for isolation, pure culturing and mass multiplication of microorganisms used as microbial inoculant  (biofertilizers). The department is equipped with Microscopes, Gas-chromatographs, UV- spectrophotometers, Nitrogen Analysers and Microbial Fermentor , Autoclave, Laminar air flow chamber, pH meter, conducto meter and computer facilities. A main frame computer facility is available for use of students and faculty.

Department of Crop Physiology

     The Department of Crop Physiology was started in Adhiyamaan College of Agriculture and Research, Hosur in 2016 with triple mandates of Education, Research and Extension. Crop Physiology plays an eminent role in agriculture as it focuses on the vital phenomena in crop plants. It is the science concerned with the processes and functions and their responses towards the changing environmental parameters. Hence the knowledge of crop physiology is essential to all agricultural disciplines which provide inputs to Agronomy, Soil Science Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology, and Crop protection studies.

     Students of Agricultural science have important position in the development of agriculture. To understand the agriculture, and to know about how the plants grow, adapt to the constantly changing environment, the student has to understand the basic plant physiology and biochemistry associated with the functions and processes of the plants. The Department has equipped laboratory / field labs with adequate equipments to carry out both fundamental and applied research.

Department of Biotechnology & Biochemistry

     The aim of this discipline is to proceed fundamental understanding of how biological systems operate and to develop effective biology-based technologies for applications across a wide spectrum of agricultural needs through research and education. To offer innovative educational programmes with emphasis on integrating life sciences with a quantitative, systems-oriented engineering analysis and multidisciplinary approach at the undergraduate stage of agriculture.

Department of Seed Science & Technology

     The Department of Seed Science and Technology was established in Adhiyamaan College of Agriculture and Research, Hosur in 2016 with the prime objectives of imparting agricultural education and has equipped laboratory with adequate equipments. Meeting the agricultural research and extension needs of the Krishnagiri districts. To facilitate for the effective transfer of quality seed production technologies and to increase in agricultural production through quickest spread of new varieties developed by the plant breeders.