Plant Breeding and Genetics

Since the dawn of civilization, man has tamed the wild to meet his ends; not just animals but plants as well. And practically that was the point of time from where the practice of breeding started.

             Plant Breeding provides the seeds of new high-yielding cultivars, which often include other desired traits that increase farming profitability and sustainability. Genetics made plant breeding a science-based approach for crop improvement that continues evolving due to increasing knowledge. Conventional cross breeding methods are now used along with tools ensuing from advances in omics and genetic engineering. Genome sequences are available for many plant species, and DNA markers are being used as aids in Plant Breeding.

            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 contributing immensely to the local farming community in and around Krishnagiri district. The Department has equipped laboratory / field labs with adequate equipment’s to carry out both fundamental and applied research and provide options for undergraduate students to get adequate exposure in advanced molecular biological techniques.

Department facilities

  • Well-equipped laboratory
  • Bio visual charts
  • Farm Field lab (Plant Breeding and Genetics)
  • Crossing block

Instruments available

  1. Seed germination chamber
  2. Automatic seed counter
  3. Digital Lux meter
  4. Digital incubator
  5. Compound microscope
  6. Electronic moisture meter
  7. Electronic Balance
  8. Electrophoresis
  9. Magnetic stirrer
  10. Hot air oven
  11. Sample divider
  12. Purity analysis table
  13. Water bath



Evaluation of Red gram genotype CRG-2012-25 in Hosur ecosystem.

Plant Breeding Courses

Year Semester Course Code Course Title Course Credit
I I PBG 101 Introduction to Agricultural Botany (1+1)
II IV PBG 201 Fundamentals of Genetics (2+1)
III V PBG 301 Fundamentals of Plant Breeding (2+1)
VI PBG 302 Crop Improvement (2+1)