Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics

BACKGROUND

Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics was established since inception of university with major thrust area to develop high yielding, disease resistant varieties of cereal, pulse, oilseed and other crops with better grain quality. Once the variety is released, its popularization and adoption among the farmers is the most important things for which the department conducts FLDs, organize Kisan Mela and our Scientists deliver lecture on their concerned crop and Subject on TV & Radio.

THRUST AREAS

Rice
  • Development of high yielding abiotic stress tolerant rice varieties.
  • Introgression of Sub-1  A QTL from Swarna Sub-1 into Rajendra Mahsuri background with the help of molecular markers.
  • Development of Aerobic Rice varieties for sustainable production in Bihar.
Maize
  • Development of high yielding single cross hybrids resistant/tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Development of high yielding composites.
  • Development of hybrid oriented source population.
  • Specialty corn (Baby corn, Sweet corn, Pop corn) development
Pigeon Pea
  • Development of high yielding wilt resistant lines for Kharif season
Sesame
  • Development of high oil content varieties suitable for Bihar state condition.
Millet
  • Development of high yielding, Disease resistant, Farmers preferable varieties.

 

RESEARCH PROJECT- ON GOING

  • All India crop improvement on Rice Maize oil Seed crops, Pulse crops and Millet crop.
  • Eastern India Shuttle Breeding Project on Rice.
  • DBT India-IRRI network project From QTL to variety: marker assisted Breeding of Abiotic Stress tolerant rice varieties with Major QTLs for drought, submergence and Salt tolerance.
  • International Rainfed Rice Agriculture System (IRRAS) on drought and submergence.
  • Detection of Allele other than Sub-1 for submergence tolerance in Mutant lines of rice using SSR molecular Markers (BERN).
  • Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) Project.
  • Development of Aerobic Rice for sustainable rice production in Bihar under RKVY.

Salient achievements

With the efforts of the scientists of the department, a number  of varieties of different crops have been released and made popular among the farmers. Some of them are:

Rice Turant dhan (70d) Prabhat (95d) Saket (105) Rajendra Bhagwati (115a) Rajendra Kasturi (125d) Rajendra Suwasini (145d) Rajendra Mahsuri (145d) Sudha and Vaidehi.
Maize Laxmi, Deoki, Suwan (Crop) Shaktiman 1,2,3,4 and 5
Oil Seed Rajendra Suflam, Ageti
Arhar Sharad, Bahar, Basant
Gram RAU-52, SG-2, SG-4, BR-78
Masoor Arun
Urd Naveen

 

MoU with Private Company

For popularization and dissemination of newly released variety of Rice and Maize, MoU has been signed with private Companies.

Rice: Rajendra Bhagwati

  • Ankur Seed Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur
  • Delta Agri Genetics Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad

Maize: Shaktiman 1,2,3,4 and 5

  • Ankur Seed Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur (Shaktiman 3&5)
  • Delata Agri Genetics Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad (Shaktiman 2&4)
  • Sahkari Sahyog Samiti, Jaipur (Shaktiman 3)
  • GV Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad (Shaktiman 4)

FACULTY STRENGTH

S. No. Name Designation Mobile no. E-mail Id
1. Dr. N. K. Singh Univ. Prof. & Chairman 9431834065 nksingh_1958@yahoo.com
2. Dr. Anil Pandey Univ. Prof. 9934019564 aniltcadholi@gmail.com
3. Dr. S. B. Mishra Univ. Prof. 9430937328 mishrasb1@yahoo.com
4. Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh Senior Scientist 9835012154 singhakrau@gmail.com
5. Dr. Nilanjaya Assistant Professor 9801400108 nilanjayapbg@gmail.com
6. Dr. Rajesh Kumar Junior Scientist 8809435010 rajrau.2007@rediffmail.com
7. Dr. S. K. Singh Junior Scientist 9431790120 singhsatish3747@gmail.com-
8. Dr. Ajay Kumar Junior Scientist 9430459955 drajaymuz@rediffmail.com
9. Dr. D. N. Kamat Junior Scientist 9801454742
10. Dr. Ashish Narayan Junior Scientist 9430259391 narayanashish@rediffmail.com
11. Dr. Balwant Kumar Junior Scientist 9430859737 balwant_pbg@rediffmail.com-
12. Dr. U. K. Singh Junior Scientist 9931956795 uksinghraupusa@gmail.com
13. Mrs. Madhuri Arya Junior Scientist 8004492415