PLANT PATHOLOGY

Prof. Ramesh Chand
Professor & HEAD

Introduction

The department of Mycology and Plant Pathology has initiated post-graduation teaching from the year 1967. The vision of the department is to understand plant pathogens and discover novel techniques for their management in a sustainable manner through systematic and focused teaching and research in frontier areas of plant and microbial sciences. The major fund for teaching is received from ICAR whereas research grants are mostly received through externally funded projects. Scientists of the department are also part of All India Crop Improvement Program. Department from the day of its inception providing advance training to the students in frontier area of Mycology and Plant Pathology.

The Department offers Master and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology.Currently there are 6, Professors, 1 Associate Professors, 4 Assistant Professors and the research team comprising of nearly 13 Ph.D. The research funding in the department is supported by DBT, DST, CSIR, ICAR, UGC, UP-CST, National Horticultural Mission, RKVY, etc. International collaborative research program with ICRISAT, CGAIR, CIMMYT, and GRDC is also operating. Department is equipped with modern facilities to pursue high quality research in the field of plant pathology. The faculty also takes help of the central instrumentation facility of the university for selected purposes. One patent was granted ‚ÄúReusable formulation of Trichoderma‚Ä? (Indian Patent No. 236382), associated with release in one barley variety ‚ÄúHUB113 Barley cultivar released by Central Varietal Release committee Govt. of India and Registered under PPV-FR‚Ä? (The Gazatte of India No. 1543) and developed one Trichodermaviride technology transferred to Balaji Crop Care Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.