Department of Agril. Botany :

The department of Agril. Botany at CSCAKO was established in 2002

The section of Agricultural Botany is one of the section of Agricultural Science, which deals with the principles and practices of crop improvement.

Agricultural Botany is the scientific study of plants, including their physiology, structure, genetics, ecology, distribution, classification and economic importance.

The Agricultural Botany section in college is basically discipline such as Genetics and plant breeding, crop physiology, plant biotechnology, seed technology and Environmental science.

Goals :

To impart the technical knowledge regarding modern agriculture to students as well as farmers.

Genetics :

Study of heredity, genes and gene function

Much modern botany has put to use plant DNA and genomic information to study of plants.

Genetics includes cell division, Gene interaction, Sex determination, linkage, crossing over, DNA structure, protein synthesis.

Plant Breeding :

Art, a science and technology of improving the genetic makeup of plants in relation to their economics use for mankind.

Plant breeding aims to improve the characteristics of plants so that they become more desirable agronomically and economically.

Plant breeding include such as Male sterility, self-incompatibility, Heritability, breeding methods, Mutation breeding etc.

Plant Physiology :

Study of the function of plants and their cells and tissues.

Crop physiology includes such as photosynthesis, respiration, mineral Nutrition, Osmosis, diffusion, Plant growth regulators.

Seed Technology :

Seed technology comprises techniques of seed production, seed processing, seed storage, seed testing and certification, seed marketing and distribution and the related research on    these aspects.

Plant biotechnology  :

Plant biotechnology can be use of tissue culture and genetic engineering techniques to produce genetically modified plants that exhibit new or improved desirable characters.

Plant biotechnology includes such as tissue culture, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) Bt. Cotton, Pest resistant plant, genetic engineering etc.