Plant Breeding and Genetics Department
Plant Breeding and Genetics is one of the core disciplines of agriculture, which deals with the genetic improvement of crop plants in relation to their economic use. The development of improved crop varieties has made a major contribution to the increased crop productivity and thus improving the Socio-economic condition of people in Pakistan. Plant Breeding & Genetics deals with crop improvement of Crop Plants. Crop improvement has a great impact on economic, social and political values of agricultural society. The discipline contributes significantly to food security, employment and wealth creation. But the industry is facing the problems of competition, inadequate graduate scientists, and changing environment in which it has to operate. The Plant Breeding & Genetics therefore requires personnel with advanced level of training to tackle the emerging issues such as food security, poverty and environmental degradation.
Department of MNS-UAM
The Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics (PBG), MNSUA, Multan was constituted in 2014. The Department has highly qualified and dedicated faculty members with Foreign/National Teaching and Research experience. Various research activities are being carried out to explore the natural variation in crops such as Cotton, Wheat, Maize, Soybean, Sunflower and Vegetable i.e. Tomatoes, okra and Onion etc. for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance. Gene mapping for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in the above mentioned crops/vegetables through association mapping, gene breeding and gene expression profiling along with conventional breeding is also being focused.
The department is offering three degree programs i.e. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, Plant Breeding & Genetics, M.Sc. (Hons) Plant Breeding & Genetics, and Ph.D. The department holds strong ties with various local research institutes such as Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI), Multan, Cotton Research Station (CRS), Multan etc. and the students are having golden opportunity to perform practical and research work there. The department keeps the entire basic requirement for its degree programs such as spacious class rooms, laboratory, multimedia projectors, Text/ Reference books, Internet facility etc., which provide a conducive learning environment for the students.
The vision of department is;
- Produce skilled human resource to meet the needs of Plant Breeding System
Mission of the Department
- Improvement in Plant Breeding System.
Launch climate SMART breeding programs.