Year of Establishment : 2003
History of the department : The Genetics and Plant Breeding Department was established in the year 2003, although this subject was taught as a special paper from the inception of the Department of Agriculture (Formerly College of Agriculture) since 1954. Many eminent teachers as well as research scientists served the Department with high dignity and modesty. Many outstanding alumni of the Department have served with great reputation in different Universities / Institutes at National and International level and have glorified the fame of the Department . The quality of teaching and research undergoing in the Department is of very good standard and this has been highly appreciated at the National level . Indian Council of Agricultural Research ( ICAR ) has selected the Department as a main R&D centre for sesame development in Eastern India . International Rice Research Institute , Philippines collaborates with the Department for promotion of hybrid rice in eastern region . The Department is actively associated with University of Aberdeen , Scotland , U.K in conducting advanced research in the area of molecular breeding.
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Campus : Ballygange Science College campus
Address for communication : Institute of Agricultural Science , Calcutta University ,51/2 Hazra Road, Kolkata 700019