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Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Name of Professor & Head 
 : 
Dr. D. R. Mehta
Qualification
:
Ph. D.
Specialization
:
Genetics & Plant Breeding
Mobile No. : 94271 84859
Contact
:
Telephone : 91-285-2672080 to 90 Ext. 369
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The Department of Agricultural Botany was established along with the College of Agriculture, Junagadh in the year 1960. Initially, the activities of the department were restricted to teaching only mainly with a limited staff up to the level of Assistant Professor. The work in the department got momentum and diversified into Teaching, Research and Extension activities since 1967.
The research programs were intensified with the sanction of the Botanical Research Scheme aimed at the development of Botanical Gardens namely, Motibaug, Paritalav and Laldhori. Department of Plant Physiology, Tissue Culture and Biotechnology came into existence in the year 1997-98.
FACULTY INFORMATION:
Sr.
Faculty with Designation
Specialization
Contact details
(E-mail and Mobile No.)
1
Dr. D. R. Mehta
Associate Professor
Genetics & Plant Breeding
Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
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09427184859
2
Prof. L. J. Raval
Associate Research Scientist
Genetics & Plant Breeding
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3
Dr. Dr. V. H. Kachhadia
Associate Research Scientist
Genetics & Plant Breeding
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09979554431
4
Dr. G. U. Kulkarni
Associate Professor
Genetics & Plant Breeding
Seed Science & Technology
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08238080130
5
Shri H. R. Meta
Assistant Research Scientist
Genetics & Plant Breeding
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09825434239
6
Dr. Rajiv Kumar
Assistant Professor
Genetics & Plant Breeding
Seed Science & Technology
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09725974491
7
Dr. S. B. Chaudhari
Assistant Research Scientist
Genetics & Plant Breeding
Seed Science & Technology
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09427051565
8
Dr. M. H. Sapovadiya
Assistant Research Scientist
Genetics & Plant Breeding
Seed Science & Technology
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9687835850

 

TECHNICAL AND SUPPORTING STAFF
Sr.
No.
Name
Designation
Qualification
1
B.C. Ganvit
Agril. Officer
Ag. Diploma
2
J. K. Hadvani
Agril. Officer
M. Sc. (Agri.)
3
V. S. Shekhawat
Agril. Officer
M. Sc. (Agri.)
4
K.J. Thumar
Agril Assistant
Ag. Diploma
5
S.R. Patel
Agril Assistant
Ag. Diploma
6
R. S. Busa
Senior Clerk
PGDCA
MANDATES OF THE DEPARTMENT
(A) Teaching:
            To provide under graduate education in Genetics and Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Technology, Crop Physiology and  Plant Biotechnology subjects and post graduate teaching in [M. Sc. (Agri.) and Ph. D.] Genetics and Plant Breeding and Crop Physiology.

(B) Research:

1.      To develop micropropagation techniques for important agricultural and medicinal crops.
2.      To develop the research component of tissue culture so as to help in development of varieties of important mandate crops of the region resistant to biotic and abiotic tolerance.
3.      To work on the ornamental and medicinal plants for their speedy propagation.
4.      To maintain ornamental and medicinal plants for selling.
5.      To maintain ‘Botanical Gardens’ under the department and to work for conservation of biodiversity and endangered species.
6.      To study the adaptability of medicinal plants.
7.      To act as the facilitation centre for medicinal plants.
8.      To evaluate new plant growth hormones in terms of their efficacy on growth, development of important crop plants and their potential in imparting resistance to abiotic stresses.
9.      To work on the germination potential of important crops and to develop proper agro-technologies.
10.To strengthen research in plant biotechnology for providing assistance to under and post graduate students.

(C) Extension:

1.      To participate in krushi mela, farmers fairs, agricultural fairs and krushi mahotsava.
2.      To deliver radio and TV talks giving latest information on various aspects related to the topics under the purview.
ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

A. TEACHING:

I. U.G. Teaching

Course offered for  B.Sc (Hons) Agri. Degree programme (As per the 5th Deans Committee Report of ICAR)

Sr.No
Semester
Course No.
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
First
GPB 1.1
Introductory Biology
1+1
2.
Second
GPB 2.2
Fundamentals of Genetics
2+1
3.
Third
GPB 3.3
Fundamentals of Plant Breeding
2+1
4.
Third
Pl. Phy 3.1
Fundamentals of Crop Physiology
2+1
5.
Fourth
GPB.4.4
Principles of Seed Technology
2+1
6.
Fourth
GPB.4.5
Intellectual Property Rights
1+0
7.
Fifth
GPB.5.6
Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops)
1+1
8.
Sixth
GPB.6.7
Crop Improvement –II (Rabi Crops)
1+1
9.
Sixth
Envs.6.1
Environmental studies and Disaster Management
2+1
10.
Seventh
RAWE
Research Station Phase
0+20
11.
Eight
ELP
Module - 1 and Module - 2
0+20

Course offered for  B.Sc (Hons) Hort. Degree programme (As per the 5th Deans Committee Report of ICAR)

Sr.
No.
Semester
Course No.
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
First
BSC 1.1
Elementary Plant Biochemistry
1+1
2.
First
BSC 1.2
Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics
2+1
3.
First
BSC 1.3
Introductory Microbiology
1+1
5.
Second
BSC 2.4
Introductory Crop Physiology
1+1
6.
Second
BSC 2.5
Principles of Plant Breeding
2+1
7.
Third
BSC 3.6
Elementary Plant Biotechnology
1+1
8.
Third
BSC 3.7
Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops
1+1

II P.G. Teaching

A. GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING

Sr.
No.
Course No.
Course Title
Credit Hours
Course offered for  M.Sc. (Agri.) as per Fourth Deans Committee
          1.        
GP 501
Principles of Genetics
2+1
          2.        
GP 502
Principles of Cytogenetics
2+1
          3.        
GP 503
Principles of Plant Breeding
2+1
          4.        
GP 504
Principles of Quantitative Genetics
2+1
          5.        
GP 505
Mutagenesis and Mutation Breeding
2+1
          6.        
GP 507
Heterosis Breeding
2+1
          7.        
GP 508
Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
2+1
          8.        
GP 509
Biotechnology for Crop Improvement
2+1
          9.        
GP 511
Breeding cereals, Forages and Sugarcane
2+1
        10.      
GP512
Breeding Legume, Oilseeds and Fibre crops
2+1
        11.      
GP513
Breeding for Quality Traits
1+1
        12.      
GP515
Maintenance Breeding, Concepts of Variety
Release and Seed Production
1+1
        13.      
GP 516
Germplasm Collection, Exchange and Quarantine
2+1

 

Course offered for  Ph. D. as per Fourth Deans Committee
14.
GP 601
Plant Genetic Resources and Pre Breeding
2+0
15.
GP 602
Advanced Biometrical and Quantitative Genetics
2+1
16.
GP 604
Molecular and Chromosomal Manipulations in Crop Improvement
2+0
17.
GP 605
Advances in Plant Breeding Systems
2+0
18.
GP607
Breeding Designer Crops
1+1
19.
GP 608
Advances in Breeding of Major Field Crops
3+0
20.
GP610
In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation of Germplasm
2+1

B. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Course offered for  M.Sc. (Agri.) as per Fourth Deans Committee
Sr.
No.
Course No.
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
PP 501
Principles of Plant physiology
3+1
2.
PP 502
Plant Developmental Biology-Physiological and Molecular basis
2+0
3.
PP 503
Physiological and Molecular Responses of Plants to Abiotic Stresses
2+1
4.
PP 504
Hormonal regulation of plant growth and development
2+1
5.
PP 506
Physiology of Growth and Yield Modeling
1+1
6.
PP 508
Morphogenesis, Tissue culture and Transformation
2+1
7.
PP 511
Mineral Nutrition
2+1
8.
PP 601
Functional Genomics and Genes Associated with a few Physiological Processes
2+0
9.
PP 602
Signal Perceptions and Transduction and Regulation of Physiological Processes
2+0
Course offered for  Ph. D. as per Fourth Deans Committee
10
PP 603
Molecular Approaches for Improving Physiological Traits
2+1
11.
PP 605
Climate Change and Crop Growth
2+0
12.
PP 606
Post-Harvest Physiology
2+1
13.
PP 608
Seed Physiology
2+1

III. Polytechnic Teaching

A. Course offered for Polytechnic in Agriculture programme

Sr.
No.
Semester
Course No.
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
First
GPB 1.1
Introductory Biology
1+1

B. Course offered for Polytechnic in Horticulture programme

Sr.No.
Semester
Course No.
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
Third
BSC 3.3
Principles of Plant Breeding
1+1

IV. Agro-ITI Teaching

Course offered for Agro-ITI programme

Sr.No.
Semester
Course No.
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
-
SPT-1
Genetic and General Principles of Seed Production
3+1
B. RESEARCH
ON-GOING RESEARCH SCHEME/PROJECTS
  1. Micropropagation of kankoda (Spine Gourd) (Momordica dioica Roxb.)
  2. Development of protocol for micropropagation in sandalwood (Santalum album L.)
  3. Tissue culture in coconut (Cocos nucifera)
  4. Effect of pre-sowing treatment on germination and vigour of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera L. Dunal)
  5. Effect of pre-treatment of seeds on seed emergence and seedling vigour of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.)
  6. Application of brassinolide to mitigate saline stress during germination and growth period in chickpea (Cicer arietimum L.).
  7. Evaluation of released varieties and different collections  of turmeric for yield in Saurashtra
  8. Use of molecular markers in testing genetic purity of dwarf and tall Coconut population at Mangrol (Agricultural Research Station) and Mahuva (Fruit Research Station) Sub-centre of JAU, Junagadh
  9. Morphological and molecular characterization of Kalijiri (Centratherum anthelminticum L.)
INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES AND MAJOR EQUIPMENT’S AVAILABLE

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES

1. Departmental gardens (29.62 ha)

Paritalav
Botanical Garden
Laldhori

2. Green Houses

      3.Major Equipments Available

Sr. No.
Instrument Name
Sr. No.
Instrument Name
1
PCR Machine
2
Hybridization Incubator
3
Gel Documentation Unit
4
TissueLyser
5
Centrifuge
6
Growth Chamber
7
Nano Drop Spectrophotometer
8
Water purification unit
9
Spectrophotometer
10
Fridge (-80oC)
11
UV-Cross linker
 
 

LABORATORIES

   1.         UG and PG Laboratories for practical work with LCD projector
   2.         Biotechnology Laboratory
   3.         Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory
   4.         Plant Physiology Laboratory
   5.         Modernized  P. G. Seminar Hall with LCD projector

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF RESEARCH & TEACHING

A)    Departmental Garden

1.      Deposition of planting materials of Tephrosia jamnagarensis (Sharpankho) in the gene bank of NBPGR, Delhi for long term conservation.
2.      Documentation of around 250-275 tree species of Motibaug Botanical Garden as well as Departmental Gardens.
3.      Ex-situ conservation and preservation of medicinal plants and that of rare and endangered crop species of the area is being continued.
4.      Submission of the database of the Botanical Gardens under the department at the Bose Institute of Calcutta.

B)   Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory

5.      Standardized a protocol for micro-propagation of rose for rapid clonal multiplication.
6.      Somaclonal variants were isolated in sugarcane.
7.      Protocol generation for in-vitro germination and micropropagation in malkankani(Celastras peniculata)
8.      Protocol for production of tissue culture plantlets of banana is standardized.
9.      Multiple shooting is achieved in Chlorophytum borivilianum (Safed Musali). Multiple shooting and rooting is achieved in Piper longum after hardened plantlets were planted in to the field.
NO. OF MASTER AND Ph. D. STUDENTS PASSED OUT FROM DEPARTMENT

        A.     Students who obtained the degrees from 2004 to till date (12/08/2018)

Degree
Genetics & Plant Breeding
Plant Physiology
M.Sc. (Agri.)
181
08
Ph.D.
40
02

B. Students pursuing for their degrees during current year (2018-19)

Degree
Genetics & Plant Breeding
Plant Physiology
M.Sc. (Agri.)
28
03
Ph.D.
07
00

              C. Students who obtained Ph. D. degrees from inceptions of this University

I. GENETICS & PLANT BREEDING

Sr. No.
Name of the student
Guide
Title of the thesis
Passing Year
1.   
M. H. Vaghasia
Dr. K. V. Pethani
Line x tester over environments in pearl millet
(Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.)
2004
2.        
R.M. Javia
Dr. V. K. Poshiya
Heterosis and combining ability over environments
in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench). 
2004
3.        
R.B. Madaria
Dr. V. K. Poshiya
Heterosis and combining ability for seed yield and
yield components in castor (Ricinus communis L.) over environments
2004
4.        
L. L. Jivani
Dr. H.M. Pandya
Genetic analysis of yield, its components and quality
characters in bunch groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)
2004
5.        
P.R. Golakia
Dr. V. K. Poshiya
Line x tester over environments in castor
(Ricinus communis L.)
2005
6.        
J. H. Vachhani
Dr. V. K. Poshiya
Genetic analysis of yield and its components in okra
2005
7.        
P. R. Padhar
Dr. K. L. Dobariya
Heterosis and combining ability analysis in F1 and F2
generations of diallel cross under timely and late sown
environments in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L. Em. Thell)
2005
8.        
M. A. Vaddoria
Dr. K. L. Dobariya
Heterosis, gene action and combining ability over
environments in brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)
2006
9.        
H. R. Dhameliya
Dr. K. L. Dobariya
Impact of different mating approaches in generating
genetic variability and genetic analysis of yield components
in brinjal(Solanum melongena L..)
2006
10.      
V. J. Bhatiya
Dr. B.A. Monpara
Genetics for slow leaf rusting and yield related traits in bread wheat  (Triticum aestivum L. Em. Thell)
2006
11.      
H. G. Shekhat
Dr. H.M. Pandya
Genetic analysis of yield, its components and quality characters in sesamum (Sesamum indicum L.)
2006
12.      
V. M. Sarvaliya
Dr. V. K. Poshiya
Heterosis and combining ability analysis for yield and yield components in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) over environments
2006
13.      
P. P. Umaretiya
Dr. V. K. Poshiya
Line x tester studies on heterosis, gene action and phenotypic stability in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.)
2006
14.      
A. P. Patel
Dr. H.M. Pandya
Detection and estimation of components of genetic variation and genotype x environment interaction   through triple test cross analysis in okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench]
2006
15.      
S. M. Makwana
Dr. K. L. Dobariya
Detection and estimation of components of genetic variation and genotype x environment interaction   through triple test cross analysis in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
2007
16.      
K. H. Dabhi
Dr. V. K. Poshiya
heterosis, gene action and combining ability over environments in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) moench)
2007
17.      
H. M. Babariya
Dr. V. K. Poshiya
Line x tester analysis over environments in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)
2008
18.
B.K. Davda               
Dr. C.J. Dangaria
Diallel analysis over environments in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.)
2009
19.      
Jethava A. S.
Dr. H.M. Pandya
Heterosis, combining ability and stability analysis over environments in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.)
2009
20.      
J.M. Kamani
Dr. K.L. Dobariya
Heterosis, combining ability and stability over environments in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
2009
21.      
V. H. Kachhadia
Dr. C.J. Dangaria
Line x tester analysis over environments in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)
2009
22.      
P. R. Sodavadiya
Dr. L.K. Dhaduk
Genetic architecture of seed yield and yield attributing traits in castor (Ricinus communis L.) under diverse environments
2010
23.      
B. A. Monpara
Dr. M.S. Pithia
Genetic architecture of seed yield and its components in castor (Ricinus communis L.) under diverse environments
2010
24.      
Vanpariya L.G.
Dr. M.S. Pithia
Genetic analysis of grain yield and its components in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under diverse environments
2011
25.      
Gor H.K.
Dr. L.K. Dhaduk
Heterosis, combining ability and genetic architecture in summer groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)
2011
26.      
Talapada M. M.
Dr. B.A. Monpara
Early generation selection for yield and its componenets in chickpea (Cicer arietnum L.)
2012
27.      
Madhubala
Dr. Radhakrishna T.
Development and characterization of transgenic Groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) using plant defensin gene
2012
28.      
Savaliya J. J.
Dr. M.S. Pithia
Heterosis, Combining Ability and Gene Action for Fruit Yield and its Componenets in Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)
2013
29.      
Tengale D.B.
Dr. Radhakrishna T.
Transformation and characterissation of transgenic ground nut (Arachis hypogaea L.) with mt1D gene for abiotic stress tolerance
2013
30.      
Pansuriya A. G.
Dr. L.K. Dhaduk
Genetic architecture of grain yield and its components in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under different dates of sowing
2013
31.      
Valu M.G.
Dr. M.D.Khanpara
Genetics of seed cotton yield and its componenet traits in cotton.(Gossypium hirsutum L. )
2015
32.      
Odedara R.K.
Dr. M.S.Pithia
Phenotypic stability for grain yield and its contributing characters using different stability models in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L. Em.Thell)
2015
33.      
Babariya C.A.
Dr. L.K. Dhaduk
Heterosis, combinng ability and Genetic architecture in Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp)
2015
34.      
Sapovadiya M. H.
Dr. K.L. Dobariya
Heterosis, Gene action and combining ability over environments for seed yield and its components in castor (Ricinus communis L.)
2015
35.      
Patil A. S.
Dr.Radhakrishnan T.
Characterization of transgenic Groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) plants carrying coat protein gene of TSV and nuclleocapsid gene of PBNV
2015
36.      
Solanki H. V.
Dr. D.R. Mehta
Detection and estimation of linked digenic and higher order gene effects for seed cotton yield and its component traits in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L. )
2016
37.      
Raval L. J.
Dr. M.S. Pithia
Efficacy of different selection methods in desi Chickpea
2016
38.      
Salunke M.
Dr. M.S. Pithia
Comparision of Genetic variability generated in different populations and genetic analysis of yield components in mungbean (Vigna radiate L.)
2016
39.      
Darvhankar M. S.
Dr. S.K.Bera
Gene action and identification of Quantitative trait loci (QTL) for drought related traits in Ground nut.
2017
40.      
Shah S.H.
Dr. J.B.Patel
Genetics of Quantitative traits in bread whaet over environments
2018

II. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Sr. No.
Name of the student
Guide
Title of the thesis
Passing Year
41.      
Bangar Shital Shahdevrao
Dr. Chetana Mnadavia
Thermotolerance and relative yield performance of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties under timely and late sown conditions
2014
42.      
Kamble Bhimrao Ganapati
Dr. A.S.Joshi
Germinative and non Germinative evaluation for physiological quality of seed in paerl millat (Pennisetum glaucum L.)
2015
RECOMMENDATIONS

A. For Gardeners and Nursery growers

1.      The Flower-growing farmers of South Saurashtra region are advised to spay Gaillardia crop with Naphthalene Acetic Acid(NAA)@6.0 g ha-1 twice (3.0 g ha-1 at flower bud initiation stage and 3 g ha-1 at 20 days after first spraying after dissolving NAA in 200 liters of water) for getting higher flower yield and net realization.

2.      The nurserymen and gardeners of South Saurashtra region are advised to sow Asopalav (Mast tree) variety Pendula seeds soon after their collection (within seven days) in order to obtain more germination percentage. The Asopalav seed stored for more than one week should not be used for raising seedlings.

3.      The nurserymen and flower growers of South Saurashtra region are advised to grow the Gladiolus variety American Beauty by treating the corms with 50 mg commercial grade GA3 1-1 before planting for 24 hours to get best quality spikes and for the best Gladious corm size.s

4.      The Nurserymen and Medicinal plant growers of Saurashtra Region are advised to grow Dodi(Jivanti) seed within three weeks after removing it from follicle for obtaining more than 65 per cent seed germination and seedling establishment. (2006-07)

5.      The Nurserymen are advised to sow rukhdo seeds treated with 40 % Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) for 48 hours.OR The seed cracked with haxoblade to get maximum seed germination in rukhado. (2007-08)

B. For Farmers

1.      Farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone taking hybrid seed production of pearl millet are recommended to harvest the crop between 25 to 35 days after flowering. They are also advised to dry and store the seed for 20 to 30 days after harvesting them, in order to get maximum germination and enhanced seedling vigour (2012-13).

2.      The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro Climatic Zone growing wheat under irrigated condition are advised to spray growth promoter Brassinolide (BS) @ 0.01mgL-1 at Milk Dough Stage to obtain higher grain yield and net return (2014-15).

3.      The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro Climatic Zone growing chickpea under irrigated condition are advised to use Brassinolide (BS) as seed treatment for 2 hrs @ 0.50 mgL-1 (0.04% w/w min) to obtain higher grain yield and net return (2016-17).

C. For Scientific Community

1. In vitrogermination and micropropagation in malkankani (Celastrus peniculata Wild) (2011-12).

  •     Surface sterilization: Seeds of Malkankani could be used for in vitro germination after surface sterilization with Bavistin for 30 minutes followed by 0.1 % Mercuric chloride treatment for 20 minutes and washed with         sterilized distilled water for four to five times for removing traces of the chemicals.
  •     Callus induction: Shoot tips from in vitro grown seedlings, collected aseptically are inoculated for callusing in MS medium with 15.0 µM BA (Benzyl adenine) and 30.0 µM AS (Adenine sulphate).
  •     Shoot multiplication: Proliferated compact green callus are recultured in the same medium (MS + 15.0 µM BA + 30.0 µM AS) for multiple shoot induction and plantlet development.
  •     In vitro rooting: Maximum rooting, more number of roots and longer roots are achieved in half strength MS medium supplemented with 10.0 µM IAA (Indole Acetic Acid).
  •    Hardening: For acclimatization of in vitro multiplied seedlings in greenhouse, a pot mixture of soil: sand (1: 1) could be successfully utilized which gave the highest (78.33%) survival percentage.

2. Effect of brassinolide on germination and biochemical parameters of chickpea (2011-12). 

    It is recommended to scientific community that application of Brassinolideas seed soaking treatment for 2hrs @ 0.25 mg/l in chickpea crop gives good and speedy germination as well as enhanced seedling vigour. This may be attributed to the activation in metabolism during germination through increased enzymatic activities and total soluble sugar content.

3. Effect of pre-soaking treatments of growth regulators on germination and seedling Vigour of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) (2012-13).

    It is recommended to scientific community that giving 12 hrs pre-soaking treatment of 50 ppm Gibberellic acid (GA3) to cumin seed at room temperature increases germination with enhanced seedling vigour.

4. Allelopathic effects of different weed extracts on seed germination and vigour in groundnut, cowpea and greengram (2012-13).

    It is recommended to scientific community that roots of Parthenium has maximum detrimental effect  on seed germination and vigour compared to other weeds tested viz., Cyprus rotundasEchinochloa crusgalli (Samo), Cynodon dactylon and Digera arvensisin in groundnut, greengram and cowpea crops. This may be attributed due to allelopathic effect. It is recommended to remove the Parthenium weed from the cultivated field before sowing the next crop.

5. Seed vigour as influenced by different seed priming in okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench] (2012-13).

    It is recommended to scientific community that seed soaked in brassinolide solution (0.2 mg/l brassinolide) for 6 h at room temperature followed by air drying at room temperature in okra  gives good and speedy germination as well as enhanced seedling vigour.

6. Amelioration of simulated water stress by brassinolide application during germination and early seedling growth of groundnut (2012-13).

    It is recommended to scientific community that application of Brassinolideas seed soaking treatment for 2 hrs @ 0.50 mg-l in groundnut gives good and speedy germination, enhanced seedling vigour and activated metabolism in artificially simulated water stress conditions upto -2 bar level of PEG. However, the same concentration of brassinolide sustained germination upto the level of -6 bar induced water stress.

7. The study of fresh seed dormancy in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) (2015-16)

     It is recommended to scientific community that to store the seed of sesame for a month (30 days) after harvest followed by drying increases the seed germination percentage and seedling vigour for sowing in next season.

8. Effect of date of sowing and pre-treatment of seeds with GA3 on seed germination and seedling vigour of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) (2015-16)

    It is recommended to scientific community that sowing of cumin seed in the third week of November along with pre-soaking treatment of 50 ppm Gibbrelic acid (GA3) for 12 hrs to cumin seed at room temperature increases germination with enhanced seedling vigour in cumin

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

During ELPperiod,givebasic aspects of plant tissue culture technology about different plant tissue culture technique, media preparation, sterilization techniques, inoculation. Expertise the ELP students for sample collection and explant preparation, media preparation, sterilization of glassware/media, surface sterilization of explants and culture initiation, sub culturing, rooting, primary and secondary hardening for micropropagation of banana.

 
Dug out Suckers from banana field of Horticulture
 
 
Suckers of Banana
 
 
Preparation of Explant
 
 
Media Preparation
Pouring of Media
 
Inoculation of Explant
Checking of culture room
AWARDS/MEDALS RECEIVED BY THE FACULTY/STUDENTS
Sr. No.
Name of Teacher/ Student
Nature of Award
Authority
Year
1
Ku. Madhubala
Chancellor Gold Medal in PG Agriculture Faculty
JAU., Junagadh
2010
2
Shri. Sakure Amar Ashok
Chancellor Gold Medal in PG Agriculture Faculty
JAU., Junagadh
2012
3
Dr. D. R. Mehta
Best Teacher Award
JAU., Junagadh
2012
4
Dr. M. A. Vaddoria
Best Teacher Award
JAU., Junagadh
2012
5
Ku. Madhubala
Chancellor Gold Medal for Doctoral Degree
JAU., Junagadh
2014
6
Dr. M. H. Sapovadiya
Chancellor Gold Medal for Doctoral Degree
JAU., Junagadh
2016
7
Dr. M. A. Vaddoria
Reviewer Excellence Award
Agril. Research Communication Centre, Karnal, Hisar
2017
8
Dr. D. R. Mehta
Reviewer Excellence Award
Agril. Research Communication Centre, Karnal, Hisar
2017
NET PASSED STUDENTS DURING 2018-19
Sr. No.
Name of Student
Sr. No.
Name of Student
GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING
           1.        
Anjana Panera (Qualified for ARS)
                2.        
Delvadiya Indrajay
           3.        
Ramesh Kumar (Qualified for ARS)
                4.        
Dedaniya Arpit
           5.        
Malbhage Anant
                6.        
Hadvani Janki
           7.        
Mohmed Juned
                8.        
Rathwa Sahdev
           9.        
Virendra Shekhawat
              10.      
Patel Nikita
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
         11.      
Tarang Faldu
12.
Hargovind Jambukiya
PRACTICAL MANUALS PUBLISHED:

The first ever department in the four Agricultural Universities of the state which has prepared and published practical manuals for all the U. G. courses as per the guidelines of the 4th Deans’ Committee of ICAR. However, these manuals will be revised as per the course content of 5th Deans’ Committee UG syllabus.

Sr. No.
Name of Practical Manual
Course No.
Semester
Auther(s)
1.        
Introductory Biology
GPB 1.1*
First
Dr. S. B. Chaudhari, Dr. D. R. Mehta,
Dr. N. B. Patel and Dr. M. A. Vaddoria
2.        
Principles of Genetics
PBG 2.2
Second
Dr. D.R. Mehta, Dr. V. J. Bhatiya,
Dr. Lata Raval, Dr. Chetanaben Mandavia and Dr. V.P. Chovatia
3.        
Fundamentals of Plant Breeding
GPB 3.3*
Third
By: Dr. Lata J. Raval, Dr. D.R. Mehta, and Dr. M. A. Vaddoria
4.        
Crop Physiology
Pl. Phy 3.1*
Third
Chandrakant Singh, Dr. D.R. Mehta,
Dr. Lata J. Raval and Dr. M. A. Vaddoria
5.        
Breeding of Field/ Horticulture Crops
PBG 4.4
Fourth
Dr. H. L. Dhaduk, Dr. N. B. Patel,
Dr. D. R. Mehta and Dr. Chetana Mandavia
6.        
Crop Physiology - II
Pl. Phy 4.2
Fourth
Prof. Lata Raval, Dr. L. K. Sharma and Dr. Chetana Mandavia
7.        
Principles of Seed Technology
PBG 5.5
Fifth
Dr. M. A. Vaddoria, Dr. G. U. Kulkarni, Dr. D. R. Mehta and Dr. Chetana Mandavia
8.        
Principles of Plant Biotechnology
PBG 6.6
Sixth
D.R. Mehta and V.P. Chovatia

 

* As per fifth Deans committee of ICAR

LIST OF BOOKS PUBLISHED
Sr. No.
Auther(s)
Title of Book
Publisher
1
Chetana Mandavia,
S.V. Patel, M.K. Mandavia, B.A. Golakia and
V.P. Chovatia
Glimpses in Plant Physiology
International Book Distributing Co., Lucknow
2
H. L. Dhaduk, V.P. Chovatia and Chetana Mandavia
Aushadhiya Vanaspatini Kheti
Dept. of GPB, JAU, Junagadh
3
Neeraj, S.P. Singh and
L.K. Sharma
Environmental Science and Agroecology
Progressive Publication, Jhansi, U.P.
4
J. B. Patel and
M. A. Vaddoria
Seed Technology: Progress and Recent Advances
New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi
LIST OF CHAPTERS APPEARED IN THE BOOK (S):
Sr. No.
Auther(s)
Title of Chapter
Book Title & Publisher
1
M.A.Vaddoria, I. J. Golani andY. A. Kavathiya
Up gradation of Post Harvest Technology of Spices Farm Level
Spices Hand Book-2014, Publisher: Foretell Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India
2
M.A.Vaddoria, I. J. Golani andY. A. Kavathiya
New Methods Undertaken to Increase the Productivity in Cumin (Jeera)
3
J. B. Patel and M.A.Vaddoria
Organic Seed Production: A Review with Referance to Vegetables
“Seed Quality Production, Disease a nd Quarantine”(2015) Publisher: Aavishkar Publishers Distributors, 807, Vyas Building, Chaura Rasta, Jaipur302 003 (Rajasthan).
 
4
M.A.Vaddoriaand I. J. Golani
Scientific Seed Production in Onion
5
M.A.Vaddoria,D.R.Mehtaand J. B. Patel
Flowering, Fruiting, Yield and Seed Quality as Influenced by PGRs and Stages of Spray : An Overview in Major Cucurbits
6
K. B. Asodariya and M.A.Vaddoria
Crop Production Technologies in Seed Spices
7
Y. A. Kavathiya and M.A.Vaddoria
Integrated Disease Management for Vegetable Seed Production
8
M.A.Vaddoriaand
Ganesh Kulkarni
 Chapter 9: Onion
Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops Vol. 6 
Publisher: Daya and Astral Publications
9
M. A. Vaddoria and
J. B. Patel
Overview of Seed, Seed Classes, Seed Production Principles and Variety Release Procedure
Seed Technology: Progress and Recent Advances
Publisher: New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi
10
J. B. Patel and
M. A. Vaddoria
Indian Seed Sector
11
M. A. Vaddoria, J. B. Patel and Jyoti Sondarva
Seed Germination
12
M. A. Vaddoria, J. B. Pateland D. R. Mehta
Seed Vigour Testing
13
J. B. Patel,M. A. Vaddoriaand V. J. Bhatiya
Seed Certification
14
J. B. Patel and
M. A. Vaddoria
Hybrid Seed Production
15
M. A. Vaddoriaand
 J. B. Patel
Advances in Seed Coating and Pelleting
16
M. A. Vaddoriaand
J. B. Patel
Advances in Seed Hardening
17
J. B. Patel, C. A. Babariya and M. A. Vaddoria
DUS Testing and Registration of Plant Varieties under PPV & FR Act
18
J. B. Patel and
M. A. Vaddoria
Seed Legislation and Intellectual Property Rights
 
19
M. A. Vaddoriaand
 J. B. Patel
Organic Seed Production
20
G. U. Kulkarni,
D. R. Mehta,J. B. Patel and M. A. Vaddoria
Synthetic  Seed
 
21
J. B. Patel, V. J. Bhatiyaand M. A. Vaddoria
Commonly Used Terminology of Seed Science and Technology
Medicinal Plants informations :
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RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
SN
Particular
Number of publication during
Last Five Years
(2012-13 to 2017-18)
1.
National/International Journal
                    6.0 and above
                    4.0-6.0
                    < 4.0
                    100
 01
 38
 61
2.
Books Published/Book Chapter
01
3.
Practical Manuals Published
15
4.
Folders/Booklets
09
5.
TV/Radio talk
10
6.
Popular Articles
06
List of publication during 2017-18 :

Research Papers published in National Journal

Sr. No.
Title of Paper
NAAS Rating
1.
Babariya, C. A., Dhaduk, L. K., Sapovadiya, M. H. and Mungra, K. S. (2017). Genetic architecture of seed yield and contributing characters in cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L). Walp.]. Indian Journal of Ecology. 44 (1): 136-139.
4.96
2.
Chandel, K.K., Patel, N.B., Sharma, L.K. and Suresh Gali (2017). Genetic variability, correlation coefficient and path analysis for yield and yield attributing characters in soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill). Green Farming 3: 547-551.
4.38
3.
Jignesh Kadiyara and Kulkarni, G. U (2017) Stability analysis for yield and its attributing traits in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Multilogic in Science 7 (14):196-199.
5.20
4.
Nautiyal, P. C., Ganesh Kulkarni., Singh, A. L., Basu,  M. S. (2017)Evaluation of water-deficit stress tolerance in Bambara groundnut landraces for cultivation in sub-tropical environments in India Ind. J. Plant Physiol.DOI 10.1007/s40502-017-0296-x.
5.18
5.
Pathak, A. R., Pithia, M. S., Javia, R. M. and Mehta, D. R. (2017). Challenges and options for meeting the need of pulses –A review. Agricultural Review, 38 (2):103-111.
4.37
6.
Rathod, V.B., Mehta, D.R. and Solanki, H.V. (2017). Genetic variability and divergence for oil content and yield attributes in Indian mustard [Brissica juncea (L.) Czern & Coss]. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 6(5): 1507-1509.
5.21
7.
Solanki, H.V.,Mehta, D.R., Madariya, R. B., Rathod, V.B. and Odedra, R. K. (2017). Genetics of oil content in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry  6(5): 2605-2610.
5.21
8.
 Yusufzai, Sana A., Pithia, M.S., Raval, Lata J. and Vora, Zarna N. (2017). Selection indices in F2 generation of mungbean (Vigna radiata  L.) Wilczek). Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 8(2): 626-628.
4.97
9.
Ramani P.S., Vaddoria M.A., Mehta D.R. and Ukani J.D. (2017). Combining ability and gene action for fruit yield and its attributes in brinjal (Solanum melongena L.). Indian J Agric Res. 51(6): 606
4.86
10.
C. P. Chetariya and M. A. Vaddoria (2017) Genetic divergence analysis in bottle gourd [ Lagenaria siceria (Mol.)]. J Appl. Nat. Sci., 9(4):1949-1953
4.86
11.
Y.A.Kavathiya, R.L.Kalsaria, J.D.Talavia and M. A. Vaddoria (2017) Management of Black Rot Caused by Xanthomonas compestris (Pammel) Dowson in Cabbage. Pestology, XLI(10):27-29
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Research Papers published in International Journal

Sr. No.
Title of Paper
NAAS Rating
1.
Chauhan Shital A.; Patel, N. B.; Mehta, D. R.; Patel, J. B.; Zala, Ishita, M. And Vaja, A. D. (2017). Effect of plant growth regulators on seed yield and its parameters in tomato (Solanum melongena L.). Int. J. Agric. Sci., 9(8): 3906-3909.
4.82
2.
Raval, Lata J., Pithia, M. S., Mehta, D. R. and Ribadiya, A. H. (2017). Estimation of inter-generation parameters in various selection procedures in desi chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Crosses.  Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 5 (2): 536-540.
4.74
3.
Yusufzai, Sana A., Pithia, M.S., Raval, Lata J. and Vora, Zarna N. (2017). Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance for seed yield and its components in F2 generations of mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek).Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 5 (2): 532-535.
4.74
4.
Paneliya M.R., Mehta D.R. Jalu R.K. and Chetariya C.P. (2017). Correlation and path coefficient analysis in desi chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Int J. Pure App. Biosci. 5(4): 425-432. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5024.
4.74
5.
Paneliya M.R., Mehta D.R. Raval Lata and Jalu R.K. (2017). Variability and heritability in selection schemes of desi chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 5 (4): 404
4.74
6.
Paneliya M. R., Mehta D. R., Lata J. Raval and Patel, C. K. (2017). Relationship between yield and yield contributing characters in F5 population of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L..) International Journal of Development Research, 7(11): 16547
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Research Papers published in Seminar/ Symposium/ Workshop/ Conference etc. at National level:

1.
 
Ramesh Kumar and Mehta D. R. (2017). Seed quality traits prediction with accuracy in Brassica using genomics. In: International Seminar on Oilseed Brissica organized by State Institute of Agril. Management, Jaipur and ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research Bharatpur during 23-27 February, 2017.
-
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES :
  1. Radio talks, TV Programmes by Faculties on Medicinal plants cultivation, marketing, vegetable cultivation, plant tissue culture, etc.
  2. Participation in Agricultural Fairs, Krushi Mahotsav.
  3. Establishment of Medicinal Plant blocks viz., Dhanvantari vatika, Sanjivani Vatika at Motibaug and Paritalav, respectively.
  4. Imparted two hands on training in Tissue culture techniques (Three months duration).
  5. Organized trainings on medicinal plants cultivation, processing and marketing for farmers.
  6. Jointly organized seminars on “Bt cotton: A case study” and “Greenhouse technology”.
  7. Frequent on-farm visits to farmers field for the solution of agricultural problems.
ORGANIZATION OF WORKSHOP AND SEMINAR:
  1. Two workshops on “Issues Relating to Medicinal Plant Cultivation, Processing and Marketing” was organized on Feb, 5-6, 2010 and March, 5, 2013.
  2. A one day seminar on “Agricultural Biotechnology” on 20th March 2012.

Seminar to be delivered by the P. G. Students Group-IV (Genetics and Plant Breeding and Seed Science & Technology), COA, JAU., Junagadh during 2018-19

Sr.
Name of Student
Reg. No.
Name of Major of Guide
Title of Seminar
1
Jadav Sangeetaben V.
2010117051
Dr. V. N. Gohil
Breeding for water logging tolerance in sesame
2
Ajay Kumar Rawat
2010117002
Dr. L. K. Sharma
Photoregulation of seed germination
3
Bhut Nirvisha
2010117018
Dr. B.A Monpara
Potential of wild species for genetic improvement in pigeon pea
4
Dela Gulam Mohammad J.
2010117029
Dr. L. K. Sharma
Breeding for drought tolerance in sesame
5
Nikunj Parmar
2010117079
Dr. V.H. Kachhadia
Reverse breeding : A novel approach for crop improvement
6
Hirpara Amita B.
2010117048
Dr. M. H. Sapovadiya
Synthetic seed: Production and its application in agriculture
7
Hetalben Ramani
2010117045
Dr. K. L. Dobariya
Marker assisted selection for groundnut improvement
8
Virani Hetvi B.
2010117135
Dr. R.B. Madariya
Breeding for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in castor
9
Pithiya Divyesh J.
2010117104
Dr. A. S. Jethava
Genetic Improvement in Okra
10
Dobariya Binita G.
2010117033
Dr. A. G. Pansuriya
Development of double haploids in cereals through anther culture
11
Gajera Kishan P.
2010117039
Dr. M. A. Vaddoria
Breeding tomato for high temperature tolerance in era of climate change
12
Patel Disha Sanjaykumar
2010117090
Dr. J. B. Patel
Chemical hybridizing agent (CHA): A tool for hybrid seed production
13
Paghdar Priyank J.
2010117081
Dr. J.H. Vachhani
Breeding for nematode resistance in important solanaceous vegetable crops
14
Babariya Purvisha Arvindbhai
2010117008
Dr. M. H. Sapovadiya
Ways and Means of using micronutrient with seeds
15
Patel Krinaben Natvarbhai
2010117097
Dr. K .K. Dhedhi
Breeding for forage sorghum and its quality
16
Chuhan Kinnari P.
2010117026
Dr. C.A . Babariya
Advances in seed quality evaluation technologies
17
Bharadava Archana V.
2010117017
Dr. K.H. Dabhi
Genetic study of distortaion Mosaic virus in bitter gourd and other important cucurbits
18
Solanki Sonali M.
2010117128
Dr. S.B.Chaudhari
Ideotype Breeding for Cereal crops
19
Patel Hetal  V.
2010117092
Dr. Lata J. Raval
Breeding for biological nitrogen fixation in legumes
20
Patel Aneri V.
2010117089
Dr. L.K. Dhaduk
Babycorn breeding : A wonderful vegetable
21
Pithiya Kuldipkumar R.
2010117105
Dr. R. M. Javia
Biotic stress tolerance in pulses crop
22
Jay Khaniya
2010117052
Dr. M. M. Talpada
Breeding for quality traits in minor millets
23
Piprotar Pratik Vijaybhai
2010117103
Dr. C.A . Babariya
Seed Processing and storage options for sustainability of seed supply system
24
Bamji Rukshar
2010117009
Dr. M.S. Pithia
Pre breeding for diversification of primary gene pool and genetic enhancement of chickpea
25
Raju Shadambi
2010117109
Dr. M.H. Sapovadiya
Development and status of transgenic Mustard in India
26
G.P.Karthikeyai  Reddy S.
2010117036
Dr. C.A. Babariya
Next generation Plant breeding for enhancing productivity of field crops.
27
D. Dinesh Verma
2010117028
Dr. L.L.Jivani
Heterosis and Genetic architecture in cowpea
28
Movaliya Hardik M.
1010117011
Dr. V.P. Chovatia
Molecular mechanism of heterosis
29
Bipasha Dutta
2010117022
Dr. D.R. Mehta
Allele mining :An advanced technique of crop improvement
30
Lakesh Muduli
2010117068
Dr. R. S. Tomar
MAGIC Population: Development and Application
31
Chovatiya Sanketkumar J.
2010117027
Dr. K. D. Mungra
Breeding for biofortification in pearl millet
32
Patel Khusbhubahen P.
2010117096
Dr. Rajiv kumar
Postzygotic barrier in plants
33
Pansuriya Yashkumar A.
2010117084
Dr. M. G. Valu
Present prospective of hybrid seed production using male sterility in cotton
34
Arpitaben Baria
2010117005
Dr. V. R. Akbari
Breeding for quality traits in soybean
35
Vaghasiya Khusbu P.
2010117131
Dr. G. U. Kulkarni
Effect of hermetic storage conditions and seed quality
36
Vijay Damor
2010117133
Dr. S.B. Chaudhari
Breeding for fibre quality parameters  in cotton
37
Ghadage Nitin C.
2010117041
Dr. G. U. Kulkarni
Gene Pyramiding: A technique to improve resistance