Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding

Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding

The Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics was one of the constituent units of the Major department “Animal Husbandry” which included Animal Breeding & Genetics, Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. This department became an independent identity in 1950 which consisted of Genetics, Animal Breeding, A.I. and Statistics. Later on, Artificial insemination was attached with the deptt. of Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology. This department has been actively engaged in UG and PG teaching, need based research and extension activities.

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1Dr. Birendra Kumar
Assistant Professor & Head
2Dr. Ramesh Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor
2Dr. Suchit Kumar
Assistant Professor

UG Courses (VCI Syllabus)

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCr. hrs.Semester
1.AGB-111Bio-statistics and Elementary Computer Application2+1I
2.AGB-121Principles of Genetics and Population Genetics2+1II
3.AGB-211Livestock and Poultry Breeding2+1III

P.G. Courses (As per ICAR)

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredit hrs.
1AGB-601Animal Cytogenetics and Immunogenetics2+1
2AGB-602Molecular Genetics in Animal Breeding2+1
3AGB-603Population and Quantitative Genetics in Animal Breeding2+1
4AGB-604Selection Methods and Breeding Systems3+1
5AGB-605Biometrical techniques in Animal Breeding3+1
6AGB-606Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources2+0
7AGB-607Cattle and Buffalo Breeding2+1
8AGB-608Small farm animal breeding (Sheep, Goat, Swine and Rabbit)2+0
9AGB-609Poultry Breeding2+1
10AGB-610Laboratory Animal Breeding1+0
11AGB-691Master Seminar1+0
12AGB-699Master’s Research20

Ph.D. Courses :

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredit hrs.
1AGB 701Recent advances in Animal Genetics2+0
2AGB 702Recent trends in Animal Breeding2+0
3AGB 703Advances in Biometrical Genetics2+1
4AGB 704Advances in Selection Methodology2+1
5AGB 705Bioinformatics in Animal Genetics and Breeding2+0
6AGB 706Advances in Molecualr Cytogenetics2+0
7AGB 707Utilisation of Non-additive Genetic variance in Farm Animals2+1
8AGB 791Doctoral Seminar I1+0
9AGB 792Doctoral Seminar II1+0
10AGBDoctoral Research45

Research, Facilities & Infrastructure
The department has been actively engaged in need-based research programmes in agro-climatic conditions for genetic improvement of livestock and avian resources through formulation of appropriate breeding strategies including crossbreeding, grading up, selection methods and adaptability and obtained desirable results. Genetic improvement through research at molecular level has been taken up.
The department has seminar room, UG and PG labs, molecular genetics lab, IT unit.

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