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Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics

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The University College of Agriculture (UCA) Rawalakot, one of the constituent campuses of the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir was established in 1980, now being converted to The University of Poonch. Plant Breeding and Genetics was started as a major discipline and is contributing in teaching and research since then. Since 1990 the department excelled in research with start of collaborative research project with ODA/British council UK and established best laboratory with modern facilities for molecular genetics research. The department has completed five research projects funded by HEC, PSF, ODA, MINFAL, Agri Canda/ PARC and three projects (HEC, PSF and AJK University) are on going with funding of about 15 million Pak Rupees. The department has a dedicated and well qualified staff including 3 PhDs and Post Docs in the leading frontiers of modern genetics. The research capabilities of the department have been recognized by high standard research publications nationally and internationally and two members of the staff have been awarded best researcher and best teacher awards during the past few years. Similarly, the two members of staff had been given prestigious status of PhD supervisor by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. The department has a unique status in the sense that it had the privilege of hosting one highly qualified foreign faculty professor in recent past.

Head of Department (HoD)

Muhammad Fareed Khan
PostDoc (University of Wales (UK))

+92-5824-960012 +92-5824-960004

Programmes Offered

  • Credit Hours : 18
    Duration : 3 years
    Eligibility : M.Sc. (Hons.) in Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics + GAT Subject
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  • Credit Hours : 45
    Duration : 2 years
    Eligibility : B.Sc. (Hons.) in Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics + GAT General with 50% score
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  • Credit Hours : 140
    Duration : 4 years
    Eligibility : F.Sc. Pre-Medical or equivalent with 50% marks.
    Description :

    4 years B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture, major in Plant Breeding & Molicular Genetics

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