Agricultural Botany Infrastructure
Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory : The plant tissue culture laboratory was established in 1998-99 in this section within the available accommodation by making minor alterations. Since that time this lab is being utilized for conducting practicals of UG course BOT-356 (Principles of Plant Biotechnology) offered to V Semester of B.Sc. (Agri.) degree programme and PG courses MBB-501 (Principles of Biotechnology) as well as MBB-504 (Plant Tissue Culture and Genetic Transformation). Under the National Horticulture Mission (NHM), project proposal of Agril. Botany Section for “Rehabilitation of Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory” has been sanctioned. Accordingly grant of Rs. 8.0 lac has been utilized for purchase of Three tire Illuminated Rotary Shaker amounting to Rs. 3,93,593/- and erection of fan and pad type poly house on an area of 205m2 amounting to Rs. 4,06,140/-. The plant tissue culture laboratory is equipped with instruments like Photoperiodic Culture Racks (Steelmet Make), Laminar air flow cabinet, Rotary shaker, Air conditioners, Autoclave, Electrophoresis System with Power Supply, High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge, Deep Freeze, Gel Documentation System, Humidifier etc.
Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding Laboratory : This lab is being utilized for conducting practical’s of UG courses viz., GPB-121 (Fundamentals of Genetics), GPB-232 (Fundamentals of Plant Breeding), and PG courses GP-501(Principles of Genetics), GP-502 (Principles of Cytogenetics, GP-503 (Principles of Plant Breeding), GP-508 (Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics). The Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding Laboratory is equipped with instruments like Trinocular Microscope with Digital Camera Leica Model DM 2000 (Leica DFC 280 (R2) including sufficient number of simple microscopes Stereoscope Binocular etc.
Crop Physiology Laboratory : This lab is being utilized for conducting practical’s of UG course BOT-121 (Fundamentals of Crop Physiology). Laboratory is well equipped with instruments like 1) Portable Leaf Area Meter (Biovis PSM make) (Image analysis system for plant science), 2) Portable Photosynthesis System (LI-6400) 3) Line Quantum Sensors with Data Logger (LI-191SA) 4) Spectrophotometer 5) Hot air oven.
Seed Technology and Environmental Science Laboratory : This lab is being utilized for conducting practicals of UG course GPB-243 (Principles of Seed Technology) as well as for testing of seed germination of entire region. Seed Counter (Indosan make Model 6708), Nsw chaltan seed germinater , Agrosaw seed blower, Osaw digital moisture meter, Agrosaw seed grader, Purity work board, Digital dissolved oxygen meter & Programmable sound meter.