Plant breeding and genetics is a science based on genetics and cytogenetics to improve the yield, quality and performance of different existing crops as well as create new varieties to meet market requirements and consumer demands. It uses principles from a variety of sciences to improve the genetic potential of plants. The process involves combining parental plants to obtain the next generation with the best characteristics. Breeders improve plants by selecting those with the greatest potential based on performance data, pedigree, and more sophisticated genetic information. Plants are improved for food, feed, fiber, fuel, shelter, landscaping, eco-systems services and a variety of other human activities.
What can I do (Roles Available) ?
Rural Practice surveyor
Services sector jobs
Where can I work?
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Indian Forest Services Department of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Institute of Maize Research
Central Rice Research Institute
Central Potato Research Institute
Front Range Biosciences
Agriculture product shops
Attractive work environment
Opportunity to work with cutting edge genetic engineering technology
Exposure to harsh chemicals
Involving in research for years
Key Skills Required
Patience and resilience
Excellent research skills
What Should I study ?
Class XII in Science Stream - B. Sc Agriculture (Hons.) - M. Sc in specialization - Ph.D for 2-3 years/Job
Class XII in Science Stream - B.Sc (Plant Breeding & Genetics) - M.Sc (Plant Breeding & Genetics - Ph.D for 2-3 years/Job