BS Plant Breeding & Genetics

Plant breeding is the application of genetics and related sciences to improve cultivated plant species. It is used to develop new varieties of agronomic, vegetable, horticultural, and ornamental crops that better meet the needs of modern living. After completing this degree, you will have gained fundamental knowledge in plant breeding that may be applied to a range of crops including annual and perennial horticultural crops, agronomic food and feed crops, and forestry products. The duration of the course is three years and after its successful completion, they have many career options.

Core Courses

  • Crop Variety Registration and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Breeding Minor Crops
  • Fundamentals of Plant Biometry
  • Modern Techniques in Plant Breeding
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resources
  • Breeding Crops
  • Experimentation in Plant Breeding
  • Cytogenetics
  • Breeding Field Crops

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualification

Intermediate Science (Pre-Medical/Pre-Engineering) securing 50% marks i.e. 550/1100 or Intermediate (Pre-Agriculture) with CGPA 2.20

Matching Streams of Entry Test

  1. English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  2. English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Scope

Plant Breeding Employment Areas

  • Educational Institutes
  • Plant Breeding Centres
  • Genetic Engineering Firms
  • Nurseries
  • Agriculture Departments
  • Biotechnology Companies

Universities Offering BS Plant Breeding & Genetics in Pakistan

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