DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING

 

The department of Genetics and Plant Breeding was started in the year 1978 at S.V.Agricultural College, Tirupati. The department of Genetics and Plant Breeding has been mainly entrusted with the responsibility of Under-Graduate teaching and Post-Graduate teaching as well as to take up research programmes related to the improvement of crops of the Southern zone of Andhra Pradesh. This department has played a major role in creating efficient human resource in Agriculture sector and in generation of new plant germplasm material in cereals, oilseed crops, pulses and sugarcane since its inception particularly for crop improvement. The M.Sc (Ag) and Ph.D programme were started in 1982 and1994, respectively, and so far 138 M.Sc (Ag) students and 37 Ph.D students got their degrees as on 31-03-2015. This department offers 5 courses at UG level, and 16 courses for M.Sc (Ag) and Ph.D programmes. The department has separate laboratory facilities for undergraduate programme, and tissue culture and molecular biology labs for post graduate studies. In addition, facilities are available for estimation of nutritional quality of food crops in quality analysis lab. The research programmes of this department are formulated to generate breeding material in different crops viz; groundnut, pulses, sugarcane, rice, sesame, blackgram, greengram, redgram and sunflower and then to make selections for yield improvement along with resistance to pests and diseases. The student’s research work is also carried out with the collaboration of scientists of other institutions like Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Directorate of Sorghum Research, and International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics etc.

Succession list of Heads of Dept.of Genetics and Plant Breeding


S.NOName of staffPeriod
1. Dr.N.Sree Rama Reddy 1978-79
2. Dr.C.Raja Reedy 1979-81
3. Dr.P.Narasimha Reddy 1981-83
4. Dr.M.V.Reddi 1983-88
5. Dr.C.A.Jagadesh 1988-89
6. Dr.C.Raja Reedy 1989-95
7. Dr.D.Subramanyam 1995-98
8. Dr.G.Lakshmikanta Reddy 1998-03
8. Dr.K.Raja Reddy 2003-07
8. Dr.K.Hariprasad Reddy 2007-

Staff position

The sanctioned strength of the teaching staff comprises of one Professor, one Associate Professor and five Assistant Professors. The following are the staff working at present.

Dr.K.Hariprasad Reddy, Professor and Head

Dr.M.Reddisekhar, Professor

Dr.D.Mohan Reddy, Professor

Dr.Smt.M.Shanthi Priya, Assistant Professor

Smt. Srivalli Devi, Assistant Professor

Sri. B.Rupesh Kumar Reddy, Assistant Professor

1.

Name (in block letters)

:

DR.K.HARIPRASAD REDDY

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Designation

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Assistant Professor and Head

3.

Discipline/Department

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

4.

Place of work

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S.V.Agricultural College, Tirupati - 517 502

5.

Address for correspondence

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati-517 502.

Mobile No: 9490272150, 0877-2249155 Ext.311

6.

Email Address

:

khpreddy89@gmail.com, khpreddi@yahoo.co.in

1.

Name (in block letters)

:

Dr. M.REDDI SEKHAR

2.

Designation

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Professor

3.

Discipline/Department

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

4.

Place of work

:

S.V.Agricultural College, Tirupati - 517 502

5.

Address for correspondence

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Mobile No: 9490495901

6.

Email Address

:

mreddisekhar@yahoo.co.in, mreddisekhar11@gmail.com

1.

Name (in block letters)

:

Dr.D. MOHAN REEDY

2.

Designation

:

Professor

3.

Discipline/Department

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

4.

Place of work

:

S.V.Agricultural College, Tirupati - 517 502

5.

Address for correspondence

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Mobile No: 9440250493

6.

Email Address

:

dmrgene@g.mail.com 

1.

Name (in block letters)

:

Dr.Smt.M.SHANTHI PRIYA

2.

Designation

:

Professor

3.

Discipline/Department

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

4.

Place of work

:

S.V.Agricultural College, Tirupati - 517 502

5.

Address for correspondence

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Mobile No: 9494748603

6.

Email Address

:

sairishinikki@gmail.com

1.

Name (in block letters)

:

M.Sreevalli Devi

2.

Designation

:

Assistant Professor

3.

Discipline/Department

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

4.

Place of work

:

S.V.Agricultural College, Tirupati - 517 502

5.

Address for correspondence

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Mobile No: 9494366023

6.

Email Address

:

srivalli.devi@yahoo.in

1.

Name (in block letters)

:

B.RUPESH KUMAR REDDY

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Designation

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Assistant Professor

3.

Discipline/Department

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

4.

Place of work

:

S.V.Agricultural College, Tirupati - 517 502

5.

Address for correspondence

:

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Mobile No: 94402 13060

6.

Email Address

:

priyarupesh99@gmail.com

1.

Name (in block letters)

:

Smt.D.Bharathi

2.

Designation

:

Assistant Professor

3.

Discipline/Department

:

Seed Science Technology

4.

Place of work

:

S.V.Agricultural College, Tirupati - 517 502

5.

Address for correspondence

:

Seed Science Technology

S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati-517 502.

Mobile No: 9701317333

6.

Email Address

:

bharatisst@rediffmail.com