DEPARTMENT OF SEED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Head of the Department Dr. C.L Maurya
 
The department of Seed Science and Technology was established in the year, 1984 with the name seed technology and renamed in the present name in the year (2002). Prior to this it was a State Seed Testing laboratory of Govt. of U.P. established in 1963 and working under the administrative control of the Economic Botanist (Rabi cereal), Kanpur. This laboratory was rendering custom services for testing of seed for purity, germination, moisture, seed health and varietal identification through electrophoresis and other chemicals.
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Dr. (Prof.) Poonam Singh/span>
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01-07-1958
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Professor and Dean, College of Agriculture
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College of Agriculture
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Dr. C. L. Maurya
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05-01-1966
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Professor/Head of Department
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Seed Science & Technology
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Prof. A.L. JATAV
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07-01-1962
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Professor
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Agriculture College
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Dr. C.B. SinghGangwar
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30.6.1965
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Asstt. Professor
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Objectives :
1.
Imparting the quality education to prepare students of B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons, B.Sc. ( Forestry), M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. degree in Seed Science and Technology having diversified personality to cope the modern challenges.
2.
To conducting research on Seed Production, Seed Certification, Seed Physiology, Storage and Testing, Seed Pathology, Seed Entomology, Seed Processing and Seed marketing of different field crops for improving their productivity.
Education:
The department imparts teaching at the B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons., B.Sc.(Forestry), M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D. level programmes. At Master level 6 and Ph.D. level 2 students are admitted every year. At U.G. level teaching imparted for three courses of B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. and one course of B.Sc. (Forestry). Besides teaching, the M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. students are also being guided by the competent faculty of the department for the thesis research programmes.
Courses offered by the Department :
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U.G. Courses :-
B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons : 6 credits
S. No. Course No. Course Credit hrs. Semester
1. SST-101 Principal of Seed Technology 3 (2+1) II
2. AE x 401 Rawe VII
3. AEL- 401 Seed Production Technology VIII
B.Sc. (Forestry) : 2 credits
1. FBT-201 Tree Seed Technology 2 (1+1) III
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Major courses : M.Sc. (Ag.)
(a) Core courses :- 23 credits
S. No. Course No. Course Credit hrs. Semester
1. SST-501 Floral biology, Seed development and maturation 2 (1+1) I
2. SST-502 Principles of Seed Production 2 (2+0) I
3. SST-503 Seed Production in field crops 3 (2+1) II
4. SST-504 Seed production in vegetables 3 (2+1) III
5. SST-506 Seed legislation and certification 3 (2+1) I
6. SST-507 Seed Processing and storage 3 (2+1) IV
7. SST-508 Seed quality testing 3 (2+1) II
8. SST-509 Seed Physiology 3 (2+1) III
9. SST-600 Seminar 1 (1+0) II
(b) Optional courses : 16 credits
S. No. Course No. Course Credit hrs. Semester
1. STAT-512 Experimental designs 3 (2+1) I
2. GPB-503 Principles of Plant Breeding 3 (2+1) II
3. PPY-504 Hormonal regulation of plants and development 3 (2+1) II
4. Pl.Path-520 Plant quarantine 2 (2+0) III
5. ENT-510 Principles of integrated pest management. 2 (1+1) III
Total – 39 credits
(c) SST-600 Thesis : 20 credits
Grand Total = 59 credits
Ph.D. Courses :
(a) Majour courses : 16 credits
S. No. Course No. Course Credit hrs. Semester
1. SST-601 Seed Production 4 (3+1) I
2. SST-602 Seed Production in forage and pasture crops 2 (1+1) I
3. SST-603 Seed quality control and seed movement 2 (2+0) II
4. SST-604 Seed Senescence 2 (2+0) II
5. SST-605 Advance in Post-harvest management of seeds 3 (2+1) III
6. SST-606 Management of seed production organizations. 2 (2+0) III
7. SST-607 Seminar 1 (1+0) IV
(b) Supporting courses : 10 credits
S. No. Course No. Course Credit hrs. Semester
1. AES-609 Advanced statistics 3 (2+1) II
2. Other courses from any two departments : 7 credits
Total : 26 credits
(c) SST-700 Thesis : 45 credits
Grand Total : 71 credits
Research :
Two Adhoc Project completed successfully during (2001-04)
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Technology generation for optimization of sieve sizes for lhigh recovery of quality seed in cereals, pulses and Oilseeds during processing funding agency NATP, PI, Dr. C.L. Maurya.
2.
Studies on longevity of sunflower genotypes in different combination of moisture, humidity and temperature funding agency NATP, PI. Dr. Poonam Singh.
Two Research Scheme running
1.
NSP (National Seed Project, STR), ICAR 75:25%.
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DUS Testing of Linseed, mustard and wheat funding agency PPV & FRA 100%.(Nodal Officer Dr. C. P. Sachan)
Publication :
1.
Research Paper – More than 150 Research papers have been published in National and International Journals by faculty and students.
2.
Popular Article – More than 75 popular articles have been published in Hindi & English magazines by Scientists and students.
Extension –
Farmers, extension workers, seed producers and farm superintendents visit regularly for receiving latest knowledge on various aspects related to seeds. Teachers/Scientist actively participate in Kisan Goshthies, Kisan mela, Krishak helpline, (ATIC) where farmers are actively involved to know the recent technique to produce quality seeds and practical methods of seed production, processing and storage. The various training programes are organized time to time for near by village’s’ farmers.
Custum Testing –
Departmental lab of Seed Testing rendering the services of seed    quality testing like physical purity, germination, vibility vigor, seed health and seed moisture.
Important facilities available in the department
The department has an excellent facility for teaching of various courses in Seed Science and Technology as required in U.G. and P.G. degree programme.
1. Experimentation :
Excellent facilities for thesis , research work for the students are also available in all the major disciplines of Seed Science & Technology.
2. Laboratory :
There are four well equipped laboratory in the department (Physical Purity, Germination, M.Sc., Ph.D. and Pathology Labs.) for practical, teaching and research work of students.
3. DUS Test Block :
There are DUS test field block are available for research work of M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. students.
4. Seminar- cum-conference Room :
There is one seminar-cum-conference room in the department for conducting the seminars of the students, meeting and other scientific conference.
5. Krishak Shabhagar :
There are one farmer’s training centre in the department for conducting 50 farmers training in quality seed production and other related fields of Seed Science & Technology.
6. Computer facilities :
The department has a Computer room with internet facilities. Lap top, Computer with LCD projector are also being provided in the department for effective teaching of PG students and presenting seminars. One T.V. set for running the Audio and Video cassettes of the subject matter is also available.
7. Department Library facility :
The department has a very good collection of Latest books, journals and Thesis (M.Sc Ag. and Ph.D.). Books, journals and thesis are issued on loan basis to the students and teachers for abreacting their scientific knowledge.
Future Thrust :
  • Regular course curriculum updating on the recommendation of ICAR.
  • Encouraging students for participation in seminar/Symosia/Conference/training etc. to keep abreast their technical knowledge.
  • Advising students for improving their writing and communication skills.
  • Enhancing students knowledge by arranging educational tours for M.Sc. (Ag.) students to different Institutes and Agriculture Universities.
  • Motivating self learning among the PG students.
Faculty :
S. No. Name Designation Qualification e-mail Mobile Phones.
1. Dr. C.P. Sachan Professor Ph.D. dr cpsachan@ gmail.com 9415491930
2. Dr. Poonam Singh Professor Ph.D. psingh 08 @ rediffmail. com 9415127677
     3 Dr. Ashrfi Lal Professor Ph.D.  9452527898
4. Dr. C.B. Singh Seed Analyst/Asstt. Professor/A.S.R.O. Ph.D. 9450935223
5. Sri R.A. Katiyar Asstt. Professor/A.S.R.O. M.Sc. (Ag.) 9451284283
6. Dr. P.K. Katiyar Technical Assistant Ph.D. 9451284283
Shining stars of the Department
S. No. Name Compleleted M.Sc. (Ag.) Position held/Achievement
1. Pankaj Kumar Pandey 1986 P.P.S (U.P.)
2. I. M. Pandey 1986 I.F.S. Ambesdor in China
3. C.B. Singh Gangwar 1986 Asstt. Professor CSAU, Kanpur
4. A. K. Dubey 1986 S.S.C.I. UPSCA, Kanpur
5. N. B. Tewari 1987 ASPO. U.P. Seed Corporation
6. V. K. Dubey 1987 ASPO, U.P. Seed Corporation
7. S.L. Bajpai 1987 Area Manager, N.S.C.
8. Ram 1987 Dy. Directo U.P. (Ag.)
9. N.P. Singh 1987 Ag. Officer Bank of India
10. Puran chand Bhatt 1988 I.T.S.
11. Darmendra  Kumar 1988 P.A.S., District Agri. Officer
12. Y.P. Singh 1988 P.A.S., District Agri. Officer
13. Ram Sajan Verma 1988 P.A.S., District Agri. Officer
14. Hans Raj 1988 R.C.S., Dy. Director (Ag.)
15. C.L. Maurya 1990 Asso. Professor, CSAU, Kanpur
16. Moh. Qasim 1990 P.C.S. ( J & K.)
17. V.P. Bajpai 1990 Asstt. Professor,CSAU, Kanpur
18. Raj Kumar 1991 A.R.S.
19. Tarun Kanaujia 1992 R.D.O. Bank
20. Kamta Patel 1992 Section Officer, Sectriate  Lucknow
21. Rakesh Gangwar 1992 D.O., L.I.C. (Faridabad)
22. Pawan Tewari 1992 M.O. Sungro Seed Co.
23. B.K. Kanaujia 1993 D.A.O. Health Deptt.
24. M.K. Nigam 1993 Tax. Superintendent, Kanpur
25. Birendra Prasad 1995 Asso. Professor,G.B.Plant Uni. Pant Nagar
26. V.K. Yadav 1995 P.C.S.(Ag) Uttanchal
27. Shiv Sevak 1995 I.R.S.
28. R.A. Katiyar 1996 Asstt. Professor, CSAU,Kanpur
29. Majoj Kumar 1997 Food Inspector
30. P.K. Nigam 1998 Asstt.Professor,CSAU, Kanpur
31. Virendra Singh 1998 Asstt. Prof. C.C. Degree College Safai
32. Paltoo Ram 1999 Asstt. Professor,CSAU, Kanpur
33. Ram Phal 2001 S.I., U.P. Police
34. Kr. J.B. Singh 2002 M.M. Pro Agro Seed
35. Mahendra Pratap Yadav 2002 N.S.R.T.C. Varanasi
36. Ashok Kumar 2003 Lecturer, Bundelkhand Uni., Jhansi
37. Manoj Kumar Singh 2003 Seed Scientist MYHCO
38. Harishkesh Kumar Singh 2003 Ministry of Information Tech., New Delhi.
39. Pankaj Kumar Singh 2003 Quality Control Manger Vibha Seed Corporation, Hydrabad
40. V.K. Mishra 2004 Agri. Officer Bank of India
41. Devi Ram 2004 Lecturer, Lalitpur
42. Neeraj Kumar Yadav 2004 Vibha Seed Company.
43. Amrendra Kumar Verma 2005 Food Corporation of India
44. Brijesh Kumar 2006 Ministry of Agri. and Cooperation , New Delhi.
45. Akhilesh Kumar 2007 Lecturer, Inter College
46. Anil Kumar 2008 Inspector, SFCI, Punjab.
47. Dharm Pal Sigh 2011 Agriculture Officer, Canara Bank
48. Divya Kumar Tripathi 2011 Community Organiser IFFCO.