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Unformatted text preview: U N ' .I-1M T C T A .R Publication Mo.ICAR/ED|AJ/Pub. 15/5-2OO1 CURRICULA AND SYLLABI FOR MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN BASIC SCIENCES AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, AND CROP PHYSIOLOGY ACCREDITATION BOARD SECRETARIAT EDUCATION DIVISION INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH KRISH1 ANUSANDHAN BHAWAN-II, PUBA, N E W D E L H I-1 1 O 0 1 2 CURRICULA AND SYLLABI FOR MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN BASIC SCIENCES AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, AND CROP PHYSIOLOGY ACCREDITATION BOARD SECRETARIAT EDUCATION DIVISION INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH KRISHI ANUSANDHAN BHAWAN-II, PUSA, NEW DELHI -110012 Publication No. ICAR/Ed.(A)Pub.15/5-2001 PRINTED : DECEMBER 2001 DIRECTOR (DIPA) : ARVIND CHAKRAVARTY CHIEF PRODUCTION OFFICER : V K BHARTI TECHNICAL OFFICER : ASHOK SHASTRI Published by Shri Arvind Ohakravarty, Director, Directorate of Information and Publications of Agriculture, Krishi Anusai han Br avan, Pusa, New Delhi, Laser typeset at M/s. HD Computer Craft, EA-1/75, Inderpuri Main Market, New Delhi 110,012 and Printed at M/s. Vinayak Press, B- 177/1, Phase-l, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi-20 PREFACE Agricultural education in the broad sense covers all human endeavors in the acquisition, transmission and absorption of knowledge for the better means and understanding of the processes which lead to the scientific farming. Though the present educational system produces graduates with the best knowledge of sciences, the desired emphasis is lacking for the development of skills, attitude, which needs strengthening. Quality manpower alone would compete in the international market. Therefore, it is imperative that our education should be skill as well as commercial oriented, and satisfying the current market demands. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the apex body for the agricultural education is very keen in improving the agricultural education. It has taken several initiatives in improving the agricultural education under the leadership of Dr S.L. Mehta, Deputy Director General (Education) with full support and guidance from Dr R.S. Paroda, Director General, ICAR, New Delhi. As part of the activity, Accreditation Board was constituted to improve and sustain the quality of education in SAUs. National level Third Deans' Committee constituted for reviewing the agricultural education, had recommended constitution of committees for restructuring of PG Programs in Agricultural Sciences. Accordingly, the ICAR constituted 16 Broad Subject Matter Committees (BSMCs) for various subjects, one being in Basic Sciences. Dr S. Kannaiyan, V.C., Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore was nominated as Coordinator for BSMC in Basic Sciences covering Agricultural Microbiology, Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Plant Physiology. Other members of BSMC were Dr R.P. Sharma, Dr M.L. Lodha, Dr K.V.B.R. Tilak, Dr B.S. Parmar and Dr N. Sethunathan,Dr M....
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