அதியமான் வேளாண்மைக் கல்லூரி மற்றும் ஆராய்ச்சி
Adhiyamaan College of Agriculture and Research

Affiliated to TamilNadu Agricultural University ( Affiliation No.E1/A.E.R.I/02711/2016 )
Shoolagiri to Berigai Road, Athimugam Village, Krishnagiri District 635105.


Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding

      Since the dawn of civilization, man has tamed the wild to meet his ends; not just animals but plants as well. And practically that was the point of time from where the practice of breeding started.

    The department of Genetics and Plant Breeding was started in Adhiyamaan College of Agriculture and Research, Athimugam in 2016. The college is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore with triple mandates of Education, Research and Extension.  Plant Breeding provides the seeds of new high-yielding cultivars, which often include other desired traits that increase farming profitability and sustainability. Genetics made plant breeding a science-based approach for crop improvement that continues evolving due to increasing knowledge. Conventional cross breeding methods are now used along with tools ensuing from advances in omics and genetic engineering. The Department has equipped laboratory / field labs, bio visual charts with adequate equipment’s to carry out both fundamental and applied research and provide options for undergraduate students to get adequate exposure in advanced molecular biological techniques.


  • Offering courses on Genetics, Cytogenetics, Plant breeding and Plant genetic resources for UG.
  • Characterization of germplasm accessions in Rice`.
  • Preserving the available plant genetic resources without loss of viability under controlled conditions.
  • Generating pre breeding plant genetic material by utilizing wild species and land races for quality, pest and disease resistance.
  • Applying marker assisted tools with classical approaches to introgress critical traits.
  • Seed production of some field crops viz., red gram, rice and mustard.


Hybridization in Cotton

Hybridization in Bhendi​

Breeding Exposure Visits

Courses Offered

Courses offered

Year Semester Course Code Course Title Course Credit
I I PBG 101 Introduction to Agricultural Botany (1+1)
II IV PBG 201 Fundamentals of Genetics (2+1)
III V PBG 301 Fundamentals of Plant Breeding (2+1)
V PGP 351 Plant Genetic Resources: Collection, Conservation and Utilization (1+1)
VI PBG 302 Crop Improvement (2+1)
IV VII & VIII APW 401 Students project work (0+2)


  • DUS characterization in Rice (Oryza L)
  • Screening the potential of Rice landraces for strong culm traits and quality parameters (Oryza sativa. L)
  • Evaluation of Genetic and phenotypic variability in soybean (Glycine max) for yiela and yield attributing traits.

உழுதுண்டு வாழ்வாரே வாழ்வார்மற் றெல்லாம்
தொழுதுண்டு பின்செல் பவர்.     குறள்  – 1033

பொருள்: உழவு செய்து அதனால் கிடைத்ததை உண்டு வாழ்கின்றவரே உரிமையோடு வாழ்கின்றவர்; மற்றவர் எல்லோரும் பிறரைத் தொழுது உண்டு பின் செல்கின்றவரே.