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Animal Genetics & Breeding

Deaprtment of Animal Genetics & Breeding

        Department was established in
the year 1952 and there after, MVSc and PhD programmes were started in
the years 1956 and 1962, respectively. Since inception, Department has
executed several research projects. The Non-Plan schemes of U.P. State
Govt. are Artificial Insemination Scheme, Heritability of Economic
Characters of Cattle and Buffaloes, Statistical Study of Livestock
Production, Management and Intensification of Research in Animal
Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Scheme for Progeny Testing of
Hariana and Murrah bulls for Genetic Improvement of Cattle and
Buffaloes in U.P. and Poultry Research Scheme at Chakgangaria,
Lucknow.

    ICAR and U.P. State Govt also
funded some other research schemes from time to time. Salient among
them were All India Coordinated Research Project on Poultry for Eggs,
Reciprocal Recurrent Selection in Poultry, Characterization and
Conservation of Bhadawari buffalo and Conservation and multiplication
of Bhadawari buffalo through Cryo-preservation of semen.

    Based on Progeny Testing
Scheme, selected superior Hariana and Murrah bulls were supplied to
Animal Husbandry Department which played significant role in
increasing milk production in the State. A new semen dilutor (named as
D2) was evolved for the preservation of Hariana and Murrah semen. The
level of exotic inheritance in crossbreds for their adaptability in
Indian conditions was proposed as 62.5% in 1958, which was recognized
all over the country. Under the AICRP and ICAR research schemes on
poultry for eggs, three strains of White Leghorn were reported to be
suitable in this agro-climatic condition.

        Under crossbreeding scheme of
U.P. State, HFx Hariana crossbred cows produced at Dairy Farm were
supplied in the surrounding villages to increase milk production.
Under NATP on “Characterization and Conservation of Bhadawari
Buffalo”, twenty-six bull calves were selected and maintained in the
department. After observing the semen quality, frozen semen was
supplied to Semen Bank of NBAGR, Karnal and 24 bulls were supplied to
the Department of Animal Husbandry for the conservation of Bhadawari
buffaloes in its native tract.

   Biostatistics and Computer Application Section of
the Department takes care of teaching of all the courses and also
assist and guide postgraduate students in research data analysis.
Periodically, depending on the requirement, Computer Literacy
Programmes for University and wards of weaker section of the employees
are also arranged from time to time.

Thrust Area of the Department:

1.   Imparting high
quality education in the subject of Animal Genetics and Breeding.

2.
Undertaking basic and applied research in the field of Population
Genetics, Conservation and Molecular Genetics.

Courses
undertaken by the Department:

1.U.G.
Courses (As per New VCI curriculum)

Course Title

Course No.

Credit Hours

Biostatistics & Computer Application

AGB-111

2+1

Principles of Animal Genetics and Population Genetics

AGB-121

2+1

Livestock & Poultry Breeding

AGB-211

2+1

 

2. M.V.Sc. Courses

                            Course
Title

Course No.

Credit Hrs

Animal Cytogenetics and Immunogenetics

AGB601

2+1

Molecular Genetics in Animal Breeding

AGB602

2+1

Population and Quantitative Genetics in Animal Breeding

AGB603

2+1

Selection Methods and Breeding Systems

AGB-604

3+1

Biometrical Techniques in Animal Breeding

AGB-605

3+1

Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources

AGB-606

2+0

Cattle and Buffalo Breeding

AGB607

2+1

Small Farm Animal Breeding

AGB-608

2+0

Poultry Breeding

AGB-609

2+1

Laboratory Animal Breeding

AGB610

1+0

Master’s Seminar

AGB-691

1+0

 

3. Other Courses offered
by the Department for PG and PhD Programmes

                            Course
Title

Course No.

Credit Hrs

Experimental Design

BST-512

2+1

Sampling Techniques

BST-513

2+1

Statistical Methods for Applied Sciences

BST-511

3+1

Mathematical
Methods for Applied Sciences

BST-501

2+0

Intellectual Property Right and Management in Agriculture

PGS-503

1+0

 

4. PhD Courses

                            Course
Title

Course No.

Credit Hrs

Recent Advances In Animal Genetics

AGB-701

2+0

Recent Trends In Animal Breeding

AGB-702

2+0

Advances In Biometrical Genetics

AGB-703

2+1

Advances In Selection Methodology

AGB-704

2+1

Bioinformatics In Animal Genetics And Breeding

AGB-705

2+0

Advances In Molecular Cytogenetics

AGB-706

2+0

Utilization Of Non-Additive Genetic Variance In Farm
Animals

AGB-707

2+1

Doctoral Seminar –I

AGB-791

1+0

Doctoral Seminar –II

AGB-792

1+0

5. M.Sc. Biotechnology
Courses taught by the Department

                            Course
Title

Course No.

Credit Hrs

Concepts and Methods in Molecular Biology

BT-102

1 + 1

Molecular Genetics

BT-201

2 + 1

Statistical Techniques

BT-205

1 + 1

 

Manuals
Prepared by the Department:

1. Biostatistics
& Computer Application (AGB-111) NEW VCI

2.
Principles of Animal Genetics and Population Genetics (AGB-121) NEW VCI

3.
Livestock & Poultry Breeding (AGB-211) NEW VCI

4.
Concepts and Methods in Molecular Biology (BT-102)

5.
Molecular Genetics (BT-201)

6.
Statistical Techniques (BT-205)

Research Projects:

S. No.

Title of the project

PI

 

Funding source

Budget (Lacs)

1

Conservation and Genetic Improvement of Muzaffarnagari Sheep for
Multiplication of Superior germplasm

Dr. Deepak Sharma

Dr. Madhu Tiwari

Depart. of A.H., Dairying and
Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI

79.66

2

Association between polymorphisms of Interleukin-2 (IL-2) and
Signal transducers & activators of transcription 5 A (STAT5A)
genes with milk production traits in Sahiwal and Hariana cattle

Dr. S.P. Singh

Dr. Deepak Sharma

Dr. Madhu Tiwari

Mr. Rakesh Goel

University Funded

2.10

3

Association between polymorphisms of Solute carrier 27A1 (SLC27A1) genes
with milk production traits in Sahiwal and Hariana cattle

Dr. Madhu Tiwari

Dr. S.P. Singh

Dr. Deepak Sharma

Mr. Rakesh Goel

University Funded

1.45

Faculty Members

Name

Designation Qualification Email Contact No. View
Sri.Rakesh
Goel
Assistant Professor MPhil goelrakesh21@live.in +919358702809
Dr.Satyendra
Pal Singh
Assistant Professor PhD satsinpal21@gmail.com +919927536875
Dr.Madhu
Tiwari
Assistant Professor PhD drmtiwari110978@yahoo.co.in +919412120680
Dr.Deepak
Sharma
Assistant Professor PhD drdeepakivri@gmail.com +919837325578
Dr.Vijay
Kumar
Assistant Professor PhD jaisvet@gmail.com +917351714010