Indore: Bowing to the demands of students, Government Holkar Science College – the biggest science college in the state – has decided to introduce MSc (Seed Technology) course from session 2021-22.
“Plans are afoot to launch the course from this year itself. We have got permission also from the department of higher education to accept admission in MSc (Seed Technology) course,” said principal Dr Suresh Silawat.
Seed is the fundamental necessity for the germination of a plant or crop. Improper seed selection or nurturing can result in crop failure and economic losses. Hence it becomes important that scientific principles and methodologies are incorporated throughout seed selection, sowing, and nurturing.
“Seed technology is a specialised branch of agricultural sciences which focuses on the study of structure and development of seeds from the moment of fertilisation of the egg cell to the emergence of a new plant from the seed,” Silawat said.
Thus, the course provides a scientific and technological touch to the study of seed-related aspects which is located at the core of plant and crop growth.
“MSc (Seed Technology) course is oriented in a manner so as to develop an academic base through semester-wise theoretical examination while developing the practical skills through lab modules, experiments, and research,” Silawat said.
The college is also going to start BSc (Physics-Hons) course from session 2021-22.