The academic council approved the M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph. D programmes in Vegetable Science to be effective from 1995-96 and also approved creation of a separate department of vegetable science after bifurcation of the existing department of Horticulture in its meeting on 11.08.1994. The board of management approved the establishment of department of vegetable science in its 156th meeting held on January 31, 1995 and the department of vegetable science at the main campus came into formal existence w.e.f. January 31, 1995.
A total of 41 varieties have been released/ identified at State/ National level. More than 50 agro technoques have been standardized in different vegetable crops. Four varieties suitable for poly house cultivation (2 in Tomato and 2 in Cucumber) were released during 2011.
The department of Vegetable Science is a centre of excellence in creating, acquiring and disseminating knowledge in Vegetable Science for sustainable and productive use of the produce for the welfare of mankind/ society. The Department envisages integrating all the three functions of land grant institution viz education, research and extension service for sustainable development of Horticulture (Vegetables) and allied sectors.
The following lab equipments are available in the vegetable science department:
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