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PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture

COURSES OFFERED

The degree programs are comprised of course work and thesis/project. All course work may preferably be completed in the first two semesters. A minimum of 35 credit Hours of course work and 10 credits hours of thesis research are required to qualify for M.Phil degree while a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work and 20 credits hours of thesis research are required to qualify for Ph.D degree. Nearly two-thirds of the credits for the course shall be in the major field of study, and one-third in the minor fields of study. The number of minimum credits under major and minor courses will either be 24 and 11 or 23 and 12, respectively. The listings of courses being offered in different departments are as under:

Department of Plant Genomics and Biotechnology (PGB)

 Major Courses                                                                                            Credit Hours

1.

PGB-701

Introduction to Bioinformatics

2(1-1)

2.

PGB-702

Molecular Biology

3(3-0)

3.

PGB-703

Genetic Engineering and its application in Agriculture

4(3-1)

4.

PGB-704

Plant Tissue Culture

4(3-1)

5.

PGB-705

Proteome and Proteomics

4(2-2)

6.

PGB-706

Techniques in Biotechnology

4(2-2)

7.

PGB-707

Recombinant DNA Technology

4(3-1)

8.

PGB-708

Biosafety-Environmental Aspects of Gene Technology

3(3-0)

9.

PGB-709

Advances in Molecular Cytogenesis

4(3-1)

10.

PGB-710

Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement

3(3-0)

11.

PGB-711

Advances in Plant Genomics and Bioinformation

3(2-1)

12.

PGB-712

Special Topics in Biotechnology

2(2-0)

13.

PGB-713

Plant-Microbe Interaction

2(2-0)

14.

PGB-714

Molecular Microbial Ecology

3(2-1)

15.

PGB-715

Molecular Virology

3(2-1)

16.

PGB-716

Molecular Biology Lab Management, Calculations and Instrumentation

4(3-1)

17.

PGB-717

Special Problem

1(1-0)

18.

PGB-718

Seminar

1(1-0)

Minor Courses

1.

GC-701

Research Philosophy and Methods

3(3-0)

2.

GC-702

Agriculture Systems, Planning and Management

3(3-0)

3.

GC-703

Statistics and Biometrics

3(3-0)

4.

GC-704

Scientific Writing

3(3-0)

 Department of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology (AGB)

Major Courses

Course #

Course title

Credit Hours

AGB-700

General Biotechnology  

3 (2-1)

AGB-701

Advances in Animal Biotechnology

3 (2-1)

AGB-702

Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics 

3 (2-1)

AGB-703

Animal Cell Culture

3 (2-1)

AGB-704

Infectious diseases for food animals

3(2-1)

AGB-705

Advances in aquaculture production system

3 (2-1)

AGB-706

Integrated Fish Farming

3 (2-1)

AGB-707

Advances in reproductive  biotechnology

3(2-1)

AGB-708

Animal Reproductive Biotechnologies

3(2-1)

AGB-709

Rumen Digestion and feed biotechnology

3 (2-1)

AGB-710

Molecular diagnostics and Vaccinology

3 (2-1)

AGB-711

Animal Molecular Genetics

3(3-0)

AGB-712

Special Topics in animal biotechnology

2(2-0)

AGB-713

Special problem

1(1-0)

ABG714

Seminar

1 (1-0)

Minor Courses

     AE-736

 Research Philosophy and Methods

3(3-0)

AE737

 Agricultural Systems, Management and Planning

3(3-0)

AE-738

 Statistics/Biometrics for Biological Scientists 

3(3-0)

AE 739 

Scientific writing 

2(2-0)

       

 Department of Applied Economics (M.Phil)

Major Courses

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

1.

AE-701

Applied Micro Economics

3(3-0)

2.

AE-702

Applied Macro Economics

3(3-0)

3.

AE-704

Econometric Methods

3(3-0)

4.

AE-706

Agricultural and Rural Development

3(3-0)

5.

AE-709

Mathematics for Economists-I

3(3-0)

6.

AE-711

Statistics for Economist

3(3-0)

7.

AE-718

International Trade: Theory and Practice

3(3-0)

8.

AE-722

Special Problem

1(1-0)

9.

AE-794

Thesis Seminar

1(1-0)

10.

AE-795

Research Thesis(Viva)

10(10-0)

Minor Courses

1.

AE-736

Research Philosophy and Methods

3(3-0)

2.

AE-737

Agricultural Systems, Management and Planning

3(3-0)

3.

AE-738

Statistics/ Biometrics(for Biological Statistics)

3(3-0)

4.

AE-739

Scientific Writing

2(3-0)

5.

AE-703

Applied Farm Economics

3(3-0)

6.

AE-716

Value Chain Analysis: Theory and Practice

3(3-0)

7.

AE-721

Monetary and Fiscal Economics: Theory and Practice

3(3-0)

8.

AE-724

Organizational Behavior

3(3-0)

9.

AE-726

Agri. Bushiness and Marketing

3(3-0)

10.

AE-727

Imaginative Economics

3(3-0)

Department of Applied Economics (Ph.D)

Major Courses

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

1.

AE-704

Econometric Methods

3(3-0)

2.

AE-707

Advance Micro Economics

3(3-0)

3.

AE-708

Advance Macro Economics

3(3-0)

4.

AE-709

Mathematics for Economists-I

3(3-0)

5.

AE-710

Mathematics for Economists-II

3(3-0)

6.

AE-713

Applied Econometrics

3(3-0)

7.

AE-714

Time Series Analysis and Forecasting

3(3-0)

8.

AE-718

International Trade: Theory and Practice

3(3-0)

9.

AE-722

Special Problem

1(1-0)

10.

AE-729

Applied Production Economics

3(3-0)

11.

A-797

Synopsis Seminar

1(1-0)

12.

AE-798

Thesis Seminar

1(1-0)

13.

AE-799

Research Thesis(Viva)

20(20-0)

Minor Courses

1.    

AE-736

Research Philosophy and Methods

3(3-0)

2.    

AE-737

Agricultural Systems, Planning and Management

3(3-0)

3.    

AE-738

Statistics/ Biometrics

3(3-0)

4.    

AE-739

Scientific Writing

3(3-0)

5.    

AE-703

Applied Farm Economics

3(3-0)

6.    

AE-706

Agricultural and Rural Development

3(3-0)

7.    

AE-716

Value Chain Analysis: Theory and Practices

3(3-0)

8.    

AE-717

Resource and Environmental Economics

3(3-0)

9.    

AE-718

International Trade: Theory and Practice

3(3-0)

10.   

AE-719

Markets and Price Analysis

3(3-0)

11.   

AE-721

Monetary and Fiscal Economics: Theory and Practice

3(3-0)

12.   

AE-725

Human Resource Management

3(3-0)

13.   

AE-726

Agri. Business and Marketing

3(3-0)

14.   

AE-727

Imaginative Economics

3(3-0)

15.   

AE-728

Project Evaluation

3(3-0)

16.   

AE-729

Applied Production Economics

3(3-0)

17. 

AE-730

Advance International Trade

3(3-0)

18. 

AE-731

Topics in Resource and Environmental Economics

3(3-0)

19. 

AE-732

Agriculture Policy Analysis

3(3-0)

         

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection (PEP)

S. No.

Course Title

Credit Hour

Compulsory  Courses - For all Disciplines

1

AE -738: Statistics/Biometrics for Biological Scientists

2 (2-0)

2

AE-740: Research Planning and Scientific Writing

3 (3-0)

Core Courses - Plant and Environmental Protection

1

PEP-701: Plant Quarantine and SPS Measures 

3 (2-1)

2

PEP-702: Ecotoxicology

3 (2-1)

3

PEP-703: Bioremediation

3 (2-1)

4

PEP-704: Environment and Its Relationship to Plant Pests 

3 (2-1)

5

PEP-705: Integrated Pest Management

3 (2-1)

6

PEP-706: Pest Biosystematics

3 (2-1)

7

PEP-707: Environment and Society

3 (3-0)

8.

PEP-708: Techniques in Molecular Biology

3 (1-2)

9.

PEP-709: Botanical Pesticides

3 (2-1)

10.

PEP-710: Pest-Host Plant Interaction

3 (3-0)

11.

PEP-711: Methods and Research Techniques in Plant and Environmental Protection

3 (1-2)

12.

PEP-712: Biological Control

3 (2-1)

Optional Courses

13.

PEP-713: Environmental Microbiology

3 (2-1)

14.

PEP-714: Plant Pathology

3 (2-1)

15.

PEP-715: Vertebrate Pests Management

3 (2-1)

16.

PEP-716: Weeds Management

3 (2-1)

17.

PEP-717: Plant Virology

3 (2-1)

18.

PEP-718: Plant Pathogenic Bacteria                            

 

3 (2-1)

19.

PEP-719:Microbial Control of Insect

3 (2-1)

20.

PEP-720:Plant Nematology

3 (2-1)

21

PEP-730:Seminar

1(1-0)

22

PEP-735: Special Problem

2 (2-0)

23

Synopses Defence

 

24

Theses Defence

 

Department of Natural Resource Management (NRM)

Major Courses                                                                                             Credit Hours

1.

NRM 701

Sustainable rangeland management

3(3-0)

2.

NRM 702

Ecological principles of natural resource management

3(3-0)

3.

NRM 703

Integrated water resource management

3(2-2)

4.

NRM 704

Integrated land use management

3(3-0)

5.

NRM 706

Biodiversity and conservation

3(3-0)

6.

NRM 707

Irrigation systems design and management

4(2-4)

7.

NRM 708

Sustainable watershed management

4(2-4)

8.

NRM 709

Physical processes in soil environment

3(3-0)

9.

NRM 710

GIS and remote sensing application in NRM

4(2-4)

10.

NRM 711

Energy conservation in agriculture

3(3-0)

11.

NRM 713

Soil salinity and brackish water management

3(3-0)

12.

NRM 714

Solar energy in agriculture

3(3-0)

13.

NRM 715

Grain drying and aeration management

3(3-0)

14.

NRM 716

Biomass and biofuels energy

3(3-0)

15.

NRM 717

Environmental soil chemistry

3(3-0)

16.

NRM 718

Sustainable soil fertility and microbial health management

3(3-0)

17.

NRM 719

Energy management in agro-processing

3(3-0)

18.

NRM 720

Hydro, wind, and geothermal energy

3(3-0)

19.

NRM 721

Farm power management

3(3-0)

20.

NRM 722

Solar thermal systems (Pre-req. NRM 714)

3(3-0)

21.

NRM 723

Special problem (EMA)

1(1-0)

Minor Courses

1.

NRM 726

Analytical techniques and instrumentation

3(1-4)

2.

NRM 727

Soil chemistry

3(3-0)

3.

NRM 728

Land degradation and management

3(3-0)

4.

NRM 729

Water quality management

3(3-0)

5.

NRM 730

Soil, water, and plant relationship

3(3-0)

6.

NRM 731

Environmental pollution and management

3(3-0)

7.

NRM 732

Saline sodic soil and their management

3(3-0)

8.

NRM 733

Plant stress physiology and saline agriculture

3(3-0)

9.

NRM 734

Soil genesis and classification

3(2-2)

10.

NRM 735

Genomics and biotechnology for stress environments

3(3-0)

11.

NRM 736

Soil fertility and plant nutrition

3(3-0)

12.

NRM 737

Soil microbiology and biochemistry

3(3-0)

13.

NRM 738

Special problem (SES)

1(1-0)

14.

NRM 739

Climate change mitigation and adaptation

3(3-0)

15.

NRM 740

Environmental hydrology

3(3-0)

16.

NRM 741

Drainage systems design and management

3(2-2)

17.

NRM 742

Snow and glacial hydrology

2(2-0)

18.

NRM 743

Unconventional water resources management

3(2-2)

19.

NRM 744

Modeling and simulation in natural resource management

3(2-2)

20.

NRM 745

Urban water management

3(2-2)

21.

NRM 746

Special problem-WRM

1(1-0)

22.

NRM 747

Agroforestry

3(3-0)

23.

NRM 748

Soil and water conservation

3(2-2)

24.

NRM 749

Special problem-BRS

1(1-0)

25.

NRM 750

Environmental impact assessment: principles and practices

3(3-0)

26.

NRM 751

Advanced soil physics

3(2-2)

27.

NRM 752

Advanced soil microbiology

3(3-0)

28.

NRM 753

Advanced soil fertility   

3(3-0)

29.

NRM 754

Advanced soil chemistry

3(3-0)

30.

NRM 755

Renewable energy resources

3(3-0)

31.

NRM 768

M. Phil thesis defense seminar

1(1-0)

32.

NRM 770

Ph.D. thesis defense seminar

1(1-0)

 


 

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