10 day Hands-on Training Programme in Plant Tissue Culture and Applications
20th - 29th June, 2016
About Institution: Agri Biotech Foundation (Formerly Andhra Pradesh-Netherlands Biotechnology Programme) is an autonomous interdisciplinary research institute engaged in promotion of agricultural biotechnologies and human resource development. The foundation has been recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi. ABF works closely with India's premier research organizations like Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and also National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). It also has linkages with the international institutes like Centre for the Study of Sciences and Humanities of University of Bergen, etc. ABF focuses on agri technology development and technology transfer, public engagement on technology policy issues and HRD activities.
Aim of the programme: To develop trained manpower in the area of plant tissue culture and equip with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge.
Course content: Course will cover orientation lectures along with hands-on experience in a variety of plant tissue culture techniques like media preparation, sterilization, explants preparation, aseptic inoculation, callus induction, direct multiple shoot induction, multiplication, in vitro and in vivo rooting, potting mixture preparation and acclimatization of tissue culture plants etc. Special emphasis will be given on activities involved in micropropagation of banana, teak and gerbera.
Eligibility: Graduate and Post Graduate students in life sciences (Biotechnology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany and Seed Technology), lecturers of the universities and private colleges, research scholars, assistant professors, persons working in relevant industries and entrepreneurs.
No. of Intake: 15 members on first come first serve basis.
Course Fee: Registration fee: Rs.3,000/- (Rupees three thousand only) which includes tuition fee, training material and working lunch. Accommodation can be arranged to outstation candidates upon request on payment basis at Rs.100/person/day at student hostel or Rs.250/per person/day at ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research (IIOR) guest house.
How to apply: Duly filled in application form along with a Demand Draft of Rs.3,000/- (drawn at any nationalized bank in favour of “Executive Director, Agri Biotech Foundation, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, payable at Hyderabad, Telangana) should reach the Executive Director, Agri Biotech Foundation, PJTS Agricultural University Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 500030, Telangana on or before 1 st June, 2016.
Application form available at www.abfindia.org
Contact: For any further clarification please contact Mr. M. Gopala Krishna (Course Coordinator) on +91-9866600976; firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. K. Padmaja Rani (Cocoordinator), +91-9959728014; email@example.com