ABF Hands-on Training Program in Plant Tissue Culture | 23-28 October 2017

PJTS Agricultural University Campus, Rajendranagar, 
Hyderabad-500 030
One Week Hands-on Training Programme in Plant Tissue Culture

23rd to 28th October, 2017

Agri Biotech Foundation (Formerly Andhra Pradesh-Netherlands Biotechnology Programme) is an autonomous interdisciplinary research institute engaged in Agricultural Research, Extension, Human Resource Development and Public Advocacy. 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).

Aim of the programme: To develop trained manpower in the area of plant tissue culture and also equip them 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, culture multiplication, in vitro and in vivo rooting, potting mixture preparation and acclimatization of tissue culture plants etc. with special emphasis on micro-propagation of banana and teak.  
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, persons working in relevant industries and entrepreneurs.

No. of Intake: 20 members. 

Course Fee: Registration fee: Rs.4,000/- (Rupees four thousand only) which includes tuition fee, training material and working lunch. Accommodation can be arranged for outstation candidates upon request and on payment basis at Rs.100/person/day at student hostel or Rs.300/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.4,000/- (drawn at any nationalized bank in favour of “Executive Director, Agri Biotech Foundation, Hyderabad, payable at Hyderabad, Telangana) should reach the Executive Director, Agri Biotech Foundation, PJTS Agricultural University Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 500030, Telangana. Online transfer can also be made to following account; Agri Biotech Foundation, Andhra Bank, A/C No.125510011022302, IFSC Code: ANDB0001255. Application form available at www.abfindia.org: Soft copy of the dully filled in application form can also be sent to gopalabf@gmail.com.

Contact: For any further clarification please contact Dr. M. Gopala Krishna (Course Coordinator) on +91-9866600976; gopalabf@gmail.com or Ms. K. Padmaja Rani (Co-coordinator), +91-9959728014; pkolli.caa@gmail.com.

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