Plant Pathology


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Plant Pathology


DIVISION OF PLANT PATHOLOGY

The Division of Plant Pathology came into being as an independent full fledged Division in 2017. Although Department of Plant Pathology, teaching under graduate courses of Plant Pathology in B.Sc (Agriculture), B.Sc (Horticulture ) and B.Sc (Forestry) degrees had started much earlier in the year 1960, since the inception of Agriculture college here at Wadura Sopore.

With the establishment of Agricultural University SKUAST-K in 1982, the college was under taken by the university. In 2015, full fledged faculty of Agriculture was created with Department of Plant Pathology under Division of Plant Protection. First batch of  Ph. D (Agriculture) Plant Pathology and M.Sc (Agriculture)  Plant Pathology students were admitted in Spring 2015 and Autumn 2015, respectively. In 2017, Division of Plant Protection was bifurcated into Division of Plant Pathology and Division of Entomology, continuing Ph. D and M. Sc (Plant Pathology) degrees under the Division of Plant Pathology. Besides teaching, the Division is carrying Research and Extension activities in the discipline of Plant Pathology.