PhD In Plant Breeding And Biotechnology

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Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Graduate Level
Duration of Program : 3 years

About this Program

Plant Breeding Unit deals with teaching, research and outreach in Plant genetics,breeding and biotechnology. It hosts M.Sc in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology and PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding. The Unit has developed and/or registered varieties of dry beans, snap beans, pigeon pea, sorghum and onions. Some of the research programmes include breeding for resistance to biotic and a biotic stresses in dry bean, snap bean, maize, sorghum and wheat, nutritional quality breeding in dry bean, snap bean and maize and genetic diversity of Jathropha.
Eligibility:
A candidate must fulfil all minimum requirements for admission into a PhD programme in Makerere university including holding a relevant Msc degree in plant sciences;
a) A candidate should not be more tan 35 years old although special cases may be considered.
b) Candidates to tis programme should be able to serve target en user institutions during and upon completion of the course.