Animal Genetics and Breeding


The Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding has been formed with the inception of Andhra Veterinary College, during the year 1953. Reorganization of Departments had taken place with the formation of A.P. Agricultural University and the department was merged with Department of Poultry Science in 1964. Once again it was bifurcated and the Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding was reborn in July 1978. The department since then made a phenomenal progress in all the areas of teaching, research and extension activities.

The department was upgraded on 14.06.2001 by the creation of Professor Post. The department has a sanctioned strength of one Professor, one Associate Professor, four Assistant Professors and two office subordinates. At present, the department is headed by Dr. B. Punyakumari, Associate Professor and assisted by Dr. G. Bharathi, Assistant Professor.

The Post Graduate programme was started in the year 1986-87 and so far 20 candidates were awarded M.V.Sc degree (majoring in Animal Genetics and Breeding). The trends of research in the department mainly centered around the Cytogenetic and Molecular characterization of livestock breeds of Andhra Pradesh, evaluation of the productive and reproductive performance of Ongole Cattle, Nellore Sheep, indigenous and crossbred Pigs and assessment of the genetic status of livestock populations. Knowledge and research findings of the department were being shared with the field veterinarians and farmers. This department is offering consultancy services to officers of the Animal Husbandry department and farmers. The staff of the department is also participating in Rythu Chaitanya Yatras, Rythu Sadassu, Polam pilustondi programmes etc. The staff of this department have presented papers at various National and International conferences and attended several training programmes.

Running of Gel Electrophoresis
Loading of DNA samples
Computer Laboratory
Cytogenetics Laboratory