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Winter School on Molecular Breeding

Date: February 13‒ March 5, 2018
Organized by: Division of Vegetable Science, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012

WINTER SCHOOL (2017-18) on Molecular breeding for higher productivity, quality, food colorants, nutraceutical and bioactive health compounds in vegetable crops at Division of Vegetable Science (February 13‒ March 5, 2018 )

Last date for receipt of application: 15-12-2017
Intimation of selection: 30-12-2017
Confirmation of participation by candidates: 15-01-2018

About the Course
The course includes theory lectures as well as practical classes including participants exposure to the modern laboratories for quality extraction, isolation procedures and analytical methodologies, molecular approaches in order to develop trained personnel capable of carrying out the molecular crop breeding activities independently. The course will also provide an opportunity to the participants to interact with subject-experts and fellow workers from different parts of the country and update themselves with the latest information in the field of conventional breeding (selection procedures and handling of segregating populations) and cutting edge technologies (allele mining, molecular markers, marker assisted breeding and recombinant DNA technology).

Location & Weather Condition-
IARI (locally known as Pusa institute) is located in East Patel Nagar, New Delhi. It is easily accessible by bus (~10 K.M. from Inter-State Bus Terminus -ISBT), rail(~ 8 K.M. from New Delhi railway station, ~12 K.M. from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station) and air(~18 K.M. from the IGI Airport). The nearest DelhiMetro Station is Patel Nagar which is only 10 min walking distance from IARI campus. During February- March, the weather of Delhi remains pleasant, so bringing mild warm garments is advisable.

Travel Allowances-
Participants shall be reimbursed the travel fare by shortest 2nd AC rail/road route as per ICAR norms fare on production of valid travel documents. Prepaid taxies/DTC Buses and Metro are available at Railway Stations for which payment will be reimbursed to the participants on production of bills.
Rajender Place Metro Station is nearest to IARI. Outstation participants shall be provided free boarding & lodging.

Eligibility of Participants-
Young active researchers/teachers not below the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent working in SAUs/CU/ DUs/ ICAR/ National institutes having research/teaching experiences in the field of Horticulture, Genetics, Plant Breeding or any other related discipline having experience in vegetable crops are eligible to apply. Only 25 participants shall be selected for the course by a Screening Committee as per ICAR guidelines.

How to Apply-
Application for participation in the Winter School in the given format and forwarded by the competent authority of the institute should be sent the Course Director at the address given below. It is also necessary to apply online Application not having forward of the competent authority shall not be considered. Advanced copy of application will be considered for final selection only after receipt of the original copy through proper channel. A Postal Order/DD of
Rs. 50/ (non-refundable)drawn in favour of the Director, IARI, payable at IARI Post office, New Delhi-110012 must be sent along with the application. Last date of application is 15-12-2017. Once selected, candidates will be intimated through e-mail, fax or by post to which they should reply with firm acceptance immediately.

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