Plant Physiology

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About Plant Physiology Department

The Department of Plant Physiology came into existence in 1987. The major research thrust areas of the Department include etiology of mango malformation, mechanism of ion transport in plants, somatic embryogenesis in cereals, tree biology and molecular biology of photosynthesis. The Department is also trying to develop techniques of micro-nutrient application in agricultural crops and development of new cultivars for mass propagation through tissue culture.


  • M.Sc. (Plant Physiology)
  • Ph.D. (Plant Physiology)



  • U. G. Lab
  • P. G. Lab
  • Ph.D Lab
  • Central Lab
  • Plant nutrition Lab
  • Tissue Culture Lab
  • Digestion Chamber


Atomic Absorption Spectophotometer, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Infra Red Gas Analyser, Laminar Flow, Plant Efficiency Analyser, SPAD meter, Leaf area meter, Oxygraph, Spectrophotometer, Electrophoresis Assembly, Weighing balance, Flame Photometer, Microtome, Micro Khejdal Assembly, pH meter, BOD Incubator, Deep Freezer(-200C), Hot air Oven, Magnetic Stirrer, Distillation Unit, Thermal cycler, Gel Documentation Unit, ELISA reader, Refrigerated micro centriguge.


Professor & Head Of Department

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Atul Kumar

Professor & Head


Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. S.K.Guru


Associate Professors / SRO

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Gurdeep Bains

Associate Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Deepti Shankhdhar

Associate Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. S.C. Shankhdhar


Research Thrust Area

Rice Physiology
Nutrient Use Efficiency
Aerobic Rice
Photothermic indexing

Weed Biology
Monitoring herbicide resistance
Weed seed bank development
Control of problematic weeds (Cyperus rotundus) italis
Physiological studies on crops and weeds for weed management

In vitro studies
Multiplication and alkaloid studies of Medicinal plants
Selection of stress tolerant somaclones
Low P tolerant rice lines
Drought tolerant rice lines

Etiology of Mango Malformation
Etiology of Mango Malformation

Post-Harvest Physiology of Ornamental plants
Post-Harvest Physiology of Ornamental plants

Stress Physiology (biotic and abiotic)
Stress Physiology (biotic and abiotic)


Quality improvement (grain)
Quality improvement (grain)



Course Code Course Name Credits
BPY-602 Principles of Plant Physiology 4(3-0-1)
BPY-603 Plant Developmental Biology-Physiological and Molecular Basis 2(2-0-0)
BPY-604 Physiological and Molecular Responses of Plant to Abiotic Stresses 3(2-0-1)
BPY-605 Hormonal Regulation of Plant Growth and Development 3(2-0-1)
BPY-606 Physiology of Growth, Yield and Modelling 2(1-0-1)
BPY-608 Morphogenesis, Tissue Culture and Transformation 3(2-0-1)
BPY-609 Physiology of Crop Plants- Specific Case Studies 2(2-0-0)
BPY-611 Mineral Nutrition of Plants 3(2-0-1)
BPY-613 Research Techniques in Plant Physiology 2(0-0-2)
BPY-600 Master's Seminar 1
BPY-690 Master's Thesis Research 20
BPY-702 Signal Perceptions, Transduction and Regulation of Physiological Processes 2(2-0-0)
BPY-703 Molecular Approaches for Improving Physiological Traits 3(3-0-0)
BPY-704 Advance Techniques in Plant Physiology 2(0-0-2)
BPY-705 Climate Change and Crop Growth 2(2-0-0)
BPY-706 Post Harvest Physiology 2(2-0-0)
BPY-707 Weed Physiology and Herbicide Action 2(1-0-1)
BPY-708 Seed Physiology 3(2-0-1)
BPY-709 Functional Genomics in Relation to Physiological Processes 2(2-0-0)
BPY-710 Physiological and Molecular Aspects of Photosynthesis and Nitrogen Metabolism 3(2-0-1)
BPY-788 Doctoral Seminar-I 1
BPY-789 Doctoral Seminar-II 1
BPY-790 Ph.D. Thesis Research 45



Course Code Course Name Credits
BPY-211 Elementary Crop Physiology 3(2-0-1)
CFB-375 Physiology of Woody Species 4(3-0-1)

Contact Person

Dr. Atul Kumar
Professor & Head
Department of Plant Physiology,
College of Basic Sciences Humanities,
G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology,
Pantnagar 263145 Uttarakhand
Telephone No: 05944-233310(O), 233954(R)