Scenery stands out in my mind when
I visited Krishna and Guntur Districts in Andhra Pradesh State which is very
close to my previous project workstation in 2017. Severe infestation of the
blast in wheat fully burned the wheat field and potentiality of 100% yield
loss. This threatened consequence against food security that I witnessed in
Krishna and Guntur Districts inspired me to uncover how epigenetic gene
expression can overcome the epidemic diseases of wheat and ensure maximum
yield, which motivated me to apply for master’s Program in ?’Plant Breeding??.
World population is increasing day by day and we are still not able to feed the
entire population, plant breeding is the only way to increase the yield.
Breeding new crops are important for ensuring food security by developing new
varieties that are higher-yielding, resistant to pests and diseases, regionally
adapted to different environments and growing conditions. This unique master’s
program not only develops my understanding of genetics and plant breeding
methods but also teaches me how to apply new techniques such as molecular
marker technologies and also interact with other significant disciplines such
as agronomy and plant pathology. I want
to gain knowledge about plant-microbe interaction which is required in the
breeding of pathogen resistance plant varieties which is the main reason to
choose this mobility track. Moreover, this mobility track helps me to gain
knowledge not only about different breeding schemes that are used for Vegetable
and Fruits, but also about different disciplines like Pathology, Gene
Technologies and Biosafety, and Biochemical Changes during Fruit Maturation
which are very important for my future career as a scientist.
I believe that it is beneficial for me to
gather vast knowledge on scientific and technological aspects about different
crops and management practices which I never encountered earlier, which are
relevant to plant breeding. Optimistically, I will get the scope to work in a
well-equipped laboratory and imply recent research methods to formulate
agricultural problems. Therefore, this program is the ground for the
advancement to my bachelors and it also fits perfectly with my career aims.