PLANT SCIENCE PROGRAM

PLANT SCIENCE PROGRAM

Program Objectives

The Department will be fully engaged in training, research as well as extension activities of plant production and protection. The ultimate goal of the Program, therefore, is to improve crop production and productivity in the ANRS in particular and in the country in general thus contributing to improve the livelihood of Ethiopians. The specific objectives of the Program are: to produce sufficient and well trained manpower that will regionally and nationally contribute to generation, dissemination and adoption of improved plant production and protection technologies by providing basic and applied knowledge and skills of crops production; enable the students gain the skill and knowledge of managing and conserving natural resources and protecting the environment; integrate teaching, research and extension activities so as to produce new improved technologies and disseminate them to the farmers.

 Graduate Profile

After successful completion of the program, graduates will have the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude toidentify and analyze problems and suggest their appropriate solutions related to plant production and protection interventions. Therefore the graduate of plant science program will have competencies which enable them to be actively engaged in the following employment opportunities:

  • Extension workers;
  • Farm managers;
  • Consultants;
  • Instructors;
  • Researcher;
  • Entrepreneur (self-employment);

 List of Modules and Number of courses

Module Code

Module Name

Number of Courses

Total CP

Module 01

Basics in Plant Science

6

26

Module 02

Plant Breeding and Genetics

4/5*

15/18

Module 03

Natural Resource and Agro-forestry

3/4*

11/14

Module 04

Fundamentals of Crop Production

6

22

Module 05

Field Crops Production and Management

3/4 *

10/14

Module 06

Horticultural Crops Production and Management

3/4 *

15/18

Module 07

Plant Protection

4

19

Module 08

Research Methods and Tools

5

17

 

Common and Supportive Courses

10/11 *

39/44

Total

 

44/47

180/186

 

* There is one elective course

 

Admission Requirement

Successful candidates as per the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Bahir Dar University can be admitted.

 Graduation Requirement

Minimum ECTS for graduation is a total of 180 with 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average (CGPA) overall courses and No “F” grade in any course (s) taken.

 Degree Nomenclature

The under graduate Plant Science major program leads to a certification referred in English as: Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences), In Amharic: የሳይንስዲግሪእፅዋትሳይንስ

 

Staff Profile(PS)

No.

Name

Specialization/Area of Interest

Academic Level

Academic Rank

Contact address

Phone number

Email

1

Adane Gebeyehu*

Plant Science

BSc

Graduate Assistant

+251 910099991

 

2

Agumas Bele

Agronomy

MSc

Lecturer

+251 918708696

agumas_belie@yahoo.com

3

Dereje Ayalew

Agronomy

PhD

Assistant Professor

 +251-913-932872

derejeayal@yahoo.com

4

Elsabet Bizuayehu

Botany

MSc

Lecturer

+251 911920487

yemegnu@yahoo.com

5

Getachew Alemayehu

Agronomy/ Plant Physiology

PhD

Associate Professor

+251 918010902

getachew.64@gmail.com

6

Kiflemariam Yehuala

Horticulture

MSc

Lecturer

+251 918053883

researchjatropha@gmail.com

7

Masho Aklile Haile

Plant Science

BSc

Graduate Assistant

+251 912468851

 

8

Melkamu Alemayehu

Horticulture

PhD

Assistant Professor

+251 911406594

alemayehumelkamu@yahoo.com

9

Melkamu Ayalew*

Plant Pathology

MSc

Lecturer

 

 

10

Merkuz Abera

Plant Protection

PhD

Assistant Professor

+251 918767016

merkuzabera@yahoo.com

11

Nurilign Mekuriaw

General Agriculture

Diploma

Technical Assistant

+251 911539693

 

12

Tadesse Dessalegn

Plant Breeding and Genetics

PhD

Associate Professor

+251 918769629

tadesseyfb@yahoo.com

13

Mulken Bantayehu

Plant breeding

 

MSc

 

Lecturer

 

+251-915947917

 

mulban7@yahoo.com

14

Mahesh. S

Plant tissue culture PhD Associate Professor +251-931-574453

dr_mahesh30@yahoo.co.in

15 Haile Alebachew Plant science Diploma Technical Assistant +251-918-717-322 Hailiealebachew.@gmail.com

NB:

*On study leave

** Expatriate staff

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