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Department of Nematology
Head : Dr. M.K. Sharma
Department at a glance
Nematological Research in Rajasthan was first started in the Department of Plant Pathology, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur as a section of Nematology in the year 1965. Realizing the nematological problems of crucial national and international importance like "Molya disease" of wheat and barley caused by Heterodera avenae, root knot disease specially on vegetables and pulses caused by Meloidogyne spp., reniform rematode disease in pulses, oil seed & fiber crops by Rotylenchulus reniformis, Ear cockle & Tundu diseases of wheat by Anguina tritici and A. tritici + Clavibacter tritici respectively, maize cyst nematode disease on maize by Heterodera zeae, citrus nematode disease on citrus by Tylenchulus semipenetrans etc. and to give intense attention to tackle nematological problems of the state and losses caused by these important crop pests, there was urgent feeling which required creation of a separate department and intensify the work for the benefit of farmers of the state. Therefore, Department of Nematology was created in the year 1978. later in addition to the research, post - graduate teaching programme started in 1980. The Ph. D. work was taken up, by some of the staff members and students of other state, by thesis work only however, regular Ph. D. programme by course work started in 2001. Since then significant contributions were made in teaching, research and extension activities. This department has been considered as one of the important co-ordinating center of AICRP (Nematodes) since its inception in 1977 and of AICMP (Maize). Due to the enormous contribution made in the field of Nematology, this department has now gained the status of an important center of Nematological Research in India.

Well equipped UG, PG and research laboratories are available in the department, Seminar room equipped with audio-visual facilities and library with latest books. Laboratories equipped with special equipments like compound microscope, Stereoscopic binocular Microscope, Camera SLR for field Photography, Advance Stage Research Microscope and Computer P-III. Department also have Glass house, Net house and Micro plots.