Seed Technology was introduced as a subject at under graduate level under the Vocationalization programame of UGC, New Delhi in 1994. Later on in 1998 the Department of Seed Technology was established which subsequently in 2003 was renamed as Department of Seed Science and Technology.
The Department at Chauras campus of the University has been entrusted with responsibility of undertaking teaching, research and extension in various aspects of Seed Science and Technology and also for coordinating the seed research programme in other research stations. The main thrust of the department is to standardize seed production technologies for different crops including traditional, medicinal & aromatic vegetables & floral crops and carry out the fundamental and applied research in Seed Science. The department is also working to evolve suitable post-harvest processing technology for grading and upgrading of seeds.
The department offers courses in Seed Science and Technology for Under-graduate in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry and Master's and Ph.D. degree programme in Seed Science and Technology. It imparts training to Seed Certification Officers, Seed Testing Officers, Seed Producers, etc. In addition to the permanent faculty the Department also engage guest/visiting faculty to facilitate teaching.
The faculty members have published 08 research papers and have participated in 02 Seminars during the year 2011-12.