Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Department Facility

Through new technologies, more efficient communication tools, and broad educational back ground, graduation of MPPL will be more effective, devising and disseminating practical solution for management of plant diseases. Therefore the major emphasis of MPPL is to provide adequate lab facilities to the scholars.
General Labs
Presently five general labs are working to accommodate research and course practicals of graduate and postgraduate classes. The labs are equipped with general requirements for basic research.
Research Labs
Five research labs have been established to facilitate research on various ongoing national and international projects, and Ph.D. research. Following labs have been equipped accordingly:
•  Industrial mycology
•  Molecular pathology
•  Phytovirology
•  Seed and post harvest pathology
•  Tissue culture
Culture/Growth Rooms
For bacterial and fungal isolations and purification, department has adequately facilitated culture and growth rooms.
Computer Lab
The department has a computer lab with 10 P-III connected with the Internet. All computers are located in one Lab available from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm six days a week to all students and staff. Besides that 6 computers have been specially designated for Ph.D. students and teaching staff.
In addition to textbooks and recent issues of reference books, the library has substantial collection of local and foreign periodicals and newspapers. Guidance and reference services are provided to all the students and research scholars on informal and formal basis. Details of the holding are listed on the library's catalogue. During the present fiscal year department has highly upgraded library through purchase/purchasing most recent books of worth Rs. 6.5M sponsored through PC1 by HEC and special grant from the worthy Vice chancellor

Audio-visual teaching aids

Beside all above amenities, teachers are also provided with audiovisual facilities like overhead projectors and multimedia.

Experimental Station
Any science department related with agriculture remains incomplete until supplemented by Experimental areas in addition to scientific laboratories. New plant diseases continue to emerge due to pathogen evolution, international travel and trade and alteration in climate.
Investigations in open plots provide a better understanding of host pathogen relationship in natural environment. Our new department was allotted a small plot of about 3 acres on 15.7.03 northwest of Botanical Garden and west of University vegetable farms. Extensive work was carried out round the clock on ploughing, precision leveling, plotting and landscaping under the keen eyes of Dr. R. Bajwa, Chairperson of the Department. The piece of land was converted into an attractive, functional unit for precise phytopathological experiments. The opening ceremony was arranged on 13th Feb. 2004 and was inaugurated by our former Vice-Chancellor Lt. Gen. (R.) Arshad Mehmood. Further allocation of land has been extended to cover 7 acres which is presently in process of development for M.Sc. & Ph.D. research. One growth tunnel, one growth chamber and wire-netting house have already been erected at new location.

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