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Development of C4 Plants by rDNA Technology

Harnessing Advanced Genetics to Revolutionize Agriculture

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Online/ e-LMS
Mentor Based
1 Month


The Development of C4 Plants by rDNA Technology program is a groundbreaking initiative that leverages the latest advancements in genetic engineering to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in agriculture. By focusing on the integration of C4 photosynthesis pathways into C3 plants, which include many of the world’s staple crops such as rice and wheat, the program aims to dramatically increase photosynthetic efficiency and water use efficiency. This scientific endeavor not only promises to enhance crop yields but also to improve resilience against increasingly erratic weather patterns due to climate change.


The aim of the program “Development of C4 Plants by rDNA Technology” is to enhance the photosynthetic efficiency and environmental resilience of agricultural crops through the integration of C4 photosynthetic traits into C3 plants using recombinant DNA technology. By doing so, the program seeks to increase crop yields, reduce water and nitrogen usage, and improve the adaptability of plants to diverse and changing climates, thereby supporting sustainable agricultural practices and food security on a global scale.

Program Objectives

  • Enhance Photosynthetic Efficiency: Integrate C4 photosynthetic traits into C3 plants to significantly improve their ability to convert sunlight into energy.
  • Increase Crop Yields: Use advanced genetic techniques to create crop varieties that produce more food per acre.
  • Reduce Resource Inputs: Develop crops that require less water and fewer nutrients, lowering the environmental impact of agriculture.
  • Improve Climate Resilience: Enhance the ability of crops to withstand extreme weather conditions such as heat and drought, ensuring productivity in varying climates.
  • Support Sustainable Agriculture: Contribute to more sustainable farming practices that can maintain soil health and biodiversity.
  • Promote Global Food Security: Address food supply challenges by increasing the availability and affordability of staple crops worldwide.

Program Structure

1.Introduction to C4 Plants
2.Molecular Evolution of C4 photosynthesis
3.Rise of C4 Photosynthesis in relation to climate and CO 2
4.Future evolution of C4 photosynthesis
5.Project Report Submission/ Article Writing

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in Biology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, or related fields.
  • Researchers and professionals interested in plant genetics and biotechnology.
  • A basic understanding of genetics and molecular biology is recommended.

Program Outcomes

  • Increased Photosynthetic Rates: By introducing C4 photosynthesis traits into C3 plants, the program aims to significantly boost the efficiency with which plants convert sunlight into energy, thereby increasing growth rates and yields.
  • Reduced Agricultural Footprint: Enhanced crop efficiency could lead to higher yields on existing farmland, potentially reducing the need to clear additional land for agriculture, thus conserving natural habitats and biodiversity.
  • Increased Profitability: Higher yields and more resilient crops can improve farmers’ profitability, especially in regions that face climatic stresses.
  • Enhanced Global Food Supply: By increasing the productivity of staple crops, the program aims to boost global food supplies, which is critical in addressing food insecurity, particularly in rapidly growing populations.
  • Further Research Opportunities: Successful integration of C4 traits in C3 plants may open new research avenues in plant biology and ecological interactions.

Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 29,998           USD 640

Discounted Fee:       INR 14999             USD 320





Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

Graduates of this course can look forward to careers in:

  • Academic research and teaching in plant sciences and biotechnology.
  • R&D positions in biotech and agricultural companies.
  • Roles in government agencies overseeing food and agricultural policies.
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in biotechnology startups focusing on sustainable agriculture solutions.

Job Opportunities

  • Plant Geneticist
  • Biotechnological Research Scientist
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Crop Improvement Specialist
  • Biotech Policy Advisor

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