'Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops)' is a course offered in B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture at School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
Centers of origin, distribution of species, wild relatives in different cereals; pulses; oilseeds; fibres; fodders and cash crops; vegetable and horticultural crops; plant genetic resources, its utilization and conservation, study of genetics of qualitative and quantitative characters; Important concepts of breeding of self-pollinated, cross pollinated and vegetatively propagated crops. Major breeding objectives and procedures including conventional and modern innovative approaches.