33rd Annual PTCA (I) Meet and National Symposium on
"Impact of Plant Tissue Culture on Advances in Plant Biology"
About Plant Tissue Culture Association
Registration Details
Online Registration
Sub themes the symposium
Abstract submission
Ahmedabad: The Mega City of Gujarat
National Advisory Board for PTCA 2012
PTCA 2012 Administrative Support Committee
Host Organizations
Download Brochure
Instructions to Authors for Full Length Papers
ABOUT Plant Tissue Culture Association of India
The Plant Tissue Culture Association of India (PTCA (I)) is an elite body of Plant Tissue Culture Scientists, several of whom are pioneers in this field and while others have established scientific credentials. The Association today is made up of around 90 members.The annual meeting of the association invites aspirants to membership. Selected aspirants are required to make a presentation and new members are selected through the votes of the members present at the meeting. The meeting of the association is coupled to a three day symposium on a theme related to plant tissue culture to which nearly 400 delegates are invited. This event thus brings together not only the members, but also members of academia, industry and research institutions to present and exchange achievements and views in plant tissue culture.

Registration Details :
Registration and Abstracts submission deadline: 10 December, 2011.
Intimation of acceptance of Abstract by 15 December, 2011. 2011.
Accompanying person will be charged Rs.3000/- towards meals. The accommodations charges as actuals.
Category Registration Fees Accommodation Charges*
    Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
PTCA Members 3500.00 7500.00 3500.00
Academicians / Research Delegates 4000.00 - 3500.00 (AC)
2500.00 (Non AC)
Industry personnels 10,000.00 10,000.00 4500.00 (AC)
3500.00 (Non AC)
Students 2000.00   1000.00
Late registration Additional Rs. 500/- will be charged on the applicable registration fees.
On-spot registration (if available) For Students: Additional Rs. 750/- on the applicable registration fees
For Others: Additional Rs. 1000/- on the applicable registration fees
Please Note: (On-spot registration) Payment will be accepted in DD/Cash only. Unless we have been intimated before, no hotel accomodation will be provided.
*Charges are specifically for 19 , 20 & 21 January 2012.
For additional stay charges mail at ptca2012@gmail.com
Demand Draft should be made in the name of ‘PTCA 2012payable at Ahmedabad.
All meals during the event will be hosted by the organizer at the venue.

Online Registration
Click here for Online Registration.
However, the registration will be confirmed only on the receipt of the registration fees.

Sub Themes of the Symposium

Theme No.         Theme Title
1.                        Clonal/Micropropagation
2.                        Commercialization of Plant Tissue Culture
3.                        Environmental applications of PTC
4.                        Genetics and Plant Tissue Culture
5.                        Innovative Approaches in PTC
6.                        Molecular Biology and PTC
7.                        Secondary Metabolite Production & Drug Development in PTC
8.                        Stress tolerance & Plant Tissue Culture

Abstract Submission
Delegates wishing to present their research as an oral/ poster presentation should submit an abstract with 5 key wordsof their research. The abstract should not exceed 300 words in any case. It should be neatly typed in a Microsoft document file in Times New Roman in font size 12. The title of the paper should be neatly typed in bold and in capital letters, followed by the names of all the authors as well as co-authors. The address of the authors as well as co-authors should be mentioned below the names along with the email address of the presenting author. These details should be centrally aligned in the document. The text of the abstract should have justified alignment. The author mentioned first will be considered as the presenting author of the work.

The right corner of the document should display the Theme number and name as given in the brochure.

The abstract should be sent to the Convener through email on ptca2012@gmail.com.

The decision of the abstract review committee will be final.
Ahmedabad: The Mega City of Gujarat

Ahmedabad, at one time known as the Manchester of India, had a skyline reflecting textile mills. Today, with a population of 6 million, it is not just largest city of the state of Gujarat, but a rapidly advancing urban center. In fact, lately in 2010, the forbes magazine rated Ahmedabad as the fastest growing city in India, and second in the world. It may soon be declared as India’s 6th metro.

With a rich heritage and architecture, some parts of the city are known for their speciality of folk art. Gandhi Aashram, Sidi Sayed Mosque, Science City, Kankaria Lake, Bhadra Fort are some of the places that one should never miss when they visit the city.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Coroporation conducts a Heritage walk all 365 days, which is approximately a 3 hours walk in the old city which introduces the walker to the Heritage Houses of poles and the temples, mosques and Derasars of old Ahmedabad.

In January, the city will be pleasantly cold. You are requested to carry light woolens.

Akshardham, Dwarika, Somnath, Chorwad, Geer Sanctuary, Saputara are other places of Gujarat that are well connected with Ahmedabad by rail and private buses.
National Advisory Board for PTCA 2012
Dr. Bharat Chattoo
Dr. Daksha Bhatt
Dr. Harish Padh
Dr. J. P. Khurana
Dr. S. K. Ghosh
Dr. Leo D'Souza
Dr. O. P. Saxena
Dr. Prashant Bhatt
Dr. S. K. Sen
Dr. S. K. Sopory
Mr. Sunil Parekh
Dr. Susan Eapen
Mr. Tushar Jani
Dr. Vincent J. Braganza
PTCA 2012 Administrative Support Committee

Dr. Atul Makwana
Dr. Rajesh Iyer
Dr. Shanti Prasanna
Dr. Shailesh Shah
Dr. U. B. Gothi
Dr. Sharad Sondarva
Dr. Sudeshna Menon
Host Organizations
  • Loyola Centre for R & D (LCRD)
    Xavier Research Foundation,
    St. Xavier’s College Campus,
    Navrangpura Ahmedabad-380 009. GUJARAT.
  • St. Xavier's College