Entomology Education

Education - Undergraduate

Courses are offered to undergraduate degree programmes namely B.Sc (Ag.), B.Tech (Biotechnology), B.Tech (Horticulture) and, B.S (ABM). In addition, as per ICAR guidelines, two courses are being offered with 0+5 credits on commercial bee keeping and commercial production of biocontrol agents. ICAR-JRF coaching classes are being conducted for the benefit of students. Sizable portion of ICAR-JRF were bagged by this department.

Semester Course No Course Title Credit Hours
III AEN 201 Fundamentals of Entomology 2+1
V AEN 301 Pests of Field Crops and their Management 2+1
VIII AEN 401 Pests of Horticultural Crops and their Management 2+1
VI EXP 301 Commercial bee keeping 0+5
VIII EXP 401 Commercial production of biocontrol agents 0+5
III AEN 251 Fundamentals of Entomology and Pest Management (2+1) 2+1

Education - Postgraduate

Every year about 10 to 20 M.Sc (Ag.) and Ph.D. students pass out of this department. More than 350 students in M.Sc. (Ag.) and 230 in Ph.D. have completed their degree programmes since inception. Students of this department, meritoriously pass in ICAR- ARS and NET exams year after year. Of our department excelled in obtaining young scientists award sponsored by DST, CSIR - SRF award, Rajivgandhi, INSPIRE fellowship and Jawaharlal Nehru award. PG students specialize in areas namely biological control, pesticide toxicology, chemical ecology, host plant resistance, storage entomology, apiculture, acarology and insect biosystematics. The following courses are offered for Masters and Doctoral programmes in Agricultural Entomology under trimester system from 2014-15 batch.

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
ENT 601 Insect Taxonomy and Classification 2+1
ENT 602 Insect Biodiversity 0+1
ENT 603 Insect Morphology 2+1
ENT 604 Insect Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition 3+1
ENT 605 Principles of Insect Ecology 1+1
ENT 606 Principles of Insecticide Toxicology 2+1
ENT 607 Biological Control of Crop Pests and Weeds 2+1
ENT 608 Principles of Host plant Resistance 2+1
ENT 609 Biotechnological Applications in Pest Management 1+1
ENT 610 Pests of Field Crops 2+1
ENT 611 Pests of Horticultural and Plantation Crops 1+1
ENT 612 Post Harvest Entomology 1+1
ENT 613 Non Insect Pests and their Management 1+1
ENT 614 Commercial Entomology 1+1
ENT 615 Domestic, Veterinary and Medical Entomology 2+1
ENT 616 Insects and mites in Relation to Plant Diseases 1+1
ENT 617 Applied Insect Demography 0+1
ENT 620 Plant Quarantine 1+0

Education - Doctorate Courses

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
ENT 801 Advances in Integrated Pest Management 2+0
ENT 802 Recent Trends in Entomology 2+0
ENT 803 Advanced Insect Physiology 3+1
ENT 804 Techniques and Instrumentation in Entomology 1+2
ENT 805 Advanced Insect Taxonomy 2+1
ENT 807 Plant Health Diagnostics and Management 2+2
Course No Course Title Credit Hours
1. Biosystematics
ENT 811 Insect Biosystematics and Morphometrics 2+1
ENT 812 Advanced Acarology 2+1
ENT 813 Numerical tools for phylogenetic analysis 0+1
ENT 814 Insect Genetics and Molecular Biology 1+1
2. Biological Control
ENT 821 Insect Pathology 2+1
ENT 822 Entomophages 2+1
ENT 823 Molecular Applications in Biological Control 2+1
3. Toxicology
ENT 831 Advances in Insecticide Toxicology 2+1
ENT 832 Environmental Contaminations of Pesticides 2+1
ENT 833 Pesticide Residue Analysis 1+2
4. Host Plant Resistance
ENT 841 Insect Nutrition and Host Plant Resistance 2+1
ENT 842 Insect - Plant Interaction 2+1
ENT 843 Insect Behavioral Ecology 2+1