Nematology Education

Education - Undergraduate (2011 Syllabus)

Courses are offered to undergraduate degree programmes namely B.Sc (Ag.), B.Tech (Biotechnology), B.Tech (Horticulture) and, B.Sc (Sericulture). ICAR-JRF coaching classes are being conducted for the benefit of students. Sizable portion of ICAR-JRF were bagged by this department.

B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Tech. (Biotechnology) and B.Sc. (Sericulture)

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
ANM 201 Introductory Nematology 1+1

B.Sc. (Horticulture) and B.Tech (Horticulture)

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
HNM 311 Nematode management in Horticulture crops 1+1

Education - Postgraduate (offered since 1979)

Masters Degree Courses

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
NEM 601 Nematode Morphology 2+1
NEM 602 Nematode Taxonomy 2+1
NEM 603 Nematode Diseases of Crops 2+1
NEM 604 Nematological Technique 1+2
NEM 606 Nematode Interaction with Microorganisms 2+1
NEM 607 Nematode Ecology 1+1
NEM 608 Host Plant Resistance 2+1
NEM 609 Entomophilic Nematodes 1+1
NEM 610 Biological Control of Nematodes 2+1
NEM 611 Principles and Methods of Nematode Management 2+1
NEM 612 Application of Advanced Technique in Nematology 2+1
NEM 620 Plant Quarantine 1+0

Course Outcome

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Program Outcome

Department of Nematology - M. Sc (Ag) Nematology - Programme Outcomes (PO)

PO1 Human Resource: Human resource in the field of Applied Nematology
PO2 Applied Nematology: Hands on training and exposure in the field of basic nematology and facilitates various aspects of morphology, taxonomy, physiology, nematode interactions with other microbes in the applied aspects of plant nematology
PO3 Nematode morphology and taxonomy: Exposure on evolutionary history of nematode in terms of its morphology, taxonomy and biodiversity.
PO4 Biological control: Rendering basic and applied aspects of utilizing various parasitic bioagents by identifying, mass multiplying and augmenting them in soil, conserving them.
PO5 Quarantine and phytosanitary measures: Depiction of the organizational setup of plant protection quarantine and phytosanitary measures.
PO6 Integrated Nematode Management (INM): Dealing with various branches of nematode management such as physical, cultural, biological and chemical forming an integrated approach to form a sustainable measure.
PO7 Nematological techniques: Aspects of handling nematodes to study nematode conventional and molecular morphology, processing, taxonomy, histpathological techniques and biological management measures will be dealt with.
PO8 Entomopathogenic nematodes: Dealing with identification of entomopathogenic neamtodes in natural ecosystem, baiting and mass multiplying them, and designing formulations to release them effectively in soil ecosystem to manage insect grubs
Method of measuring attainment of PSOs
Programme specific outcomes are ascertained by periodic review of the teaching and research activities at the institute and presentation of the progress at leading national and international journals as research publications and short communications. Technical reviews are periodically conducted by the Deans and Directors and by the Project Coordinator for All India Coordinated Research Project, New Delhi by visiting individual field trials and assessing lab studies. Students works are monitored regularly by mentors and guides regularly. The overall spirit of the technical team is maintained by regular guest lectures by experts and related faculties.

Program Specific Outcome

Department of Nematology - M. Sc (Ag) Nematology - Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)

PSO1 Basic knowledge: Identification of morphological features and structures of nematodes to understand their function and as one of the tools in nematode identification
PSO2 Understanding the nematode pest: Development of skills in the identification of plant parasitic nematodes up to genera and species levels.
PSO3 Conducting in-vitro, in-vivo and field trials for solving the nematode problems: Gaining basic knowledge about the causal organism, nature of damage, symptoms and management of nematode diseases of agricultural and horticultural crops and interpreting research findings.
PSO4 Utilization of advanced tools and techniques:Understanding the principles, methods and procedures and acquire skills in handling advanced tools and other techniques.
PSO5 Practical application of scientific knowledge in managing field level problems:Developing and understanding of life cycle patterns, feeding and metabolic processes in phytonematodes which have implications in their management.
PSO6 Ethics: Implementing moral principles and practices for the benefit of farming community and ecosystem.
PSO7 Documentation of research findings: Documenting and dissemination of research finding through publications, kesan mela and conducting field demonstration.
PSO8 Quarantine: Acquainting the society about the principles and the role of Plant Quarantine in containment of pests and diseases, plant quarantine regulations and set-up.
Method of measuring attainment of PSOs
Programme specific outcomes are ascertained by periodic review of the teaching and research activities at the institute and presentation of the progress at leading national and international journals as research publications and short communications. Technical reviews are periodically conducted by the Deans and Directors and by the Project Coordinator for All India Coordinated Research Project, New Delhi by visiting individual field trials and assessing lab studies. Students works are monitored regularly by mentors and guides regularly. The overall spirit of the technical team is maintained by regular guest lectures by experts and related faculties.

Education - Doctorate Courses (offered since 1991)

Doctorate Courses (Major)

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
NEM 801 Advances in Nematode Taxonomy 2+1
NEM 802 Nematode Biosystematics 2+1
NEM 803 Molecular and Cellular Nematology 3+0
NEM 804 Advances in Nematological Technique 2+1
NEM 805 Beneficial Nematodes 2+1
NEM 806 Advances in Nematode Management 2+1
NEM 807 Plant Health Diagnostics and Management 2+2

Doctorate Courses (Biological Control)

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
NEM 811 Biological suppression of Nematodes 2+1
NEM 812 Mechanisms of Nematode Antagonists 2+1
NEM 813 Nematode parasites and Pathogens of Insects 2+1

Doctorate Courses (Host Plant Resistance)

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
NEM 821 Advances in Host Plant Resistance 2+1
NEM 822 Molecular Basis of Plant Nematode Interaction 2+1
NEM 823 Plant Nematode Relationship 2+1

Course Outcome

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Program Outcome

Department of Nematology – Ph.D Nematology - Programme Outcomes (PO)

PO1 Human Resource: Human resource in the field of Applied Nematology
PO2 Applied Nematology: Hands on training and exposure in the field of basic nematology and facilitates various aspects of morphology, taxonomy, physiology, nematode interactions with other microbes in the applied aspects of plant nematology.
PO3 Nematode morphology and taxonomy: Exposure on evolutionary history of nematode in terms of its morphology, taxonomy and biodiversity.
PO4 Biological control: Rendering basic and applied aspects of utilizing various parasitic bioagents by identifying, mass multiplying and augmenting them in soil, conserving them.
PO5 Quarantine and phytosanitary measures: Depiction of the organizational setup of plant protection quarantine and phytosanitary measures.
PO6 Integrated Nematode Management (INM): Dealing with various branches of nematode management such as physical, cultural, biological and chemical forming an integrated approach to form a sustainable measure.
PO7 Nematological techniques: Aspects of handling nematodes to study nematode conventional and molecular morphology, processing, taxonomy, histpathological techniques and biological management measures will be dealt with.
PO8 Entomopathogenic nematodes: Dealing with identification of entomopathogenic nematodes in natural ecosystem, baiting and mass multiplying them, and designing formulations to release them effectively in soil ecosystem to manage insect grubs.
Method of measuring attainment of POs
The chairman/ chairpersons and head of the department monitors the work of students on daily and weekly monitoring system using their records and live specimens in the lab and fields. An internal assessment is done by the advisory committee members by providing them appropriate grades for the quality for work done. Failure in execution of semester specific objectives is strictly dealt by making them repeat the work so as to complete their programme of work successfully in the stipulated frame of time.

Program Specific Outcome

Department of Nematology – Ph.D Nematology - Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)

PSO1 Basic knowledge: Identification of morphological features and structures of nematodes to understand their function and as one of the tools in nematode identification.
PSO2 Understanding the nematode pest: Development of skills in the identification of plant parasitic nematodes up to genera and species levels.
PSO3 Conducting in-vitro, in-vivo and field trials for solving the nematode problems: Gaining basic knowledge about the causal organism, nature of damage, symptoms and management of nematode diseases of agricultural and horticultural crops and interpreting research findings.
PSO4 Utilization of advanced molecular tools and techniques:Understanding the principles, methods and procedures and acquire skills in handling advanced molecular tools and other techniques with the cutting edge research.
PSO5 Practical application of scientific knowledge in managing field level problems:Developing and understanding of life cycle patterns, feeding and metabolic processes in phytonematodes which have implications in their management.
PSO6 Ethics: Implementing moral principles and practices for the benefit of farming community and ecosystem
PSO7 Documentation of research findings: Documenting and dissemination of research finding through publications, kisan mela and conducting field demonstration
PSO8 Quarantine: Acquainting the society about the principles and the role of Plant Quarantine in containment of pests and diseases, plant quarantine regulations and set-up.
Method of measuring attainment of PSOs
The chairman/ chairpersons and head of the department monitors the work of students on daily and weekly monitoring system using their records and live specimens in the lab and fields. An internal assessment is done by the advisory committee members by providing them appropriate grades for the quality for work done. Failure in execution of semester specific objectives is strictly dealt by making them repeat the work so as to complete their programme of work successfully in the stipulated frame of time