Agricultural Entomology

The Department of Agricultural Entomology was started in the year 2015. B.Sc., (Agri.,) and B.Sc.(Hons.) Agri students were offered courses on Agricultural Entomology viz., fundamentals, economic entomology, pest management of field and horticultural crop pests. Sericulture Unit was established during the year 2015 in the SNI Block for offering the Experiential Learning course – Commercial Cocoon Production, and for offering entrepreneurship training. The focus of the agricultural entomology unit is not only insect pests, but also the beneficial arthropods found in the agro-ecosystem that contribute to ecosystem services such as biological control and pollination.

The department consists of

  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Nematology
Courses Offered:
S.NO COURSE CODE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
01 AEN 201 Fundamentals of Entomology 2+1
02 AEN 202 Beneficial insects and Principles of Insect pest management 2+1
03 AEN 301 Pests of Crops and Stored grain and their Management 2+1

Plant Pathology

Plant diseases are the important threat in crop production causing losses up to 40%. Plant pathology is a branch of science that deals with the study of cause and management of plant diseases. In this regard plant pathology has been astoundingly successful in providing the knowledge about the identification and eco-friendly management of plant diseases to students

Courses Offered:
S.NO COURSE CODE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
01 PAT 101 Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 2+1
02 PAT 201 Principles and integrated plant disease management 1+1
03 PAT 301 Diseases of Field and Horticultural crops and their management-I 1+1
03 PAT 302 Diseases of Field crops and Horticultural crops and their management-II 2+1

Plant Nematology

Nematology is the scientific study of nematodes. Nematodes are small roundworms that thrive in virtually all environments throughout the world. Plant-parasitic nematodes affect plants in different ways. Hence the subject nematology focuses on such aspects as taxonomy, morphology, phylogeny, as well as biology of nematodes with respect to plants

Courses Offered:
S.NO COURSE CODE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
01 ANM 201 Introductory Nematology 1+1