• History of Entomology Department goes back to the year 1921 with establishment of Section of Entomologists to Government of UP in Kanpur.
  • It was mainly responsible for research and teaching activities in the Department of Agricultural Zoology Entomology in Government Agriculture college, Kanpur
  • The first Entomologist was Mr. P.B. Richard (1921- Feb 1940). 
  • Post graduate classes in Agricultural Zoology and Entomology was started in 1944 under the Headship of Dr. U.S. Sharga, Professor & Head, Department of zoology and Entomology who retired in 1961.
  • Since 1944 about 15 students were admitted every year in M.Sc. (Ag.)  Programme. 
  • In July 1975 it was recommend as Department of Entomology.
  • To produce technically sound skilled resource persons in the field of Entomology/ plant protection.
  • Development of integrated pest management modules for the different crops.
  • To offer a satisfactory teaching programme  in the lines of ICAR to graduate and post graduate students in the subject of Entomology.
  • To guide research work of M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. students.
  • To conduct research work on management of noxious crop pests with eco-friendly approach for pest management.
  • To strengthen the practical laboratory infrastructure and field work, excursions to develop expertise in insect identification.
  • Development of Integrated Pest Management modules for various cropping system.
  • To develop IPM modules of important pests in different crops and demonstration through on farm trials.

Salient Achievement from  2015-16 to 2019-20

  • During last five year total 07 students awarded Ph.D. degree and 47 students awarded M.Sc. (Ag.) Entomology degree and 18 students got jobs in Govt. organization. 
  • 06 students selected in JRF/SRF and total 09 students were qualified NET examination.

Different research programme have been conducted by the faculty of this department in which in the experiment of tomato NSKE 5% found superior to obtained yield of 194.45q/h against major insect pest.

  • In rice field using treatment with carbofuran 3G @ 0.3g a.i./m2 and soil application @1kg a.i./ha in main field was found most effective to reduce the infestation of nematode.
  • To overcome from nematode infestation sowing of Okra, mustard/wheat, casterbeen crop rotation was found effective in reducing the population of nematode.

Purpereocillium lilacinum@ 20g/m2 + neem cake@100g m2 applied as soil application was  found most effective in reducing soil and root population of nematode in cowpea.

  • In the experiment of okra combined application of bioagent (seed treatment with Purpereocillium lilacinum @ 2.5ml/kg +P.chlamydosporium @ 2.5ml/kg along with soil application of FYM @ 2 ton/ha) was most effective in reducing soil and root population of M. incognita.nematode 
  •  This department organized two field day/ nematode awareness day in District Jalaun. 
  • Conducted and successfully organized a project funded by NIPHM, Hyderabad on Impact of Indiscriminate use of Chemical Fertilizer and Pesticides 
  • Two scientists were awarded two prestigious awards.

Three practical manual have been developed according to 5th Dean Committee.

Extension Activities

  • Participation in All India Farmer’s Fair organized by University &other agencies. Beside they are imparting training for farmer scientists, extension workers and other stake holders through Goshthies and meetings.
  • Faculty members of the Department also engaged in  Krishak Help Line services 
  •  The scientists of Deptt. have been delivering talks on Radio, T.V. and other electronic media and print media.
  •  Training  to IAS/PCS  probationers given by our staff.

The technical crop protection insides have been deliberated to the farmers of Chandra Shekhar Krishak Samiti by the scientist of Department

Scientists are deputed for delivering technical lecture called by Dy. Director Plant Protection, Joint Director at Mandal and district level.

Kisan Mela and Goshthi organised by State Agriculture Department, invite the Scientists of the Department for giving technical know-how of Entomology to farmers and Department of Agriculture staff.

Other Activities

  • Our staff was deputed in convocation and conducting semester examination.
  • Faculty members are also engaged in participating in Pest Surveillance Advisory Committee, Directorate of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture Govt. of U.P.
  • As per Order No. 1622/12.2.12-61/2012 dated  8.6.12 by Additional Director Agriculture (Plant Protection) Lucknow, our scientists are participating as technical advisors to purchase the Agricultural inputs for the supply to the State.
  • Our scientists represent the technical meetings for discussion in Kharif, Rabi & Zaid Technical Bulletin/ Books review meetings, called by Director Agriculture, Lucknow U.P, from time to time.

 

  1. Well equipped UG, PG,  & Ph.D. laboratories and field insectary for practical and  research work is available in the department.
  2. Lecture theatre and class room is available with proper accommodation for UG. PG. & Ph.D. Students.
  3. Well equipped laboratory for nematode study with nematode risk micro plots are developed in the field Insectary.
  4. To conduct field experiment trail a Insectary of about one hectare is available

Course offered 

Code course title credits
I semester ENT-501 Insect morphology 1+1
ENT-502 Insect anatomy, physiology and nutrition  2+1
ENT-504 Classification of insect 2+1
ENT-512 Experimental Designs 2+1
NEMA-510 Nematode management  2+1
                                      Total 14
II Semester  ENT-505 Insect ecology  1+1
ENT-507 Biological control of crop pests and weeds 1+1
ENT-508 Toxicology of insecticides  2+1
ENT-511 Pests of field corps 1+1
                              Total  09
III Semester  ENT-510 Principals of integrated pest management  1+1
ENT-518 Techniques in plant protection  0+1
PPA-509 Diseases of vegetable and spices crops  2+1
PPY-508 Morphogenesis Tissue culture and transformation  2+1
                              Total  09
IV Semester 
PPA-507 Diseases of field and medicinal crops  2+1
ENT-591 Seminar  1+0
                    Grand total 

Ph.D. Entomology

Code course title credits
Major                                                                            16
ENT-601 Advances in insect physiology 2 (2+0)
ENT-602 Advances insect systematic 2 (1+1)
ENT-603 Advances in toxicology of insecticides 2 (1+1)
ENT-605 Advances in insect pest management 1 (1+0)
ENT-606 Advanced insect ecology 2 (1+1)
ENT-607 Advances in biological control 2 (1+1)
ENT-608 Soil arthropods and their management 2 (1+1)
ENT-609 Plant nematodes relationship 2 (1+1)
ENT-699 Seminar 1
Supporting 
AES-605 Advances in agricultural statistics 3 (2+1)
Other courses from any two departments. 7
Thesis                                                                              45
ENT-700
                                              Grand total         71
S.No. Name Designation Contact No./email
1. Dr. D.R.Singh  Professor & Head  9450340135

Singhdharmraj17@gmail.com

2.  Dr. Y.P. Malik  Professor 9450134173 malikyp1125@gmail.com
3.  Dr. Kripa Shanker  Professor  9415492158 shanker.6658@gmail.com
4.  Dr. R.K. Dwivedi  Asstt. Professor 9415292091 rkdknp04@gmail.com
5.  Dr. Ram Singh Asstt. Professor 9451139338 drramsingh9451@gmail.com
Dr. A.S. Srivastava  Asstt. Professor 9838881200 anandcsa@yahoo.co.in
7.  Dr. Shridha  Saxena  Asstt. Professor
8.  Dr. Ajai Kumar Singh  Asstt. Professor  7905314071

drajaysingh25dec@gmail.com

9.  Dr. Neerja Agrawal  Emeritus Scientist  9935199496aneerjahotmail.com
 Faculty :
Name
:
Dr. Dharm Raj Singh
Date of Birth
:
14.01.1963
Designation
:
Professor and Head, Department of Entomology
CollegeDepartment
:
College of Agriculture

Entomology

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Prof.(Mrs.) Neerja Agrawal
Date of Birth
:
14-01-1956
Designation
:
Professor 
CollegeDepartment
:
Agriculture Soil Conservation and Water Management
&
Entomology
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Name
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Dr. Yash Pal Malik
Date of Birth
:
12th July 1960
Designation
:
Professor (Entomology)
CollegeDepartment
:
College of Agriculture Department of Entomology
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Email : pclinseed@gmail.com
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Dr. Kripa Shanker
Date of Birth
:
06.06.1958
Designation
:
Professor
CollegeDepartment
:
College of Agriculture

Entomology

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Name
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Dr. Kusum Dwivedi
Date of Birth
:
01.07.1955
Designation
:
ASSTT. NEMATOLOGIST
CollegeDepartment
:
College of Agriculture

Entomology

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Dr. ANAND SWAROOP SRIVASTAVA
Date of Birth
:
01.06.1961
Designation
:
Assistant Professor
CollegeDepartment
:
College of Agriculture

Entomology

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Name
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Dr. FAZAL  AHMAD
Date of Birth
:
01.05.1959
Designation
:
Assistant Professor/ Entomologist
CollegeDepartment
:
College of Agriculture

Genetics & Plant Breeding,

Presently attached with the Department of Entomology

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:
Dr. RAMA KANT DWIVEDI
Date of Birth
:
15.12.1963
Designation
:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
CollegeDepartment
:
College of Agriculture

Entomology

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Name
:
Dr. RAM SINGH UMRAO
Date of Birth
:
15.12.1963
Designation
:
Assistant Professor
CollegeDepartment
:
College of Agriculture

Entomology

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M.Sc. (Ag.) Students (Year 2016)

Sl.No. Name & I.D. No. Topic of Thesis Advisors
1 Mr. Veer Vikram Singh

CA-9346/14

Studies on Insect diversity in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum linn) and mustard (Brassica compestris L.) ecosystem. Dr. Neerja Agrawal
2 Mr. Krishan Pal

CA-9347/14

Resistance/Susceptibility of different Maize germplasms against Maize stem borer Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) in Rabi Season. Dr. D.R. Singh
3 Mr. Arun Kumar  Maurya

CA-9350/14

Studies on efficacy of some plant leaf powders as grain protectant against pulse beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis) on Chickpea (Cicer arietinum linn). Dr. Kripa Shanker
4 Mr. Vipin Yadav

CA-9351/14

Evaluation of few novel insecticides against Major insect pests of Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea Var botrytis). Dr. R.K. Dwivedi
5 Mr. Niraj Kumar

CA-9352/14

Studies on effect of bio-agent on Meloidogyne incognita Infecting tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Dr. Kusum Dwivedi
6 Mr. Sanjeev Kumar

CA-9353/14

Screening and analysis of wheat varieties against Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae linn.) and its management with plant products. Dr. A.S. Srivastava
7 Mr. Akhil Pratap Singh

CA-9355/14

Seasonal incidence of insect pests on Brassica species oilseed crops and eco-friendly management of mustard aphid. (Lipaphis erysimi Kalt) Dr. D.K. Singh
8 Mr. Santosh Kumar

CA-9356/14

Studies on different novel insecticides for the control of brinjal shoot and fruit borer (Leucinodes orbonalis Green) in Brinjal crop. Dr. Ram Singh Umrao
9 Mr. Satish B.N.

CA-9357/14

Efficacy of different insecticides and biopesticides against tomato fruit borer (Helicoverpa armigera Hubner) on tomato crop. Dr. R.S. Singh

Ph.D. Students (Year 2016)

Sl.No. Name & I.D. No. Topic of Thesis Advisors
1 Mr. Shravan Kumar Verma

CA-8369/11

Population dynamics and management of pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) in cotton crop under natural field conditions in central Uttar Pradesh Dr. D.R. Singh
2 Mr. Dwivedi Sunil Ku. Anil Kumar

CA-8603/12

Bio-ecology and integrated pest Management of Mustard aphid (Lipaphis erysimi Kalt) in Mustard. Dr. R.S. Singh

     Plant Protection Research Achievements

        Kharif-2015 (Non plan)

  1. To study major insect pest complex and their natural parasite and predator on pigeon pea in changing climatic condition.The crop was infested by pod fly, Melanogromyza obtusa  and gram pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera in the month of February and March. Predators ie. Praying mantis species  and lady bird beetles were recorded during the month of Feb., & March.
  2. Effect of novel insecticides against fruit borer Erias vitella on okra.The spraying of imidacloprid  17.8 SL@ 1ml/liter of  water was found most effective  against fruit borer, Erias vitella providing highest yield 5.450 kg/plot. The other treatments viz. Indoxacarb, fipronil and profenfos + cypermethrin reduced the infestation  but were statistically  non significant  in reduction of population of fruit borer as well yield.Rabi 2016 (Non Plan)
    1. Screening of tomato cultivar/verities against root knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita Race-IV Out of twenty one cultivars only three 6520, 6525 and 7016 were found moderately resistant having 28.40, 22.80 and 27.20 galls/plant. All other  18 cultivars ranged in recording 41.80 to 87 galls/plant.
    2. Screening of various insecticides against coccinellid beetle, Coccinella septempunctata The toxic effect of four insecticides ie. Imidacloprid, indoxacarb, novaluran and chlorpyriphos were tested against coccinella septempunctata. The aphid treated with the insecticides were given to predators as feed. Out of four imidacloprid and indoxacarb @ of 0.5ml/lit. water were found safe for the predators which recorded only 6.67% mortality after 48 hrs. Remaining chemicals showed highly toxic effect and mortality ranged from 10.00 to 16.67 per cent.
    3. Determination of population density of different species of field rats in Kharif and Rabi cropsRegular survey has been conducted in different research farms of university to observed the losses caused by the rodents especially field rat. In Kharif, rice crop damaged seviourly at Nawabganj, oilseeds and New Dairy Farm. Losses extending  upto 5.0-10.17 per cent in groundnut were recorded at Deegh and Araul Farm, while in wheat loss ranged from 2.75 to 8.38 per cent. The rodent species Tatera indica, Mus budga and Bandicota bengalensis were found at all the research farms which were damaging the crop.
    4. Extension achievements Department of Entomology has put a stall in All India farmers fairs Agro Industrial Exhibition organized during Oct.3, 2016 to Oct. 6, 2016 in the main campus. Latest insect pest management Technology had been demonstrated for farming community as well as extension workers.
    5. Dignitaries visited the DepartmentAccreditation team visited to the department on March 10, 2016 and gone through all activities performed by the Department of Entomology.  The team appreciated for maintaining the collection of insects of different species over hundred years.
    6. Indra Dev and Neerja Agrawal (2015): Bio-efficacy of neem and other botanicals for melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae Current Advances in Agriculture Sciences 7(1):91-92.
    7. Indra Dev and Neerja Agrawal (2015): Bio-efficacy of neem and other botanicals for melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae Current Advances in Agriculture Sciences 7(1):91-92.
    8. Scientists nominated for seminar/symposia/conferences
      Sl. No. Name, Designation Seminar/symposia/conferences place Date
      1 Neerja Agrawal, Professor

      Neelam Yadav (PDF)

       

      National seminar on “Science and Technology for Indigenous development in India. D.G. College Kanpur.

       

      Jan28-29, 2016
      2 do National seminar on Biodiversity & Renewable Energy D.G. College Kanpur.

       

      Jan     28-29, 2016
      3 do 18th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmer’s congress on prospects of skill development in Agricultural and Rural development- A step towards make in India. Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture, Technology and sciences, Allahabad.

       

      Feb.  20-21, 2016.
      4 do 4th Uttar Pradesh   “Agricultural Science congress 2016 Chandra Shekhar Azad Univ. of Agri. & Technology, Kanpur March 2-4, 2016.
      5 do 5th National seminar on Recent advances and emerging challenges in biological techniques. Dayanand Girls P.G. College, Kanpur Sept.

      20-21, 2016.

       

      6 do Seminar on Ganga Pollution: Analysis & Remedies. D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Kanpur Oct.    7-8, 2016.
      7 do  International congress on Post harvest Technologies of Agricultural produce for sustainable food and nutritional security. Integral University, Lucknow.

       

      Nov.

      10-12, 2016

      8 do National Symposium on Agrochemicals Research and Education in India: Appraisal & Road Map for future. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Nov. 15-17, 2016.

      12- Research Paper/Abstract/Popular Article/book/book chapter etc Published: Neerja Agrawal and Neelam Yadav

      1. Indra Dev and Neerja Agrawal (2015): Bio-efficacy of neem and other botanicals for melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae Current Advances in Agriculture Sciences 7(1):91-92.
      2. Neerja Agrawal, Kripa Shanker and Rishipal (2015) Makka ke keeton main samanvit prabandhan. Kisan Bharti, May 2015:19-21.
      3. Neelam Yadav and Neerja Agrawal (2016): A survey of farmer’s knowledge & management practices adopted in cruciferous vegetables in Kanpur (Accepted).
      4. Neelam Yadav and Neerja Agrawal 2016:A survey of insect pests & their natural enemies on Cole crops in Kanpur (Accepted).
      5. Role of beneficial pest for indigenous development in abstracts National seminar on “Science and Technology for Indigenous development in India”. Organized by Indian Science Congress Association during Jan28-29, 2016 at D.G. College Kanpur.
      6. Sustainable expansion of natural resources: Tactics and confronts in abstracts National seminar on “ Biodiversity & Renewable Energy” organized by Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology during Feb., 13-14, 2016 at Baba Sahab Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Agric. Engg. & Tech., Etawah.
      7. A survey of agricultural pests and predators on Cole crops in Kanpur region, U.P. in abstracts “18th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmer’s congress on prospects of skill development in Agricultural and Rural development- A step towards make in India” during Feb., 20-21, 2016 organised by Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture, Technology and sciences at Allahabad.
      8. Contemporary status and future projection of arthropod predators in pest management: Sustainable farming in abstracts 4th Uttar Pradesh “Agricultural Science congress 2016” organised by Chandra Shakher Azad Univ. of Agri. & Technology, Kanpur during March2-4, 2016.
      9. Field evaluation of novel insecticides for the control of pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera) in chickpea in abstracts 4th Uttar Pradesh “Agricultural Science congress 2016” organised by Chandra Shakher Azad Univ. of Agri. & Technology, Kanpur during March2-4, 2016.
      10. Genetic improvement of parasitoids and predators in abstracts 4th Uttar Pradesh “Agricultural Science congress 2016” organised by Chandra Shakher Azad Univ. of Agri. & Technology, Kanpur during March2-4, 2016.
      11. Pests problems in the changing Agriculture in abstracts 5th National seminar on “Recent advances and emerging challenges in biological techniques” organised by Dayanand Girls P.G. College, Kanpur during 20-21 Sept., 2016.
      12. Impact of pesticides in fresh water model ecosystem in abstracts National Seminar on “Ganga Pollution: Analysis & Remedies” organised by D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Kanpur during 7-8 Oct., 2016.
      13. Relative density of coccinellid predators on mustard crop in Etawah district U.P. in abstracts International congress on “Post harvest Technologies of Agricultural produce for sustainable food and nutritional security” organized by UPCAR, during 10-12 Nov., 2016 at Integral University, Lucknow.
      14. Conventional management of Diamond Back Moth, Plutella xylostella on cole crops in Kanpur region, U.P. in abstracts National Symposium on “Agrochemicals Research and Education in India: Appraisal & Road Map for future” organised by Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. during 15-17 Nov., 201
      15.   Student placement During 2015-16, 9 M.Sc. and Two Ph.D. Entomology students completed their degree. 8 selected as Technical Assistant in Department of Agriculture Govt. of U.P. and 2got selected as Field Officers in Nationalized Banks.
  1.   Recognition & Awards
    1. Neerja Agarwal, Professor & Head, elected as Recorder in section of Agriculture & Forestry in Indian Science Congress for two consecutive years i.e.2017-18.
    2. Kusum Dwivedi nominated by project coordinator as group leader for Oilseed group of AICRP Nematode.
    3. (Mrs.) Neelam Yadav has been awarded for Post Doctorate fellowship in the department of Entomology.

    Participation in Kisan Mela Oct.3-6, 2016 Freshers Party 2015 batch

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