Department of Entomology

Background

The history of entomology at Pusa dates back to 1905, the period of Sir Maxwel  Lefroy, the Imperial Entomologist at Imperial Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa who contributed to the monumental research work conducted in the region which took shape in his historical publication  – The Indian Insect life.

The department of Entomology was established mainly to teach entomology to undergraduate students. Since inception of  the University, it became a separate unit in the Faculty of Agriculture at Pusa Campus of  Rajendra Agricultural University with an  objective of achieving excellence in teaching entomology to postgraduate students, conducting problem oriented research on insect pests of agricultural importance, and extending latest technology development to  farmers.
The department has a strong presence in research in the area  of economic entomology, insect ecology, biological control, acarology, soil biota and insecticide toxicology having a state of the art pesticide residue laboratory equipped with GC, HPLC and other sophisticated analytical instruments. The apiculture unit is housed independently and is equipped with modern  research facilities. The faculty is highly qualified, made available from the under graduate unit at Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi and Sugarcane Research Institute, Pusa contributing their might to teaching and research capabilities thus, strengthening the overall human resources available in the department.
Major achievements of the department have been in the field of developing highly skilled personnel placed in reputed institutions, state department of agriculture and public sector undertakings, through striking a balance in pursuing both the basic and applied aspects of entomology. The technologies developed by the department are being regularly transferred to the farmers by the university.

 

 

Univ. Apiary

PG Laboratory

Bio-control Lab.

Faculty Strength

Name & Designation Specialization Contact No. E-mail
Dr. A.K. Misra

Professor & Head

Economic Entomology 9973576646 head.ento@rpcau.ac.in

 

Dr. P.P. Singh

Professor

Economic Entomology 8969687676

9939214932

pashupati.singh@rpcau.ac.in
Dr. A.K. Rai

Professor

Bio control & Ecology 9470832977 akrai.ento@rpcau.ac.in

 

Dr. U. Mukherjee

Professor

Insecticide Toxicology 8986039867 udayanmukherjee@rpcau.ac.in
Dr. S.P.N. Singh

Associate Professor

Economic Entomology 6206321317 spnsingh@rpcau.ac.in

 

Dr. (Mrs) Puspa Singh

Associate Professor

Acarology &Insecticide Toxicology 9430560507, 7319653080 pushpa@rpcau.ac.in
Dr. Neeraj Kumar

Associate Professor

Economic Entomology  and Apiculture 7004870398 neeraj@rpcau.ac.in
Dr. S.K. Sahoo

Associate Professor

Pesticide Residue Analysis 9872655270 sksahoo@rpcau.ac.in
Dr. Rabindra Prasad

Assistant Professor

Economic Entomology  and Apiculture

 

 

9934610423 r.prasad@rpcau.ac.in

 

Dr. Anil Kumar

Assistant Professor

Bio control, Economic Entomology & Sugarcane Entomology 9304734003 anil.kumar@rpcau.ac.in
Dr. Tanweer Alam

Assistant Professor

Economic Entomology 9955982521 tanweer@rpcau.ac.in
Dr. M.K. Singh

Assistant Professor

Horticultural Entomology 9430557567 mukesh.singh@rpcau.ac.in

 

Dr.  Manoj Kumar

Assistant Professor

Economic Entomology 9162736466 manojk.ento@rpcau.ac.in
Dr. Md. Abbas Ahmad

Assistant Professor

Pulse, Rice Entomology and Host Plant Resistance 9470021983 abbas.ento@rpcau.ac.in
Dr. Nagendra Kumar

Assistant Professor

Economic Entomology, Apiculture and Medicinal and Aromatic plant.

 

6201019031

 

nagendra.kumar@rpcau.ac.in

 

Dr. M.S. Sai Reddy

Assistant Professor

Molecular Entomology 9346625239 sai.reddy@rpcau.ac.in

 

Mr G.S. Giri

Assistant Professor

Pest Management and Apiculture 9658228227 gsgiri@rpcau.ac.in

 

Research Projects

AIRCP on Honey bee