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 Specialization Contact No. E-mail
Dr. M.L. Agarwal, Ph. D.
Professor
Insect taxonomy & Econ. Entomology 9430047857 mlagento@yahoo.com
Dr. S.P. Singh, Ph.D.
Professor & Head
Pesticide Residue Management 9931929146 spsrau@gmail.com
Dr. A.K. Misra, Ph.D.
Professor
Economic Entomology & Soil Biology 9973576646 akmishra_rau@yahoo.com
Dr. A.K. Rai, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof.
Economic Entomology & Ecology 9470832977 arbindrau56@yahoo.com
Dr. S.P.N. Singh, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof.
Economic Entomology 9431898827 spnsingh_rau@yahoo.com
Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Ph.D.
Asstt. Prof.
Apiculture, Economic & Entomology 9430047740 neerajpusa@gmail.com
Dr. Md. Abbas Ahmad, Ph.D.
Asstt. Prof.
Economic Entomology 8409193094 nagendra_vamnicom@rediffmail.com
Dr. P.P. Singh, Ph.D.
Professor
 9939214932  ppsinghdholi@rediffmail.com
Dr. U. Mukhejee, Ph.D.
Assoc.  Prof.
Economic Entomology
Dr. R. Prasad, Ph.D.
Asstt. Prof.
Apiculture & Economic Entomology  9934610423  rabindratcadholi@yahoo.in
Dr. Tanveer Alam, M.Sc. (Ag.)
Asstt. Prof.
Economic Entomology
Sri Anil Kumar, M.Sc. (Ag.)
Asstt. Prof.
Sugarcane Entomology  9304734003  agri_anil@rediffmail.com
Dr. Harichand, Ph.D.
Asstt. Prof.
Sugarcane Entomology  9931911998  harichandento@gmail.com

 

Research Projects

AIRCP on Honey bee