History of Entomology Department goes back to the year 1921 with establishment of section of Entomologists to Government of U.P. in Kanpur. It was mainly responsible for research and teaching activities in the department of Agriculture Zoology- Entomology in Govt. Agriculture College, Kanpur under the first Entomologist, Mr. P.B. Richard (1921-1940). In the year 1928 teaching at graduate level was started and degree was awarded in 1931. Post graduate classes in Agriculture Zoology-Entomology were started in 1944 under the Headship of Dr. Y.S. Sharga, and thereafter he was followed by Dr. S.S. Khanna and Dr. T.P.S. Teotia. Since 1944 about 15 students were admitted every year in M.Sc. (Ag.) Programme. In July 1975 the department was renamed as Department of Entomology.
=> B.Sc. Forestry
=> B.Sc. Horticulture
=> B.Sc. Home Science
=> B.Sc. Agriculture
=> M.Sc. Agriculture
=> Ph.D. Entomology
The Department of Entomology is one of the oldest Departments of the college of Agriculture. More than one century old B.Sc. (Ag.) laboratory and lecture theatre (ZR) are now well equipped and furnished with modern facilities including LCD projector screen and computer. The PG laboratory, library and seminar/committee room are also equipped with audio- visual aids and comfortable furniture.
Department of Entomology scientists have developed management technology for the pasts of different crops. IPM modules have also been developed for mustard, groundnut, chickpea, pigeonpea and mango. Management technologies have also been generated in the field of non insect pests like rodents and nematode. Many parasitoids and predator like Trichogramma and Chrysoperla have been produced in the Bio-control laboratory and demonstrations have been conducted in the farmer’s field. Research work in the Department is based on various thrust areas in the management of noxious pests and is finalized in Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting of Entomology discipline, held twice in a year (Kharif and Rabi). Research outcomes are discussed in RAC meetings and research recommendations are made.
The following research projects are running in the department:
=> All India Coordinated Research Project on Nematode Management (75:25%)
=> Rodent control scheme.
=> Quality Seed Production of Indian and Exotic major carp & catfishes.
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