University Department of Entomology was established on 20th October, 1969 with the establishment of Agriculture University in Vidarbha named as Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola. Before establishment of this University, the need for agricultural education in the region was catered by the two Govt. Agril. colleges at Akola and Nagpur and two private colleges at Amravati and Warora.
=> Master Of Science (M.Sc.)
=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Linkages with other institutes:
=> IARI, New Delhi
=> NCIPM, New Delhi
=> DOSR, Indore
=> CRIDA, Hyderabad
=> National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII), Bangalore
=> CICR, Nagpur
=> NRCC, Nagpur
=> India Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur
=> Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
=> Marathwada Agriculture University, Parbhani
=> Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola
=> State Department of Agriculture, Pune
=> State Department of Horticulture, Pune
=> Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur.
The research activities of this Department will be focused on the following thrust areas and as per the need of the farming community.
=> Integrated Pest Management.
=> Insect Biosystematics.
=> Biological Pest suppression
=> Pest Forewarning
=> Pest population dynamics in relation to climate change.
=> Plant resistance to insects
=> Low cost plant protection technology
=> Extension Education:
The Department is well equipped with state- of -art equipments in various laboratories like
=> Insect Toxicology laboratory
=> Insect Morphology laboratory
=> Insect Biosystematics laboratory
=> The Insect Bio-control laboratory
=> Insect Physiology laboratory
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