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Department of Entomology


Department of Entomology

The resident instruction programme in Entomology comprises undergraduate instruction for the students of College of Agriculture, College of Home Science and postgraduate instruction leading to M. Sc. and Ph. D degrees in Entomology.

The postgraduate students are trained in economic entomology, biocontrol , host plant resistance, ecology, toxicology, physiology, taxonomy and acarology. Traditional strengths of research in the department had been in economic entomology, toxicology and apiculture. At present emphasis is on synthesizing IPM modules for different crops involving bio- agents, cultural practices, host plant resistance and eco friendly chemicals.

The faculty of the department is actively involved in the running of three professional societies, viz. Indian Society for the Advancement of Insect Science ,the Indian Ecological Society and Society for Sustainable Cotton Production. Three scientific periodicals viz. Journal of Insect Science and Indian Journal of Ecology and Cotton Bulletin are being brought out regularly by Indian Society for the Advancement of Insect Science ,Ecological Society of India and Society for Sustainable Cotton Production and located in the department since 1988;1974 and 2006, respectively.

Department of Entomology
Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana, Punjab


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