Department of Entomology
Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry - Solan


Teaching

(Degrees Awarded)

  • M.Sc. Entomology and Apiculture

  • M.Sc. Nematology

  • Ph.D. Entomology and Apiculture

M.Sc. Discipline: 55 Credits

Core Courses (Total Credit 20)
Minor Courses (Total Credit 09)
Supporting Courses (Total Credit 05)
Research (Total Credit 20)
Seminar (Total Credit 01)

Ph. D. Discipline: 75 Credits

Core Courses (Total Credit 15)
Minor Courses (Total Credit 08)
Supporting Courses (Total Credit 05)
Research (Total Credit 45)
Seminar (Total Credit 02)


Courses offered

  • Under Graduate Courses

Course No.

Title of Course

Credit Hours

PPE-211

Fundamentals of Entomology

2+1

PPE-212

Nematode Pests of Horticultural Crops and their Management

1+1

PPE-221

Insect Pests of Fruit, Plantation, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

2+1

PPE-321

Apiculture

0+1

PPE-322

Insect Pests of Vegetable, Ornamental and Spice Crops

2+1

 

Total

7+5

    

  • M. Sc. Courses (Entomology and Apiculture) :

 

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

 

IST SEMESTER

 

ENT 501*

INSECT MORPHOLOGY

1+1

ENT 502*

INSECT ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & NUTRITION

2+1

ENT 505*

INSECT ECOLOGY

1+1

ENT 509

PLANT RESISTANCE TO INSECTS

1+1

ENT 511*#

PESTS OF FIELD CROPS

1+1

ENT 512*#

PESTS OF HORTICULTURAL AND PLANTATION CROPS

1+1

ENT 514

INSECT VECTORS OF PLANT VIRUSES AND OTHER PATHOGENS

1+1

ENT 517

SOIL ARTHROPODS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT

1+1

ENT 519

TECHNIQUES IN PLANT PROTECTION

0+1

ENT 521

PLANT QUARANTINE

2+0

ENT 591

MASTER’S SEMINAR

1+0

 

2ND SEMESTER

 

ENT 503

PRINCIPLES OF TAXONOMY

2+0

ENT 504*

CLASSIFICATION OF INSECTS

2+1

ENT 506

INSECT PATHOLOGY

1+1

ENT 507*

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF CROP PESTS AND WEEDS

1+1

ENT 508*

TOXICOLOGY OF INSECTICIDES

2+1

ENT 510*

PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

1+1

ENT 513

STORAGE ENTOMOLOGY

1+1

ENT 515

HONEY BEES MANAGEMENT

1+1

ENT 516

GENERAL ACAROLOGY

2+1

ENT 518

VERTEBRATE PEST MANAGEMENT

1+1

ENT 520

COMMERCIAL ENTOMOLOGY

1+1

PL PATH 520/ ENT 520$

PLANT QUARANTINE

2+0

ENT 591

MASTER’S SEMINAR

1+0

NEMA 502 /ENT 503$

PRINCIPLES OF TAXONOMY

2+0

 

 

 

M. Sc. Courses (Nematology) :

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

 

IST SEMESTER

 

NEMA 501*

PRINCIPLES OF NEMATOLOGY

2+1

NEMA 503*

STRUCTRUAL ORGANIZATION OF NEMATODES

2+1

NEMA 505*

NEMATOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES

1+2

NEMA 508

NEMATODE ECOLOGY

2+1

NEMA 511

BENEFICIAL NEMATODES

1+1

NEMA 591

MASTER’S SEMINAR

1+0

 

2ND SEMESTER

 

NEMA 502 /ENT 503$

PRINCIPLES OF TAXONOMY

2+0

NEMA 504*

CLASSIFICATION OF NEMATODES

2+1

NEMA 506*

NEMATODES DISEASES OF CROPS

3+1

NEMA 507

NEMATODE BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

2+1

NEMA 509

NEMATODE INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISMS

2+1

NEMA 510*

NEMATODE MANAGEMENT

2+1

NEMA 512/ENT 510$

PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

1+1

NEMA 513/PL PATH 513

DISEASE RESISTANCE IN PLANTS

2+0

NEMA 514/ENT 520$

PLANT QUARANTINE

2+0

NEMA 591

MASTER’S SEMINAR

1+0

    

  • Ph. D. Courses (Entomology and Apiculture)

 

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

 

IST SEMESTER

 

ENT 603

ADVANCED INSECT PHYSIOLOGY

2+0

ENT 604

ADVANCED INSECT ECOLOGY

1+1

ENT 607

ADVANCED INSECTICIDE TOXICOLOGY

2+1

ENT 608

TOXICOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES

1+1

ENT 611

BEE ENEMIES AND DISEASES

2+1

ENT 613

AGRICULTURAL ORNITHOLOGY

1+1

ENT 615**

ADVANCED INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

2+0

ENT 616 / PL PATH 606$

PLANT BIOSECURITY AND BIOSAFETY

2+0

ENT 691

DOCTORAL SEMINAR-I

1+0

ENT 692

DOCTORAL SEMINAR-II

1+0

 

2ND SEMESTER

 

ENT 601

ADVANCED INSECT SYSTEMATICS

1+2

ENT 602

IMMATURE STAGES OF INSECTS

1+1

ENT 605

INSECT BEHAVIOUR

1+1

ENT 606

RECENT TRENDS IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

1+1

ENT 609

ADVANCED HOST PLANT RESISTANCE

1+1

ENT 610

ADVANCES IN BEE GENETICS AND BREEDING

1+1

ENT 612

ADVANCED ACAROLOGY

1+1

ENT 614**

MOLECULAR APPROACHES IN ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH

1+1

ENT 691

DOCTORAL SEMINAR-I

1+0

ENT 692

DOCTORAL SEMINAR-II

1+0

 
*Compulsory for Master’s Programme; ** Compulsory for Ph.D. Programme, # One out of 511 or 512 is compulsory;

$ Cross-listed with Plant Pathology, @ Cross-listed with Plant Pathology.
 

 

Capacity building (Workshop, Seminars, Conferences organized, Summer School, Winter School, CAS Training organized)

The Department organized the following workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. for capacity building of the faculty :

  • Workshop of AICRP on Honey Bees Research & Training was organized on April 4-5,2003 at Kullu, Himachal Pradesh to finalize technical programme of the project

  • A special session on Pollination issues in Temperate Zone Fruits was held during the 7thInternational Symposium on Temperate Zone Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics (14-18 October 2003) at University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan HP, India

  • Planning Workshop On Honey bees in the Himalayas: Promoting Partnership with Rural Development Networks in HKH was organized on July 7-9, 2004 in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India.

  • Annual Group Meeting of All India Net Work Project on Pesticide Residue organized at UHF on June 14-15, 2005.

  • Annual Group Meeting of AICRP on Biological Control organized at UHF on 29-30 May, 2008.

  • The department organised a regional workshop on “Strengthening Network for promotion of beekeeping, information sharing and making improvements in beekeeping curricula” on December 17, 2009 at UHF Nauni as a part of Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the University. Dr. K.R Dhiman, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, inaugurated the workshop which was attended by the participants from Agricultural Universities, State Department of Horticulture, NGO’s and progressive beekeepers from the states of J&K, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

  • The Department organized three days Participatory Curriculum Development workshop funded by ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal w.e.f. September 28 to 30, 2010.

  • The Indian society of Pest Management and Economic Zoology, Department of Entomology and Apiculture, organized a national symposium on “Perspectives and Challenges of Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Agriculture” at Dr.Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni w.e.f November 19-21, 2010, as a part of the silver jubilee celebrations of the university.
     

Trainings organized by the Department

  • The Department organized two one day training camps on “Management of two spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae with the use of bio pesticides under polyhouse conditions in capsicum and carnation in context to organic farming” on 21.6.2010 at UHF, Nauni and on 19.1.2011 at Rajgarh, District – Sirmour wherein 43 and 54 farmers participated, respectively.

  • The Department organized six one day training/farmer awareness camps on “Management of two spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae with the help of predator Neoseiulus longispinosus and other eco-friendly approaches under polyhouse conditions” during February – March, 2011 at Kandaghat, Jukhala & Bhager (Bilaspur), Mahogbaag (Chail) and Dharampur (Solan) wherein a total number of 301 farmers participated.

  • The Department conducted four day’s training camp on “Scientific beekeeping for quality honey production” during North Zone Agriculture fair at NIT Hamirpur from February 23-26, 2011.

Text books/ Manuals developed

a) Edited Books

S.N.

Title

Authors

Publisher

1.            

Management of Indigenous honeybee Apis cerena - 2004

H.K. Sharma, J.K. Gupta and J.R. Thakur

Dr. Y.S. Parmar UHF, Nauni, Solan, H.P.

2.            

Pest Management in Horticultural Crops : Principles and Practices, 2004

L.R. Verma, A.K. Verma and D.C. Gautam (Eds.)

Asiatech Publishers Inc., New Delhi.

3.            

Parvtiya Kashetron mein Krishi avam Bagvani-2006

M.L. Bhardwaj, R.S. Chandel, S.K. Bhardwaj and C.D. Thapa

M/s Saksham Offset Printers, Kali Mandir Road, Pathankot.

4.            

Tools for conservation and use of pollination services : Development of pollination management plans for specific cropping systems - 2006.

B. Gemmill, L. Collette, Azzu, B. B.F. Souza Dias, U, Dhar A. Farooq, M. Grieg-Gran, J.K. Gupta, A. Jha, W. Kinuthia, P. Kwapong, J.A. Kwarteng, G.N. Njoroge, P.E. Oliveira, J.Osborne, A, Qayyum and I. Steffan-Dewenter.

FAO, UNAD, SPGRD (AGPS), Roma, Italia.

5.            

 Unnat Krishi avam Bagvani Takneekein-2006

C.D. Thapa, M.L. Bhardwaj, R.S. Chandel, S.K. Bhardwaj and D.S. Thakur

M/s Saksham Offset Printers, Kali Mandir Road, Pathankot.

6.            

Phaslon mein Akikrit Paudh Sarankshan-2007

R.S. Chandel and C.D. Thapa

M/s Kanwar Printers, Baijnath.

7.            

Chamba mein Krishi Tknikein avam Jaivik Kheti - 2007

M.L. Bhardwaj, S. Bhardwaj, K, Chandel R.S., Thapa C. D. and Guleria V.

M/s Kanwar Printers, Baijnath.

8.            

Plant Protection Practices in Organic Farming (Edited). 2010.

Sharma Ajay and Chandel RS. 2010.

International Book Distributors, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India

9.            

Phal, sabjiyon avam phoolon mein paudh poshan avam sanrakshan.

Gautam H.R., Sharma S.D., Bhardwaj Satish and Gupta Divender.2010.

Directorate of Extension Education

10.         

Chamba mein Bemausami Sabji Utpadan.,

Bhardwaj M.L., Chandel R.S., Sharma Uday and Gautam H.R. 2009.

Directorate of Extension Education

11.         

Bagbani phasloan ki sanrakshit Kheti (Edited).

 

Gupta S.K, Bhardwaj S.K., Chandel R.S. and Spehia R.S.2010.

Directorate of Extension Education

b) Teaching Manuals :

S.N.

Title

Authors

Publisher

1.

Illustrated Practical Manual of Zoology. Zoo.011 (Introductory Zoology) -2002

R. Kumar and R.S. Rana

Department of Entomology and Apiculture, UHF, Nauni (Solan).

2.

Practical Instructions for EAP-121 (Apiculture and Sericulture) - 2004

J.K. Gupta

Department of Entomology and Apiculture, UHF, Nauni (Solan).

3.

Insect Pests of Ornamental Crops : Identification and Management Manual - 2004

Usha Chauhan and K.C. Sharma

Department of Entomology and Apiculture, UHF, Nauni (Solan).

4.

Insect Pests of Vegetable Crops : Identification and Management Manual - 2004.

K.C. Sharma, Usha Chauhan and A.k.  Verma

Department of Entomology and Apiculture, UHF, Nauni (Solan).

5.

Paudh Sanrakshan Avum Madhu Makhi Palan - 2004

Usha Chauhan

Women Development Centre and Department of Entomology and Apiculture, UHF, Nauni (Solan).

6.

Nematology Practical Manual : Techniques and Identification - 2005

M. Luqman Khan and Anil K. Verma

Department of Entomology and Apiculture, UHF, Nauni (Solan).

7.

Insect Pests of Fruit and Plantation Crops - A Manual - 2007.

Divender Gupta and P.R. Gupta

Department of Entomology and Apiculture, UHF, Nauni (Solan).

8.

Gladiolus v anay phulon mein paudh sanrakshan 2007

H.R. Gautam and Usha Chauhan

Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, UHF, Nauni, Solan.

9.

Practical manual on beekeeping.

 

Gupta J.K., Sharma H.K. and Thakur R.K.  2009.

Department of Entomology and Apiculture

c) Bulletins  :

S.N.

Title

Authors

Publisher

 

1.         

Sacbrood and Thai sacbrood virus diseases of honey bees. 2003.

B S Rana, Kiran Dyal and J.K. Gupta.

Department of Entomology and Apiculture, UHF, Nauni, Solan

2.         

Aam ke mukhya hanikarak keet, rog avam prabandhan. 2005.

Divender Gupta and H R Gautam.

Directorate of Extension Education, UHF, Nauni, Solan.

3.         

Phalon, sabjiyon va phoolon mein paudh sanrakshan ki pramukh samayayein. 2006.

H R Gautam, D Gupta and N K.Joolka

Directorate of Extension Education, UHF, Nauni, Solan

4.         

Aam ke mukhya hanikarak keet, rog avam prabandhan (Revised edition)- 2007

Divender Gupta and H.R. Gautam

Directorate of Extension Education, UHF, Nauni, Solan.

5.         

Madhumakhiyon Ke Rog, Shatru va Upchar ________.

B S Rana, K Rana and R S Rana

Deep Printers, Nauni, Solan