Entomology


Profile of the Department of Entomology, SV.Agril.College, Tirupati

 

The Department of Entomology came into existence in the year 1962 with the inception of the college. The department is involved in implementing the RAWE programme and crop protection technology courses to B.Sc (Ag) final year students to gain practical farm work experience for understanding the problems of crop protection. A Unit of Commercial Entomology is also maintaining in the department for the AELP students of Final year B.Sc (Ag) students. The department at present offers 5 courses with a credit load of 13 credits for B.Sc (Ag) students.

 

Post graduate programme in Entomology was started in 1982. The department offers 9 courses with a credit load of 20 for the M.Sc (Ag) students.

The Ph.D. programme in Entomology was initiated in the department during the year 2009.

So far 137 students were awarded the M.Sc (Ag) degree in Entomology. At Present there are 6 students in first year M.Sc (Ag) and 2 students in Ph.D first year.


The areas of Research the students have been guided:


  • Bioecology and morphometrics of major insect pests

  • Taxonomic identification crop diagnostics

  • Pest forwarning models

  • Integrated pest management

  • Tritrophic interactions

  • Tropical sericulture

  • Ecotoxicology of new chemical molecules

  • Compatability of insecticides

  • Microbial control of insect pests

  • Screening of genotypes for insect pests resistance

  • Acarina associated with crop ecosystems

 

The staff members of the department have been actively participate over the years in imparting training to farmers and personnel of Agricultural department on the latest plant protection technologies.

 

Heads of the Department Period

 

1.

Heads of the Department

:

Period

2.

Sri. K.Rama Mohan Rao

:

1962-1963

3.

Sri.K.P.S.Naidu

:

1964-1964

4.

Sri. K.Rama Mohan Rao

:

1965-1965

5.

Sri. A.Perraju

:

1965-1966

6.

Sri.J.G.Krishna

:

1967-1972

7.

Sri.A.Perraju

:

1973-1974

8.

Sri.C.Subba Rao

:

1975-1976

9.

Dr.J.G.Krishna

:

1976-1980

10.

Sri.K.P.S.Naidu

:

1981-1983

11.

Dr.P.Kameswara Rao

:

1983-1994

12.

Dr.P.Sanjeeva Rao

:

1994-1995

13.

Dr.N.Venugopala rao

:

1995-2006

14.

Dr. S.Srinivasan

:

2006-2010

15.

Dr.V.Rama Subba Rao

:

2010-2010

16.

Dr .P. Rajendra Prasad

:

2010 - 2013

17.

Dr .N.C.Venkateswarlu

:

2013 - 2015

18.

S. R. Koteswara Rao

:

2015 – Till date

 

 

 

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Name:Dr S R Koteswara Rao 

Designation:Professor and Head

Specialization:

  • Host Plant Resistance

  • Pest Management

  • Storage Entomology

  • Apiculture

Mobile No: 9849295237

E- mail Address: srkrao@ymail.com

 

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Name:Dr.N.C.Venkateswarlu

Designation:Professor

Specialization:

  • Host Plant Resistance

  • Insecticide resistance management

  • Integrated Pest Management

Mobile No: 9849662739

E- mail Address: ncvlu@rediffmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Name: Dr. K. Manjula

Designation: Associate Professor

Specialization:

  • Microbial Control of Insects

  • Biological control of insects

  • Integrated pest management

  • Insect morphology

  • Host plant resistance

  • Storage Entomology

  • Insect Toxicology

 

Mobile No:

9618934777

9247199189

E- mail Address:

Kambham19691970@yahoo.co.in

 

 

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Name: Dr. K.V. Hari Prasad

Designation: Assistant Professor

Specialization:

  • Host Plant Resistance,

  • Tri-trophic interactions,

  • Insecticide Resistance Management and Storage Entomology

Mobile No: 9396461527

E- mail Address: kvhp@hotmail.com