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Department of Entomology

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  • Dr. S.N. Tiwari
  • Head,
  • Department of Entomology,
  • College of Agriculture

  • Contacts
  • Phone: 9412120724
  • E-mail: rsntiwari[at]gmail[dot]com

About Us

Initially the department was a component of division of Plant Science In 1964, it become a separate department within the college of Agriculture with an objective of achieving excellence in teaching Entomology to under-graduate students, conducting problem oriented research of farmers. The department started M.Sc.(Ag.) Entomology and Ph. D. programme in 1970 and 1979, respectively. This department has produced 330 M. Sc. (Ag.) and 102 Ph.D. students.


The Department of Entomology strives to be a network of faculty, staff and students that creates a culture of excellence resulting in the Department being one of the pr-eminent entomological teachings, research and extension organizations in the country.


We embrace discovery, transitional, and applied entomological research from levels of ecological landscapes to biological molecules. The department provides exciting experience yet scientifically, agriculturally and environmentally relevant research and training as part of undergraduate and graduate instruction from a Faculty of nationally and internationally recognized scholars who contemplate our science from a global perspective.

Degrees Offered (with seat breakup)

  • M.Sc.: 12+4(ICAR)=16
  • Ph.D.:6+2 (other state)=8

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    Facilities and Infrastructure

    The department has well developed facilities with well equipped modern equipment for effective teaching, training and research.

  • Biological Control Laboratory
  • Apiculture Laboratory
  • Insect Biosystematics Laboratory
  • Insect Pathology Laboratory
  • IPM – Laboratory
  • Stored Product Entomology Laboratory
  • Insect Museum
  • Plant Clinic
  • Insect Morphology Laboratory
  • UG Laboratory

  • Post Harvest laboratory (Stored grain entomology lab)

    Model smart class room and Committee (Seminar) room

    UG and PG laboratories

    Faculty awards/ honours:

    1. Dr. M. S. Khan has been awarded for trends in Horticultural Crops held on Hisar, Best oral presentation during the National Seminar on Recent 22-24, March, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

    2. Dr. S.N. Tiwari awarded of Faculty Excellence Award at Agriculture College, G.B.P.U.A&T. Pantnagar on 01.01.2013

    3. Dr. A.K. Karnatak nominated Member of Board of Studies of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology of Banarus Hindu University for a period of 2 Years from 2012 to 2014.

    4. Dr. A. K. Karnatak nominated in Board of Governors of Himalayan University Dehradun by His Excellency Governor of Uttarakhand.

    5. Dr. A.K. Karnatak recipient of Dr. R.S. Paroda Award for outstanding contribution in the field of ‘Crop Production and Protection Technology” presented in 15th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmers Congress held at Allahabad from February 22-24, 2013

    6. Dr. Ruchira Tiwari recipient of Best Paper Award presented on topic “Organic beekeeping” in National Seminar on Innovations in Traditional Agriculture organized by Uttarakhand Asian Agri-history Foundation, Pantnagar on 15 and 16 November 2013.

    7. Dr. Ruchira Tiwari recipient of Innovator of The Year Award -2013 for working on Organic Bee Management Using Animal And Plant Origin Products. The award has been received at state level from Sri, Surendra Singh Negi, Minister of Science in 8th USSTC, Dehradun.

    8. Dr. Ruchira Tiwari recipient of Best Teaching Practices Award -2013

    9. The Department of Entomology was bestowed with Best Organizing Competency Award 2013 by DDG and ADG, ICAR during the Biennial workshop of Honeybee and Pollinators at G.B.P.U.A. & T. Pantnagar from 17-20 June, 2013.

    10. ICAR awarded Dr. Poonam Srivastava as Ist Best Lead Presenter Award during the 2nd Group Discussion of AICRP on Fruits held on 26 Feb. – 1March, 2015 at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur.

    11. Dr. M. S. Khan has been awarded for Best Oral Presentation during the National Entomologist Meet held on 5-7 February, 2015 at IINRG, Ranchi.

    Student awards/achievement

    1. Ms. Geetanjly has been awarded Young Scientist Award 2015 in UCOST, Dehradun.
    2. Ms. Pooja Singh, Deepika Chauhan and Kiran Negi have been awarded for Best Poster Presentation during the National Entomologist’s Meet held on 5-7 February, 2015 at IINRG, Ranchi.

    Text Books:

  • अजय कुमार तिवारी एवं रवि प्रकाश मौर्य 2012। औद्यानिकी के मूलभूत सिद्धांत तथा एकीकृत नाशीजीव प्रबंधन। न्यू इंडिया पब्लिशिंग एजेंसी, नई दिल्ली। पेजः 265। ISBN no.: 978-93-80235-99-8.
  • A.K. Pandey, Bijendra Kumar, ChandraDev, 2012 Success story in IPM Strategies for selected Vegetables Crops in Mid Hills of Uttarakhand.

  • Book Chapters:

  • A.K. Karnatak, Insect pest management in Sugarcane (In Hindi)
  • Khan; M.S. and Srivastava, P. 2010. Pollination. In: The Pear (eds: R.M. Sharma & S. N. Pandey). IBD Press, Lucknow. 323-347 pp.
  • मौन पालन का व्यावसायिक प्रबंधन 2011 राज्य कृषि प्रबंधन एवं प्रसार प्रशिक्षण संस्थान उत्तराखण्ड द्वारा प्रकाशित |76 पृष्ठ (डा0 ए0के0 कर्नाटक)

  • Lab Manuals:

  • Laboratory Manual for Agriculture Zoology. (Dr. A.K. Karnatak)
  • e–manual Elements of Entomology/ Introductory Entomology. (Dr. A.K. Karnatak)
  • Khan, M.S. Srivastava Poonam and Karnatak, A.K. 2007 Laboratory Manual on Introductory Entomology, APE-311. Department of Entomology, G.B.P.U.A & T. Pantnagar.78pp
  • Dr. Ruchira Tewari 2007 Laboratory manual on Economic Entomology
  • Dr. Ruchira Tewari 2008 Laboratory manual on Integrated Pest Management
  • Dr. Ruchira Tewari 2013 Laboratory manual on Insect Pests of Major Crops: Damage and Management

  • Technical bulletin

  • Malkania, Uma. ; Khan, M.S.; Srivastava, P. and Singh, G. 2012. Phasal utpadan me Paragankarta keto ka parbandhan avam paryavarney dishti se unka sanraksan ( in Hindi).19pp. GBPUA&T, Pantnagar.
  • Khan; M.S. and Srivastava, Poonam. 2010 “Enemies of Honeybees (other than diseases and mites) and their management” ( eds: S. Ramani and H D Kaushik) AICRP on Honeybees and Pollinators, ICAR, New Delhi.32pp.
  • Khan; M.S. and Srivastava, Poonam. 2013. Research Bulletin on Insect Pollinators and Crop Pollination. GBPUA & T, Pantnagar 70p.

  • Technical bulletin in hindi : (Dr. A.K. Karnatak)

  • उत्तराखण्ड में मधुमक्खी पालन
  • मधुमक्खी पालन में प्रयुक्त उपकरण
  • मधुमक्खी पालन: कार्य एक फायदे अनेक
  • मधुमक्खियों की प्रमुख बिमारियाँ एवं शत्रु
  • शहद के प्रकार, औषधीय गुण उपयोग एवं परीक्षण
  • मौन वंशों में बकछूट रोकने के उपाय तथा वंशों को मौनगृह में बसाने की तकनीक
  • मधुमक्खियों में प्रमुख सूक्ष्मजीवी रोग एवं दनकी रोकथाम
  • Ongoing Extension Activities:

  • Evaluation, refinement and transfer of technology for pest management.
  • Crop Protection Services through internet and telephone.
  • Initiation of Crop Protection Bulletin for Uttarakhand and UP.
  • Farmers field demonstration for management of insect pests.
  • Delivering lectures to the farmers, growers and beekeepers in various training programs.
  • Delivering various radio and TV talks on beekeeping and pest management.

  • Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Trainings organized

  • Dr. Ruchira Tiwari participated in International Conference in February 2014 at Punjabi University Patiala Punjab.

  • Dr. A.K. Karnatak participated in 16th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmer’s Congress conference at Lucknow from 22-23 February, 2014.

  • Dr. Ruchira Tiwari participated as Co-Organizing Secretary in National Seminar on “Innovations in Traditional Agriculture” held on 15th and 16th November 2013 in Conference hall of College of Agriculture, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar

  • Dr. Ruchira Tiwari delivered lectures on Traditional beekeeping with scientific approach in training programme organized by National Bee Board at State Beekeeping Centre at Jeolikot, Nainital during July to September 2013.

  • Dr. Pramod Mall organized A National workshop of AICRP on HB&P from 18th to 19th June 2013. More than 70 participants participated in this great function. The various session were organized and technical strategies for coming two years have been formatted on honey bees for various networking centers.

  • Dr. A.K. Karnatak participated in 15th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmer’s Congress for increasing crop productivity in cross pollinated crops at Allahabad University from 22-24 February, 2013.

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