Master of Agriculture Science In Entomology, New Program

Master of Agriculture Science In Entomology, New Program

  • Program Code

  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

About the Programme
Overview: The Department of Plant Protection is one of the most active department under the M.S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture. Initially the department was offering only undergraduate courses of Entomology. However, to keep pace with the advancement of science, need of famers and demand of market this department is now ready to offer M.Sc (Entomology) courses. This department is equipped with well-developed laboratory facilities for research and extension facilities. We have a scientific apiary unit and an advanced biocontrol laboratory. Simultaneously, this department is maintaining an insect museum and a live culture of stored grain pests in a systematic manner. In order to update and augment their knowledge, faculties of the department have been very active in faculty recharging strategies by attending workshops, trainings, conferences, etc. Objectives of the Department:
  • Identification of insect pests and their natural enemies.
  • Training to devise strategies for the management of insect pests.
  • Addressing the farmer’s problems with regard to insect pests of regional and national significance and their management.
  • To address environmental issues in relation to use of agro-chemicals in insect pest management by adopting bio intensive and integrated approaches.
  • To develop skills on experimental designs, analytical techniques, research data computation and statistical analysis.
Course Fee
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
Code Course Title Credit Hours Page No.
Major Courses (20 Credits)
ENTO 0501* Insect Morphology 2+1 1
ENTO 0502* Insect Anatomy and Physiology 2+1 2
ENTO 0503* Insect Taxonomy 1+2 3
ENTO 0504* Insect Ecology 2+1 4
ENTO 0505* Biological Control of Insect pests and weeds 2+1 7
ENTO 0506* Toxicology of Insecticides 2+1 8
ENTO 0508* Concepts of Integrated Pest Management 2+0 10
Minor Courses 08
Supporting Courses 06
Common compulsory courses 05
ENTO 0591 Seminar 0+1  
ENTO 0599 Research 0+30  
Total Credits 70
* Compulsory among major courses
Course code Course title Credits Credits
PATH 0506 Techniques in detection and diagnosis of plant diseases 0+2 13
PATH 0504 Plant Nematology 2+1 11
PATH 0505 Principles of Plant Pathology 2+1 12
MMBB 0501 Principles of Biotechnology 3+0 14
MMBB 0552 Basic Biochemistry 3+0 15
MMBB 0555 Introduction to Bioinformatics 2+1 16
Course code Course title Credits Credits
STAT 0511 Experimental Designs 2+1 18
MMBB 0507 Techniques In Molecular Biology 0+3 19
MMBB 0504 Techniques in Molecular Biology I* 0+3 18
BIOC 0505 Techniques In Biochemistry 2+2 20
Common compulsory courses
Course No. Course Title Cr. hr
PGSS 0501 Library and Information Services 0+1
PGSS 0502 Technical Writing and Communications Skills 0+1
PGSS 0503 Intellectual Property and its Management in Agriculture 1+0
PGSS 0504 Basic Concepts in Laboratory Techniques 0+1
PGSS 0505 Agricultural Research, Research Ethics and Rural Development Programmes 1+0
Eligibility Criteria
B.Sc. Agriculture with OGPA of 6.0 (5.5 for SC & ST candidates) from any recognized University, Academic Fee 2 lakh per year.
Career path you can choose after the course
Postgraduate in Entomology is eligible for the posts of Agriculture Research Scientist under ICAR, Asst. Professor in central/state agricultural universities, and subject matter specialist in Krishi Vigyan Kendras and also get exciting offers from various multinational companies as scientists or marketing experts.

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