Faculty   Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Plant Protection
 

Coordinator: Professor P.K. Sharma

The Department of Plant Protection was established in 1998 under the self financed scheme (SFS) of the UP state government/ university to meet the long-standing demand of students, farmers, pesticide companies and bio-control laboratories. The study of plant protection aims at developing strategies for overall improvement in crop production by minimizing crop losses due to insect-pests, diseases, weeds, nematodes, rodents, etc. The department has established well-equipped with modern laboratories for isolation, purification, identification and maintenance of relevant microbial cultures, mass rearing of natural enemies, mass production of bio-pesticides. Major equipments in the Department are BOD incubators, hot air ovens, autoclaves, Laminar air flow, GEL documentation system, deep freezer, high quality research microscopes, high quality inverted phase contrast microscopes, double distillation unit, bio-safety cabinet, pH meter, sprayers, etc. The department has its own departmental library, which consists of more than 600 books and journals. A computer lab with round the clock internet facility is also available. The department is having active academic collaboration with several national Institutes /laboratories in India like–Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla, National Research Centre for Integrated Pest Management (NCIPM), New Delhi, Indian Institute of Wheat & Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal, etc. where the students have an opportunity to undertake their project work in collaboration of the department.

The students of the department have shown good performance in ARS, ICAR-NET and have obtained various scholarships from various agencies. Several students of the department are presently occupying important positions in both public and private sector organizations; including universities, colleges, and research institutes, state agriculture departments, krishi vigyan kendra (KVKs), FCI, DPPQS, private pesticides companies, etc.

 
Field of Specialization :
Plant pathology and Entomology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Programmes / Classes:
Post-Graduate Courses:

M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology):
M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) is a two years (four semesters) full time course, including the project work. There are four theory courses (three in case of fourth semester only) and one practical in each semester. This practical comprises practicals designed for each theory course. Each student has to undertake a project work on any aspect related to the course of study and submit the Project Report at the end of fourth semester. The students are encouraged and helped to receive training during their project work in different research institutes, laboratories and other Universities.

M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology):
M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) is a two years (four semesters) full time course, including the project work. There are four theory courses ((three in case of fourth semester only) and one practical in each semester. This practical comprises practicals designed for each theory course. Each student has to undertake a project work on any aspect related to the course of study and submit the Project Report at the end of fourth semester. The students are encouraged and helped to receive training during their project work in different research institutes, laboratories and other Universities.

 
Eligibility Conditions:

M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology): Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ B.Sc. degree with Chemistry, Botany, Zoology with 50% marks.

M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology): Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ B.Sc. degree with Chemistry, Botany, Zoology/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology with 50% marks.

 
 
Intake (Number of seats)

M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology): 20
M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology): 20

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Designation Name Qualifications Specializations Email Resume
Coordinator P.K. Sharma M.Sc. (Ag.),
M.Phil. Ph.D., NET
Molecular genetics, Crop biotechnology Plant Genomics and Plant breeding Email Resume
Teaching Assistant Ajay Kumar   Insect Taxonomy, Insect Morphology, Toxicology, IPM, Storage Entomology and Biocontrol Email Resume
Visiting Professor V. Kishore   Plant Bacteriology, Virology,  Disease Diagnostics, IDM Epidemiology  and Seed Pathology Email Resume
Guest Faculty A. Vashisth   Mycology, Nematology,   
Management of field, fruit & vegetable crop diseases
Email Resume
Guest Faculty Neha Goel   Statistics,  Computer and Bioinformatics    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Syllabus M.Sc. Ag (Entomology)
Syllabus M.Sc. Ag (Plant Pathology)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Job Opportunities:

The students with M. Sc. Ag. degree in Entomology and Plant Pathology find job opportunities as: (a) teachers in colleges and universities; (b) scientific/ technical personnel in research institutions/ labs, plant protection organizations, plant health clinics, pesticides companies, bio-control and fertilizer companies; (c) agricultural officers in banks, warehouses, FCI, KVKs, etc.

 
Placements:

The students of the department have shown good performance in ARS, ICAR-NET and have obtained various scholarships from various agencies. Several students of the department are presently occupying important positions in both public and private sector organizations; including universities, colleges, and research institutes, state agriculture departments, krishi vigyan kendra (KVKs), FCI, DPPQS, private pesticides companies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
 
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