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DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PROTECTION

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Coordinator: Prof. Shailendra Sharma

The Department of Plant Protection was established in 1998 under the self financed scheme (SFS) of the UP state government and the university to meet the demand of students, farmers, pesticide companies, bio-control laboratories, and government and private organizations. The study of plant protection aims at developing strategies, and means for overall improvement in crop production by minimizing crop losses due to insect-pests, diseases, weeds, nematodes, rodents, etc. The department has modern laboratories, which are well equipped for under-taking isolation, purification, identification and maintenance of cultures, mass rearing of natural enemies, mass production of bio-pesticides. Major equipments in the Department are BOD incubator, hot air oven, autoclave, Laminar air flow, GEL documentation system, deep freezer, high quality research microscopes, high quality inverted phase contrast microscopes, double distillation unit, bio-safety cabinets, PCR machines, electronic balances, horizontal electrophoresis unit, deep freezer, refrigerated centrifuge, pH meter, sprayers, etc. The department has its own departmental library, which consists of more than 800 books of different titles, and journals. A computer lab with internet facility is also available. The department is having active academic collaboration with several national Institutes /laboratories in India like–Central Potato Research Institute (ICAR-CPRI), Shimla; National Research Centre for Integrated Pest Management (ICAR-NCIPM) New Delhi; National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBPGR) New Delhi; National Research Centre on Litchi (ICAR-NRCL), Muzaffarpur (Bihar); Indian Institute of Wheat & Barley Research (ICAR-IIWBR), Karnal; Indian Institute of Pulses Research (ICAR-IIPR), Kanpur; Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow (ICAR-IISR) and Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research (ICAR-IIFSR), Modipuram, Meerut, etc. where the students have an opportunity to undertake their thesis 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.

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Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the following programmes of study:

M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) Programme (CBCS)

M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) Programme (CBCS)
About Programme:

M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) is a two years (four semesters) full time CBCS course, including the thesis work. In each semester, there will be one open elective of 4 credits each. A minimum of 108 credits are required to be earned for successful completion of the Master's degree programme including a minimum of 72 credits of 'core compulsory', 24 credits of 'core elective' and 12 credits of 'open elective' courses. Each student has to undertake a thesis work on any aspect related to the course of study and submit the same at the end of fourth semester to Department. The students are also facilitated to receive training during their research work in different research institutes, laboratories and other Universities. Minimum 12 credits are required for M.Sc. (Ag.) thesis. There shall be an advisory board consisting up to 3 members (major and minor) for guiding students for M.Sc. (Ag.) thesis from the department and minor can be from outside of the department/university.

Duration:

Two years (four semesters) programme

Number of Seats:
30
Nature/Type:
Eligibility Conditions:

Bachelor's degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ B.Sc. degree with Chemistry, Botany, Zoology/ with 50% marks.

M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) Programme (CBCS)

M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) Programme (CBCS)
About Programme:

M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) is a two years (four semesters) full time CBCS course, including the thesis work. In each semester, there will be one open elective of 4 credits each. A minimum of 108 credits are required to be earned for successful completion of the Master's degree programme including a minimum of 72 credits of 'core compulsory', 24 credits of 'core elective' and 12 credits of 'open elective' courses. Each student has to undertake a thesis work on any aspect related to the course of study and submit the same at the end of fourth semester to Department. The students are also facilitated to receive training during their research work in different research institutes, laboratories and other Universities. Minimum 12 credits are required for M.Sc. (Ag.) thesis. There shall be an advisory board consisting up to 3 members (major and minor) for guiding students for M.Sc. (Ag.) thesis from the department and minor can be from outside of the department/university.

Duration:

Two years (four semesters) programme

Number of Seats:
30
Nature/Type:
Eligibility Conditions:

Bachelor's degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ B.Sc. degree with Chemistry, Botany, Zoology/ with 50% marks.

M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology)

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

M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology)
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Faculty

Coordinator

Prof. Shailendra Sharma

M.Sc. (Biotechnology), N.E.T., G.A.T.E., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Ajay Kumar

M.Sc. (Ag.), Ph.D.

No Resume Available

Guest Faculty

A. Vashisth

M.Sc., N.E.T., Ph.D.

No Resume Available

Ankit Kajla

M.Sc. (Ag.), Ph. D.

No Resume Available

Shiveta Sharma

M.Sc., Ph.D.

No Resume Available

Adeeba Ghalib

M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology)

No Resume Available

Syllabus

Programme Name Download New/ Revised Syllabus
M.Sc. (Ag.) Entomology
M.Sc. (Ag.) Plant Pathology
M.Sc. Ag (Entomology) based on CBCS pattern
M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology)
M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology)
M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) based on CBCS pattern

Departmental Facilities

Computer Lab
A separate well equipped computer lab is meant for the students of both the courses offered by the department M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) and M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology). The computer laboratory has 10 computers, one LCD with display board and two printers. The Department has Internet connectivity for the students. Students are allowed to access the internet to pursue their studies.

Library
The Library of the Department is having a total collection of more than one thousand books related to curriculum by different National and International authors. New books are added to the library through the course of each academic session. The departmental library is also subscribing to a number of important journals in the field of agriculture science.

Seminar Hall
The department also has the facility of seminar hall for encouraging creativity and fostering communication. The seminar room can seat about 50 people and is well equipped with audio-visual facilities.

Postgraduate Laboratories
The department has modern postgraduate laboratories, which are well equipped for under-taking isolation, purification, identification and maintenance of cultures, mass rearing of natural enemies, mass production of bio-pesticides. Major equipments in the Department are BOD incubator, hot air oven, autoclave, Laminar air flow, GEL documentation system, deep freezer, high quality research microscopes, high quality inverted phase contrast microscopes, double distillation unit, bio-safety cabinets, PCR machines, electronic balances, horizontal electrophoresis unit, deep freezer, refrigerated centrifuge, pH meter, sprayers, etc.

Job/Placement

Job/ Placement

Job Opportunities:

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

Placements:
Our students are teaching in colleges and universities and are working in research institutes as Research Scientists, Technical Officers and Technical Assistants. Several of our students are working as Plant Protection Officers in DPPQS, Subject Matter Specialist (Plant Protection) in KVKs, research associates in ICAR and CSIR laboratories. In industries (Pesticides, Bio-control, Fertilizers, Sugar and Food, etc.) as Research Scientists, Plant Manager, Sales Manager and Sale Executives.

Job/ Placement

Dheerendra Pandey (2017 Batch) working in Division of Entomology, IARI PUSA, New Delhi

Ankit Ahlawat (2017 Batch) working in Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

Abhishek Khokhar (2017 Batch) working in Punjab Institute of Management & Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab

Ankit Kumar (2017 Batch) working in Directorate of Plant Protection Quarantine & Storage, Punjab

Ankit Kumar (2018 Batch) working in Project Director (ATMA) Agriculture & Kisan Kalyan Department, Rewari, Haryana

Ankit Kumar (2018 Batch) working in FPO-PRADAN, Patna, Bihar

Vikul Chaudhary (2018 Batch) working in Technico Agri Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh

Badrish Tiwari (2019 Batch) working in Amity University, Lucknow Campus, Uttar Pradesh

Nishant Tyagi (2019 Batch) working in Technico Agri Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh

Pankaj Yadav Manpower (2019 Batch) working in Group Services Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

Rohit Kumar (2020 Batch) working in Geolife Agritech India Pvt. Ltd., Karnal (HQ) Haryana

Sachin Kashyap (2020 Batch) working in UPCSR, Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Pradeep Patel (2020 Batch) working in IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Amrendra Kumar Abhishek (2021 Batch) working in Aviral Crop Science Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

Kulveer Singh (2021 Batch) working in Frontiers Agrotech Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh

Mayank Dhama (2021 Batch) working in IPL Biologicals Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi.

Vikas Kumar (2021 Batch) working in GI Stagging Services Pvt. Ltd., Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Ritesh Kumar (2021 Batch) working in Adecco India Pvt. Ltd., Darbhanga, Bihar

Research & Publications

RESEARCH PAPERS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

S.No. Patent Application No. Inventor's Name Title Applicant's Name Assignee's Name (Institute Affiliation's at time of Application)
1 Dr. Ajay Kumar Callosobruchus chinensis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): Biology, life table parameters, host preferences, and evaluation of green gram germplasm for resistance Journal of Stored Products Research 2021-11-26
2 Dr. Ajay Kumar Study on entomopathogenic of mass production of Beauveria bassiana on liquid and solid media International Journal of Agricultural Invention 2021-04-22
3 Dr. Ajay Kumar Lasiodiplodia theobromae, a potential post-harvest threat to agri-horticultural crops and its morpho-molecular diversity Indian Journal of Plant Protection 2021-01-01
4 Dr. Ajay Kumar Biodegradation of pesticides in soil a review International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology 2020-08-02
5 Dr. Ajay Kumar Pathogenecity of Metarhizium anisopliae on Helicoverpa armigera larvae instars International Journal of Agricultural Invention 2020-05-10
6 Dr. Ajay Kumar Mass multiplication of Metarhizium anisopliae on different media International Journal of Agricultural Invention 2020-04-29
7 Dr. Ajay Kumar Efficacy of insecticides as seed treatment against whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) on Potato, Solanum tuberosum L. Annals of Plant Protection Science 2019-07-12
8 Dr. Ajay Kumar Evaluate on substrates for mass production of entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) International Journal of Agricultural Invention 2019-06-04
9 Dr. Ajay Kumar Study on different diets on the biological parameters of rice moth Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton) International Journal of Agricultural Invention 2019-04-19
10 Dr. Ajay Kumar Superparasitism in natural population of Trichogramma chilonis Ishii (Trichogrammatidae: Hymenoptera) on egg of sugarcane internode borer. Hexapoda (Insecta indica) Biannual Journal of Entomology Academy of India 2018-12-01
11 Dr. Ajay Kumar Management of whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) on potato with Azadirachtin and insecticide combinations Indian Journal of Entomology 2018-01-30
12 Dr. Ajay Kumar Effect of non-edible oils on whitefly and incidence of PALCV in early potato crop Indian Journal of Entomology 2018-01-01
13 Dr. Ajay Kumar A review on bacterial stalk rot disease of maize causing by Dickeya zeae Journal of Applied and Natural Science 2017-05-25
14 Dr. Ajay Kumar EX TRAC TION OF DITERPENE GLYCOSIDE FROM STEVIA (STEVIA REBAUDIANA BERTONI) Annals of Horticulture 2015-11-01
15 Dr. Ajay Kumar Efficacy of insecticides against, Aphis gossypii and Myzus persicae in vitro Annals of Plant Protection Science 2014-09-16
16 Dr. Ajay Kumar Incidence of root-knot nematode associated with okra in district Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Indian Journal of Nematology 2012-12-12
17 Dr. Ajay Kumar Plant-Parasitic Nematodes Associated with Tomato and Okra Fields of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Pak. J. Nematol. 2012-03-29

PUBLICATION PROFILE (OTHER THAN RESEARCH PAPERS)

S.No. Name Publication Title Publisher Year of Publication
1 Dr. Ajay Kumar Chapter in an Edited Books Recent Advances and Innovations in Agricultural Microbiology Xanthomonas citri: the pathogen of citrus canker disease and their management practices 2017-08-12
2 Dr. Ajay Kumar Chapter in an Edited Books Agricultural Sustainability and Approaches Role of SHG for Rural Development 2013-12-15

Achievements

Achievements

MoU with ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal, Haryana.

MoU with ICAR-National Research Centre for Integrated Pest Management, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.

MoU with ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

MoU with ICAR-National Research Centre on Litchi, Mushahari, Muzaffarpur, Bihar.

MoU with ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi.

MoU with ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

MoU with ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

MoU with ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

MoU with ICAR-Research Complex For Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar.

MoU with ICAR-Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Ongoing Research Projects:

Name of the Investigator Title of the project Amount (Rs. In lakh) Period Name of Sponsored Agency
Dr. Ajay Kumar Bio-efficacy and integrated pest management of whiteflies, Bemisia tabaci and apical leaf curl New Delhi virus of potato in Meerut Region. 2.0 2022-24 (on going) University Research Grant Scheme (URGS), CCS University, Meerut.

Awards/ Recognitions:

Fellow Award- 2016, field of Plant Protection. National Conference on “Intervention of Climatic in Sustainable Development of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and its Amelioration” organized by Society for World Environment, Food and Technology, New Delhi during March 24-25, 2017.

Outstanding Scientist Award-2019, field of Plant Protection. International Conference on “Food Agriculture and Innovation (ICFAI)” organized by Society for United Lightning Association, Karnataka, India during June 19-23, 2019.

Major Miscellaneous Activities and Achievements:

Special Lecture delivered by distinguished alumni– Dr. Adesh Kumar, Scientist- Plant Protection, Division of Plant Protection, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jhansi, Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda, (UP). Lecture on “Role of Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Agriculture” on 3rd June, 2022.

Special Lecture delivered by eminent scientist– Dr. Gagnesh Sharma, Director, National Centre for Organic and Natural Farming, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Lecture on “Organic Farming” on 23rd February, 2022.

List of graduated students who have progressed to higher education:

Sr. No Name of student enrolling into higher education Program graduated from Name of institution admitted to Name of programme admitted to
1. Ram Kumar M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Protection) Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe Ph.D.(Plant Protection)
2. Vikram Singh M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) CCS HAU Hissar Agriculture, University, Hissar Ph.D.(Plant Pathology)
3. Prem Narayana M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) PBhgwant University, Ajmer, Rajasthan Ph.D.(Plant Pathology)
4. Vikas Rathi M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut Ph.D.(Plant Pathology)
5. Deepak Kumar M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut Ph.D.(Plant Pathology)
6. Rishi Nath Pandey M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) Banda University of Agriculture & Technology, Banda Ph.D.(Plant Pathology)
7. Dhurve Singh M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut Ph.D. (Entomology)
8. Jony Kumar M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) Banda University of Agriculture & Technology, Banda Ph.D. (Entomology)
9. Vijay Pratap Singh M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut Ph.D. (Entomology)
10. Nikhil Kumar M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut Ph.D. (Entomology)
11. Shashank Shakar M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut Ph.D.(Plant Pathology)
12. Rajneesh Kumar Awasthi M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, UP Ph.D.(Plant Pathology)
13. Lakshya Yadav M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut Ph.D. (Entomology)
14. Nikki M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut Ph.D. (Entomology)
15. Agyan Sirohi M.Sc. Ag. (Entomology) SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram, Meerut Ph.D. (Entomology)

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