Entomology

Entomology

The Department of Entomology was established in 2007 and got the status of full-fledged department in 2012. The primary aim of the Department is to provide excellence in teaching, research and training as part of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree programs from a faculty of nationally and internationally recognized scholars for solving the community problems.

The Department has well equipped laboratory with modern and latest equipment to impart quality teaching and research. A well-established biological control laboratory/ insectary have recently been established and will be in operational with many foreign collaborative research projects. The Department offers graduate and postgraduate degree programs. Since its establishment, the Department has produced 170 BSc (Hons), 52 MSc (Hons) and four PhD degree holders.The core areas of research are Insect Biodiversity and Systematics, Acarology, biological control of field crop insect pests by using different parasitoids and predators , bee keeping and effect of different plantations in honey production and correspondingly the honey bees on pollination, host plant resistance to insect pests, Integrated Pest Management with some novel tactics, damage assessment of different stored grain insect pests on stored cereals and their control through novel techniques, Insect Ecology, Physiology and Toxicology.

Under the supervision of highly qualified faculty who, apart from teaching activities, are running many research projects funded by foreign universities, HEC, PARB and PSF. The faculty has always been seeking collaboration with national and international institutes that would enhance academic and research skills of the students of the department.



Dr. Abu Bakar Muhammad Raza
Associate Professor / Chairperson