College of Agriculture, Hisar


Dr. Sunita Yadav

Professor & Head
Mailing Address

Phone No : 01662255289

Email Id :hodentohau@gmail.com

The Department of Entomology at the CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar was established in 1962 with an objective of achieving excellence in teaching, research and extension in insect science. The M.Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. programmes in the department were started in 1965 and 1968, respectively. Till date, the department has produced 326 M.Sc. and 125 Ph.D. degree holders. 

The proportion of academic staff in the department with Ph.D. degree currently stands more than 90% and a good number of the technical staff in the laboratory with experience in relevant fields. Most of the staff members are experienced in research and teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The department has boundless access for field-based research and greenhouses for controlled experimentations. The laboratory infrastructure in the department is sufficiently equipped and undergoes continuous upgrading.

The department had the mandate with finding solutions to insect-pest problems ranging from subsistence farming to high-tech horticulture in the state through basic and applied research frontiers in agricultural entomology in the past several decades. The outputs of intense research in the area of insect science conducted by our faculty are mainly reflected in terms of publications in the reputed national and international journals. Significant breakthroughs have been made particularly in the areas like insecticide toxicology, pesticide residues studies, biological control, storage entomology, host-plant resistance, insect biosystematics, eco-friendly management of insect pests, insect pollination studies and apiculture. These milestones have been achieved largely through both national and international collaborations between scientists and institutions.

In 1994-95, the department was identified as Centre of Advanced Studies in Entomology by ICAR. So far, 35 trainings have been conducted under this scheme which covered all important aspects in insect science. More than 600 scientists from all over country have been benefited from this training program.

It is the goal of the department as a team to continually innovate our teaching, research and extension methodologies so that we can remain at the cutting edge and incorporate new benchmarks and frontiers in the area of insect science.

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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