ENTOMOLOGY DEPARTMENT

The Department offers graduate programmes leading to MS and PhD degree.

The Entomology Department has a major research thrust on (i) ecological and biological studies of insect pests and their natural enemies, their behavior and management, (ii) integrated pest management; (iii) biological studies of pollinators  and  their  utilization  in vegetable seeds and oil seed production; (iv) environmental toxicology of pesticides and (v) collection, identification and preservation   of   insect   pests   and   their natural enemies.

Faculty:    Dr. Md. Zinnatul Alam, Professor Dr. Md. Mahbubar Rahman, Professor; Dr. Md. Ramiz Uddin Miah, Professor; Md. Mesbah Uddin, Associate Professor (Study leave), Md. Ahsanul Haque, Associate     Professor; Md. Mamunur Rahman, Assistant Professor, Md.  Habibur  Rahman,       Assistant Professor, and Md. Shamim Hossain, Lecturer.

Adjunct Faculty: Dr. Kamal Humayun, Director, TCRC, BARI, Dr. Md. Nurul Islam, Research Associate, University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry, Canada, Dr. Kazuo Ogata, Professor, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu  University, Japan, Dr. Sayed Nurul Alam, CSO, Entomology Division, BARI, Dr. Md. Abdul Lafif, Professor, Department of Entomology, Sher-e-Bangla Grricultural Univerisity (SAU), Dr. Mohibul Hasan, PSO, Entomology Division, BRRI, and Dr. Razzab Ali, Professor, Department of Entomology,   SAU,   and   Dr.   Mohibal Hassan PSO, Entomology Division, BRRI.

Research   supervisor:   Dr.   Md.   Nurul Islam, Research Associate, University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry, Canada, Dr. Kazuo Ogata, Professor, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu  University, Japan, Dr. Mohibul Hasan, PSO, Entomology Division, BRRI, Dr. Mohammad   Ali,   Professor,   SAU,   Dr. Sayed Nurul Alam, CSO, Entomology Division, BARI, Mr. Md. Shahadet Hossain, SSO, Entomology, HRC, BARI, Dr. Md. Abdul Latif, Professor, ENT, SAU and Dr. Razzab Ali, Professor, Department of Entomology, SAU.

COURSES

ENT 501 Insect Ecology (3 cr): Introduction to ecology, ecological problems, energetic, organism and environment, insect population estimation, interaction between organisms, population, plant and herbivore, insect population distribution, abundance and regulation, communities and succession.

ENT 505 Insect Physiology (3 cr): Embryonic  development,  sex determination in insects; integument; growth and differentiation; circulatory, respiratory and nervous system; sense organs; muscular, digestive, excretory, exocrine and endocrine systems.

Laboratory: studies in digestion, food transport; tracheal system analysis; circulatory system, nervous system, chemoreception of housefly; molting and pupation hormone in housefly larvae; reproductive system.

ENT 506 Insecticide Toxicology (3 cr.):

Lectures: Background review; bio-organic chemistry; physiology of nerve impulse transmission; concepts of insecticide toxicology; uptake and distribution of insecticides; determination of toxicity; organopho-sphorus, carbonate, chlorinated hydrocarbon and miscellaneous insecticides; joint action of biologically active chemicals; formulation.

Laboratory: biological evaluation of insecticides; bioassay; probit analysis and residue determination.

ENT 508 Biological Control (3 cr): Fostering pest through misuse of chemi- cals; pests and their natural enemies; biological control ecology; introduced biological control agents; the first foreign explorers; modern foreign exploration and success; techniques to evaluate effectiveness of natural enemies; maximizing biological control through research; manipulation of hosts and parasitoids through periodic release; use of pathogen in pest control; biological control of weeds.

ENT   509   Insect   Taxonomy   (3   cr): Growth and development of entomology; systematic; taxonomy; classification; nomenclature; taxonomic character and classification; species concept; evolution.

Laboratory: Collection, identification and preservation  of  important  families including Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera, Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Neuroptera, Orthoptera.

ENT 510 Principles of Insect Control (3 cr): Integrated control concept; insect survey, insect identification and classification; analysis of insect problem;

general tactics of pest control; economic principle of pest management.ENT 515 Insect Morphology (3 cr): Lectures: Body form, segmentation, integument; body wall processes; head, thorax, abdomen and its appendages; alimentary, respiratory, circulatory system; haemolymph; nervous system; sense organs; reproductive system and muscles.

Laboratory: Preliminary study of structure of an insect: head, thorax and abdomen and their appendages and modifications.

ENT 518 Integrated Pest Management (3 cr): Introduction, ecological concept; economics; quantitative basis of pest management; plant resistance; predators, parasitoids, insecticides and pathogen in pest management; modeling in pest man- agement; pest management and the future. Training need for IPM; role of extension entomology in IPM.

ENT 530 Seed Entomology (3 cr): Insect and seed technology, beneficial impact of insect,  insect  pollination,  pollinating insects floral adaptation for insect pollination, pollination of crop plants, bees and   other   insects,   harmful   impact   of insects, stored grain pests, detection methods for storage insect pests, rodent in storage and their control, insecticide used against stored product pest.

ENT 596 Reading and Conference (Credit  to  be  arranged  but  not  more than 3 cr.): Special study assigned by the Major Professor on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee and/ or interest of the student.

ENT 597 Special Problems (Credit to be arranged but not more than 3 cr.): Investigation of special problems in ento- mology not related to a dissertation prob- lem. The investigation may consist of original research and/ or literature survey.

ENT 598 Seminar (1 cr): Discussion on special topics in the field of entomology.

ENT 599 Thesis Research (Credit to be arranged but not less than 12 cr): Original Thesis Research.

ENT 604 Insect Resistance (3 cr): Types of insect resistance and factors affecting expression of mechanisms of resistance, genetics of resistance to insects, breeding insect resistant varieties, plant resistance and insect pest management.

ENT 605 Environmental Toxicology of Pesticides (3 cr):  Introduction, review of environment and pesticides in use, movement of pesticides and their residues in the environment, transformation and persistence  of  pesticides  in  the environment, effects of pesticides on arthropods, fishes, and wildlife, pesticidal hazards to human and domestic animals, analysis of pesticide residues in environmental samples.

Laboratory:     studies on resistance development, effects on beneficial insects, cholinesterase level of pesticides in human blood, estimation of pesticide residues in environmental samples.

ENT 696 Reading and Conference (Credit  to  be  arranged  but  not  more than 3 cr): Special study assigned by the Major Professor on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee and/or interest of the student.

ENT 697 Special Problems (Credit to be arranged but not more than 3 cr): Investigation of special problems in entomology not related to a dissertation problem. The investigation may consist of original research and/or literature survey.

ENT 698 Seminar (2 cr, not more then 1 cr. per term): Discussion on assigned topics in the field of entomology.

ENT 699 Dissertation Research (Credit to be arranged but not less than 30 cr): Original dissertation research.

Note: Students having CGPA below 3.00 will not be allowed to enroll ENT 596, ENT 597, ENT 696 or ENT 697 until he/she raised the CGPA to 3.00 or above.

ENT 501 Insect Ecology 3 STT 510 Design of Experiment 3
ENT 505 Insect Physiology 3      
ENT 509 Insect Taxonomy 3      
ENT 515 Insect Morphology 3      
1b. Elective   6 2b. Elective   9
ENT 506 Insecticide Toxicology 3 AER 505 Adult Education 3
ENT 508 Biological Control 3 PLP 521 Introduction to

Nematology

3
ENT 510 Principles of Insect Control 3 PLP 531 Plant virology 3
ENT 518 Integrated Pest Management 3 STT 501 Methods of Statistics 3
ENT 530 Seed Entomology 3   Other Courses2  
B. Seminar   1      
ENT 598 Seminar 1      
 

C. Thesis Research                                           12

ENT 599 Thesis Research Variable
Total    

43

1Degree requirements may be changed on the recommendation of the Board of Studies and the

Advisory Committee

2Approved by the Advisory Committee

ENT 501 Insect Ecology 3 PLP 601 Clinical Plant Pathology 3
ENT 505 Insect Physiology 3 STT 510 Design of Experiment 3
ENT 506 Insecticide Toxicology 3      
ENT 515 Insect Morphology 3      
ENT 518 Integrated Pest Management 3      
1b. Elective   12 2b. Elective   12
ENT 508 Biological Control 3 AER 530 Extension Program Man- agement and Admin- istration 3
ENT 509 Insect Taxonomy 3 PLP 521 Introduction to

Nematology

3
ENT 510 Principles of Insect Control 3 PLP 531 Plant virology 3
ENT 530 Seed Entomology 3 STT 520 Sampling & Survey 3
ENT 604 Insect Resistance 3 AGR 505 Crop Physiology 3
ENT 605 Environmental Toxicology of Pesticide 3 HRT 501 Principles of Vegetable

Production

3
      HRT 541 Research Methodology 3
      GPB 521 Plant Breeding 3
        Other courses2  
B. Seminar   2      
ENT 698 Seminar 2      
C. Dissertation Research                                 30
ENT 699 Dissertation Research Variable
Total   77

1Degree requirements may be changed on the recommendation of the Board of Studies and the

Advisory Committee.

2Approved by the Student’s Advisory Committee