Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Formerly known as nagpur university. Accredited with grade A by NACC

Centre for Sericulture and Biological Pest Management Research


About us

Department of Sericulture

The Centre has resumed its functioning in 1998 as a research project sponsored by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada,United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA-PL-480), and ICAR and University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi under SAP-1 and SAP-2. Subsequently in 1995, Govt. of Maharashtra recognized the center. Since then,the Center is acting as a nucleus of research, teaching, training and extension activities and addressing basic problems related to sericulture and pest management. The center is also acting as clearing house by providing, pertinent information on utilization of commercial insects through, education, training, extension, consultancy and opportunities from doctoral to farmer level.


SERICULTURE is an agrobased industry; silkworm races are reared on their host plants for the production of silk. The centre has a mulberry farm in an area of ½ acre, host plantation of tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta and facilities to rear and maintain the mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori. A post-cocoon operation unit is also available to provide basic training and related information the students and farmers.

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Mulberry Plantation

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Mulberry Silkworm

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Mulberry Cocoons

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Tasar Silkworm

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Tasar Cocoon

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Post Cocoon Operation

APICULTURE is the honeybee keeping activities for the production of honey and bees wax. It also provides self-employment and additional income to the tribal and small landholders,colonies of Apis cerenaindicais established to demonstrate the techniques of maintaining the bee hive for honey production. 

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Bee Hive

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Frame with Bee

PEST MANAGEMENT includes studies on polyphagous pest, such as migratory locust and stored grain pests and other crop pest. Since the pressure is increasing to reduce the usage of chemical pesticides, alternative management strategies need to be considered like botanicals, beneficial microbes, predators and parasitoids for the control of these pests

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Locust Adult

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Beetle(Store grain pest)

LAC CULTURE is associated with forest and mostly cultivated on natural host plants, palas, and ber in Gondia and Amravati districts. Lac insects are prone to various pests, parasitoids and pathogens. The studies on parasitism and pathogenesis in the lac insect, Laccifer lacca, will lead to the management and improvement in lac production in this region

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Ber Plant

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Twig in Lac

TRAINING AND EXTENSIONS the activities have been undertaken to popularize the sericulture practices in this region to the farmers through demonstrations and training. On site consultancy provided to the farmers in their field. Under the awareness programme lectures delivered at various places through directorate of Sericulture and NSS activities. Visits of the students of schools and colleges have been arranged to make the awareness about the conservation and utilization of useful insect resources.  The centre is also a place of attraction to the foreign nationals for its activities useful in socioeconomic empowerment of local people.

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Farmers Training

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School Children

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Foreign Nationals

Collaborators

1. Technical: collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), P.O. Box 30772, Nairobi, Kenya.
2. Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hydrabad
3.Research and training activities CSR&TI, Mysore.
4.Extension and Training collaboration with Directorate of Sericulture, Govt. of Maharashtra.
5.Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Industrialization, (MGIRI), Wardha.

Consultancy

  • On Site Consultancy: Organize visits to farmers field to catalyze, initiate and practice sericulture, updating the information and advise them on various problems related to sericulture.
  • Project Consultancy:Providing facilities for the use of equipments for research and education purpose such as Research projects of the students of Ph.D., m.Sc. Biotech Graduate Students.
  • Industry: Evaluation and screening of the industrial product related to plant growth regulators and silkworm rearing and disease management

Details of Department

Research Areas

Conservation of commercial insects     
Sericulture
  • Evaluation of silkworm host plants, mulberry, tasar and eri.
  • Silkworm breeding and nutritional biology.
  • Silkworm diseases and their management.

Apiculture

  • Breeding and colony management of honeybee, Apis sp.
  • Honey bee diseases and their management for improved honey production.

Lac Culture

  • Population and ecology of lac insect.
  • Diseases and their management.
Insect Pest Management

Agricultural Pests

  • Biology of locusts, grasshoppers, citrus black fly and sugarcane pests etc.
  • Management of insect pests using pathogens such as bacterial, protozoan and baculoviral insecticides, parasitoids and predators.
  • Mode of infection and transmission of insect pathogens.

Stored Grain pests

  • Biology of stored grain pests and their management.

Insect technology & Diversity

  • Microbial entomology, include virology, bacteriology, protozoology and mycology, Proteomics.  Insect diversity, ecology and conservation and management of insect resources of Central India.
Insect cell and tissue culture
  • Establishment of cell lines from different tissues of insects to develop culture system for the  production of potentially useful baculoviruses and other pathogens.

baculoviruses

other pathogens


Courses

Courses Conducted

  • Ph.D. Programme : (Zoology and Sericulture) In areas related to commercial insects, insects pests of agriculture crops, and stored grain pests.

  • Diploma in Sericulture : One year Course, providing basic and pertinent information on sericulture industry.

  • Certificate Course in Sericulture : Two months Farmers’ Training Program conducted thrice every year for the farmers. (No educational qualification).

Extension

  • Extension and awareness in Sericulture : Popularization of sericulture industry and its economics in the colleges, schools and villages through lectures and awareness programmes.

Syllabus

Syllabus Click here

Admission

Admissions

  • Intake : 20 Students for Diploma in Sericulture
    20 X 3 Batches for Farmers Training

Eligibility

  • 1. Ph.D. Programme : M. Sc. (Zoology/Sericulture) passed with 55% marks and PET cleared

  • 2. Diploma in Sericulture : Minimum Qualification is 12th Std. and its equivalent Pass with Biology as one of the subject.

Facilities

The centre in housed in Shri Justice Niyogi Bunglow and has following facilities;

  • Mulberry germ plasm with 28 exotic and local mulberry varieties.
  • Mulberry and tasar silkworm host plantations.
  • Silkworm rearing house
  • Post cocoon operational units: reeling, re-reeling, winding, doubling, twisting, twist reeling, book press, warping and weaving machines.
  • Laboratory for the students of diploma in sericulture.
  • Laboratory for Doctoral (Ph.D.) and Post-Doctoral students.
  • Lecture hall with audio-visual projection system.
  • Computer with Internet facility.

Transport facilities for students

No special buses, only public transport is utilized.

Faculty

Sr. No. Faculty Name Designation Qualification Photo
1. Dr. Manoj M. Rai Scientist/ Professor & Coordinator M.Sc., Ph. D. Dr. Manoj M. Rai
2. Dr. Suvarna M. Wazalwar Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph. D. Dr. Suvarna M. Wazalwar

Research Activities

Ph.D. Programme :
(Ph. D topics, Name of the Researcher, Guide)

List of Research studentsawarded Ph.D. Degree

Sr. No.

Ph.D Topic

Name of the Researcher

Guide

Date/Year

Awarded

1

Studies on the infectivity, pathology an transmission of
Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV) in silkworm, Bombyx mori (L)

Ms. A. P. Mahulikar

Dr.AM.Khurad & Dr. M. K. Rathod

20-02-2004

2

Studies on the Transmission and Persistence of Nucleopolyhedrosis
(NPV) infection during development of Silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

Ms. A. S. Padoley

Dr.A.M.Khurad & Dr. M.M.Rai

28-08-2007

3

Studies on Nosema sp infection and transmission in the silkworm,
Bombyx mori and Antheraea mylitta

Mr. L.N.Wankhade

Dr.M.M.Rai & Dr. M.K.Rathod

20-07-2009

4

Environmental impact on growth development and Economic
viability of tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta in the Districts of Vidarbha

Mr. B. S. Rahile

Dr. M.M.Rai & Dr. S.B.Zade

29-04-2010

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Studies on the incidence of diseases and Seasonal changes
in protein level in the Tasar silk worm, Antheraea mylitta D

Mrs V.V Manekar

Dr.M.K.Rathod & Dr. S.B.Zade

29-04-2010

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Studies on the biology and survival of Indian lac insect
Laccifer lacca in Vidarbha

Mrs. V.S Dhanorkar

Dr.M.M.Rai & Dr. M.K.Rathod

25-04-2011

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Studies on disease incidence and Biochemical parameters
in some race of silkworm, Bombyx mori L during different season.

Mr. R.S Bhonde

Dr.M.K.Rathod & Dr. M.M.Rai

06-07-2011

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Studies on biology, population dynamics and management on
major stored grain pest, Callosobruchus sp.

Mrs. Megha Rana

Dr.A.M.Khurad & Dr.M.K.Rathod

24-01-2012

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Comparative study on the development, Incidence of diseases
and economic Characters of newly evolved races of silkworm,
Bombyx mori

Ms. K.P.Ganvir

Dr.M.K.Rathod & Dr.M.M.Rai

06-02-2012

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Studies on the Biology, Aggregation, Feeding and
Reproductive Behaviour in the migratory Locust,Locusta migratoria (R & F)

Mr V.D Raut

Dr.A.M.Khurad & Dr.M.M.Rai

27-08-2012

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Eri Sericulture, (Philosamia ricini) in Vidarbha climate: Biology,
rearing performance, economic, characters, disease
incidence and management

Ms. M. Madankar

Dr.A.M.Khurad & Dr. D.D. Barsagade

2013

12

Studies on the growth, development
infestation and Management of cereal
Pests, Sitophilus sp and Tribolium sp.

Ms. S. B. Juneja

Dr.M.M.Rai & Dr. M.K.Rathod

09-02-2015

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Studies on the effect of bacterial infection
On development and its transmission in the
Silkworm Bombyx mori L.

Mr. D. G. Gore

Dr.G.B.Shinde & Dr. M.M.Rai

20-02-2015

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Studies on the Factors influencing,
Development, Disease incidence
and survival for the conservation of tasar
Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta D.

Ms. Kalpana Kalaskar

Dr.M.M.Rai & Dr. S.M.Wazalwar

24-08-2015

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Studie on development of animal based
Polyherbal products for sustainable rural
Industrialization.

Ms. J.A.Chhangani

Dr.M.M.Rai& Dr. K.Krishnamurthi

12-07-2016

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Studies on influence of Pests and diseases
development and economic characters
of tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta D
in Vidarbha region.

Mr. D. R. Ganvir
(Sericulture)

Dr.M.K.Rathod & Dr. C.J.Khune

28-07-2016

17

Effect of Bt. Cotton on the Biology and
Management of Spodoptera litura.

Mr. V. K. Sangode

Dr.M.K.Rathod

2017

18

Studies on the Dengue vector, Aedes
Aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) in Central India.

Ms. P. U. Ramteke

Dr.M.M.Rai

10-07-2017

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Studies on the Lymphatic filarial vector
(Culex quinaquefasciatus Say, 1823) in
Central India.

Mr. S. R. Karlekar

Dr.R.J.Andrew

2017

20

The post ovarian genital complex of
Libellulid Dragonflies (Odonata:
Anisoptera)

Ms. Payal R. Varma

Dr. R.J.Andrew

2017



S.No

Ph.D Topic

Name of the Researcher  

   Guide      

   Date/Year

Submitted

1

Studies on the suitability, susceptibility,
To diseases and management of multi and
Bivoltine hybrid races of mulberry silkworm,
Bombyx mori L.

Ms. Hema Dhirwani

Dr.M.K.Rathod

2017

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Studies on the prevalence and pathogenicity
of bacteria and their influence on Development
and Management of Migratory Locust, Locusta migratoria (R & F).

Mr. Prashant Chavhan

Dr. M.M.Rai

2018

S.No

Ph.D Topic

Name of the Researcher  

   Guide      

   Year

Working

1

Studies on isolation, characterization of gut
bacterial funa and effect on the migratory
Locust, Locusta migratoria (R & F)

Mrs. Mousmi Sen

Dr.M.M.Rai

2013

2

Studies on gut bacterial fauna and their
Influence on auto-immunity in the mulberry
Silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

Ms. shilpa Katre

Dr.M.M.Rai

2013

3

Studies of the Female Reproductive System
of the Dragonfly, Ictinogomphus Rapax
(Rambur) (Odanata:Anisoptera)

Ms. Sinomol Thomas

Dr.R.J.Andrew

2013

4

Studies on Biology, Domestication and Management of ndian Honey Bee, Apis cerana indica F. in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra (India)

Mr. P.A.Gedam

Dr.B.S.Rahile

2013

5

Studies of Physiochemical properties &
Incidence of Biological Organism in
well ater of Nagpur City (MS), india

Ms. B.A.Wadjitkar

Dr. Ms. A.S.Masram
Dr. M.M.Rai

2015

6

Studies of Scarab Beetles (Coleotera:
Scarabaeoidea:Scarabaeidae) of Bor
WildlifeSanctuary, Wardha, Maharashtra.

Ms. Suvarna Khaddakar

Dr.A.M.Khurad
Dr. Ashish Tiple

2014

7

Seasonal Diversity and Distribution
of Ant Species in Chandrapur district.

Mr. Tribhushan Mundane

Dr.M.M.Rai
Dr. Ashish Tiple

2014

8

Biology and Management of Citrus Psylla,
Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Psyllidae:
Homoptera) with Botanical Insecticides
in Nagpur Region of Maharashtra.

Mr. Sandip Rahangdale

Dr.B.S.Rahile

2015

9

Studies on influence of environmental
conditions on physio chemical properties
Bombyx mori and its host plant in Vidarbha
of Silkworm, Bombyx mori and its host
plant in Vidarbha.

Ms. Kranti Chandankar

Dr. V.A.Deshmukh

2016

Research Projects
Completed:

    01. Studies on the suitability and maintenance of multi and bivoltine hybrids of mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori L, its susceptibility to diseases and their management in the climate of Vidarbha Region. (Dr. M. K. Rathod,Principal Investigator, UGC Major Research Project, New Delhi from April 2011 Rs 7,90,800/-).
    02. Studies on the environmental influence on disease incidence and role of sensilla in feeding and oviposition behavior in tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta D (Dr. S. M. Wazalwar Principal Investigator and Dr. M. M. Rai Mentor) Women Scientist Scheme – B, DST New Delhi 2011- 2013. (Rs.7, 97,246/-)
    03. Studies on the incidence of bacterial infection, screening, transmission and its application for the management of locusts and grasshoppers (Dr.M. M. Rai Pricipal Investigator, UGC Major research Project New Delhi Rs, 9,53,800/-)
    04. 2005-2007, Morphology and distribution of sensillae on the mulberry and tasar silkworms in relation to feeding and oviposition behaviour (Dr. S. M. Wazalwar Principal Investigator and Dr. A. M. Khurad Mentor) . DST Project under Women Scientists Scheme-A (WOS-A), New Delhi.(Rs. 12, 88, 246/-)
    05. 2001-2003, Use of antibiotics and disinfectants in the Management of silkworm nuclear polyhedrosis viral (NPV) disease. Dr. M. K. Rathod, Principal Investigator UGC Minor Research Project.
    06. 2000-2002, Studies on the performance and economic viability of honeybee Apis mellifera in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Dr.M. M. Rai Pricipal Investigator. UGC Minor Research Project.
    07. 1988-1995, A Major Research Project (SAP-I&II) for Establishment of Centre for Sericulture and Biological Pest Management Research (CSBR) for Sericultural and Biocontrol training and research facilities- sponsored by UGC, New Delhi.
    08. 02 1987-90 Phase-II, Biological Pest Management Project, Establishment of insect cell lines for in vitro production of microsporidian pathogen, Nosema locustae-sponsored by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

    Ongoing:

    Sequence Published:

    01. Gore, D.G., Rai, M. M., Khurad, A.M., Rathod, M. K. and Gore, S.D. (2009). Bacillus subtilis gene for 16S rRNA, Partial Sequence. Nucleotide, Gene Bank Accession No. AB 486008.1.

    Reseach Publications:

    01. Raina, S. K., Rai, M. M. and Khurad, A. M. (1987). Grasshopper and locust control using microsporidian insecticides. In “ Biotechnology in Invertebrate Pathology and Cell culture” ( Maramorosch, K. ed.). Academic Press, New York, pp. 345-365.
    02. Saini, RK; Rai, MM; Hassanali, A; Wawiye, JR and Odongo, H (1995). Semiochemicals from froth of egg pods attract ovipositing females, Schistocercagregaria. J. Insect Physiol. 41(8): 711-716.
    03. Raina, S. K., Das, S., Rai, M. M. and Khurad, A. M. (1995). Transovarial transmission of Nosema locustae, in migratory locust, Locusta migratoria migratorioides L. Parasitol. Res. 81(1) : 38-44.
    04. Raina, S. K., Rathod, M. K., Khurad, A. M., Mategaonkar, D, Adolkar, V. V. and Rai, M. M. (1996). Survey and identification of citrus blackfly and its parasitoids in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra (India). In “Conservation of Hymenopteran Parasitoids for management of the Citrus blackfly in Oranges” (S. K. Raina and W. A. Overholt eds.), ICIPE Science Press, Nairobi, Kenya, pp 7-22.
    05. Raina, S. K., Rathod, M. K., Khurad, A. M. and Rai, M. M. (1996). Population dynamics of the citrus blackfly, Aleurocanthus nagpurensis and its parasitoid, Encarsia orangae. In “Conservation of Hymenopteran Parasitoids for Management of the Citrus blackfly in Oranges” (S. K. Raina and W. A. Overholt eds.) ICIPE Science Press, Nairobi, Kenya, pp 37 - 62.
    06. Rai, MM; Hassanali, A; Saini, RK; Odongo, H and Kahoro, H (1997). Identification of oviposition aggregating pheromone components of the gregarious desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria (Forskal). J. Insect. Physiol. 43(1): 83-87.
    07. Khurad A. M., Rai M. M. and Rathod, M. K. (1998). Sericulture: A perspective agrobased industry. In “ Living Resources for the Millennium 2000”, (S. J. William ed.), Students Offset Press, Chennai, pp 81 – 90.
    08. Bashir, MO; Hassanali, A; Rai, MM and Saini, RK (2000). Changing oviposition preferences of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (Forskal), suggest a strong species predisposition for gregarisation. J. Chemical Ecology, 26 (7): 1721-1733.
    09. Rai, M. M., Rathod, M. K. and Khurad, A. M. (2000). Effect of fortification of mulberry leaves with lactalbumin hydrolysate and MM insect cell culture medium on silkworm, Bombyx mori L. Bull.Indian Acad. Seric. 4(2) : 27-33.
    10. Rai, M. M., Raina, S. K. and Khurad, A. M. (2000). Survivability of Nosema locustae (Microsporida: Nosematidae) spores stored at different temperature and exposed to weather conditions. J. Adv. Zool. 20 (2) : 67-71.
    11. Rai, M. M.,Rathod, M. K. and Khurad, A. M. (2002). Improvement in economic characters of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. by folic acid administration. Entomon 27 (1): 99-104.
    12. Rai, M. M., Raina, S. K. and Khurad, A. M. (2003). Field trials of Nosema locustae for control of paddy grasshopper, Hieroglyphus spp. in Vidarbha of India. Entomon. 28(3) : 207-214.
    13. Ghadge, A., Rai, M. M., Rathod, M. K., Padgaonkar, S. and Khurad, A. M. (2003). Behaviour and management of Apis dorsata colony for increased honey production in the districts of Vidarbha, India. In “PEBFANS (2003)” (Solomon Raju, A. J. ed.). A. U. Press, Visakhapatnam. pp 117-124.
    14. Khurad, A. M., Mahulikar, A., Rathod, M. K., Rai,M. M., Kanginakudru, S. and Nagaraju, J. (2004). Vertical transmission of nucleopolyhedrovirus in the silkworm, Bombyx mori L. J. Invertebrate Pathol. 87(1) : 8-15.
    15. Khurad, A. M., Mahulikar, A., Rathod, M. K. and Rai,M. M. (2005). Infection of nucleopolyhedrovirus in the larval rudiments of gonads of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. Indian J. Seric. 40(2) :159-164.
    16. Rathod, M.K., Rai, M.M. and Khurad, A.M. (2005). Invisible Flora: A salient savior of mother plant. Proc. “ National Conference on Safe Environment for the future generations” 1-2 Sept.2005, Vellore , pp 12-15.
    17. Rai, M. M. (2005). Tasar Sericulture: A perspective forest based industry for the tribes of Gadchiroli and other districts of Vidarbha region in India. In “ Integrating sericulture and Apiculture technologies with regional development operations. ” (Raina S.K. and Nguku E.K. Eds.). ICIPE Science Press, Nairobi, Kenya, 248-257.
    18. Khurad, A. M., Kanginakudru, S., Qureshi, S. O., Rathod, M. K., Rai, M. M. and Nagaraju, J. (2006). A new Bombyx mori larval ovarian cell line susceptible to nucleopolyhedrovirus. J. Invertebrate Pathol. 92 (2): 59-65.
    19. Rai, M. M., Giradkar, P., Rathod, M.K. and Khurad, A.M. (2006). Biodiversity: Colour pattern and butterfly diversity in Tiger Reserve in Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra. In “ Life to our Mother Earth” (William, S.J. ed.), G.M. Press 5: 65 – 74.
    20. Rathod, M.K, Rai, M.M and Khurad, A.M (2006) “Reshim Udhyog: Tutichi Lagwad” (Sericulture: Mulberry Cultivation). In “Setakari Dindarshika”( Smt. A. Newale ed.) Vasundhara Publications, pp.105-107.
    21. Rai, M.M.,Rathod M. K., Padole A., and Khurad, A.M. (2007) Mosquitoes: Menace to Humanity. In “Defeating the Public Enemy the Mosquito: A Real Challenged” (William, J. S. ed.). G.M. Press,, 24:398-403.
    22. Rathod, M.K, Rai, M.M and Khurad, A.M (2009). “Santryavaril Kolshi: Jaivik Keed Niyantran” (Citrus Blackfly: Biological Control). In “Setakari Dindarshika”Mrugdhara Khariff Vishesank –09 (Smt. A. Newale ed.) Vasundhara Publications, Surya Offset press, Nagpur pp.46-47.
    23. Rathod MK, Manekar VV, Zade SB, Rai MM and Khurad AM (2010). Influence of abiotic and biotic Factors on Mortality of Tasar Silkworm,Antheraea mylitta D. in Gondia District of Maharashtra. J. Advanced Zoology. 31(2): 62 - 66.
    24. Rathod MK, Padole AS and Rai MM (2010). Effect of Glycine and Ascorbic acid on silkgland protein and economic chracters of silkworm, Bombyx mori.(Submitted to Bull. Indian Acad. Sericulture, 14 (2): 97 – 104.
    25. Wazalwar, S.M., Rathod, M.K., Rai, M. M., and Khurad, A.M. (2010) Morphological characteristics of female ovipositor sensilla of tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta D. (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), International J. Wild Silkmoth & Silk 15, 83-86.
    26. Rathod, M.K, Rai, M.M, Padole, A. S and Khurad, A.M (2011) Effect of leaf fortification on consumption and conversion efficiency in the mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori L. BullIndian Acad. Sericulture 15(2): 83 –90.
    27. Wazalwar, S.M., Rai, M. M.,Rathod, M.K., and Khurad, A.M. (2011) Structure and innervation of sensilla present on the ovipositor of the silk moth, Bombyx mori. L. Sericologia, 51(4): 53-59.
    28. Raut V.D., Rathod M.K., Rai M.M. and Khurad A.M. (2011). Influence of semiochemicals originating from host plants on attraction behaviour of migratory locust, Locusta migratoria R & F. Proc. Int. Conf. on Chemistry for man Kind: Innovative Ideas in Life Sciences pp. 205-209 .
    29. Rai, M. M., Khurad, A. M. and Raina, S. K., (2011) Redescription of Aleurocanthus husaini infesting citrus in Central India. Entomon,36:51-60. 30. Gore, D.G., Rathod, M.K, Soni, V. and Rai, M.M. (2012) Homology Modeling and Enzyme Function Prediction in the Uncharacterized Proteins of Salmonella typhi - an Insilico Approach. Indian J. Biotechnology, 11: 224 – 234.
    31. Rai M.M., Raut V.D., Rathod M.K, and Khurad A.M. (2012) Influence of food plants on laboratory breeding of migratory locust, Locusta migratoria (R& F). J. Adv. Zool. 33 (1): 24-30.
    32. Rahile, B. S, Zade, S.B, Rai, M.M. and Rathod, M.K. (2012) Effect of disinfectants and microbes on tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta (Saturnidae: Lepidoptera), Bionano Frontier, Vol. 5(2-I) 281- 282.
    33. Banergee, S.B; Rai, M.M and Rathod, M.K. (2012) Effect of botanicals on beetle, Sitophilus oryzae on its survival and damage of wheat grain during storage, Bionano Frontier, Vol. 5(2-I) 286- 288.
    34. Rathod, M.K., Raut, V.D and Rai M.M (2012) Evaluation of newly evolved bivoltine hybrids of silkworm, Bombyx mori during summer season of Nagpur, Bionano Frontier Vol. 5(2-I) 289- 290.
    35. Wankhade, L.N., Rai, .M. M and Rathod, M.K. (2012) Host influence on the infection rate of Nosema species in mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori (L.) and tasar silkworm Antheraea mylitta (D.), Bionano Frontier Vol. 5(2-I) 295 –297.
    36. Rathod, M. K, Rana, M., Khurad, A. M. and Rai, M. M. (2012) Effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) Products on fecundity and mortality of pulse beetle, Callosobruchus sp. J. Advanced Zoology, 33 (2): 97-102.
    37. Rathod M. K.and Rai M. M (2012) Effect of sugar Supplementation on Development and Economics characters of PM X CSR2 race of silkworm, Bombyx mori. Bull.Indian Acad. Sericulture, 16 (2): 81- 85.
    38. Rai, M.M, Gore D.G., Rathod, M.K. and Khurad, A. M. (2013). Evidence of vertical transmission of Bacillus subtilis in the silkworm, Bombyx mori L. J. Pharmacy Research, 7(4) 318-323.
    39. Ganvir, K.P.,Rathod, M. K, and Rai, M.M. (2013). Qualitative analysis of Haemolymph protein after antibiotic treatment in the different hybrids of silkworm, Bombyx mori. Indian Stream Research Journal, 25-31.
    40. Wazalwar S.M. and Rai M.M. (2013). Comparative morphometric studies on oviositior sensilla of Bombyx mori and Antheraea mylitta. J. Advanced Zoology, 34(1) 43-48.
    41. Rathod M. K, Sangode V.K and Rai M.M. (2013).Occurrence of pest and natural enemy complex with cotton (Gossipium hirsutum) Agro-ecosystem in Waddhamna, J. Advanced Zoology, 34(2): 64 - 67.
    42. Gore D., Shinde G. and Rai M.M. (2014). Effect of amla extract on bacterial infection in the silkworm, Bombyx mori L. J. Pharmacy Research 8 (5), 679 - 680.
    43. Wankhade, L.N, Barman, H.D., Rai, M. M. and Rathod, M.K. (2014) Performance of Eri silkworm for commercialization in Vidarbha Region, Maharashtra, Journal of Advanced Zoology, 35 (1): 26 -31.
    44. Wankhade, L.N, Barman, H.D., Rai, M. M. and Rathod, M.K. (2014) Evaluation of some promising strains of Eri Silkworm,Samia ricini in climatic condition of Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra, Indian J. Applied & Pure Bio. 29(2): 247-253.
    45. Wankhade, L. N., Rai, M. M. and Rathod, M. K. (2014) Influence of mulberry varieties on Economic parameters in PM X CSR2 race of Silkworm, Bombyx mori in Vidarbha climate. Bulletin of Indian academy of Sericulture, 18 (1& 2):73 -76.
    46. Darvekar, A. N, Rai, M.M, and Rathod, M. K. (2015) Performance of PM x CSR2 (Kolar Gold ) race of mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori L in the climatic conditions of Vidarbha. International Journal of Pharmacol. Bio. Science, 9(1): 41 - 48.
    47. Dhirwani, H., Rathod, M. K. and Rai, M. M. (2015) Evaluation of different bed disinfectant against the diseases of silkworm, Bombyx mori . International Journal of Researches in Biosciences & Technology, 6: 153 -155 (On line).
    48. Rai, M. M., Darvekar, A.N. and Rathod, M. K. (2015) Effect of Bt toxin on development and cocoon characters of the silkworm, Bombyx mori International Journal of Researches in Biosciences & Technology, 6: 156 -161 (On line).
    49. Ramteke, P.U., Rai M. M. and Rathod M.K. (2015) Prevalence of mosquito diversity in and around Nagpur. International Journal of Researches in Biosciences, Agriculture and Technology, 6; 100-103.
    50. Sangode, V.K and Rathod, M. K (2015) Effect of Bt Cotton on Spodoptera litura Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). International Journal of Pharmacol .Bio. Science, 9(1): 21 -26.
    51. Rathod, M. K. and Raut .V. D. (2015) Rearing Performance of Newly Evolved Hybrid Races of Mulberry Silkworm, Bombyx mori L. in Vidarbha. Bull Indian Academy of Sericulture, 19(1&2): 31- 34.
    52. Rathod, M. K. Dhirwani, H.and Rai, M. M. (2016) Effect Of Gentamycin And Erythromycin On Bacterial Disease In Bivoltine Hybrid Race Csr6 X Csr26 (Fc1) Of Silkworm, Bombyx Mori L. Bull Indian Academy of Sericulture, 20 (1&2): 1- 5.
    53. Wankhade, L. N., Rai, M. M. and Rathod, M. K. (2016) Nosematosis in the tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta D. Bull Indian Academy of Sericulture, 20 (1&2): 31- 37.
    54. Wazalwar S.M. and Rai M.M. (2016). Receptor mediated oviposition response in the silkworm, Bombyx mori L. Bull. Indian academy of Sericulture, 20 (1& 2):45 -49.
    55. Chhangani J.A., Tiwari S.G. and Rai M.M. (2016). A new formulation of cow urine based polyherbal hair conditioner and its antifungal activity against Candida albicans. Indian J. Biology. 3(2): 111-117.
    56. Rathod, M. K, Sangode, V.K and Rai, M.M. (2017) Bio-efficacy of Pongamia pinnata on growth, development and survival of tobacco caterpillar, Spodoptera litura Fabricius Journal of Advanced Zoology, 38 (2):213 - 217.
    57. Bhonde, R.S., Rathod, M.K., and Rai, M.M (2017) Performance of some hybrid races of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. during different seasons in Nagpur Region. International Journal of Researches In Biosciences, Agriculture And Technology, 2 (5): 1116 -1119.
    58. Bhonde, R. S., Rathod, M. K. and Rai, M. M. (2017) Impact of Bm NPV and Bacillus sp. on various tissues and economic parameters of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. International Journal of Advance and Innovative Research 4 (4) :178 - 185.
    59. Wadjikar, Bharati., Masaram, Archana., Rai, M. M. (2017) Evaluation of physicochemical properties of water from wells of different zones in Nagpur city, India. LJRBAT special issue(2) Vol. 5: 1188-1192.
    60. Wadjikar, Bharati., Masaram, Archana., Rai, M. M., Darvekar (2017) Monitoring water quality using zooplankton organisms as bioindicators in the well water of Nagpur city (MH) India LJRBAT special issue(2) Vol. 5: 877-885.
    61. Moon A., Taksande A., Samal P., Chahande V., Chavhan P. and Rai M.M. (2017). A comparative study of the cytotoxic effect of chlorogenic acid on Bm-12 cells from Bombyx mori (insect) and mammalian cell line. Int. J. Pharma and Bio. Sciences. 8(4): B) 185-192 (IF 6.268).
    62. Bhonde, R.S., Rathod, M.K., and Rai, M.M (2017) Performance of some hybrid races of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. during different seasons in Nagpur Region. International Journal Of Researches In Biosciences, Agriculture And Technology, 2 (5): 1116 -1119.
    63. Wadjikar, B., Masaram, A., Rai, M. M.(2017) Comparative Analysis of some physicochemical parameters of well water with reference to different locations of Nagpur City(MS) India. The Botanique Vol.21(1): 74-78.

Events

01. Workshop on Sericulture Industry Technology Organized by CSBR, Nagpur University and Directorate of Sericulture Govt. of Maharashtra on 10th February 2003, India.

02. Workshop on Sericulture Technology Organized by CSBR, RTM Nagpur University and Directorate of Sericulture Govt. of Maharashtra on 24th September, 2006, India.

03. Workshop on Sericulture and Medicinal Plant for Mankind Organized in collaboration with Agriculture Department of Govt of Maharashtra and Pacific Herbs, Nagpur on 10th April, 2011 at Nagpur

04. One day Workshop on Sericulture Technology organized in Collaboration with District Sericulture Office, Bhandara, Directorate of Sericulture, Nagpur at Nisthi on 25th March 2014.

05. One Day Workshop on “Sericulture Technology” was organized by the Centre for Sericulture and Biological Pest Management Research (CSBR), RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur at Zillah Parishad Prathmic Shala, Irwha, Dist. Chandrapur 0 23March 2015.

06. One Day Workshop on “Sericulture and Apiculture Technology” was organized by the Centre for Sericulture and Biological Pest Management Research (CSBR), RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur in collaboration with Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Wardha on 20 March 2016.

07. One Day Workshop on “Sericulture, Apiculture and Technology” was organized by the Centre for Sericulture and Biological Pest Management Research (CSBR), RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur in collaboration with District Sericulture Office, Bhandara 0n 27 March 2017.

08. One Day Workshop on “Sericulture and Apiculture Technology” was organized by the Centre for Sericulture and Biological Pest Management Research (CSBR), RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur in collaboration with Tai Golwalkar Mahavidyalaya, Ramtek on 13 March 2018.

09. One Day National Seminar on “Beekeeping” was organized by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Divisional Office, Nagpur in collaboration with in Centre for Sericulture and Biological Pest Management Research (CSBR), RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Science College, Pauni, Dist Bhandara and Tai Golwalkar Mahavidyalaya, Ramtek, 20 May 2018.

10. One day National Seminar on Trends in Bioresourse Management and Nanotechnology was organized by Centre for Sericulture and Biological Pest Management Research (CSBR), RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Association for Advancement of Science & Community, Nagpur and Alumni Association of C.S.B.R., Nagpur University, was organized on October 26, 2018.

Placement

Placement Profiles of the passed out students of the Department

1

Dr. Asidhara Darvekar

Assistant Professor

KZS College, Kalameshwar

2

Dr. Vijay Raut

Assistant Professor

Tai Golawalkar College, Ramtek

3

Dr. Lokesh Wankhade

Assistant Professor

Narayanrao Kale smruti Model College Karanja Ghatge

4

Dr. Rajkumar Bhonde

Assistant Professor

C.J. Patel College, Tiroda

5

Dr. Karuna Ganvir

Assistant Professor

Vidyabharati College, Selu

6

Dr. Pankaj Ramtake

Deputy Director

National centre for disease control, New Delhi, Ministri of health, Govt. of India

7

Dr. Kalpana Gorle

PI

WOS-B Scheme DST, IN Sant Gadge baba Amravati University

8

Dr. Megha Rana

Teacher, Junior College

Hislop College

9

Dr. Bhuvnendra Rahil

Associate Professor

Science College, Pauni

10

Dr. Sanjay Karlekar

Technical Officer

Public health department, Mata Kacheri, Ngp.

11

Dr. Payal Verma

Contributory Teacher

Hislop College

12

Dr. Veena Dhanorkar

Associate Professor

Bhavbhuti Mahavidyalay, Aamgaon

13

Dr. Sheetal Juneja

Associate Professor

D. B. Science College, Gondia

14

Dr. Virendra Sangode

Associate Professor

M. B. Patel Science College, Sadak Arjuni

15

Dr. Dharmik Ganvir

Contributory

M. B. Patel College, Sakoli

Contact

Contact Address

  • Coordinator,
  • Centre for Sericulture and biological Pest Management Research (CSBR),
  • RTM Nagpur University, South Ambajhari Road, opp. Subhash Nagar
  • Nagpur-440022, India
  • Ph:0091-712-222 8732
  • Email: [email protected]