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ENT 509 HISTORY OF ENTOMOLOGY                                                                                 (1L+0P) I

Objective
  To acquaint students with history, pioneer entomologists, and development of entomological science.

Theory

UNIT I
  Evolution of Insects; earliest records of insect, fossils; genesis of Entomology as a hobby and science–global and national efforts.

UNIT II
  Entomology in the colonial era; Genesis of Agricultural Entomology & Forest Entomology; contributions of H.M. Leforoy, T. B. Fletcher, H. S. Pruthi, Tashkeer Ahmed, Lionel de Nicevelle, T. V. R. Iyer, E. S. Narainan, S. Pradhan, N. C. Pant and K.N. Mehrotra and many others.

UNIT III
  World leaders in entomological research & teaching and their contributions: International level institutes in Entomology like Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, CAB International, British Museum of Natural History, Natural Resources Institute, I.I.I.P.E.; Entomological Societies: USA, Briton, Australia, Canada, India & China; and about leading Journal and Text books in Entomology.

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