Externally Funded Projects

Sl.No Name of the Project PI Start date End Date
1 Bioversity International: Biodiversity of insect pests and natural enemies in organically grown land races of rice at Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu Dr. Sampath Kumar 01/03/2019 01/03/2020
2 DST: Systematic studies on fruit flies of subfamily Tephritinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from south India with special reference to Western Ghats Dr. K.J. David 30/03/2019 29/03/2022
3 DBT funded project entitled “Multifaceted exploration of edible molluscs in North East India" Dr. K. Sreedevi 18/07/2018 17/07/2021
4 DST: signalling mechanism in the tri-trophic interaction between Brasicacious plants and their insect pest and parasitoid of the pest Dr. N. Bakthavatsalam 14/11/2018 31/03/2021
5 DST funded project entitled “Biogeography, Systematics and molecular characterization of white grub species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South India" Dr. K. Sreedevi 19/11/2018 18/11/2021
6 CABI: Insect Biodiversity documentation in Sikkim region including research into the potential for biological control of Hedychium species using Indian natural enemies Dr. Chandish Ballal 01/04/2018 31/03/2020
7 DST: Studies on Pollination Dynamics, Pod yield and oil content in Pongamia pinnata Dr. Veeresh Kumar 26/02/2018 28/02/2021
8 Tropical Nanosciences Pvt Ltd: Evaluation of bio-efficacy of TagNOK, a microbial formulation against Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda in Maize (Zea mays) Dr. M. Mohan 10/11/2018 09/11/2019
9 DBT: Wide use of the Foldscope as a research tool Dr. P. Sreerama Kumar 11/05/2018 19/09/2019
10 DBT: Developing a nanomatrix for delivery of pheromone synergists of house fly, Musca domestica L. Dr. K. Subaharan 01/03/2018 01/03/2021
11 Biological control of invasive rugose spiraling whitefly Aleurodicus rugioperculatus using Encarsia guadeloupae in coconut Dr. K. Selvaraj 04/08/2017 03/08/2019
12 Exploitation of endosymbionts of insects pests for pest management Dr. Mahesh Yendigeri 01/05/2017 31/03/2020
13 Characterization and application of virulent strains of nucleopolyhedrosis virus (NPV) and Bacillus thiringiensis (Bt) and Entomopathagenic nematodes (EPN) for the management of rice armyworm Spodoptera mauritia Dr. G. Sivakumar 01/11/2017 30/11/2019
14 Development of IPM strategies to combat whitefly and other emerging pests Dr. T. Venkatesan 18/08/2016 31/03/2020
15 ATGC: Pheromone formulations for mating disruption in some important agricultural insect pests Dr. N. Bakthavatsalam 01/04/2016 16/07/2018