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Dr. Berin Pathrose

Associate Professor
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  • 13 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities in the field of Agricultural Entomology.

Area of research:

  • Insecticide toxicology
  • Stored grain pest management

Courses offered :

  • Advanced insecticide toxicology (Ph.D)
  • Toxicology of insecticides, storage entomology (PG)
  • Fundamentals of Entomology, insect ecology and IPM, pests of crops and their management I, pests of crops and their management II, agro-clinic module of RAWE,  NSS/NCC (UG)
  • Completed 10 research projects as Principal Investigator and 10 as Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Guided 4 M.Sc. and 2 Ph.D students  as Major Advisor.
  • Published 16 research papers, 17 Conference proceedings, 15 popular articles 9 book chapters, 6 books, three practical manuals, one booklet and 17 leaflets
  • ICT tools – one mobile app, 4 information systems, 5 videos and 65 short videos
  • International training programme attended -1 (International Agriculture and Rural Development, Cornell University
  • National level advanced training programmes undergone - 4
  • Specialized short term trainings/ workshops attended – 10
  • Life member of Entomological Society of India, Plant Protection Association of India and Association for Advancement of Entomology
  • Resource person for various trainings to extension officials and farmers
  • Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate/ Fellowship received:

a.  Merit Scholarship from Kerala Agricultural University during B.Sc. (Ag)

b.  Best Outgoing Student (96 Batch) from College of Agriculture, Padannakkad

c.  PTA Cash Award for securing second rank in B.Sc. (Ag.)

d.  Ranked Third in All India ICAR JRF Exam-2001 in Entomology

e.  M.Sc. Thesis selected as Significant Post Graduate Student Research work from Division of Entomology for the 42nd Convocation of IARI, New Delhi.

f. Ranked Third (Entomology) in All India IARI Ph.D. Entrance Exam, 2003

g.  IARI Merit Medal for outstanding academic performance in Doctor of Philosophy degree programme.

h.  Young Scientist Award – As part of the National Seminar on ‘Contextual Relevance of ITKs in Plant Protection’ Organised by ICAR-NCIPM and ICAR-IARI during 28-29 October, 2015

i.   Part of KVK-Malappuram team which received Zonal Best KVK Award consecutively for 2016 and 2017

j.   Editorial board member of Indian Journal of Entomology

k. Selected for the International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) programme of Cornell University from KAU

l. Best Extension Professional Award 2019 – of Kerala Agricultural University



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College of Agriculture
Kerala Agricultural University
Thrissur Kerala 680656
:+91-487 2438300