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Dr. Deepthy K. B

Assistant professor
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  • Ten years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities in the field of Agricultural Entomology.

Area of research:

  • Insect Pathology,
  • Molecular Entomology
  • Pest Management              

Courses offered :

  • Advanced Integrated Pest Management (Ph. D)
  • Pests of horticultural and Plantation crops, Principles of integrated pest management, Insect morphology, Insect Pathology, Biological control of crop pests and weeds (PG)
  • Ecology and integrated pest management, Pests of crops and their management (UG)
  • Research projects handled : Completed six external aided projects and 2 plan projects as Principal Investigator and ten as Co-Principal Investigator.  Presently handling one state plan project as PI.
  • Research guidance : Guided 3 M.Sc. student (KAU) as Major Advisor. Currently  one Ph.D student is doing research on the topic “Abiotic stress tolerance in native isolates of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo)Vuillemin (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) 
  • Publications : Published book chapters/ books-10,  practical manual -1, research articles-12, conference proceedings-9, one semi scientific and two leaflets.
  • Participation in national/International Seminars/workshops : 9
  • National level advanced training programmes attended: 3

Molecular mechanisms involved in conferring abiotic stress tolerance to the biological control agents Chrysoperla, Trichogramma, Trichoderma and Pseudomonas from 1st to 21st December 2011 at NBAII, Bangalore, Participated in the144th Orientation Programme (IT-Oriented) conducted by U.G.C-Human resource development centre University of Kerala” and Facets in Biopesticide and Botanical Formulation Production” from 28-11-2018 to 18-12-1018 at the department of Agricultural Entomology, Coimbatore

  • Specialized short term trainings/ workshops attended – 2 :

Skill development training for 14 days on molecular biology and bioinformatics tools for advanced life science research organized by School of Applied Animal production and Biotechnology, Mannuthy during 1st to 14th August 2019 and Application of computational biology in studying abiotic stress in insects under NABG project from 05-03-2012 to 17-03-2012 at NBAII Bangalore

  • PG co-ordinator and In charge of Department Library in the Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Horticulture Vellanikkara
  • Member of Multi – disciplinary diagnostic team (MDDT) as a resource person
  • Life - Society for Biocontrol Advancement (SBA) and annual member Indian Journal of Entomology and Entomon


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College of Agriculture
Kerala Agricultural University
Thrissur Kerala 680656
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