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Dr. Haseena Bhaskar

Professor and PI, AINP on Agricultural Acarology
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More than 25 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities in the field of Agricultural Entomology

Area of research:

  • Insect Taxonomy
  •  Biological control
  •  Pest Management
  • Agricultural Acarology

Courses offered:

  • Immature stages of insects; Advanced Insect Systematics (Ph. D)
  • Insect Morphology; Insect Systematics; General Acarology, (PG)
  • Fundamentals of Entomology; Pests of Crops and their management II; Management of  Beneficial insects and non insect pests (UG)

Research projects handled:

  • Completed 3 research projects as Principal Investigator
  • Completed 3 research projects as Co- Investigator
  • Principal Investigator of All India Network Project on Agricultural Acarology (ongoing)
  • Principal Investigator of a SERB (DST) funded research project (ongoing)

Research guidance:

  • Guided 13 M.Sc. (Ag) and two Ph.D students as Major Advisor
  • Four Ph.D and two Masters research programme are being guided now


  • 43 research articles in journals
  • 50 Conference proceedings
  • 11 popular articles
  • Book “Emerging mite Pests of Kerala”
  • Two book chapters
  • One practical manual
  • One booklet

International training programme attended: 2

  • Summer Acarology program’ at Ohio State University, USA during June- July, 2017
  • ‘Molecular techniques for characterizing mite and tick communities: applied aspects’ at    Montpellier, France during July, 2019

National  level advanced training programmes attended: 11

Specialized short term trainings/ workshops attended: 12

International seminars/symposia/conference attended: 6

National seminars/symposia/conferences attended: 12

Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate/ Fellowship received:

  • Acarology Development Foundation fellowship (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 2017)
  • Best research paper (International Conference on Biocontrol and Sustainable Insect Pest Management. AC&RI, Killikulam, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2018)
  • Best research paper (Ist International Conference on Biological Control Approaches and Applications, Bengaluru, 2018)
  • Best Teacher Award (Kerala Agricultural University, 2018)
  • Fellow Entomological society of India, 2021
  • Member, Mite Specialist Group of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


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College of Agriculture
Kerala Agricultural University
Thrissur Kerala 680656
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