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Dr.Mani Chellappan

Professor and Head
Attached Department: 

Department of Agricultural Entomology

College of Agriculture, Vellanikkara
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Dean, College of Agriculture, Vellanikkara adhort@kau.in +91-487-2438301 (Office)
  • Profile: 
  • 29 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities in the field of Agricultural Entomology.
  • Area of research:
  • Insect physiology
  • Molecular entomology
  • Apiculture
  • Vertebrate pest management
  • Courses offered:
  • Advanced insect physiology, Molecular approaches in entomological research (Ph.D)
  • Insect anatomy, physiology and nutrition, Vertebrate pest management (PG)
  • Fundamentals of Entomology, Management of Beneficial insects and non-insect pests and Forest Entomology (UG)
  • Forest Entomology (UG)
  • Projects handled
  • Completed 13 research projects as Principal Investigator and 3 as Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Principal Investigator of All India Network Project on Vertebrate Pest Management (ICAR)
  • Student guidance
  • Guided 10 M.Sc. and 4 Ph.D students as Major Advisor
  • Student advisory committee member in Hawkesbury Institute for Environment, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
  • Publication
  • Published about 46 research papers, 45 Conference proceedings, seven popular articles seven book chapters, four practical manuals, and seven booklets
  • Trainings attended
  • International training programme attended - 4
  • International conference attended-7
  • National level advanced training programmes undergone - 6
  • Specialized short-term trainings/ workshops attended– 4
  • Awards/ Recognitions
  • Recipient of Award for the Best Innovative Eco-Friendly Technologies 2014
  • Fellow of Entomological Society of India, 2020
  • Best Teacher Award of Kerela Agricultural University, 2020
  • Best Researcher Award of Kerela Agricultural University, 2021
  • Membership in professional societies
  • Life member- Society for Biocontrol Advancement
  • Life member- Entomological Society of India
  • Life member of Association for Advancement of Entomology
  • Life member Society for Applied Ornithology 
  • Other assignments
  • Nodal Officer and Convene of Young Innovation Program (YIP)- KAU
  • Chief Editor, Journal of Tropical Agriculture, KAU


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College of Agriculture
Kerala Agricultural University
Thrissur Kerala 680656
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