Entomology deals with the study of insects. Insects are known for being important and abundant having the largest number of species, more than the combined number of all animal and plant species. While majority are beneficial, some are known as serious pests of crops.
Being newly established, the Department of Entomology’s vision is to achieve national recognition as a leading and highly reputable department, to be respected for its productive, high quality programs in fundamental and mission-oriented research, teaching and outreach.
The Department of Entomology is striving to instil in its students the intellectual curiosity, shrewdness, knowledge, and skills needed for their individual development and contribution to society, with particular focus on Agricultural Entomology. The students are trained to diagnose, analyse and solve the insect pest problems in Agricultural, Horticultural and Public health systems. The Department offers friendly working environment, collegiality and facilities for teaching and Entomological research.
Our priority areas include but not limited to:
- Integrated pest management
- Biological control program of important pest insects using predators, parasitoids and pathogens
- Molecular Entomology
- Apiculture (Honeybee research)
- Medical Entomology
- Environmental Physiology
- Insect taxonomy and biodiversity
- Insect Ecology
For Entomology graduates, job opportunities exist at Universities, crown research institutes, Agricultural Extension Department, Public Health Department, Government Plant Protection Department, Pesticide companies, Locust control program, NGOs and many more.
Our Team members are highly skilled, with higher education and professional training received from technologically advanced countries, such as United Kingdom, New Zealand, Belgium, United States, Korea and China.
Department of Entomology (Staff members)
Dr Farman Ali
Associate Professor (Chairman)
Dr Asad Ali
Dr Adil Hussain
Dr Fazal Said
Dr Kaleem Tariq
Dr Brekhna Faheem
Mr. Fakhre Alam
The Department has Biocontrol and Insect Pathology lab, Taxonomy lab and molecular Entomology lab, with updated equipment. Furthermore, the Department has a separate Apiary for research on honeybees and honey production.