Department of Sericulture

 


 

Year of establishment of the Department : 1990 (P.G. Diploma in Sericulture) 1994 (M.Sc., Sericulture)

A Brief history of the Department :

                The Department of Sericulture engages outreach activities like conducting orientation programs, workshops etc, apart engaging itself in research. Interms of its research potential, the department of sericulture can avail itself of interactive possibilities of joint exploration together with sister departments in the university like Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry and Microbiology and also with Regional sericulture research station (CSB) Anantapur. The objective is to make the department of sericulture a nodal agency in Andhra Pradesh for research training and dissemination activities.

Chairmen, BOS & Head of Department

Chairman/Chairperson Head/Coordinators
Prof. S.Sankar Naik Prof. S.Sankar Naik

Names and Designations of the faculty

Chairman BOS:
255763
Head:
255763
Office:
255764
Name
Designation
Mobile
Off.
e-mail
1.  Dr. S.Sankar Naik
Professor
91-9440432028
255763
2.  Dr. A. Vijaya Bhaskara Rao
Associate Professor
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3.  Dr. B.Satyanarayana
Asst.Professor
91-9440430462
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satisherisk@yahoo.co.in

 

Faculty currently holding other positions
Prof. S. Sankar Naik Vice - Principal, SKU College of Sciences

Courses offered by the Department : M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D.

Areas of specialization :   

1.      M.Sc. (Common syllabus)
2.      M.Phil./Ph.D.: Environmental Physiology, Breeding (Mulberry and silkworm), Rearing technology and extension.

Major projects handled by the Department:

Title of the project

Funding agency

Amount sanctioned
(Rs.)

Year of sanction

Year of completion

Implication of high temperature and low humidity on the silkworm Bombyx  Mori L. physiology and its economics of  rearing

UGC

3 Lakhs

1998

Under progress

R & D activity if any:
Research is going on especially on Creation of thermotolrent races, evaluation of Elite mulberry varieties, toxicology, extension activities and sericulture management

Consultancy programmes:

Conducting consultancy programs for sericulture farmers for new technologies in sericulture for better cocoon production