Department of Agrochemicals & Pest Management
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             YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT   :- June,1993.

IN-CHARGE PERSON        :- Prof. M. B. Deshmukh (Chemistry).

TEACHING FACULTY        :- Contributory Teachers:22
                                        (Professor : 7, Readers: 8, Lecturers :7)


  Research Areas :
  • Synthesis of new pesticides
  • Integrated Pest Management : use of Biocontrol for pest Management
  • Plant Pathology and Micronutrients research
  • Isolation of botanical pesticides
  Consultancy Services:
  • Consultancy to Farmers
    • Pest and disease management
    • Guidelines on Agricultural Crops : CVS, Water management, soil & crops, Disease identification, control measures for diseases.
  • Soil Testing
  • Water Testing
  About M.Sc. Course :

It is now accepted that along with the teaching of conventional courses of pure sciences , the graduates must get training in technology oriented and interdisciplinary subjects. Shivaji University in its thirties has undertaken such a venture and as the beginning of a new era, a postgraduate M.Sc. course in Agrochemicals and Pest Management which has been introduced from June 1993 in the School of Applied Sciences.In addition to this, the University has als0 started M.Phil., under the said subject in Agrochemicals and Pest management.


The M.Sc.Course will be two years duration of four semesters. It comprises of sixteen theory papers, eight courses on practicals and field experience/factory experience and survey work/project work/tour etc.

  Eligibility For Admission to M.Sc. Course :

Admission to the course is open only to the candidates possessing B.Sc.Degree with Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Agriculture, Plant protection or Bio-Chemistry as the principal subject. However, one must be chemistry and one must be Botany or Microbiology out of three subjects as principal and subsidiary subjects. Candidates securing at least 50% marks at degree level are only eligible.

  Fees :

As the course will be run on a self supporting basis, a course fee of Rs.11, 975/-(Eleven thousand nine hundred seventy five only) per year is charged as tuition fee. Fees paid are refundable with deductions per university rules for self-supporting courses.

  Number of Seats:

Number of candidates to be admitted to the course at M.Sc. It shall be 25 only. [Open: 50%; Sc: 13%; ST: 7%; VJA: 3%; NTB: 2.5%; NTC: 3.5%; NT (D): 2%; OBC: 19%; Other Univ.10%]

  Selection Procedure:

All eligible applicants will be required to appear at their own cost for an entrance examination consisting of (a) written test and (b) personal interview.

  Nature of Entrance Examination:

Written Test : Based on scientific background B.Sc. syllabi enclosed in the prospectus based on Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Plant Protection, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Agriculture.

Interview : Personal interview will be held to observe :

Merit List based on score points will be displayed.

Nature of the Entrance Test : here will be a question paper with 75 question of 2 marks each.

  M.Sc. Entrance Examination Syllabus:

1. Agrochemicals: Organochlorine pesticides like Endosulfan, BHC; Organophosphorus pesticides like Monocrotophoa, Ethophan; Carbamate pesticides:Carbaryl; Pyrethroids:Cypermethrin.

2. Natural products & Alkaloids and growth promoters : Indole-Acetic Acid, Nicotine and its analogues, Atropine, Terpenoids, Citral, Camphor and a -Terpeniol.

3.Vitamins, proteins and Nucleic Acids: Vitamin A & C, Types of proteins and their structure, DNA & RNA.

4. Bacterial diseases like Angular Leaf Spot of Cotton & bangadi disease of potato, Fungal diseases like downey mildew of bajara and Grain smut of jowar.

5. Medicinal and Aromatic plants: Santalum album (Sandal wood),Ross sap.(Roses) Vetivaria zizynoides, Centella asiatica.

6. Seed Technology : (i)Seed biology (ii)Seed processing (iii)Seed certification.

7.Mineral Nutrition of plants : Mineral catabolism,Micronutrients like N,P,K,Mg in plant metabolism & deficiency disorder.

8. A) Molecular biology b) Enzymes.

9.Metamorphosis of insects : Types & mechanism of metamorphosis,Nervous and Hormonal control and types of larvae.

10.Apiculture and Sericulture.

11.Biological control of crop pests.

12.Control of major crop pests.

13.Hazards of insecticides.

14.Host plant resistance.

15.Classification of plant pathogenic microbes.

16.Microbial degradation of pesticides.


  Teaching Programme:

There shall be 4 theory lectures per week for each paper. Practical shall be of 3 hours duration for three days a week. Projects/term papers/Apprenticeship/tours/work experience-Either to be completed during spare hours. All expenses are to be borne by the candidate himself/herself . However, normal laboratory, workshop and available library facilities may be provided by the University.


Semester - I :

AGPMT-I : Chemistry of pesticides and their formulations-I
AGPMT-II : Soil Science,Fertilizers & Micronutrients
AGPMT-III : Introductory and Industrial Entomology
Weeds,Crops and Their Diseases.

AGPMT-I : Chemistry
AGPMT-II : Life Science.

Semester - II :

AGPMT-V :Chemistry of pesticides and their formulations-II
AGPMT-VI :Analytical Techniques for Agrochemicals
AGPMT-VII : Economic Entomology
AGPMT-VIII : Biotechnological Aspects In Plant Protection.


AGPMT-III : Chemistry
AGPMT-IV : Life Science.


Semester - III :

AGPMT-IX :Pesticides in Environment.
AGPMT-X : Advances in pest Control-I
AGPMT-XI : Analysis of Agrochemicals
AGPMT-XII : Pests and Diseases of Crop Plants-I

AGPMT-V : Chemistry
AGPMT-VI : Life Science
Project+ Practicals

Semester - IV :

AGPMT-XIII : Toxicology
AGPMT-XIV : Advances in pest control-II
AGPMT-XV : Manufacture of Agrochemicals.
AGPMT-XVI : Pests and Diseases of crop plants-II

AGPMT-VII :Chemistry
AGPMT-VII : Life Science
(Project+ Practicals)

Seminar:- One seminar per student is compulsory in semester-I & II and III & IV respectively, carrying 10 marks each. Internal marks will be assigned by a committee of three teachers.

Project:- Project is compulsory in Semesters III & IV.The internal marks will be assigned by a committee of three on successful conduct of a seminar on the project topic. The project work will be assessed at the end of Semester-IV for 40 marks.

Industrial Training:- Apprenticeship work /work in research labs./Industry is compulsory and will done during vacations only.The internal marks will be given to the training report Industrial tour is compulsory in sem.IV.

Theory Examination:- There will be four papers of 100 marks each, semester.

Practical Examination : There will be practical of 100 marks for each semester.

Chemistry : Expt.80 marks+ 10 marks for oral & Journal + 10 marks for seminars (Internal)

Life Science : Expt.80 marks + 10 marks for oral + 10 marks for Journal, Sem.I,II & III.

While Semester IV : 40 marks expt.+ 40 marks project + 10 marks oral & journal+ 10 marks for Seminar on the project (Internal).

  Contributory teachers : Professor - 7, Readers - 10, Lecturers - 4.
Sr. No.

Name of  the Teacher




Prof. M.B.Deshmukh



2 Prof. R.B. Mane Professor Chemistry
3 Prof. B.A. Hegde Professor Botany
4 Prof. M.S. Patil Professor Botany
5 Prof. P.B. Mohite Professor Agri.
6 Prof. B.A. Karadge Professor Botany
7 Dr. T.M. Patil Reader Botany
8 Dr. P.P. Hankare Reader Chemistry
9 Dr. M.A. Anuse Reader Chemistry
10 Dr. P.N. Bhosale Reader Chemistry
11 Dr. S.R. Patil Reader Chemistry
12 Dr. T.V. Sathe Reader Zoology
13 Dr. S.P. Govindwar Reader Biochemistry
14 Dr. T.G. Nagaraja Reader Botany
15 Dr. L.U. Lomate Lecturer Microbiology
16 Dr.(Smt.) A.R. Patil Lecturer Botany
17 Smt. L.E. Noronha Lecturer Industrial Chemistry
18 Dr.(Smt.)M.H.Vankudre Lecturer Entomology
19 Dr.B.M. Chavan Ph.D. Environ. Sci.
20 Smt. V.J. Patil M.Sc. AGPM
21 Smt. M.I. Maner M.Sc. AGPM
22 Smt. S.R. Vora M.Sc. Zoology


  Contact Person:

Department of Agrochemical  and Pest Management.