Agricultural Entomology section has been started at the time of establishment of College of Agriculture, Dhule in 1960. Previously, this college was under ‘Pune University’ up to 1968. Thereafter, this College was transferred to ‘Maharashtra Agriculture University, Pune in 1968-69 and later on to ‘Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri’ with effect from 1969-70.

Important Activities

  1. To teach Under Graduate and Post Graduate students.
  2. Basic and strategic research for plant protection on Pests of Important Crops of this region.
  3. Transfer of technologies developed by the Division and University.


a) One student have joined Ph. D. programme.
b) One student has joined in Maharashtra Police as Police Sub Inspector.
c) One student of this department selected as Agricultural Officer in Maharashtra State department in MPSC exam.
d) Five students joined in Nationalized Bank.


The staff members of this Section have prepared quality practical manuals for following courses.

Title Authours Publication No.
1.Fundamentals of Entomology Dr. N. M. Patil
Dr. G. B. Kabre
Prof. A. S. Mahale
MPKV EDN.Pub.No. 173/2018
2.Insect Ecology & Integrated Pest Management Dr. R. V. Datkhile
Prof. A. S. Mahale
MPKV/Education/Publication No. 254/2019
3.Pests of Horticultural Crops & Their Managements Dr. R. V. Datkhile
Prof. A. S. Mahale
MPKV EDN.Pub.No. 255/2019




Name of Faculty Dr. Kabre Ghanashyam Balkrushna
Mobile No. 9730766963
Email ID kabregb@gmail.com
Designation Associate Professor of Entomology
Qualification Ph. D.
Area of specialization Biological control, HPR
Publication ( Only nos )
Scientific 47
Technical 04
Extension 22
Books -
Any other info.(Very specific)

Recipient of Best Teacher

award 2017- 18 at College of Agriculture, Dhule


Name of Faculty Avinash Shivaji Mahale
Mobile No. 9423477965
Email ID avinashmahale007@gmail.com
Designation Assistant Professor of Entomology
Qualification M. Sc. (Agri.), NET in  Entomology
Publication ( Only nos )
Scientific 11
Technical -
Extension 75
Books -
Folder 01
Quality Practical Manual 03

Faculty Position

Post Sanctioned Filled Post Vacant
Professor 1 - 1
Associate Professor 1 1 -
Assistant Professor 2 1 1
Agricultural Assistant 2 1 1
Peon 2 0 2
Grade I & II Labours - - -
Total 8 3 5