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     (March, 2010)





    Dr. Syed Sohail H. Naqvi Executive Director Prof. Dr. Altaf Ali G. Shaikh Member (Acad) Mr. Muhammad Javed Khan Adviser (Academic) Miss Ghayyur Fatima Director (Curri) Mr. M. Tahir Ali Shah Deputy Director (Curri)

    Composed by: Mr. Zulfiqar Ali, HEC, Islamabad



1. Introduction

    2. Framework/ Template for BS (Hons) in

     Agricultural Disciplines

3. Template for 4-Year B.Sc. (Hons) in

     Agricultural Disciplines

    4. Scheme of Studies for Under-graduate Program

     in Entomology

    5. Details of Courses for Under-graduate Program

     in Entomology

    6. Scheme of Studies for Post-graduate Programs

     in Entomology

    7. Details of Courses for Post-graduate Programs

     in Entomology

8. Recommendations

9. Details of Compulsory Courses

    Annexures A, B, C, D, E



    Curriculum of a subject is said to be the throbbing pulse of a nation. By looking at the curriculum one can judge the state of intellectual development and the state of progress of the nation. The world has turned into a global village; new ideas and information are pouring in like a stream. It is, therefore, imperative to update our curricula regularly by introducing the recent developments in the relevant fields of knowledge. In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Federal Supervision of Curricula Textbooks and Maintenance of Standards of Education Act 1976,

    ththe Federal Government vide notification No. D773/76-JEA (cur.), dated December 4 1976,

    appointed the University Grants Commission as the competent authority to look after the curriculum revision work beyond class XII at the bachelor level and onwards to all degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded by degree colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education.

    In pursuance of the above decisions and directives, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is continually performing curriculum revision in collaboration with universities. According to the decision of the special meeting of Vice-Chancellor‘s Committee, the

    curriculum of a subject must be reviewed after every 3 years.

    A committee of experts comprising of conveners from the National Curriculum Revision of HEC in Basic, Applied Social Sciences and Engineering disciplines met in April 2007 and developed a unified template to standardize degree programs in the country to bring the national curriculum at par with international standards, and to fulfill the needs of the local industries. It also aimed to give a basic, broad based knowledge to the students to ensure the quality of education. The new Bachelor (BS) degree shall be of 4 years duration, and will require the completion of 130-136 credit hours. For those social sciences and basic sciences degrees, 63.50% of the curriculum will consist of discipline specific courses, and 36.50% will consist of compulsory courses and general courses offered through other departments.

    For the purpose of curriculum revision various committees are constituted at the national level, comprising of senior teachers nominated by universities, degree awarding institutions, R&D organizations, respective accreditation councils and stake holders. The National Curriculum Revision Committee for Entomology in a meeting held on March 15-17, 2010 at HEC Regional Centre, Lahore revised the curriculum in light of the unified template. The final meeting held on June 10-12, 2010 at HEC Regional Centre, Lahore revised draft curriculum is being circulated for implementation in the concerned institutions.


    Member Academics

    March 2010














    Abbreviations Used:

    NCRC. National Curriculum Revision Committee

    ORIENTATION VCC. Vice-Chancellor’s Committee BACK TO STAGE-I


    EXP. Experts LI, HEC

    COL. Colleges

    UNI. Universities

    PREP. Preparation

     REC. Recommendations

     LI Learning Innovation

    R&D Research & Development Organization


    HEC Higher Education Commission


The meeting of National Curriculum Revision Committee for BS (4 years)

    / MS (2 years) courses of Agriculture in Entomology was held on 15-17

    March, 2010 at HEC Regional Centre, Lahore to revise and finalize

    the curricula at Graduate (4 years Programme) and Post-Graduate

    (MS ) level. Following attended the meeting:

    Dr. Mohammad Khan Lohar, Convener/ Professor, President Department of Entomology,

    Sindh Agriculture University,


    Dr. Imtiaz Ali Khan, Member Associate Professor,

    Chairman Department of Entomology,

    NWFP Agricultural University,


    Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Member Chairman,

    Department of Entomology,

    Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University,


    Ms. Bushra Siddique, Member Lecturer,

    Department of Entomology,

    University of College of Agriculture,

    The Islamia University,


    Mr. Imran Ali Sani, Member Lecturer, Department of Entomology,

    Baluchistan Agriculture College,

    Chaman Road,

    Beleli Quetta.

    Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal, Member Department of Entomology,

    Principal University College of Agriculture,

    University of Sargodha,


    Dr. Mansoor-ul-Hasan, Associate Professor, Department of Agri. Entomology, Member University of Agriculture,



Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem, Member

    Dean, Faculty of Crop Protection Sciences,

    NWFP Agricultural University,


    Prof. Dr. M. Rafique Khan, Member

    Department of Entomology,

    University of AJK,

    Rawala Kot.

    Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Member

    Department of Crop Protection,

    University College of Agriculture,

    B.Z. University Multan.

    Mr. Naseer Alam Khan, Member

    Secretary NAEAC,

    National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council,

    Ministry of Planning Commission,

    P Block Pak Secretariat, Islamabad.

    Mr. Saifullah Talpur, Member

    Principal Scientific Officer,

    National IPM Program,

    National Agriculture Research Centre,

    Park Road, Islamabad.

    Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor, Member

    Department of Zoology,

    Lahore College for Women University,


    Prof. Dr. Syed Anser Rizvi, Member

    Department of Zoology Entomology,

    University of Karachi,


    Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq, Member

    Foreign Professor,

    NIBGE, Faisalabad. Member / Dr. Mushtaq A. Saleem, Secretary Professor of Agri. Entomology/

    Head, Department of Crop Protection/

    Principal University College of Agriculture,

    B.Z. University, Multan.

    The meeting started with recitation of a few Verses from the Holy Quran by Mr. Bashir Ahmed, Director HEC Regional Center Lahore. Miss Ghayyur Fatima, Director Curriculum, HEC Islamabad in her inaugural speech highlighted the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum Revision Committee. She emphasized that the main purpose of revision and devising the curriculum is to bring it at par with the international standard and meet the demand of local market comprising public and private sector. She also stressed the need of new curriculum to facilitate colleges / universities / institutes for teaching Entomology according to the


    requirements of the agricultural departments / universities of Pakistan. She requested the experts to adhere to the template already proposed in the earlier meeting of Deans / Heads at the HEC. They unanimously nominated Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khan Lohar, Chairman, Department of Entomology, Sindh Agri. University Tandojam as Convener/ President and Dr. Musthaq A. Saleem, Professor of Agri Entomology/Head Department of Crop Protection/Principal, University College of Agri. B. Z. University Multan as Secretary of the meeting. Both the Professors thanked the participants and pledged that in drafting the course, the opinion of each and every member would be given utmost importance.

    Before formal session, the members were requested to deliberate on the different issues of curriculum revision of Entomology. Accordingly each honorable member actively participated and proposed the desired amendments keeping in view the above mentioned objectives of HEC. The Committee unanimously decided the template for 4 year B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture in Entomology with the following number of credit hours.

    Semester Credit Hours Total

    1+2+3+4 18+18+18+18 72

    5+6+7+8 15+16+16+13 60

    Total= 132 Credit Hours

    It was also requested that the universities may add 3 courses of 8 credit hours thus making grand total of not exceeding 140 credit hours keeping in view their available facilities and expertise. The Committee further improved the objectives, course contents pertaining to theory and practical and books recommended for each subject to be taught to the students of B.Sc (Hons.) Agri Entomology, M.Sc. (Hons.) Agri. Entomology and Ph.D Agri. Entomology.


    1. Entomology, the study of insects has developed into a very large

    division of the animal sciences owing to their huge proportion in the

    animal kingdom and their importance in the applied fields.

    Substantial changes were made throughout the curriculum which has

    been updated/expanded.

    2. The main objective was to provide broad and balanced courses of

    Entomology. The intimacy between insect and environment

    was emphasized to the entomological research in many direction

    which later proved of immense value in the indigenous control

    measures so as to provide more food for the ever-growing

    population of Pakistan.


    Scheme of Study for 4-Year B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

    Mathematics / Biology 6 Credits Statistics 1 & 2 6

    Computer / IT 3

    Pakistan Studies 2

    Islamiat 2

    Communications Skills 3

    English 3

    Basic Agriculture 3

    Sub-Total 28

    One subject from each of the following disciplines

Agronomy 3

    Plant Breeding & Genetics 3 Entomology 3

    Plant Pathology 3

    Food Technology 3

    Horticulture 3

    Soil Sciences 3

    Agriculture Economics 3

    Sub-Total 24

    Additional courses from disciplines mentioned below and above

    Applied Entomology (Compulsory) 3 Agriculture Extension 3

    Forestry & Range Management 3 Animal Science 3

    Marketing & Agri Business 3 Agriculture Engineering 3 Rural Development 3 Water Management 3

    Any other course

    Sub-Total 24

Semester 1,2,3,4 shall each contain not more than 18 credit hours (a total

    of maximum of 72 credit hours).

Semester 5, 6, 7, 8 (Including Internship/Project of 4 credit hours) shall be

    60 credit hours; while 3 courses (8 credit hours) from additional courses

    may be adjusted in semester 5 to 8.

     Grand Total (72+60+8) 140



    ENTOMOLOGY For B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture



    1. To familiarize the students with insects and arachnids and their

    external and internal features

    2. To equip the students to identify insects and arachnids of

    economic importance.

    3. To acquire working skills for collecting, mounting, and preserving



    Introduction; phylum Arthropoda and its classification; morphology, anatomy and physiology of a typical insect, metamorphosis and its types; insect classification, salient characters of insect orders; families of economic importance with examples of each family.


    Characters of classes of Arthropoda; collection and preservation of insects; morphology and dissection of a typical insect (digestive, reproductive, excretory, nervous, circulatory and tracheal systems); temporary mounts of different types of appendages of insects; types of metamorphosis.


    1. Ahmad, I. 2010. Hashriat ―Insects‖. National Book Foundation, Lahore

    2. Awastheir, V.B. 2009. Introduction to General and Applied

    Entomology. Scientific Publisher, Jodhpur, India.

    3. Dhaliwal, G.S. 2007. An Outline of Entomology. Kalyani Publishers,


    4. Elzinga, R.J. 2003. Fundamentals of Entomology. Prentice Hall. 5. Lohar, M.K. 2001. Introductory Entomology. Department of

     Entomology, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam Sindh, Pakistan. 6. Richards, O.W. and Davies, R. G. 2004. Imm‘s General Text-book of th Entomology, Vol. I. and II, 10Ed. Chapman & Hall, London, N.Y.

    7. Triplehorn, C.A. and Jhonson, N.F. 2005. Borror and DeLong‘s th Introductionto the study of Insects. Brooks Cole. 7Ed. nd8. Trigunayat, M.M. 2009. A Manual of Practical Entomology. 2 Edition

    Scientific Publisher (India) Judhupur.

    9. Yousuf, M. Tayyab, M. and Shazia, Y. 2007. Manual of Introductory

    Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.


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