The section of Entomology came into existence with the start of under graduate teaching in agriculture leading to B. Sc. (Ag.) degree in the year 1945 with Entomology as one of the compulsory subject under the college of Agriculture. It was fortunate that the establishment of this section was entrusted in the able hands of Dr. S. P. Mukharji in 1946. Rai Bahadur Dr. K. D. Baveja, a known name in Indian Entomology, joined this section in 1956 as Honorary Reader; this signified a rich taxonomic collection of insects, and intensive study of the life history of insect pests of this region and an exemplary teaching in the field of applied Entomology.The Department of Entomology & Agricultural Zoology came in to existence in its full swing in the year 1971.