Ph.D Courses-Department of Sericulture

Course Outcomes (CO) – Ph.D

Ph.D., (Sericulture)

SER 801 Principles of soil and crop management in mulberry 2+1
Out come
CO1 Soil, plant and water relationship
CO2 Fertilizer use, interaction with soil moisture, soil moisture and fertilizer availability
CO3 Irrigation, water budgeting, different approaches in scheduling

irrigation and instruments for soil moisture estimation

CO4 Management of poor quality water
CO5 Soil characterization, physicochemical properties of soils
CO6 Soil texture, structure and their importance on plant growth, Soil moisture, forms and importance of soil moisture on plant growth
CO7 Recycling of organic wastes
CO8 Bio fertilizers, concepts, combination of microorganisms to soil fertility
CO9 Azotobacter, importance and nitrogen fixing ability
CO10 Combined inoculation of nitrogen fixer and mycorrhizal

fungi, Phosphobacteria and cost benefit ratio

SER 802 Physiology and Nutrition of Mulberry 2+1
Out come
CO1 Physiological aspects of mulberry
CO2 Role of hormones in bud sprouting and rooting of cuttings
CO3 Role of physical agents like temperature and water, Growth and development
CO4 Photoperiodism and thermoperiodism
CO5 Dormancy and viability of buds and seeds
CO6 Concept and establishment of separate mulberry garden for chawki and late age worms
CO7 Maintenance of leaf quality
CO8 Role of primary, secondary and micronutrients in mulberry
CO9 Impact of nutrient deficiency on silkworm growth and development
CO10 Physiology of abiotic and biotic stress
SER 803 Advances in Silkworm Genetics and Breeding 2+1
Out come
CO1 Silkworm genetics
CO2 Chromosome organization and mechanism of sex determination
CO3 Linkage maps, regional differentiation of chromosome segments
CO4 Disturbance in segment formation
CO5 Role and mechanism of maternal inheritance
CO6 Genetics and inheritance of voltinism
CO7 Biochemical genetics and  surrogate markers
CO8 Heterosis and combining ability
CO9 Breeding for silk quality and temperature tolerance
CO10 Mutation breeding and silkworm improvement through mutagenesis
SER 804 Advances in Sericulture Pest Management 2+1
Out come
CO1 Biodiversity in mulberry ecosystem
CO2 Invasive pests of mulberry and their management
CO3 Biological and chemical control in mulberry
CO4 Soil borne diseases of mulberry and their damage
CO5 Host parasite relationship of key nematodes of mulberry and their management
CO6 Types of silkworm diseases
CO7 Bacterial disease and their management
CO8 Current trends in silkworm flacherie management
CO9 Grasserie management in silkworm
CO10 Wolbachia: biology and physiology and its utility in sericulture
SER 805 Advances in Post Cocoon Technology 2+1
Out come
CO1 Different tests for assessing the cocoon qualities
CO2 Advances in cocoon cooking and brushing
CO3 Automatic silk reeling machine
CO4 Objectives and advantages of silk testing and grading
CO5 Silk testing and conditioning houses
CO6 BIS and ISA specifications on testing and grading of silk
CO7 Warp and weft specification
CO8 Zari making from silk and its usage
CO9 Printing and designing in silk sarees
CO10 Byproducts of post cocoon sector and its uses
SER 806 By-Product Utilization in Sericulture 2+1
Out come
CO1 Mulberry fruit, type, uses, nutrient composition, compounds of medicinal value
CO2 Mulberry as fodder, food and timber , religious importance and basket making
CO3 Seri waste and its nutrient composition, seri waste as biogas, Composting
CO4 Silkworm faeces
CO5 Usage as poultry and animal feed
CO6 Silkworm pupae, nutrient composition and usage as poultry and fish food
CO7 Application  food industry and sericulture
CO8 Physicochemical characterization of chitosan extracted from silkworm pupae
CO9 Use of silk industry reeling waste water
CO10 Utilization of silk reeling waste
SER 811 Advances in Silkworm Physiology and Nutrition 2+1
Out come
CO1 Silkworm physiology and nutrition
CO2 Importance of quality leaves in silkworm nutrition
CO3 Pigment metabolism
CO4 Feeding physiology
CO5 Nutritional composition of mulberry leaves and their role on silkworm growth
CO6 Digestive physiology of silkworm larva
CO7 Types of absorption
CO8 Composition of amino acids in silk gland and silk fibre
CO9 Gene structure – transcription and translation of fibroin gene
CO10 Role of co2 and o2 in silkworm during rearing and spinning
SER 812 Grainage Technology 2+1
Out come
CO1 Indian sericulture scenario in egg production
CO2 Preparation for Egg Production
CO3 Sex separation in egg, larva, pupa and adult
CO4 Sheet egg production and logistics
CO5 Loose egg production
CO6 Egg Morphology and Physiology
CO7 Bivoltine seed production, importance and characteristic features
CO8 Seed Multiplication
CO9 Disease Free Egg Production
CO10 Economics of Egg Production