Insects dominate almost all ecosystems on our planet. One of the factors that has contributed to their astonishing success has been their small size. It was therefore significant that this year saw the NBAIR discovering Kikiki huna, an egg parasitoid, the smallest insect on earth capable of flying. This rare insect is not known from most parts of the world. It is just one of the treasures unearthed by the NBAIR during the last year. Taxonomists of the Bureau regularly survey different agroecosystems including North East, Andamans and Western Ghats for their unique insect fauna and many taxa not known in India have been discovered and documented. read more...

  • To act as a nodal agency for collection, characterization, documentation, conservation, exchange, research and utilization of agriculturally important insect resources(including mites, spiders and related arthropods) for sustainable agriculture.
  • Capacity building, dissemination of technologies and forging linkages with stake holders.
  • On farm validation of biocontrol strategies, forging linkages with commodity based crop research Institutes, AICRP/ AINP and capacity building.

Dr.Chandish R. Ballal, Director, receives Panjabrao Deshmukh Woman Agricultural Scientist Award 2015 Dr. A. N. Shylesha (Middle), Dr. Sampath Kumar (Left) and Dr. P. Sreeramakumar (Right) inspecting the consignment from Australia.  Dr.N.Bakthavatsalam received BIRAC Award 2017 Dr.S.Shalini received Jawaharlal Nehru Award 2017 During DG's Visit to ICAR-NBAIR ICAR-NBAIR Pollinator-garden Fifth NCBC Conference ICAR-NBAIR Biotechnology Lab ICAR-NBAIR Mahila Kisan Diwas Societal Innovation Award 2015 Dr.Deepa Bhagat received Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2017


ICAR-NBAIR celebrated International Yoga Day on 21 June 2018

Hon'ble Prime Ministers Interaction with Farmers

Prayers and Common Yoga Protocol Video Clips


Walk in-Interview for the Post of Senior Research Fellow under the project "Genomics-Insect Genomics" at 10.30 AM on 22.06.2018, ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Technology With Toxicology Data

AICRP-Biological Control 27th workshop held at Thrissur,Kerala

ICAR-NBAIR Silver Jubilee and Employees Day Celebrations-2018 at ICAR-NBAIR,Bengaluru

ICAR-NBAIR takes new initiative in combating parthenium menace

Employment Results - For the post of Technical Assistant (T-3) at ICAR-NBAIR,Bangalore
i. Draft Merit/Rserve List
ii. Marks scored by the candidates
iii. List of candidates whose OMR sheets were not evaluated

Awareness programme on “Invasive Rugose spiralling whitefly in Coconut at ICAR-KVK, Mangalore on 06th February, 2018

ICAR-NBAIR Scientists awarded the “Certificate of Merit and Appreciation” on 26th Jan 2018

ICAR-NBAIR Silver Jubilee Celebrations-2018, Curtain Raiser program on 24th January, 2018 at Yelahanka Campus, Bengaluru

69th Republic Day Celebrated at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Online Examinatin (DR) for the post of Lower Division Clerk in the Institutes of ICAR-2016

Annual day of ICAR-NBAIR and Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Celebration of Agricultural Education Day at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Outbreak of invasive rugose spiraling whitefly on oil palm plantation in Andhra Pradesh

World Soil day celebration on 5th december at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Second Announcement

ICAR-NBAIR Organizes International Conference on Biological Control: Approaches & Applications - ICBC 2018

Celebration of Vigilance Awareness Week 2017 at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Dr.S.Shalini,ICAR-NBAIR received Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P. G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2016 (for crop Protection) on July 16,2017 at New Delhi

ICAR-NBAIR Scientists share “Societal Innovation Award 2015”

Celebration of Mahila Kisan Diwas at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Celebration of Sarwatra Swachhta at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

ICAR-NBAIR Scientists share BIRAC Bio-Innovations award

Celebration of 'Swachhta Hi Seva' at ICAR-National Bureau Of Agricultural Insect Resources, Hebbal Campus, Bengaluru

Swachhta Sewa Divas was celebrated at ICAR-NBAIR Yelahanka campus

Hindi Diwas Celebrated at ICAR-NBAIR on 14 September 2017

SAARC Regional Consultation on ‘Facilitating the use of microbial pesticides in South Asia’

Shri. Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secy. (DARE) & Secy. (ICAR) visited ICAR-NBAIR on 24th August 2017

ICAR-NBAIR celebrated 70th Independence day on 15th August, 2017

Additional Secretary & Finance Advisor (DARE/ICAR) visited ICAR-NBAIR,Bengaluru on 12.08.2017

Circular for Doctors are Nominated as Authorized Medical Attendants for this Bureau period up to 31.12.2018

ICAR-NBAIR celebrated International Yoga Day on June 21, 2017

Empowering Women Farmers on Biological Control

26th Annual group meeting of AICRP on biological control of crop pests held at YSPUHF, Solan

Incidence and infestation of invasive rugose spiraling whitefly in Karnataka

21st RAC meeting held at ICAR-NBAIR on 12-04-2017

ICAR-NBAIR participated in Krishi Unnati Mela, at IARI

Announcement: International Conference on Biological Control will be conducted in 2018

ICAR-NBAIR celebrated Women's Day on 8th March

Mrs.Amita Prasad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change visited ICAR-NBAIR

Publications on invasive rugose spiraling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin

Insect genetic resources at ICAR-NBAIR