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.

At India expo 2017 During DG's Visit to ICAR-NBAIR Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2015(Small Institute) Dr.Chandish R. Ballal, Director, receives Panjabrao Deshmukh Woman Agricultural Scientist Award 2015 During visit of Honourable Union Minister for Agriculture to ICAR-NBAIR ICAR-NBAIR Director chamber & Office premises ICAR-NBAIR main building ICAR-NBAIR Insectarium ICAR-NBAIR Yelahanka Farm CIB High Performance Computing facility ICAR-NBAIR Insect Museum ICAR-NBAIR Guest house


First Announcement

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

Rescheduling of Capacity Building Programme from 28 August to 1 September 2017

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

Empowering Women Farmers on Biological Control

ICAR sponsored Summer School Training on Current Techniques and Advances in Mass Culturing of Microbials for the production of Biopesticides during 5-25 Sept, 2017 (21 days)

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 Scientists Receive Prestigious NRDC Societal Innovation Award for the Year 2015

ICAR-NBAIR successfully conducted Brainstorming on Invasive Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin at TNAU, Coimbatore

ICAR-NBAIR participated in Krishi Unnati Mela, at IARI

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

IMC meeting held on 07.03.2017 at ICAR – NBAIR, Bengaluru

Dr. Deepa Bhagat (ICAR-NBAIR), Dr. Parikshit moitra(IACS, Kolkata), Prof. R. Pratap (IISc, Bangalore) and Prof. S. Bhattacharya (Director, IACS, Kolkata) – Team received Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 5, 2017

Dr. Deepa Bhagat, Senior Scientist was conferred as Best Scientist Research Award for Nanoscience from SSSD

Fifth National Conference on Biological Control held at ICAR-NBAIR

Dr. T. Venkatesan, Principal Scientist,received Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan Award