Association for Advancement of Entomology

ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY  & the ENTOMON JOURNAL

The Association for Advancement of Entomology (AAE) was established in the Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, at Kariavattom by an internationally reputed Insect Physiologist Professor K K Nayar and a team of Research and Teaching Scientists of the University of Kerala and the Kerala Agricultural Universityin 1975. It was registered under the Registrar of Societies, Govt. of Kerala (Registration No. 146/ 1975) on 25 September 1975 as a Non Governmental Organisation. The Founder President of AAE was Professor MRGK Nair of the Kerala Agricultural University who continued in that position till his demise (1975 – 1998). Many Researchers and Scientists from the Department of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU); Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) and the Kerala Forest Research Institute are actively involved in the activities of the AAE.

AAE soon got established as a leading organization in the country and abroad with 250 life members on roll and many annual and institutional subscribers; extending its activities in all aspects of Entomological  research and incorporating Researchers working all over India.

The Association has conducted several national and international seminars and symposia / congress on different aspects of Entomology and the proceedings have already been printed and released.     

AAE is publishing its quarterly research journal “ENTOMON” since 1976, without any break from Trivandrum. Various agencies evaluating the research journals published from India periodically have been rating ENTOMON amongst the top TEN.           

Subsequent to the demise of Professor K.K. Nayar, the number of research staff engaged in Entomological Research in the Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, at Kariavattam campus got reduced and there was no one to carry on AAE and its activities in the campus. In the absence of any active member of AAE in the Department of Zoology, it has become compulsory for the AAE to shift the office from the Kerala University campus.

In view of the fact that majority of the locally available life members of AAE are attached to the Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Vellayani and the continued activities of the AAE and ENTOMON will be beneficial to the entomological research in KAU, the Executive Committee of AAE resolved to request KAU for permission to relocate and function the AAE in the Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Vellayani. The authorities of KAU accepted this request and permitted AAE to function from the Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Vellayani.

The newly elected members of Executive Body of Association for Advancement of Entomology (AAE) took charge during February 2014. There was a setback in the AAE activities and publication of ENTOMON due to organisational and administrative problems at its headquarters in University of Kerala, Kariavattam, Trivandrum. The new office bearers of AAE could shift its head quarters with effect from 28 February 2014, to the Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Vellayani,Trivandrum - 695 522, where more than 20 life members of AAE are working in various capacities. With sincere efforts of these members in the KAU, the new Executive Body could establish the office of AAE and set right all the   administrative problems in running the various activities of AAE and the publication of ENTOMON. 

With in a period of 10 months, ENTOMON volume 37 (2012) as combined issue and 38 (2013) with 4 issues were brought out and the volume 39 (2014) is being processed for publication by March 2015. The earlier recognition and prestige enjoyed by the AAE and its journal ENTOMON will be fully resurrected in 2015. Full cooperation and involvement of every member of AAE is earnestly requested to achieve the above target.

The entire activities of AAE, including the processing and publication of the journal, are being managed through the voluntary services of the entomologists working in the College of  Agriculture, Vellayani and Professors and Scientists retired from the two universities and CTCRI settled in and around Trivandrum.

AAE places on record its gratitude to the KAU authorities for kindly permitting the AAE and ENTOMON to function in the Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, KAU, Vellayani,Trivandrum - 695 522.

For details of the AAE, its activities and publication of ENTOMON please contact:         

Association for Advancement of Entomology,

Department of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University,

Vellayani PO, Thiruvananthapuram 695522, Kerala, India.

E mail: aae@kau.in /  editor.entomon@kau.in

Official website: www.entomon.in 

Phone: President, AAE - 09544769985; 0471 2474491

             Secretary, AAE – 09446053297


 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2017 – 2019)


President: Prof. N. Mohandas, Former HOD (Entomology) & Research Coordinator, Kerala Agricultural University, Thiruvananthapuram

Vice Presidents:

  1. Prof. A. Visalakshi, Former HOD, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Professor & HOD, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
  3. Dr. R. Rajendran, Deputy Director, NCDC, Cherthala


Secretary: Dr. K. D. Prathapan, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram


Joint Secretaries:

  1. Dr. Hebsi Bai, Former Profesor, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Dr. D. A. Evans, Reader, University College, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
  3. Dr. C. A. Jayaprakas, HOD, Crop Protection, ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram


Treasurer: Dr. O. P. Reji Rani, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram


Members:

  1. Prof. G. Madhavan Nair, Former HOD, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Prof. S. Devanesan, Former Dean, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
  3. Dr. S. Naseema Beevi, Former Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Thiruvananthapuram
  4. Prof. Thomas Biju Mathew, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
  5. Dr Joseph Rajkumar, Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-CPCRI, Kayamkulam
  6. Prof. P. A. Rajan Asari, Former Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Thiruvananthapuram
  7. Dr. E. Pushpalatha, Reader, Calicut University, Kozhikode
  8. Prof. K. Sudharma, HOD, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
  9. Dr Ambili Paul, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
  10. Dr E. R. Harish, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram
  11. The Chief Editor, ENTOMON, Ex officio - member
  12. Dr Mary Teresa Miranda, Fatima Mata National College, Kollam
  13. Dr S. Shanas, Dept. of Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram

Rules & Regulations (revised in 2014)

1.The Association shall be called “Association for Advancement of Entomology”, and its registered office shall be in the Department of Agricultural Entomology, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani PO, Trivandrum.

2.It shall be the aim of the Association to promote knowledge in Entomology and related branches, and to encourage research and publish periodicals in these fields.

 a. Membership of the Association shall consist of Life, Ordinary and Student. Any person interested or institution interested in Entomology or related field will be eligible for membership of the Association.

 b. Admission fee for all types of memberships for residents or institutions in India will be Rs 100/-

 c. Annual membership fee will be Rs 4000 for institutional members, Rs 1,000 for ordinary members, and Rs 500 for student members.

 d. A person may become life member on payment of the membership fee of Rs 5000.

 e. Only a bona fide student or research scholar shall be eligible for student membership.

 f. For residents abroad and for foreign citizens and for foreign institutions the rates will be as follows: admission fee $ 10; annual membership fee for ordinary members $ 100; for institutional members $ 300. Membership fee for life members will be $ 400.

 g. Application for membership shall be made to the Secretary.

 h. Admission shall be by simple majority of the Executive Committee either at a meeting or by circulation.

 i. Application for membership may be rejected by the Executive Committee without assigning any reason. However, all such cases shall be reported to the General Body at its next sitting.

 j. All members of the Association shall get a PDF copy of the publication free of cost.

 k. Annual subscription, which shall be for each calendar year, shall be paid in advance on or before the 31st December of the preceding year. Persons intending to join the Association my however be permitted to do so by paying the required membership fee in the same calendar year.

 l. A member may resign the membership by writing to the Secretary.

4. a. The General Body shall consist of all ordinary members, life members and student members of the Association.

   b. The General Body shall be the supreme authority of the Association.

c. All motions, except amendments to the Rules and Regulations, may be passed by the General Body by a simple majority, and this shall be carried out by the Executive Committee.

d. Amendments to Rules and Regulations require two thirds majority of the General Body members present at the meeting.

e. The quorum of the General Body shall be one third of its membership or 25, which ever be less. In the absence of quorum, the meeting may be adjourned for 15 minutes, and for the adjourned meeting quorum shall not be necessary.

f. The President of the Association shall ordinarily preside at the General Body meeting. In the absence of the President, one of the Vice Presidents present (to be decided up on by consensus amongst the members of the General Body) shall preside; if the President or none of the Vice Presidents is present, the General Body may decide one of the members amongst themselves to preside at the General Body meeting, and the member so presiding shall conduct the proceedings of the meeting of the General Body.

5. a. The Executive Committee shall consist of 21 members: a President, three Vice Presidents, a Secretary, three Joint Secretaries, a Treasurer, a Chief Editor and 11 other members, all of whom shall be elected by the meeting of the General Body by votes of the members actually present, unless otherwise directed by the General Body. The Executive Committee may co-opt additional members subjected to ratification by the General Body.

b. The term of office of the Executive Committee shall be three years.

c. The quorum of the meeting of the Executive Committee shall be 10, and resolutions can be carried out by simple majority.

d. The President of the Association shall ordinarily preside at the Executive Committee meeting. In the absence of the President, one of the Vice-Presidents present (to be decided upon by consensus amongst the members of the Executive Committee) shall preside; if the President or none of the Vice-Presidents is present, the Executive Committee may decide one of the members amongst themselves to preside at the Executive Committee meeting, and the member so presiding shall conduct the proceedings of that meeting of the Executive Committee.

6. a. The Executive Committee shall be empowered to secure and manage funds for the Association for carrying out the aims of the Association.

 b. The Treasurer shall be in charge of the funds of the Association, which shall be kept in a nationalized bank.

c. The account shall be operated by the Secretary and Treasurer, jointly with the Vice-President to be nominated by the Executive Committee for that purpose.

d. The Secretary may however keep with him an amount not exceeding Rs 1000 for day-to-activities of the Association.

7. Financial year of the Association shall be from 1st April to 31st March.