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Short Course Announcement - Amazing Arthropods!

An Autonomous Certificate Course

Jointly Organized by
Department of Zoology,
MES’ Abasaheb Garware College, Pune.


Institute of Natural History Education and Research,
(INHER) Pune

Wonders of Nature Series

Certificate Course in Arthropod Biology

Introduction to mesmerising world of scorpions, spiders, moths butterflies, honey bees, ants and many more creatures. To create scientific awareness about the world of Arthropods, their role in nature and conservation among students and common people.

Key Information

6 - 22 October 2016
Abasaheb Garware College, 
Deccan Gymkhana, Karve Road, Pune.

Talks: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Field Trips on weekends.



Dr. Hemant GhateDr. Anil Mahabal
Dr. R. M. SharmaDr. D. B. Bastawade
Dr. Sushama ThatteMr. Narendra Naidu
Dr. Anand PadhyeDr. Sameer Pati
Dr. Sameer PadhyeMr. Rajgopal Patil
Mr. Shauri SulakheMrs. Swati Katdare


  • 10th standard in any faculty is eligible to join this course.
  • The course shall be conducted in English language.
  • Students and interested people from all backgrounds are welcome.


  • Introduction to Arthropoda Classification and Evolution of Arthropoda
  • Arthropod Morphology
  • Adaptations
  • Life-Cycle
  • Butterflies and Moths
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Social Insects
  • Bugs and Beetles
  • Aquatic Insects
  • Insect Pests and their natural enemies, Medically important Insects
  • Honey, Silk and Lac
  • Food and Feeding Habits, Scorpions and Spiders
  • Tics, Mites and other Arachnids
  • Shrimps, Prawns, Lobsters and other Crustaceans
  • Arthropod-Plant interactions
  • Ethno Entomology
  • Field identification and Arthropod Photography
  • Arthropod Communication
  • Arthropod Architecture etc.


Fees Rs 2800 + tax
Payable at: Non Grant Office, Garware College, Karve Road (between 11am-1:30om).


Dr. Anand Padhye - 9922558271
Garware College, Non-grant Office - 020-41038208