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The Amazing Arthropods short course begins 23th September

Wonders of The Nature Series

SNDT College of Home Science
Institute of Natural History Education and Research

Amazing Arthropods - A Certificate Course in Arthropod Biology

They are all around us - in the gardens, forests, waters and even in our homes. Buzzing, hopping, flying - insects are fascinating creatures. If you are curious about them then you are in for lot of fun. Here is a course that introduces you to the world of 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.

Register at: Click here

Register today to avail of early bird discount! See below for details.

Key Information

Dates: 23th September - 5th October 2019

Location: SNDT College of Home Science, Karve Road, Near Nal Stop, Erandwane, Pune. Google maps link

Talks: 6:30 - 8:30PM
And a field trip with experts on 29th September 2019.


Dr. R. M. SharmaDr. Anil Mahabal
Dr. D. B. BastawadeDr. Sushama Thatte
Dr. Anand PadhyeMr. Narendra Naidu
Mr. Rajgopal PatilMr. Shauri Sulakhe
Dr. Samir PatiDr. Ekata Ghate
Dr. Mihir KulkarniMr. Asim Auti
Makarand KetkarDr. Sameer Padhye
Dr. Tejaswini PachporDr. Shruti Paripatyadar
Dr. Priyanka Dutta-SahaDr. Aparna Kalawate


  • Students and interested people from all backgrounds are welcome.
  • The course shall be conducted in English language.


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

Course charges

We are happy to offer early bird discount for payments made by 16th September 2019
Rs. 4000 (Discounted fee for students Rs 3500)

Regular Charges
Rs. 4500 (Students Rs 4000)

Transportation and meals charges for field trip are included in the fees.


  • Online Registration at: Click here
  • You can pay by online bank transfer (bank details available in the registration form). Please send us payment details including transaction reference (screenshot is fine) to our email address
  • Alternatively you can pay by cheque (made out in favour of ADD ON COURSES HOME SCIENCE) at the office of Insearch Outdoors Pvt. Ltd., C-26/9, Ketan Heights, Rahul Nagar Lane, Near Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune - 411038.
  • Registration confirmed upon successful payment.
  • We have limited capacity. Kindly register early.


For any queries write to us at:


Call 9850826431 / 020 2544 3096/97

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