Staff Serving/Served


Sericulture discipline
& converted into Livestock

Sri. Chandrashekar S. Kallimani
Subject Matter Specialist (Sericulture)
2008-2013
Sri. L. Arun Pandit
Subject Matter Specialist (Sericulture)
1997-2008

About Discipline

Sericulture is part of the cultural heritage of Mysore district. Mysore silk is popular world over and has a history of over 220 years. History reveals that the famous Muslim ruler Tippu Sultan, the Emperor of Mysore, introduced Sericulture in Karnataka in 1780 AD. Although sericulture was being practiced sporadically in northern India, Tippu Sultan brought it to south India as a means of raising funds to build his armament. Eventually, sericulture became one of the major enterprises in southern India while it remained low-key in the north. Mysore is recognized in the world through Geographical Indication Tag (GIT) for silk. The Mysore silk stands out among all other silk fabrics for its unique sheen and regal look, amazing drape, pure yarn and zari.

Mulberry, the host plant for silkworms, is being cultivated on an area of 2,670 ha in Mysore district spread across 682 villages. The average cocoon yield in the district is 59 kg per 100 Disease Free Layings (DFLs), generating annual revenue of Rs.33.37 crores.

Sericulture activities includes production and supply of quality chawki worms, mulberry cuttings and training for farmers, farmwomen, rural youth and extension personnel. Conducting frontline demonstrations, on farm testings. Maintenance of chawki rearing centre and chawki rearing house.


On Farm Testing

The On Farm Testing (OFT) since 1998 have been listed here under. User can type in the SEARCH text box whichever information is needed in the table.


Sl. No. Year Crop Category Crop Title Area (ha) Farmers (Nos)
11. 2013-2014 Sericulture Mulberry INM in mulberry 0.4 4
10. 2012-2013 Sericulture Silkworm Assessment of low cost ripening technology - 3
9. 2012-2013 Sericulture Mulberry INM in mulberry 0.4 5
8. 2011-2012 Sericulture Mulberry IPM of PMB 1.5 3
7. 2010-2011 Sericulture Silkworm Integrated Management of Uzi fly in Silkworm Rearing - 5
6. 2010-2011 Sericulture Mulberry Integrated Tukra management in Mulberry - 3
5. 2006-2007 Sericulture Mulberry Increasing fertilizer use efficiency in mulberry through fertigation 1 5
4. 2001-2002 Sericulture Mulberry Disease control in Mulberry JPM for Turka - 5
3. 2000-2001 Sericulture Silkworm IPM on uzifly - 10
2. 1919-2000 Sericutlure Silkworm IPM on uzifly - 10
1. 1998-1999 Sericulture Silkworm IPM on uzifly - Incorporation of net to trays + Use of pheromone trap + Release of parasitoid + Disinfection using sanitech - 5

Frontline Demonstrations

The Frontline Demonstrations (FLD) since 1995 have been listed here under. User can type in the SEARCH text box whichever information is needed in the table.


Sl. No. Year Crop Category Crop Title Area (ha) Farmers (Nos)
10. 2013-2014 Sericulture Silkworm Multivoltine silkworm hybrid introduction MH1 X CSR2 for rainfed areas - 10
9. 2013-2014 Sericulture Mulberry IPM in mulberry V1 4 10
8. 2013-2014 Sericulture Mulberry Introduction of cuttings of mulberry varieties Vishal & Suvarna 0.2 2
7. 2012-2013 Sericulture Mulberry Pest management in mulberry 4 10
6. 2012-2013 Sericulture Mulberry Introduction of cuttings of mulberry varieties Vishal & Suvarna 0.2 2
6. 2011-2012 Sericulture Mulberry Popularization of double hybrids in silkworm 4 10
5. 2011-2012 Sericulture Silkworm Use of Nandi Amruth biotonical product for management of diseases of silkworm - 20
4. 2010-2011 Sericulture Silkworm Disease management in Silkworm rearing - 20
3. 2008-2009 Sericulture Mulberry In-Situ Composting 8 20
2. 2006-2007 Sericulture Silkworm Disinfection of rearing equipment & IPM in silkworm management PM X CSR 2 - 8
1. 2002-2003 Sericulture Mulberry Cross breed silkworm 5

Training Programme

The Training programme has been conducted since 1995 have been listed here under. User can type in the SEARCH text box whichever information is needed in the table.


Year On Campus Off Campus Rural Youth / Vocational Sponsored Extension Personnel
Course (Nos) Male Female Course (Nos) Male Female Course (Nos) Male Female Course (Nos) Male Female Course (Nos) Male Female
General SC/ST General SC/ST General SC/ST General SC/ST General SC/ST General SC/ST General SC/ST General SC/ST General SC/ST General SC/ST
2013-2014 4 92 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 4 121 1 0 0 3 90 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 18 0 0 0
2011-2012 1 24 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 2 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 22 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 18 4 2 0
2009-2010 5 183 0 7 0 6 90 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 40 40 0 0
2008-2009 3 76 17 0 0 7 170 16 30 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-2005 2 46 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 26 0 2 0
2005-2006 3 57 18 11 4 8 147 32 45 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004-2005 6 100 25 50 25 4 80 0 20 10 1 12 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003-2004 6 133 50 44 8 6 125 47 15 0 2 40 16 5 5 10 245 0 339 60 0 0 0 0 0
2002-2003 9 40 10 35 6 6 30 8 18 9 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 113 37 0 0 0 0 0
2001-2002 12 68 18 20 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000-2001 18 471 38 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999-2000 11 231 54 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998-1999 4 36 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 19 0 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997-1998 3 19 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 0 0 0
1996-1997 3 11 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995-1996 2 7 20 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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