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 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


Celebration of Agricultural Education Day at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Outbreak of invasive rugose spiraling whitefly on oil palm plantation in Andhra Pradesh

World Soil day celebration on 5th december at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Second Announcement

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

Walk-in-Interview for SRF to work in the project entitled " Biological Control of invasive rugose spiraling Whitefly Aluerodicus rugioperculatus using Encarsia guadeloupae in coconut" on 12th December, 2017 at 11.00 AM , ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Celebration of Vigilance Awareness Week 2017 at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Dr.S.Shalini,ICAR-NBAIR received Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P. G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2016 (for crop Protection) on July 16,2017 at New Delhi

HRD Capacity Building Program on Identification, mass production and utilization of parasitoids, predators and entomopathogens for sustainable insect pest management during December 4-10,2017

Application Form

Celebration of Mahila Kisan Diwas at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

Celebration of Sarwatra Swachhta at ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru

ICAR-NBAIR Scientists share BIRAC Bio-Innovations award

Celebration of 'Swachhta Hi Seva' at ICAR-National Bureau Of Agricultural Insect Resources, Hebbal Campus, Bengaluru

Swachhta Sewa Divas was celebrated at ICAR-NBAIR Yelahanka campus

Hindi Diwas Celebrated at ICAR-NBAIR on 14 September 2017

SAARC Regional Consultation on ‘Facilitating the use of microbial pesticides in South Asia’

Shri. Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secy. (DARE) & Secy. (ICAR) visited ICAR-NBAIR on 24th August 2017

ICAR-NBAIR celebrated 70th Independence day on 15th August, 2017

Circular for Doctors are Nominated as Authorized Medical Attendants for this Bureau period up to 31.12.2018

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

Empowering Women Farmers on Biological Control

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