Entomology Research Institute (ERI) has been making strides for the past several years in contributing to the general wellbeing of people of this country through sustained research, publications and extension activities.
ERI started as a small unit under the guidance of Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan in the main campus of the Arts and Sciences College in 1963. As it expanded it needed a separate building. Hence the two- floor construction of the new building in a separate location within the Loyola Campus started in 1985 and was completed in 1986.
Soon it was felt that some more space was needed. Hence an additional floor was added in 1994. Now the building has enough space with good research facilities for taking up interdisciplinary research projects which contribute to societal development.
As one of the former Principals of Loyola College said ‘ERI is a jewel in the crown of Loyola’. Through its high quality research, impact making publications, and beneficial extension activities, ERI continues to make a mark in the lives of people.
Through this website we would like to give you a glimpse of our diverse works. We also take this opportunity to thank all the donors and funding agencies who have generously supported our works. Continue to extend your help to us so that we may contribute to the society at large especially the poor, the marginalized and the tribals.
All the best
Rev.Dr.S. Ignacimuthu, s.j.
Our mission is to create a better world through research, publication and extension activities in the realms of environment, sustainable agriculture and human welfare by evolving alternate ecofriendly technologies and by training students and farmers to become messengers of environmental protection and sustainable agriculture.
Entomology Research Institute is one of the Centers of Excellence of Loyola College, Chennai. It started as a small unit in 1963; later it moved into a separate building in 1986. Prof. T.N Ananthakrishnan was the founder director. Now Rev. Dr S. Ignacimuthu, s.j., Former Vice Chancellor, is the director. It is recognized by the University of Madras to conduct doctoral programs; it has six full time faculty, three Emeritus Scientists and 25 research students. It is an internationally recognized centre for research in different fields of biological science.