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Graduate Students 

20.
Mr. Souvik Mandal

Dr. Souvik Mandal
Present Affiliation: Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Thesis title: Finding the Way Back Home: A Study of Orientation, Navigation and Homing in the Social wasp Ropalidia marginata. [2017]

     
19.
Ms. Paromita Saha

Dr. Paromita Saha
Present Affiliation: Post-doctoral Fellow, Dr. Sandeep Krishna’s Lab, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
Thesis title: Queen succession in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata. [2016]

     
18.
Mr. Saikat Chakraborty

Dr. Saikat Chakraborty
Present Affiliation: YBA Fellow, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani,
Thesis title: Molecular ecology of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata: relatedness, queen succession and population genetics. [2015]

     
17.
Mr. Shantanu Pramod Shukla

Dr. Shantanu Pramod Shukla
Present Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Host Plant Adaptation, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
Thesis title: Reproductive caste differentiation in primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata [2012]

     
16.
Mr. Aniruddha Mitra

Dr. Aniruddha Mitra
Present Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Shoolini University Bajhol, Solan
Thesis title: Attributes of royalty in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata: pheromone, ovaries and behaviour. [2010]

     
15.
Mr. Alok Ashok Bang
Dr. Alok Ashok Bang
Present Affiliation: Alternative Agriculture Resource Centre, Chetana-Vikas (Consciousness-Development), Wardha
Thesis title: Determinants of Behavioural and Reproductive Dominance in the Primitively Eusocial Wasp Ropalidia marginata. [2010]
     
14.
Dr. Anindita Bhadra

Dr. Anindita Bhadra
Present Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Behaviour and Ecology Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Thesis title: Queens and their Successors: The story of power in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata [2008]

     
13.
Dr. Ruchira Sen

Dr. Ruchira Sen
Present Affiliation: MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh
Thesis title: The Biology of two sexes: a study of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata [2007]

     
12.
Dr. Sujata Kardile

Dr. Sujata Kardile
Present Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
Thesis title: Social Biology of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia cyathiformis [2006]

     
11.
Dr. Maulishree Agrahari
Dr. Maulishree Agrahari, Ph. D.
Present Affiliation: CEO - ICT Skills Development Society, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Bangalore
Thesis title:Division of labour and its regulation in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata [2003]
     
10.
Dr. Moushumi Sen Sarma
Dr. Moushumi Sen Sarma, Ph. D.
Present Affiliation: Postdoctoral Associate, The Robinson Laboratory,Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
M. S. Thesis title: Decision making in honey bee [1999]
Ph. D. Thesis title: Defence and communication in the Asian Dwarf Honeybee Apis florea Fabricius [2003]
     
09.   Mr. Raamesh Raghavan, M. S.
Thesis title: The social and genetic organisation of the queenless, Ponerine ant, Diacamma ceylonense [2003]

   
08.
Dr. A. Sumana
Dr. A. Sumana, Ph. D.
Present Affiliation: Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Thesis title: Dominance behaviour and regulation of reproduction in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata [2002]

 

 

07.
Dr. Ashok Gopinath

Dr. Ashok Gopinath, Ph. D.
Present Affiliation: Post-Doc associated with: Dave M. Lin Department of Biomedical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
Thesis title: Intra-Colony relatedness and population genetic structure in the queenless, Ponerine ant, Diacamma [2002]


   
06.
Dr. Dhrubajyoti Naug
Dr. Dhruba Naug, Ph. D.
Present Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Thesis title:Organization of work in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata [1997]

   
05.
Dr. Arathi Seshadri
Dr. Arathi Seshadri, Ph. D.
Present Affiliation: Special Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Thesis title: Social organisation and cooperation in genetically mixed colonies of the primitively eusocial wasp, Ropalidia marginata [1996]
     
04.
Dr. Mallikarjun Shakarad
Dr. Mallikarjun Shakarad, Ph. D.
Present Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology University of Delhi, Delhi
Thesis title: Colony founding and the evolution of eusociality in a primitively eusocial wasp, Ropalidia marginata [1995]
     
03.
Dr. Arun B. Venkataraman
Dr. Sudha Premnath, Ph. D.
Thesis title: Dominance relationships in the social organisation of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata (Lep.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) [1994]
     
02.
Dr. K Chandrashekara

Dr. K. Chandrashekara, Ph. D.
Present Affiliation: Assistant Professor,Department of Entomology, University of Agricultural Science, GKVK., Bangalore
Thesis title: Social biology of the tropical primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata (Lep.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) [1991]

     
01.
Dr. Arun B. Venkataraman
Dr. Arun B. Venkataraman, Ph. D.
Present Affiliation: Environmental Resources Management India Private Limited, Bengaluru
Thesis title: Studies on the mechanism of nestmate discrimination in a primitively eusocial wasp : Implications for the evolution of eusociality [1990]
     

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