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Established in 1997, Division of Arachnology is actively involved in advanced research in novel areas of Arachnids. The division is one of the leading centres in India engaged in research pertaining to spiders. The areas of research include Taxonomy, ecology and behaviour of Spiders, Pseudoscorpions and Millipedes. The division has published a book named ‘Spiders of India’ and more than 35 research articles in national and international reputed journals. It also has identified over 600 species of spiders from different states of India including 25 species which are new to science. Over the years, the division has taken up research projects funded by various agencies such as, DST, CSIR, ICAR, UGC, MoEFCC and KSCSTE. The division has so far produced 8 Ph.Ds.