The stored grain weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (Linnaeus), causes significant losses to maize grains in tropical countries. Despite the nutritional superiority of the quality protein maize (QPM), an important concern is the possible vulnerability of QPM genotypes to stored grain weevil infestation. In the present study, the responses of 24 QPM inbred lines, along with several non-QPM inbred lines and hybrids, were evaluated against S. oryzae under laboratory conditions. Two attributes, namely (i) % weight loss in the grains after a fixed period of incubation with the insect and (ii) the number of progeny insects (insect multiplication) generated from six pairs of adult insects, were considered. A cumulative resistance index was computed for each genotype giving equal weight to both attributes. The study revealed DMRQPM-60 and CML167 as the most resistant entries. Shaktiman-1, the released QPM hybrid in India, showed moderate resistance against the grain weevil. However, most of the elite QPM inbred lines as well as some non-QPM inbred lines and hybrids were found to be highly susceptible to the weevil infestation. To explore the possible relationship between enhanced protein quality and varying degree of kernel vitreousness and vulnerability to the grain weevil infestation, both the QPM and the non-QPM genotypes were analysed. The correlations between kernel quality traits and kernel texture with % kernel weight loss due to weevil infestation and insect multiplication were found to be non-significant, indicating possible influence of other factors, including pericarp thickness and endosperm composition, in determining the susceptibility of the QPM genotypes to S. oryzae. The study indicates that QPM genotypes are not necessarily susceptible to the stored grain weevil and identifies promising QPM genotypes with resistance to S. oryzae.