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  • The department of post Graduate Studies and research in Applied Botany was founded on 20th December1993. The department was established to study the bounteous availability of natural resources, particularly, forest resources, as well as agricultural and industrial systems in the malnad region of Karnataka. This department has initiated two years Distance Education learning programme in M, Sc. Botany since 2004. It is also running a one-year programme of Post Graduate Diploma course in Medicinal Plants from 2004. During 2005-06 Kuvempu University for first time in the state introduced Choice Based Credit system for two years Master Degree Course in Applied Botany. The staff members of the department have received training in various fields of research in the national and International Institutions and received awards and prizes. They have been working in different aspects of botanical science and publishing research articles in peer reviewed journals having high Citation Index.
    The department of Applied Botany is housed in the magnificent Bioscience Block. The department has basic facilities and is supporting the research activities. The department is collaborating with University of Agriculture Science, Bangalore, Central coffee Research Station, Balehonnur and Forestry College, Sirsi
  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Applied Botany
    Year of Establishment        1993
    Name of the Chairman      
    Prof. Krishnappa M
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies & Research in Applied Botany
    Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577451
    Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
    Telefax: +91(0)8282-256254
    E-mail: botany@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes, Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.Sc., CBCS - Semester Scheme  (4 Semesters B.Sc. Degree with Botanical Sciences 24+8
    M.Phil., (Non semester) M.Sc., Degree with Biological Sciences 10
    Ph.D Three Years Minimum M.Sc., Degree with Biological Sciences -
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Prof. Krishnappa M M,Sc.,Mphil.,Ph.D Professor Mycology, Plant pathology and Bryology.
    2 Prof. Shivanna M. B. M.Sc., M. Phil. (Seed Pathol.), Ph.D. (A. Bot.), Ph.D.(Agri.), Professor PLant Bio-technology Medicinal plants, Ethnobotany,Plant Disease control.
    3 Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L M.Sc.,Ph.D Professor Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity, Lichenology, Fungal Endophytes, Molecular Biology
    4 Prof. Raja Naika M,Sc.,Mphil.,Ph.D Professor Aquatic fungi, Environmental Microbiology, Mycology, Phytochemistry
    5 Dr. Somashekar G Malammanavar M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Phycology,Biodiversity, Medicinal Plants.
    6 Dr. Shrishail C H M.Sc. M.Ed. Ph.D. Assistant Professor Plant Taxanomy and Biodiversity
    7 Mr. SATHISHA A M Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    8 Mr. NAGARAJA O Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    9 Mr. ARUNA K B Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Diseases of certain medicinal herbs in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Karnataka” DST, New Delhi, Prof. Shivanna M. B. - 1293000 Completed
    2 “A study on macro lichen flora of Chikmagalur and Shimoga Districts of Karnataka” UGC, New Delhi, Prof. Shivanna M. B. M B Shivanna 421600 Completed
    3 Studies on aquatic fungi of Tunga river and their significance of organic substances of plant origin UGC, New Delhi Prof. Raja Naika nil 522300 Completed
    4 Mushroom Biotechnology- Intervention for socio economic upliftment of SC ST farmers of malnad region of Karnataka DBT, New Delhi Prof. Raja Naika Dr. V. Krishna and Dr N. B. Thippeswamy 1426150 Completed
    5 Study on phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of wild mushrooms of Western Ghat region of Karnataka UGC, New Delhi Prof. Raja Naika nil 869800 Completed
    6 Screening Characterization and Utilization of Keratinophilic Fungi and their enzymes in recycling Poultry Waste DST, New Delhi Prof. Raja Naika nil 1200000 Completed
    7 A study on ecology of herbaceous plant communities in montane grasslands of Kemmannugundi and Bababudengiri areas of Karnataka UGC, Govt of India Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L H. N.Ramesh Babu 9 Completed
    8 Nutritional, Nutraceutical and Cytotoxic Studies on Unexplored and Underutilized Wild Mushrooms of Western Ghats, Karnataka DST, New Delhi Prof. Raja Naika nil 2195000 On going
    9 Diversity of Macrofungi in Bhadra Wild Life Sanctuary - Karnataka UGC Prof. Krishnappa M Nil 923554 Compleated
    10 Macrofungal assemblages in Kodagu and Hassan districts of Western Ghats India Climate change impacts, diversity, phenology, ecology and their implications in a conservation perspective DST-SERB Prof. Krishnappa M Nil 1200000 Compleated
    11 Taxonomy and molecular characterization of Macrofungal Communities in Chikmagalur and Shimoga District of Western Ghats India DST-SERB Prof. Krishnappa M Nil 2536000 Ongoing
    12 Bioprospecting of Medicinal Plants of Western Ghats, Karnataka (BUILDER Project) DBT- Prof. Krishnappa M Prof. Krishnappa M 44983600 Ongoing
    13 Diversity and molecular phylogeny of follicolous Lichens of Western Ghats ,India DST, Govt. of India Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L H N Ramesh Babu 36 Completed
    14 Investigation on Bacterial Canker of Tomato in Karnataka DST Prof. Krishnappa M Prof. Y L Krishnamurthy 1394400 Completed
    15 A study on ecology of herbaceous plant communities in montane grasslands of Kemmannugundi and Bababudengiri areas of Karnataka UGC, Govt of India Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L H N Ramesh Babu 9 Completed
    16 Studies on macrolichen diversity of Chikmagulur and Shimoga district, Karnataka UGC, Govt of India Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L None 5 Completed
    17 Floristic diversity of Bhadra Wild life Sanctuary,Karnataka MoEF, Govt. of India Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L None 6 Completed
    18 Principal Investigator-Nil -Nil- Dr. Somashekar G Malammanavar -Nil- 0 nil
    19 Biodiversity of Mosses in Bhadra Wild Life Sanctuary, Karnatak UGC Prof. Krishnappa M Prof. Y L Krishnamurthy 560000 Completed
    20 Study on floral diversity of Bhadra Wild Life Sanctuary, Karnataka MoEF Prof. Krishnappa M Prof. Krishnappa M 900000 Completed
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship
    1 Science Prof. Shivanna M. B. Vasudha Udupa A 855000472659 Full Time 202 2015-01-01 "Influence of non-edible oil-seed cakes on plant growth and soil borne diseases" 2019-01-01 YES DST inspired fellowship
    2 Science Prof. Raja Naika Narayana swamy M (880136066443) Part Time AB: 126 2014-01-28 Genetic diversity, nutritional and biopesticidal properties of Momordica dioica/Momordica sahyadrica of Western Ghats of Karnataka 2018-01-28 NO nil
    3 Science Prof. Raja Naika Nataraja TH (321129865855) Part Time AB:311 2016-03-30 Effect of bio fertilizer on production of selected land races of paddy in Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka State. 2019-03-30 NO nil
    4 Science Prof. Shivanna M. B. Gagana Suryavamshi L 678790313982 Full Time 307 2016-03-30 Endophytic Fungal Species in Memecylon umbellatum, Burm. f. and Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Merr. Western Ghats, region of Karnataka, India 2020-03-30 YES State OBC Fellowship
    5 Science Prof. Raja Naika Ashwathanarayana R (963059717450) Full Time AB:124 2014-03-15 Studies on the Phytochemical, Antimicrobial and Pharmacological properties of Pavetta crassicaulis Bremek. and Olea dioica Roxb. from the Western Ghats regions of Karnataka 2018-01-01 NO nil
    6 Science Prof. Krishnappa M Jayashree K Kodiyalmath/ 377007342845 Full Time 72 2014-03-28 “Bioprospecting of selected Macrofungi in taluks of Shimoga district”. 2017-12-31 YES State-OBC
    7 Science Prof. Krishnappa M Nandan Patel K J/ 909419235699 Full Time 268 2015-01-09 “Diversity and Bioprospecting of Xylariales in Shivamogga, Karnataka”. 2018-01-31 YES DBT
    8 Science Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L Srinivas S G, 760945551622 Full Time 127 2014-03-15 Studies on Diversity and Molecular Phylogeny of Litsea spp. in Western Ghats of Karnataka 2018-03-15 YES DST- Inspire
    9 Science Prof. Krishnappa M Veerabhadraiah H R/ 988959823957 Full Time 281 2015-11-27 “Microbial diversity of fungal Endophytic medicinal plants of Shivamogga forest region, Karnataka”. 2018-12-31 YES SC-ST Cell
    10 Science Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L Yogeesh Naik H S, 865975069600 Full Time 309 2016-03-30 Taxonomic studies on the Grasses and Sedges of Shivamogga District 2019-03-30 YES Kuvempu University SC/ST Cell Fellowship
    11 Science Prof. Krishnappa M Manjunath B/ 377620686671 Full Time 285 2015-11-27 “Morphological and molecular variability of Rice blast pathogen(Pyriculariaoryzae) in different zone of Karnataka”. 2019-12-31 NO -
    12 Science Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L Adithya Rao G S, 959892236328 Full Time 305 2016-03-30 Taxonomic studies on the Flowering Plants of Shivamogga District - The Present Status 2019-03-30 NO No
    13 Science Prof. Krishnappa M Gourish Krishna Chitrapur/ 949872824265 Full Time 303 2016-03-30 “Macrofungal Diversity in Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka. 2019-03-31 YES DST
    14 Science Prof. Krishnappa M Reena Roy D/ 229387219457 Full Time 314 2016-03-30 “Bioprospecting of few macrofungi of Sahyadri hills in Karnataka”. 2019-03-31 NO -
    15 Science Prof. Raja Naika Shwetha PR (554360579972) Full Time AB:315 2016-03-30 A study on neutraceutical properties of polypore fungi of Western Ghats, Karnataka 2019-03-30 NO nil
    16 Science Prof. Raja Naika Pavani P (526147453320) Full Time AB:345 2016-03-30 A study on phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Zanthoxylum ovalifolium Weight. 2019-03-30 NO nil
    17 Science Prof. Raja Naika Ranjini AP (572059499325) Part Time AB:329 2016-03-30 Investigation on stem necrosis and leaf spot diseases of coffee seedlings and its management 2019-03-30 NO nil
    18 Science Prof. Shivanna M. B. Nischitha R 974393650996 Full Time 306 2016-03-30 "Endophytic Fungal Assemblages In Certain Grasses Of Sub-Family Panicoideae And Their Bioprospecting" 2020-03-30 YES National Fellowship For scheduled Caste (NFSC)
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Seminar on  Recent trends in plant diseases and management National March, 2001 UGC, New Delhi
    Seminar on New frontiers in plant pathology National Sept. 2006 UGC & ISMPP, Udaipur
    Future Expansion / Diversification plant:
    01 Center for microbial studies, Cellular and molecular biology
    02 Biodiversity conservation strategies
    03 Ethnobotonical research
    Achievements of the Alumni:
    01 Mr. Vijayakumar Salimat- IFS Officer
    02 Dr. H. M. Prakasha-Post- Doctoral fellow at Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore
    03 Mr. K. R. Nagaraj- KAS Officer