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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 Studies and Research in Applied Botany
    Year of Establishment        1993
    Name of the Chairman      
    Address of the Department Department of Studies & Research in Applied Botany
    School of Biological  Sciences
    Bioscience Block
    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 -
    Syllabus
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Prof. Krishnappa M M,Sc.,Mphil.,Ph.D Professor Mycology and pathology
    2 Dr. Shivanna M.B. M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D. (A. Bot), Ph.D.(Agri), Professor Bio-technology Medicinal plants,Plant Disease control
    3 Dr. Krishnamurthy S.R. M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Environmental Biology and Plant Physiology
    4 Dr. Krishnamurthy Y L M.Sc.,Ph.D Professor Plant Bio diversity and Resource conservation, Plant Pathology
    5 Dr. Raja Naik M,Sc.,Mphil.,Ph.D Professor Mycology and Environmental Microbiology
  • Research Project
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal-Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    Research Scholar
    Sl.No. Research Scholar Title of Thesis Guide Registration ID
  • 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