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The Post Graduate Department of Applied Zoology was started in 1993. The Department offers M.Sc., M.Phil & Ph.D degrees in Applied Zoology & Wildlife and Management. The Department is well equipped with facilities and infrastructure. It is supported by three permanent and six guest faculty members, and four non-teaching staff. Major thrust areas of the research in the Department include Genetics, Developmental Neuroscience, Bio diversity, Aquaculture, Toxicology, & Physiology. M.Sc., students are trained in various aspects of Zoology, namely Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental pollution, Toxicology, Genomics, Proteomics & Bio-diversity. During the past eighteen years of existence, the Department has produced thirty PhDs and twenty M.Phils and published more than two hundred research papers in various peer reviewed journals of India and abroad. Presently Sixteen students are pursuing Ph.D. The two staff members namely Prof. B. B. Hosetti and Dr. Nagaraja have visited United States of America, England and Nepal for higher studies.
Name of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Applied Zoology Year of Establishment 1993 Name of the ChairmanProf.Hosetti B.B. Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies & Research in Applied Zoology
Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577451
Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
Telefax: +91(0)8282 256263
Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area of Specialisation 1 Prof. Hosetti B.B. M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Environmental Pollution, Entomology, Wildlife and Biodiversity,Environmental Impact Assessment 2 Dr. Venkateshwarlu M M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Eco-Toxicology / Fisheris 3 Dr. Nagaraja M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Molecular Genetics, Developmental Neuroscience 4 Dr. Shwetha Alavandi M.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor Aquatic Toxicology, Biodiversity 5 Mr. Dayananda G Y Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide 6 Mr. Santhosh S Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide 7 Mr. Ankitha S V Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide 8 Mr. Anusha G S Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide 9 Mr. Nijagal B S Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
Research Projects Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status 1 Molecular screening and Identification of Novel human L1CAM mutations in patients with L1 syndrome UGC Dr. Nagaraja NIL 1288800 Completed 2 Molecular screening and Association analysis of Neuronal Cell Adhesion Molecular (NRCAM) gene mutations in Autism DST-SERB, New Delhi. Dr. Nagaraja NIL 1100000 Ongoing 3 DBT-BUILDER programme DBT, New Delhi Dr. Nagaraja Dr. Nagaraja 44983600 on going 4 Studies on Fish Habitat and Diversity of Tunga and Bhadra River Systems of Western Ghats, Karnataka UGC Dr. Venkateshwarlu M nil 634556 Compleated 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 Dr. Nagaraja Madhan S 708880987895 Full Time APZ82 2014-01-04 MOLECULAR SCREENING OF NOVEL HUMAN L1CAM MUTATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH L1 SYNDROME 2018-01-08 YES GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA 2 Science Dr. Nagaraja CHANDRAKALA E 855090633964 Full Time APZ83 2014-01-04 GENETIC ASSOCIATION OF HUMAN NRCAM GENE IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD) 2018-01-08 YES DST - SERB 3 Science Dr. Nagaraja SAVITHA A V 371710482897 Full Time APZ84 2014-01-04 STUDY OF GENOTYPE - PHENOTYPE CORRELATIONS IN HUMAN L1CAM ASSOCIATED DISEASES 2018-01-04 YES DST - INSPIRE 4 Science Dr. Nagaraja MEGHASHREE R NAIK 738981414581 Full Time APZ327 2016-02-27 STUDY OF ANTIBACTERIAL IMMUNE RESPONSE IN DROSOPHILA SPECIES 2019-02-27 YES DST - INSPIRE 5 Science Dr. Venkateshwarlu M Naga Chaitanya B. 4341 2967 6335 Part Time 02 (71) 2012-01-19 Isolation, Purification and Molecular Characterization of Antimicrobial peptides From ants of The Genus Monomorium (Formicidae Hymenoptera)" 2018-01-01 NO Nil 6 Science Dr. Venkateshwarlu M Jnaneshwari S Joshi 5816 9248 3897 Part Time 03 (72) 2012-01-19 Studies on Biodiversity of Spiders of Dakshina Kannada 2018-01-01 NO Nil 7 Science Dr. Venkateshwarlu M Prashantha Kumara S.M 387138030036 Full Time APZ: 81 2014-01-04 "Spider Diversity in Semimalnad Region, Western Ghats, Karnataka, India" 2018-04-01 YES Government of karnataka 8 Science Dr. Venkateshwarlu M Shantha A. R 8682 7212 6718 Part Time APZ: 80 2014-01-04 Comparative Study on Ichthyofaunal Diversity in Linganamakki and Tunga Reservoirs 2018-12-01 NO Nil 9 Science Dr. Venkateshwarlu M Sathish P.M 953225898797 Part Time 213 2015-01-12 Neuratoxicity and Safety Assessment of Momordica Dica Charantia (LINN.) Fruit During Pregnancy in Wistar Rats" 2019-01-01 NO Nil 10 Science Dr. Venkateshwarlu M Shivaraju 828314747936 Part Time 328 2016-02-27 Ecology and Icthyofaunal Diversity of Bheemasandra and Mydala Lakes of Tumkur 2020-01-01 NO Nil
Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency : Title Level Year Funding Agency A two day workshop on ?Aquaculture for Rural Development? Regional Level 2006-07 Un assigned Grants of U.G.C. ?Biotechnology Strategies for biodiversity conservation? National 2008 Kuvempu University & ISCAP ?Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation & Management? National 2010 Kuvempu University Awards/Recognition/Achievements: Prof. B. B. Hosetti: 1 Vijayshree? Award by India International Society, 2005, Delhi. 2 Best paper presentation award by Academy of Environmental Biology (AEB) MP. 3 Post doctoral Award: The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2005, USA. 4 INSA visiting Professor Award, 2009: Visited Tribhuvan University, Katmandu , Nepal. Dr. Nagaraja: 1 Post doctoral fellowship: The University of Texas, USA, 2003-2004. 2 The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 2004-2007. Future Expansion/Diversification Plans : The Department is aiming at the establishment of well equipped research laboratories to take up research in thrust areas of the dept, namely Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology, Biodiversity, Aquaculture, Toxicology etc. To train M.Sc., students in modern biological disciplines such as Genomics, Proteomics and Genetic Engineering, Computer laboratory will be established. The curriculum of the department including syllabus would be modified comprehensively. That would help our students better taught and trained.