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  • The PG Department of Environmental Studies was incepted in 1992 and is dedicated to producing environmental problem solvers. The department addresses the many dimensions of environmental concerns that have far reaching implications for human society, natural systems, and the fate of diverse plant and animal species. The program's goal is to prepare students for careers in the environmental and civic professions and for positive action in their own lives.
    The Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research was started in the year 1991 for promoting research and studies in environmental science. The department is located in the magnificent Jnana Sahyadri campus surrounded by green landscapes of Bhadra reservoir and Bhadra wildlife sanctuary. The commitment of the department is to prepare the students for their careers in environmental and civic professions. The department awards the degree of Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of philosophy. The department has qualified faculty and has organized National Seminars, Outreach activities and Workshops sponsored by CSIR, DBT, State Government and University.
    The Vision and Mission:
    The Vision of the Department is to make every effort to become a center of excellence in teaching, research and outreach activity of different areas of environmental science, through various modes to provide solution for local environmental problems, national and global challenges. The department is working with a mission to cultivate creativity, in teaching, learning and research to build environmental knowledge base and to promote quality education and research; develop human resources in environmental and civic professions by providing excellent education, research opportunities and technological know-how.
    Education Programmes: M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D in Environmental Science
    M.Sc., in Environmental Science:The Department offers Master’s degree in Environmental Science. The Duration of the Course is 2 Years (4 semesters of 16 week each) and each semester has semester end examination. The pattern of the Course is Choice Based Credit system, where in I semester, students study two hard core courses and one soft core courses (as a choice) within the Department, while in 2nd and 3rd semester, each student in addition to compulsory hard core coursess assigned to respective semester, and a soft-core paper (by selection in each semester) they must study interdepartmental elective paper by choosing a suitable course from the other Science Departments of the University. Each paper is counted in terms of credit. Beside these, student must complete compulsory course credit from Personality Development programme, Computer Application and Communication skill programmes offered by the University. The performance of the student is continuously evaluated by the faculty through class tests, seminars, group discussions, field trips and assignments.
    Ph.D. in Environmental Science: The Faculty of the Department are qualified guides to supervise Ph.D Programme. Since its inception, it has produced more than 100 Ph.Ds and 10 M.Phils in Environmental Science. The thrust area Research are- Ecotoxicology, Habitat ecology, Solid Waste management, Aquatic Ecology, Occupational Health and management, Bioremediation, Air pollution monitoring, Environmental Chemistry and Nano technology. Water quality and Limnology.
    Academic and Research activities
    • Research in the areas of Aquatic Ecology, Habitat Ecology, Ecotoxicology of amphibians, Air pollution Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Vermitechnology, Water and Waste water treatment, Bioremediation of waste water.
    • Seminars and workshops on various issues related to biodiversity and climate change.
    • Refresher courses for Lecturers working in various under graduate science colleges.
    • Public awareness programmes to local people.
    • Formal education in Environmental Science and Industrial Safety.
    • Inviting resources persons and experts for interaction with students and staff members.
    • Undertaking research projects sponsored by Government and private organizations.
    • Outreach activities and consultancy services.
    1. Well-furnished and equipped student and research laboratories
    2. Well-furnished class rooms enabled with interactive ICT and WiFi connectivity
    3. Good LAN Connectivity
    4. Well-furnished Seminar Hall
    5. Separate faculty rooms
    6. Basic student amenities
    Awards and Recognition to Faculty Members:
    1. Prof. S. V. Krishnamurthy – Commonwealth Fellowship and Fulbright Fellowship.
    2. Prof. J. Narayana – Bharath Jyothi Award and Best Paper Presentation Award. Thailand International Fellowship; Best Scientist Award- Deccan Environmental research Organization.
    3. Dr. Yogendra, K – Sir. M. Visweshwaraiah Parisara Ratna 2010 Award.
    4. Dr. Hina Kousar- Indira priyadarshini Best Scientist Award 2011.
    Major Placement of Students who completed M.Sc., Environmental Science are-
    1. State Pollution Control Boards as officers.
    2. ETP and solid waste management units of various manufacturing units and factories.
    3. Quality Assurance Officers in Drinking water purification and bottling units and Food Processing industries.
    4. Environmental Officers of Municipal Corporation.
    5. State Forest Department as Forest Officers/ Wildlife Conservators.
    6. Teaching faculty in various Universities, colleges and technical institutions.
    7. Scientists in various research institutions.
    8. Pharmaceutical industries and drug processing Units .
    9. Environmental Consultancies.
  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Environmental Science
    Year of Establishment        1992
    Name of the Chairman      
    Dr.S.V. Krishnamurthy
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies & Research in Environmental Science
    Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577451
    Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
    Phone: +91(0)8282-256301-307,  Fax:  08282-256255
    e-mail: env_science@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.Sc.,  CBCS2 Years (Four Semesters) Any Science Degree with Chemistry as one of the subject. 35
    Ph.D. Min. 3 Years & Max. 5 years M. Sc. in concerned subject. -
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Dr. S.V. Krishnamurthy M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Amphibian Ecology, Ecotoxicology
    2 Dr. Narayana Jogattappa M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Aquatic Ecology. Environmental Management
    3 Dr. Yogendra K M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Environmental Chemistry
    4 Dr. Hina Kousar M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Bioremediation, Air Pollution Studies
    5 Dr. Basavarajappa S.H M.Sc.,Ph.D Assistant Professor Environmental Pollution, Aquatic Biology
    6 Mr. ANANTHNAG. B Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    7 Mr. ARJUMAND BANU SS Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    8 Mr. KRISHNA KULKARNI Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    5 Dr. Anantha Nag Guest Faculty
    6 Dr. Arjumand Banu Guest Faculty
    7 Mr. Krishna Kulkarni Guest Faculty
    8 Ms. Dhanushree Guest Faculty
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Studies on the effects of a few Organophosphorus insecticides on the fauna of amphibians to understand their decline in Western Ghats UGC Dr. S.V. Krishnamurthy 400000 Completed
    2 Studies on Ecological conditions on water bodies and aquatic biodiversity in Chikmangalur Districts, Western Ghats range of Karnataka DST-SERB Dr. Narayana Jogattappa 550000 Ongoing
    3 Comparative Studies on Amphibian Diversity and Habitat Ecology in Various Types of Forests and Agriculture Fields of Malnad Regions of Western Ghats in Karnataka DST, GOI Dr. S.V. Krishnamurthy 750000 completed
    4 Identifying agents of amphibian decline in the central Western Ghats: the impact of nitrate fertilizer on reproductive success THE DECLINING AMPHIBIAN POPULATION TASK FORCE, (IUCN/SSC), UNITED KINGDOM Dr. S.V. Krishnamurthy 2300 completed
    5 Combined effects of Nitrate and Malathion (organophosphate pesticide) on growth and development of anuran amphibians in Western Ghats UGC Dr. S.V. Krishnamurthy 949800 Completed
    6 Bioprospectus of medicinal plants DBT-BUILDER PROJECT Dr. Narayana Jogattappa Dr J Narayana 17700000 Ongoing
    7 Studies on freshwater ecology in westernghats s of Shimoga district UGC Dr. Narayana Jogattappa .. 700000 Ongoing
    8 Degradation and removal of basic dyes by electrochemical methods with reference to pulp and paper industry UGC Dr. Narayana Jogattappa .. 1029800 Completed
    9 Peoples Biodiversity Report Biodiversity Board Dr. Narayana Jogattappa .. 520500 completed
    10 Production and supply of tissue culture plantlets of Banana varputtabale to the rural farmers & weaker sections of Shimoga District Karnataka for economic development DBT Dr. Narayana Jogattappa Dr J Narayana 2000000 Completed
    11 Climate changes KRVP MOEF (New Delhi) Dr. Narayana Jogattappa .. 10000 completed
    12 Agricultural Waste Utilization biotechnology for SC/ST and Weaker sections Economic Development DBT Dr. Narayana Jogattappa .. 2600000 Completed
    13 Vermicompost biotechnology for socioeconomic development of rural SC/ST and weaker sections in Shimoga district DBT Dr. Narayana Jogattappa .. 1414000 Completed
    14 Impact of emissions from iron and steel and paper industries on the ambient air quality of Bhadravathi town, Karnataka, India. UGC Dr. Hina Kousar - 881800 Completed
    15 Phytotreatment of pulp and paper industry effluent using certain aquatic macrophytes. Kuvempu University Dr. Hina Kousar - 38000 Completed
    16 Application of nanosized metal oxide particles as photocatalyst in the degradation of azo dyes UGC New Delhi Dr. Yogendra K - 860657 Completed
    17 An Investigation on sand mining activity in River Tunga Kuvempu University Dr. Yogendra K - 50000 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 Dr. Hina Kousar Dhanushree M.S, 922785589953 Part Time 39 2013-12-12 A study on potential fungal and bacterial strains for bioremediation of pulp and paper mill effluent 2018-03-31 NO -
    2 Science Dr. Hina Kousar Navitha K.R, 395299882809 Full Time 258 2015-04-05 A comparative study on the use of certain microbial strains for the treatment of coffee processing effluent 2019-12-31 YES Kivempu University
    3 Science Dr. Hina Kousar Akshatha K.U, 445748028279 Full Time 330 2016-03-15 A comparative study on the use of rice husk and ground nut shells to remove heavy metals from metal injection moulding industry effluent 2020-12-31 NO -
    4 Science Dr. Hina Kousar Shivaraj H.M, 327666396196 Full Time 335 2016-03-15 Ambient air quality of Harihar town with special reference to its impact on plants and human health 2022-12-31 YES karnataka government
    5 Science Dr. Hina Kousar Muneer Ahmed Kolhar, 668023323558 Part Time 334 2016-03-15 A study on the indoor air quality in rural areas: A case study of selected areas in Vijaypura taluk of Karnataka State 2022-12-31 NO -
    6 Science Dr. Hina Kousar Pavithra M, 646515301542 Full Time 43 2013-12-12 Phyto remediation of textile industry effluent using certain aquatic plants 2018-12-30 YES karnataka government
    7 Science Dr. Yogendra K Bhavya C/ 487910026111 Part Time 04(80) 2012-04-24 A study on degradation of textile dyes using metal oxide nanoparticles and their toxicity on cuprinus carpio 2018-03-15 NO ---
    8 Science Dr. Yogendra K Shilpa G/ 910758386689 Full Time 40 2013-12-12 A study on synthesis of metal oxide Nanoparticles and its photocatalytic activity on industrial dyes 2019-08-25 NO ----
    9 Science Dr. Yogendra K Pushpa/ 617440407602 Full Time 38 2013-12-12 A study on biodegradation of industrial dyes using soil fungal isolates 2019-10-28 NO ----
    10 Science Dr. Yogendra K Niranjana K S/ 574644099047 Part Time 42 2013-12-12 A study on characterization of soils and assessment of soil quality index under major land use systems in hilly zone of Karnataka 2019-12-12 NO ---
    11 Science Dr. Yogendra K Kiran G R/ 285991013705 Full Time 257 2015-04-05 Application of strontium oxide and its composite nanoparticles in the degradation of water soluble dyes: an eco-friendly approach 2019-05-24 NO ---
    12 Science Dr. Yogendra K Nagendra naik/ 393815360991 Part Time 260 2015-04-05 Application of Barium oxide and its composite Nanoparticles in the degradation of certain industrial dyes 2020-02-15 NO ---
    13 Science Dr. Yogendra K Santhosh A. M./ 769697733121 Full Time 343 2016-03-15 Studies on Photodegradation of Industrial Dyes: An approach on Identifying highly efficient metal oxide nanoparticles 2020-03-21 YES OBC Karnataka Government
    14 Science Dr. Yogendra K Yathisha. N. S. / 683910208420 Full Time 331 2016-02-26 Chemical profiling of Environmentally sensitive resurrection of Selaginella Spp. to investigate their desiccation tolerance 2020-03-26 NO ----
    15 Science Dr. Narayana Jogattappa Chandru Patil 823305901177 Part Time En.41/12.12. 2013 2013-12-12 Influence of Biofertilizer treatments on Gherkin (Cucumis anguria ) production in Haveri District , Karnataka, India 2018-12-12 NO -
    16 Science Dr. Narayana Jogattappa Manjunath S-920110894194 Full Time 255 2015-05-04 Ecological studies on Gudavi and surrounding wetlands with special reference to hydrological variables 2019-12-30 YES NFHE
    17 Science Dr. Narayana Jogattappa Spoorthi -514605216645 Full Time 261 2015-04-05 Degradation and removal of certain basic dyes used in paper industries by electrochemical method. 2019-12-30 YES OBC FELLOWSHIP
    18 Science Dr. Narayana Jogattappa Mahadev Sarashetti-497199547130 Part Time 259 2015-03-20 Impact Of Pesticide Pesidue In Paddy Field And Drifting Effect On The Health Of Farming Community 2020-12-30 NO -
    19 Science Dr. Narayana Jogattappa Spoorthi K.J-268994332243 Full Time 333 2016-03-15 A study on cost effective constructed wetland models for waste water and coffee effluent treatment 2020-12-30 YES DST
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Workshop on Self-employment opportunities for Biologists Local 1995 Kuvempu University/UGC
    Seminar  on Biodiversity and conservation National 1997 Karnataka Forest Dept
    Seminar on  Bio resource management National 1998 Kuvempu University
    Workshop on Keep our water resources clean Regional 1999 KSCST, Bangalore
    Seminar on Conservation of wetland ecosystems National 2000 Kuvempu University
    Training programme Drinking water quality analysis and remedies Rural Development Regional 2001 Engineering Dept, Govt. of Karnataka
    Seminar on Research Priorities in environmental Science for the 21st century National 2002 Kuvempu University
    Training programme Drinking water quality analysis and remedies Rural Development Regional 2003 Engineering Dept, Govt. of Karnataka
    seminar on Concrete-2003 and world environmental day celebrations Concrete society of India National 2003 Kuvempu University
    Seminar on ?Water ? Elixir of Life? National 2004 KRVP, Bangalore/ Kuvempu University
    Future Expansions/Diversification Plans :
    01 It is proposed to conduct research on biodiversity as the campus lies amidst the lush green forests of Western Ghats, famous for harboring the unique endemic species.
    02 It is proposed to study the wetland ecology of this region.
    03 Since the campus is situated very close to the industrial town of Bhadravati, it is proposed to conduct a detailed study on air pollution and its related impacts.
    04 The department proposes to offer consultancy services to the NGOs, industries etc in the field of water quality monitoring, organic farming, effluent treatment etc.
    05 It is also proposed to conduct training programmes to the rural folk, NGOs and officials related to rural development programmes.