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  • The Department of Studies in Wildlife and Management was started during the year 2003. The Department offers M.Sc., and Ph.D courses in Wildlife and Management. The course content is designed to cover all aspects of Wildlife and management and practical orientation for wildlife conservation methods. The M.Sc.,and Ph.D programme in Wildlife and Management aims to produce well-trained biologists and conservation practitioners who will retain their passion for wild places and a sense of purpose to conserve them. We provide our students a strong foundation of science that will help them design, implement and monitor a range of ecological studies and conservation projects. To develop these capabilities, our students learn about wildlife science and conservation through a multi-disciplinary process. They are trained in fundamental ecology, project design skills and technical tools required to carry out scientific studies. As future conservationists they need to expose to the historical, social, economic, legal and political contexts that underlie the conservation process. In addition, we also teach effective communication using a variety of media, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills, to deal with real life conservation issues. The department also inviting accomplished scientists regularly from various prestigious Government and private institutions to deliver special lectures in order to encourage and motivate the students to take up research programmes. The students who have successfully completed the course have been working in various capacities in Karnataka State Forest Department, Research institutions, NGO's and Universities. During the past 14 years of existence, the Department has successfully completed one major and one minor research projects funded by UGC, New Delhi. Department produced 09 Ph.Ds, 01 M.Phil and published more than 70 research papers in various refereed/peer reviewed journals. Presently 07 students are pursuing Ph.D.
  • Name of the Department    Department of Studies and Research in Wildlife and Management
    Year of Establishment        2003
    Name of the Chairman      
    Dr.Vijaya Kumara
    Address of the Department Department of P.G. Studies & Research in Wildlife and Management
    School of Biological  Sciences
    Kuvempu University,Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577451
    Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
    Phone: +91(0)8282 256263, Fax: 08282-256262,256255
    E-mail: wildlife@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.Sc., CBCS - Semester Scheme  (4 Semesters Any Science graduate / B.Sc., Degree in Agriculture / Forestry/Fisheries/veterinary OR Engineering graduates who have studied Botany/Zoology/ Biology at + 2 or pre-university college level. 20+4
    M.Phil., One Year M.Sc., Degree -
    Ph.D Three Years Minimum M.Sc., Degree -
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Dr. Vijaya Kumara M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Wetland Ecology, Habitat Ecology, Wildlife Conservation
    2 Mr. Harisha M N Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    3 Mr. Pramod A F Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    4 Mr. Raghavendra Gowda H T Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 “Ecological studies on wetland ecosystem of Bhadra wildlife sanctuary, Mid Western Ghat region, Karnataka” UGC, New Delhi Dr. Vijaya Kumara - 9400000 completed
    2 “Ecological Studies on some wetlands of Bhadra wildlife Sanctuary ” Kuvempu University Dr. Vijaya Kumara - 38000 completed
    3 Peoples Biodiversity Registers of Grampachayaths of Bhadravathi taluk, Karnataka Karnataka Biodiversity Board Dr. Vijaya Kumara - 600000 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. Vijaya Kumara Mr. Srinivas K.R Full Time 69/25-01-2014 2014-01-25 Studies on ecology and conservation strategies of Malabar pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus (boddaert) in the Western Ghats region of Karnataka State 2018-01-01 YES BCM Cell, Kuvempu University
    2 Science Dr. Vijaya Kumara Sri.Thammaiah C.K Full Time 210/13-01-2015 2015-01-13 “Human –elephant conflict in coffee based agroforestry ecosystem of Kodagu district, Karnataka” 2019-01-01 YES Kuvempu University General Fellowship
    3 Science Dr. Vijaya Kumara Miss. Asha B.S Full Time 323/05-04-2016 2016-04-01 Ecological studies on four-horned Antelope ( Tetracerus quadricornis) At Rangayyanadurga Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka. 2020-01-01 YES Rajivgandhi Fellowship for SC students, UGC New Delhi
    4 Science Dr. Vijaya Kumara Mrs. Ashwini, R Part Time 324/05-04-2016 2016-04-01 Studies on avifauna as bioindicators of forest habitat at Bannerghatta National Park, Bengaluru 2021-01-01 NO -
    5 Science Dr. Vijaya Kumara Sanjay Gubbi Full Time 364/ 31/08/2016 2016-08-31 Ecology and conservation of leopards in protected and multiple use forests in Karnataka 2021-01-01 NO -