A brief account of the personnel who are founder members and party to the autonomous organization, so named, is as follows:

 

Director

Dr.V.B. Hosagoudar

Dr. V.B. Hosagoudar

 

(Specialization: Micro fungal taxonomy)

 

 Professors, Scientists and Forest Officials 

(Working and guiding the students in the institution)  

 

 

Dr.V.B. Hosagoudar

Dr. V.B. Hosagoudar

      (Specialization: Microfungal taxonomy)

Prof.P.B. Kavi Kishor

Prof. P.B. Kavi Kishor

(Specialization: Biotechnology)

Prof Vatsavaya S Raju

Prof. Vatsavaya S. Raju

(Specialization: Plant Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Weed Invasions)

Dr.B.Shivaraju

Dr. B. Shivaraju

(Specialization: Forestry and Entomology

Dr. Rama Rao

Dr. N. Rama Rao

(Specialization: Plant Taxonomy and Ethnobotany)

Prof. V. B Badanur

Prof. V.P. Badanur

(Specialization: Soil Physiology)

 

Dr. S.I. Hanamashetti

Dr. S.I. Hanamashetti

(Specialization:  Horticulture)

Prof. M.K. Sheikh

Prof. M.K. Sheikh

(Specialization: Pomegranate and Grapes)

Prof. Suresh S. Patil

Prof. Suresh S. Patil 

(Specialization: Farmer's Programmes)

Dr P. PONNUSAMY

Dr P. PONNUSAMY

(Specialization: Microbiology and Environmental Biology)

 Mr. G. T.Karjol

Mr G. T. Karjol

(Specialization: Information Science)

 

 

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS 

(Senior Personalities from  other Institutions)

 

Prof. B.S. Janagoudar

Prof. B.S. Janagoudar

(Specialization: Agriculture and Physiology)

         

   

            Prof. M.B. Guled

                   Prof. M.B.Guled

       (Specialization: Agronomy)

                      

         

 

                       Dr. S. Ganeshan

                          Dr. S. Ganeshan

(Specialization: Cryopreservation and Genetic Engineering) 

      

             Prof.  K. Ravikumar                                      

          Prof.  K. Ravikumar

(Specialization: Angiosperm Taxonomy and Conservation)

                                  

             Shri. G.J. Teggi

                    Shri. G.J. Teggi

               (Specialization: Forestry)

 

                    Dr. Venkateshwaran

                        Dr. Venkateshwaran

       (Specialization: Applied Botony And Microbiology)   

         Prof. T. Muthukumar

                Prof. T. Muthukumar 

         (Specialization: Mycorrhizal Fungi)   

         

       Dr. G. Christopher

               Dr. G Christopher 

    (Specialization: Ecology And Biodiversity)   

              

                   Prof. C. Jagath Thimmaiah

                              Prof. C. Jagath Thimmaiah

                        (Specialization: Botany and Micro fungi)   

       Dr. R. Ganesan

          Dr. R. Ganesan

         (Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity)

       

        Dr. N.M. Ganesh Babu

   Dr. N.M. Ganesh Babu

 (Specialization: Medicinal Plants)

                      Dr.Shailendra Shettennavar

                   Dr. Shailendra. Shettennavar

                (Specialization: Clinical Research) 

         

            Dr.Varada Bidargaddi

         Dr. Varada. Bidaragaddi

     (Specialization: Clinical Research) 
   

 

 

 

Members

 

Dr G. R. Archana

Dr G. R. Archana

(Specialization: Foliicolous Fungi)

Dr P.P. Rajesh Kumar

Dr P.P. Rajesh Kumar

(Specialization: Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi)

Dr P.J. Robin

Dr P.J. Robin

(Specialization: Foliicolous Fungi and Marketing Bioproducts)

Mrs A. Sabeena 

Mrs A. Sabeena

(Specialization: Foliicolous Fungi and Fungal Herbarium)

 

 

 


Prof. B.S. Janagoudar

(Specialization: Agriculture and Physiology)

A graduate and post graduate from UAS, Bangalore; doctorate from Academy of Sciences, USSR; Post Doctoral Work in Univ. of Nottingham, UK and Tajik State University, Dushanbe, USSR. Worked in different capacities as: Asst. Professor, Plant Physiologist; Professor of Crop Physiology; Professor and Chief Scientific Officer (Forestry);  Dean of Forestry and Horticulture,  UHS, Bagalkot;  Director of Research, UAS, Raichur; Dean (Agri.); Director of Research; Registrar (in-charge); Vice-Chancellor (in-charge) and presently as Director of Research in Dharwad.  Received Karnataka State Government Award and Cash prize; University Gold Medal (2),Indo-USSR Exchange Programme, Academy of Sciences, USSR; UGC, Commonwealth Fellowship, Univ. of Nottingham, UK, ICAR Team Research Award, Patency and Cash Award, Young Scientist Award, National Fellow, Incentive Award, Dr. R.H. Dastur Memorial Gold Medal, National Fellow, Eminent Scientist of the Year Award -2008, Awareness programme on Climate Change and Biodiversity, Karnataka State Govt. Award, Incentive Award and National Fellow, etc.  Has 33 Years of teaching experience; Guided 19 M.Sc. (Agri), 3 Ph. D. students in Crop Physiology and  4 M.Sc. (Forestry); written 6 manuals and 2 teaching aids prepared for the students; Published more than 200  research papers;  3 books, 4 bulletins. Handled Research Projects: As Principal Investigator–7; as Co-Principal Investigator-10. Involved in the development of 9 Cotton Varieties/Hybrids and one Tomato variety, DMT-2. Developed 6 Technologies from the University for the benefit of farmers. Conducted 345 demonstrations in farmer’s field on Cotton Production technology, IFS demonstrations in 2500 acres in Uttar Kannada Dist. and in 46 RSK’s covering 4600 acres under UAS, Raichur jurisdiction Hyderabad-Karnataka region. Conducted 40 training programmes to Government officials and farmers on cotton seed production, Horticulture and Forestry. Visited United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Hungary, Netherland, Bulgaria, Poland, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbazan, Afganisthan and Iran. Fellow of Cotton Research & Development Association, Hissar; Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi  and Confederation of Horticulture Association of India, New Delhi and life member of six societies. 


Prof.  K. Ravikumar

(Specialization: Angiosperm Taxonomy and Conservation) 

A graduate and post graduate from University of Madras; doctorate from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore; International Diploma from Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, UK; has 34 years of research experience in the field of Angiosperm Taxonomy including Marine Angiosperms, Medicinal Plants, Conservation and Ethnobotany. Described more than a dozen new taxa from India. Delivered lectures from school to University students. Recipient of Schlich Prize for the year 2005 for best research paper in forestry. Editor and life member of several scientific societies and journals. Visited Nepal, England, Sri Lanka, China and Malaysia. Operated 15-National and international projects. Published 6-books, 85-research papers and 13-popular articles. Involved in  3- Environmental Impact Assessment Work. Trained non-technical persons in Village Botanist Programme (VBP). Rendered identification of flowering plants from coastal regions to alpine meadows. Established Medicinal Plants Gardens, Herbarium and Raw Drug Repository. Guided two Ph.D. candidates (ongoing 3). Served as Principal Investigator / Co-Principal Investigator in more than ten National and International funded research projects. 


Dr. S. Ganeshan

(Specialization: Cryopreservation and Genetic Engineering)

 

Dr. S. Ganeshan is presently Principal Scientist and Head, PGR Division, ICAR-IIHR Bengaluru, a national institution from the ICAR system and Nodal officer, H-PGR . Joined ARS in 1978 and served in various capacities at IIHR;  deputed to work as a visiting scientist to UC Davis & NSSL Fort Collins USA under FAO-UNDP project on Tropical & Subtropical Fruits to carry out work on Pollen Cryopreservation and in vitro Conservation;  developed in vitro conservation technology for grapes, other fruits and medicinal crops from an ICAR ad hoc scheme and NATP as project leader, principal investigator and CCPI, has established in vitro active gene bank for grape,  fruit and medicinal species. Served as Director of JNTBGRI, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, for 3 years (2005-08). Has more than 35 years of research experience and research management. Contributed immensely towards the conservation and management of horticultural plant genetic resources, bio-prospecting, exploration, collection and ex situ conservation, established crop specific field gene banks, in vitro banks and pollen cryobanks. Developed pollen cryopreservation technologies for Horticultural crops which has led to the establishment of a pollen cryobank for the first time in India for fruit, vegetable, ornamental and medicinal crops. Published 80 papers and 10 book chapters, guided 4 Ph.D. and 5 PG students. UNDP visiting scientist and visited IPGRI Rome. Participated in IPGRI, Malaysia for conservation and sustainable use of wild and cultivated tropical fruit Genetic Diversity. Chaired in the 3rd World Botanical Gardens Congress held on April 2007 at Wuhan, China. Honorary member of National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai, Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Karnataka Biodiversity Board and several other organizations. 


Shri. G.J. Teggi

(Specialization: Forestry)

A graduate from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, with   Genetics and Plant Breeding as electives. Worked as Assistant Agricultural Officer under Ghataprabha project posted at Jamkhandi, Karnataka. Joined Indian Forest Service in 1982, allotted Kerala Cadre, worked in various capacities in the Kerala Forest Department and Kerala Public Sector Undertakings and presently working as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests,  in charge of the Working plan and Research wing of the Kerala Forest Department.