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Department of Botany Seed Technology


The Department of Botany was started in 1964 and Seed Technology during 2000.  It was headed by many eminent Professors, who have contributed in the development of the Departments.
The faculty comprises seven Doctorate degree holders who are competitive and resourceful in training the students. They have obtained Ph.D. in various disciplines and specialized in fields like Seed Pathology, Bacteriology, Environmental Biology and Biodiversity of Orchids in Karnataka. Six of them are research guides and actively undertaking many research Projects sponsored by UGC, DST, DBT etc and guiding the Ph.D. along with  M.Phil. students.

Aims and Objectives               

  • Ample opportunities for the faculty and students to get into research, attend seminars, conferences, workshops and refreshers courses etc.
  • To motivate students to take up research in basic science
  • Inspiring the students to take up higher education as a challenge.
  • Training the students to face the competitive world.
  • To enrich the basic knowledge in biodiversity and to create an awareness on conservation of  biodiversity of  Western Ghats.
  • The Under Graduate Programme in Botany and Seed Technology has eight combinations such as CBZ, BBtC, BMB, CBG, StBC, CBBc, CBEs and CMB.
  • Ph.D. Programme:  in Applied Botany 
  • Career Oriented Programme (COP): Certificate course: Career Oriented Programme (COP) on Mushroom cultivation (certificate course).

Departments are provided with three well-equipped laboratories, a well-stocked museum and also a Library with copies of latest books. Books donated by senior staff members and students are also there in our library.
A Green House was established by the Department during 1960, which was located in the quadrangle of the college.  In 1970, it was shifted to a new green house located on the right side of the college building.  It has a collection of orchids, ferns and other shade plants collected by the staff members during the annual collection tours.  A well-established Orchidarium in the Green house consists of 30 species of Orchids; they were collected from Western Ghats of Shimoga. They include both endangered and endemic orchid species. A green house and a botanical garden supply fresh plants needed for study. A lot of new laboratory equipments and Instruments have been purchased. Regular field visits of staff members helps to maintain museum as well as green house.
A Sadbhavana Vana was established in 1998 by the Botany Department, located in front of the College, sponsored by the CDI Project of Ford Foundation.  A large variety of plants having religious, botanical and ornamental importance are cultivated in the garden.
A bio energy park is maintained by the staff members which is located at about two acres in the campus with 2,800 Jatropha curcus plants at well maintained condition. The bunds of the park is provided with Ipomoea batatas which helps to maintain the greenery as well as provides manure to the field.

 

Faculties

 

  • Dr.Parmeshwara Naik.T
  • Dr.Krishna S K
  • Dr.N Rajeshwari
  • Dr.H.N Ramesh Babu
  • Dr.S.K Nataraj
  • Dr.Nafeesa Begum
  • Dr.Prashanth
  • Guest Faculties
  • Name: Dr. Parmeshwara Naik.T    
  • Designation: Associate Professor and Chairman Department of Botany & Seed Technology
  • E-mail id: maravanjiparameswara@gmail.com
  • Phone No: 0944931184
  • Qualification: M.Sc,Ph.D
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service:13-04-2004
  • Research Area of Specialization: General Botany, Ecology and environmental botany, EIA and Biodiversity
  • Research projects: Minor: 02
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates successfully completed: 04
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 07
  • Number of M.Phil. candidates successfully completed: 11
  • Research Publications :
    • National journal: 14
    • International journal: 06
    • Proceedings: 03
  • BooK Publications : 04 (Study materials/Ph.D Thesis)
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 13
  • Others:
    • International Visit : Eritrea ,College of Agricultural Sciences Eritrea N.E.Africa-2000 to 2002
      Qualified in SLET
    • Karnataka state Parisara  Ratna Award -2007
    • Member, Academic  Council, Sahyadri Science College
    • Member, BOS/BOE in Botany
    • Delivered special lectures : 07
    • Co ordinator,Carrier Oriented Programme on Mushroom Cultivation Co ordinator,Remidal Coaching classes for SC/ST and Minorities
  • Name: Dr. Krishna Swamy K
  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • E-mail id:   krishnaswamyk@yahoo.co.in
  • Phone No: 9448697080
  • Qualification: M.Sc, M.Phil. B.Ed, Ph.D.
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 03-08-1996
  • Research Area of Specialization: Biodiversity & Biology of Orchids
  • Research projects: UGC Major: 01
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates successfully completed: 01
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 04
  • Number of M.Phil. candidates successfully completed: 04
  • Research Publications: 12
    • National journal: 06
    • International journal:06  
    • Proceedings: 0
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 06
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
    • Member of Orchid Society of India
  • Others:
  • Academic Council member and member secretary
  • Special lecture series: 02
  • Dean of Biological Sciences
  • Chairman, Instrumentation Maintenance of Facility Unit (IMF)
  • Member: BOE in Biotechnology U.G University of Mysore
  • Name: Dr. N Rajeshwari
  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • E-mail id:  rajeshwaribabuhn@yahoo.co.in
  • Phone No: 09480329762, 08182240200
  • Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D.
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 05-08-1996
  • Research Area of Specialization: Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Molecular Biology
  • Research projects: Minor
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 05
  • Number of M.Phil. candidates successfully completed: 03
  • Research Publications : 15
    • National: 10
    • International: 05
  • BooK Publications : 04 (Study materials)
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 02
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
    • Indian Science Congress Association, India.
    • Society of Applied Botany & Biotechnology (Mysore Chapter)
    • Indian Phyto-pathological Society
  • Others:
    • Dean for Students Welfare, Sahyadri Science College 2009-2012
    • Visited to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan for academic purpose during 1-20, December, 2009.
    • Participated as resource person for Science Awareness program for rural Students at Gajanur. On 9-12-2010
    •    Invited as a Judge for Science Awareness Program for Students at Pondicherry, Tamilnadu 03-08-2010
    • Delivered a special lecture on “Woman’s law” organized by district woman club in Gajanur, Shimoga District, 08-03-2009
    • Delivered a special lecture on “Molecular DNA” for D.Ed teachers organized by Karnataka Rajya Vignana Parishath, 1-12-2011.
  • Name:Dr. H.N Ramesh Babu
  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • E-mail id:  rameshbabuhn29@gmail.com
  • Phone No: 09448343123, 08182240200
  • Qualification: M.Sc, M.Phil. PhD, M.Ed. B. Li.Sc
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service:17-12-1996
  • Research Area of Specialization: Plant Pathology, Entomology and Seed Technology
  • Research projects: Major: 01 Minor: 02
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates successfully completed: 02
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 04
  • Number of M.Phil. candidates successfully completed: 04
  • Research Publications : International journal: 14
  • BooK Publications : 04 (Study materials)
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 02
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
    • Secretary: Phyton Forum Club, U.G.Botany Teachers Association of Kuvempu University.
  • Others:
    • Visited to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan for academic purpose during 1-20, December, 2009.
    • Prepared a proposal for Seed Technology Vocational Course at degree level during the year 2000-01.
      On special invitation visited to Laboratory of Institute of Micronutrient Technologies(IMT) Pune
    • Delivered Special Lecture for Botany M.Sc., Students conducted by D.D.E Kuvempu University.
    • Co-ordinator NSS Unit-2, Sahyadri Science College 2004-2005
    • Director of Bio energy Park Development centre for advisory committee, Sahyadri Science College Campus, Kuvempu University,
    • B.O.E member Seed Technology of Kuvempu University
    • B.O.S and B.O.E member for Biotechnology of Mysore University
    • BOS member for Microbiology of Bangalore University
    • B.O.S Member of P.G/U.G. Botany Department, Davangere University
    • Affiliation Committee member of CDC of Kuvempu University
    • Committee member of KUDEE visited new study centre during2011.
  • Name: Dr. Nataraj S K  
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • E-mail id:   sahyadrinataraja@gmail.com
  • Phone No: 
  • Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D.
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 07-01-2004
  • Research Area of Specialization: Biodiversity &Plant pathology
  • Research projects: UGC Minor: 01
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates successfully completed: 01
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 05
  • Number of M.Phil. candidates successfully completed: 01
  • Research Publications: 06
  • Others:
    • Member in Institutional animal ethical committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Name: Dr. Nafeesa Begum    
  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • E-mail id: nafeesa_khaliqh@yahoo.com
  • Phone No: 09945857740
  • Qualification: M.Sc,Ph.D
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 10-01-2007
  • Research Area of Specialization:General Botany, Pathology, Ecology and Environmental Biology
  • Research projects: Major: 01
  • Research Publications : 11
    • National journal: 05
    • International journal:  06
  • BooK Publications : 01 (Study materials)
  • Others:
    • Served as BOE and BOS  member at Sahyadri Science College
  • Name: Dr. Prashantha K.M    
  • Designation: Lecturer
  • E-mail id: prashanthkmorchids@gmail.com
  • Phone No: 9242209099
  • Qualification: M.Sc,Ph.D
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 15-06-1997
  • Research Area of Specialization: Orchid diversity
  • Research Publications : 05
    • National journal: 05
  • BooK Publications : 01 (Study materials)
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association: Member of Orchid Society of India

 

 Name

 Qualification

 Designation

 Specialisation

No. of year of experience

Dr. K.M.Prashantha

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Guest Lecturer

Orchid   diversity

14 years

Ms. Shanthala Pawar V.G

M.Sc.

Guest Lecturer

------

01 year

Smt. Ashwini  H.R

M.Sc., B.Ed.

Guest Lecturer

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01 year

Dr. K. G.  Somashekara Achar

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Guest Lecturer

Plant Pathology

01 year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Infrastructural facilities

Sl. No.

Facility

Numbers

1

Department Staff Room

01

2

Students’ laboratories

03

3

Research laboratories

01

4

Museum

01

5

Class rooms with ICT facility

01

6

Computer with Internet connectivity

02

7

Department Library

01

8

Total Number of Laptops and computers

05

9

Any other (specify) Green House

01

10

Jatropa plantation

01

111

Sadbhavana vana (College Garden)

02

Equipments:

  1. Trinocular microscope
  2. Light microscope
  3. Dissection microscope
  4. Binocular microscope
  5. Calorimeter
  6. Computers
  7. Scanner
  8. Microtome
  9. Camera Lucida
  10. Binocular telescope
  11. Hot air oven (Lyzer)
  12. Incubator
  13. Laminar Air flow
  14. Inoculation chamber
  15. Pressure cooker (25 liter capacity)
  1. Autoclave
  2. Digital weighing balance
  3. Rough balance
  4. Water and soil analysis kit
  5. Acer Lap Top with printer
  6. 24 hours internet facility
  7. Xerox(Photocopy) facility along with 2 Xerox machines
  8. Research journals access facility
  9. Compound microscopes
  10. Chemicals and glass wares
  11. Seechis disc
  12. Spectrophotometer.
  13. Refrigerator
  14. Department Librar

Research

  • Guides
  • Out Puts
  • Projects
  • Publications
  • Papers Presents
  • Conferences
List of research guides in the Department

1. Dr. Krishna Swamy K
2. Dr. Rajeshwari N
3. Dr. Ramesh Babu H.N
4. Dr. Nataraja S
5. Dr. Parameshwar Naik T
6. Dr. Nafeesa Begum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sl. No

Name of the Faculty

M. Phil

PhD

Awarded

Ongoing

Awarded

Ongoing

1

Dr. Krishna Swamy K

02

-

01

04

2

Dr. Rajeshwari

03

-

02

02

3

Dr. Ramesh Babu H.N

04

-

03

04

4

Dr. Nataraja S

01

-

01

05

5

Dr. Parameshwar Naik T

11

-

02

07

6

Dr. Nafeesa Begum

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

Major/ Minor Research Projects

Sl. No

Title of the Project

Funding agency

Grants

Status

1

Dr. Krishna Swami K

  1. Diversity, Biology and Conservation of orchids  in Chikmagalure Dist. Western Ghats of Karnataka

UGC

Rs. 8,00,000/-

Ongoing

2

Dr. Rajeshwari N

  1. Survey, Distribution and Germplasm collection of Jatropha spp.in Shimoga and Chitradurga district of Karnataka for Biodiesel Production

UGC

Rs.70,000/-

Ongoing

3

Dr. Ramesh Babu H.N

  1. Rice Pathology
  2. Seed technology of Jatropha curcas for understanding seed microbe\mycoflora interaction.

UGC

Rs.35,000/-

Completed

Labland Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Mysore.

Rs.1,00,000/-

Completed

4

Dr. Nataraja S

  1. Diversity of Pteridophytes in Shimoga districts of western Ghats

UGC

Rs.80,000/-

Completed

5

Dr. Parameswara Naik T.
1.Studies on the ecolological characteristics of in land water bodies of Shimoga taluk

2.Diversities of aquatic macrophytes of bhadravathi taluk

 

UGC

 

UGC

 

85,000/-

 

1,40,000/-

 

Completed

 

Ongoing

 

6

 

Dr. Nafeesa Begum

  1. Investigation on biology & management of Coconut mite (Aceria guerreronis) by using bifungus & botanicals

UGC

Rs. ,62,500/-

Ongoing

 

Publications

Dr. Krishna Swamy K
Dr. Rajeshwari N
Dr. Ramesh Babu H.N
Dr. Parameshwar Naik T
Dr. Nafeesa Begum

List of books published

Dr. Parameshwara Naik T
            Study material for B.Sc students (DDE)
Dr. Nafeesa Begum
            Study material for III B.Sc students (DDE)
Raamesh Babu
            Study material for B.Sc students (DDE)
Rajeshwari
            Study material for B.Sc students (DDE)

 

 

 

 

List of conferences/ symposia organized by the Department.

  • UGC Sponsored State level Seminar on “Past, Present and Future Perspectives of Jatropha as a Biodiesel Plant”, February, 22-23rd 2010. Organized by Dept. of Botany and Seed Technology, Sahyadri Science College (A), Kuvempu University, Shimoga.
  • One day Regional Level Seminar on “Approaches and Techniques in Botany”, held on 24-03-2009, Organized by Dept. of Botany, Seed Technology and Phyton forum, Sahyadri Science College (A), Kuvempu University, Shimoga.
  • Organized World tourism day programme and heritage club programs for consecutive three years of 27th September from 2007-10   
  • Organized inter college cultural competition named SANIHA for consecutive three years from 2009-11

 

 

 

 

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