Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
DEPARTMENT OF P.G. STUDIES AND RESEARCH IN BOTANY
Prof. A.H. Rajasab
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Botany
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga - 585 106
Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-263291(O)
Fax No.: +91 8472-263205/06(O)
Residence
H.No.104, Near Devikrupa Shop Complex, Yamuna Nagar, Kusnoor Road, Gulbarga - 585 105, Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-245933 (R)
+91 9448405552(Cell)
Date of Birth: April 3rd, 1955
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

M.Sc. Botany

University of Mysore, Mysore, India. Specialized in the field of Mycology and Plant pathology

1976

Ph.D.

University of Mysore, Mysore, India. Worked on Epidemiology of Downy mildew, Anthracnose and Sooty stripe diseases of Sorghum.

1981
Junior Research Fellow ICAR, New Delhi 1977 to 1979
Senior Research Fellow ICAR, New Delhi 1980

Areas of Specialization

Plant Pathology, Mycology, Fungal Diversity & Conservation wild edible plants.

Teaching Experience :
1.

Visiting Professor, Dept of Plant Pathology, University of California, US Agriculture Research Station, Salinas, CA, 93905, USA. From March to July, 2007.

2.

Professor of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India. :  12 years. P.G. Teaching  &  Research.

3.

Professor of Mycology (On Deputation)Alemaya University, Ethiopia, Africa    (Under ARTP-World Bank Program).  6 March to 28th April, 2003.

4.

Professor of Biology (On Deputation): University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea. (N.E. Africa) (UNDP).  13 – 2 – 1997  to 31-5-1998. (1 year & 3 months).

5.

Reader in Botany, Gulbarga University, India.  19 - 08 –1991  to 20 - 2- 1994 (Two & half years) and

6.

Lecturer in Botany, Gulbarga University, India.  21-11-1981 to 18-8-1991. (Ten Years). P.G. Teaching & Research.

Administrative Experience
1.

Registrar Evaluation, (Controller of Examinations) Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India for two years (June 2000 to June 2002). Holding of all examinations of the University (Arts, Social Science, Science, Education, Commerce, Law, Engineering and Medical faculties) as per the schedule and regulations of the University. Results were declared as per specified dates.

2.

Chairman, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India.  For Seven years. The responsibility includes Department administration, Curriculum development, formulating and handling of research projects, Coordinating with life science departments

3. Member : Syndicate (two years) and Academic Council  of Gulbarga University, India (12 years)
4. Member : Academic commission of and University of Asmara, Eritrea, N.E. Africa (one year).
5. Member : Worked as Chairman / Member of Board of Appointment, Board of Studies and Board of Examinations in different Universities in India in the subject of Botany, Biology, Plant science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Applied Botany & Microbiology (from 1981 to till date).
6. Secretary of the Plant Science Department’s Ad-hoc Committee for Evaluation of M. Sc. proposal defenses, Alemaya University, Ethiopia (Year 2003).
7. Member / Chairman of Board of Appointments, Board of Studies & Board of Examinations in Gulbarga University and several other Universities in South India.
8. Chairman / Member of Gulbarga University Local Affiliation Committee and visited all colleges for inspection and to grant affiliation.
Awards, Fellowships and Assignments
1.

Recipient of K.C. Mehta and Manoranjan Mitra Lecture Award

2.

Fellow of  Indian Phytopathological  Society

3.

Fellow of Indian Society of  Mycology and Plant Pathology

4.

Fellow of Indian Aerobiological Society.

5.

Recipient of P.H.  Gregory Young Scientist Award.

6.

Editor  - Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology (years 1999 & 2000)

7.

Elected as President, IPS  (South Zone) for the year 2004 - 2005.

8.

Member, Executive Council of the Indian Society of  Mycology and Plant Pathology one year (1999).

9.

Member, Executive Council of the Indian Phytopathological Society for one year (2003-04).

Research Guidance

Doctor of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Dr. M. Mari Bhat Studies on airborne pollen and fungal spores at Gulbarga 1988
2. Dr. H.T. Chawda Epidemological investigations Purple blotch and Anthacnose diseases of Onion. 1993
3. Dr. G.M. Vidyasagar Epidemology and control of Powdery mildew diseases of Mulberry (Morus alba L.) 1997
4. Dr. K. Ashok Kumar Epidemological investigations on Fusarial Ear Rot of Sorghum 1997
5. Dr. Y. Saraswati Epidemiology and control of smut diseases of Sorghum bicolor 1998
6. Dr. Veerabhadraswamy Epidemiology and control of Ergot disease of sorghum 2000
7. Dr. S.K. Anjana Devi Leaf Sugary disease - a physiological disorder in Sorghum bicolour 2001
8. Dr. Kallurmath Epidemiology and control of Black mold disease in Onion caused by Apergillus niger. 2002
9. Dr. Nicky Johnson Studies on Ergot disease of Sorghum in Hyderabad Karnataka region 2003
10. Dr. S. Shabbir Ahmed Studies on Fusarium species coloning Sorghum grain 2005

Master of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1.   Seed Mycoflora of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench.  
2.   Epidemoiological investigations on Smut diseases of Sorghum  
3.   Investigations on Grain mold disease of Sorghum  
4.   Investigations on Black mould disease of Onion  
5.   Incidence of some diseases on Mulberry in Gulbarga area  
6.   Studies on Leaf sugary disease of Sorghum - A physiological disorder  
7.   Investigations on ovary diseases of some graminanceous species  
8.   A Survey of mushrooms of Gulbarga area  
9.   Incidence if ariborne Aspergillus niger populations and their pathogenic potentiality on Onion (Allium cepa) and Garlic (Allium sativa).  
10.   Investigations on bacterial soft rot of Sorghum.  
11.   Effect of Fly ash on microbial growth and seed germination.  
12.   Antifungal activities of Neem (Azadirachta indiaca L.).  
13.   Grain mold incidence on Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench in Bellary and Bidar districts of Karnataka  
14.   Tissue cultrue studies in Sorghum bicolor (L.) Monoech.  
15.   A preliminary study on Phoma sorghina - A grain mold pathogen of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench.  
16.   Studies on Ergot disease of Sorghum Ergot in Gulbarga district.  
17.   Documentation of indigenous and folk knowledge on wild food plants of Gulbarga region.  
18.   Documentation of indigenous and folk knowledge on medicinal plants of Gulbarga district  
19.   Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles from fungi.  
Research Projects

Completed

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Entrepreneurship Development Cell DST Project    
2. Allergenic-airborne pollen and fungal spores of Gulbarga ICMR Project    
3. Fusarial diseases of Sorghum Gulbarga University    
4. efficiency of an antibiotic M/s Stanes & Co., Coimbatore    
Books Published :
1. Biology for PUC students. Written in Kannada and published by Kannada University, Hampi, Karnataka. Written several popular scientific articles in Kannada.
Research Publications
1.

Rajasab, A.H., Shenoi, M.M. and A. Ramalingam. 1979, Epidemiology of Sorghum Downy mildew-III. Dispersal and deposition of inoculum. Kavaka 7: 63-67.

2. Rajasab, A.H., Shenoi, M.M. and A. Ramalingam. 1980. Epidemiology of Sorghum Downy mildew-IV. Incidence of local lesion infection. Proc. Indian Natl. Sci. Acad 46: B 207-214.
3. Rajasab, A.H., Shenoi, M.M. and A. Ramalingam. 1980. Epidemiology of Sorghum Downy mildew-V. Incidence of systemic infection. Proc. Indian  Natl. Sci. Acad 46: B 552-561.
4. Ramalingam, A. and A.H. Rajasab. 1981. Epidemiology of Sorghum Downy mildew-VI. Relative importance of oospores and conidia in epidemics of systemic infection.  Proc. Indian Natn. Sci. Acad 47 B: 625-630.
5. Rajasab, A.H., and A. Ramalingam.1981. Zonate  Anthracnose, a new  disease of sorghum caused by Colletotrichum graminicola  var  zonatum  variety nov. Curr. Sci  50 (1): 34-36.
6. Rajasab, A.H., Ateeq Ahmed and C.Rajendran. 1982. Leaf rot of coffee seedlings caused by Rhizoctonia solani. J. Coffee Res. 12 (3): 77-78.
7. Rajendran, C and A.H. Rajasab. 1982. Aggravation of Coffee Leaf disease by simultaneous or consecutive action of Hameleia   vastatrix and Cercospora  coffeicola. Plantation Crops Symposium 5: 515-520.
8. Rajasab, A.H. and C. Rajendran. 1983. Dispersal of Hameleia vastatrix  uredospores and spread of coffee leaf rust. J. Coffee Res. 13(4):120-124
9. Rajasab, A.H. and A. Ramalingam. 1985. Incidence of downy mildew and head smut of sorghum near haystacks and shady areas in sorghum fields around Mysore. Indian Phytopath. 38: 763-765.
10. Mari Bhat, M and A.H. Rajasab. 1985. Incidence of Air-borne pollen at two different locations in Gulbarga during 1984-85. Indian. J. Med. Res. 82: 346-352.
11. Mari Bhat, M. and A.H. Rajasab. 1986. Circadian periodicities of some airborne pollen at Gulbarga. India. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci.  96(5): 407- 411.
12. Rajasab, A.H. 1988. Outbreak of ergot disease of Bajra in Gulbarga and Bidar districts (Karnataka). Bionature   8(1): 68-70.
13. Mari Bhat, M. and A.H. Rajasab. 1988. Incidence of viable fungal airspora in Gulbarga during 1984 - 86.  A two years survey.  Indian J. Aerobiol.. 1(1): 10 -16.
14. Mari Bhat, M. and A.H. Rajasab. 1988.  Airspora of a  commercial location at Gulbarga, Karnataka, India. Indian. J. Aerobiol. 1 (2): 59-65.
15. Rajasab, A.H. and M. Mari Bhat. 1989. Pre-emergence ear rot, a new phase of the Fusarial disease of Sorghum in India. Geobios New Reports  8: 74-76.
16. Mari Bhat, M and A.H. Rajasab. 1989.  Efficiency of Vertical cylinder  spore trap and  7 day volumetric Burkard spore trap in monitoring airborne  pollen  and  fungal  spores. Grana 28: 147-153.
17. Rajasab, A.H. and A. Ramalingam. 1989. Splash  dispersal in Ramulispora sorghi olive and Lefebreve,  the causal organism of Sooty stripe of Sorghum.   Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Plant Science) 99 (4): 335-341.
18. Rajasab, A.H. and A. Ramalingam. 1989. Splash dispersal in  Colletotrichum graminicola (Ces) Wilson., the causal organism of Anthracnose of Sorghum. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Plant Sciences) 99(5): 445-451.
19. Seetharam, Y.N., Mari Bhat, M. and A.H. Rajasab. 1989. Characterization of  airborne  pollen at  Gulbarga, India. Indian. J.  Aerobiol.  2 (1&2): 13-17.
20. Mari Bhat, M. and A.H. Rajasab. 1991. Incidence of Airborne fungal spores at two different sites in Gulbarga during 1984-86. Indian J. Aerobiol. 4 (1&2): 1-6.
21. Chawda, H.T. and A.H. Rajasab. 1992.  Epidemiology of Anthracnose of onion. I. Stages of infection spots and conidial production.  Indian J. Aerobiol. Special Vol. 121-125.
22. Rajasab, A.H. and C. Vasanth Rao. 1992.  Aspergillus niger Van Teigh., the causal organism of black mould of onion.  Indian J Aerobiology.  Special Vol. 127-132.
23. Mari Bhat, M. and A.H. Rajasab. 1992.  Flowering calendar of potentially allergenic pollen producing  plants at Gulbarga. Indian. J. Aerobiol. Special Vol. 89-93.
24. Chawda, H.T. and A.H. Rajasab. 1992.  Effect of culture filtrate of Myrothecium verrucaria on the conidial germination of some pathogens of onion.   Onion Newsl. Tropics. 4: 62-64.
25. Chawda, H.T. and A.H. Rajasab. 1992. Epidemiological investigations on Anthracnose and Purple blotch of Onion (Allium cepa L) Onion Newl. Tropics. 4: 65-66.
26. Vasanth Rao, C. and A.H. Rajasab. 1992.  Investigations on Black mould (Aspergillus niger) of onion. Onion Newsl.Tropics. 4: 66 - 67.
27. Chawda, H.T. and A.H. Rajasab. 1994.  Incidence of Alternaria porri and Aspergillus niger on seeds of Eight Onion varieties. Indian J. Pl. Prot 22(1): 29-32.
28. Rajasab, A.H. and H.T. Chawda, 1994.  Dispersal of conidia of  Colletotrichum gloeosporioides  by rain and the development of  Anthracnose on onion. GRANA 33:162-165.
29. Rajasab, A.H. and G.M. Vidyasagar. 1994. Hyperparasitization of Ampelomyces quisqualis on Phyllactinia dalbergiae inciting Dalbergia  sissoo. Indian Phytopath. 47(4): 437-438.
30. Chawda, H.T. and A.H. Rajasab. 1994.  Aerobiology of Alternaria porri and its relation to purple blotch disease in onion. Indian.J.Mycol. Plant Path. 24 (1):  41-45.
31. Rajasab, A.H. and S.K. Anjana Devi. 1995. Leaf  Sugary  disease- a physiological disorder of sorghum in North Karnataka. Indian Phytopath. 48 (2): 137-140.
32. Rajasab, A.H.; Anjana Devi and K. Ashok Kumar. 1996. Bacterial soft rot and top rot of sorghum caused by Bacillus subtilis in Gulbarga. Indian  Phytopath. 49 (2):170 - 173.
33. Chawda, H.T. and A.H. Rajasab. 1996. Onion Anthracnose disease symptoms – A review. Onion Newsl.  Tropics. 7:82- 84.
34. Rajasab, A.H. and R.S. Kallurmath. 1997. Airborne incidence of Aspergillus niger populations and their pathogenic ability on onion (Allium  cepa  L.) and  Garlic  (Allium  sativum L.). pp 181 -188. in Environment &  Aerobiology. Research Periodicals and Book Publishing House, Houston, Texas.  PP 309.
35. Chawda, H.T. and A.H. Rajasab. 1997. Effect  of Colletotrichum  gloeosporioides  and Alternaria porri on the germination of seeds  of onion varieties.  Proc. National symposium on Frontiers in Plant Science.  Hyderabad, 1997.  Vol  IV : 543-546.
36. Chawda, H.T. and A.H. Rajasab. 1997. Day to day variations  in the incidence  of Alternaria porri conidia over a purple blotch  infected onion field, Pages 221- 227.  In  Aerobiology Proc. 5th Int. Con. Aerobiol. 1994 held in Bangalore. Ed. S.N. Agashe. PP -615.  Oxford & IBH, New Delhi.
37. Vidyasagar, G.M. and A.H. Rajasab.  1997. Predisposition of Powdery mildew infected mulberry leaves to Phoma mororum infection (Phoma leaf spot).  Indian J. Sericulture. 36(1): 65-66.
38. Rajasab, A.H. and M.Y. Saraswati. 1999.  Effect of Aspergillus niger on Sorghum smut pathogens. J Mycol and Plant Pathology 29(1): 103 -107.
39. Rajasab, A.H. and R.S. Kallurmath. 2000. Rhizosphere mycoflora of Onion (Allium cepa L.) crop with special reference to Aspergillus niger V. Tieghem.. J Mycol and Plant Pathology, 30(3): 339-342.
40. Rajasab, A.H.; Sangameswar S.M.; Ashok kumar, K.A  & V. Ganesh Kandan.  2000. Population Dynamics of Fusarium moniliforme on Sorghum .  pp  189-193. Proc.  1999 National conference on Seed Science and Technology. University of Mysore, Mysore, India.
41. Rajasab, A.H.; B.M. Veerabhadraswamy and Nicky Johnson, 2001. A simple technique to preserve honey dew inoculum of Sphacelia sorghi  Indian Phytopath. 54 (3) : 376.
42. G.M. Vidyasagar  and  A.H. Rajasab,  2001. Effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica), Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus) and Garlic (Allium sativum) extracts on the incidence of Powdery mildew of Mulberry caused by Phyllactinia corylea.  Indian J. Seric. 40: 81-85
43. Rajasab, A.H. and R.A. Frederiksen, 2001. Prevalence of Sorghum diseases in Karnataka and Maharastra states, India during 2001 rainy season. International Sorghum News Letter 42 : 40-44.
44. S. Pazoutova, N. Johnson, M. Kolarik and A.H. Rajasab, 2002. Heteropogon triticeus, a new host of Claviceps sorghi in India. J. Phytopathology 150: 196-199
45. Johnson N. and A.H. Rajasab, 2003. Prevalence of Claviceps sorghi  on Sorghum in Karnataka, India  International Sorghum News Letter Vol. 44 : 93-95.
46. Vidyasagar, G.M. and A.H. Rajasab,  2003. Fungal aero-spora of Mulberry field at Gulbarga. Vijnana Ganga 3 (3&4): 27-31
47. Mohammed Shabbir. S, Nicky Johnson and A.H. Rajasab,  2003. Aeromycoflora of Gulbarga University library. Indian J. Aerobiol. 16 (1&2): 28-30.
48. Nicky Johnson and A.H. Rajasab, 2004. Effect of Sphacelia sorghi culture filtrate on callus and cell suspension cultures  of Sorghum. Festchrift volume in honour of Prof L. V. Gangawane  PP 110-114. Daya Publishing house New Delhi. Eds. – C.D. Mayee, C. Manoharachary, K.V.B..R. Tilak, D.S. Mukadam and Jayashree Deshpande.
49. Rajasab. A.H. and Mahamad Isaq, 2004. Documentation of folk knowledge on edible wild plants of North Karnataka. Indian J.Traditional knowledge 3(4): 419-429.
50. Rajasab, A.H.,  K. Parveen, Mohammed Shabbir. S. and  Nicky Johnson. 2004.  Diversity of mushrooms in Gulbarga area. In Biological Diversity : Current Trends Festchrift volume in honour of Prof R.C. Rajak  pp 1-6 Shree Publishers and  Distributors New Delhi. Eds. – S.P. Goutam, Y.K. Bansal and A.K. Pandey.
51. Mohammed Shabbir, S and A.H. Rajasab, 2004. Diversity of Fusarium species on Sorghum grain. Indian  Phytopath 57(4): 450 – 453.
52. Rajasab, A.H., Narayan Hosmani and Ganesh Kandan, 2004. Biology and Epidemiology of Phoma sorghina – the grain mold pathogen of  Sorghum.  Indian J Mycol. and Plant Pathol. 34 (2): 606 - 608.
53. Mohammed Shabbir, S and A.H. Rajasab, 2005. Distribution of Fusarium species on hylar, stylar and middle regions of  sorghum grain  Indian Phytopath. 58 (4): 470-473.
54. Rajasab,  A.H.  2007.  Parkia Powder Agar – A new medium for fungal culture. Curr. Sci. 92(10): 1359-1360.
Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Life member, Indian Phytopathological Society.
2. Life member, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology.
3. Life member, International Association of Aerobiology.
4. Member, Indian Society of Mycologists.
5. Member, Association of Indian Angiosperm Taxonomists
Consultancies
1. Consultant.  U.S. Grains Council. Attended 3rd International Global – 2000. Conference on Sorghum and Pearl Millet diseases held in Guanajuato, Mexico, 23 –30 September, 2000. Presented a paper on Sorghum Ergot.  September, 2000.
2. Consultant.  U.S. Grains Council.  Undertaken 23 days of Field Trip along with Prof. R.A. Frederiksen covering 4600 km of road travel in South India to record prevalence of diseases of Sorghum. August – September, 2001.
3. Consultant.  M/S Stanes & Co, Coimbatore, India. Tested the efficiency of their product v.i.z. Bactrimycin-2000 in controlling bacterial diseases of Sorghum.
Conferences, Symposia and Seminars Attended and Papers Presented / Invited Lectures  Delivered
1.

5th  Annual symposium on plantation crops,  CPCRI,  Kasargod, 15 -18 Dec, 1982. Paper presented :  Aggravation of   coffee   leaf  disease   by  simultaneous or consecutive  action  of  Hamelia  vastatrix and  Cercospora  coffeicola.

2.

2nd National conference on Aerobiology held at Birbal Sahani Institute of Paleobotany, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, 15-17 October 1984. Paper presented "Incidence of air-borne pollen at two different locations in Gulbarga."

3.

72nd session of Indian science congress January 3-6, Lucknow, 1985. Paper presented : "Incidence  of downy  mildew  and head smut disease of sorghum near  hay stacks  and  shady  areas in  sorghum fields around Mysore."

4.

National symposium on Botany in India held at Nawab Shah Alam Khan Research Institute, Hyderabad, February 9-10, 1985. Paper presented : "Splash dispersal  in Colletotrichum graminicola (Ces) Wilson.

5.

3rd  National conference on Aerobiology held at Birla College, Bombay, India, 1-3 November, 1985. Paper presented : "Circadian periodicities of some air-borne pollen at Gulbarga, Karnataka State".

6.

3rd International  conference  on Aerobiology held at Basal Switzerland, August 6-9, 1986. Paper presented : "Circadian periodicities of some air-borne pollen at Gulbarga".

7.

4th National conference on Aerobiology held at Magadh University, Boodh-Gaya 12-14 October, 1987. Paper presented :."Splash  dispersal in Ramulispora sorghi, the causal organism  of sooty stripe of Sorghum."

8.

74th session of Indian science congress held at Bangalore University, Bangalore, January 3-6, 1987.  Paper presented : " Incidence of viable fungal air-spora in Gulbarga".

9.

75th session of the  Indian science congress, University of Poona, Pune, January 3-6, 1988.  Paper presented : "Outbreak  of ergot of Bajra in Gulbarga and Bidar Districts".

10.

1st  National  symposium  on  Epidemiology and disease forecasting held at the Department of Botany, Marathwada University, Aurangabad, 6-9 February, 1988. Paper presented : "Epidemiology and Disease forecasting of Sorghum downy mildew.

11.

41st  Annual meeting of the  Indian Phytopathological society and the National Symposium on " Epidemiology and disease forecasting", held at IARI, New Delhi, January 3-5, 1989. Paper presented : "Epidemiology and Experimental forecasting of Sorghum downy mildew".

12.

5th National conference on Aerobiology held at University of Kashmir, Sringar September 25-30, 1989.  Paper presented : "Incidence of Airborne fungal spores at two different sites in Gulbarga during 1984-86”.

13.

6th National conference on Aerobiology. French Institute, Pondichery, 6-11 October, 1991.  Papers presented :a)     Epidemiology of Anthracnose of Onion, I.stages of infection and conidial production. b) Distribution and flowering   calendar of potentially allergenic pollen producing plants of three different locations at Gulbarga. c) Aerobiology of Aspergilus niger- the causal organism of Black mold disease of onions.

14.

National conference on Biomechanics and International conference on non-linear  Analysis Gulbarga, 30 August to 1 September, 1992. Paper presented : Circadian and  seasonal periodicities  of  airborne Parthenium and grass pollen in the atmosphere of Gulbarga, India.

15. 7th National conference on Aerobiology, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India, 5-8 November, 1993. Paper presented : Airborne incidence of Aspergillus  niger populations and their pathogenic  ability  on  onion  (Allium  cepa  L.) and Garlic (Allium sativa L.).
16. 5th International conference on Aerobiology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, 10-15 August, 1994. Paper presented : Seasonal incidence of airborne  pollen belonging to Parthenium hysterophorus and grasses in Gulbarga, India. Chaired a session in the conference.
17.

National symposium on frontiers in plant science research. Hyderabad 13 and 14 Feb, 1994. Papers presented :      a) Effect of Aspergillus  niger  on  some  smut  pathogens of  Sorghum. b) Epidemiology of purple blotch of onion, I. stages of infection spots and conidial production.

18.

Global conference on advances in research on plant diseases and their management. Udaipur, Rajasthan 12-17. Feb 1994. Papers presented: a) Hyperparasitization of Ampelomyces quisqualis on Phyllactinia dalbergiae, b) A survey of Mushrooms of Gulbarga area. c) Top rot and soft rot of sorghum caused by Bacillus subtilis.

19.

National symposium on Biodiversity, Biology and Biotechnology of fungi. CAS in Botany, Madras Univ. Madras, 20-22 November, 1995.Paper presented: Taxonomic studies on mushrooms of Gulbarga area.

20.

National seminar on  Biotechnology for rural and Industrial development. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. 22-23, Dec 1995. Papers presented : a.      Effect of Neem leaf extract, Neem product (Nimbicidine, NeemAzal and Neemark) and Bacterimycin-2000 on Bacillus subtilis, the causal organism of soft rot of sorghum. b.   A survey and identification of mushrooms of Gulbarga university campus, Gulbarga during the year 1994. c. Antifungal activities of Neem (Azadirachta indica). d.   Effect of Neem Parthenium and Garlic extracts on  Sorghum pathogens.

21. National seminar on integrated crop disease management for sustainable agriculture. Dept. of Botany, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. 26-27 Feb, 1996. Paper presented : Control of leaf sugary disease and bacterial soft rot of Sorghum by Neem products and Bacteromycin-2000.
22. 8th National conference on Aerobiology on impact of airborne microbes. Dept. of Botany, Y.M. College, Pune, 7-9 March, 1996. Paper presented : Development of powdery mildew disease of mulberry in relation to airborne incidence of Phyllactinia corylea conidia.
23.

One day Seminar on University - Industry interaction. March 24, 1996. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.  Paper presented: Scope of Mushroom cultivation.

24.

IXth  International conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria. CAS in Botany, University of Madras, Madras, India, August 26-29, 1996, Paper Presented : Soft rot of Sorghum caused by Bacillus subtilis in India.

25. Regional Sorghum Scientists Field Day. September 17-18, 1996, ICRISAT, Patancheru, India. (Participated as a Resource person)
26.

Indian Phytopathological Society Annual Meet. University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar, November 21-22, 1996. Paper presented: Effect of Neem Leaf Extract on some fungal Pathogens of Sorghum.

27.

International Technology and Training workshop  on  Sorghum Anthracnose. 23-25  September, 1998 at  ICRISAT.  Patancheru, AP, India. Participated  as a resource person and Presented  a  review paper on Sorghum Anthracnose.

28.

International Conference on Fungal Biotechnology and Plant  Pathogen Inter actions. 16-18 Jan, 1999. Osmania University, Hyderabad. Chaired a session on Plant Pathogen relations. Presented a  paper on Prevalence of Sorghum diseases in Eritrea.

29.

UGC Sponsored National Symposium on Medicinal Plants. 20-22 Jan. 1999. S.B. Science College, Gulbarga, India. As resource person. delivered an invited lecture on – Flora of Eritrea, N.E. Africa with special reference to medicinal plants.

30.

National Seminar on perspectives in Fungal Biotechnology. 26-27 February, 1999. Dept of Botany, Kakatiya  University, Warangal, India. Presented a paper on Antifungal Acivities of Neem.

31.

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Pollution control and Disastaer  Planning. 27-28  Feb.  1999. Deogiri College, Aurangabad. As  resource  person.  Delivered an  invited  lecture  on Methods of sampling air borne particles.

32.

10th National Conference on Aerobiology and its applications. 20-22 December, 1999. Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India. As  resource  person.  Delivered an invited lecture on “splash dispersal in Plant Pathogens”- a world review.

33.

International Conference on Frontiers in Fungal Biotechnology and Plant Pathogen Relations. January 16-18, 1999 held at Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. Presented a paper on Effect of Neem and its products on some sorghum pathogens.

34.

National Symposium on Seed Science & Technology.  August 5-7, 1999, Department of Studies in Applied Botany, University of Mysore, Mysore. Presented a lead lecture on : Incidence of Fusarium on Sorghum crops in karnataka.

35.

Seminar on Biological control and PGPR for sustainable Agriculture, April 3-4, 2000. Department of Life sciences, Central university, Hyderabad.  Presented a paper on – Antifungal activities of Neem (Azadirachta indica)

36.

Third Global Conference on Sorghum and Millets Diseases, Guanajuato, Mexico. September 2000.  Presented a paper on “Description, survival of Claviceps sorghi inoculum”.

37.

Asian Congress of Mycology and Plant Pathology.  Plant health for food security. October 1-4, 2002, held at Department of applied Botany, Seed Pathology and Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore – 570 006, India. Presented a paper on “Prevalence of Claviceps sorghi an ergot pathogen of Sorghum bicolor in  Hyderabad – Karnataka region”.

38.

5th National Conference of Indian Academy of Allergy, 28 to 30 November, 2002, Y.M. College, Pune, India. Paper presented : “Incidence of Pollen and fungal spores and their periodicity”.

39.

90th Indian Science Congress, 2 – 8 January 2003. Held at Bangalore University, Bangalore. Presented a paper on “Expression of smut symptoms when sorghum seeds were treated simultaneously with teleutospores of three smut pathogens”.

40. 12th National Conference on Aerobiology November 9-11, 2003, held at ViswaBharati, Santineketan, India. Contributed a Paper entitled “Aeromycoflora of Gulbarga University Library”.
41.

Annual meeting and Symposium on Recent Developments in the Diagnosis and Management of Plant Diseases for meeting Global Challenges December 18-20,2003, organized by Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India. Presented a paper : “Prevalence of Sorghum diseases in India (Karnataka and Maharastra) during Kharif season, 2001”.

42.

National conference on  Biotechnological Approaches in Conservation, Utilization and Improvement of Plant Wealth.  14 –15 February, 2004.Yashwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded. Delivered a lead lecture  on “Documentation of Indigenous knowledge on Wild food Plants of North – East Karnataka.

43.

National Seminar on Biotechmological Approaches towards the integrated management of crop diseases.  30 –31 July, 2004. Organised by Department of Botany, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada university, Aurangabad (MS), India. Delivered a lead lecture  on “Biology and Epidemiology of Sorghum Ergot in India.

44.

26th Annual Conference of ISMPP and national symposium on Advances in Fungal diversity and Host Pathogen interactions. 7-9 October, 2004. Organised by Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa, India. Delivered a lead lecture  on “Fungi associated with different parts of Spikelet during Pre and Post fertilization stages of Sorghum grain development”.

45.

2004 National Seminar on Emerging trens in Applied Botany, Seed Science and Technology. 4 - 6 November, 2004. Organised by the Department of Applied Botany University of Mysore, Mysore, India. Delivered a lead lecture  on “Epidemiology and Taxonomy of Fusraium spp colonizing Sorghum”.

46.

Indian Phytopathology Soth Zone Symposium on Biology, Biotechnology, Epidemiology and Management of Plant Diseases.  9 - 10 December, 2004. Organised by the Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga  India. As the Organizing Secretary of the Symposium and the President of IPS South Zone Symposium delivered the Presidential address. The topic of the address was “Biology, Taxonomy and Epidemiology of Fusarium spp. colonizing Sorghum”.

47.

Indian Phytopathology Central Zone National Conference on “Emerging trends in Mycology, Plant Pathology and Microbial Biotechnology”  29 - 31 December, 2004. Organised by the Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. Presented a paper on “ Biochemical changes during Claviceps sorghi infection in Sorghum”.

48.

13th National Conference on Aerobiology. 31 January 2005 to 2 February, 2005. Organised by the Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Nagpur India. Delivered a lead lecture on “Grain mold fungi associated with developing Sorghum grain”.

49.

National Conference on Biotechnological aspects towards cultivation, utilization and disease management of plants. December 24-25, 2005. Held at Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Lal Bahadur Shastri mahavidyalaya, Dharmabad, Nanded Dist. Maharastra, India. Delivered a lead lecture on “Biology and Epidemiology of Sorghum Ergot, Present status and future perspectives.

50.

Seminar on Advances in Material Science (AMS-2006). 9th and 10th January, 2006. Organised by the department of Material Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. Presented a paper  ‘A new route to synthesis and stabilization of Silver Nano-particles. The paper received the Award for the best poster presentation.

51.

National Seminar on Biodiversity, Biotechnology and bioinformatics and 32nd Annual meeting of the Mycological Society of India. February 2-3, 2006. Organised by Sri Bhagavan Mahaveer Jain college, Centre for P.G. studies, Bangalore, India. Delivered a lead lecture on “ Biology and Epidemiology of Claviceps sorghi causing  Ergot disease of Sorghum – Current status and perspectives”.

52.

National Science day Celebrations – Science Fair – 2006.  25th  February, 2006. Organised by Sharanabasaveswar Residential School, Gulbarga. Inaugurated the Science Exhibition as Chief Guest of the function and delivered a Lecture on Importance of Biodiversity and Conservation.

53.

UGC Sponsored Two day Seminar on Development of Transport and Communication System – A Device for correcting regional imbalances. 2-3 March, 2006. Organized by Sharanabasaveswar College of Commerce, Gulbarga. As invited resource person, delivered a lecture  on Nanjundappa Committee Report – for the Redressal of Regional imbalances.

54.

National Seminar on “Development of Rural areas through Food processing Industries” and Food Expo – 2006. June 24 -26, 2006.  Organized by  Basaveswara Engineering College, Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park,  BagalkotAs an invited resource person, delivered a lecture  on “ Nutraceutical potential of unexplored plants on North Karnataka”.

55.

National Seminar on New Frontiers in Plant Pathology  2-3, 2006. Organised by Dept. of Applied Botany and Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur, Jnana Sahyadri, Kuvempu University, Shimoga Karnataka, India. Delivered a lead lecture on “ Methods of sampling air borne and splash borne pathogen inocula”.

56.

Conference on Science & Technology in Karnataka – Past, Present and Future. 23 August, 2007.  Organized by  Karnataka Science & Technology Academy, Bangalore.

57.

One day awareness training program on – “Biodiversity and related issues and people biodiversity registers”. 21 September, 2007. Organized by Dept. of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. Delivered an invited lecture on “Fungal Biodiversity and human welfare”.

58.

National Seminar on “ Knowledge Commissions Recommendations on Higher Education”. 19 – 20 September, 2007.  Organized by Dept. of Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore university and Centre for Educational and Social Studies, Bangalore.