Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
DEPARTMENT OF P.G. STUDIES AND RESEARCH IN BOTANY
Dr. G. M. Vidyasagar
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 8472-245633(O)
Residence
H.No.2-910/55/19, Kalamanikya Nilaya,
Bhagya nagar, University Road,
Gulbarga - 585 105, Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-269650 (R)
+91 9449258812 (Cell)
Date of Birth:May 15th 1966
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

M.Sc.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

1991

M.Phil.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

1992

Ph.D.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

1997

Areas of Specialization

Anitfungal antibiotics, Ethno medico botany, Medicinal Plants and Microbes, Environmental waste management, Endophytes.

Teaching Experience : 17 years
1.

Worked as Lecturer, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1995  to 1999

2.

Worked as Reader, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 07.02.2003 to 06.02.2006

3. Worked as Associate Professor, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 07.02.2006 to 06.02.2009
4. Working as Professor, P.G. Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 07.02.2009 to till date
Administrative Experience
1.

Warden: Krishna boys Hostel, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga for the academic year 2003-04.

2.

Councillor: (South Zone), Indian Phytopathological Society for the year 2004-05.

3. External member/Subject expert: Research and Recognition Committee, Solapure University, Solapure, Maharastra.
4. Chaiman: BOE for M.Sc. and M.Phil. Courses in Botany.

5.

Nodal Officer : Municipal slolid waste management cell Gulbarga Universtiy, Gulbarga.
Research Guidance

Doctor of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Kotresha D.

Biotechnological approaches in degrading phenol and stress induced in crop plants

2005
2. Narayana Hosamani Degradation of keratinous waste and keratinase production by Microsporum gypseum 2006
3. Shivanand Sakapal Biodegradation and Utilization of Kerationous waste in Agriculture 2007
4. Kavita Sagar Antidermatophytic activity of a few traditionally used medicinal plants 2008
5. Srinivas Nayaka Physiological and Biochemical analysis in Plants grown with Keratinous compost 2008
6. Prashant Kumar G Documentation of Traditional knowledge on medicinal  plants at Bidar District 2009
7. Dakshayani M M Antienterobacterial and antiulcer activity of Caralluma adscendens 2010
8. Babanagare Shankarvva Biochemical Studies in Antibiotic producing Strptomycetes. 2012

Master of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Shivkumar D.

Invitro Biodegradation of human and animal hairs using keratinophilic fungi

2001
2. Byale Gundamma K. Screening of yeast isolates from mulberry leaves for amylase and ethanol production 2002
3. Surekha I.

Identification of pathogenic fungi associated with plant crude drugs marked in Gulbarga

2002
4. Kavitha Sagar

Screening of Aspergillus species for the production of extracellular amylases

2003
5. Sheetal C. Phytochemical studies in Cesalpinia banducella 2004
6. Arvindagouda S. Patil Studies on Phytochemical and Antibacterial activities of Bryophyllum daigremontianum (Hamet, Perrier) 2008
7. Rekha Sharanappa Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit: A Potential Weed.   2010
8. Ibrahimpurkar Mallikarjun Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in treating Jaundice at Gulbarga District.   2011

Research Project completed / Ongoing:

 

Sl.No. Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Total Amount

(in lakh)

Ref

Remark

1. Establishment of Herbal Garden Medicinal Plant Board  New Delhi 2.00

2007

Completed
2. Authentication and Scientific Validation of Traditional Plants drugs used in the treatment of skin diseases at Hyderabad Karnataka Region

 

UGC-New Delhi

 

10.59

 

2010

Ongoing

Books Published : 01
1. Mulberry cultivation Prasaranga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

2007

Research Publications
 
1. A H Rajasab and G M Vidyasagar (1990) Hyperparasitization of Ampelomyces quisqualis on Phyllactinia dalbergiea. Indian Phytopathology 47 (4): 437-438.
2. G M Vidyasagar and A H Rajasab (1997) Predisposition of powdery mildew infected mulberry leaves to Phoma mororum infection (Phoma leaf spot). Indian J Seric. 36 (1): 65-66.
3. G M Vidyasagar and A H Rajasab (2001). Effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica), Parthenium (Parthenium histerophorus), Garlic (Allium sativum) extracts on the incidence of powdery mildew of mulberry caused by Phyllactinia corylea. Indian J Seric. 40(1): 81-85.
4. G M Vidyasagar and A H Rajasab (2003) Airspora over a mulberry field. Vignana Ganga 3 (3&4): 27-31.
5. G M Vidyasagar and D Kotresh (2003). Biochemical changes due to Phyllactinia corylea in the leaves of certain mulberry varieties. Indian J Sericulture 42 (1): 71-74.
6.

G M Vidyasagar, D Kotresh and D Shivkumar (2003). Biochemical changes during powdery mildew disease development in mulberry (Morus alba L.) Bulletin of Indian Academy of Sericulture.7 (1):104-107.

7. G M Vidyasagar and D Shivkumar (2003). Studies on the occurrence of Keratinophilic soil mycoflora of Gulbarga, Karnataka. Advances in plant Sciences 16(1): 339-342.
8. G M Vidyasagar, D Kotresh and Shivanand S Sakpal (2004). Effect of Phyllactinia corylea on Phenolic content in twenty mulberry varieties. Advances in Plant Sciences. 18(1): 409-411
9. G M Vidyasagar, Narayan Hosmani and D Shivkumar. (2004) Keratinophilic   fungi isolated from Hospital dust and soils of Public places at Gulbarga. Mycopathologia. 159:13-21
10. G M Vidyasagar, I Surekha and Kavita Sagar. (2004-05) Identification of pathogenic fungi associated with plant crude drugs marketed at Gulbarga. Aryavaidyan.18 (2): 100-105.
11. G M Vidyasagar, D Kotresh and D Shivkumar (2005). Detection of lectin in twenty varieties of mulberry (Morus alba L.). Advances in plant Sciences. 18(1): 431-433
12. G M Vidyasagar, Byale Gundamma and D Kotresh (2005) Screening of mulberry yeast for the production of alfa-Amylase and Ethanol. Asian J Micro. Biotch & Envitl Scien. 7(4): 797-800
13. G M Vidyasagar, D Kotresh, Narayan Hosmani and S Sakpal (2005). Biochemical responses of mulberry induced by foliar infection with Phyllactinia corylea. Asian J Micro. Biotech. & Environl. 7(2): 293-296
14. Prashant Kumar P and Vidyasagar G M (2006). Documentation of traditional knowledge on medicinal plants of Bidar district, Karnataka. Indian J traditional knowledge.5 (3): 295-299.
15. G M Vidyasagar and A Prabhakar Rao (2006). Powdery mildew of mulberry in northern dry zone of Karnataka. Indian silk 45(6): 16-18.
16. Prashant Kumar P, Angadi SB and Vidyasagar G M (2006) Antimicrobial activity of blue-green and green algae. Indian J pharmaceutical Sciences 68 (5): 647-648.
17. Narayan Hosmani, and G M Vidyasagar (2006). Isolation of Keratinophilic fungi from Cultivated and non-cultivated soils of Bidar, India.  Asian J Micro. Biotch & Envitl Scien. 8(1): 83-86.
18. Vidyasagar G M and Prashant Kumar P (2007) Traditional herbal remedies for gynaecological disorders in women of Bidar district, Karnataka. Fitoterapia 78: 48-51.
19. D Kotresh, A Prabhakar Rao, Srinivas Naik and G M Vidyasagar (2007). Antioxidative response to drought and high temperature stress in selected mulberry genotypes. Physiology and Molecular biology of plants 13(1):57-63.
20. Prashant Kumar P and G M Vidyasagar (2008) Traditional knowledge on medicinal plants used for the treatment of skin diseases in Bidar District, Karnataka.   Indian Journal of traditional knowledge. 7(2): 273-276
21. D. Kotresha and G.M. Vidyasagar (2008) Isolation and characterization of phenol degrading Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 4996. World J  Microbiol and   Biotechno 24:541-547. DOI 10.1007/s11274-007-9508-
22. Vidyasagar G M, Kotresh D, Ramesh K and Srinivas N. (2009) Role of endosulfan in mediating stress responses in Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench.  J. Environ. Biol. 30(2): 217-220.
23. Dakshayani M. Malkapur and G M Vidyasagar (2009) Screening of Traditionally used medicinal plants species against intestinal pathogens. The Bioscan 4(1):121-125.
24. Dakshayani M. Malkapur and G M Vidyasagar (2009). In vitro studies in Caralluma adscendens R.Br. (Roxb) var. adscendens against intestinal pathogens. Natural products: An Indian Journal 5(3):143-145.
25. Kavita Sagar and G M Vidyasagar (2009). Anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activity of ethyl acetate leaf extract of Caesalpinia bonducella L. Flem. JMAPS.
26. Kavita Sagar and G M Vidyasagar (2009). Evaluation of acute and sub acute toxicities of leaf extract of Caesalpinia bonducella L. Flem. (International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences).
27. Vidyasagar G M and Bharati B Halu (2010) Comparative Pharmacognostic Studies in Calotropis Spp. Natural Products: An Indian Journal 6(3):107-113.
28. G M Vidyasagar and Sankaravva S. Babanagare (2010) Isolation and antimicrobial activity of some actinomycetes from the industrial soil of Solapur region, Maharastra. Bio Technology: An Indian Journal 4(1):43-47.
29. Dakshayani Malkapur and G M Vidyasagar (2010) In Vitro Antimicrobial activity of Gymnema sylvestre . Accepted in Microbial world.
30. Kavitha Sagar and Vidyasagar G. M (2010). Antimicrobial activity of α-(2-hydroxy-2-methylpropyl)-ω-[2-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl] polymethylene from Caesalpinia bonducella (L.) Flem, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 72(4):409-538.
31. K, Sagar & G. M Vidyasagar  (2009) Evaluation of antidermatophytic activity of A-(2-hydrcixy-2-methylpropyl)-co-[2-hydro\y-3-methylhut-^-en-Uyl] polynielhylenc -Ihc compound isolated from Caesalpinia bonducella (L.) Flem.. The Internet0} Microhiology.l(l):
32. Babanagare  Shankaravva  S  and  Vidyasagar G M.* (201 1)  Evaluation  of  structural  and Biochemical alterations in Aspergillus terreus  by the action of antifungal compound from Streptomyces JF714876,  International Research Journal of  Pharmacy  2(11):78-80
33. G M Vdyasagar, B S Shankaravva1, Reshma Begum', Imrose1, Raghavendra  Sagar2 and R,  L.  Raibagkar2, (June, 2012) Antimicrobial  Activity  of    Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized by Streptomycin species JF7148767.   Int J Pharm Sci & Nanotech, 5(1):1638-1642.
34. S M Siddalingamurthy  and  G  M  Vidyasagar (July, 2012), Ethnomedicinal plants used to treat menstrual disorders by tribal people in Bellary district of Karnataka, India, Int J Pharm Life Sci 3(7):1871-1878.
35. Bharathi  Halua  and  G   M  Vidyasagar (2012),    A  comparative   study:   Differential antimycoses activity of crude leaf extracts of Calotropis Spp. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, 4(3): 705-708.
36. Dr. Dakshayani.M.Malkapur1, Dr.Vidyasagar. M. Gunagambire1,Dr. Nithin Kamalakar Rao Mahorkar2, Dr. Prasad.Konduri3 (2012) Anti-ulcerogenic activity of Caralluma adscendensvar. fimbriata aerial part extractsagainst experimentally-induced gastric lesions in rats J Pharm Res 5(3):1574-1577.
37. Bharathi Halu and G M Vidyasagar, Ethno Medicinal Plant: A case study of Calotropis  sppin North Eastern region of Gulbarga District,  Karnataka, Accepted for publication  in IJTK.TK.-1696.
38. S M Siddalingamurthy  and  G  M  Vidyasagar. Traditional knowledge on medicinal plants used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders in Bellary district, Accepted to IJTK.
39. S M Siddalingamurthy  and  G  M  Vidyasagar. Traditional knowledge on medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetic in Bellary district, Accepted to IJTK.
40. Vidyasagar, G M and Shivakumar Singh P, A Comparative antimicrobial activity of methanolic root, leaf and seed cotyledon extracts of Annona squamosa L, Int J Pharm Pharm Sci. 4(5):289-292
41. Siddalinga Murthy S M and G M Vidyasagar* Traditional herbal remedies for Jaundice in Bellary district, Karnataka, India, Medicinal Plants: Int J Phytomedicines and Related Industries, 4(4):
 
Special Invited Lectures on
1. Tissue culture and its applications given at Akkalkot Science College, Akalkot during 1996 Science lecture series.
2. Remote sensing and its applications in Agriculture and water management given for the participants at Refresher course in Botany held at the Dept of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga during 2001.
3. Respiration in plants given to the students of M.Sc. applied Botany, Kuvempu University, Shimoga during 2005.
4. Biodiversity and Environment delivered at District Science center, Gulbarga on 5th June 7, 2006 on the occasion of World Environmental day.
5. Biodiversity delivered at Sharanabasaveshara Residential Public School, Gulbarga June 2006.
6. Cultivation of Mulberry given at the Govt College Jewargy on 26.3.2007 to the farmers and students as a part of Prasaranga activity, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
7. Respiration at Orientation Programme to PU Teachers Conducted by DDPUE and Vocational Education Gulbarga at Govt PU College Gulbarga on 4th Nov.2008.
8. Protoplast fusion technology and its application at the Department of Applied Botany, Kuvempu University, Shimoga on 5th Nov.2008.
9. Hair: A Medicine, in Rastriya Vidnan Dinacharane on 25th March,2009 organized by Karnataka Science and Technology Academi, Bangalore and Dr P S Shankar Pratisthana Gulbarga at Madar Teresa D.Ed College, Gulbarga.
10. Respiration at Orientation Programme to PU Teachers organized by Science and Technology department and Pre-University Board Bangalore in association with Gulbarga University, Gulbarga on 30.12.2009.
11. Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture on the occasion of 27th Anniversary of District Science Centre, Gulbarga held on 6th Jan., 2011.
12. Forests: Nature at your services delivered on the occasion of Environmental day 5th  June, 2011 at District Science Centre: Gulbarga.
13. Environmental awareness on the eve of environmental day celebrations at Govt. Pre University College for Girls, Gulbarga on 10.06.2011 organized by Bharat Jnana Vignana Samiti Gulbarga and ECO Club Govt. Pre University College for Girls, Gulbarga.
14. Keratinous waste management at Biotechnological Aspects towards Cultivation, Utilization and Disease Management of Plants held at Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Lal Bahadur Shastri Mahavidyalaya, Dharmabad,  Dist. Nanded on 24th  December, 2005.
15. Traditional Knowledge on Medicinal Plants at UGC Sponsored National Conference on "Emerging trends in Botany, Biotechnology and Environmental Science and their Applications in Rural Development" held at the Department of Botany, Jijamata College of Science and Arts, Bhende, Ahmadnagar (Dist) on 23rd Feb. 2010.
16. Biotechnological Revolutions in Indian Agriculture at National Conference on Biotechnology in Agriculture held at Murum, Qmerga on 17th ,2011.
17. Importance of Ethnobotany in drug development, National Conference Frontiers of Plant Sciences for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at Naldurg, Maharastra held on 28th Jan.2011.
18. Forest: Forests atyour Service at National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Biodiversity of India" on 6rh September, 2011 at A V Patil Arts,Science & Commerce Degree College, Aland.
19. Medicinal Plants used in Jaundice treatment in North Karnataka Region at National Conference on Bioactive compounds and therapeutics held at Oxford College, Bangalore on 27th, February, 2012.
20. Plenary lecture on “Herbal therapy for kidney stone” National Conference on Phytomedicine held at the Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on 4th and 5th October, 2012.
21. Current trends on Solid Waste Management in India at UGC sponsored Refresher course in Life Science at University of Pune, Pune on 18th October, 2012.
22. Current trends on Solid Waste Management in India at Siminar on Administration of Urban Development and Urban Service Delivery organized by Indian Institute of Public administration, Local Branch, Gulbarga on 6th October,2012 at Rotary School Campus, Gulbarga.
Research Trainings Undergone
1. Detection and Management of Wheat Pathogens held at the Centre of Advanced studies in Plant Pathology, Division of plant Pathology, IARI-New Delhi from 16th to 30th July, 1998.
2. Protoplast Fusion Technology for Strain Improvement in Filamentous Fungi, held at Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai from 5th to 26th April, 1999.
3. Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, at Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre, Bangalore from 13th November to 1st December, 2000.
4. Advanced Molecular biology Techniques, at Institute of Biosciences and Molecular biology, Jayanagar, Bangalore from 1st to 15th April, 2005.
5. National Workshop on Research Methodology in Basic Sciences held at Osmania University, Hyderabad (A P) From November 23rd to 27th, 2009.
Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Indian Phytopathological Society (Life Member)
2. Indian Society of Sericulture. (Life Member)
3. Mycological Society of India
4. Microbiologist’s society
5. Indian Botanical Society (No.1878/8.6.09)
6. Karnatak Rajya Vignyan Parishad (DF No.1089)
7. International Mycological Society
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Organized
1.

Treasurer: Symposium on “Biology, Biotechnology, Epidemiology and Management of Plant diseases” and IPS Annual Meeting (South Zone) 0n 9th and 10th December 2004 in the Dept of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.

2. Organizing Secretary: “National Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic plants” to be held from 10th –12th December 2007 in the Dept of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
3. Co-ordinator: Third Special Lecture Series on Advances in Biosciences from 2nd to 4th March, 2009 in the Department of Botany, GUG.
4. Convener: “National Symposium on Role of Biology and Biotechnology in Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” Organized at the Dept of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 22nd to 24th December, 2009.
5. Coordinator: World Environment Day 2012, organized on 5th June, 2012 on the main Campus of Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
Conferences attended and papers presented:
1. National Seminar on Biotechnology for Rural and Industrial Development held at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga on 22nd and 23rd December 1995. Atted.
2.

8th National conference on Aerobiology, held at Bharathi Vidyapeeth’s Yashwanthrao Mohite College, Pune from 7th to 9th March 1996.

Paper presented: Development of powdery mildew disease of mulberry in relation to airborne incidence of Phyllactinia corylea conidia.

3.

VII All India Conference on Cytology and Genetics and Symposium on molecular biology and Biotechnology, held at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 26th to 28th October 1998.

Paper presented: Effect of neem, parthenium and garlic extract on Phyllactinia corylea.

4. National Seminar on Medicinal plants, held at Sharanabasvewhar College of Science Gulbarga from 20th to 22nd January 1999. Attended.
5.

BIOHORIZON 2001, held at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi from 22nd to 24th February 2001.

Paper presented: Biochemical studies in powdery mildew infected leaves of mulberry

6.

Microbial Biotechnology- Millennium’s New Vision, 42nd Annual Conference of AMI, held from 9th to 11th November, 2001 at the Department of Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.

Paper pretd: Screening of keratinophilic fungi for degradation of human hairs

7.

BIOHORIZON 2003, held at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi from 7thnd and 8thth February 2003.

Paper pretd: Screening of mulberry yeast for amylase and ethanol production.

8.

90th Indian Science Congress, held at Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore University, Bangalore from 3rd –7th January 2003.

Paper presented: Biodegradation and utilization of keratinous waste in agriculture and industry.

9.

National Seminar on Biotechnological approaches towards the integrated management of crop diseases held on 30th and 31st July 2004 at Dept of Botany, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Attended.

10.

National conference on Biotechnolocal approaches in conservation, utilization and improvement of plant wealth held on 14th and 15th of February,2004.

Paper presented: Biochemical responses of mulberry induced by foliar infection with Phyllactinia corylea.

11.

Biotechnological Aspects towards Cultivation, Utilization and Disease Management of Plants held at Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Lal Bahadur Shastri Mahavidyalaya, Dharmabad Dist. Nanded on 24th and 25th December 2005.

Presented Lead Lecture:Keratinous waste management

12.

International Seminar on Medicinal Plants and Herbal products held at the Dept of Botany, S V University, Tirupati from 7th to 9th March, 2008.

Presented paper: In Vitro Studies in Caralluma adescendense against intestinal pathogens.

13. Sensitization-Cum-Awareness Programme for Technology Information Facilitation Programme on 17th November,2007 held at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
14. National Seminar on Fungal Biodiversity and Bioprospecting in the Age of Global Worming and 36th Annual meeting of Mycological society of India at Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa during 29-30th  October, 2009. Presented Paper: Keratinophilic fungi from domestic animals of Gulbarga.
15. UGC Sponsored National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Botany, Biotechnology and Environmental Science and their Applications in Rural Development” held at the Department of Botany, Jijamata College of Science and Arts, Bhende, Ahmadnagar (Dist) on 23rd and 24th Feb.2010. Lead Lecture: Traditional Knowledge on Medicinal Plants.
16. 9th International Mycological Congress on THE BIOLOGY OF FUNGI at Edinburgh,UK from 1st to 6th Aug.2010.Presented: Transmission of Dermatophytes and Keratinophilic like Fungi  through Domestic animals at Gulbarga Region.
17.

National Conference on Biotechnology in Agriculture held at Murum, Omerga  on 17th & 18th, 2011. Presented Lead Lecture: Biotechnological Revolutions in Indian Agriculture

18. National Conference on Frontiers of Plant Sciences for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at Naldurg, Maharastra held on 28th & 29th Jan.2011.   Presented Lead Lecture: Importance of Ethnobotany in drug development
19. National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Biodiversity of India" on 6lh and 7th September, 2011 at A V Patil Arts, Science & Commerce Degree College, Aland. Presented Lead Lecture: Forests: Forests at your Service
20. 3rd International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products organized at Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka from 19th to 21st  December, 2011.Presented: Traditional knowledge on medicinal plants used for the treatment of skin diseases in Hyderabad Karnataka Region, Karnataka. India.
21.

International Conference on "Current Trends in Medicinal Plants Research" organized at the Dept of Botany, University of Pune, from 10th to 12th    January, 2012.        Presented:  Ethnotherapeutic knowledge of medicinal plants on Jaundice at GuJbarga Region, Karnataka, India,

22.

National Conference on Bioactive compounds and Therapeutics held al Oxford College, Bangalore on 27th  and 28th February, 2012. Presented Invited Lecture: Medicinal Plants used in Jaundice treatment in North Karnataka Region

23.

National Conference on Phytomedicine held at the Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on 4th and 5th October, 2012. Presented Plenary lecture: Herbal therapy for kidney stone

24.

UGC sponsored Refresher course for the teachers of Life Science at University of Pune, Pune on 18th October, 2012. Invited Lecture:  Current trends on Solid Waste Management in India.

25.

Seminar on Administration of Urban Development and Urban Service Delivery organized by Indian Institute of Public administration, Local Branch, Gulbarga on 6th October,2012 at Rotary School Campus, Gulbarga. Invited lecture on  “Current trends on Solid Waste Management in India”

Awards / Honours
1.

Scroll of honor conferred in recognition of dedicated services as Zonal Councillor (South Zone), for the year 2004 to the Indian  Phytopathological Society, New Delhi.

2. Bharat Rathna Sri. M.Visvesvaraya Global Leadership Award for Excellence in Environment-Social Work-Education and Health, in recognition of his yeoman Service in Pollution Control and Environment Conservation on 5th June, 2012 at Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
3. Best Poster presentation Award for Evaluation  of  structural  and Biochemical alterations in Aspergillus terreus  by the action of antifungal compound from Streptomyces JF714876,  at National Conference on Bioactive compounds and Therapeutics held al Oxford College, Bangalore on 27th  and 28th February, 2012 (Co-author)  
4. Sri. M.Visvesvaraya WASHEL Mahan Shree Rathna Award, 2012 for excellence in education and social service during National Children's Fest held on 7th December 2012 at Town Hall Bangalore
Countries Visited
1.

Scotland, 2010.

2. England, 2010.
3. Srilanka 2011.