Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Zoology
Dr. R.S. Kulkarni
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Zoology
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
E-mail: raghavendrakulkarni@rediffmail.com
Tel No.: +91 8472 263300 (O)
Fax No.: +91 8472 245632 (O)
Residence
Plot No.61/05 Doctors Colony
Jayanagar
Gulbarga - 585 105 Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 245924 (R)
+91 9886667740 (Cell)
Date of Birth:
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

M.Sc.

Karnatak University, Dharwad.

1974

Ph.D.

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. (Topic: Zoology Endo­crinology and Biology of Reproduction)

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Areas of Specialization

Fish Endocrinology and Biology of Reproduction, Toxicology.

Teaching Experience  
1.

Lecturer: Gulbarga University, Postgraduate Department of Zoology

1983 to 93
2. Reader: Gulbarga University, Postgraduate Department of Zoology 1993 to 2004
3. Professor: Gulbarga University, Postgraduate Department of Zoology 2004 to till date
Research Guidance

Doctor of Philosophy: 04

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. D.S.Shankar

Studies on effects of some hormones on the reproductive physiology of the   freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas)

2003
2. S.V.Sathish

Studies on age at maturity and reproductive aspects in the freshwater fish,

Notopterus notopterus (Pallas).

2003
3. Shindhe Vishwanath

Studies on toxicity of some heavy metals on the freshwater fish, Notopterus  

notopterus (Pallas)

2003
4. S. Sudarshan Some aspects of Biochemical Constituents and hormonal profile in the freshwater fish Notopterus notopterus (Pallas). 2007

Master of Philosophy: 04

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Humaira Deeba Studies on corpuscles of Stannius in the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas). 2002
2. Sudarshan Sidram Biochemical constituents in some tissues (Liver and Muscle) of the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas). 2003
3. Pandit Sindhe Some aspects of hormones in the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas). 2004
4. Pradeep Kumar Some aspects of gonadal studies in the freshwater African catfish, Clarias gariepinus (African Magur). 2007
Fellowships
1. Fellow of Academy of Environmental Biology, FAEB
2. Fellow of Society for Science and Environment - FSSE
3. Fellow of Zoological Society of India - FZSI
Honours & Awards
1.

Awarded Gold medal for Research Contribution from Zoological Society of India (2003) with fellowship title as FZSI.

2.

Awarded “Eminent Scientist of the year Award-2004” from National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi (February, 2005).

3.

Awarded Fellowship title as Fellow of Academy of Environmental Biology (FAEB) from : The Academy of Environmental Biology for 2006.

4. Awarded 'Best Scientist of the Year 2007' from National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi.
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
1.

V.R.Shindhe and R.S.Kulkarni :Ovarian changes in response to heavy metal exposure to the fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas). J.Env.Biol.Vol 23,No.2, pp.137-141 (2002).

2.

V.R.Shindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Fecundity of the fish, Channa punctatus from three aquatic bodies.J.Env.Biol.Vol.23, No.4, pp.429-432 (2002).

3.

V.R.Shindhe and R.S.Kulkarni : Toxicity studies of two heavy metals in the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas). J. Adv. Pharm. & Toxicol.Vol.3, No.2, pp.31-37 (2002).

4.

V.R.Shindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Testicular damage due to some heavy metal contamination in the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas). Adv.Pharmacol.Toxicol.Vol.4, No.1, pp. (2003).

5.

V.R.Shindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Sub lethal effects of some heavy metals on gonadosomatic and hepatosomatic index of the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus  (Pallas). Proc.Env.Management & Poll. Control. Pp.134-138 (2003).

6.

V.R.Shindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Gonadosomatic and hepatosomatic indices of the Freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus in response to some heavy metals exposure. J.Env Biol.25 (3) 04, pp.365-368 (2004).

7.

D.S.Shankar and R.S.Kulkarni: Tissue cholesterol and serum cortisol in the male fresh water fish, Notopterus notopterus. Him.J.Env.Zool.18 (2), pp.103-106 (2004).

8.

V.R.Sindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Behavior changes in the freshwater fish Notopterus notopterus (Pallas) exposed to heavy metals. New Horizons of Animal Sciences, Published by Zoological Society of India pp.327-333 (2004).

9.

V.R.Sindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Length-weight relationship in the freshwater Fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas) exposed to some heavy metals in Combination. New Horizons of Animal Sciences, Published by Zoological Society of India pp.339- 344 (2004).

10.

D.S.Shankar and R.S.Kulkarni: Changes in tissue cholesterol and serum cortisol level during four reproductive phases of the female freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus. New Horizons of Animal Sciences, Published by Zoological Society of India pp.303-309 (2004).

11.

Meera Bali and R.S.Kulkarni: Effect of adrenalin on ovary of the freshwater Fish, Channa punctatus (Bloch). . New Horizons of Animal Sciences, Published by Zoological Society of India pp.322-326 (2004).

12.

D.S.Shankar and R.S.Kulkarni: Somatic condition of the fish, Notopterus notopterus  (Pallas) during different phases of the reproductive cycle.J.Env. Biol. 26 (1) 49-53 (2005).

13.

V.R.Sindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Fecundity studies on the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus under natural and heavy metal contaminated water. J.Env.Biol. 26 (2), 287- 290 (2005).

14.

V.R.Sindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Serum cortisol changes in the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas) exposed to some heavy metals. J. Env.Biol. 26(2) 05 (2005).

15.

V.R.Sindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Ovarian and hepatic biochemical changes in response to  heavy metal exposure to the fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas). J.Env.Biol. 26 (3) 06  (2005)

16.

V.R.Sindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Length –weight relationship in the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas) exposed to some heavy metals in combination. J.Env.Biol. 26 (3), pp.1-3  (2005).

17.

V.R.Sindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Behaviour changes in the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas) exposed to some heavy metals.J.Env.Biol. 27(03) 06 (2005)

18.

Sudarshan S and R.S.Kulkarni: Changes in some tissue nutritional constituents of Notopterus notopterus during different reproductive phases. Gnana Ganga Journal of Science& Technology,, Vol. No.4, pp.97-99 (2005)

19.

D.S.Shankar and R.S.Kulkarni: Tissue cholesterol and serum cortisol in the female fresh water fish, Notopterus notopterus. Him.J.Env.Zool.Vol.19 (2), pp. (2005).

20.

V.R.Sindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Variation in the hepato-gonadal contents of Protein, lipid and cholesterol in the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas) exposed to heavy metals. Gnana Ganga Journal of Science & Technology Vol; 4,No.pp.100-103 (2005).

21.

V.R.Sindhe and R.S.Kulkarni: Effect of adrenalin on testis in the freshwater Fish, Hanna punctatus (Bl.) J.Env.Biol.Vol.28 (4) 06 pp. (2005).

22.

D.S.Shankar and R.S.Kulkarni: Changes in tissue cholesterol and serum cortisol level during four reproductive phases of the male fresh water fish, Notopterus notopterusJ.Env.Biol.,.Vol.26 (4), pp.701-704 (2005).

23.

D.S.Shankar and R.S.Kulkarni: Effect of cortisol during four phases of the reproductive cycle in the fresh water fish, Notopterus notopterus. Indian J.Fisheries  Vol.53 (2), pp. (2006).

24.

D.S.Shankar and R.S.Kulkarni: Effect of cortisol on female fresh water fish, Notopterus notopterus. J. Env.Biol, 27 (4), pp.727-731 (2006).

25. D.S.Shankar and R.S.Kulkami: Tissue cholesterol and serum cortisol level during different reproductive phases of the female fresh water fish, Notopterus notopterus. J.Env.Biol.Vo1.28 (1), pp.137-139 (2007).
26. D.S.Shankar ,S.Sudarshan and R.S.Kulkami: Effect of cortisol on testicular and hepatosomatic index in the fresh water fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas}.Diversity and Life processes from Ocean and Land (Editors:P.V.Desai & R.Roy, Goa University), Pp.93-1 00 (2007)
27. D.S.Shankar S.Sudarshan and R.S.Kulkami: Role of cortisol on condition factor in the female fresh water fish, Notopterus Notopterus during four reproductive phases. J. Env.Biol, 28 (2), pp.275-278 (2007).
PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIA (International)
1.

21st Conference of European Comparative Endocrinology held at University of Bonn, Germany, Aug. 26-30, 2002. Participated and presented paper. - Effect of photoperiod manipulation on sexual maturation in the freshwater fish Notopterus notopterus (Pallas)

2.

23rd Annual meeting of SETAC to be held at Salt Lake City Utah, USA, Nov. 2002  Accepted paper for presentation. Reproductive cycle of the freshwater fish Notopterus  notopterus (Pallas) under natural and heavy metal contaminated water system.  Session of Fate and Effects of Metals; Aquatic Biology.

3.

International Conference on Greater Himalayas: Climate Health, Ecology and  Environment held at Katmandu University, Katmandu, Nepal during  January 12- 15,2004. Attended and presented paper -Notopterus notopterus- a freshwater fish for Aquarium and aquaculture. Pp.90

4.

Experimental Biology 2004 Annual Meeting at Washington DC, USA April 17-21,2004 Abstract No.# 2688 of the paper accepted for presentation; Alteration in the gonadal cycle and serum   cortisol of fish, Notopterus notopterus exposed to mercury and cadmium.

5.

5th International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology held at Instituto De Acuicult De Torre De La Sal, Castellon (Spain) during September 5-9,2004. Following paper of the Abstract accepted for presentation and published in the proceedings:- Serum cortisol and its effects on reproductive activities in the freshwater fish, Notopterus notopterus (Pallas), P.No.233, Proceedings of the Symposium.

6.

23rd Conference of European Society for Comparative Endocrinologists held at University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Aug. 29-September 2, 2006. Paper accepted for presentation. Abstract No.P104, S9- Reproductive Endocrinology & Gamete Quality, Pp.121.The endocrine stress response in the fresh water fish, Notopterus notopterus

PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIA (National)
1.

Attended 89th Session of Indian Science Congress held at University of Lucknow during January 3-7, 2002 and presented  research papers:

2.

92nd Session of Indian science Congress held at Bangalore University during January 3-7,2003.

3.

National Conference on Recent Trends in Biology and Biotechnology and 23rd  Annual Session of Academy of Environmental biology held at Shivaji University, Kolhapur during October 9-11, 2003.

4.

14th National conference of Zoology held at Kanyakumari during December 21-23, 2003.

5.

National Symposium on Recent Trends in Environmental Biology and Biotechnological Approach to Conserve Biodiversity and 25th Session of The academy of Environmental Biology held at Department of Zoology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga during October 22-24,2005

6.

Attended 18th Annual Conference of National Environmental Science Academy on Recent trends in Environmental Sciences held at J.B.Institute of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad during October 25-27,2005.

7.

Attended International Conference on Zoology held at Dept. of Zoology and Academic Staff College, Bangalore University, Bangalore during November 19-23, 2006.

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes organised
1.

Organised as Joint Organising Secretary of National Symposium on Recent Trends in Environmental Biology and Biotechnological Approach to Conserve Biodiversity and 25th Session of The academy of Environmental Biology held at Department of Zoology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga during October 22-24,2005

Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Academy of Environmental Biology, Lucknow.
2. National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi.
3. European Society for Comparative Endocrinology.
4. Zoological Society of India, Bodh, Gaya.
5. Society for Science and Environment, Jalgaon.
6. Indian Science Congress, Culcutta.