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1 Dr. S. B. Dandin

(11.12.2008 to 19.04.2010 as a Special Officer)




2 Dr. D. L. Maheshwar 30-06-2014 29-06-2018 





Dr. S. B. Dandin Hon’ble Vice Chancellor was honoured with the fellowship of CHAI (Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India) as Honorary Fellow by Dr. H. P. Singh, Deputy Director General of Horticulture, New Delhi at Global Conference on "Horticulture for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Options" at Bhubaneshwar on 28.05.2012 - 30.05.2012


Dr. Balaji S. Kulkarni, Associate Professor was also honoured with the fellowship of CHAI (Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India) during the occasion of Global Conference on “Horticulture for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Options” at Bhubaneshwar on 28.05.2012 - 30.05.2012.

Mr. Vijaykumar Rathod, Assistant Professor was selected as “Summer Research Fellow” 2012 by Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore and he was assigned to undergo two months ( May to June 2012) training on “Molecular Approaches for Drought Resistance in Legumes” at ICRISAT, Hyderabad under the guidance of Dr. Rajeevkumar Varshney, Director, Centre of Excellence in Genomics and was issued with the certificate from the ICRISAT, Hyderabad on 10.07.2012.

Ministry of Food Processing, Government of India and Indian Grape Processing Board nominated Dr. A. B. Patil, Director of Extension, UHS Bagalkot as a member of National Level Committee on Viticulture for guiding and formulating the policies on Viticulture Development in India.

Considering the contributions made towards the growth and development of Agriculture and Horticulture, Dr. A.B. Patil, Director of Extension, Dr. Y.K. Kotikal, Dean Students Welfare, Dr. K.N. Kattimani, Dean, COH, Munirabad, Dr. N. Basavaraj, Dean, COH, Sirsi, Dr. S.I. Athani, Associate Director of Research, RHREC, Dharwad and Dr. T.B. Allolli, Professor of Fruit Science, RHREC, Dharwad were conferred with (FCHAI) Fellow of Confederation of Horticulture Association of India by former DDG (Horticulture) Dr. H.P. Singh during the General Body Meeting of CHAI held at Jain Hills, Jalagoan, Maharastra during the International Conference on Water Management for Climate Resilient Agriculture for the period from 27.05.2013 to 01.06.2013. CHAI Fellow awardees also co-chaired different technical sessions.

Dr. K. M. Indiresh, Professor, (Horticulture) and Dean COH, Mysore, has been nominated as a Co-opted Member for the Research and Development Committee of the Coconut Development Board Kochi, Kerala for two years from 29.06.2013, considering his contributions in the area of coconut research & development.

Dr. A. B. Patil, Director of Extension, UHS Bagalkot is nominated by Director General, ICAR, New Delhi on 21st November 2013 as Member of ICAR Peer Review Team to visit Dr. YSR Horticultural University, VR Gudem, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh to validate Self Study Report and to make assessment for Accreditation.

Dr. Vasanth Ganiger, Associate Professor of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture, Bagalkot is awarded as Best NSS Programme Officer for the year 2012- 13 by the Govt. of Karnataka on 28.10.2013. The award was presented by His Excellency Sri Hans Raj Bharadwaj, Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka.

The COH and HEEU, Mysore and HRS, Arsikere jointly participated in Suttur Jathra Mahotsava- Krishimela Exhibition, Suttur, Mysore organized by his Holiness Sri Adijagadguru Shri Srishivarathreshwara Shivayogi of Suttur Mutt from 27th Jan to 1st Feb. 2014 and UHS, stall bagged the First Prize.

Dr. B. Raju, Director of Education, UHS, Bagalkot is nominated by Director General,

ICAR, New Delhi on 27th January, 2014 as Member of ICAR Peer Review Team to visit the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (Maharastra) to validate self study report and to

make assessment for Accreditation.

The Scientific Community of Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230, Himachal Pradesh from their Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA) honoured Dr. A. B. Patil, Director of Extension, UHS, Bagalkot with the Achiever Award- 2013.

Prof. H.B. Lingaiah, Dean and Campus Head, COH, Bengaluru has been conferred the Appreciation Award by His Excellency Dr. Hans Raj Bhardwaj, the Governor of Karnataka on recognition of dedicated service as a Teacher, instituted by Rotary Bangalore South and Karnataka Civil Defence Corps on 28.09.2013.

In recognition of significant contributions of Dr. Ashok S. Alur for being the part of the mission on reducing poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in dry land tropics in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa, was honoured with Certificate of Appreciation on 07.12.2013 at ICRISAT Hyderabad. Considering the yeoman service to the farming community,

 Dr. Ashok S. Alur was honoured with Sarvottama Seva Award at the State level. The Award was given by His Excellency, Dr. Hans Raj Bharadwaja, the Governor of Karnataka at Raj Bhavan, Bengaluru on 26.01.2014. In recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of Science and Communication, Dr. Ashok S. Alur has been conferred with Science Communicators Award- 2013 by Vision Group on Science and Technology, Department of IT, BT & Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Weed Science, the Indian Society of Weed Science honoured Dr. T. V. Muniyappa, Hon'ble Member, Board of Management, UHS Bagalkot with the ISWS Special Appreciation Award for the year 2012-13.

Dr. Chidanand P. Mansur, Dean, COH, Bagalkot was nominated by Her Excellency, Governor of Rajasthan and Chancellor, Swami Keshavanand Rajasthan Agriculture University (SKRAU), Bikaner as Chancellor's Nominee on the Selection Committee for preparation of a panel of names for appointment of Vice Chancellor of SKRAU, Bikaner on 04.03.2014.

Dr. Laxminarayan Hegde, Prof. & Head, HRS, Sirsi has been conferred with The Best Citizens of India Award-2014 by International Publishing House, New Delhi during March 2014 considering his societal services.

The research paper authored by Ms. Archana Pattar, Dr. Laxman Kukanoor, Dr. N.K. Hegde and Dr. Praveen Jholgiker, Dept. of PHT, KRCCH, Arabhavi was awarded Dr. J. S. Pruthi Memorial Award for the Development of New Products/New Process/New Machinery with a certificate and a cash prize of ` 5000 and was presented in 69th Annual Conference & National Seminar held on 12th Dec. 2013 at India International Centre, New Delhi.

Mr. Kashinath Patil and Ms. Akshata Hongal of KRC College of Horticulture, Arabhavi, bagged the first prize in district level science exhibition in the 13th Satish Sugars Awards event held at Gokak. Students have prepared and exhibited the model of “ECO FRIENDLY HYDRUM” which can lift the water without electric power / energy up to a height of 20-25 feet under the guidance of Dr Dileepkumar Masuthi which has attracted many people in the function. The students received the cash award, certificate and a trophy.

Dr. Chidanand P. Mansoor, Dean, COH, Bagalkot has been nominated as Member of Faculty Selection Committee of the Agriculture University, Kota, Rajasthan for a period of one year w.e.f. 31.03.2014 by her Excellency, Governor of Rajasthan received in the month of April 2014.

Dr. A. B. Patil, Director of Extension, UHS, Bagalkot is nominated by Union Minister of Agriculture and President of ICAR as a member of Institute Management Committee (IMC) for National Research Centre on Grapes (NRC), Pune, Maharashtra and accordingly the 35th IMC meeting of NRC on Grapes at Pune on 9th July 2014 was attended by him.

Dr. Ashok S. Alur, Professor of Soil Science and In charge, PPMC, UHS, Bagalkot conferred with Science Communicators Award by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri. Siddaramaiah at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 16th June 2014.

Dr. K. Ramachandra Naik, Principal Investigator & Head, AICRP on Potato, RHREC, Dharwad conferred with Dr. Abdul Kalam Life Time Achievement National Award for his distinguished contribution in the field of his specialization by International Institute for Social and Economic Reforms (R), Bengaluru on 25th July 2014.

Ms. Aswathi Jyothsana, III B.Sc. (Horticulture) student from College of Horticulture, Mysore has represented India and participated in 14 days exchange study programme sponsored by AAACU, Philippines, which was held at Seoul, South Korea from 23.06.2014 to 05.07.2014 hosted by South Korea University of Agricultural Sciences. She was the only one student from India qualified and participated in the above study tour. She delivered a lecture on “Progress of Indian Agriculture” as a part of the programme.

Dr. H. B. Lingaiah, Dean, COH, Bengaluru has been nominated by The Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR as Member Convener to support 5t h Deans' Committee on “Higher Agricultural Education in India” for the subjects on Horticulture and Sericulture. Dr. Chidanand P. Mansur, Dean, College of Horticulture, Bagalkot has been nominated by Her Excellency the Governor of Rajasthan as her nominee to the Finance Committee of Jai Narain Vyas University (JNVU) for a period of three years from 17th July, 2014 to 16th July 2017.

Mr. Chandrakant V. Patil, Sr.M. Sc. Student of Dept. of Plant Pathology, KRCCH, Arabhavi won the 1st prize for his oral presentation on “Characterization of begomovirus associated with yellow mosaic disease of ridge gourd in southern India”at National Seminar, Bhubaneswar on 8-10th August, 2014 under the guidance of Dr. Ramdas, S.V. Dr. Shankarappa, K.S. and Dr. M. S. Kulkarni.

Dr. H. B. Lingaiah, Dean & Campus Head, C O H, Bengaluru has been nominated as Expert Member on the Board of Faculty of Dr Y.S.R. Horticulture University, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari Dist. Andhra Pradesh for the period of two years.

Dr. T. B. Allolli, Professor of Horticulture, RHREC, Dharwad has been awarded with "Dr. S. B. Dandin Best Extension Scientist Award" for the year 2013-14 on 6th Foundation day of UHS held on 22.11.2014.

Mr. Harikanth Porika, I year Ph.D student of COH, Bengaluru bagged Young Scientist Award for his paper entitled 'Youth in Agriculture- a Analyst for Sustainable Agriculture' at 6th Indian Youth Science Congress held from 19-21 January, 2015 at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. With the encouragement of teachers of COH, Sirsi

Ms. Pranjali D. P. Gowda, bagged second prize in the State Level Debate Competition held at Karnataka State Open University, Mysore on 07.02.2015. University congratulates for her debating skill & wish her a bright future.

Mr. Harikanth Porika I Ph. D (Hort), from College of Horticulture, Bengaluru bagged “Best Master's Thesis Award” for outstanding contribution in the field of Horticulture at ational conference on “Reinvigorating Agricultural Innovations for Farmer's Empowerment and Development” organized at Professor Jayshankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad.

Dr. Balaji S. Kulkarni, Professor and Head, Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, KRC College of Horticulture, Arabhavi UHS, Bagalkot honoured with ISOH Fellowship for his outstanding contribution and commitment to research and development of Ornamental Horticulture by Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture, New Delhi

Ms. Sujayasree, O. J., Jr M. Sc. Student, Department of Post-Harvest Technology, College of Horticulture, Bengaluru bagged third prize in the national level essay competition on the topic “Farming as my profession” held in commemoration of the Silver Jubilee celebration of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi. Around 200 student participants from 65 farm universities throughout the country participated in the essay competition.

Mr. Premchand, I year Ph. D. student, Dept . of Plant Pathology, COH, Bagalkot has been awarded with Best Thesis Award in M. Sc. category by Cooch Bihar Association for Cultivation of Agricultural Science, West Bengal for his M. Sc. research work on'Characterization of Begamoviruses associated with yellow mosaic disease of ridge gourd' carried out under the chairmanship of Dr. Shankarappa K. S. Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, KRCCH Arabhavi.

Ms. Bharathi. M. Bongale, Assistant Comptroller, Estate Office has been awarded with Vishwakavi Kuvempu Kavya Puraskara Award at State level Vishwakavi Kuvempu Sahityostava held on 29.11.2015 at Mysore.

Dr. N. Basavaraj, Dean (Hort.), College of Horticulture, Sirsi was conferred with a Fellow Award from Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science, Belgaum recently in December 2015. Dr. Kiran Kumar, K.C., Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, COH, Bagalkot has been awarded with Best Poster Award for his research paper entitled “Management of powdery and downy mildew of grapes using Bacillus subtillis” in National Symposium (IPS-South zone) on “Recent trends in Plant Pathological Research and Education” held at UAS, Raichur from 5-6 Jan. th 2016.

Dr. A. B. Patil, Director of Extension, UHS Bagalkot is been nominated as Member of Academic Council of Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University (SKLTSHU), Telangana State for two years from 24.03.2016 vide SKLTSHU Vice Chancellor's Letter No. 474/VC/SKLTSHU/Academic Council/2016 dated 24.03.2016. Dr. A. B. Patil was also an Academic Council Member for Dr. YSR Horticulture University, Andra Pradesh for three years form 2012-2015.

Dr. Y. K. Kotikal, Dean, Students Welfare, UHS Bagalkot has been awarded with Fellow of AAPMHE for the ye ar 20 16 for outstanding research contributions to Plant Protection by the Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Hor t icul tural Ecosystems, IIHR, Bengaluru.

Dr. G. K. Seetharamu, Associate Professor of Horticulture, RHREC, Bengaluru is awarded a Best Oral Paper Presentation Award and Best Poster Presentation Award for his research papers at National Seminar on Horticulture Diversity for Prosperity-2016 held from 10-12 Feb. 2016 at Bhubaneshwar organized by the Orissa Horticultural Society.

Dr. Anil Kumar S. Assistant Professor of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry,

RHREC, Bengaluru bagged Young Scientist Award for outstanding research contributions

in the field of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry at International Conference on Advancing Frontiers in Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture and Health held at Allahabad during 25-26 March, 2016.

Dr. Sadanand K. Mushrif, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, COH, Kolar has been awarded with Best Poster Presentation Award for his research paper in National Seminar on Chilli and Turmeric: Challenges and Opportunities held at UHS, Bagalkot from 8-9 January, 2016.

Ms. Megha N. D. Under graduate student of College of Horticulture, Sirsi received First Prize in the State Level Debate Competition held at UAS Dharwad on 09.02.2016 and brought laurels to our university.

Mr. Rahul Pathak, P G Student of KRCCH, Arabhavi secured Third Prize in the State Level Debate Competition held at UAS Dharwad on 09.02.2016 and brought name to our university.

Dr. K. N. Kattimani, Dean, COH, Koppal has been nominated as a Member of Academic Council of Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University (SKLTSHU), Telangana State for two years.

Dr. A.B. Patil, Registrar, UHS, Bagalkot was honoured with “Life Time Achievement Award” for his contributions in the field of Agril. Microbiology from Venus International Foundation, Chennai on 09-07-2016 at Chennai.


Dr. K.M. Indiresh, Dean, COH, Mysuru has been elected as Councilor of the Indian Potato Association Executive-Region VI for the year 2016 and 2017.

The University has awarded the “Best Project Incentive Award” for the year 2015-16 for the following Scientists

Name of the Scientists Funding Agency Project Out Lay(in Lakhs)

Dr. Manjunath G.

Asst. Professor of Plant Pathology




Dr. Amruta Bhat,

Asst. Professor of Plant Pathology 

DBT, New Delhi


Dr. K. S. Shankarappa,

Asst. Professor of Plant Pathology

SERB, New Delhi


Dr. Dayamani K. J.

Asst. Professor of Agril.



SERB, New Delhi


Dr. Sarvamangala Cholin,

Asst. Professor of GPB

DBT New Delhi


Dr. Shivapriya M.

Asst. Professor of GPB



K-FIST Vision

Group on S &T,

Dept. of ITBT, GOK




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