Dr. Manjunath Krishnappa Naik

Borne on 1st July 1961 at Konalli, Kumta (Tq), Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India. Educated at Higher Primary School Konalli, Guruprasad High School Mallapur 1967-1977; Dr. A. V. Baliga College, Kumta 1977-79; B.Sc. (Agri.) with “Roll of Honour” University of Agriculture Sciences Bengaluru, College of Agriculture Dharwad; M.Sc. (Agri.), 1979-85; Ph.D. from IARI, New Delhi, 1986-90; Post Doctoral Fellowship, ICRISAT Asia Center,1991-93.

Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka.

Scientist (Path), 1990 to 1995, Scientist (Path) Sr. Scale,1995 to 1996, ICAR–Indian Institute of Horticulture Research Bengaluru, Assoc Prof, Plant Pathology,1996-2002, University of Agriculture Sciences Dharwad and Raichur, Professor and Head Plant Pathology, 2002-13, Professor and University Head Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture Sciences Raichur,2009-13 Dean (Post Graduate Studies),University of Agriculture Sciences Raichur,2012-16, Director of Research, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, 2016-18.

Awards/Honours: ISCA National Young Scientist Award of ISCA, Kolkata,1991; Karnataka State Young Scientist Award, KAAS;1994, “Certificate of Achievement” ICRISAT for Post Doctoral Research,1993; University Best Teacher Award, UAS, Raichur,2011; ICAR Bharata Ratna Subramnyam Out Standing Teacher Award, ICAR, New Delhi,2013; Prof. V.P. Bhide Memorial Award by ISMPP, Udaipur Rajasthan,2002; US-India Fulbright –Nehru Visiting Fellowship,2010; Dr. A.K. Sarbhoy Memorial Award, IPS, IARI, New Delhi,2014; B.B. Mundkur Memorial Award, IPS, IARI, New Delhi 2020; Suvarna Karnataka Rajyotsava Award,2007;Astha Foundation Award,2019; Ch. Hansa Singh Award, National Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology (SSDAT), 2018;Life time Achievement Award, National Astha foundation Meerut, Uttar Pradesh,2018; President Indian Phytopathological Society (SZ) 2015; Member Editorial Board, Indian Phytopathological Society,2006-2009; Councillor, ISMPP,202-04; Councillor, Plant Protection Association of India 2002-05, Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai,2003-05;Advisory Board Member, Asian, PGPR society, USA, DBT, Task Force Member, Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, IARI; Fellow Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur, Rajashtan; Fellow Plant Protection Association of India, Hyderabad; Fellow United Writers Association, Chennai; Honorary Fellow Indian Mycological Society Kolkota

Research Areas: Plant Pathology, Biological Control, PGPR, Mycotoxins, Biodiversity of fungi, Disease resistance and IPM for sustainable crop production

Address: Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Navile, Savalanga Road, Shivamogga 577204, Karnataka; Konalli, Kumta, Taluk Uttara kannada; [Tel: Off. (08182) 267000; Res. (08182) 267001; Cell: 9480838999; Fax: (08182) 298008; Email: manjunaik2000@yahoo.com; vcuahss2014@gmail.com; vc@uahs.edu.in]