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Prof. Dr. H Shivananda Murthy has taken over the charge of Dean, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru on July 29th 2018

Prof H Shivananda Murthy has taken over the charge of Dean, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru. He has earlier served as Registrar of Karnataka Veterinary and Fisheries University (KVAFSU), Bidar. He also worked earlier as Director of Extension at the same University at the Head Quarters Bidar for a full term of three years earlier. He was a faculty and former Professor & Head Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru. He is an alumnus of the College of Fisheries, Mangaluru, obtained his Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctoral (Ph.D) Degree in Fisheries/Aquaculture from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. The Board of Management of KVAFSU), Bidar had decided that Prof Shivananda Murthy to take over as Dean of this prestigious college, which is in the year of Golden Jubilee and to organize the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in a befitting manner.

Prof Shivananda Murthy has guided 40 Research Scholars for their high-quality thesis research work as Research Guide in Aquaculture, Fisheries Sciences & Biosciences. He has strong research background and served as Principal Investigator of 17 major externally funded major Research Projects in the areas of Aquaculture/fisheries funded by International Foundation for Science, Sweden and other international and national funding agencies and brought substantial research grants to the University and created infrastructure facilities in the form of center of excellence in extension education, E-resources centers, fish/prawn hatcheries, ponds and laboratories.

Prof Murthy has published more than 200 publications, out of which 135 research papers in national and international refereed journals, 15 books and other publications. He had Post Doctoral foreign research assignments in advanced Universities namely, University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K; Texas A & M University, USA and University of Santiago, Spain, and had short term visits to Denmark, Singapore, Norway, Netherlands, Malaysia, Thailand, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and other countries in connection research & development works including Chairing of Technical Sessions and Presentation of keynote/lead papers in International Conferences.

He is the recipient of the many awards and recognition for the outstanding contributions in R&D works in Aquaculture and fisheries, including National ‘Jawaharalal Nehru Award’ of the Government of India, New Delhi; ‘Sir C V Raman Award’ of the Government of Karnataka; ‘Best Research Award’ of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore; Overseas Fellowship Award of Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi; Fellowship Award of Overseas Development Administration (ODA), UK; International Foundation for Science, Sweden and other awards/recognition.

Prof Murthy had served as Member of various national/international prestigious/high level technical committees including the ‘National Committee of the Planning Commission’, New Delhi for expert advice in ‘Fisheries & Aquaculture’ for the formulation of the 12th Five Year Plan; Served as a Member of the Karnataka Biodiversity Board, Bangalore for three years; Technical Advisory Committee of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Bangalore for 5 years; Served as Member of various national committees including Member of Selection Committees of various Universities; Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, other several other Universities and organizations;

He has organized 15 National / International Conferences / Workshops as Director/Organizing Secretary in Fisheries and Animal Sciences. Prof Shivananda Murthy has organized more than 60 National/State Level Training Programmes as Course Director in Aquaculture/Fisheries and Animal Sciences for the benefit of Farmers and Officials of the State Departments of Fisheries/Animal Husbandry/KMF/KVKs and other development Departments. Attended 20 international and 35 national conferences / workshops, presented lead papers and Chaired Technical Sessions.

He is the Associate Editor, International Journal of Aquaculture & Marine Science, USA; Member of the Editorial Board, International SDRP Journal of Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science”, USA; Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics; Served as office bearer/member of various scientific societies and professional organizations including and member of various national and international scientific societies.

He had Post Doctoral foreign research assignments in advanced Universities namely, University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K; Texas A & M University, USA and University of Santiago, Spain; and short term visits to Denmark, Singapore, Norway, Netherlands, Malaysia, Thailand, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and other countries in connection with updation of educational technologies and research & development methodologies, including Chairing of Technical Sessions and Presentation of lead papers in International Conferences.