Dr. Kumara Hegde B A

Associate Professor and HOD
  • M.Sc., PGDHRM, M.Phil., Ph.D.
  • Papers Taught : Botany
  • Area of Expertise : Mycology & Plant Pathology, Environmental Biology, Plant Physiology
  • Academic Experience - 34 Years

Contact Details

Mobile : +91 – 9448842673

email : kumarahegde@sdmcujire.in

Research Details

  • UGC sponsored Minor Research project on ‘Ecological Studies on River Nethravathiat Western Ghats Area’.
  • Studies on the “Physico-chemical parameters of River Nethravathi” – M.Phil. topic
  • Studies on “River Nethravathi with a special reference to Pollutant Bioremediation”- Ph.D. topic Completed in 2010.


  • Pooja R., RamachandraY.L., Padmalatha S. Rai, Kumar Hegde B. A., and Vedamurthy A.B. 2022. Evaluation of in-vitro antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity of leaf and twig endophytic fungal extract from Mappiafoetida. Journal of Science and Technology. 7(3); 68-79.
  • Pooja R., Ramachandra Y.L., Chandrappa C. P.,Kumar Hegde B. A.,Nagaraju G., and Mona. 2020. Diversity and Cytotoxic activity of fungal endophytes of an Endangered plant Mappiafoetida. Plant Archives. 20(2); 4374 – 4381.
  • Pooja R., Mona,Kumar Hegde B. A., and Ramachandra Y.L. 2020. Anti-oxidant activity of Secondary metabolites produced by Fusariumoxysporum: An endophytic fungus isolated from an Endangered plant Mappiafoetida. Indo-American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 7(9); 537 – 543.
  • IshtapranSahoo, YashasDevasurmutt, UmashankarThippeswamy, PadmalathaRaiSatwadi,YarappaLakshmikanthRamachandra, Kumar HegdeBiliyaruAnanda, GovindappaMelappa. 2018. In silico Anti-HIV and Anticoagulant Activity of (60) Fullerene conjugated Coumarin and p-Coumaric Acid Isolated from Endophytic Fungi, Alternaria species-1. International Journal of Microbiology and Application, Open Science. 5(4); 81 – 92.
  • Kumar Hegde B. A., PadmalathaRai S., AshaJyothi, C., and Ramachandra Y.L. 2015. Physico-chemical and Bacteriological investigation on the River Nethravathy of Dakshina Kannada District”, Karnataka state in India. International Journal of Scientific Research.4(2); 28 – 35.
  • Kumar Hegde B. A., G. Suresha, K. Ramada, and B, Yashovarma. 2006. Studies on Limnological Characteristics of Guruvayanakere Pond near BelthangadyS.K. District. Ecobiology of Polluted Waters, Aravind Kumar (Ed.). Daya Publishing House, Delhi. Chapter 23.

Paper presented

  • Presented a paper on Innovative methodologies to bring awareness about environmental protection & conservation biology by utilizing medicinal plant Arboretum – A case study at the National Level Seminar On “Plant Biodiversity of Western Ghats & Its Sustainable Management” At MGM College Udupi



  • Awarded as the best NSS Program officer STATE AWARD
  • Awarded as the best NSS program officer INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL AWARD

Any Others

  • DEAN of Science Faculty
  • Coordinator for the STAR College Scheme of DBT, Govt. Of India.
  • Serving as Member of BOS of Kuvempu University.
  • Serving as member of BOE of Maharani’s College Mysore, Mysore University
  • Served as Member of BOS of Mysore, Mangalore, Gulbarga Universities.
  • Served as Member of BOE of Kuvempu and Mangalore Universities.
  • Served as the General Secretary of AMUCT(R)
  • Served as the Vice president of AMUCT (R)
  • Served as the Joint Secretary of VANASHREE Botanical association of MU.
  • Served as President of JCI Ujire, A unit of International organization for Personality Development.
  • An active Zonal level trainer to conduct Individual development programs
  • Successfully conducted more than 200 training programs in schools, colleges and youth organizations.
  • Actively associated with social service, literary, cultural, sports & games and environment related activities.
  • Successfully compered hundreds of mega stage programs.
  • Participated as a resource person to deliberate special talks on environment, religion and socially significant topics.
  • Serving as The President of SAMUHA, the taluk level organization meant for the promotion of cultural and literary activities