Augmenting Quality and Relevance of Higher Agricultural Education through Enhanced Learning Outcome and Entrepreneurship Development 

Dr. M.V. Manjunatha

Professor of Agricultural Engineering
UAS, Dharwad
E-mail: manjunathmv@uasd.in
Mobile:9449063372

Education

  • Ph. D. (Irrigation & Drainage Engineering) G.B.Pant Univ. of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar (UP), 1999
  • M.Tech (Hydraulics & Water Resources Engineering), K.R.E.C., Surathkal, Mangalore University, 1989
  • Bachelor’s degree B.E (Civil Engineering), Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology, Davangere, Mysore University, 1987.

Positions held

  • Professor of Agricultural Engineering, UAS, Dharwad (14.01.2008 to till date)
  • Professor and University Head, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, UAS, Dharwad (24.07.2009 to 30.07.2015)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkatta, 2008
  • National team award, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India. New Delhi, 2014-05
  • Team award, UAS, Dharwad, 2004-05
  • Best Presentation award, Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Ministry of water Resources, Govt. of India. New Delhi.2000

IDP Related Experiences

  • Worked as Principal Investigator for the project “ Rain water harvesting and artificial recharge to ground water at UAS, Dharwad campus”, funded by Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India, New-Delhi during 2010-11 to 2013-14 with a budget outlay of Rs. 82.65 lakhs. Worked as Principal Investigator for the project “Increasing agricultural productivity by amelioration of problematic soils”, funded by Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore during 2010-11 to 2015-16 with a budget outlay of Rs. 94.00 lakhs. Worked as Co-Principal Investigator and Principal Investigator for the project “Integrating bio-treated wastewater with enhanced water use efficiency to support the green economy in European Union and India (Water4Crops), funded by Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New-Delhi during 2012-13 to 2017-18 with a budget outlay of Rs. 167.62 lakhs

IDP Related Contributions

  • Established various rain water harvesting and artificial recharge to ground water structures includes roof top rain water harvesting, farm ponds with recharge shaft and check dam at UAS, Dharwad campus and harvesting about 80 million litres of rain water annually. Established Engineered constructed wetland (ECWL) units at UAS, Dharwad campus to treat 1.25 lakh liters/day of domestic sewage water and re-use it for agricultural production.

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