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

Dr. P. U. Krishnaraj

Professor of Agricultural Microbiology and University Head
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, UAS, Dharwad
Tel: 0836-2214281 Fax: 0836-2448349


  • College of Agriculture, UAS, Bangalore: B.Sc.(Agri), 1985
  • M.Sc (Agril. Microbiology), 1987
  • IARI, New Delhi: Ph.D., 1997
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Alfred University, Alfred NY, USA, 2001


Positions held

  • Registrar, UAS, Dharwad (14.02.2019 to …..)
  • Professor and University Head, Dept. of Agril. Microbiology, ACD, UAS, Dharwad (05.02.2018 to till date)
  • Chief Mentor, University Innovation Center, Institute of Agri Biotechnology, UAS, Dharwad (07)


IDP related experiences

  • Creation of the GoK-KBITS-UASD- Incubation Facility and Common Instrumentation Facility(ICCIF) at UAS, Dharwad (Years : 2013-2014): One Year;
  • Creation and Implementation of the New age Incubation Network (NAIN) of the GoK-UASD-KBITS( 2017-2018): One Year;
  • Creation of Innovation Cell at College of Agriculture, Vijayapura (2014-2017): 3 Years;
  • Member, DBT nominee, Institutional Biosafety Committee., Karnatak University, Dharwad(2012- on going): Six Years;
  • Member , Institutional Biosafety Committee., Karnatak University, Dharwad (2016 – till date): Three Years;
  • Expert Member., DBT-BIRAC Committee :  BIRAC Bio-Incubator Expert Group (2012-2015: Three years);
  • Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Oilseed Research, ICAR-IIOSR., Hyderabad (2012-2014: Two years);
  • Member, Academic Council, Mahatma Phule Krishi Viswavidyala, Rahuri, Maharashtra (2014-2016: Two Years);
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Body, International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology, Padappai, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu (2009-2013: Four Years);
  • Member, Expert Panel on Agri Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka (2014- On going : Five Years as on this day); Technology developed: A technology on the “Use of liquid biofertilizer Azospirillum and PSB in maize; Technology developed: A technology on the “Use of liquid biofertilizer Azospirillum and PSB in rainfed groundnut;
  • Member, Award Committee, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India., BIRAC-Biotechnology Ignition Grant Scheme(BIG) (July 2014- till date: Four Years);
  • On line Jury member, First stage of process to finalize awards for 7th edition of its flagship programme, India Innovation Initiative(i3), a national level competition in innovation and entrepreneurship, September 2015;
  • On line Jury member, DBT, New Delhi’s BIG grant scheme implemented by CAMP, Bengaluru for the past three years;
  • Mentoring a project of student for development of incorporation of bioinoculants through capsules at College of Agriculture, Vijayapura as part of the NAIN project, an initiative of Karnataka Innovation Service, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka