Department of Silviculture and Agro forestry

PG Programmes in the Department

1BSc Forestry1997-98
3Ph.D. Forestry2015-16

Students admitted in last five years

Sl. No.Course No.2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23


Designation:Professor and Head
Employee No:12811
Tel/Mobile No:9844509752
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  Specialisation:Silviculture and Agroforestry
Dr. S. S. Inamati M.Sc. (For.), Ph.D (For.)Area of interest  :Forest tree nursery management, Vegetational studies, Tree crop interaction, Forest measurement
Designation:Assistant Professor
Employee No:12844
Tel/Mobile No:8618643104
  Specialisation:Silviculture and Agroforestry
Dr.Ramesh Rathod M.Sc. (For.), Ph.DArea of interest  :Forest Nursery and Plantation Management, Industrial and Climate Smart Agroforestry, Bamboo cultivation, Biodiversity Assessment and development of Site specific Management plan, Eco restoration, Mangroves
Designation:Assistant Professor
Employee No:13417
Tel/Mobile No: 9482023466
Specialisation:Silviculture and Agroforestry
Dr.Venkatesh L M.Sc. (Forestry)Ph.DArea of interest  :Agroforestry, Integrated farming system, tree crop management, value chain in agroforestry and forest nursery
Designation:Assistant Professor
Employee No:13591
Tel/Mobile No:9900457081
Dr.Jagadeesh M. R. M.Sc. (Forestry)Ph.DArea of interest  :Agroforesrty, Restoration, landscape ecology and conservation of forest

Supporting Staff:

Sl. No.NameDesignation
1Ramu BelgaumLaboratory Assistant
2Annappa ArerSr. Watchman

B.Sc. Forestry (Hons.) Courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
 1SAF 101Introduction to Forestry2 (2+0)
 2SAF 102Principles of Silviculture3 (2+1)
 3SAF 103Introduction to Agronomy2 (1+1)
 4SAF 104Nursery Management2 (1+1)
 5SAF 105Climate Science3 (2+1)
 6SAF 201Forest Mensuration3 (2+1)
 7SAF 202Practices of Silviculture3 (2+1)
 8SAF 203Principles of Agroforestry2 (2+0)
 9SAF 204Silviculture of Indian Trees3 (2+1)
 10SAF 205Recreation Forestry, Urban Forestry and  Ecotourism2 (1+1)
 11SAF 301Plantation Forestry3 (2+1)
 12SAF 302Dendroenergy and Alternate Energy Sources1 (1+0)
 13SAF 204Agroforestry Systems and Management3 (2+1)
 14SAF 303Restoration Ecology2 (1+1)
 15AST 101Statistical Methods & Experimental Designs3 (2+1)
 16AST 201Agricultural Informatics1 (0+1)
Total38 (25+13)

Experiential Learning Modules / Student Ready Programme offered

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1.FEL 403Raising Quality Planting Materials for Forest Regeneration0+ 5
2.SRP 401Placement with  KFD and Plantation farmers0+5

M.Sc. Forestry Courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
 1SAF 501*Silviculture2 + 1
 2SAF 502*Forest Biometry1 + 1
 3SAF 503*Silvicultural Practices1 + 1
 4SAF 504*Agroforestry Systems2 + 1
 5SAF 505*Interactions in Agroforestry Systems1 + 1
 6SAF 506Modern Nursery Technology1 + 1
 7SAF 507Plantation Forestry2 + 1
 8SAF 508Industrial Agroforestry1 + 1
 9SAF 509Climate Change and Conservation Silviculture2 + 0
 10SAF 510Trees and Shrubs for Agroforestry1 + 1
 11SAF 511Economics of Agroforestry Systems2 + 1
 12SAF 512Tree Seed Technology2 + 1
 13SAF 513Nutrient and Weed Management in Production Forestry2 + 1
 14SAF 514Crops and Live Stock Management in Agroforestry2+0

Ph.D. Courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
 1SAF 601*Quantitative Silviculture2+1
 2SAF 602Agroforestry Research and Management2+0
 3SAF 603Forest Stand Dynamics1+0
 4SAF 604*Productivity and Evaluation of Agroforestry Systems2+1
 5SAF 605Forest Stand Management Techniques1+1
 6SAF 606Agroforestry for Ecosystem Services and Environmental Benefits2+0
 7SAF 607Plantation Forest Productivity1+1
 8SAF 608Restoration Forestry1+0
 9SAF 609Regeneration Silviculture2+1
 10SAF 610Forest Soil Management1+1
 11SAF 611Agroforestry for Sustainable Agriculture1+0

On going Externally funded adhoc Projects:

Sl NoName of Adhoc ProjectPI/Co-PI/AssociateDurationFunding agencyProject OutlayObjectives of ProjectExpected Outcome
1Demonstrating of Cashew based agroforestry systems in Uttara Kannada DistrictVenkatesh. LOne yearDirectorate of Cashewnut and Cocoa Development Kochi, KeralaRs. 4,80,000 /-To demonstrate cashew-based agroforestry systemsTo screening suitableintercrops under cashew-basedagroforestry systemTo evaluate the economics of cashew-based agroforestrysystem 
2Emerging innovative avenues of Agroforestry-based entrepreneurship development for SC Communities of Uttara Kannada District of KarnatakaVenkatesh. LThree years  Department of Science & TechnologyRs. 53,90,808 /-To establish Community Nurseries and Seed Banks for Wild Tropical Fruits in the Central Western GhatsTo Establishing hi-tech nursery for agroforestry species in SC community dominant taluks of Uttara Kannada districtTraining cum demonstration on Fruit processing unit of major NTFPs of Uttara Kannada districtTo create employment opportunities through Bamboo based enterprises 

Major Projects completed(Last five years):

Sl NoName of Adhoc ProjectPI/Co-PI/ AssociateDu rationFunding agencyProject OutlayObjectives of ProjectMajor Outcome
1Assessment of Plant Diversity and Prioritization of species Preferred by Lion Tail Macaque in Aghanashini Conservation ReserveDr. Jagadish M. R.2 yearsGOK5 lakhs  
2Documentation, Assessment and Development of Biodiversity management Plan for A. Narrain Mines of Sesa Goa in Chitradurga District of Karnataka, IndiaDr. Ramesh Rathod2 YearSESA Sterlite Ltd. Goa21.84 lakhTo document and assess flora diversity in core and buffer zone of mining areas To document and assess fauna diversity in core and buffer zone of mining areas To develop suitable Biodiversity Management PlanThe floristic composition including trees, shrubs, climbers/liana and herbs with respect to the species of entire study area is represented by a total of 125 species under 102 genera and 47 families The diversity and richness indices of the study area revealed that the moderate diversity of a region with 3.83 and richness was 3.0 as per Shannon’s and richness index respectively. The evenness of the species was 79% in the area suggesting that not all the species are evenly distributed in the area. 
3Assessment of Floristic Composition, Structure and Canopy Cover of Forests in areas of Phanasawade Iron Ore Mine at Sindhudurga District of Maharashtra, IndiaDr. Ramesh Rathod DEMPO Mining Company, Goa state6.69 lakhStudy floristic composition and structure of iron ore mining site To assess canopy cover and find out the dominant plant species in iron ore mining siteThe study reveals that trees having lower girth class between 30-50 cm, were the major life forms with 61% species, followed by herbs with 16%, climbers 15% and the least were shrubs with 8% in the study area. The trees have stunted growth and majority of them are between 30-50 cm girths. Trees in general have crooked and malformed stems and also thorny bushes mainly because of poor site and being of coppice origin. The major portion of the area was degraded with moderately closed canopy (42.3 – 58.2%) with southern block showing closed canopy with highest mean percent of 58.2%. The study area exhibits average canopy cover of 48.8%.  
4Raising Quality Planting Material for Forest RegenerationDr. Ramesh Rathod2 yearICAR62.50 lakhTo impart forest nursery management skills To produce quality planting materials for forest plantationsEstablishment mist chamber, poly and shadenet houses, rain out shelter, seed pre-treatment platform, water storage and irrigation network. Imparting skills on nursery production. Production and marketing of quality planting materials 
5Development of sustainable technology for the production of anticancer chromone alkaloids, rohitukine and dysoline from Indian forest treesDr. Jagadish M. R.3 yearsDBT, New Delhi29.42 lakhs  
6Integrated technological interventions to enhance the livelihood security and economic status of SC families of Uttara KannadaVenkatesh. LOne yearICAR-NIVEDI BengaluruRs. 5,01,500 /-To establish subsidiary income sources to SC farmers through improved backyard poultry farming, enhancing the milk production in dairy animals, honey bee farming, value addition to bamboo shoot, agarbatti making and introduction of Sandal and Bambusatulda based Agroforestry system in order to generating employment opportunities, gaining adequate knowledge with respect to grafting skill and intermittent income generation activities are more helpful for uplifting of SC dominated taluks of Uttara Kannada district 

Technologies Developed:(Last Five Years)

Sl. No.TechnologyName of the Scientist
 This study helped to develop effective conservation strategy of these NTFP speciesRavirajAthadkar Dr. S. S. Inamati 2018-19
 The study helped to develop appropriate management strategies to conserve and also to improve the status of fruit species in the reserve areaVarshith M Dr.M.R.Jagadish 2018-19
 Effect of seed source and tree to tree variation on germination success based on nursery studies inDysoxylumbinectariferum in Uttara Kannada district was done. Jog population was considered to be best source for large scale nursery production.Shivakumar B H Dr.S. S. Inamati 2019-20
 The study identified a novel technology of increasing initial growth of Cinnamomumverum seedlings under elevated CO2 condition. This study has also standardized best nutrient combination along with CO2 enriched condition for better growth and biomass of nursery seedlings.Rashmi R Dr.Jagadish M R 2019-20
 The study has identified best variety of finger millet under mahagoni based agroforestry system. The finger millet of MR1 and MR6 were considered to be a good variety of intercrop with mahagoni trees.Vidya C Dr. S. S. Inamati 2019-20
 This study has standardized best seed pellatization technique for Xyliaxylocarpa and Gmelinaarborea under nursery condition.VishwanathHundekarDr.K.S. Channabasappa 2019-20
 In the present investigation best seed maturity phase (red aril colour) was identified for Myristicadactylinoides to enhance germination and seedling growth at nursery stage. Recalcitrant seeds of the same species stored in room temperature was considered to be ideal method of extending its viability period.Anusha Sanjay Revankar Dr. S. S. Inamati 2019-20
 This study also assessed carbon stock potentiality of different disturbed categories of Kaan forests. Study has also evaluated level of anthropogenic threats to different size-classes of kaan forests.Chandan C S Dr.Jagadish M R 2020-21
 The different ginger variety performance was assessed and the variety Rio de Janerio was considered to be best ginger intercrop under this system. In the present study best mahagoni based agroforestry model along with ginger as an intercrop in transitional belt of Karnataka was developed.ChetanRathod Dr.Jagadish M R 2020-21
 The study has standardized on ideal concentration of growth regulators to enhance survival and growth of branch cuttings in two bamboo species (Dedrocalamusstocksii and Dedrocalamus asper). The treatment IBA 3500 and 10 ppm ofComourin were considered to be best treatments. The study also assessed effect of potting media on growth of these bamboo species. The potting media containing soil, sand and vermicompost of 2:1:1 ratio was recommended for good growth of bamboo plants at nursery.Jayashree ChikkmathDr.K.S.Channabasappa 2020-21
 The study has standardized best integrated nutrient management technology on growth of mahagoni plantation. The treatment combination of FYM(10t/ha)+NPK(50:100:50) kg/ha+Micronutrients (50g/plant) was considered to be better treatment for growth of mahagoni plantation.NirwanSwapnil Dr. Raju L Chavan 2020-21
 Survey conducted to know the tree species diversity in urban land use spaces of Hubli-Dharwad. The study also estimated carbon stock potentiality of these urban land use species.Shreyas R Dr.Jagadish M R 2020-21
 Best INM treatment combination of 75% RDF + Azospirillum (50g) + PSB(50g) + VAM (100g) to increase the overall yield of black pepper under coffee based agroforestry system and study has identified best INM treatment for the growth of silveroak.ArshaRiyaz Dr. S. S. Inamati 2021-22
 The study has identified best clone of Casuarina CH5 (interspecific hybrid clone of Casuarina equisetifolia×Casurinajunghuhniana) in Belagavi region of Karnataka and also standardized best irrigation schedule and fertilizer treatments on the growth performance of different clones.Divya S Kariyappanavar Dr.Ramesh Rathod 2021-22
 Documented agroforestry systems existing in transitional zone of Dharwad district. The study also documented the farmer’s perception for the adoption of agroforestry system.Sushma C Meti Dr. S. S. Inamati 2021-22
 Study developed best INM treatment combination of 75% RDF + Azospirillum (50g) + PSB(50g) + VAM (100g) to increase the overall growth and yield of coffee under agroforestry system. This study has also identified best INM treatment for the growth of silveroak and black pepper.Sourav N M Dr.SiddappaKannur 2021-22
 This study has assessed growth and carbon sequestration performance of various native species in newly established Miyawaki plantation in Dharwad. The study has also assessed faunal diversity in Miyawaki plantation.SujanNaik Dr. Raju L Chavan 2021-22
 The study has standardized best fodder based agroforestry system, Calliandra calothyrus based agroforestry system is the best agroforestry system studied for Dharwad conditionGirish ShahapurmathDr.S.S.Inamati 2020-21
 The study has standardised best spacing of 4×3 m with the application of 200: 150: 150  NPK kg per ha + RMC 20 g per plant + FYM 10 ton per ha for higher growth and yield in Melia dubia plantationVasudev Lamani Dr. Raju L Chavan 2020-21
 The study developed mapping to assess the land use land cover map of Uttara Kannada district. This study also documented different agroforestry system existing in the district. In the questionnaire survey the study has documented farmers preferred tree species in the agroforestry systemShahbaazNooriDr.S.S.Inamati 2021-2022
 The study has standardised best secondary host plant to enhance heartwood formation and oil content in sandalwood trees. The study has assessed the influence of locality factors on growth and carbon sequestration potential of sandal trees in agroforestry system. The study developed efficient integrated nutrient management technology on growth and development of sandal trees and its influence on soil properties on soil properties in agroforestry system.Venkatesh L Dr. K. S. Channabasappa 2021-2022
 The study documented mahagoni based agroforestry system in the northern region of Karnataka. The standardized technology was developed to estimate productivity and carbon sequestration potential of mahagoni plantation. The performance of mahagoni and intercrops were assessed. This developed best crop combination with mahagoni. The study also evaluated economics of mahagoni based agroforestry system.Akhilraj T M Dr.S.S.Inamati 2022-23
 This study evaluated the performance of various bamboo species under agroforestry system in transitional belt of Dharwad district. The study also compared performance of intercrops under bamboo based agroforestry system. This study also estimated the influence of felling intensity on growth and productivity of different bamboo species.Divya Soman Dr. Raju L Chavan 2022-23

Technology demonstrated

Sl. No.Technology demonstratedYear
 1Macro-propagation techniques in Dendrocalamusstocksii(Marihal Bamboo)on bunds and boundaries of farm land: A additional source to the farm income 2019-20
 2Efficient utilization of betta lands through cultivation of TBO’s for sustainable land use
 3Efficient utilization of betta lands through cultivation of NTEP’s for sustainable land use
 4Efficient utilization of betta lands through cultivation of silvipastoral system for sustainable land use
 5Evaluation of multipurpose trees (MPTs) as a pepper standers’
 6Demonstration on Ylang-Ylang based agroforestry system2021-22 2022-23
 7Demonstration on medicinal plant-based agroforestry systems in Uttara Kannada district
 8Cultivation of Dendrocalamusstocksii (Sheme bamboo) on bunds and boundaries of farm land:  A additional source to the farm income
 9Demonstration on cultivation of commercially important bamboo species on betta lands of Uttara Kannada district
 10Demonstration on Gingerbased Silvi-horti system
 11Demonstration on Silvi-pasture system on betta lands of Uttara Kannada district2022-23
 12Evaluation of suitable mulch material for Arecanut plantation2022-23


Sl. No.NameInstituteAwardYear
 1Dr. S. S. InamatiAgricultural and Environmental Technology Development Society, U.S. Nagar, UttarakhandEminent Scientist award -2019 in International conference  “Global perspective in Agriculture and applied sciences for food and environmental security (GAAFES-2019)”December 1-2, 2019Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand2019
 2Dr. S. S. InamatiEuropean UnionAwarded Erasmus+ Programme fellowship to participate AdapNET workshop on climate smart agriculture in Italy & Greece.2019-20
 3Dr. Ramesh RathodUAS, DharwadUniversity Award for Best NSS Programme Officer2012
 4Dr. Ramesh RathodGovt. of KarnatakaState Award for Best NSS Programme Officer2015
 5Dr. Ramesh RathodAstha FoundationYoung Scientist Award2016
 6Dr. Ramesh Rathod  Govt. of IndiaDistrict level I Place in Swachh Bharat Summer Internship2019
 7Dr. Ramesh RathodGovt. Of IndiaKarnataka State Contingent leader of National Republic Day Parade camp- 20202020
 8Dr. Ramesh RathodDRASSExcellence in Research award2020
 9Dr. Ramesh RathodGovt. of IndiaState level II Place in Swachh Bharat Summer Internship2019
 10Dr. Ramesh RathodTourism Development Committee, Uttara KannadaMember, Study Team to Assess Eco Sensitivity of Honnavar Eco Beach in the light of Blue Flag Certification Project District2019-20
 11Dr. Ramesh RathodCEENational Controller, Blue Flag India2020 till date
 12Dr. Ramesh RathodGovt. of IndiaSilver Medal for promoting the Spit Free India Movement during COVID 19 pandemic  2021
 13Dr. Ramesh RathodVanlok, BengaluruCertificate of Honour for significant contribution in making largest number of Turmeric Ganesha idols for Guinness World Record2023
 14Dr. Ramesh RathodThe Movement IndiaCertificate of Honour for hosting Walk for Freedom in India2023
 15Dr. Venkatesh LICAAAS-NationalExcellence in Teaching award2016-17
 16Dr. Venkatesh LNational Level – Society for scientific development in Agriculture and Technology, Meerut (U.P)Young scientist award2021-22
 17Dr. Venkatesh LNational – UAS, RaichurBest poster presentation award2021-22
 18Dr. Venkatesh LUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, DharwadIncentive Award2022-23
 19Dr. Jagadish M. REuropean UnionAwarded Erasmus+ Programme fellowship 2019 to participate AdapNET workshop on climate smart agriculture in Italy & Greece.2019-20
 20Dr. Jagadish M. RICAR-NAHEPAwarded ICAR-NAHEP – IDP fellowship2023

Milestones of the Department:

  • Department of Silviculture came into existence in the year 1997
  • 1997 started to offer M.Sc. (Forestry) programme in Silviculture and Agroforestry.
  • Established Bamboo clonal orchard during 2002
  • Constructed PG class rooms in the department (2nd floor)-2005
  • Dept. of Agroforestry merged with Dept. Silviculture and named as Dept. of Silviculture and Agroforestry during 2008.
  • Started to offer M.Sc. Forestry programme in Plantation Technology during 2009
  • Establishment of Polyhouse / glass house facility during 2009 for production of quality planting material of important tree species
  • Establishment smart class rooms during 2015
  • PhD programme in Silviculture and Agroforestry was started during 2015
  • Establishment of Hi-tech nursery for production of quality planting material funded by ICAR during 2018-19

Photographs to be included: (With captions)

UG ClassroomPG Classroom
PhD Smart classroomUG Laboratory
Forestry nursery structures  

Hi-tech Nursery structure

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