In order to build the personality of the students special care is being taken by way of giving assignments, arranging seminars by the students and also by the outside scholars. Opportunities are being given to the students to interact with the scholars.
During the year 2008-09 the Department of Botany has organized career guidance program for out going students Mr. Sathyacharana of Infotech, Chennai, addressed the students on 14-2- 2009. Students of Botany Department participated in Science lecture in Kannada ----- organized by University level inter collegiate and got prizes.
On 18-2-09 carrier guidance program was organized by the Department for out going students. Sri. Nagaraj of I.C.F.A.I, National M.B.A college Davanagere addressed the students regarding ‘‘How Best They Can Make Their Career Choosing M.B.A as a Post-graduate course’’. 8 students of our previous batch of our Department were successfully got placement.
A special talk on ‘‘DNA Finger printing and Molecular Markers’’ was arranged for C.B.Z C.Z.BT combination students. Dr. Girish Babu of Biogenics, Hubli made L.C.D Presentation.
During the 25-2-2009 Department Of Botany organized U.G.C sponsored state level seminar on ‘‘ Conservation; Endangered Fauna and Limbless Amphibians of Western Ghat’’. Resource person for the topic was Dr. G.K. Bhat, B.A.S.E, Bangalore, gave valuable information about the fauna of Western Ghat. The seminar was attended by delegates of different Universities. 74 Registered delegates participated in the seminar.
On 7-3-2009 guest lecture was organized for the students of Botany Department. Topic was‘‘ Is Science Information or Knowledge”. Resource person Mr. Satish a noted young Scientist and Science activist of India, in charge of Break through Science Society, Karnataka.
During the academic year 2009-10 students of our Department participated in Science Exhibition organized by Karnataka Rajya Vignana Parishat and Department of Collegiate education Bangalore on 10th and 11th Feb 2010 at I.C.B.M college, Sringere. 5 models constructed by II B.Sc students Kumar. Suresh H.M.(C.Z.BT) and kumar. Hanumantappa G.K.(C.B.Z) got 3rd prize. Model was selected for state level exhibition.
On the 7th and 8th April 2010 our Department students kumar. Suresh H.M.(C.Z.BT)and kumar. Hanumantappa G.K (C.B.Z) who have selected in the University level for the Science model exhibition, participated in the state level exhibition competition held at B.V. Bhoomareddy Degree college , Bidar under the guidance of Prof. A.S. Hittalamani , H.O.D. of Bio-Science. The total number of 48 models were presented by the different colleges of our state. Among the 48 models presented, the model constructed by our Department students got 3rd prize with cash amount of Rs.6000. in this respect, the faculty members of Bio-Science Department convey special regards to our Vice president, management members, principal for their moral support and encouragement.
On 26-2-2010 kumar. Halesh J.H (C.B.Z) and kumar. Suresh H.M.(C.Z.BT) have participated in Science exhibition organized by Karnataka Rajya Vignana Parishat at R.T.E.S college, Ranebennur of Karnataka university got 1st prize, worth of Rs. 1000.Miss.Shruthi Varagiri Secured 1st prize, worth of Rs. 1000 for essay Writing On Bio-diversity. Kumar. Santosh kumar M. IB.Sc C.B.Z. attended Kuvempu University college level lecture competition of Biological Science in Kannada medium at M. Basavaia college, Sirigere on 26-2-2010 and got 3rd prize.
On 31-3-2010 U.G.C sponsored minor research project inauguration was held at Department of Botany by the U.G.C under XI plan. The title of the minor research project is ‘‘ Investigation of Fluoride Content In the Ground Water of some selected Villages of Harihar Taluk, Davanagere district’’. The Dias was shared by principal Investigator Prof. A.S.Hittalamani, Dr. H.N. Ramesh babu, Deputy Registrar, Distance education, Kuvempu University and Dr. Girish Babu , under the president ship of our principal Prof. H.A.Bhixavarthimath.
To provide the practical knowledge, Biological excursion are being undertaken regularly, during which visits to Industries, Sericulture farm house, Botanical gardens, Biotechnology Institute.