Pro Vice Chancellor & Registrar

Prof. Rajasab A.H.

Pro Vice Chancellor & Registrar

Khaja Bandanawaz University


Hails from Shimoga District. He obtained his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees from University of Mysore. Main areas of his research include Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management (Cereals and Vegetable crops), Nano-biotechnology, Aerobiology, Wild edible plants and Plant biodiversity conservation, Medicinal plants for which he is well recognized in India and abroad. He has done extensive research on Biosynthesis of Silver Nano-particles from Microbes and one of his papers has received 508 citations. Another field of his expertise is about scientific documentation of wild edible plants of North Karnataka and the papers are published in Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge.

Recognizing his contributions in research, he is conferred with K.C. Mehta and Manoranjan Mitra Award, P.H.  Gregory Young Scientist Award, Paryavaran Mitra Award, Mr. H D Deve Gowda Award,  Higher Education Leadership Award  etc. He is felicitated by various organizations all over India.


Besides, Dr. Rajasab is Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology and Indian Aerobiological Society. He was elected as President of Indian Aerobiological Society, President of Indian Phytopathological Society (South Zone), Member of various professional bodies in India and abroad.

He has published 90 research papers in National and International journals, attended more than 260 conferences held in India and abroad to deliver invited lectures / paper presentation / chairing of sessions etc. He has supervised 20 Ph.D. students, 20 M.Phil. students and hundreds of Masters students for their research degrees / projects.


He served as Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Registrar Evaluation, Chairman of Department of PG studies and Research Botany, Member of Syndicate and Academic Council, Finance Committee, Director Distance Education, Director of Entrepreneurship development cell and Chairman and Member of Various committees in Gulbarga University and many other universities in India.


He had an opportunity to work as Vice Chancellor of Tumkur University for four years (2013 to 2017), and contributed a lot for overall development of the University, earned good name amongst academicians, students and general public at large. The ICT initiatives he implemented in Tumkur University are praiseworthy.


He has travelled extensively abroad and visited  various counties like Switzerland, Eritrea, USA, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, France, Belgium, China, etc. in connection with academics / visiting professor. He is good orator and writer in Kannada, author of five books and 18 popular Science articles in Kannada and worked towards popularization of Science in North Karnataka. More. . .