Dr. Vinayaka K.S is Assistant Professor and head of Department of Botany, SVS College, Bantwal, Karnataka, a renowned distinguished academician. Dr. Vinayaka K. S obtained his Ph.D degree in Botany from the Kuvempu University. Specializing in Ecology and Cryptogammic Botany. He has been teaching and conducting research in Botany for the past one decade. He has worked as head of Botany at SVS College and He had served as Principal of Kumadvathi First Grade College, Shikaripura. His research interest includes Biodiversity, Lichenology, Phytochemistry, Bioprospecting, Green energy and Phytomedicine. He has published over 120 research paper in National and International journals and has authored some books on Biological science. Dr. Vinayaka K.S has travelled abroad widely and has presented papers in many international conference and workshops. He has contributed several invited articles to many books and has done extensive research on lichens on which he has published about half dozen papers. Dr. Vinayaka K S has received many research awards and grants. He has completed several projects funded by DST, KSTA, VGST, Rufford, IDEA wild, NSF, MBZ, KFD etc. He also severed as scientific adviser for several NGOs and Committees.
Research of interest of Asst. Prof. Dr. Vinayaka K. S Specializing in Taxonomy, Bioprospecting, Ecology, Cryptogammic Botany and Physiology.