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Sl No Name Year of Award Advisor Thesis Topic
1 Ranjit Daniel, R J 1990 Madhav Gadgil A conservation strategy for the Birds of the Uttara Kannada District.
2 Arun Venkataraman 1991 Raghavendra Gadagkar Studies on the Mechanism of Nestmate Discrimination in a Primitively Eusocial Wasp: Implications for the Evolution of Eusociality.
3 Chandrashekar, K 1991 Raghavendra Gadagkar. Social Biology of the tropical Primitively Eusocial Wasp Ropalidia marginata (Lep.) (Hymenoptera:Vaspidae).
4 Murali, K S 1992 Raman Sukumar Vegetative and Reproductive Phenology of a tropical dry Deciduous Forest, Southern India.
5 Silanjan Bhattacharyya 1993 Madhav Gadgil Ecological organization of Indian Rural Populations.
6 Milind G. Watve 1994 Raman Sukumar Ecology of Host-Parasite interactions in a Wild Mammalian host community in Mudumalai, Southern India.
7 Prabhakar, R 1994 Madhav Gadgil Resource use, Culture and Ecological change: A case study of the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India.
8 Sudha Premnath 1995 Raghavendra Gadagkar Dominance relationships in the social organisation of the Primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata (Lep.) (Hymenoptera:Vespidae).
9 Mallikarjun Shakarad 1996 Raghavendra Gadagkar Colony founding and the evolution of eusociality in a primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata.
10 Ramachandra, T V 1997 Subramanian, D.K. and N.V. Joshi Ecologically Sound Integrated Regional Energy Planning.
11 Arathi , H S 1997 Raghavendra Gadagkar Social organisation and Co-operation Genetically mixed colonies of the Primitively eusocial wasp.
12 Shri Niwas Singh 1997 Madhav Gadgil Ecogeographical Surveying for in Situ conservation of wild relatives of cultivated plants in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka State, India.
13 Dhrubajyothi Naug 1998 Raghavendra Gadagkar Organization of work in the Primitively eusocial wasps, Ropalidia marginata.
14 Kartik Shanker 1998 Raman Sukumar Community Ecology of small Mammals in Montane Ecosystems of the Nilgiris, Southern India.
15 Harini Nagendra 1998 Madhav Gadgil Using Satellite Imagery to assess Species Diversity within a Landscape context studies in the Western Ghats of India.
16 Hans Raj Negi 1999 Madhav Gadgil Co-variation in Diversity and Conservation value across Taxa: A case study from Garhwal Himalaya.
17 Santosh, J A 2000 Raman Sukumar Behavioural ecology of Asian elephants in Southern India: the role of offspring sex and demography.
18 Robert John 2001 Raman Sukumar Habitat associations, density- dependence, and tree species diversity in a tropical dry deciduous forest in Mudumalai, Southern India.
19 T R Shankar Raman 2002 Raman Sukumar Community Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Rain forests Birds in the South Western Ghats, India.
20 Anuradha Bhat 2002 Madhav Gadgil A Study of the diversity and ecology of the freshwater fishes of four river systems of Uttara Kannada District.
21 Sumana, A 2002 Raghavendra Gadagkar Dominance behaviour and regulation of reproduction in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata.
22 Sonia Koushik 2003 Vidyanand Nanjundiah To investigate the positional memory in Dictyostelium discoideum
23 Moushumi Sen Sarma 2003 Raghavendra Gadagkar Communication in Honey Bees.
24 Maulishree Agrahari 2003 Raghavendra Gadagkar Mechanism of division of labour in the primitively eusocial wasp, Ropalidia marginata.
25 Vidya, T N C 2005 Raman Sukumar Population Genetic Structure and Phylogeography of the Asian Elepahtn (Elephas maximus) with Special Reference to India.
26 Sujata Kardile Prasad 2005 Raghavendra Gadagkar The social biology of Ropalidia cyathiformis and a comparison with Ropalidia marginata.
27 Ruchira Sen 2007 Raghavendra Gadagkar The biology of two sexes: a study of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata.
28 Cheryl D. Nath 2008 Raman Sukumar Tree Diameter Growth: variations and Demographic Niches in a Tropical Dry Forest of Southern India.
29 Anindita Bhadra 2008 Raghavendra Gadagkar Queens and their successors: The story of power in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata.
30 Vivek Nityananda 2008 Rohini Balakrishnan Sensory Ecology of Acoustic Communication in the Tropical Bushcricket Genus Mecopoda: Mechanisms and Evolution of Synchrony.
31 Swati Diwakar 2008 Rohini Balakrishnan Call diversity, saptio-temporal patterning and masking interference in an assemblage of acoustically communicating ensiferan species of a tropical evergreen forest in southern India.
32 Megha Shenoy* 2008 Renee M. Borges Spatial Variation in Interactions of the semi- myrmecophyte Humboldtia brunonis (Fabaceae) with ants and other invertebrates.
33 Natasha Mahatre* 2008 Rohini Balakrishnan The prediction of field cricket phonotaxis in complex acoustic environments.
34 Alok Ashok Bang 2010 Raghavendra Gadagkar Determinants of Behavioural and Reproductive Dominance in the Primitively Eusocial Wasp Ropalidia marginata.
35 Soumya Prasad 2010 Raman Sukumar Seed dispersal in the Tropical Dry Forests of Mudumalai, Southern India.
36 Ratna Ghosal 2010 Raman Sukumar Studies on Endocrine and Behavioral Assessment of Reproductive Status in Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus).
37 Manjari Jain 2011 Rohini Balakrishnan Habitat acoustics and microhabitat selection in an ensiferan assemblage of a tropical Evergreen Forest.
38 Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi 2011 Raman Sukumar & Ravindranath, N. H. Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Indian Forests.
39 Aniruddha Mitra 2011 Raghavendra Gadagkar Attributes of Royalty in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata: Pheromone, Ovaries and Behaviour.
40 Mahua Ghara 2012 Renee M. Borges Resource partitioning among non-pollinating fig wasps: Ficus racemosa as a case study.
41 Yuvaraj, R.* 2012 Renee M. Borges Ants, figs, fig wasps: the chemical ecology of a multitrophic system.
42 Shantanu Pramod Shukla 2012 Raghavendra Gadagkar Reproductive caste differentiation in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata.
43 Jahnavi Ganesh Joshi 2012 Praveen Karanth Biogeography and systematics of select Scolopendrids (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) of the Western Ghats, India.
44 Rohini Bansal 2012 Praveen Karanth Phylogeny and biogeography of Hemidactylus (Gray, 1845) geckos of the Indian subcontinent.
45 Sathe Santosh Lahu 2012 Vidyanand Nanjundiah Trade-offs and social behaviour in the cellular slime moulds.
46 Ranjana Jaiswara 2013 Rohini Balakrishnan Systematics, phylogeny and acoustic evolution in field crickets (Orthoptera, Grylloidea, Gryllinae)
47 Geetha, R. 2013 Raman Sukumar & G S Bhat The ecology of the invasive plants Lantana camara and chromolaena odorata in a tropical dry deciduous forest.
48 Sandhya Sekar 2013 Praveen Karanth Comparitive phylogeography and population genetics of selected butterflies in Western Ghats.
49 Nandita Mondal 2014 R. Sukumar Fire Ecology of a Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest in southern India
50 Hari Sridhar 2014 Kartik Shanker Causes and consequences of Heterospecific Foraging Associations in Terrestrial Bird Communities.
51 S.P. Vijayakumar 2014 Kartik Shanker Insights into an Evolutionary radiation: Causes and consequences of diversification in the Western Ghats Bush Frogs.
52 Joyshree Chanam 2014 Renee M. Borges Study of the interaction between Humboldtia brunonis and its invertebrate associates.
53 Ishan Agarwal 2014 Praveen Karanth Biogeography and Systematics of bent-toed geckos (Squamata;Gekkonidae)
54 Samira Agnihotri 2015 Rohini Balakrishnan The structure and function of the vocal repertoire of the Greater racket-tailed drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus): Insights into avian vocal mimicry.
55 Karpagam Chelliah 2015 R. Sukumar Sexual Selection on Elephants Tusks
56 Anusha Krishnan* 2015 Renee M. Borges Within-tree reproductive synchrony in Ficus racemosa: causes and consequences
57 Rittik Deb 2015 Rohini Balakrishnan Mate choice, mate sampling and baffling behaviour in the tree cricket Oecanthus henryi
58 Saikat Chakraborty 2015 Raghavendra Gadagkar Molecular ecology of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginta: relatedness, queen succession and population genetics.
59 Sneha Vijayakumar 2015 Kartik Shanker Understanding patterns of bird species distribution in the western ghats.
60 Paromita Saha 2016 Raghavendra Gadagkar Queen succession in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata
61 Monisha Bhattacharyya 2016 Rohini Balakrishnan Investigating pattern recognition and bi-coordinate sound localization in the tree cricket species Oecanthus henryi
62 Diptarup Nandi* 2016 Rohini Balakrishnan Acoustic signals, mate choice and mate sampling strategies in a field cricket.
63 Navendu Page 2016 Kartik Shanker Plant diversity and abundance in wet evergreen forests of Western Ghats.
64 Rutuja Chitra Tarak 2016 R. Sukumar Eco-Hydrology of a Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest: Tree Growth, Belowground Water Dynamics and Drought-Vulnerability

* Integrated Ph.D. Programme