( Dr. BSS was bestowed with respectfull 'Praacharya Ratna' award by Hon'ble Dr.Veerappa Moily on behalf of Devadiga Sangha Mumbai at its 90th Anniversary held at Mumbai on 19th April 2015 )
Prof. B. S. Sherigara obtained M.Sc in Physical Chemistry from University of Mysore, Doctoral degree from Mangalore University, and did Post-doctoral research at Wichita State University, USA in 2002. He joined Kuvempu University in1994 as Professor of Industrial Chemistry. While at Kuvempu University Dr.Sherigara served as, Registrar in-charge, Director College Development Council, Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, member of Academic Bodies like, Academic Council, Senate and Syndicate.
He served as Vice-chancellor of Kuvempu University during 2006 to 2010. At present he is the nominated member of Karnataka Knowledge Commission.
His research interests are Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics and Electro-analytical Techniques. He has published more than 200 research papers in the refereed journals and guided 30 Ph.Ds. He has visited Germany, USA, Belgium and China on academic assignments.
Dr.Sherigara is a receipient of several awards like, Kuvempu University Sadhana Puraskar for Teaching and Research, Appreciation Award of Indian Association of Analytical Scientists and Indian Council of Chemists Amity University Academic Excellence Award in the field of Education, Dehali Kannadiga Eminent Educationalist award, Alva’s Education Foundation Teachrs Day Award, New Year Day Award of Manipal University and Academy of General Education, Eminent Educationist Award of Devadiga Sangha Mumbai and Dubai.
Dr. B. S. Sherigara and his wife Ms.Jayashree Udupi are blessed with two daughters. The younger one Dr.Charitha.U is a M.S.(OBG) serving as Assistant Professor at KLE University, Belgaum, married to Dr.Pradeep Kumar, M.S;(M.ch) Neuro. The elder daughter Ms. Mahima.U is a B.E., M.S.(Electronics) married to Mr. N. Kiran Kumar, a Project leader in a multinational company.
During the Twentieth Annual Convocation with Chief Guest Smt.D.Purandeswari, Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Govt of India, held at
Kuvempu University in March 2010
Platinum Jubilee award for Excellence in the field of Education from Devadiga Sangha, Bangalore 2007 from Dr.Veerappa Moiliji
Honour from Sri Rambapuri Mahaswamiji during DASARA DARBAR in 2006-07 in presence of Deputy Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa
Honour from Dr.Veerendra Hegde, Dharmadhikari, Dharmasthala in 2008 in presence of Dr.Veerappa Moiliji
NCC Group Commander, Mangalore Cd.G.R.R. Reddy conferring the Honorary Colonel rank commandant to Vice-Chancellor B.S. Sherigara in Shimoga on Aug 14, 2008
Amity Academic Excellence Award in the field of Education from Amity University during Twelfth Annual International Business Summit- INBUSH in 2010 at Amity Campus, NOIDA (U.P.)
Dr.G.S.Shivarudrappa, Kannada National Poet and well known literarion honoured by Kuvempu University with D.Litt Award in its 17th convocation held at Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta on Monday 29th, January 2007 in presence of Hon’ble Governer Sri T.N.Chaturvedi, Hon’ble Higher Education Minister Sri.D.H.Shankaramurthy and Lokayuktha Justice Mr.Santhosh Hegde.
Felicitation to Prof. C.N.R.Rao, National Research Professor and Linus Pauling Research Professor at the Inaugural function of Prof. C. N. R. Rao Nanoscience Research Centre at Kuvempu University during June 2009
Interaction with Magsaysay Award-winner Kiran Bedi at the 18 th Annual Convocation of Kuvempu University during Feb 2008.
Signing Memorandum of Understanding between Ghent University and Kuvempu University in presence of Paul Van Cauwenberge at Gent, Belgium during August 2006.
Ruth Manorama inaugurating a National Seminar on Women’s Issues at Kuvempu University in April 2009
Grama Sahydri function in Kuvempu University during 2007 in presence of Dr.Veerendra Hegde, Dharmadhikari, Dharmasthala