Dr.S.V.Hegadal is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department in Commerce. He has Masters Degree in Commerce and has cleared State Level Eligibility Test ( SLET ) conducted by Dept of Collegiate Education Government of Karnataka and has obtained PhD in Finance from Karnatak University Dharwad. He also has LLB(spl) Degree to his credit. Having completed more than 21 years teaching experience, he has participated and presented papers in National, State Level Seminar, acted as Resource Person, Rappotrtieur and Guest speaker in many seminars and conferences. He was president of Karnatak University and College Comerce Teachers Association (KUCCTA) for two years (2010-2012). He has organised many National and State Level Seminars two workshops in collaboration with other institutions. As a organizing secretary he has successfully coordinated the UGC funded two National Seminars and one State Level Workshop in the college and also two State Level Commerce Fest for students. As a NSS officer in the college (2004 to 2007) he has organised three special camps, many rallies and Jathas on Pulse Polio and Health awareness the rural mass on conducted by IT & BT dept of Government of Karnataka and Five TQM programmes. He has an experience of having worked as a member of Board of Examination for UG University of Mysore and also Co-ordinator for central valuation of Karnatak University. Presently he holds positions as Member of BOS in commerce (UG) Karnatak University, Dharwad. Member Advisory Committee Mahalaxmi Co-operative Bank, Dharwad. Member Advisory Committee Shree Beereshwar, Credit Sonhard Ltd, Dharwad. Member Academic advisory Board AIMSR, Dharwad. Member Advisory Committee Karnatak University College Teachers Association (KUCTA). He also has good connections with the social and cultural organizations. Presently he is working as President of Akhil Bharat Sharana Sahitya Parishat,Dharwad district unit. As a Organising Secretary he played a key role in conducting and organising All India 11th Sharana Sahittya Sammelan at Dharwad, December 2013. He is the Life member of different social cultural organsations like Karnataka Vidyavardhak Sangh. Kannada Sahity Parishat, Sir Siddappa Kamble Pratishtan Basava Kendra, Dharwad.