Prof. S. M. Hurakadli began his service as a Lecturer of Geography at Kittel College, Dharwad, before joining Department of Geography Post Graduate Center, Karnatak University, Belagavi in 1996. He has published forty five articles in various reputed research journals. He is a life member of six professional academic bodies in the country. He has successfully completed workshops related to GIS and Remote Sensing, sponsored by NRDMS and ISRO.
Prof. S. M. Hurakadli has a vast administrative experience. He has served in different positions like Local Head, Chairman, Department of Geography, Chairman and Member of BOS and BOE in the University and other universities. Member of Syndicate and Academic Council of the University and Autonomous colleges of KLE Belagavi and BLDE Vijayapur. Director, College Development Council (CDC), Director, PG Programs and Nodal Officer, Indian Red Cross Society. He was also the Acting Vice Chancellor of Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, for few months. He is a member co-ordinator, NAAC peer team Bangalore. Presently he is the Registrar (Evaluation), Rani Channamma University, Belagavi.