Profile of Dr. S. Edison

Edison, Sivasubramanian

Elected Fellow 2008

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry: Plant Pathology

DB: 12-11-1946

Birth place

Srivilliputtur 626125 , Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu, India


University of Madras (B .Sc. (Ag.), 1966; M. Sc.  (Ag.), 1968); Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (Ph.D., 1973).

Positions held 

Director, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Trivandrum (1997-2008); Agro Eco System Director (NATP), Trivandrum (2001-2005); Project Coordinator-Spices, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut (1986-1997); Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for the NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh (1980-1985); FAO/UNDP Spices Research Expert, Bangladesh (1993-1995); Senior Plant Pathologist, CTCRI (1977-1980); Junior Plant Pathologist, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore (1973-1977); Scientific Pool Officer (CSIR ), SBI, Coimbatore (1973-1974), PG Instructor, TNAU (1973).

Vice President of the International Society for Tropical Root & Tuber Crops, President of the Indian Society for Spices, President of the Indian Society of Root Crops,  Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Potato Centre, Lima, Peru [CGIAR]

Research Area

Plant Pathology- [sugarcane, tuber crops, rice, cotton]

Awards and fellowships

Jawaharlal Nehru Award (1974); TSS Rajan Prize,  ICAR outstanding UG student award, MC Nambiar Prize, KS Venkatarama Iyer Prize, Sampson Gold Medal, Clougston Gold Medal, FAO Gold Medal, Sambamoorthy Prize, Kees Gold Medal.
Fellow: Fellow of the Indian Society for Spices, Indian Society for Coastal Agricultural Research, Biotechnological Research Society of India


Former Director, CTCRI, T.C.No. 2/3512, Palm Drive-15, Pattom P.O, Thiruvananthapuram 695 004.
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