Profile of Dr. K. Kumar

Kumar, K.

Elected Fellow 2008

Basic Sciences: Agricultural Microbiology

DB: 01-04-1957

Birth place

Chidambaram, Cuddalore Dist., Tamil Nadu, India

Education

Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, (B.Sc. (Ag.) 1978); (M.Sc. (Ag.), 1980); Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (Ph.D. 1995).

Positions held 

Professor and Head, Dept. of Agrl. Microbiology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (2009 to date); Professor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, (2001-2009); Associate Professor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, TN (1998-2001); Assistant Professor,  Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, (1984-1998); Agricultural Officer, Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Tamil Nadu (1981-1984).

Research Area

Agrl. Microbiology: Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Biofertilizers technology, Microbial biodiversity; Metagenomics for bioremediation; Food fermentations and Probiotic foods

Awards and fellowships

Prof. G. Rangaswami Medal for Best Ph. D., Scholar in Agrl. Microbiology (1995); British Council Academic Exchange Fellowship, London (1996 & 1997); Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, DST-BMBF Academic Exchange Fellowship, Germany (2007-09).

Address

Professor and Head, Dept. of Agrl. Microbiology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, Tamil Nadu.

Residence

Kumaragam, 23/1, Periyar Ramasamy Street Extn., P.N.Pudur, Coimbatore-641 041, Tamil Nadu, India.
[O: 91-422-6611294; R: 91-422-2456858; M: 91-9443572956; F: 91-422-6611462;  azollakumar@rediffmail.com]