Elected Fellow – 2009
Agricultural Sciences & Forestry :
Plant Breeding and GeneticsDB: 13-05-1965
Mangammalpatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (B.Sc. (Ag.), 1988; M.Sc. (Ag)., 1990; Ph.D., 1995).
Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding), Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (DMAPR), Boriavi, Anand, Gujarat (2007 onwards); Vice-President, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India DMAPR, Anand, Gujarat (2008 onwards); Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding), Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (2002-2007); Visiting Scholar, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (1999); Scientist (Plant Breeding), National Research Centre for Groundnut (NRCG), Junagadh, Gujarat (1995-2002); Research Associate, Oilseeds Research Station (TNAU), Tindivanam, Tamil Nadu (1992-1995).
Plant Breeding and Genetics–breeding: medicinal plants, potato, and groundnut.
Awards and fellowships
Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences, India (2009); Gold medal for the best research paper award, IPA, CPRI, Shimla (2008); Member of National Academy of Sciences, India (2006); SERC Fast Track Proposals award for Young Scientist, GOI, DST (2002); Visiting Scholar, International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad (1999); ICAR Junior Research Fellowship (1988).
Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding), Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Boriavi, Anand, Gujarat 387 310. India.
No. 1, Type-V, DMAPR Quarters, Near Dev Grand Mall, Lambvel Road, Anand, 388 001, Gujarat.