Profile of Dr. Prakash, Muthurjunasamy

Prakash, Muthurjunasamy

Elected Fellow 2015

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry [Agriculture]

DB: 16-06-1966


Birth place

Born in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India.


Tamil Nadu Agricultural University-B. Sc (Ag) (1984-1988); M. Sc (Ag) (1988-1990); Annamalai University Ph.D.(1994-1997).

Positions held 

Assistant Advisory Officer, UPASI, Vandiperiyar (19911991); Senior Research Fellow, Horticultural College & Research Institute, (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University), Periyakulam (1991-1992);  Lecturer (19922001); Reader (20012006);  Professor and Head (2006-2012); Professor (from 2006 to till date)

Research Area

Crop Physiology Hormonal Physiology, Stress Physiology, Heterosis Breeding, Mutation Breeding, Abiotic stress tolerance, Seed hardening and pelleting.

Awards and fellowships


Outstanding Researcher Award (2015) from Venus International Foundation, Chennai; Best Researcher Award, (2009-2010); from Annamalai University; Crop Research Award 2004 by Agricultural Research   Information Centre, Haryana.


Indian Society of Plant Physiology, New Delhi. 2015.(FISPP); Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science, Bangalore. 2015. (FABSC).



Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar - 608 002, Tamil Nadu


C 2, Kothangudi Flats, Annamalai nagar-608002, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu.

[Ph : 04144 239794, 9443405026; geeth_prakash@]