Elected Fellow – 2007
Agricultural Sciences & Forestry – Plant Breeding & GeneticsDB: 27-09-1943
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Educated at Madras University, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu; B.Sc. (Ag) 1965; M.Sc. (Ag) 1972; Ph.D Plant Breeding and Genetics 1981; Certificate in French (CIF), (MKU) 1975.
Dean, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture & Research Institute, Karaikal, Puduchery,1994-1997; Director, Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute, Aduthurai, Tamil Nadu, 1997-2000; Director of Research, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 2000-2003; Professor and Head Rice Research Station, Ambasamudram, Department of Agricultural Botany, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Rice Research Station Tirur, Tamil Nadu, 1985-1994; Associate Professor (Agri. Botany), TRRI Aduthurai, Tamil Nadu, 1982-1985; Assistant Professor (Agricultural Botany), Madurai & Coimbatore, (TNAU), 1971-1982 ; Secretary Governing Body PAJANCOA & RI, Karaikal, Puduchery, 1994-1997; Secretary, Research Council Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 2000-2003; Member, Agriculture Expert Committee, Tamil Nadu, 2008.
Plant Breeding and genetics, Rice breeding
Awards and fellowships
TNAU best Scientist Award, Plant Breeding, 1988-1989; Farmers Award for ‘Best Rice Work’ 1999; MASU Award for Best Tamil book “Nel”, 2000; 25 Years Unblemished Service Award, 2000; TNAU Bharathiar Endowment Award for Best Tamil book “Nel”, 2001; MASU Best Research Award for Plant Breeding (Veera Rahavalu-Shield, 2001); TRRI Best Platinum Jubilee Award for best research in Rice Improvement work, 2004; TRRI Best Platinum Jubilee Award for best rice work for more number of rice varieties developed,2004.
Address - Residence
Plot No. 9 VOC Street, (Krishnapuram 7th Cross Street), Chokkanathapuram, Madurai - 625 014, Tamil Nadu.