Director

Dr. N. KEMPU CHETTY VIA Dean.jpg
Director (ES&R)
Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture
Manakkadavu,  Pollachi-642103
 
Name and Designation
Dr. N. Kempu Chetty, Director
Office Address
Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture
Manakkadavu, Pollachi-642103
Tamil Nadu State- India
Ph.        : 91-4253- 290147
Email :   director@via.ac.in
             principal_via@drmcet.ac.in
Residential Address
Present Address
 
VIA Quarters,
Manakkadavu,
Pollachi-6421013
Tamil Nadu-India   Ph. 04253 290 140
Permanent Address
No. 30/204, Ambalavana Swamy Koil Street, Gugai, Salem -636 006.
Tamil Nadu-India
Ph: 0427 2220721
1. Work experience
Principal
Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture
Pollachi-642003
 
02.01.2008 to till date
Professor and Head,
Krishi Vigyan kendra,
Sandhiyur- Salem district-636203
one year
 11.03.2006 to 31-3-2007
 
Dean
Agricultural College & Research Institute Madurai-625104
Three years
10.3.2003 to 10-3-2006
Professor and Head
Tapioca and Caster Research Centre, Yethapur
Seven years and Four months                                                                13.08.1998 to 09.03.2003        
Associate Professor (Agronomy)   TNAU, Coimbatore and TRRI, Aduthurai
Six years and nine months                                 15.11.1985 to 23.08.1992
Assistant Professor (Agronomy) Vridhachalam
Seven years and eleven months                         01.12.1977 to 14.11.85
Research Assistant
 Meteorology and Pulses at AC&RI, Coimbatore
Seven years and eleven months                                  03.01.1970 to 30.11.1977
  1. Academic Qualification
Degree
University
Year
Post Doctoral Research
International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
1993-1994
Ph.D. (Agronomy)
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
1990
M.Sc. (Ag.)
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
1978
B.Sc. (Ag.)
Annamalai University
1969
  1. Award credentials
Prize / Award
Awarded by
Year
Best research centre of AICRP weed control
USAID
1998
Best College Award of TNAU
TNAU
2003
 
4. Publications
International Articles             - 8               National Articles   - 25
Abstract                              - 77             Books published - 13
Booklets published              - 17
 
5. Field of Specialization
Agricultural Meteorology,                        Integrated Weed Management,
Integrated Nutrient Management,             Organic Farming,
Yield sustainability in dry land farming,     Wasteland development
Natural resource management,                GAP based crop production technologies.
 
6. Students guided
                 Ph.D.,        - 5
                 M. Sc (Ag.) -12
 
7. Dissemination of Technologies
  • Alternate cropping and water management in tank commands.
  • Irrigation Technology Park and water saving technologies.
  • Organizing training for Agrl. Officers, farmers, etc.
  • Use of spent wash for calcareous soils
  • Vermicomposting technology
  • Role of organics in pest management
  • Current status of woolly aphids in sugarcane
  • Status and management of coconut eriophyid mite
  • Mushroom cultivation and biocontrol in plant diseases
8. Countries Visited
Country
Duration
Purpose
IRRI, Philippines
3 months, 20 days (24th Oct 1993-
15th Feb,1994)
Post Doctoral Research Fellowship
IRRI, Philippines
20 days (18th April-6th May 1994)
SARP Application Workshop
AB/ DLO 
Wageningen
The Netherlands
3 months (June1stweek Sept1st week, 1995)
To work on crop weed competition modeling
IRRI, Philippines
3 days (4-6 Dec.1995)
ARP Symposium on application of systems simulation in rice research