Date of Joining the Institution : 09.04.2014
Qualifications : UG : B.Sc ( Agriculture) PG : M.Sc (Ag) in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Specialization : Heterosis breeding
Total Experience in Years : 41 years
Teaching : 25 years
Research : 41 years
Area of Research : Crop improvement in rice, pulses and oil seeds
Papers published : International : 90 National : 120
Projects guided : Ph.D:10 PG : 9 UG : 2
Books chapters published : 7
Professional membership : Life member, National Academy of Biological Sciences, Life member, Indian Society of Plant Breeders. Served as member of Academic council in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Kerala Agricultural University, member of Board of Studies in Agrl. College, Annamalai University, President , Indian Society of Plant Breeders and Chief Editor in Electronic journal of Plant Breeding TNAU, Coimbatore.
Awards : Science academy conference prize; P. Chandra Reddy Prize: ICAR first prize for the best performance in B.Sc (Ag); FAO fellowship for hybrid rice training in China during 2000
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