Thanthai Roever Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (TRIARD)

(Affiliated to Tamilnadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore)
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Thanthai Roever Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Perambalur 621115

Land line(O): 04328 – 325096
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Dean’s Profile:

Professor Dr.K.Sivasubramaniam is a veteran in seed production and advancement of seed science. He harbours 27 years of active seed research and teaching experience. Upon completing his B.Sc. Agriculture in 1984 from the prestigious Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore he immediately endeavoured to complete post graduation in his passionate subject, Seed Science and Technology, from the Department of Seed Technology in 1986. Serving as the first Assistant Manager of Sakthi Soyas, Pollachi, he helped in introduction of soybean crop in Coimbatore district. Later, he joined as Assistant Professor at National Pulses Research Center, Vamban, Pudukottai during 1989. Cruising through academic and research career, he has served in several research stations and campuses imparting the knowledge of seed science. While serving as the first Professor and Head of Seed Science at Agricultural Research Station, Vaigai Dam, he was instrumental in catapulting breeder seed production to new heights.

He was also the first to start the department of Seed Science and Technology at Agricultural College, Madurai after a gap of 35years and established two state of the art laboratories which are being used by students and staff alike. The department was upgraded to offer PG courses under his tutelage. Visiting University of Guelph, Canada in 1997, he was able to formulate the first distance learning courses in Seed Science. He has published 8 books in seed science that have been well received nationally. With 130 research publications, 8 M.Sc. and 4 Ph.D. students under his fold, his journey still continues. Serving as the Dean, College of Agricultural Technology, Theni he implemented novel learning methodologies, initiated several learning modes that helped the students to garner several ICAR fellowships. Currently he is serving in the Department of Seed Science and Technology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai.



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