Dr.N. Ragupathi

          Dr.N. Ragupathi formerly Professor and Head, Department of Plant Pathology, TNAU, Coimbatore  assumed charge as Director, Students Welfare in-charge on 01.07.2013. He has put in more than 32 years of service in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. He has worked in different Research Stations viz., Agricultural Experiment Institute, Kudumianmalai, National Pulses Research Institute, Vamban, Live Stock Research Station, Kattupakkam, Regional Research Station, Aruppukkottai, Department of Plant Pathology, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute, Aduthurai, Directorate of Research, TNAU, Coimbatore and Horticultural College and Research Institute, TNAU, Coimbatore.

            He was in teaching line for Undergraduate and Post graduate courses for more than 7 years. He  guided 6 Post graduate and one Ph.D student. One of his students was awarded with Dr. M. Ramakrishnan best student in M.Sc (Agri.) and another student got Dr. Narasimhan award for best oral paper presentation award. He is also associated with release of four rice varieties  and also four hybrids in vegetable crop. He  also developed many technologies for the management of diseases which are included in the crop production guide.When he was working in the  Directorate of Research, he  monitored part II plan schemes, AICRP schemes and other fully sponsored schemes in DST, DBT and Private agency schemes. He  also completed 2 schemes one in ICAR and another in NATP. As a technical officer he was also incharge of one SUBACS scheme on sugarcane drip irrigation in paired row and pit method at a cost of Rs. 88.82 lakhs.

            He co authored 6 international articles, 14 National articles, 31 popular articles,and co authored 4 books and 9 technical bulletins.He had also presented 72 papers in seminar/symposia   He obtained two poster awards and one co-author in one best research paper award. He received five recognition certificate for release of varieties by obtaining schemes. He is also responsible for  obtaining of Lt. Amit Singh award for best AICRP centre in Vegetable Crop in national level during the year 2010. He was also associated with strengthening onion germplasm  by collecting 44 germplasm lines from different places of Tamil Nadu with descriptors.

            He was also in-charge of the Post Entry Quarantine of plant materials being imported from other countries as Head of the   Department of Plant Pathology. 

Dr.N. Ragupathi, Ph.D.,

Director (Students Welfare) i/c

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,

Coimbatore 641 003,

Tamil Nadu.


Telefax :  0422 6611442 

Mobile: 94890 56715

E- mail id: directorsw@tnau.ac.in

Website: www.tnau.ac.in

 Dr.  Shibi Sebastian

        Dr.  Shibi Sebastian, PhD, Assistant Professor (Agricultural Extension) at the Directorate of Students Welfare has four years of experience in teaching.  She has handled seven courses for the students at Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam and conducted 12 trainings for the farmers. She has published 8 international papers and 4 book chapters.  She has received 5 awards. Presently she is associated with the placement activities at the directorate.

Dr.  Shibi Sebastian

Assistant Professor (Agricultural Extension)

Directorate of Students Welfare

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University


Tamil Nadu.

Mobile: 98940 11333

E mail: shibijoseprakash@gmail.com



Mr. M.Suresh

           Mr. M.Suresh, Assistant Professor (English) in the Directorate of Students Welfare, has 19 years of teaching experience in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. He has served in Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam. Apart from offering regular courses, he teaches and co-ordinates TOEFL, GRE, IELTS, BEC and Bank Probationary Officers Coaching classes. He has authored popular as well as technical articles and presented papers in national and international conferences in English Language Teaching.  As far as his co-curricular activities are concerned, he has served as NSS Programme Officer for 03 years and organized 03 annual camps in the adopted villages. During this period he has organized Blood Donation Camp, Environment Awareness Camp, General Health Camp, Eye Camp, Dental Health Camp and Veterinary Camps in the campus as well as in the adopted villages. He has also served as a Staff Associate in the Debating Society at AC& RI, Killilulam. His recent publication in 2013 is a text book on English for Effective Communication.

Mr. M. Suresh,

Assistant Professor in English,

Directorate of Students Welfare,

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,

Coimbatore 641 003,

Tamil Nadu.


Mobile: 99441 01168

E-mail id: florosuresh@yahoo.co.uk