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
Coimbatore 641 003,
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