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CURRICULAM VITAE
RAJAKUMAR MUTHURAMALINGAM
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY
HORTICULTURAL COLLEGE and
RESEARCH INSTITUTE,
TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITY-TRICHY
TAMIL NADU +919159550107
e-mail : rksk0002@gmail.com
EDUCATION
Ph.D. 2007 Plant Pathology TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
M.Sc. 1991 Plant Pathology ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
PGDPP 1987 Plant Protection Central Plant Protection Training institute
B.Sc. 1985 Agriculture ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017 – Present – Plant Pathologist-Horticultural College and Research
Institute – TRICHY.
2014 – 2017 – Plant Pathologist ORS TNAU INDIA.
2007 – 2014 Plant Pathologist SRS TNAU INDIA.
2002 – 2007 Associate Plant Pathologist RRS TNA U INDIA.
1996 – 2002 Assistant Plant Pathologist SRS TNAU INDIA.
1995 – 1996 Assistant Plant Pathologist ARS TNAU INDIA.
CERTIFICATE COURSE:
Completed Certificate course on ORGANIC FARMING
Completed Certificate course on DRYLAND FARMING TECHNOLOGIES AND
WEATHER FORECASTING.
WORK EXPERIENCE (1996 -2017)
FARM ACTIVITIES
Production in charge for green house and farm in vegetable block.
Production in charge for commercial production of mushroom and bio control agents.
Worked as Farm professor in charge for the 150 acres of ground nut, sesame,
pulses and 70 acres of orchard.
Served as Assistant Farm manager for the 255 acres of sugarcane farm. (1996-1999).
Worked as Farm Manager for the black cotton soil farm and chilies block (1995-96).
Works include preparation of land, planting, irrigation, fertigation, plant
protection activities, harvesting schedule and storage.
Labour management including muster roll, allocation of labourers, fixing
target, preparation of pay roll and farm implements maintenance.
Writing and submitting weekly and monthly sales report, collection and outstanding report as well
as weather parameters.
RESEARCH AREAS AND DUTIES:
In charge of Plant Pathology laboratory- Pathogen cultures collection, identification,
purifications, multiplication, maintenance/ preservation, lab equipment maintenance etc.
Screening of breeding materials, hybrids against target disease as per the set
protocol in controlled and field conditions.
Associated with the breeding and genetics team for identifying disease resistant sources
/ selections from segregating populations, marker development and validation in different
disease resistant projects for the development of disease resistant hybrids.
Co-ordinated with related departments for services like disease diagnostics,
recommending plant protection measures & its training.
Co-ordinator for multi- location disease screening trials/OFT trials in the state with
breeding, product evaluation and product biology teams.
Conducted the pathological experiments for screening of resistant sugarcane
varieties (Red rot disease screening, Smut screening).
Conducted AICRP Pathology field experiments in sugarcane, sesame, peanut and banana.
Conducted the greenhouse experiments and field experiments in capsicum and cotton.
Conducted the university experiments on the mechanism of action of VAMF as a
biological control agent for soil borne diseases of tomato and capsicum.
Conducted foliar fungicides and seed treatment trials for cotton and vegetables.
Conducted a research project on banana Erwinia rot and conducting campaign for the
management of Erwinia rot in GRAND NAINE banana variety.
TEACHING DUTIES:
Assisted Ph.D. students for their field experiments and laboratory experiments and acted
as Co-Chairman for their research studies.
Served as course teacher for UG and Diploma plant pathology course.
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:
Conducting farmer’s meeting in the progressive farmer’s field about the promotion of
the new variety.
Served as training officer in charge for the crop protection unit to train the sugar factory
technical staffs viz., Assistant Cane Officer and Cane Officers both in Government
owned and private sectors sugar mills.
Conducted farmers training program in vegetable protection and production.
Participated in extension activities by introducing growers and field staffs to
diagnostic procedures.
Conducted IDM and organic farming training program to vegetable farmers.
SYNERGISTIC SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Mush room lab and Mushroom training in-charge
Production in charge for commercial production of bio control agents.
Organic farming and vermiculture training. .
Involved in writing grant proposals and preparing promotional material for extension purposes.
Periodical disease survey and forecasting through radio program.
HARD SKILLS:
Computer knowledge
I am competent with computer software such as Word, Excel, and Power point.
Statistical knowledge
AGRES, ANOVA’S statistical analysis for biological data.
SOFT SKILLS:
I am fully bilingual in Tamil and English; some knowledge of written /spoken Hindi.
I Organize and lead regular staff meetings and coordinate department activity ensuring
that goals are properly communicated and attained.
I am able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekend and holidays as required
I am good at handling complaints and communicating with upset, irate or irrational
people, customers and fellow workers.
Memberships:
Life member in Indian Society of Plant Pathologists (No246)
Life member in Australasian Plant Pathology Society Inc. ((No 2013140003)
Annual member in Indian Phytopathological Society (No 30968)
Life member in South Indian Horticultural Society (No 582)
Life member in Society for Sugarcane Research and Development (No112)
Life member The South Indian Sugarcane &Sugar Technologists Association
(No 6458) Annual member in Association of Vertical Framing
Life member in Indian society of Mycology and Plant Pathology
ADDRESS FOR COMMUNICATION:
No.3, THIRD CROSS ST,
SRI GANAPATHU NAGAR,
THANTHAI PERIYAR NAGAR 3
rd
EXTENSION,
PUDUCHERRY-605005. INDIA.
E-mail: rksk0002@gmail.com
patholraj@gmail.com
Skype: kanaga.sharan
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Education

1982-1986 B.SC (Agriculture) at ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY

specialization in agriculture

1989-1991 M.Sc(Agriculture) at ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY

specialization in plant pathology

1987-1988 POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PLANT PROTECTION at CENTRAL PLANT PROTECTION TRAINING INSTITUTE

SPECIALIZATION IN PLANT PROTECTION

2003-2007 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY at TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

SPECIALIZATION IN MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY

Experience

2007-2018 PROFESSOR/PLANT PATHOLOGIST at THE REGISTRAR,TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, COIMBATORE,INDIA