Top Curriculum Vitae of Dr.T.T. RANGANATHAN

1. Present position

 

2. Educational Qualifications

 

3. Special Trainings undergone

 

4. Teaching and Research Experience

 

5. New Courses /Programme Evolved/Organized

 

6. Laboratories/Department established

 

7. Involvement in Institute Development

 

8. Research Guidance

 

9. Research / Action Research Projects under taken

 

10. List of Publications

 

11. Short term Courses/Symposium/Conferences attended

 

12. Short term Courses/Seminar/ Conferences organized

 

13. Membership in Scientific Bodies/ Association

 

14. Reviewer of Journal

 

15. Recognition

 

16. Committee Member

 

17. Foreign Countries Visited

 

18. Administrative Experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Present position: Professor of Agriculture

2. Educational Qualifications:

Examination Passed

Name of the Degree and Discipline

Board/University

Subject

Year

Class/Grade with mark equivalent

Ph.D

Doctor of Philosophy            Ph.D (Agriculture)

Gandhigram Rural Institute- DU, Gandhigram

Agricultural Extension

1995

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Master Degree

M.Sc.(Agri.), in Agricultural Extension

AC&RI, TNAU, Madurai

Agricultural Extension

1981

3.78/4.00         First class

Bachelor’s Degree

B.Sc.(Agri.)

AC&RI, TNAU, Madurai

Agriculture

1979

3.26/4.00          First class

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3. Special Trainings undergone

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Title

Date

Sponsored

Conducted

1

Banner course on Participatory Planning & Management of Watershed Project

7-16 Aug, 2006

Ministry of Rural Development, GOI

National Institute of Rural Development, (NIRD) Hyderabad

2.

Orientation training for the preparation of Capacity Building Phase (CBP) Plan under WDF of NABARD

09-10 Jan. 2006

NABARD, Chennai

CIRHEP, Nilakottai

3

Winter short course on Advances in Training Technology

2 -12 Sep. 1997

ICAR, New Delhi at New Delhi

Division of Agricultural Extension, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) New Delhi

4

South Asia Regional Training on Trainers on Sustainable Agriculture

22 Feb- 6 Mar. 1996

ANGOC, Philippines at Bangalore

South Asia Rural Reconstruction Association (SARRA), Bangalore

5

Summer Institute on Participatory Rural Appraisal for Agricultural Research

7–26 June 1995

ICAR, New Delhi at Coimbatore

Directorate of CARDS, TNAU, Coimbatore

6

Trainers’ Trainee in Participatory Rural Appraisal

22-26 Nov. 1993

The Ford Foundation, New Delhi at GRI

GRI in collaboration with Myrada, Bangalore.

7

National workshop on Scientific, Organic, Peoples Centered Agricultural Technologies for Agriculture, Horticulture , Afforestation on Waste lands and Watersheds

5-18, Feb., 1993

IST, Ahemedabad

Institute for Studies & Transfermation, Ahemedabad

8

Training Programme on "Downy Mildew of sunflower"

26 Feb. 1988

ICAR, New Delhi at Hyderabad

Project Directorate, Directorate of Oil Seeds Research, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad.

9

"Orientation course on National Service Scheme"

2 – 14 Nov. 1987

Ministry of HRD at Coimbatore

Sri.Avinashilingam Educational Trust Institution, TOT Centre, NSS Coimbatore.

10

Training Programme on Sunflower Downey Mildew

26 Feb, 1986

Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad

ICAR, NewDelhi

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4. Teaching and Research Experience

a) Teaching : 27years

b) Research : 24 years

5. New Courses /Programme Evolved/Organized

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6. Laboratories/Department established

  1. Established a Computer labaoratory with internet facility in the Faculty by utilizing the project fund obtained through various Agencies.

  2. Assisted with Dean and Farm superintendent of our faculty in developing a field laboratory at C farm and Orchard.

  3. Established a permanent asset to GRI by creating an Arboretum (about 1,200 tree of 60 species) and an Agroforestry (Tamarind and Neem) with 440 Tamarind trees to yield fruits and add revenue to GRI through PRA (ADP) Project.

  4. Established a Goat farm in the Dairy unit, which serve as breed stock for Tellicherry goat and serving to farming community and adding revenue to Dairy by sale of the animals.

  5. Established in Model Drip Irrigation system in C farm on free of cost in 2 ha with the help of Department of Agricultural Engineering, Government of Tamilnadu.

7. Involvement in Institute Development

a. Remittance of Institutional charges Undertaken Projects from various Donar agencies and Government and organized series of Training programmes by getting fund from DRDA, DPAP/IWDP in different districts since 2000 to till date and remitted about 18 lakhs as Institutional charges which will be useful for carrying out development works in the Institute.

b) Creation of Assets to the Faculty Created an assets worth about 12 lakhs for the Project computer laboratory such as computer system, Printers, Digital camera, Handy cam, Lab-tap, furniture’s etc., which will be utilized by our staff and Research scholars.

c). Construction of Rain Water Harvesting structures in GRI campus- Team Leader

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8. Research Guidance

i) Ph.D Awarded - 5

ii) Ph.D guidance underway - 6

iii) P.G.Diploma in Seed Tech. - 6

iv) M.Phil. Guided - 4

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9. Research / Action Research Projects under taken

1. Participatory Rural Appraisal, Planning and Action for Agricultural Development Project (PRA – ADP)

Designation : Coordinator

Funding Agency : The Ford Foundation, New Delhi

Project Expenditure : Rupees 50.21 lakhs

Duration of the Project : June 1994 – December 2002

Project implementation area : Dindigul district

Area covered : 65 villages

Total staff members : Seven

Activities:

2. Wastelands Development Project

Designation : Coordinator

Funding Agency : National Wastelands Development Board (NWDB), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi

Project Expenditure : Rupees 14.42 lakhs

Duration of the Project : April 1993–March 1996

Project implementation area : Dindigul district

Area covered : 825 acres (14 villages)

Total staff member : One

Activities:

3. Wastelands Development Project

Designation : Principal Functionary

Funding Agency : National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

Project Expenditure : Rupees 25,000

Duration of the Project : April 1993–March 1995

Project implementation area : Dindigul district

Area covered : 125 acres (4 villages)

Total staff members : Nil

Activities:

  1. Review of the Planning under Potential Linked Credit Plan (PLP) and State Focus Paper (SPP) of NABARD for 3 district viz., Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram and U.T. of Pondicherry.
  2. Designation : Project Investigator

    Funding Agency : National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

    (NABARD),

    Project Expenditure : Rs. 30,000/=

    Duration of the Project : 6 months (2006)

    Project implementation area : Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram and U.T. of Pondicherry.

     

  3. Demonstration of Sustainable Cropping Methods in Tsunami affected areas of Tamil Nadu, India

Designation : Director

Funding Agency : Help Age India, Cuddalore

Project expenditure : Rs.24.53 Lakh

Duration of the project : September 2006 to February 2007

Participants : Tsunami affected Elder group

Total No. of staff : Six

6. Participatory Planning and Action through Self-Help Association of Coconut farmers in Dindigul District

Designation : Team Member

Funding Agency : Funded by Union Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, under RSVY scheme

Organized by : Department of Cooperation, GRU, Gandhigram.

Duration : April 2004 – 2006

Activities:

7. Demonstration and Adoption of technologies on Coconut – Participatory Planning and Action through Self-Help Association of Coconut farmers in Dindigul District

Designation : Team Member

Funding Agency : Coconut Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture,

Government of India, Kochi

Organized by : Department of Cooperation, GRU, Gandhigram

Duration : April 2003 – 2006

Activities:

8. Monitoring and Documentation of Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana scheme of Dindigul ] District funded by Union Planning Commission, New Delhi. – Team Member

Evaluating the works undertaken by the Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering and Forest under RSVY Programme and submitting the reports to the Coordinator periodically

9. Project on Identification of Rural Employment under the Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (Govt. of India) is having implemented by the DRDA, District Collectorate, Dindigul funded by the Govt. of India.

Designation : Team Member

10. Project Consultancy – Monitoring and Evaluation for watershed projects of DPAP / IWDP in different district of Tamil Nadu – Trichy, Perambalur, Erode, Periyakulam, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Base line survey For Thoothukudi District

Designation : Team Member

Funding Agency : District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Dept. of Rural

Development, Government of Tamil Nadu

Duration : 2002-2006

Project Outlay : About Rs. 14.50 lakhs

11. Research Project – "Isolation, Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation of traditional practices in Dindigul, Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli Districts of Tamilnadu" implemented by Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, Krishnankoil, Virudhunagar District, Tamilnadu – supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, (DSIR), Government of India (2005-2007)

Designation : Chairman, Project Review Committee.

12. Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Forest Resource Development through Watershed Treatment

Designation : Team Memebr

Funding agency : NABARD, Chennai

Project Expenditure : Rs 1.90 lakh.

Duration of the project : During 2005-2007

13. Evaluation and Consultancy for the Participatory Action Network in Tamil Nadu (CHASE / PACT)

Designation : Team Memebr

Funding agency : EED, Germany

Project Consultancy : Euro 1242

Duration of the project : One month (November 2007)

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10. List of Publications

Research Papers

  1. Rationality and adoption of IAPs on coffee cultivation. Journal of Extension Education, Vol.20, No.1-4, TNAU, Coimbatore, Jan.-Dec. 2008.

  2. Rationality to measure the Perceived Effectiveness of IAPs. Journal of Extension Education, Vol.15, No.4, TNAU, Coimbatore, Oct.-Dec. 2004.

  3. Characterization & evaluation of Sattai Aadu goat. Journal of Extension & Research, 1: 24-25.2004.‘Azoxystrobin’ (Amrister 25 Sc), a noval fungicide for the control of Downy  and Powdery mildews of grapevine, Pestology, Vol. 25, No.6., Bombay, Jun. 2001.

  4. Adoption Behavior of Irrigated Groundnut seed growers. Journal of Extension Education, Vol.10, No.3., TNAU, Coimbatore, July-Sep. 1999.
  5. Making Agriculture sustainable, Kisan world, Vol. 25, No. 12., Madras, Dec. 1998.
  6. Identification of Efficient cropping zones for Coconut in Tamil Nadu, Journal of Education and Research, Vol. 1, No.1., GRI, Jun. 1998.
  7. A New Insecticidal mixture to combact Helicoverpa armigera in Cotton, Pestology, Vol. 20, No.2., Bombay, Feb. 1996.
  8. Efficiency of Three new chemicals over Diamond Back moth (Plutella xylostella) on Cauliflower, Pestology, Vol. 20, No.2., Bombay, Feb. 1996.
  9. Fertilizer use in High density cotton, Kisan world, Vol. 20, No. 8., Madras, Aug. 1993.
  10. Identification of Efficient cropping zones for Sorghum cultivation (in Tamil), Er ulavan, Vol. 22, No.6., Coimbatore, Aug. 1992
  11. Why PKM – Tomato is popular among farmers (in Tamil), Ulavar Thunaivan, Madurai, Jul. 1982.

Books / edited volumes

  1. Editor : Sustainable Agricultural practices, suppoted by ETC – COMPAS, The Netherlands, 2006.
  2. Co-author: Self employment opportunities for SHGs (Tamil)
  3. Author: Management of Coconut (Tamil) with the financial support of RSVY – IDC, Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi, September, 2004.
  4. Co-author: Indigenous Agricultural Practices for Sustainable Farming (English) with Dr.M.Sundaramari. Agrobios (India), Jodhpur, 2003.
  5. Co author: Chemical Weed Control (Tamil) with Dr.T.Senthivel and Dr.B.Pakiaraj, F.Ag and AH, GRI, 2000.
  6. Editor: Herbal Treasures – cultivation and their uses (Tamil) sponsored with the financial support of KVK, GRI. Gandhigram, 2002.
  7. Editor: Agroforestry, Rural systems and Prosperity to the Nation (Tamil) sponsored with the financial support of PRA (ADP), Ford Foundation project New Delhi 2002.
  8. Editor: Herbal Heading of Animals (Tamil) sponsored with the financial support of PRA (ADP), Ford Foundation project New Delhi 1998.
  9. Editor: Indigenous Agricultural and Ethno-veterinary practices (Tamil) – A compilation of about 1200 indigenous agricultural and animal husbandry practices with the farmers’ knowledge sponsored with the financial support with PRA (ADP) Project, Ford Foundation, New Delhi 1997.
  10. Translator: Virukshayurveda (Tamil) – A Traditional tree husbandry practices – translated from the original Sanskrit slogans of Surabala, sponsored with the financial support with PRA (ADP) project, Ford Foundation, New Delhi, 1999.

Chapters in Edited Books

1. Manufacturing Policy of Chemical Fertilizers: Paper published in a book entitled as Chapter entitled New Economic Policy and Rural Development by Dr.M.Soundrapandian, Serial Publication, New Delhi, 2006.

Research Monographs

  1. Co authored a Research Monograph on Cultural Technologies in Coconut Farms – practices, problem and remedies – A Microplan for K. Dharmathupatti village, January 2004.
  2. Co authored a Research Monograph on Cultural Technologies in Coconut Farms – practices, problem and remedies – A Microplan for M. Pudupatti village. December 2003.

Research Reports

Traditional biodiversity conservation and management – An experience of reestablishing Sacred grove, Anthology of Indigenous knowledge, Centre for Conservation of Indigenous knowledge, (FRSD) Madurai.

Popular articles

  1. Coconut Farm Management (in Tamil)– series of articles published every month from November, 2004 onwards in Ulavar Osai, Chennai.
  2. Agro forestry for Sustainable Agriculture (in Tami), Naveena Velanmai, Chennai, August 1999.
  3. For the Attention of Tank farmers, Eripasanam (in Tami), Chennai, Jan., 1999.
  4. Agroforestry and its benefits (in Tami), Dinamani, 26th, Jan., 1998.
  5. Vettiver – Checks soil erosion (in Tami), Khadi Gramodyog, Madurai, April, 1997.
  6. Cycocel – Growth retardant on cotton – A Review Agricultural Review, Jallandar, April 1997.
  7. Why Neem cake in blended with Urea (in Tamil) , Er Ulavan, Coimbatore, March 1995.
  8. Novel Technique for Mass tree planting, The Hindu, 5 Dec., 1993.
  9. Downy Mildew – A destructive disease to sunflower, Farmers Friend, Coimbatore, May, 1993.
  10. Natural farming, Er Ulavan (in Tami), Coimbatore Feb. 1993.
  11. Efficient use of chemical fertilizers (in Tami), Er Ulavan, Dec., 1992.
  12. Summer ploughing– Need of the hour, Indian Express, 11 April, 1992.
  13. Vettiver for conserving soil (in Tami), Ariga Ariviyal, March, 1992.
  14. Neem – Farmers Best friend (in Tami and 2 issues), Er Ulavan, Dec., 1991 and Jan. 1992.
  15. Smut Diseases of Sugarcane, Indian Express, 14th, Dec. 1991.
  16. Optimum time of sowing and spacing for rabi Groundnut, TNAU News Letter, 1989.
  17. Intercropping of Mustard, Valarum Velanmai, May 1989.
  18. Profitable Intercrops in Rainfed Groundnut, TNAU News Letter, 1987.

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11. Short term Courses/Symposium/Conferences attended

a. International : 6

b. National : 27

c. Regional : 15

d. Local : above 50

  1. International

1. ‘Regional Document on Operational method for supporting Endogenous Development’ presented at Lezajsk, Poland (Sep.18-01 Oct.2006) organized by COMPAS, The Netherlands

2. International Conference on ‘Endogenous Development and Bio-cultural Diversity – the Interplay of Worldviews, Globalization and Locality’ at Geneva, Switzerland (from 03-05 October, 2006) organized by COMPAS, The Netherlands and UDS, Switzerland

3. ‘University paper on Endogenous development’ at International Coordination for discussing the planning Workshop on Consortium of Universities supporting Endogenous development sponsored by UNESCO, Paris and COMPAS, The Netherlands (16 -22 Feb. 2002)

4. Agro–ecology, indigenous knowledge and rural development – an experience of GRI at International Conference on Comparing and Supporting Endogenous Development at Chennai ( 28 – 29 Sep. 2001) organized by COMPAS, The Netherlands and Centre for Indian Knowledge System Chennai.

5. Characterization and evaluation of Sattai addu goat at International Conference cum Workshop on Local life stock breeds for sustainable rural Livelihoods (1 – 4 Nov. 2000 at Udaipur, and Sadri, Rajasthan) sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, GTZ, Germany and MISEREOR, Germany

6. PRA – an effective tool for assessing training needs of the farmers at International symposium on Globalizing Indian Agriculture – Policies and strategies for 21st Century at Chennai (27– 28 Dec. 1997 ) sponsored by International Extension Forum and Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Sciences University, Chennai

b. National

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Title

Date and Venue

Paper Presented

Conducted / Sponsored

1

National seminar on Rural Energy Management – Strategies and Policy Options

30-31, Jan, 2009

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University Grants Commission, New Delhi

2

National seminar on Knowledge, Dissemination, Problems and Prospects in Livestock rearing

29-30, April, 2008 at Trissur

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ODI, UK and Kerala Agriculture University, Kerala

3

Brain storming meeting on Organic Farming

4th Nov, 2008 at Chennai

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Centre for Indian Knowledge System, Chennai

4

National seminar on Climate change

31, Jan., 2008 at Chennai

Climate change and Adoption in Agriculture

Tamil Nadu Environmental Council

5.

Recent Trends in Jatropha Production and Processing

9-10, Feb. 2007 at Gandhigram

Lead paper- Problems and prospects of Jatropha Cultivation

University Grants Commission, New Delhi

6

Compas and Endogenous Development- Perspective and Practices

19-20 Dec., 2006 at Karaikal

Multi Cultural Dialog on Endogenous Organic Rice Production

ETC- COMPAS, PAJANCOA & GRI

7

Regional workshop on Traditional Knowledge Systems and their current Relevance and Applications

03-05 July, 2006 at NIAS, Bangalore

Documentation and Validation of Traditional Agricultural Practices

Centre for Indian Knowledge System, Chennai.

8

National Seminar on Recent Trends and Issues in the Evolution of Appropriate Technologies for Integrated Rural Development

04-05 Mar. 2005 at Gandhigram

Globalization and Endogenous Development

UGC, NIRD, Hyderabad and Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

9

National Seminar on Community Outreach Methodologies

27 Jan. 2005 at Gandhigram

Extension Pluralism – Changing concepts and Approaches in Rural Extension

University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

10

Outreach workshop on Environmental information Centre for enhancing the effectiveness of environmental clearance process

26 May 2004 at Chennai

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Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI and Eco-Smart India Ltd., New Delhi

11

National level Account Aid Workshop for Ford Foundation Grantees

17 Oct. 2003 at Bangalore

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Ford Foundation, New Delhi and Account Aid New Delhi

12

Planning workshop on "Strengthening capacity building for decentralized Watershed development "(SCB – DWD)

7 – 8 Oct. 2002 at New Delhi

GRI’s experience in Watershed development

Ministry of Agriculture, GOI and GTZ Germany

13

Workshop on Enlarging Agro processing, Agri business, Agro exports: Role of agri clinics and agri business centers.

3 Jun. 2002 at

MSSRF, Chennai

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SFAC, MANAGE and MSSRF

14

National Seminar on Market oriented agriculture

21-22 Jan. 2002 at Chidambaram

Adoption of indigenous organic practices for soil and water management – pest and disease management in different farming systems (Paper sent)

Annamalai University

15

Workshop on Joint Forest Management and Watershed development

21-22 Jan. 2002 at

Chennai

Policy issues for sustainable joint forest management – GRI experience

Tamil Nadu Forest Department and Srinivasan Services Trust, Chennai. (TVS)

16

National Conference on Agri-business and Extension management: Status, issues and strategies

7-8 Dec. 2001 at

Hyderabad

Value addition in coconut – problems and prospects

International Extension Forum, Coimbatore and MANAGE Hyderabad.

17

National Seminar on Technology option for dry land agriculture

20 – 22 Nov 2001 at Madurai

-An Evaluation on Rainfall based cropping system

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai.

18

Special session on Endogenous

Development as a part of Compas International workshop

28-29, Sep, 2001 at Chennai

Outlining the experiences of GRI relating to documentation, Evoluation, research on Traditional knowleges in agriculture

Centre for Indian Knowledge System, Chennai.

19

National Workshop on Environmental issues

27-28 Apr. 2001 at Gandhigram

Challenging developments – an approach for endogenous development

Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of S&T and Department of Applied research GRI.

20

National Seminar on Joint Forest Management and Sustainable Development

23-24 Sep. 1999 at Chennai

Role of NGOs in Joint Forest Management

Tamil Nadu Forest Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu

21

XXII Indian Social Science Congress

13-18 Mar. 1999 at Gandhigram

Reorienting Transfer of Technology towards a demand driven farmer based extension - Lead Paper – Chairing the session - Agriculture

Indian Academy of Social Sciences

22

XXII Indian Social Science Congress

13-18 Mar. 1999 at Gandhigram

Correlates and crucial characteristics for effective farm leadership.

Indian Academy of Social Sciences

23

National Seminar on Entrepreneurialship,

promotion and development

16-17 Apr. 1998 at Gandhigram

Profitable and Feasible Entrepreneurial Activities in Agriculture.

Rural Technology Centre and Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, GRI.

24

National Seminar on Development of Rural industries in 50 years (1947-97)

25-26 Mar. 1998 at Gandhigram

Priming PRA approach for the development of Rural Industries

KVIC, Mumbai and Dept. of RIM,GRI.

25

National Seminar on Organic farming and Sustainable Agriculture

9- 11 Oct. 1996 at Bangalore

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University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

26

National Symposium on Organic Farming

27-28 Oct. 1995 atMadurai

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Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, AC and RI, TNAU, Madurai.

27

National Workshop on Scientific, Organic, Horticulture, Agro-forestry in Wastelands and Watershed development

5-18 Feb. 1993 at

Ahmedabad

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Institutes of Studies and Transformation, Ahmedabad

c. State level

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Title

Date/Venue

Paper Presented

Conducted / Sponsored

1

Discussion on Organic Farming

6 August , 2007 At Coimbatore

Sustainable Agricultural Practices

Coimbatore District Herbal & Tree growers Association

2

Constrictive Workshop on Justification of Information needs in Agriculture Pertaining to Tamil Nadu

19 July., 2007 at Madurai

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DHAN Foundation & Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Hyderabad

3

State level seminar on Maize cultivation

17 Mar. 2006 at Oddanchatram

Delivered technical address on Soil fertility management

Agriculture Department

4

Consultation on water

03-04 Feb. 2006 at Chennai

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Forum for Collective Form of Cooperation (FCFC) in India, South region

5

Round table on Agricultural Extension system in Tamil Nadu

21 July 2005

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Commissioner, Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Tamil Nadu

6

Discussion on the Implementation of watershed development project with special reference to Convergence activities

03 June 2005 at Gandhigram

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Evaluator and A.R. Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu

7

Regional workshop on Women in Agriculture

18-19 Nov, 2004, at Chennai

Women in Agriculture

State Institute of Rural Development, Chennai.

8

State level Seminar on Food Security – a global challenge to Nutrition

5 Feb. 2004 at Erode

Sustainable Agriculture towards food security

Vellalar College for Women, Erode

9

Seminar on Indigenization of Indian farming: Problems and Prospects

7-8 Mar. 2003 at Gandhigram

Lead paper : Documented cases/ experiences with indigenous practices

UGC – Faculty of Agriculture and AH

10

Consultative workshop on Development initiatives in Tamil Nadu: Past present and future

1-2 Mar. 2003 at Madurai

Afforestation – A way to develop wastelands

The Ford Foundation and DHAN Foundation, Madurai

11

Seminar on Manufacturing policy for India

12 Dec. 2002 at Gandhigram

Manufacturing Policy for chemical fertilizers

UGC and RIM, GRI

12

State level Seminar on Ecology, environment and energy

28 Jul. 2002 at Erode

The rural poor and their natural resources – Understanding the link between poverty and environment

SSM College of Engineering, Kumarapalayam

13

Workshop on Environmental Issues

27-28 April, 2001 at Gandhigram

Challenging Developments – Approaches for Endogenous Development

UGC & Department of Applied Research, GRI.

14

End of Project Seminar on Community action planning and development process

23-24, Feb. 2001 at Gandhigram

Chair the session: Extension and Education Process : Making desert bloom – community action plan for restoring environment

Indo – Canadian Institute and CIDA, Dept of Economics Universities of Madras, Waterlooo and Guelph

15

State level Seminar on Herbal Agri. business

26-27 May 1999 at Gandhigram

Agro forestry for Herbal development

CED and KVK, Gandhigram Rural Institute

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12. Short term Courses/Seminar/ Conferences organized

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Date

Sponsored

Beneficiaries

Nos.

1

National seminar on Issues and Impacts of Climate change on Community

20-21 Mar.2009

WASH Institute, Kodaikanal, REAL, WATER AID and PLAN INDIA

Scientists, College teachers, Extension workers, Scholars and NGOs

65

2

National Seminar on Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture for food security

29 Feb.-01 Mar. 2009

UGC, New Delhi Co-sponsor           CEDA, REAL, Peace Trust

Scientists, College teachers, Extension workers, Scholars and NGOs

125

3

Refresher Course on Watershed Management – An Approach for Rural Sustainability

18 Jan.-8 Feb. 2005

Faculty of Agri. and AH

Universities and College Teachers- Acted as Co-coordinator

31

4

Seminar on "Agro-forestry, Rural Systems and Prosperity to the Nation"

24 Jun. 2002

PRA – (ADP) Project

Farmers and Government officials

150

5

State Level Workshop on sharing of experiences in Joint Forest Management under Tamil Nadu afforestation project.

29 – 31 Aug. 2001

Forest Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu

NGOs.

40

Trainings Organized as Coordinator

1. Capacity Building Training programme on Watershed development to the UGs, SHGs, Presidents, Secretaries and WDT members from Trichy, Erode, Perambalur, Namakkal, Thoothukudi, Theni and Ramanathapuram District

Designation : Coordinator

Funding Agency : District Rural Development Agency of the #9; concerned districts

Project expenditure : About Rs. 275.00 lakhs

Duration of the Project : 1997-2008

Total No. of batches : About 425 batches of 40 participants each

Participants : User Groups, Self Help Groups, Presidents and Secretaries from DPAP/IWDP IWDP watersheds of concerned District.

2. Orientation and Training programme on Indigenous Farming to different clientele groups of B.Sc., (Agri.) students, Diploma in Agriculture students, Extension workers, NGOs and Farmers.

Designation : Coordinator

Funding Agency : ETC – COMPAS, The Netherlands

Project Expenditure : Euro 13,250 (Rs.8.20 lakhs)

Duration of the Project : December 2005 to December 2007

Participants : Covering all the Agricultural colleges under affiliation of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Annamalai University, Chidambaram and PAJANCOA, Karaikal. All colleges offering Diploma in Agriculture programmes, Farmers, Extension workers and NGOs from all over Tamil Nadu (about 325 participants)

Activities : Imparting skill development through training on #9; Indigenous farming (Organic Farming, Sustainable #9; Agriculture, LEISA, Do nothing farming, Permaculture, etc.) by promoting Endogenous Development

3. Capacity Building Training programme on Joint Forest Management (JFM) under Tamil Nadu Afforestation Project (TAP) to NGOs, VFC President / EC members

Designation : Coordinator

Funding Agency : Forest Department, Government of Tamil Nadu (From the assistance of Japanese Banking International Cooperation (JBIC) and Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF), Japan)

Project expenditure : About Rs15.00 Lakh

Duration of the project : Continuous programme (2002-2007)

Total No. of batches : So far about 120 batches of 30 participants each

Participants : NGOs, VFC Presidents / EC members from all over

Tamil Nadu (from all Forest circles of Thiruvallore to Kanyakumari districts)

4. Capacity building Training Programme on Eco Development, PRA and Micro Planning for the Forest Officials, NGOs, VFC Presidents/EC Members for the Wild Life Sanctuaries (Kalakkad-Mundanthurai and Periar Tiger Reserve)

Designation : Coordinator

Funding agency : Forest Department, Government of Tamil Nadu (from the assistance of World Bank)

Project Expenditure : Rs 6.25 lakh.

Total No of batchers : 26 batches (30 participants per batch)

Duration of the project : During 1998-2000

Participants : Rangers, Guards, Watchers of Forest Department, NGOs, Women Groups, VFC Presidents and Secretaries

5. In Service Training Programme on Eco Development, PRA and Micro Planning Indian Forest Service Officers, Government of India

Designation : Coordinator

Funding agency : Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI

Project Expenditure : Rs 2.4 lakh

Total No of batchers : 2 batches (30 participants per batch)

Duration of the project : During 1992-93

Participants : Indian Forest Service Officers from all over India..

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13. Membership in Scientific Bodies/ Association

14. Reviewer of Journal

a) Madras Agricultural Journal, TNAU, Coimbatore

b) Journal of Extension Research, GRI (DU), Gandhigram

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15. Recognition (Local, National, International)

a. From Government

  1. Member for the Input Purchase Committee under RSVY programme supported by Planning Commission to Dindigul District implemented by Department of Horticulture, 2005-06.
  2. Member for the Input Purchase committee under RSVY programme for Dindigul District, implemented by Dept. of Horticulture, 2004-2005.
  3. Consultative member for Planning Commission Working group of the Environment, Forest and Wild Life Department for the preparation of draft report for the IX five year plan at Secretariat, Fort St.George, Chennai, 2-3, April, 1987.
  4. Rapportear and translator to the Chief of Swedish International Development Agency, (SIDA) and his team members during their Mid term review done in Dindigul and Madurai Districts 29, 30 August 1991 for the Inter Face Forestry programme of the Forest Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.
  5. Paper setter for Karnataka Public Service Commission during the year 1998-2000.
  6. Examiner and Paper evaluator for the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the Agricultural Officers, 1992-1996.
  7. Advisory committee member for the Watershed Projects implemented under DPAP, IWDP, NWDPRA in Thoothukudi District, 2002- till date.
  8. Facilitator for the World Bank Team at Kannimanoothu under Village
  9. Immersion Programme (VIP – India) 4 -13 November, 1998.
  10. Facilitator for the World Bank Team at Nilakottai under Village Immersion Programme (VIP – India), 7 -10 November 1997,
  11. Member in the Working group on Forest and Whild Life for IX Five year Plan for the Environment and Forest Department during 1987.

b. From Sister Institutions of GRI

  1. Consultative Team member for the Holistic and comprehensive Watershed project sponsored by Union Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi under RSVY scheme implemented by Gandhigram Trust, Gandhigram.
  2. Consultative Team member for the Promotion and cultivation of Medicinal plants project sponsored by Reproductive Child Health (RCH) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi implemented by Gandhigram Trust, Gandhigram.
  3. Selection Committee for the post, Young Scientist – Agriculture sponsored by CAPART, Government of India, New Delhi implemented by Gandhigram Trust, Gandhigram.

   4.   Guest faculty for handling a topic on Food production availability – Agriculture and Health for the P.G. Diploma in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics programme in Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health and Family Welfare Trust, Ambathurai since 1996.

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16. Committee Member:

  1. Member Centenary Celebration Committee of the founder Vice-Chancellor, Dr.G.Ramachandran (2004-2006).
  2. Chairman for selection committee for short listing the participants for Short term course on Clean Milk Production and low cost technology in milk product preparation (2004).
  3. Advisory Committee Member for Huger Free Area Programme – a joint programme of MSSRF, Chennai and GRI. (1998 – 2000).
  4. Advisory committee member for Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension (1998 – till date).
  5. Member Calendar committee (1998 – 2005).
  6. Member for Disciplinary committee (1997 – 2005).
  7. Interview committee for selection of students for part-time jobs for Earn while you learn scheme (1995 – 2005).
  8. Advisory Committee Member for National Service Scheme (1995 – 2005).
  9. Advisory Committee Member for Krishi Vigyan Kendra, GRI (1995 – 2005).
  10. Sports and Tournaments committee (1992 – till date).
  11. Programme Officer for National Service Scheme for Agricultural Unit in GRI (25-7-1987 to 31-7-1990).
  12. Residential Warden in Agriculture Hostel (1-10-1986 to 31-8-1987).

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17. Foreign Countries Visited

    Malaysia, Singapore, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Switzerland

18. Administrative Experience

  1. Acted as Faculty Incharge/ Dean Incharge/ Dean during the period 01.02.1995 to 01.03.2006 for about 11 years.
  2. Syndicate Member, GRI (17.06.2002 to 18.08.2003)
  3. Senate Member, GRI (1996-2003)

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