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Dr. K. THANUNATHAN
M.Sc (Agrl), Ph.D.,

Dr. K. THANUNATHANM.Sc (Agrl), Ph.D., Principal, JSA CAT

General information

Name

(in Capital letters)

Dr. K. THANUNATHAN
Date of Birth

(DD/MM/YYYY)

23-05-1959
Age (as on 28.02.2019) 59  years 9 Months
Place of Birth NAGERCOIL
Nationality INDIAN
Community BC
Mother tongue TAMIL
Correspondence Address No.-3, Srinivasa Garden,

C. Kothangudi,

Annamalai  Nagar- 608002

Cuddalore – Dt.

Tamilnadu.

Permanent Address 5/48, Eathencadu,

Fridaymarket (Po)

Kanyakumari – Dt

Phone No: +91- 9865694402

04144-238405

E-mail: agrothanu@yahoo.co.in

Experiences

Teaching Research Extension Administration Total
Y M D Y M D Y M D Y M D Y M D
33 11 2 33 11 2 33 11 2 3 7 11 34 02 05

Educational Qualification

Qualification Year Marks
(OGP/percent)
University  Specialization
B.Sc. (Ag.)

 

1982 I class Annamalai University Agriculture
M.Sc. (Ag.)

 

1985 I class Annamalai University Agronomy
Ph.D.

 

1993 Annamalai University Agronomy

Details of Academic/Teaching experience possessed (starting from the current position)

Post held Pay Scale Organization / University Duration Experience
(in Year & month)
From To
Principal 1,00,000 (Consolitated) JSA – CAT

(TNAU affiliated)

01.07.2019 Till date 2 months
Dean 37,400 – 67,000 Annamalai University 01-08-2018 30.06.2019 11 months
Prof. and Head 37,400-67,000 Annamalai University 02-04-2015 30-08-2018 3 years

4 months

Professor 16,400-22,400 Annamalai University 11-02-2003 01-03-2015 12 years

1 months

Reader UGC –IVth Pay Annamalai University 01-04-1994 11-02-2003 9 years

7 months

Lecturer UGC –IVth Pay Annamalai University 20-04-1985 30-03-1994 8 years

11 months

Membership in Professional Bodies:

S. No. Post Organization / University Duration Experience
(in Year & month)
From To
1 Board of Studies  M.Sc.(Ag.) Agronomy) Chairman Nov. 2015 March, 2018 3 years & 4 months
2 Academic Council Member June – 1992 Till date 27 years & 2 months
3 Executive Council
4 Professional / Academic Bodies Life member- ORYZA- June 1989
5 Others (specify)

Other contribution in relevant areas in higher education

Post Organization Nature of Duty Period
Resource person Faculty of Agriculture Resource  person for DDE programme on Organic farming 2005
Others (Specify) TNPSC Question paper setter/ moderator 2012 – Till Date
Tamil nadu variety release committee member Member 2018 – Till Date

Involvement with formulation of academic programs

S. No. Academic programme University / Institute Year
1 B.Sc. (Ag.) –Agronomy courses Annamalai University 2015
2 B.Sc. (Hort.) –Agronomy courses Annamalai University 2015
3 M.Sc. (Ag.) Agronomy Annamalai University 1995
4 B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture Annamalai University 2017

Infrastructure Development / Fund for Improvement of Science and Technology Projects, etc.

S. No. Infrastructure Developed Funding Agency Duration of the Project Amount of Grant (Rs. in Lakhs) PI or Co-PI
1. Interactive class room RUSA 5 15 Faculty co-ordinator
2. Student waiting hall RUSA 5 20 Faculty co-ordinator
3 Flood lit basket ball court Agricultural Association 1 0.5 Dean

Research Contribution
Sponsored / Funded Research Projects executed

S. No. Title of Project Sponsor Name Duration of the project Amount of Grant (Rs. in Lakhs) PI or Co-PI
1.          Bio efficacy trials of coded herbicides  on transplanted rice as pre emergence and late post emergence Crystal Crop Protection Pvt Ltd., New Delhi 2016- 2018 9.75 PI
2.          Soil fertility evaluation of bio – efficacy and phytotoxicity of coded herbicides in comparison to standard treatments on transplanted rice as pre emergence ( 0 – 3 days)  and early ( 9 – 12 days) and late post     ( 21 – 24 days) emergence Crystal Crop Protection Pvt Ltd., New Delhi 2016- 2017 1.95 PI
3.                  Bio efficacy and phytotoxicity evaluation of butachlor 50 % EC for the control of weeds in paddy Crystal Crop Protection Pvt Ltd., New Delhi 2015 1.50 PI
4.                  Field Evaluation of customized fertilizer on sugarcane Nagarjuna fertilizers and chemicals Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad 2015 – 16 2.925 PI
5.                  Standardization of water soluble fertilizers dosage through drip fertigation for maximizing the yield and recovery of sugarcane

 

Nagarjuna fertilizers and chemicals Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad 2013 1.00 PI
6.                  Production and quality control of organic inputs NCOF Ministry of Agriculture, Gov. of India 2007 – 2008 0.51 PI
7.                  Effect of chelated micronutrient on the growth and yield of rice fallow blackgram Varathaman fertilizer Pvt Ltd. 1998 – 1999 0.30 PI

 

 

No. of Research Scholars (M.Sc. / Ph.D.) successfully guided

S. No. Name of scholar M.Sc. / Ph.D. Year
1 B.Ramakichenin @ Balagandhi Ph.D. 2005
2 M. Thiruppathi Ph.D. 2007
3 S. Jayaram Ph.D. 2011
4 M.V. Jyothish Kumar Ph.D. 2012
5 G.Sivakumar Ph.D. 2015
6 Arulmurugan K. M.Sc (Ag.) 1995
7 Muthukumaran N. M.Sc (Ag.) 1997
8 Senthil S. M.Sc (Ag.) 1998
9 Pradeep S. M.Sc (Ag.) 1999
10 Prakash R. M.Sc (Ag.) 1999
11 Rajeev M.S. M.Sc (Ag.) 1999
12 Manivannan V. M.Sc (Ag.) 2000
13 Thiruppathi M. M.Sc (Ag.) 2000
14 Rajesh V. M.Sc (Ag.) 2001
15 Amarnath Reddy P. M.Sc (Ag.) 2002
16 Dhandapani A. M.Sc (Ag.) 2003
17 Leopold M. M.Sc (Ag.) 2004
18 Malarvizhi S. M.Sc (Ag.) 2005
19 C.Karunaithasan M.Sc (Ag.) 2007
20 Mr.K.Muthulingam M.Sc (Ag.) 2008
21 S. Deivasikamani M.Sc (Ag.) 2009
22 Muralidharan. S M.Sc (Ag.) 2012
23 Jayakumar, R. M.Sc (Ag.) 2015
24 Shobana. M. M.Sc (Ag.) 2017
25 Vijayakumar, S M.Sc (Ag.) 2018

Details of research papers presented in international level academic or research events

Category Number of Presentations
International Conference / events held outside India 1
International Conference / Other Events held in India 10
Total 11

Details of research papers presented in International level academic or research events

S.No. Title of Presentation Title of Event Organisers Date Place
1. Effect of enriched bioconverted agricultural wastes on soybean yield and soil fertility management. In Proc. 3rd Scientific Conference on ‘Floor Security in Harmony with Nature’ IFOAM-ASIA 1-4 Dec.1997, Bangalore.
2. Conjunctive use of N and K through foliage for augmenting the yield of flood affected rice. International symposium on Importance of potassium in nutrient management for sustainable crop production in India IPI- IPNI Dec. 3-5 New Delhi,
3. Effect of N and K on yield and nutrient uptake of sesame grown under water constraint situation. Intl. Sym. On Balanced fertilization for sustaining crop productivity Punjab Agrl. Univ. 22 – 25 Nov. 2006 Ludhiana
4. Effect of different sources and levels of potassium on the productivity and quality of cassava in alluvials Intl. Symp. potassium IPI-OUAT-IPNI 5th to 7th, Nov, 2009 OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
5. Yield and economic performance of cashewnut + glory lily intercropping under arid farming. Intl. Colloquium on emerging bio-technologies in agriculture, animal health and productivity, Schools of Bio – Sciences, Alagappa University 22 – 26 Feb, 2009 Karaikudi, Tamilnadu
6. Fish amino acid – A boon for clean and green environment in sustaining the cotton productivity. Intl. Conf. Science and technology for clean and green environment. Zoology wing, Annamalai University 27 & 28 March, 2012 Tamil Nadu
7. Production potential and soil fertility management in castor based inter cropping system. Second Ann. Intl. Conf. Agriculture and Forestry – 2015 International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) 10 –  12  June,  2015 Colombo, Srilanka
8. Enlightening the nitrogen mineralization in flooded ecosystem through green manure for maximizing  yield of rice. Intl. sem  on  recent scenario in plant science research-climate change and its associated variation. Department of Botany, Annamalai University March 23-25, 2018 Tamil Nadu

Details of research or academic event conducted

S.No. Title of event Organization / University Date Place
1 National Seminar on Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture (Organizing Secretary) Annamalai University 17 & 18 March, 2005 Department of Agronomy
2 National symposium on horticulture in the vanguard of climate change and urban environment Annamalai University 7 & 8 Feb, 2019 Department of horticulture
3 National Seminar on quantitative techniques in research data analysis Annamalai University 19 & 20 Sep, 2018 Department of Economics
4 Novel Microbial Tech. For Sustainable Agriculture And Allied Industries Annamalai University 28 & 29 Jan, 2019 Department of Microbiology
5 National Seminar on recent trends in hybrid breeding in crop plants Annamalai University 27 & 28 Sep, 2019 Department of Plant breeding
6 Emerging trends in phyto pesticides and pheromone research Annamalai University 03 & 04 Jan, 2019 Department of Entomology
7 Climate resilient tech. for sustainable agriculture Annamalai University 24 & 25 Jan, 2019 Department of Agronomy
8 Climate resilient agriculture for abiotic stress Annamalai University 12 & 13 Jan, 2019 Department of Plant breeding

Countries visited for academic interaction, conference, part of delegation, etc.,

S.No. Name of the Country & City Organization/University Visited Nature of Visit Period
1 Srilanka , Colombo International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) International conference 10 –  12  June,  2015

Participation and contribution in National / International fora in the area of your academic and professional expertise

Details International National
Plenary Lectures/Invited talks Delivered 10
Ph.D. Level Examinership, etc. 2
Others (Please specify)

Scholarly Achievements: Research Publications - Total number of publications: 40

S. No. Category Numbers published
1 International Journals (UGC approved list only) 5
2 National Journals (UGC approved list only) 35

Citation details

S. No. Author names Title of Paper Journal Tile, Col No., Issue No. Year Number of Citations (where applicable)
1. K Thanunathan, S Natarajan, R Senthilkumar, K Arulmurugan

 

Effect of different sources of organic amendments on growth and yield of onion in mine spoil Madras Agricultural Journal 84, 382-383,1997.

 

35(Google Scholar)

 

 

 

2.  

V Imayavaramban, K Thanunathan, R Singaravel, G Manickam

 

 

 

 

 

Studies on the influence of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield parameters and seed yield of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)

 

 

CROP RESEARCH-HISAR- 24 (2), 309-313,

2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

33 (Google Scholar

 

 

 

 

3. K Thanunathan, K Arulmurugan, G Kuppuswamy, M Ravichandran

K Thanunathan, V Sivasubramanian

 

 

Effect of vermicompost on growth and yield of soybean (Glycine max L.) cv. CO 1

 

 

 

Madras Agricultural Journal 89 (10/12), 613-616,2002.

 

 

18 (Google Scholar

 

 

 

 

 

4.  

K Thanunathan, V Sivasubramanian

 

 

 

 

 

Age of seedlings and crop management practices for high density (HD) grain in rice

 

 

CROP RESEARCH-HISAR- 24 (3), 421-424, 2002

 

 

 

18 (Google Scholar

 

 

 

 

 

5. V Manivannan, K Thanunathan, V Mayavaramban, N Ramanathan

 

Effect of foliar application of N, P, K and chelated micronutrients (microsol) on growth and yield of rice-fallow urdbean

 

 

Legume Research-An International Journal 25 (4), 270-272,2002

 

 

 

18 (Google Scholar

6. K Thanunathan, S Malarvizhi,

M Thiruppathi, V Imayavaramban

 

 

 

Economic evaluation of castor-based intercropping systems.

 

 

 

 

Madras Agricultural Journal 95 (1/6), 38-41,2008

 

 

 

16  Google Scholar

 

 

 

 

 

7. V Imayavaramban,

K Thanunathan, M Thiruppathi,

R Singaravel

 

 

Effect of combining organic and inorganic fertilizers for sustained productivity of traditional rice cv. Kambanchamba

 

 

RESEARCH ON CROPS 5 (1), 11-13,2004

 

 

 

12  Google Scholar

 

 

8. V Imayavaramban, R Singaravel, K Thanunathan, G Manickam

 

Studies on the effect of different plant densities and the levels of nitrogen on the productivity and economic returns of sesame

 

CROP RESEARCH-HISAR- 24 (2), 314-316,2002

 

10  Google Scholar
9. K Thanunathan, S Malarvizhi,

M Thiruppathi, V Imayavaramban

 

Economic evaluation of castor-based intercropping systems.

 

Madras Agricultural Journal 95 (1/6), 38-41,2008

 

10. V Imayavaramban,

K Thanunathan, M Thiruppathi,

R Singaravel

 

Effect of combining organic and inorganic fertilizers for sustained productivity of traditional rice cv. Kambanchamba

 

RESEARCH ON CROPS 5 (1), 11-13,2004

 

11. V Imayavaramban, R Singaravel, K Thanunathan, G Manickam

 

Studies on the effect of different plant densities and the levels of nitrogen on the productivity and economic returns of sesame

 

CROP RESEARCH-HISAR- 24 (2), 314-316,2002

 

12. M Thiruppathi, K Thanunathan, M Prakash, V Imayavaramban

 

 

Use of biofertilizer, phytohormone and zinc as a cost effective agrotechnique for increasing sesame productivity.

 

Sesame and Safflower Newsletter, 46-50,2001
13. K Thanunathan, G Manickam,

R Singaravel

 

Studies on the influence of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield parameters and seed yield of Sesamum

 

Crop Research 24 (2), 309-313,2002

 

14. Deivasigamani, K Thanunathan Evaluation of integrated nutrient management practice for glori lily (gloriosasuperba)

 

J. Med. and Aromatic Plants 2, 6-9,2011

 

15. Thiruppathi, M Leopold, V K Thanunathan, M Imayavaramban

 

Nutrient management for sesame under water constraint situation

 

Research on Crops 7 (2), 426,2006

 

16. M Thiruppathi, K Thanunathan, M Ganapathy, M Prakash Effect of zinc, growth hormone and biofertilizer on the growth and yield of sesame

 

JOURNAL OF OILSEEDS RESEARCH. 20, 78-80,2003

 

17. V Imayavaramban, R Singaravel, K Thanunathan, S Kandasamy Study of the soil fertility enrichment under Leucaenaleucocephala plantation

 

Indian J. of Forestry 24 (4), 478-479,2001

 

18. M.Thiruppathi, K Thanunathan, M Ganapathy, M Prakash Sesamumindicum L.) as influenced by micronutrient, biofertilizer and phytohormones. Nutrient uptake and quality characters of sesame

 

Sesame and Safflower Newsletter, 51-56,2004

 

19. V Imayavaramban, P Panneerselvam, RI Manuel, K Thanunathan

 

Effect of different nitrogen levels, clipping and growth regulators on the growth and yield of sesame. Sesame and Safflower Newsletter,2004

 

20. V Manivannan, K Thanunathan, V Imayavaramban, N Ramanathan

 

Growth and growth analysis of rice-fallow blackgram as influenced by foliar application of nutrients with and without Rhizobium seed inoculation

 

 

 

Legume Research-An International Journal 26 (4), 296-299,2003

21. R Singaravel, V Imayavaramban, K Thanunathan, V Shanmughapriya

 

Effect of micronutrients on yield and nutrient uptake of sesame (Sesamumindicum L.) in a vertisol soil.

 

 

Sesame and  safflower  Newsletter, 46-48,2002

22.  

Thanunathan,

V Imayavarambarn, R Singaravel, S Kandasamy

 

Effect of flyash on growth, yield and nutrient uptake of sesame

Sesame and Safflower Newsletter, 42-45,2001

 

23. V Manivannan, K Thanunathan, V Imayavaramban, N Ramanathan

 

Foliar application of nutrients a low cost technology for yield maximization in rice fallow pulse.

 

Crops 2, 289-292,2001

 

24. R Singaravel, CS Balasundaram, V Imayavaramban, K Thanunathan

 

Residual effects of gypsum, pyrite and organic amendments on the nutrient availability, yield and nutrient uptake of rice in coastal saline soil

 

Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 19 (1&2), 162-66,2001

 

25. A Jeyabal, K Arivazhagan, K Thanunathan Utilization of lignite flyash as source of plant nutrient for rice

 

Fertiliser News 45 (7), 55-58,2000

 

26. R Senthilkumar, V Imayavaramban, K Thanunathan, G Manickam

 

 

Effect of intra-row spacings and different levels of nitrogen in combination with Azospirillum inoculation on growth and yield of sesamum.

 

Research on Crops 1 (3), 351-354,2000

 

27. S Jayaram, K Thanunathan, A Jeyabal, M Thiruppathi.

 

 

Influence of sulphur on sugarcane yield, economics and post harvest soil sulphur status under sandy loam soil condition.

 

28. DK Veeral, G Kuppuswamy, K Thanunathan Direct and residual effects of lignite flyash and humic acid on rice-blackgram cropping system

 

29. VJ Kumar, K Thanunathan, S Lakshmi, RA Kumar, M Thiruppathi Effect of integrated nutrient management practice on growth characters and yield attributes of Hybrid Napier grass (Pennisetumamericanum× Pennisetumpurpureum) under rainfed

 

 

30. V Imayavaramban, J Jeyasingh, K Thanunathan, R Singaravel, RI Manuel Studies on the effect of foliar application of NPK and chelated micronutrients on the productivity and economic returns of sesame

 

31. S Jayaram, K Thanunathan, A Jeyabal, M Thiruppathi.

 

Effect of different sources and doses of sulphur on yield and juice quality of sugarcane under clay loam soil condition.

 

Asian Journal of Soil Science 5 (2), 391-393,2010

 

32. V Imayavaramban, VS Rajan, G Murugan, K Thanunathan

 

Effect of micronutrients on yield and economics of LRA 5166 cotton

 

RESEARCH ON CROPS 7 (2), 384,2006

 

33. K Thanunathan, M Thiruppathi, V Imayavaramban

 

Rainfall climatology and cropping systems for tail-end Veeranamayacut command area of Tamil Nadu

 

Research on crops 7 (2), 571,2006

 

34. V Rajesh, K Thanunathan Effect of seedling age and population management on growth and yield of traditional Kambanchamba rice

 

JOURNAL OF ECOBIOLOGY 15 (2), 99-102,2003

 

35. K Thanunathan, D Kalyanasundaram, V Imayavaramban, R Singaravel

 

Growing water grass (Brachiariamutica) with sewage water: an effective way for sewage disposal and pollution free ecosystem.

 

Journal of Ecobiology 12 (3), 237-239,2000

 

36. R KAVITHA, M THIRUPPATHI, K THANUNATHAN

 

phytosociological study of weed flora in low land rice eco-systems in annamalainagar, tamilnadu, india.

 

Journal of Plant Stress Physiology, 45-47,2018

 

37. S Deivasigamani, K Thanunathan, RM Kathiresan, M Sudhakar

 

Effect of biofarming techniques on medicinal glori lily (Gloriosasuperba L.) and soil fertility status.

 

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 9 (32), 863-866,2015

 

38. S Deivasigamani, K Thanunathan

 

Eco-farming techniques on production potential, nutrient uptake and post harvest soil nutrient status of glori lily (Gloriosasuperba L.).

 

Plant Archives 11 (1), 215-218, 2011

 

39.  

VJ Kumar, K Thanunathan, S Lakshmi, RA Kumar, M Thiruppathi

 

Bio-farming techniques for augmenting the forage productivity of guinea grasses-Panicum maximum (Jacq.)

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Plant Archives 10 (2), 911-913, 2010

 

40. V Imayavaramban, VS Rajan, G Murugan, K Thanunathan Production potential and economic returns of foliar application of micronutrients on lowland rice cv. ADT 43

 

CROP RESEARCH-HISAR- 31 (2), 210,2006

 

Publication & Citation Record

S. No. Details Web of Science Scopus Google scholar
1 Publications (number as appeared) 47
2 Citations (Overall) 275
3 Citations (excluding review/ overview papers) 9
4 H-index 9

Contributions to Scholarly Communications (i) Books Authored

S. No Title ISBN Publisher Year Total Pages
1 Agroforestry and Agronomy of multipurpose trees 978- 81 – 8371 – 410 – 5 Scitech Publication (I) Pvt. Ltd.,Chennai,56 2011 137
2 Introduction to Soil Fertility Educational Publishers, Chidambaram, 1 2000
3 Dry land Agriculture Lakshmi Publications, Chennai-98. 2000 124
4 Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture Lakshmi Publications, Chennai-98. 2002 103
5 Calculation on Agriculture Lakshmi Publications, Chennai-98. 2003 94
6 A Text book of Pesticide Chemistry Lotus Publication, Tirunelveli, 1 2001 279

Outstanding Contributions

  • Developed an Integrated Farming System model for Betelvine Garden with a greater degree of suitability and sustainability in Betelvine Farming Community.
  • Pioneering research was done on soil fertility management which resulted in the identification of problems in soil and developed suitable remedial measures to augment the agriculture productivity
  • Developed a simple and low cost seed coating method which is eco-friendly with a greater degree of suitability in dry land farming.

Honors /Awards / Medals / Fellowships for Outstanding work

S. No Name of Award or Fellowship Elected / Honorary Fellow Awarded by Year of Award
1 Best NSS Programme Officer Award Elected Annamalai University