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Dr. T. Marimuthu, Ph.D., FNABS
Additional Director, WNRF &
Member Secretary, WNRF & RAB
Former Dean, PGS, TNAU
Former, Director, CPPS, TNAU
12, Rajiv Gandhi Road, Perungudi, Chennai – 600 096

Residence:
77/A-11, Dev Apratment
Kalakshetra Road
Thiruvanmiyur
Chennai – 600 041, Tamil Nadu.

M: 94436 73155 / 76679 23344
E-mail: marisorna2008@gmail.com
jdwnrf2010@gmail.com
secretarynabs@gamil.com

intl.sns2010@gmail.com

 

Place and date of birth

Borne in a village- Sirangudi of Thanjavur Dist., Tamil Nadu on 2 June, 1948.

Academic qualifications

B.Sc.(Ag.), 1968; M.Sc.(Ag.), 1970, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu; Ph.D., 1978, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Present Position

  • Additional Director, World Noni Resarch Foundation, 12, Rajiv Gandhi Road, Perungudi, Chennai – 600 096, Tamil Nadu.
  • Secretary, National Academy of Biological Sciences [NABS] since 2006
  • Treasurer, International Society for Noni Science [ISNS] since 2010
  • Member, Senate of Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu [2013-2015]

Positions held

Director, Centre for Plant Protection Studies, (2003-2006); Dean, Post Graduate Studies (2000-2003); Professor of Plant Pathology (1990-2008); Visiting Fellow to Institute of Agro-Biology & Soil Fertility (AB-DLO), Wageningen, The Netherlands (1995), Associate Porofessor (1981-1990); Associate Professor & Head, Betel vine Research Station, Velur, Tamil Nadu (1981-1986); Assistant Professor (1970-1981) at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Awards and recognition
National level:

  • Dr. A. N. Puri Medal (1978) by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai, India (2007).
  • Achiever Award-2010" by Society for the Advancement of  Human and Nature (SADHNA), Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India.

International level:

  • Visiting Scientist, AB-DLO, Wageningen, The Netherlands (1995);
  • Member of Adhoc Technical Advisory Committee, International Rice Research Institute, Phlippines (2003)

Academic excellence

  • Specialized in Integrated Management of Crop Diseases; biological control; botanical pesticides; mushrooms; Noni
  • Guided more than

Chairman/President/Member- in various Scientific/Academic committees
International:

  • For training on “Modelling Growth and yield of Rice,  IARI, New Delhi (1998)
  • Adhoc Technical Advisory Committee, International Rice Research Institute, Phlippines (2003).

National lelvel:
As Chairman-

  • Review Committee for Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam (Kerala) (2005)
  • Strategic Planning for Post Tsunami Plant Protection for Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Central Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR) (2005); Scientist career assessment committee, IISR, Calicut (ICAR) 2003

As Member

  • Expert Committee to evaluate the Access, Patent , Transfer of Research Results and Material Transfer Applications of National Biodiversity Authority, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu  (2007 onwards)
  • Expert Committee on Soil, Sediment and Microbial Diversity of National Biodiversity Authority, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2008 onwards)
  • Expert Committee on Medicinal Plants of National Biodiversity Authority, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2008 onwards)
  • Quinquennial Review Team - Oil seeds (2004-2005), (appointed by Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi)
  • Quinquennial Review Team Mushroom (2005)     (appointed by Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New  Delhi)
  • Board of examiners for Annamalai, Bharathiar & Bharathidhasan Universities and University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

State Level
As Chairman

    • Impact assessment committee for Eriophyeid mite management through botanicals (Govt. of Tamil Nadu- Coconut Development Board scheme) (2005)
    • Board of Studies for PG Education of all the Faculties of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (2000 to 2006)
    • As Member
    • Coordination committee for Plant Protection, Department of Agriculture, Govt. of TN
    • Board of Studies for UG Education for all the Faculties of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (2000 to 2006)
    • Academic Council of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University- 2000 to 2006
    • Board of Studies for PG Education, Annamalai University (2000-2008)

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