Indian Phytopathological Society 

New Delhi


Dr. R. Selvarajan

Dr. R. Selvarajan

Birth & Education details: Born on 01.03.1966 in Tholampalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India; 1988-1990-M.Sc.(Ag.), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore; 1990-1994- Ph.D, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Positions held (year wise): 25/07/2009 to Till Date, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NRCB, Tiruchirapalli; 25/07/2003 to 24/07/2009, Senior Scientist, ICAR-NRCB, Tiruchirapalli; 27/07/1998 to24/07/2003, Scientist –Sr. Scale, ICAR-NRCB, Tiruchirapalli; 02/05/1996 to 26/07/1998, Scientist, ICAR-NRCB, Tiruchirapalli; 11/01/1995 to 01/05/1996, Scientist, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru; 25/07/1994 to 10/01/1995, Scientist, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad

Awards/Honours Received: Awards: 2015: DST-Lockheed Martin-India Innovation growth program award; 2016: Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences (FNABAS); 2016: Fellow of Phytopathological Society of Indian (FPSI); 2015: Fellow of Indian Virological Society (FIVS); 2014: Fellowship of Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI); 2013: Hari Om Ashram Trust award for the biennium for contribution in the field of Crop and Horticulture sciences” ICAR, New Delhi; 2011: Agrani award, Lt.Amit Singh Memorial Foundation, New Delhi; 2008: Fellow of Association for Improvement in Production and Utilization of banana (AIPUB), Trichy; 2008: Best poster presentation award in National seminar on “Advances in plant pathology for sustainable agriculture” of South Zone IPS; 2007: Best poster presentation award in National Conference on Banana, Trichy; 2001: Best scientist award, All India Radio Farmer’s Association, Tamil Nadu; 1988- Junior Research Fellow- for Master programme; 1990- IARI-SRF for Ph.D programme

Recognitions: FAO-consultant (Crop protection specialist) for a project operated on banana from 2002- 2004 in India; Editorial board member of Indian Phytopathology for the year 2005-2007; Editor, Indian Phytopathology for the year 2017-19; Secretary, Plant Virology, Indian Virological Society from 2014- 2019; Editor, Virus disease (Springer Publication); Member in ssDNA working group; Member in Promusa Sigatoka / Virus working group of INIBAP

Research Areas: Plant Pathology/ Virology/ Diagnostics/ Management/ Transgenics / Genome editing / Certification / Genomics / Transcriptomics /Proteomics

Address: Dr. R. Selvarajan, Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Thogamalai road, Thayanur Post, Tiruchirapalli - 620102, Tamil Nadu, Mobile: 9843278364, 8248961952, Tel (O):     0431-2618125, Email:;