Indian Phytopathological Society 

New Delhi


Dr. R. Thangavelu

Dr. R. Thangavelu

Birth & Education details: Date of birth: 01-06-1967; 2010-2012: MBA in Human resource management, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai; 2006-2007: PDF at QDPI-Australia (Awarded long term overseas Associateship-2006); 1998–2002: Doctor of philosophy in Plant Pathology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India. Thesis Title: Molecular characterization of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense isolates and molecular approaches for the Management of Fusarium wilt of banana; 1988–1990: Master of Science (Agriculture) in Plant Pathology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India; 1984 –1988:  Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India.

Positions held (year wise): Scientist at ICAR–NAARM, ICAR–IIHR, ICAR–NRCB (1993-1999); Scientist – Senior scale at ICAR–NRCB (1999-2002); Senior Scientist at ICAR–NRCB (2002-2008); Principal Scientist at ICAR-NRCB (01/01/2009-present)

Honors/Awards: National junior fellowship by ICAR (Govt.of India) in 1998; “Jawaharlal Nehru award” for the best Ph.D research in crop protection by ICAR (Govt. of India) for the year 2003; “Chief Minister best writer award” in Agriculture and Veterinary category for the book entitled “Improved Technology for Banana cultivation” from the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the year 2009; “Biotechnology overseas associateship” award 2006 from the Department of Biotechnology, Min. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Received “AIPUB fellow award” for the year 2011 from AIPUB; During the tenure of Chairman - publication committee, NRCB has received “Best annual report award-2012-13” for the small-institute category; Awarded Fellow of CHAI –2014 by the Confederation of Horticultural Association of India; Recognized as PROMUSA working group member for Fusarium wilt and Sigatoka leaf spot diseases of Banana by INIBAP, France.

Research areas: Molecular characterization, Marker development, Biological control, Screening of germplasm against banana fungal pathogens etc 

Address: Dr. R. Thangavelu, Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Thayanur (Post), Tiruchirappalli - 620102, Tamil Nadu, Mobile: 9443589882,9080862453, Email: