Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding



Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Mahe, Union Territory of Pondicherry, on 13 May 1965. Educated at Government Boys’ High School, Pallour, Mahe1979-80; Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Arts College, Mahe, 1981-83; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1983-87, B.Sc. (Ag.); Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, 1987-89, M.Sc. (Ag.); Annamalai University, Chidambaram, 1998-1999, Dip. Computer Programming and Applications; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 2003-07, Ph.D.; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2007-08, Advanced Plant Breeding (Non-credit).

Principal Scientist, Division of Genetics, Rice Breeding and Genetics Research Centre, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Aduthurai, 2014 to till date.

Research Associate, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 1990; Junior Scientist, Regional Research Station, Agartala, 1990-95, Plant Breeder, Hevea Breeding Station, Nettana 1995-2007, Senior Scientist, Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam 2008; Senior Scientist 2008-2014, Principal Scientist 2014 onwards, Division of Genetics, IARI Rice Breeding and Genetics Research Centre, Aduthurai; Faculty (Genetics) 2009 onwards, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Division of Genetics, New Delhi.

Awards and Honours: Goschen Prize 1987; M. S. Nair Memorial Prize, 1987

Fellows : Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Areas:Genetics, Molecular plant breeding, mapping and marker assistedselection

Address: Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Rice Breeding and Genetics Research Centre, Aduthurai 612101, Tanjavur Dist., Tamil Nadu, India [Tel: Off. (0435) 2470308; Res. (0431) 2400825; Fax: (0435) 2471195; Email: kkvinod @; vinod.kurungara; kkvinodh]