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(as Participant and as Chairperson)




A.  National

  1. Behavioural and physiological approaches in pest management. CPPS, TNAU, June. 21-23, 1984.

  2. Resurgence of sucking pests, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Oct. 3-5, 1987.

  3. National Seminar on forage seed production. ICAR and TNAU, 5-7 April, 1988. Coimbatore.

  4. National workshop on pest and disease surveillance for IPM. ICAR. 1-17, September, 1988.

  5. Fourth State Conference (quality control staff). TN civil supplies corporation, 1st May, 1989, Thanjavur.

  6. Fifth State Conference (quality control staff). TN civil supplies corporation, 1.5.90, Madras.

  7. Sixth state level conference (quality control staff). TN civil supplies corporation, 1.5.91. Trichy.

  8. State level plant protection workers' meet. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. November, 19-20, 1991.

  9. Workshop on information technology. INSDOC, Madras. 16.02.96.

  10. National convention of agricultural engineers. Institution of engineers (India) and TNAU. Oct. 23-24, 1998.

  11. Agri-Intex, 2000. TNAU and Codissia. 29th Aug. 3rd Sept.

  12. National symposium on cotton research strategies in new millennium. National Society of Plant Science and Cotton, Dept. CCS Haryana Agri. University, Hisar. April. 16, 2001.

  13. National symposium on Pulses and Oilseeds for Sustainable Agriculture. Director of Research, TNAU, 29-31 July, 2001.

  14. Agri-Intex, 2001. TNAU and Codissia. 1-7. Aug. 2001.

  15. Emerging trends in pests and diseases and their management. CPPS, TNAU, 11-13 October, 2001.

  16. Entomology camp. Dept. of Zoology, MES Mampad College, Kerala. 11-13. November, 2001.

  17. National Seminar on Industry academic Synergy to enhance food security through processing and value addition held at IICPT, Thanjavur, India, 6th and 7th March 2010. pp: 1-5.

  18. India's first Global Rice summit - 11-12th February 2011 at Karnal presented TNAU technologies on the management of stored product insect pests.


B.  International


  1. Agricultural Fair. Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science, University of Manitoba, Canada, March, 2, 2000.

  2. World Cotton Research Conference - 5 (WCRC-5) at Mumbai, India. Nov. 7-11, 2011 presented oral presentation on Survival of pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Sauden) in Bt and non Bt cotton in normal and late sowing with a special emphasize to avoid population pressure.

  3. Delivered the key note address on “Monitoring of stored product insects using trapping technologies at 11th International working conference on stored product protection (IWCSPP) held at Thailand between 24th to 28th November, 2014. This is the first time an Indian scientist has been invited for key note address in the field of stored product insect trapping science in the international conference on stored product protection.



  1. National symposium on recent trends in Applied biology, jointly organised by the department of life science. Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore and Regional Sericultural Research Station, Salem, January, 28th and 29th 2004 - Chaired Pest Management Session.

  2. Chairperson in UGC-National symposium on "Towords Pest-free grains and seeds in storage. 26th and 27th March, 2003. Dept. of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu.



  1. Alternative to fumigation for stored product insect management in 10th International conference on Controlled atmoshphere and fumigation of stored products held at New Delhi, India, November 6 - 11, 2016.


I.  International Level

The Agricultural Graduate Student Conference (AGSC), is a two day event which is held in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore every year during May month. TNAU- AGSC is one of the leading student conferences in the agricultural sciences. TNAU-AGSC offers a stimulating venue for student research exchange and gives students the opportunity to broaden their social and scientific network. This scientific program includes a variety of student research from all over India and overseas, which will be presented in poster, oral or plenary form to an international and professional audience. Along with the student sessions, there will be fascinating keynote lecture, lead papers, etc. In addition to the extensive and rigorous scientific program, efforts are made for an elaborate social program, where one can get to know other participants and the TNAU crew.

a. Second Agricultural Graduate Student Conference entitled “Sustainable Agriculture to FUEL (Feed, Unite, Educate & Lead) the Future”

    2014 held  from 6.5.2014 to 7.5.2014.


b.Third Agricultural Graduate Student Conference entitled “Impact of climate risks on agricultural and horticultural productivity” held

    from 13.5.2015 to 14.5.2015.

c.Fourth Agricultural Graduate Student Conference entitled “Agricultural Skill Development to Foster the Future” held from 03.05.2016

   to 04.05.2016.

II.  National Level

First time organized a National Expo on “Assemblage of Innovative Ideas / Work of Post Graduate Agricultural Research Scholars” on 27th March 2015 at AC&RI,Madurai.

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