Dr. Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009
Born in Sindlacherry, India on 9 September 1948. Educated at St. Mary's High School, Madurai, 1962-65; St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, 1965-66; Beschi College, Dindigul, 1966-69; Loyola College, Chennai, 1969-72; Sacred Heart College, Shenbaganur, 1972-75; St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai, 1975-76; St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, 1976-78; Vidya Jyothi College, Delhi, 1978-80; University of Delhi, Delhi, 1980-1985; Kaiserslautern University, Germany, 1994-95; University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A., 1995; Technical University (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 1996; National Institute of Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, 1997; B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1978; M.Phil. 1982; Ph.D. 1986; D.Sc. 2001.
Director, Xavier Research Foundation, St Xavier's College, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu
Professor of Botany, 1980-2000; Principal, 1992-93, St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai; Principal, Loyola College, Chennai, 1997-2000; Vice Chancellor, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 2000-02; Vice Chancellor, University of Madras, Chennai, 2002-03; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 2009; ICMR Emeritus Scientist, 2013; Director, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, 1996- 2018.
Awards/Honours: Best Book Award for `Environmental Awareness' Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 1995; Tamil Nadu Scientist Award, 2000; Kamarajar Award for Environmental Protection, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 2009; Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for Contribution to Science, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 2022. Saint Peter Canisius Award for contribution to Higher Education, International Association of Jesuit Universities, USA.
Fellow: Royal Entomological Society, London; The Entomological Society of India; Entomology Academy of India.
Research Areas: Biopesticide, Plant Biotechnology, Ethnopharmacology
Address: Director, Xavier Research Foundation, St Xavier's College, Palayamkottai 627002, Tamil Nadu; 12, Jesuit Residence, St. Xavier's College, Palaymkottai 627002, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (0462) 2561987; Cell: 9840337667; Fax: (0462) 2561765; Email: email@example.com]