Dr. S.R. Sree Rangasamy

Born in Sangampalayam,Tamilnadu on 15 March 1936. Educated at VH School, Kaniyur, 1947-52; Dr. Alagappa College, Karaikudi, 1952-54; Agricultural College & Research Institute, Coimbatore B. & (Ag.) 1954-57; M.Sc. 1958-1960; Ph.D. 1965, Madras University.

Asst. Cytogeneticist, 1965-70, Reader in Genetics, 1970, and Professor of Biology, 1971-74, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore; Principal, Farm Science Center (KVK), Pondicherry, 1974-79; Dean, Basic Sciences & Humanities, 1979-81; Director, School of Genetics 1981-99; Director, Center for Plant Molecular Biology, 2000-04; General Manager (R&D), Hitech Agri Division, Manjushree Plantations Ltd, Hosur, Tamil Nadu 1995-2002; Plant Geneticist and Consultant R&D in Agroaxon S A Seed & Seed Plant Company in Krokio, Greece 2003-05; Agri. R&D, Consultant, 2005-07; Regional Research Director, Vibha Agrotech Ltd., Hyderabad, 2008-13; Agri R&D Consultant, 2014 to date; Vice President, Indian Society for Certification of Organic Products (ISCOP), Coimbatore.

Awards/Honours: TNAU Best Researcher Award 1992; 14 Awards for Academic Proficiencies

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Research Fellow: American Biographical Institute.

Research Areas: Plant cytogenetics and genetics, crop improvement & Plant biotechnology, R&D in Hybrid Research and Product development, maintenance breeding, seed quality assurance & seed production

Address: 12, First Avenue, New Thillainagar, Coimbatore 641041, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (0422) 2454031, Cell: 9443295403; Email: sreerang2002@yahoo.co.in]