Dr. Perumal Vidhyasekaran
Fellow, Elected 1993

Born in Virudhunagar, India on 16 June 1939. Educated at Agricultural college, Coimbatore 1957-60; Annamalai University 1961-63; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 1968-71; B.Sc. 1960; M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. 1971.

Visiting Scientist, Danish Institute of Seed Pathology, Denmark, 1978; Visiting Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1982-85; Professor of Plant Pathology, 1982-99, and Director, Centre for Plant Protection Studies, 1988-94, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1973; Narasimhan Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, 1974; TNAU Best Scientist Award, 1975; Jeera Sannithi Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, 1996; Tamil Nadu Scientist Award, Tamil Nadu State Scientific Council, 1998; President, Indian Society of Plant Pathologists, 1999.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society; Indian Society of Plant Pathologists.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, plant biotechnology

Address: 29, Sababathi Street, K.K. Pudur, Coimbatore 641038, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (0422) 2432048; Email: vidhyasekaran@hotmail.com]