Dr. K. Samiayyan, Professor, Agricultural Entomology is in-charge as the Dean of Agricultural College and Research Institute, Eachangkottai, Thanjavur. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities. He has worked in Agricultural Entomology particularly in crops like Cashew, Rice, Pulses IPM and Rice Pest and Nutrient Interactions. As a researcher, he is responsible for release of five technologies on Rice, Pulses and Cashew IPM which are being adopted by farmers in Tamil Nadu. He did Ph. D. research on “Biodiversity of Spiders of Various Agro-Ecosystems which won recognition at National level. He was a full time teacher for UG and PG for the past 10 years and due to his commitment and pro-active role TNAU has awarded him the Best Teacher Award for the year 2010. During 2012 he has been selected for the Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Outstanding Best Teacher Award in Agriculture by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi which carries 1.0 lakh cash prize and 1.0 lakh post award visit to different Institutes. He has visited Australia, IRRI - Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore for Agricultural education and research development. He has published 15 International 85 National and 120 popular articles which include 16 book chapters and also participated in 34 International and National Conferences.
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