Faculty details of Dept. of Plant Biotechnology

       Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has been one among a few front-runners to initiate "Biotechnology" teaching way back in 1987. Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India is extending the financial support for the cause of manpower development since 1988.

       Research and education in Biotechnology at TNAU had its genesis through the university plan scheme "Creation of a new department of biotechnological research" under the then Directorate of School of Genetics (Vide No. S1/222881/86(A-7) dated 23. 02. 1987). A master plan on "Agricultural Biotechnology 1987-2000" with the objectives of carrying out advanced research and teaching MSc and PhD courses in Agricultural biotechnology was passed by the Board of Management in its 71st meeting held on 14. 3. 1988 (vide No. R2.BM/71/14.1/88 dated 27. 3.1988). Further in 1988 the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi sanctioned the "Postgraduate Education and Training Programme” leading to MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology which gave a national colour to the biotechnology education at TNAU.

        During 1993, the Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology was created as per the order No.DR/S2/4522/93-XVIII dated 17.10.1993 by merging the above, university plan scheme and GOI - DBT supported programme on Agricultural biotechnology. Besides the postgraduate programs, a B. Tech (Biotechnology) four year undergraduate course was offered at this department since the year 2000. The Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology functioned under the then School of Genetics until 1990, later came under the Centre for Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (earlier it was called CPMB). Presently with the reconstitution of the departments under CPMB & B, it is henceforth functioning as 'Department of Plant Biotechnology'.

Improve crops with superior characters thereby increasing farmers income,improving human health and decreasing environmental pollution.


Developing biotic and abiotic resistant crops with improved nutrition. 

Impact high quality education and discipline to the next generation.