Dr. M. PRAKASH, M.Sc.(Ag.), Ph.D.,
Controller of Examinations i/c
Professor Dr. M. Prakash born in 1966, obtained his B. Sc (Ag.) and M. Sc (Ag.) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India in 1988 and 1990 respectively. He did his Ph. D. from Annamalai University. He has served as the Head of the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding from 2006 to 2012 and presently serving as the Controller of Examinations. He has put in 29 years of total teaching, research and extension service and 16 years of service in the cadre of Professor.
He has guided 8 Ph.D. scholars and 25 PG Scholars. His credentials include publications of more than 150 refereed research papers, ten books, two seminar proceedings published by National publishers, more than 15 book chapters including one book chapter published in SESAME by globally reputed CRC Press. He organized 3 International and 15 National Seminars/Conferences/Workshops, 1 Refresher course and completed five research projects. He has earned the status of Departmental Research Support with Special Assistance Programme of University Grants Commission (UGC-SAP- DRS) to the Department with financial assistance of Rs. 50 lakhs at Phase I (2009-2014) and Rs. 1.025 Crore at phase II (2015-2020) level as Programme Coordinator.
He was awarded with National Merit Scholarship, Government of India during 1981- 1988, ICAR Junior Fellowship in Plant Physiology during 1988-1990, Crop Research Award in 2004, Best Researcher Award in Annamalai University in 2010, J J Chinoy Gold Medal Award of Indian Society of Plant Physiology in 2017, Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial NABS Best Scientist Award of National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai in 2017, Best Researcher (Publication) Prize of Annamalai University in 2016-2017, 2018-2019 and 2021. His academic excellence was well recognised by the award of Fellowships like FELLOW of Indian Society of Plant Physiology, New Delhi in 2015 (FISPP) and FELLOW of National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai, 2015 (FNABS) and FELLOW of National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi in 2016.