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Dr. R. Karuppaiyan

Dr. R. Karuppaiyan

Current Areas of Research

  • Breeding short duration sugarcane varieties
  • Maintenance, characterization of sugarcane germplasm
  • National Hybridization programme of sugarcane in India
  • Conducting DUS test for tropical sugarcane varieties

Membership (Life) in professional bodies

  1. Life Member of Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Forum, New Delhi since 2004
  2. Life Member of Indian Society of Sugarcane Research and Development (ISSRD), Coimbatore since 2012.
  3. Life Member of Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR), New Delhi since 2014.
  4. Fellow Member of Sugarcane Technologists Association of India (STAI), New Delhi since 2014
  5. Member of International Rice Knowledge Bank Forum, Philippines
  6. Member of CaneInfo, SBI Coimbatore

Scientific Achievements

  • New varieties evolved & released : Black gram PD-3, Sugarcane Co 05009, Co 05011, Co 06034, Co 09022
  • Varieties / genetic stocks identified : Sugarcane-39 Co canes & 4 genetic stocks
  • Germplasm characterized : Sugarcane- 310, Okra -810, rice-1200, maize-6, rice bean-15, Large cardamom-15, Chow-chow-11, ginger-103, rai sag-14
  • Conducting DUS test for tropical sugarcane varieties

Number of National and International publications

  1. Publications in refereed journals : 26
  2. Popular Article : 23
  3. Conference Proceedings : 27
  4. Books : 14
  5. Book chapter : 31

Number of students guided for M.Sc : Four, M.Sc (Sugarcane Technology)

Awards and Recognitions

    Awards and Recognitions
  1. Recipient of Raja Sir. Muthaiah Chettiar Agricultural Silver Jubilee Memorial “Gold Medal” from His Excellence The Governor of Tamil Nadu for securing highest marks in B.Sc.(Ag.) in Annamalai University (1994)
  2. Recipient of ICAR-Junior Fellowship (1996)
  3. Recipient of ICAR-Senior Research Fellowship (2001)
  4. Recipient of “Silver Medal” Award from Sugar Technologists’ Association of India (STAI) for presentation of best research paper in the 73rd Annual Convention of STAI held at Bengaluru during 9-11 Sept 2014.
  5. Recipient of “Bharat Vikas Award” of Institute of Self Reliance, Bhubaneswar in recognition of his contribution in the field of Plant Genetics and Breeding (2017)

Address for correspondence:

Dr. R. Karuppaiyan
Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding)
Division of Crop Improvement
ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute
Coimbatore 641007 (Tamil Nadu)
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Contact Number:
Phone : 0422-2472621 Extn -245 (ECC) 251 (Main)
Fax : 0422-2472923 Mobile: +91-8015927937


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