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Dr. A. Ramesh Sundar M.Sc (Ag), Ph,D

Dr. A. Ramesh Sundar Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology)

Areas of Research:

  • Molecular basis of red rot resistance in Sugarcane
  • Systemic acquired resistance and signal transduction for host defense
  • Sugarcane Smut: Host resistance, pathogen variability, Diagnosis and epidemiology

Membership in professional bodies:

  • Life member of Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi, India
  • Life member of Indian Society of Mycology & Plant Pathology, Udaipur, India
  • Life member of Indian Science Congress, Kolkatta, India
  • Editorial board member in Journal of Mycology & Plant Pathology, Udaipur, India

Awards and recognition:

  • III Rank holder – of 1991 batch of Agricultural Research Service Exams
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship under The Council of Science and Industrial Research, India, for pursuing Ph.D programme in sugarcane pathology (1996-1999)
  • Noel Deerr gold medal for the best paper presentation in the Agricultural Session by the Sugar Technologists association of India (STAI), New Delhi.
  • Best Theme presentation award at the Symposium on Biotechnology of plant protection held at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • Awarded DBT overseas fellowship for undergoing training at CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia.

Number of Publications:

  1. Publication – in refereed journals (NAAS Rated Journals) - 25
  2. Book Chapter - 4
  3. Conference proceeding papers - 30
  4. Compilation and edited research documents - 5

As supervisor for Ph.D / M.Phil / M.Sc Students:

  1. Presently guiding 2 students for PhD (Anna University, Coimbatore)
  2. Recognized Guide for Biotechnology by Bharathiar and Bharathidasan Universities.
  3. Guided so far: 16 students for MSc Project work

Contact address: Dr. A. Ramesh Sundar,
Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology)
Sugarcane Breeding Institute (ICAR),
Coimbatore -641007; Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
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" The Wonder Variety Co 0238 was evolved under the leadership of Dr.Bakshi Ram, Director, ICAR-SBI at Regional center,Karnal is doing wonders in subtropical India (UP)."

" CASHLESS ICAR INSTITUTE AWARD of RS.3 LAKHS presented to ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore"

" Best Farmer Award to The farmer Mr. Arvind Malik of village Badhai Kalan associated with ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute Regional Centre, Karnal under NFSM"

"Minister lauds Scientists of Sugarcane Breeding Institute"

"A sweet deal for mills and farmers : The story of cane variety Co 0238"

"Co 0238 in Farmer Shri. Umesh field in Muzaffarnagar,Uttar Pradesh"

"Ganna Prakash - Hindi magazine"

"Hand Book Identification of Promising Sugarcane Clones"

"ICAR - Sugarcane Breeding Institute launches Soil Moisture Indicator"

"Interactive Meeting of Farmers and Cane Officials under Sweet Bloom Project on 03.11.2016"

"Project SWEET BLOOM-TN Launched at ICAR-SBI,Coimbatore"

Abiotic Stresss Management

Sugarcane Settlings

Sugarcane Varities


White Grub Management

DUS Characters of important varieties of Northern Karnataka

"Leaf miner occurrence in sugarcane"

"Success story (100tons/acre) YLD free Co 86032"

Advisories to mitigate the impact of drought in sugarcane

Impact of Co 0238 in Maharashtra (Source : The Financial Express, Maharashtra, April 13, 2016)

Yield potential of Co 0238 in UP(Source: Hindustan, Lucknow)

Implementation of Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Scheme in Coimbatore district

Draft Proforma for Varietal Identification

Draft Proforma for Variety Release Notification

Release of New publication

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