Aufau International Award 2018 | Best Teacher Award | Horticulture

Dr. P. Irene Vethamoni


RVS Padmavathy College of Horticulture, Sempatti, Dindigul, India

                Dr. P. Irene Vethamoni, Ph.D.,   Dean (Horticulture)         Professional Experience in Teaching: Served in Under Graduate Education at constituent colleges like Agrl. College & Res. Instt., Madurai 1989- 91, Hort. College & Res. Instt., Periyakulam 1993 -95, Agrl. College & Res. Instt., Killikulam 2003-06, Rice Research Station, Ambasamudram (Institute of Agriculture) 2007-09 and PG Education at Hort. College & Res. Instt., TNAU Coimbatore 2012 – 17.    Awards / Honours: TNAU Merit Scholarship, 1983; Ford Foundation Fellowship 1986; Technology Release Award 1987; DMC Member, National Horticulture Mission, Coimbatore District; Micro Irrigation Inspection Team Member; Inspection Committee Coordinator for MLT /ART/ OFT of Horticulture Crops for TNAU; Associate Editor of Madras Agricultural Journal; Screening Committee member for career advancement of teachers of TNAU; Chief Invigilator for UG Program of TNAU; UG Admission application verification committee member; PG Admission application verification committee member; Interview committee member for RA/SRF/JRF for Horticulture; External Examiner for SAU, Member for question paper setting Committee in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, Chennai, 2017, Screening and Assessment Committee Member for Career Advancement Scheme for Scientists at Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, 2017, Chairman of the committee for career advancement scheme for Scientists of the Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Anand, Gujarat, 2018.   Research Areas of Specialization and Publications: Vegetable Breeding and Protected Cultivation; Authored 3 books and manuals; Published 75 research papers in journals of National and International repute and 60 popular articles.   Educational activities: Engaged in academic programs especially in handling courses to UG, PG, Ph.D., and part time Ph.D., Horticulture, and coordinated PG research program. Guided as Chairman for 12 M.Sc. (Hort.) and 5 Ph.D. (Hort.) scholars and member for 10 M.Sc., scholars in their research program.Evinced keen interest in support service to the institution such as Academic Coordinator for UG and PG programs, served as Research Coordinator in research stations and Unit officer of Arid Zone Fruit Crops at Regional Research Station, Aruppukottai. Dean (Horticulture), RVSPCH, Sempatti, Dindigul Dt.