Profile of Dr. V. A. Parthasarathy

Parthasarathy, V.A.

Elected Fellow 2007

Agriculture Sciences & Forestry Horticulture

DB: 17-06-1949

Birth place

Born in Srivilliputtur, Vridhunagar district, Tamil Nadu


Educated in Madras University, Chennai and Annamalai University, Annamalainagar; B.Sc (Ag.);  M.Sc(Ag.); Ph.D. (Ag.)

Positions held 

Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut (2002-  June, 2011); Head (Crop improvement), CPCRI, Kasaragod (1996-2002); Head i/c (Horticulture), ICAR Res.Complex, Barapani (1990-1996); Sr.Scientist (Horti-.) ICAR Research complex, Barapani (1983-1999); Scientist S-1 (Hort.) ICAR Research complex, Barapani (1978-1983); Research Asst. (Hort.), TNAU, Periyakulam (1972-1974).

Awards and Fellowships

Team leader, Best Team Award (ICAR) 2001.
Sardar Patel Award for best institution- 2009.

Fellow: National Academy of Biological Sciences, Indian Society of Genetics, Horticultural Society of India, Indian Society of Citriculture, Indian Society of Applied Biotechnology.

Research Area

Horticulture (Biotechnology and Breeding)

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