About Our Dean
- Dr. T. Senguttuvan, is an Entomologist. He served in the University for 30 years and 11 months in various capacities. He worked as Dean i/c, AC&RI, Kudumiyanmalai for two years and Principal of Institute of Agriculture, Kumulur for one year and has experience in administration of academic institutions.He joined as Assistant Professor in the prestigious TNAU in 1989 at Regional Research Station, Vridhachalam. Cruising through academic and research career, he has served in several research stations and campuses, besides KVK, Needamanagalam imparting the knowledge of Entomology.
He has handled 22 UG courses, 3 PG courses and 2 diploma courses and prepared 6 text books and 40 practical manuals. He has strengthened/established the facilities like apiary, silk worm rearing unit, biocontrol lab, etc. in Entomology unit at ADAC&RI, Trichy, apiary, vermicompost unit, mushroom unit and biofertilizer units at IOA, Kumulur. He actively involved in successful conduct of 2 national seminars and all college and students club functions at ADAC&RI, Trichy. He made the NADP residue lab at ADAC&RI functional soon after he took over the charge of Head of Department of Crop Protection. He acted as UG coordinator for the dept. of Crop Protection for three years (2001-04); Year coordinator for 2002-03 batch (2002-2004) and 2005-06 batch (2005-2007) at ADAC&RI, Trichy. He worked as Professor (Education) and Warden (2017-18) and Academic coordinator (2020) at AC&RI, Eachangkottai.
He worked as Research Coordinator at ADAC&RI, Trichy (2006-07) and Research and Extension Coordinator at SWMRI, Kattuthottam (2017-18). As Farm Manager during 1989-1993, he established a new cashew germplasm and hybrid blocks at RRS, Vridhachalam. He has handled 21 University research projects, completed 10 and came out with 6 technologies. He has evolved an IPM package for cashew stem and root borer, a standard spray schedule for foliage and floral pests of cashew for TN and management practices for groundnut pod borers. He has operated 18 Govt./private sector funded schemes/projects with the total budget out lay of 50 lakhs. He has organized a farm school on AIR entitled “Kaikari Payirkalil Orunkinaintha Payir Padhukappu” in 2001 at ADAC&RI, Trichy.
While serving as Professor and Head of KVK, Needamanagalam, he brought 25 acres of fallow lands into cultivation and every year produced 20-25 tonnes of quality paddy seeds and distributed to farmers under VCS and RF. Besides, conducted 64 farmers trainings, 53 FLDS, 26 OFTS, 18 special programmes, 10 exhibitions, 3 AIR/TV programmes, etc. and given 15 radio talks/live programme at KVK, Needamangalam. Also he has established 11 demo units at KVK, Needamangalam as models for the visiting farmers and trainees. With all these developments and progresses made within in a year, KVK, Needamangalam was awarded with ‘Best KVK award for 2010’.
As district coordinator, he Coordinated drought mitigation samba scheme in 30,000 acres during samba 2012-13 and the special programme of the Hon’ble CM namely the ‘Uzhavar Peruvizha’ in Thanjavur district during his service as Professor and Head of SWMRI, Kattuthottam.
Dr. T.SENGUTTUVAN, Ph.D.,
Agricultural College and Research Institute
Kudumiyanmalai, Pudukkottai District