Department of Crop Protection


  • Dr. D. Dinakaran
  • Professor & Head
Biocontrol and IDM
  • Dr.M.Devanathan
  • Professor
Molecular Virology
  • Dr.S.Douressamy
  • Professor
Toxicology, Host plant resistance, IPM, Sericulture
  • Dr. Y. S. Johnson Thangaraj Edward
  • Professor
Biological Control, Insecticide Resistance
  • Dr. P. Senthilkumar
  • Assistant Professor
Biological Control of Plant Parasitic Nematodes
  • Dr.M.Deivamani
  • Assistant Professor
Plant virology, Castor Pathology

Department Profile


  • To teach Agricultural Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology for students of B.Sc. ( Hons.) Agriculture degree programme.
  • To undertake research on integrated insect pest, disease, Nematode and mite management in rice, sugarcane, pulses, vegetables, fruits, medicinal plants and stored products with special emphasis on Host Plant Resistance, Bio-control, Botanicals and Chemical control.
  • To provide plant protection advisory services to the farmers, extension functionaries of the State Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Non Governmental and Private Organizations.
  • To offer trainings on plant protection aspects to the farmers and extension functionaries and
  • To disseminate plant protection techniques through All India Radio, dailies, research articles, popular articles, leaflets, etc.