Recently the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru has conferred Dr. Kalayya Krishnamurthy National Award for the Best Agricultural Research 2018-19 for his outstanding Research Contribution in the field of Pulses Research in Indian Agriculture  to the Dr. M. PANDIYAN, Ph.D.,FNABS, Dean, Agricultural College and Research Institute,Vazhavachanur, Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu