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Sujatha R. Dr.

Professor, HoD (Plant Breeding & Genetics) & Associate Director of Research (Coconut Mission)
Attached Department: 

Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

College of Agriculture, Padannakkad
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Degree Year of Passing University University
B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture 1987 Kerala Agricultural University
M.Sc.(Agricultural Botany) 1991 Kerala Agricultural University
Ph.D (Plant Breeding & Genetics) 2001 Kerala Agricultural University

EXPERIENCE: 20 years

Journal Publications after 2012: 26 nos.

Review Article: 1 no.

Book Chapters: 1 no.

Popular Articles : 20 nos.

Institution development      

  • Set up a molecular biology lab with marker analysis facility
  • Established an orchidarium with 40 genotypes rescued from western Ghats
  • Coordinator- Research coordination group on ‘Coconut and Other Palms’
  • Member, Biotechnology coordination group in KAU
  • Co-Principal Investigator in the project for production of seedless water melon varieties from KAU
    • Shonima – red fleshed seedless watermelon (Triploid)
    • Swarna – yellow fleshed seedless water melon (Triploid)

    Projects: As PI

    Research Projects: 3 nos.

    Developmental Projects: 6 nos

    Projects: As Co-PI: 8 nos.

    Major Advisor: 14 students

    Advisory Committee: 25 students

    Reviewer: Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Kerala Science Congress

    External examiner for UG and PG : UAS Bangalore

    Trainings Attended : 15 nos.


    • Associate Director of Research, Coconut Mission (2017 onwards)
    • HoD, Dept. of Plant Breeding & Genetics (2017 onwards)
    • HoD, Dept. of Homescience  (2012 onwards)
    • Farm  i/c RARS, Nileshwar
    • Chairman, Internal Complaints Committee for women (2015 onwards)
    • Associate Patron, Student’s Union (2014-15 to 2016-17)
    • Staff Advisor, College Magazine   (2014-15 to 2016-17)


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Padannakkad (P.O),
Kasaragod Dt. Kerala 671314