Dr. M. Selvarajan, Ph.D., retired Professor of Horticulture of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, assumed charge as the Principal of Don Bosco College of Agriculture on 1st June 2019. He was the recipient of K. G. Shanmugavelu Gold Medal for the best Ph.D thesis in Horticulture for his research in the field of Banana Nutrition in the year 1992.
Dr. M. Selvarajan, Ph.D., has a vast experience of 36 years of service in TNAU with a long exposure to UG and PG teaching for 20 years. He served in various capacities in Administration as Dean in one of the Affiliated colleges of TNAU, Head of Research Stations (HRS, Pachiparai and GRS, Theni) and Head of the Department (HC & RI, Periyakulam). He was involved in national level developments in the field of horticulture as a scientist in charge of different ICAR Schemes in Cashew nut, Arid Zone Fruits, Spices and Subtropical fruit crops (Mango and Guava).
Dr, M. Selvarajan contributed for the Institute Development by organizing National Level Seminars and ICAR Group Workers’ Meet at Horticultural College and Research Institute. He was nominated by ICAR as Institute Management Committee member for Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow from 2014 to 2017. He served as a technical member in the Joint Inspection Team to review the National Horticultural Mission programmes of the state during 2010-2012.
Dr. M. Selvarajan was associated with the release of 7 improved varieties and developed 11 technologies in horticulture. He authored 7 books, 17 technical bulletins, 96 research papers and 61 popular articles.