(Specialization: Microbiology and Environmental Biology)

A graduate and post graduate from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, affiliated to University of Madras. Tamil Nadu; M.Phil from Center of Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Doctorate from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Teaching experience of 30 years to U.G. students; guided 3-M.Phil. and 1-Ph.D. students; Published 3papers. Worked extensively on: Effect of distillery effluent on soil microbes and its influence on physiology of higher plants; Effect of tannery effluent on soil microbes and higher plants and Effect of sugar factory effluent on soil microbes and higher plants. He has also worked on  aerobiology.