Dr. R. Mahendran

Dr. R. Mahendran
Dr. R. Mahendran

Assistant Professor
Area: Plant Breeding & Genetics
Affiliation: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
E-mail: mahendrr2@srmist.edu.in

Education

Ph.D Plant Breeding & Genetics AC&RI, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2015
M.Sc. Plant Breeding & Genetics AC&RI, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2011
B.Sc. Agriiculture AC&RI, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2006

Other Details:

Courses

  • Introduction to Agricultural Botany
  • Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics
  • Principles and methods of plant breeding
  • Breeding field and horticultural crops
  • Plant Genetic Resources Collection, Conservation and Utilization
  • National Service scheme

Research Interests

  • Molecular marker analysis
  • QTL Analysis in Rice
  • Conduct field trials
  • Screening of crops under abiotic stress

Selected Publications

  • Sathishraj, R., B. Raju, R. Mahendran, D. Michael, M. Raveendran, and J. S.V. Krishna. 2016. Capturing heat stress induced variability in spikelet sterility using panicle, leaf and air temperature under field conditions. Field Crops Research, 190; 10-17
  • Mahendran, R., P. Veerabadhiran, S. Robin, M. Raveendran. 2015. Genetic variability in rice germplasm lines for high temperature tolerance related traits. Annual of plant and soil Research. Vol. 5: 483-486
  • Mahendran, R., P. Veerabadhiran, S. Robin, M. Raveendran. 2015. Genetic variability in rice germplasm lines for high temperature tolerance related traits. Annual of plant and soil Research. Vol. 5: 483-486

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended

  • International Conference on Environment and health in changing climate at Bharathidasan University, 14-16, September 2016
  • National Conference on Reinvigorating Agricultural innovations for farmer empowerment and development on 3rd and 4th May 2015 conducted at Jayshankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad.
  • National Biotechnology Symposium – Bioconcorrenza on 3rd and 4th March 2015 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
  • International Conference on Food Technology – Edition II, Greening Food Processing Sector for Sustainable safe Food Supply on 30th and 31st October, 2010 conducted at Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, tamil nadu.
  • National Conference on Biodiversity for Sustainable development; Threats, Indicators, Climate change, poverty Alleviation and targets for safeguarding Biodiversity on 25th – 27th August, 2010 organized by Environment and Natural Resources, Madurai kamaraj University, Madurai.
  • National Conference on Biosafety for health on 1 October, 2010 at H.H. Rajah’s College, Pudukottai.
  • International Conference on Globalization of traditional, complementary and alternative system of medicine on 16 – 18 March 2006 at HC & RI, TNAU, Coimbatore.

Academic/ Research Experiences

  • Assistant Professor (Plant Breeding & Genetics) - 4 years 
  • NSS Program Officer -  3  years & 6 months
  • Project Guide for Final year B.Sc., (Ag.) students  – 3 months
  • Ward Counselor – 4 years
  • RAWE Students Facilitator – 4 months