Dr. J. Vanitha

Dr. J. Vanitha

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


Ph.D Plant Breeding & Genetics TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 2015
M.Sc. Plant Breeding & Genetics TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 2012
B.Tech Biotechnology TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 2010

Other Details:


  • Introduction to Agricultural Botany (2+1)
  • Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics (2+1)

Research Interests

  • Molecular marker analysis
  • QTL Analysis 
  • Conduct field trials


  • UGC Major Research Project – Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D research in “Molecular approaches towards identification of zinc deficiency tolerance in rice under aerobic condition”

Selected Publications

  • Vanitha J., K. Amudha, R. Mahendran, J. Srinivasan, S. Robin, and R. Usha Kumari. 2016. Mapping QTLs Related to Zinc Deficiency Tolerance under Aerobic Rice Ecosystem. Vegetos 29:4.
  • Vanitha, J., K.  Amudha, R.  Mahendran, R . Usha Kumari and S.  Robin. 2018. Molecular Diversity Analysis for Zinc Deficiency Tolerance under Aerobic Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Ecosystem. Indian Journal of  Plant Genet. Resources. 31(1): 1- (20)
  • J Vanitha, Manivannan, N. Chandirakala R and Abirami S. 2017. Quantitative trait loci analysis for seed quality traits in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) recombinant inbred lines. J. Oilseeds Res., 34(1): 9-14.

Conference/ Seminars/ Workshops Attended

  • Participated in State level Symposium on “National science day and BIOCONCORRENZA’09” at TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 28, February, 2014.
  • National Biotechnology Symposium on “BIOCONCORRENZA’15 - Unraveling the enigma of science” held at TNAU, Coimbatore, India, 3 - 4, March, 2015.
  • National seminar on “Challenges and Innovative Approaches in Crop Improvement” conducted at AC&RI, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, 16-17, December, 2015.
  • Biogalaxia’15 “BIO Revolution – Trends for Scientific Harmony” (One day National Level Symposium) held at Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 18, December, 2015.
  • National conference on “Reinvigorating Agricultural Innovations” at Hyderabad, India, 3-4, May, 2015.
  • International conference on environment and health in changing climate at Bharathidasan University, 14-16, September, 2016.

Academic/ Research Experiences

  • Assistant Professor at Sethu Bhaskara Agricultural College and Research Foundation, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu ( 11 Months)
  • Assistant Professor at Mother Terasa College of Agriculture, Iluppur, Tamil Nadu (01 year 01 Month)

Achievements and Awards

  • Best poster award in poster presentation at National expo on Assemblage of Innovative Ideas held at Agricultural college and research institute, Madurai, on March 27, 2015.


  • Indian society of plant breeder (Life member)
  • All India Agricultural Students Association (Life member)
  • Tamil Nadu Plant Breeders Forum (Life member)
  • Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society (Life member)