Dr. Selvakumar. D

Dr. Selvakumar. D

Assistant Professor
Area: Cropping system & Nutrient management
Affiliation: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
E-mail: selvakud@srmist.edu.in


Ph.D. Agronomy Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2014
M.Sc. Agronomy Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2003
B.Sc. Agriculture Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2000

Other Details:


  • Principles and practices of cropping and farming system
  • Farming system and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Organic farming
  • Production technology of field crops
  • Field crop production
  • Irrigation and weed management

Research Interests

  • Modified cropping pattern
  • Organic production system
  • Photosphere and rhizosphere of crop canopy
  • Crop need based nutrient management

Selected Publications

  • Selvakumar, D., K. Velayudham and N. Thavaprakaash.2017. Influence of spatial arrangement and nitrogen scheduling on crude protein and uptake of nitrogen in maize (Zea mays L.). Intl. J. Chem. Stud., 5(5): 2463-2465.
  • Selvakumar, D., K. Velayudham and N. Thavaprakaash. 2016. Effect of Square planting and Nitrogen Scheduling on Yield and Micrometeorological parameters in maize. J. Agric. Sci. CANADA, 8(2): 141-150.
  • Theivasigamani Parthasarathi., Koothan Vanitha, Sendass Mohandass, Eli Vered, Varadaraju Meenakshi, Dharmalingam Selvakumar, Arumugam Surendran and Naftali Lazarovitch. 2017. Effect of Drip Irrigation on Growth, Physiology, Yield and Water Use of Rice. J. Agric. Sci. CANADA, 9(1): 154-163

Conference/ Seminars/ Workshops Attended

  • Presented paper in the International symposium “Innovations and advancements in Agriculture and plant sciences (IAAPS- 2018) held at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Agriculture College during May 23rd 2018, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • International seminar on “ Emerging trends in Biological research, organized by Jamal Mohamed college, Tiruchirapalli, held during 3rd March 2018
  • Attended UGC state level Seminar on “Millets- A Gold coin” organized by Arul Anandar College, Karumathur, Madurai held during 10th February 2017.
  • Participated training on “Harnessing Social Media for Agricultural Development” held at Coimbatore, organized by MANAGE, Hyderabad during 20-23 June 2016.
  • Undergone training on “Self Management through Personal Profiling” held at Coimbatore, organized by MANAGE, Hyderabad 11-13 May, 2015.

Academic/ Research Experiences

  • Assistant Professor (Agronomy) - 2.9 years
  • Research Associate- 2.2 years
  • Project guide for final B.Sc. (Agri.) students
  • Year Co-ordinator - 2.9 years

Achievements and Awards

  • Young scientist of the award (2017) International Conference on Environment and Ecology, International Foundation for Environment and Ecology, Jharkhand.
  • Scientist Associate Award (2015) Society for Scientific Development of Agriculture and  Technology (SSDAT), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Best Paper Award (2015) National Seminar on REFPFOS- 2015, held at 12-13th March 2015, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • TNAU- Senior Research  Fellowship for Ph.D research from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. Fellowship (2007)
  • TNAU – Research Assistantship Competitive Scholarship for Ph.D. research from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University”.(2007)