Dr. V. Thondaiman

Dr. V. Thondaiman
Discipline:Horticulture Designation: Scientist Since April, 2014
Email: Thondaiman.V@icar.gov.in Mobile: +91-9427881172 / 09942725528

Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute/ University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field
BSc Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 2003 Horticulture
MSc Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 2005 Horticulture
PhD Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 2012 Spices and Plantation Crops


Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period(From-to) Duration(years, months)
Senior Research Fellow Tamil Nadu Agricultural University NAIP, HC&RIW;, Trichy, TNAU 15.09.2011 to 31.12.2012 1 year 3 months
Horticulture Offier State Govt. Tamil Nadu Department of Horticulture, Trichy, Tamil Nadu 16.08.2013 to 31.12.2013 4 months
Scientist ICAR, New Delhi ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Anand, Gujarat, India 09.04.2014 to till date

Current responsibilities:

  • Breeding of Mamejo (Enicostemma axillare (Lam.) Raynal) for high herbage yield and high swertiamarin content

Recent 3 major contributions:

Recent awards and recognitions:

  • Dr. K. Balaraman Award for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Horticulture and Gold Medal -2013

Current collaborative activities:

Recent most significant publications:

  • Thondaiman V and Parthiban S, (2013). Role of growth regulators and chemicals on growth, yield and quality traits of Ginger (Zingiber officinalis Rosc.). Intl. J. Hort., 3(16): 91-95.
  • Thondaiman V, Rajamani K, Shoba N, John Joel A and Senthil N, (2013). Variability studies and identification of high yielding plus trees of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) in Tamil Nadu. African J. Agri. Res., 8(26): 3444-3453
  • Thondaiman V, Rajamani K, Senthil N, Shoba N and John Joel A, (2013). Genetic diversity in cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) plus trees in Tamil Nadu by simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. African J. Biotech., 12(30): 4747-4753.

Other professional activities:

  • Life member and Executive Body member of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Association of India (MAPAI), ICAR-DMAPR, Anand