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Dr. Elangovan

Discipline: Economic Botany | Designation: Principal Scientist | At IIMR Since:2000

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Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field


Madura College, Madurai Kamaraj University 1989 Botany
M.Sc Annamalai University 1991 Botany
PhD Annamalai University 1996 Mutation Breeding
DIPC Annamalai University 1993 Pollution Control
DCPA Annamalai University 1996 Computer Application
PGDPM & IR Annamalai University 1997 Personnel Management
Rash.Vish. Uttar. Daksh.Bha.Hindi Pra.Sabha 1995 Hindi

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(years, months)

Principal Scientist

ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, Telangana 01-12-2014 to till date  
Principal Scientist ICAR Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 18-12-2012 to 30-11-2014 1 year and 11 months
Senior Scientist ICAR Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 18-12-2009 to
3 years
Senior Scientist
ICAR Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 18-12-2006
To 17-12-2009
3 years
Scientist (Sr. Scale)
ICAR National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 18-12-2001
To 17-12-2006
5 years
ICAR National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 22-12-2000
To 17-12-2001
1 year
ICAR Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod, Kerala 22-09-1999
To 21-12-2000
1 year and 3 months
ICAR Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Seed Farm, Kidu, Nettana, Karnataka 22-06-1998
To 21-09-1999
1 year and 3 months
Scientist ICAR Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station – Vittal, Karnataka 18-12-1997
To 21-06-1998
6 months

Current responsibilities:

  • Millets Genetic Resources Management, Genebank Curator
  • GIS mapping and Documentation
  • Organizing training on Biodiversity management, IPR, DUS testing and PVP

Recent 3 major contributions:

  • 31 explorations undertaken and 1650 acc. collected from 10 major sorghum and millets growing states which includes Sorghum (1128 acc.), Medicinal Plants (124), Finger millet (75), Foxtail millet (67), Pearl Millet (52), Little millet (44), Barnyard millet (28), Kodo millet (17), Proso millet (6) and 109 other crops. 47,858 accessions augmented from other national and international centers. 8,919 accessions characterized for different morpho-agronomic traits. 9,182 accessions multiplied. Seed of 10,321 accessions submitted to the National Genebank, NBPGR. 40,000 accessions (approx.) are being conserved in the IIMR-Genebank. 60,589 accessions distributed to the bonafied users. 6768 acc. of pre-breeding materials distributed.
  • Eight sweet sorghum varieties and one sweet sorghum hybrid, one dual-purpose, three forage varieties, two rabi grain sorghum contributed to AICSIP trials. 106 applications of varieties, parental lines and hybrids submitted to the PPV&FRA and 69 certificates of registration received.
  • Nine genetic stocks registered with NBPGR. 13 international journal articles, 37 national journal articles, 23 full paper articles, 26 books/technical bulletins, 24 book chapter, 15 course materials, 34 popular articles, 11 pamphlets, 6 manuals, 30 exploration reports, 91 conference papers, 16 status reports and 20 other reports. 20 trainings organized, 20 national and 4 international training and 128 conferences participated. Three trademarks registered for DSR, facilitated to sign 12 MoAs, 18 MoUs and one simple letter agreement, and developed IP assets management at institute. Facilitated 10 Import Permit from NBPGR-New Delhi; 38 SMTA from ICRISAT and 545 MTAs.

Deputations Abroad :

  • Regional Training Course on “Establishment and Management of Field Genebank for Conservation and Use” 1999, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia between 28 September and 9 November.
  • International training course on “Conservation and Management of Plant Genetic Resources in Agriculture”, fellowship sponsored by the The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) and organized by the Wageningen International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 6th May – 19th June 2006.
  • Training in the International programme on “Plant Variety Protection and DUS Testing for Indian Experts”, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Cambridge United Kingdom during 28th June – 9th July 2010 under the HRD Programme of ICAR – NAIP, Component I.

Recent awards and recognitions:

  • Reviewer in the “Revised Sorghum Descriptor” under the Bioversity International with the financial support of the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) (2007 – 2010)
  • Received “Best Poster I & III Award” during the National Seminar on Millets held at NIRD and organized by Directorate of Sorghum Research during 12th November 2010.
  • Received “Best DUS Test Centre” for outstanding contribution in testing, registration, documentation and publication during 2008-2011 by the Plant Authority during the National DUS Review Meeting on DUS Testing in 11th November 2011.
  • Received “Best Paper Presentation Award” during the National Conference on Agri-Biodiversity Management for Sustainable Rural Development at NAARM during 14-15th October 2013.
  • Second Best Poster Presentation Award for the paper on “Phenotyping rainy (kharif) sorghum for climate change (mid-season drought and heat tolerance) adaptation”. In: Global consultation on millets promotion for health & nutritional security, 18-20th December 2013. Society for Millets Research, Directorate of Sorghum Research.
  • Facilitator - SWOT analysis on ”Open Access to Agriculture Knowledgefor inclusive growth and Development” (In association with GFAR-FAO). 29-30th October 2014. National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad.
  • Received Award on Fellow of Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (FISPGR) for contribution of Plant Genetic Resources Management during 2013 from ISPGR at National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) on 5th March 2015.

Current collaborative activities:

  • NBPGR, SAUs and AICSIP centres on germplasm exchange and assembling
  • PPV&FRA on DUS Training; NAIF for IPR Training

Recent most significant publications:

  • Elangovan, M., Vilas A Tonapi, Avinash Singode, KV Raghavendra Rao, Raghunath Kulakarni, A Annapurna and TG Nageswara Rao, 2016. Potential Sorghum Genetic Resources Identified for Utilization. ICAR – Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana, India, 201 pp. ISBN: 81-89335-56-1.
  • Elangovan, M., and Vilas A Tonapi, 2016. Potential Sorghum Genotypes Identified for Utilization in AICSIP Centres (2004-2014). ICAR–Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana, India, 144 pp. ISBN: 81-89335-57-X.
  • Elangovan, M., 2015. Sorghum germplasm diversity in India. In: SK Soam and M Balakrishnan, Eds. Agrobiodiversity and Sustainable Rural Development. Published by New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi. 41-53 Pp.
  • Elangovan, M and P Kiran Babu, 2015. Genetic variability and diversity of sorghum landraces collected from Uttar Pradesh, India Indian Journal of Plant genetic Resources, 28(2): 213-221.

Other professional activities:

  • Member Secretary, Institute Germplasm Identification Committee, IIMR
  • Genebank Curator, IIMR, Hyderabad
  • Nodal Officer – HRD at IIMR

Certified that above facts are correct and I have repeatedly edited and verified to my full satisfaction.

Dr. M Elangovan

Last Updated on 4th August 2016

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