K. P. Dhamu obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Statistics from Loyola College and Presidency College, Chennai respectively. He took his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Econometrics from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU). He worked as lecturer in Statistics during 1975-77 at Loyola College, Chennai and subsequently at TNAU thereafter. He was an invitee to the Conference ‘Microcomputer Applications in Agricultural Research’ at International Rice Research Institute, Philippines during 1984. He has published 30 papers in reputed journals of national and international importance and co-authored one book, ‘Statistical Workbook in Insecticide Toxicology’ published in 1990. His latest book, ‘Statistical Methods’ for post-graduate students in Agriculture and allied subjects published during 2007 is widely accepted by the student community. He is serving as a resource person in different Universities and Institutes and acclaimed as a well known statistical consultant among research scholars. He is a member in the editorial board of a leading national journal.
K. Ramamoorthy, Professor of Seed Science and Technology, now Dean of Agricultural College and Research institute, Madurai did his M.Sc. (Ag.) at TNAU during 1975-77. He was a recipient of prestigious Khaira Research Fellowship of College of Agriculture, Calcutta University, W.B. for his Ph.D. under the able guidance of Prof. R.N. Basu, Chairman, West Bengal State Agricultural Commission and former Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University. He has 30 years of experience in teaching and research and published 105 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He has authored seven books in agriculture and allied subjects. As a member, he serves in the Committees for monitoring and upgradation of Seed Testing Laboratories, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and Board of Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore. He is acting as the panel member in the editorial board of four leading national journals in Agriculture and now is the Principal Investigator in a number of schemes funded by Government of India, ICAR and private organizations