Dr. A. Rathinasamy, Ph.D. (Soil Science & Agrl. Chemistry) is presently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam. He got ICAR Junior Research Fellowship for his M.Sc. (Agri) programme in Soil Science & Agrl. Chemistry. He has 20 years of experience in undergraduate teaching in the field of soil science. He has handled more than 40 courses for under graduate programme in various fields of soil science. He has guided 5 post graduate and 2 doctorate students of horticulture as advisory members. He has involved in training of extension officials and farmers in INM and also under IAMWARM scheme. He has published 3 text books, 12 research articles in national and international journals. He has specialized in Soil Fertility Management and micronutrient fertilization in horticultural crops.
B. Bakiyathu Saliha
Dr. B. Bakiyathu Saliha is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil and Environment, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai. She won the D. Raj Memorial Award for best M.Sc (Ag) student and Dr. Selvakumari & Canara bank gold medals for the Best Ph.D student in Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry. Experienced in Teaching, research and extension activities for the past 8 years including 3 years in Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam She has published 2 text books, 20 research articles and about 25 research notes, abstracts and full papers including the Proceedings of National and international seminars and conferences. Specialized in Soil Fertility Management and Enhancing the Nutrient Use Efficiency of crops. Currently she has handling two externally funded schemes as Principal Investigator including the GOI scheme on Evolving and Evaluating Soil and Crop specific Fertilizer Best Management Practices (FBMP's) for enhancing Agricultural Productivity.