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Dr. A. Balakrishnan, M.Sc., (Agri), Ph.D.
RVSPCH, Sempatti.
Dr. A. Balakrishnan is retired professor of TNAU, after completing his 38 years of noble service in TNAU and retired on superannuation on 31.5.2017. During his service, he worked as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Dean in various places such as Trichirapalli, Madurai, Periyakullam, Gullapuram and Vaigai Dam.
He is a good administrator as Dean, college of Agricultural Technology, Gullapiram for 2 years, Professor and Head Agricultural Research Station and Vaigai Dam for 6 years. During his services he worked as Coordinator, Academic Coordinator, NSS coordinator and accompanied students study tour in related to his academic activities.
 He published 8 International articles, 32 National articles, 60 Popular articles and book on Tropical Sugar beet. He is an International Scientist on Tropical Sugar Beet. He visited Syngenta Seeds Landskrona at Sweden, University of Idahao at USA for his research in Tropical Sugar beet and University of Western Sydney at Australia under teachers exchange program.
He has been awarded best teacher and best seed production center for ARS, Vaigai Dam in TNAU.. He guided MSc. (Agriculture) and PhD students in Agronomy faculty in TNAU. He was the member in Board of Studies (Agriculture) in TNAU and Gandhigrama Deemed University. During his service he had handled Agronomy Courses for UG, PG and PhD students and Completed 11 Research Projects and obtained 5 Schemes.