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Staff Id : 03883
Name : Dr. K. SARAVANAN
Designation : PROFESSOR
Qualification : M.Sc.(Ag.),Ph.D.,
Specialization : BIOMETRICAL GENETICS & HETEROSIS BREEDING
Date of Birth : 05-07-1971
Date of Joining : 19-01-1998
Present Address Contact Number E-Mail Address
Reader in Genetics and Plant Breeding,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Annamalai University - 608002
9445607623ksaravananau@gmail.com
Research Guidance
Discipline Awarded Guidance
M.Phil./M.E./M.Sc. 1214
Ph.D. 34


Conference /Seminar / Symposia / Workshop
Conference Seminar Symposia Workshop
National International
Attended 411526
Conducted --3--


Research Projects
Major Projects Minor Projects Total Amount (Rs.)
Completed 2-16,80,600
Ongoing ---
Teaching and Research Experience Industry Experience
19 Years2 Years
Journals Conference Books Published Popular Article
National International National International
13 45 3 3 5 -

List of Publications - National
Satheeshkumar, P., K. Saravanan and T. Sabesan, "Combining ability for yield and yield contributing characters in rice (Oryza sativa L.). .", Electronic J. of Plant Breeding, Volume 1, Number 5, 2010, pp. 1290-1293. 2010.
Sabesan T.,R. Suresh and K. Saravanan, "Genetic variability and correlation for yield and grain quality characters of rice grown in coastal saline low land of Tamil Nadu.", Electronic J. of Plant Breeding, Volume 1, Number 1, 2009, pp. 56-59. 2009.
Muniappan, S., K. Saravanan and B. Ramya, "Studies on genetic divergence and variability for certain economic characters in Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). .", Electronic J. of Plant Breeding, Volume 1, Number 4, 2009, pp. 462-465. 2010.
Anbanandan, V., K. Saravanan, M. Arun Kumar and J. Ganesan, "Path analysis in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Annamalai University Agrl. Res. Ann., Volume xxiii, Number -, 2008, pp. 47-49. 2008.
Anandan, A., T. Sabesan, K. Saravanan and J. Ganesan, "Heterosis in American cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) for quantitative characters.", J. of the Annamalai Univ., Agriculture, Volume -, Number -, 2004, pp. 123-126. 2004.
Prakash, M., K. Saravanan, B. Sunil Kumar, T. Sabesan and J. Ganesan, "Effect of 28 Homobrassinolides on morpho-physiological and yield attributes of groundnut (Arachis hypogeae L.).", J. of the Annamalai Univ., Agriculture, Volume -, Number -, 2004, pp. 149-153. 2004.
Saravanan, K., T. Sabesan, A. Anandan, M. Prakash and J. Ganesan, "Variability, heritability and genetic advance in bhendi (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench).", J. of the Annamalai Univ., Agriculture, Volume -, Number -, 2004, pp. 155-158. 2004.
Prakash,M., K.Saravanan, B.Sunilkumar and J.Ganesan, "Effect of Brassinosteroids on certain biochemical parameters in groundnut.", Ind. J. Pl. Physiol.,, Volume 8, Number 3, 2003, pp. 313-315. 2003.
Prakash, M., M.Sendhilkumar, K.Saravanan, K.Kannan and J. Ganesan, "Line x tester analysis in okra.", Ann. Agric. Res, Volume 23, Number 2, 2002, pp. 233-237. 2002.
Thirumurugan, T., S. Murugan, K. Saravanan, Y. Anbuselvam and J. Ganesan, "Correlation and path coefficient analysis in Eggplant. (Solanum melongena L.).", Annamalai University Agrl. Res. Ann, Volume XX, Number 1, 2002, pp. 23-28. 2002.
Thirumurugan, T., S. Murugan, K. Saravanan, Y. Anbuselvam and J. Ganesan, "Studies on genetic divergence analysis in Eggplant. (Solanum melongena L.).", Annamalai University Agrl. Res. Ann, Volume XX, Number 1, 2002, pp. 17-22. 2002.
Anbuselvam.Y., N. Manivannan, K.Saravanan and J. Ganesan, "Variability in Aggregatum Onion (Allium cepa var aggregatum). .", Madras Agrl. J, Volume 86, Number 10-12, 2000, pp. 685-687. 2000.
Saravanan.K., N. Manivannan, Y.Anbuselvam and J. Ganesan, "Variability, Heritability and Genetic advance in Sesame. (Sesamum indicum L.).", Madras Agrl. J, Volume 87, Number 1-3, 2000, pp. 163-164. 2000.
List of Publications - International
Ramya, B. and K. Saravanan, " Genetic variability and correlation studies on grain yield of rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Journal of Ecobiol., Volume 33, Number 2, 2014, pp. 103-109. 2014.
Satheesh Kumar, P. and K. Saravanan, "Heterosis for yield and yield components in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Intenational journal of Advances in doctoral Research, Volume 2, Number 12, 2013, pp. 20-21. 2013.
Satheesh Kumar, P. and K. Saravanan, "Studies on combining ability for yield attributes in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", International Journal of Current Agricultural Research, Volume 2, Number 12, 2013, pp. 56-58. 2013.
Satheesh Kumar, P. and K. Saravanan, "Genetic divergence, variability and correlation studies in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Plant Archives, Volume 13, Number 1, 2013, pp. 369-373. 2013.
Pachiyappan,R and K.Saravanan, "Genetic divergence analysis in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench).", Plant Archives, Volume 12, Number 1, 2012, pp. 331-334. 2012.
Satheesh Kumar, P. and K. Saravanan, "Genetic divergence analysis for grain yield and quality traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Plant Archives, Volume 12, Number 2, 2012, pp. 639-644. 2012.
Pachiyappan,R., K.Saravanan and R. Kumar, " Combining ability analysis I Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.).", Golden Research Thoughts, Volume 2, Number 2, 2012, pp. 1-6. 2012.
Pachiyappan,R., K.Saravanan and R. Kumar, "Heterosis in yield and yield components in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.).", Inernational journal of current Agricultural Sciences, Volume 2, Number 6, 2012, pp. 17-19. 2012.
Ramya, B., K. Saravanan and P. Satheesh Kumar, "Genetic parameters of variability, correlation and path coefficient studies for grain yield and other yield attributes traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Plant Archives, Volume 12, Number 2, 2012, pp. 711-715. 2012.
Sathesh Kumar, P. and K. Saravanan, "Genetic variability, correlation and path analysis in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", International Journal of current research, Volume 4, Number 9, 2012, pp. 82-85. 2012.
Anitha Vasline, Y. and K. Saravanan, "An assessment of induced mutations in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.).", Plant Archives, Volume 11, Number 1, 2011, pp. 45-47. 2011.
Satheeshkumar, P. and K. Saravanan, "Studies on heterosis over better parent and standard parent for yield traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Plant Archives, Volume 11, Number 2, 2011, pp. 883-886. 2011.
Pachiyappan,R and K.Saravanan, "Genetic variability and correlation for yield and fruit quality characters of Bhendi.", Romanian Journal of biology plant biology, Volume 56, Number 0, 2011, pp. 11-16. 2011.
Anbanandan V. and K. Saravanan, " Genetic variability in interspecific and intergeneric progenies in sugarcane.", Plant Archives, Volume 10, Number 2, 2010, pp. 627-632. 2010.
Saravanan, K. and T. Sabesan, "Genetic divergence analysis of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Grown in coastal saline low land of Tamil nadu, India.", Plant Archives, Volume 10, Number 2, 2010, pp. 685-688. 2010.
Saravanan, K., and T. Sabesan., "Association analysis and path analysis for yield and its contributing traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.) .", Internat. J. Plant Sci. , Volume 4, Number 1, 2009, pp. 27-29. 2009.
Anbanandan, V., K. Saravanan and T. Sabesan, "Variability, heritability and genetic advance in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Internat. J. Plant Sci. , Volume 4, Number 1, 2009, pp. 61-63. 2009.
Arivoli, V., K. Saravanan and M. Prakash, "A study on D2 analysis in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Internat. J. Plant Sci. , Volume 4, Number 1, 2009, pp. 157-160. 2009.
Sabesan, T., K. Saravanan and A. Anandan, "Genetic divergence analysis for certain yield and quality traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.) grown in irrigated saline low land of annamalainagar, South India.", J. Central European Agriculture, Volume 10, Number 4, 2009, pp. 405-410. 2009.
Saravanan, K., T. Sabesan and S. Thriugnana Kumar, "Heterosis for yield and yield components in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Ad. Plant Sci., Volume 21, Number 1, 2008, pp. 119-121. 2008.
Saravanan, K., V. Anbanandan, T. Sabesan and S. Thriugnana Kumar, "Genotype x environment interaction for yield and yield contributing characters in rice.", Internat. J. Plant Sci., Volume 2, Number 2, 2007, pp. 1-4. 2007.
Anbanandan, V., K. Saravanan and T. Sabesan, "Genetic architecture of yield and in components in sesame.", Internat. J. Plant Sci., Volume 2, Number 2, 2007, pp. 23-25. 2007.
Saravanan,K., V. Anbanandan and P. Sathees Kumar, "Heterosis for yield and yield components in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Crop Res.,, Volume 31, Number 2, 2006, pp. 242-244. 2006.
Prakash, M., K. Saravanan, B. Sunil Kumar, T. Sabesan, J. Gokulakrishnan, S. Suganthi and J. Ganesan, "Response of brassinosteroids on growth and pod yield of groundnut.", Crop Res.,, Volume 31, Number 3, 2006, pp. 419-423. 2006.
Sunil Kumar, B., M. Prakash, K. Saravanan and J. Ganesan, "Biophysical and morpho-physiological basis of heterosis in mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek).", Res. On Crops, Volume 7, Number 1, 2006, pp. 318-320. 2006.
Gopi, P., M. Prakash, K. Saravanan, B. Sunil Kumar, P. Karuppiah and J. Ganesan, "Studies on combining ability in greengram (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek).", Res. On Crops, Volume 7, Number 3, 2006, pp. 743-747. 2006.
Saravanan, K., B. Ramya, P. Satheesh Kumar and T. Sabesan, "Combining ability for yield and quality characters in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Oryza., , Volume 43, Number 4, 2006, pp. 274-277. 2006.
Bharathi Veeramani B., M. Prakash, S. Jagadeesan, S. Kavimani, K. Saravanan and J. Ganesan, "Variability studies in M2 generation of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Var VRI 2.", Legume Res.,, Volume 28, Number 1, 2005, pp. 68-70. 2005.
Elayaraja K., M. Prakash, B.Sunil kumar, K. Saravanan and J. Ganesan, "Effect of physical and chemical mutagens on certain quantitative characters in rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Crop Res.,, Volume 30, Number 2, 2005, pp. 309-312. 2005.
Saravanan K., T. Sabesan, N. Senthil Kumar and J. Ganesan, "Triple test cross analysis in bhendi (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench).", Indian J. Agric. Res.,, Volume 39, Number 4, 2005, pp. 242-248. 2005.
Senthil Kumar N., S. Thirugnanakumar, K. Saravanan and J. Ganesan, "Heterosis and Inbreeding Depression for yield and yield components in bhendi (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench).", Agric. Sci. Digest, Volume 25, Number 2, 2005, pp. 142-144. 2005.
Senthil Kumar, N., K. Saravanan, T. Sabesan and J. Ganesan, "Genetics of yield components in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench).", Indian J. Agric. Res.,, Volume 39, Number 2, 2005, pp. 150-153. 2005.
Elayaraja, K., M. Prakash, K. Saravanan, B. Sunil Kumar and J. Ganesan, "Studies on variability heritability and genetic advance for certain quantitative characters in mutant population of rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Crop Res.,, Volume 29, Number 1, 2005, pp. 134-137. 2005.
Prakash , M., K. Elayaraja, R. Ilayaraja, B. Sunil Kumar, K. Saravanan and J. Ganesan, "Breeding for physiological traits in green gram (Vigna radiate (L.) Wilczek).", Legume Res., , Volume 27, Number 3, 2004, pp. 205-208. 2004.
Saravanan, K., T. Sabesan, P. Thangavel, J. Siddesh Kumar and J. Ganesan, "Heterosis for yield and yield components in black gram (Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper).", Legume Res.,, Volume 27, Number 3, 2004, pp. 209-212. 2004.
Thangavel, P., T. Sabesan, K. Saravanan, N. Veeramani and J. Ganesan, "Combining ability studies in black gram (Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper).", Legume Res.,, Volume 27, Number 3, 2004, pp. 213-216. 2004.
Elayaraja, K., M. Prakash, K. Saravanan, B. Sunil Kumar and J. Ganesan, "Studies on variability and heritability in M2 generation of rice (Oryza sativa L.).", Res. On Crops, Volume 5, Number 2&3, 2004, pp. 240-242. 2004.
Prakash, M., K.Saravanan, B.Sunilkumar, S.Jagadeesan and J. Ganesan, "Effect of plant growth regulators and micronutrients on yield attributes of sesame.", Sesamum and Safflower News letter, Volume 18, Number 1, 2003, pp. 58-60. 2003.
Loganathan, P., K. Saravanan, P. Thangavel and J. Ganesan, "Heterosis for yield and yield components in greengram (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek).", Legume Res.,, Volume 24, Number 2, 2001, pp. 77-81. 2001.
Loganathan, P., K. Saravanan, and J. Ganesan, "Genetic divergence in greengram (Vigna radiata L.,).", Res. On Crops, Volume 2, Number 3, 2001, pp. 386-389. 2001.
Loganathan, P., K. Saravanan, and J. Ganesan, "Genetic variability in greengram (Vigna radiata L.,).", Res. On Crops, Volume 2, Number 3, 2001, pp. 396-397. 2001.
Loganathan, P., K. Saravanan, and J. Ganesan, "Combining ability in greengram (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilezek).", Res. On Crops, Volume 2, Number 3, 2001, pp. 398-403. 2001.
Saravanan. K, P. Umashankar, M. Prakash, N. Manivanan and J. Ganesan, "Studies on mean and variance of sibs in third generations crosses on sesame (Sesamum indicum L..", Sesamum and Safflower News letter, Volume 15, Number 1, 2000, pp. 33-35. 2000.
Thangavel, P., K. Saravanan, P. Senthil Kumar, Y. Anbuselvam and J. Ganesan, "Variability, heritability and Genetic advance in sesame. (Sesamum indicum L.).", Sesamum and Safflower News letter, Volume 15, Number 1, 2000, pp. 19-22. 2000.
Anita vasline, Y., K. Saravanan and J. Ganesan, "Studies on variability hertability and genetic advance in the mutant population for certain characters in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.).", Sesamum and Safflower News letter, Volume 15, Number 1, 2000, pp. 39-43. 2000.
List of Conferences - National
Narayanan, R., M. Prakash, S. Padmavathi, K. Saravanan, B. Sunil Kumar, S. Suganthi and J. Ganesan, Studies on heterosis of seedling parameters in rice (Oryza sativa L.) hybrids, Proceeding of National Seminar on Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture (RMSA), Mar 17-18, 2005, Department of Agronomy, Annamalai University, pp. 42-44. Department of Agronomy, Annamalai University, Department of Agronomy, Annamalai University.
Ramya, B., A. Anandan, T. Sabesan, K. Saravanan and J. Ganesan, Use of molecular techniques in breeding for stress tolerance, In Proceedings of National science day-2005, Feb 28-28, 2005, CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, pp. 27-33. CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University.
Ramya, B., T. Sabesan, K. Saravanan, A. Anandan and J. Ganesan, Are we moving towards hydrological poverty, Proceedings of National science day-2005, Feb 28-28, 2005, CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, pp. 33-35. CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University.
List of Conferences - International
Ganesan,J., M.Prakash and K. Saravanan, Sesame Crop Improvement Vol.I, Proceedings of the Joint FAO/IAEA fellowship training programme on sesame improvement through mutation techniques, Nov 5-4, 2000, Department of Agricultural Botany, Annamalai University, pp. 1-248. Annamalai nagar, Chidambaram, Department of Agricultural Botany, Annamalai University.
Ganesan,J., M.Prakash and K. Saravanan, Sesame Genetics and Cytogenetics Vol.II, Proceedings of the Joint FAO/IAEA fellowship training programme on sesame improvement through mutation techniques, Nov 5-4, 2000, Department of Agricultural Botany, Annamalai University, pp. 61-173. Annamalai nagar, Chidambaram, Department of Agricultural Botany, Annamalai University.
Ganesan,J., M.Prakash and K. Saravanan, Sesame Crop Production Vol. III,, Proceedings of the Joint FAO/IAEA fellowship training programme on sesame improvement through mutation techniques, Nov 5-4, 2000, Department of Agricultural Botany, Annamalai University, pp. 174-206. Annamalai nagar, Chidambaram, Department of Agricultural Botany, Annamalai University.
List of Book Published
Saravanan, K. T. Sabesan and M. Prakash, Legumes : Their Production, Improvement and Protection, Sathish Serial Publishing House, Delhi: Sathish Serial Publishing House, ISBN 81-89304-70-4, pp. 65-69. Sep 2009.
Saravanan, K. and T. Sabesan, Crop Improvement Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture, Sri Velan Pathippagam, Chidambaram: Sri Velan Pathippagam, ISBN No.: 978-81-909322-1-9, pp. 161-165. Jul 2009.
Sabesan, T. and K. Saravanan, Crop Improvement Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture, Sri Velan Pathippagam, Chidambaram: Sri Velan Pathippagam, ISBN No.: 978-81-909322-1-9, pp. 199-202. Jul 2009.
Satheesh kumar, P., V. Arivoli and K. Saravanan, Crop Improvement Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture, Sri Velan Pathippagam, Chidambaram: Sri Velan Pathippagam, ISBN No.: 978-81-909322-1-9, pp. 237-241. Jul 2009.
S. Thirugnanakumar, K. Saravanan, N. Senthil Kumar, A. Anandan and R. Eswaran , Quantitative Genetics and Crop Breeding, New India Publishing Agency, 101, vikas Surya Plaza, CU Block, L.S.C. Mkt., Pitam Pura, New Delhi - 110 008: New India Publishing Agency, ISBN : 978-93-80235-98-1, pp. 199-222. Sep 2012, www.nipabooks.com e-mail : info@nipabooks.com.
List of Awards /Honours / Memberships
Member of International Journal of Agricultural Sciences (2012-2013) - IJAS/98/12
Member of Advances in Plant Sciences (2006-2007) - 3292
Member of Advances in Plant Sciences (2007-2008) - 3682
Member of Plant Archives (2010 - 2011) - 1483
Annamalai University Agriculture Alumni Association (AUAAA) - 457
Life member of Indian Plant Breeders Association - LM-279