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Staff Id : 02963
Name : Dr. V. SELVANARAYANAN
Designation : PROFESSOR
Qualification : M.Sc.(Agri),Ph.D.,
Specialization : Host Plant Resistance, Integrated Pest Management
Date of Birth : 18-05-1968
Date of Joining : 19-02-1993
Present Address Contact Number E-Mail Address
57/17, Periyar Street,
Chidambaram-608 001.
9443332024selvaento@gmail.com
Research Guidance
Discipline Awarded Guidance
M.Phil./M.E./M.Sc. 141
Ph.D. 51


Conference /Seminar / Symposia / Workshop
Conference Seminar Symposia Workshop
National International
Attended 3101712
Conducted --1-2


Research Projects
Major Projects Minor Projects Total Amount (Rs.)
Completed 2717,03,510
Ongoing -735,69,000
Teaching and Research Experience Industry Experience
25 Years -
Journals Conference Books Published Popular Article
National International National International
29 15 14 10 46

List of Publications - National
Suganya, T. and Selvanarayanan, V. , "In vitro study on the effect of bhendi varieties on the infectivity of Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill to Spodoptera litura Fab.", Journal of Biopesticides, Volume 3, Number Special Issue, 2010, pp. 369-372. 2010.
Vijai Anand, G., Selvanarayanan, V. and Tholkappian, P., "Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and bio-inoculants on host plant resistance to Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel on Sesame, Sesamum indicum Linn.", Journal of Biopesticides, Volume 3, Number 1, 2010, pp. 152-154. 2010.
Sajad Hussain Mir and Selvanarayanan, V. , "Biophysical and biochemical basis of resistance in the selected cowpea accessions against insect pests.", Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture, Volume 5, Number 1, 2010, pp. 68-69. 2010.
Balaji, K. and Selvanarayanan, V, "Evaluation of resistance in sesame germplasm against shoot webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis.", Indian Journal of Plant Protection, Volume 37, Number 1 & 2, 2009, pp. 35-38. 2009.
Suganya, T. and Selvanarayanan, V., "Varietal variation in tomato vis--vis pathogenicity of Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. against leaf eating caterpillar, Spodoptera litura Fab.", Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Volume 22, Number Special Issue, 2009, pp. 572-575. ISSN: 0972-1061.
Muthukumaran, N. and Selvanarayanan, V. , "The role of biofertilizers on resistance of tomato to fruitworm.", Insect Environment, Volume 15, Number 3, 2009, pp. 142-143. 2009.
Thirumalai, M. and Selvanarayanan, V., "Suppression of sugarcane internode borer (Chilo sacchariphagus indicus Kapur) by sequential release of parasitoids.", Hexapoda, Volume 16, Number 2, 2009, pp. 114-117. 2009.
Gopalakrishnan, R. and Selvanarayanan, V., "Antixenosis resistance in EMS induced mutant tomato accession against the fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).", Hexapoda, Volume 16, Number 2, 2009, pp. 126-129. 2009.
Sajad Hussain Mir and Selvanarayanan, V. , "Field screening of cowpea accessions for resistance against insect pests.", Bulletin of Agricultural Sciences, Volume 6, Number 2, 2009, pp. 113-116. 2009.
Sajad Hussain Mir and Selvanarayanan, V. , "Tritrophic interaction among manorial schedule, fertilizers, resistant varieties and incidence of pests.", Bulletin of Agricultural Sciences, Volume 6, Number 2, 2009, pp. 117-121. 2009.
Sajad Hussain Mir and Selvanarayanan, V. , "Biophysical and biochemical factors of resistance in selected cowpea accessions.", Bulletin of Biological Sciences, Volume 7, Number 3, 2009, pp. 147-149. 2009.
Muthukumaran, N. and Selvanarayanan, V. , "Hairs in tomatoes hinder insects.", Agrobios Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 6, 2009, pp. 31-32. 2009.
Murugaraj, P., Nachiappan, RM. and Selvanarayanan, V. , "Efficacy of Emamectin benzoate (Proclaim 05 SG against tomato fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).", Pestology, Volume 30, Number 1, 2006, pp. 11-16. 2006.
Vijai Anandh, G. and Selvanarayanan, V, "Reaction of sesame germplasm against shoot webber, Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel and phyllody.", Indian Journal of Plant Protection, Volume 33, Number 1, 2005, pp. 35-38. ISSN:0253-4355.
Sivakumar, R., Nachiappan, RM. and Selvanarayanan, V, "Field efficacy of profenofos against shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis (Guenee) of eggplant.", Pestology, Volume 27, Number 11, 2003, pp. 23-25. 2003.
Sivakumar, R., Nachiappan, RM. and Selvanarayanan, V, "Profenofos, a potential insecticide against tomato fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).", Pestology, Volume 27, Number 11, 2003, pp. 13-16. 2003.
Sivakumar, R., Nachiappan, RM. and Selvanarayanan, V, "Field evaluation of profenofos (Curacron ) against selected pests of okra.", Pestology, Volume 27, Number 1, 2003, pp. 7-11. 2003.
Santhakumar, J., Vijayalakshmi, N.K., Jhancy Rani Lakshmi Bai, V., Arivudainambi, S. and Selvanarayanan, V. , "Preliminary trials on the antifeedant properties of certain plant extracts against Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata (F.).", Insect Environment, Volume 8, Number 4, 2003, pp. 184-185. 2003.
Pushpalatha, S., Nachiappan, RM. and Selvanarayanan, V, "Lambda cyhalothrin: an effective insecticide against mango hopper, Amritodus atkinsoni Leth. (Homoptera: Cicadellidae).", Pestology, Volume 26, Number 8, 2002, pp. 35-37. 2002.
Dhakshinamoorthy, G. and Selvanaryanan, V, "Evaluation of certain natural products against pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (Fab.) infesting stored green gram.", Insect Environment, Volume 8, Number 1, 2002, pp. 29-30. 2002.
Selvanarayanan, V. and Narayanasamy, P., "Resistance in indigenous and exotic tomatoes against the fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).", Insect Environment, Volume 7, Number 1, 2001, pp. 6-7. 2001.
Arivudainambi, S., Selvanarayanan, V. and Vikash, P., "Enhancing the efficacy and persistency of Spodoptera litura (Fab.) nuclear polyhedrosis virus using UV irradiation protectants.", Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, Volume 38, Number 11, Nov 2000, pp. 1175-1176. ISSN: 0019-5189 .
Sharmila Bharathi, C., Umamaheswari, T., Kanagarajan, R., Arivudainambi, S, and Selvanarayanan, V. 1999, "Feeding site preference of okra red spider mites.", Journal of Acrology, Volume 14, Number 1 & 2, 1999, pp. 80-81. 1999.
Umamaheswari, T., Sharmila Bharathi, C., Kanagarajan, R., Arivudainambi, S, and Selvanarayanan, V, "Neem formulations and castor oil -– A safe way to manage okra red spider mites.", Journal of Acrology, Volume 14, Number 1 & 2, 1999, pp. 77-79. 1999.
Jose, F., Nachiappan, RM. and Selvanarayanan, V., "Management of jasmine eriophyid mite, Aceria jasmini C. (Acari: Eriophyidae).", Journal of Acrology, Volume 14, Number 1 & 2, 1999, pp. 41-44. 1999.
Jose, F., Nachiappan, RM. and Selvanarayanan, V., "Seasonal incidence of jasmine eriophyid mite, Aceria jasmini C. (Acari: Eriophyidae) and its influence on the foliar biochemical factors.", Journal of Acrology, Volume 14, Number 1 & 2, 1999, pp. 45-46. 1999.
Raveendran, N., Selvanarayanan, V., Ganesan, S. and Raman, K, "Bioefficacy of certain botanical formulations against the groundnut leafminer, Aproaerema modicella (Deventer) (Gelechiidae: Lepidoptera).", Pestology, Volume 22, Number 1, 1998, pp. 26-28. 1998.
Selvanarayanan, V. and Baskaran, P., "Efficacy of non-conventional insecticides against the sesame shoot webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Dup.", Indian Journal of Entomology, Volume 58, Number 4, 1996, pp. 326-336. 1996.
Selvanarayanan, V., "Shoot webber and capsule borer in sesame: A menace and means to suppress.", Plant Breeding Newsletter, Volume 4, Number 1, 1994, pp. 1-2. 1994.
List of Publications - International
Karthikeyan, A. and Selvanarayanan, V., "In vitro efficacy of Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill and Verticillium lecanii (Zimm.) Viegas against selected insect pests of cotton.", Recent Research in Science and Technology, Volume 3, Number 2, 2011, pp. 142-143. ISSN: 2076-5061.
Amala Hyacinth, A.M. and Selvanarayanan, V., "Field evaluation of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) accessions for resistance against leaf hopper, Amrasca biguttula biguttula (Ishida).", Journal of Phytology, Volume 3, Number 10, 2011, pp. 36-37. ISSN: 2075-6240.
Muthukumaran, N. and Selvanarayanan, V. , "Induction of resistance in tomato against Helicoverpa armigera using biofertilizers.", Recent Research in Science and Technology, Volume 1, Number 1, 2009, pp. 1-3. ISSN: 2076-5061.
Thirumalai, M., Seenivasagan, R. and Selvanarayanan, V., "Studies on the seasonal incidence of sugarcane internode borer, Chilo sacchariphagus indicus (Kapur) in Tamil Nadu, India.", Recent Research in Science and Technology, Volume 1, Number 2, 2009, pp. 46-47. ISSN: 2076-5061.
Gopalakrishnan, R. and Selvanarayanan, V., "Preliminary evaluation of mutant tomato accessions for resistance against whitefly, Bemisia tabaci Genn. (Aleyrodidae: Hemiptera).", Advances in Biological Research, Volume 3, Number 5-6, 2009, pp. 159-161. ISSN: 1992-0067.
Gopalakrishnan, R. and Selvanarayanan, V. , "Determination of lethal dose values for diethyl sulphate and ethyl methane sulphonate induced mutagenesis in insect tolerant tomato accessions.", Plant Archives, Volume 9, Number 2, 2009, pp. 763-764. 2009.
Muthukumaran, N. and Selvanarayanan, V., "Resistance in hybrid derivatives of Lycopersicon accessions against leaf caterpillar, Spodoptera litura Fab.", Insect Science, Volume 15, Number 2, Apr 2008, pp. 141-146. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7917.2008.00194.x.
Selvanarayanan, V. and Narayanasamy, P., "Factors of resistance in tomato accessions against the fruit worm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner)..", Crop Protection, Volume 25, Number 10, Oct 2006, pp. 1075-1079. 2006.
Selvanarayanan, V. and Narayanasamy, P., "Assessment of tomato germplasm for resistance to fruit borer, Helicoverpa (=Heliothis) armigera Hubner..", International Journal of Vegetable Science, Volume 12, Number 1, 2006, pp. 71-79. DOI:10.1300/J484v12n01-07.
Selvanarayanan, V. and Muthukumaran, N. , "Insect resistance in tomato accessions and their hybrid derivatives in Tamil Nadu, India..", Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Ghent University, Volume 70, Number 4, May 2005, pp. 613-624. ISSN 1379-1176 .
Selvanarayanan, V. and Narayanasamy, P., "Antixenosis resistance in tomato against fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).", International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, Volume 24, Number 3, Sep 2004, pp. 201-206. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/IJT200424.
Selvanarayanan, V. and Baskaran, P. , "Biology and spinning behaviour of sesame shoot webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel. (Lepidoptera: Pyraustidae).", Sesame and Safflower Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 1, 2000, pp. 68-70. FAO, Rome.
Selvanarayanan, V. and Selvamuthukumaran, T. , "Field resistance of sesame cultivars against phyllody disease transmitted by Orosius albicinctus Distant.", Sesame and Safflower Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 1, 2000, pp. 71-74. FAO, Rome.
Selvanarayanan, V. and Baskaran, P., "Can the sesame shoot webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel be controlled chemically?.", Sesame and Safflower Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 1, 1999, pp. 55-60. FAO, Rome.
Selvanarayanan, V. and Baskaran, P. , "Varietal response of sesame to the shoot webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel. (Lepidoptera: Pyraustidae).", International Journal of Pest Management, Volume 42, Number 4, Oct 1996, pp. 335-336. DOI:10.1080/09670879609372017.
List of Conferences - National
Selvanarayanan, V. , Sustainable Agriculture: Present Status, Paradigm Shifts and Prospects, State level seminar on Environmental Conservation and Water Resource Management , Jan 29-30, 2015, Chennai, pp. 21-22. Chennai, Government Arts College for Men (Autonomous), Nandanam.
Selvanarayanan, V. , Pest Control in Food Industry: Present Trends and Future Thrusts, Proceedings of the National Conference on Career and Research Trends in Food Processing, Jun 24-25, 2011, Thanjavur, pp. 40-41. Thanjavur, Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology.
Selvanarayanan, V., Recent Trends in Research on Crop Resistance to Insect Pests, Proceedings of National Seminar on Innovative Crop Improvement Techniques, Feb 17-18, 2011, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, pp. 103-104. Annamalai Nagar, Annamalai University.
Selvanarayanan, V. , Induced Resistance: An innovative tool to manage insects, Dr. C.S. Venkata Ram Memorial Annual Tea Colloquium , Sep 20-21, 2010, Tea Research Foundation, pp. 3-4. Valparai, UPASI.
Selvanarayanan, V., Gopalakrishnan, R. and S. Kavitha , Biorational Nutrient Management befits biophysical and biochemical factors of resistance in crop plants, Biotechnological and Biorational Approaches for Pest Management in Agriculture, Nov 6-7, 2009, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, pp. 42-49. Karnataka, Ethological Society of India.
Sajad Hussian Mir and Selvanarayanan, V, Field screening of cowpea accessions for resistance against selected insect pests, Legumes: Their Production, Improvement and Protection, Mar 6-7, 2008, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, pp. 331-337. Delhi, Sathish Serial Publishing House.
Selvanarayanan, V. , Reviving cultural strategies and redefining nutrient supplies for an effective insect pest management, Ecofriendly Insect Pest Management, Feb 7-8, 2008, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, pp. 226-229. New Delhi, Elite Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
Gopalakrishnan, R., V. Selvanarayanan and P. Tholkappian, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) induced insect resistance in tomato, Abstracts of National Conference on Microbial Technology for Second Green Revolution, Mar 28-29, 2007, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, pp. 88-89. Annamalai Nagar, Annamalai University.
Karthikeyan, A. and Selvanarayanan, V. , Validating the bioefficacy of commercial entomopathogenic formulations against key insect pests of okra, Recent Trends in Insect Pest Management, Feb 1-2, 2007, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, pp. 155-161. New Delhi, Elite Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
Selvanarayanan, V., Induction of resistance in crop plants against insect pests -– an attempt with bioinoculants, Recent Trends in Insect Pest Management, Feb 1-2, 2007, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, pp. 16-23. New Delhi, Elite Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
Dhakshinamoorthy, G. and V. Selvanarayanan, Host plant resistance in Lycopersicon accessions and their hybrid derivatives against Helicoverpa armigera Hubner, Proceedings of National Symposium on Biomanagement of Insect Pests, Mar 29-31, 2003, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, pp. 95-96. Annamalai Nagar, Annamalai University.
Selvanarayanan, V. and P. Baskaran, Integrated Management of sesame shoot webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Dup., Abstracts of National Seminar on Sesame Crop Improvement and Future Prospects, Feb 28-1, 2001, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, pp. 83-84. Annamalai Nagar, Annamalai University.
Selvanarayanan, V. and P. Narayanasamy, Resistance of tomato accessions against the fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner), Strategies in Integrated Pest Management: Current trends and Future Prospects, Feb 1-2, 2001, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, pp. 134-141. New Delhi, Phoenix Publishing House Pvt. Ltd..
Selvanarayanan, V. and P. Narayanasamy, Identification of tomato accessions resistant against the fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera Hubner, Proceedings of National Symposium on Vistas of Entomological Research for the New Millennium, Dec 28-30, 2000, Guru Nanak College, pp. 39-40. Chennai, Entomology Academy of India.
List of Conferences - International
Selvanarayanan, V. and Saravanaraman, M. , Conventional and Contemporary Approaches in exploiting insect resistance in crop plants, International Conference on Innovative Insect Management Approaches for Sustainable Agro Eco-system , Jan 27-30, 2015, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai, pp. 225-227. Madurai, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
Selvanarayanan, V. and A. Karthikeyan, Enhancing the field efficacy of entomopathogenic fungi: Obstacles, Options and Opportunities, 4th Biopesticide International Conference (BIOCICON 2013), Nov 28-30, 2013, St. Xaviers's College, pp. 57-58. Palayamkottai, Tamil nadu, India, Crop Protection Research Centre.
Saravanaraman, M., Balaji, K. and Selvanarayanan, V., Inducing resistance in sesamum accessions against shoot webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel through mutation breeding, New Horizons in Insect Science: Towards Sustainable Pest Management, Feb 14-17, 2013, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangaluru, pp. 283-292. New Delhi, Springer India.
Selvanarayanan, V., Redesigning Research on Crop Resistance to Insects: Experiences with Tomato, New Horizons in Insect Science: Towards Sustainable Pest Management, Feb 14-17, 2013, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangaluru, pp. 293-306. New Delhi, Springer India.
Selvanarayanan, V. , Research on Insect Resistance in tomato: Present Trends and Future Thrusts, International Symposium on Insect Pest Management , Feb 23-25, 2011, St. Xaviers's College, Palayamkottai, India, pp. 365-371. Palayamkottai, Tamil nadu, Entomology Research Institute, St. Xavier's College.
Muthukumaran, N. and Selvanarayanan, V, Influence of inorganic nutrients on resistance in tomato to fruitworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Insect Pest Management, A Current Scenario, Feb 23-25, 2011, St. Xaviers's College, Palayamkottai, India, pp. 476-479. Palayamkottai, Tamil nadu, Entomology Research Institute, St. Xavier's College.
Vijai Anandh, G., V. Selvanarayanan and P. Tholkappian, Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and bio-inoculants on host plant resistance to Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel on Sesame, Sesamum indicum Linn. , Second Biopesticide International Conference, Nov 26-28, 2009, St. Xavier's College, pp. 45-47. Palayamkottai, Centre for Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology.
Suganya, T. and V. Selvanarayanan, Tritrophic Interaction of Plants, Insect Pests and Entomopathogenic Fungi, Second Biopesticide International Conference, Nov 26-28, 2009, St. Xavier's College, pp. 236-237. Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, India, Centre for Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology.
Selvanarayanan, V. and N. Muthukumaran, Insect resistance in tomato accessions and their hybrid derivatives in Tamil Nadu, India, Abstracts of 57th International Symposium on Crop Protection, May 10-10, 2005, Ghent, pp. 62-63. Belgium, University of Ghent.
Selvanarayanan, V. and G. Dhakshinamoorthy, Resistance in tomatoes against the fruit worm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner), Proceedings of the 15th International Plant Protection Congress: Plant Protection Towards the 21st Century, May 11-16, 2004, Beijing, China, pp. 84-85. Beijing, International Association for Plant Protection Sciences.
List of Book Published
Gailce Leo Justiin, C., V. Selvanarayanan, R. Nalini and R. Natarajan, Sericulture A to Z - A Compendium, Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Nil, pp. 1-47. Feb 1993.
Selvanarayanan, V. and S. Arivudainambi, 2004, Chennai: Manivasagar Padhippagam, Nil, pp. 1-262. Feb 2004.
Selvanarayanan, V. and S. Arivudainambi, Apiculture (Tamil), Chennai: Manivasagar Padhippagam, Nil, pp. 1-64. Oct 2006.
Selvanarayanan, V. and S. Arivudainambi, Sericulture (Tamil), Chennai: Manivasagar Padhippagam, Nil, pp. 1-80. Apr 2007.
List of Popular Article
Selvanarayanan, V. and S. Arivudainambi, Fire flies (in Tamil) ("Kalaikathir"), Coimbatore: Kalaikathir Achchagam, Nil, pp. 2-3. Aug 1993.
Selvanarayanan, V. , Insect Pests of Oranges (in Tamil) ("Yer Uzhavan"), Coimbatore: LSK Trust, Nil, pp. 13-14. Oct 1994.
Selvanarayanan, V. , Management of Insect Pests of Coconut (In Tamil) (Yer Uzhavan), Coimbatore: LSK Trust, Nil, pp. 34-36. Oct 1995.
Selvanarayanan, V. and K. Dhakshinamoorthy, Tomato fruit borer management (in Tamil) (Velan Kathir), Annamalai University: Faculty of Agriculture, Nil, pp. 17-18. Apr 2001.
Selvanarayanan, V., Pesticides: To protect or pollute? (TANSAF Decade 2001), Chennai: Tamil Nadu Senior Agro Technologists Forum, Nil, pp. 85-86. Feb 2001.
Selvanarayanan, V. , Novel approaches in management of insect pests of vegetables (In Tamil) ("Angaga Velanmai"), Chidambaram: Sri Publishers, Nil, pp. 95-100. Aug 2009.
List of Awards /Honours / Memberships
Association for Advancement of Entomology, Thiruvananthapuram, India - LM - 336
Indian Society for Advancement of Insect Science, Ludhiana, India - LM - 537
Indian Society for Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad - LM - 244
Plant Protection Association of India, Hyderabad - LM - 404 & Fellow
Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore, India - LM - 504