Name:
Dr. Sadasivam Manickam
Principal Scientist
 E-Mail:
manickam.cicr@gmail.com
Specialisation
 Plant Breeding and Genetics
 Qualification
 Ph.D. (Genetics)
 Years of experience
 17 years
Contact Address Central Institute for Cotton Research,
Regional Station, Coimbatore-641003, Tamilnadu , India .
Office Phone No:0422 2430045 ; Office Fax No.: 0422- 2454021
Mobile-0936-3242911

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • Ph D in Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi , 1996
  • M. Sc. (Agri.) in Plant Breeding & Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1992
  • B. Sc. (Agri.), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1990

EMPLOYMENT

Principal Scientist

CICR, RS, Coimbatore

2010 onwards

Senior Scientist

CICR, RS, Coimbatore

2006 to 2010

Scientist – Senior Scale CICR, RS, Coimbatore
2001 to 2006
Scientist CICR, RS, Coimbatore
1997 to 2001

 

RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Involved in the development and release of medium staple cotton Gossypium hirsutum L. variety “SUMANGALA” during the year, 2000.
  • Involved in the development and release of long staple cotton Gossypium hirsutum L. variety “SURAJ” during the year, 2008.
  • Involved in the development and registration of MSH 345 (INGR 08093) germplasm line of cotton during 9th July, 2008.
  • Involved in the development and release of medium staple cotton Gossypium hirsutum L. variety “CCH 2624” during the year, 2014.
  • Involved in the development and release of medium staple cotton Gossypium hirsutum L. variety “CSH 3129” during the year, 2014.

RESEARCH PROJECTS HANDLED

List of Institute Research Schemes (as on October, 2014):

Name of the Project
Project Leader/ Project Associate

Development of long staple G. hirsutum variety with improved fibre strength

Project Leader

Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium

Project Associate

 

List of Ongoing External Funded Research Schemes (as on October, 2014):

Name of the Project
Name of Agency
Project Leader/ Project Associate
Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) Scheme on cotton

PPVFRA, GOI

Associate Nodal Officer

Consolidation of repository of high strength cotton genotypes and evaluation for quality traits and yield in specific agro-eco zones

TMC-MM I – 1.3

Principal Investigator

Development of cotton varieties resistant to cotton leaf curl disease (ClCuD), bacterial leaf blight (BLB) and Nematodes through marker assisted breeding

TMC-MM I – 1.2

Cooperating Centre Principal Investigator

The Consortium Research platform (CRP) on Agrobiodiversity

ICAR

Project Associate

 

List of Completed External Funded Research Schemes

Name of the Project
Name of Agency
Project Leader/ Project Associate
Year of Completion
Identification and development of promising genotypes from introgressed materials

TMC-MMA 1

Cooperating Centre Principal Investigator

2003

Identification and development of diploid cotton along with high yield and fibre quality suitable for higher spinning

TMC-MMA 2

Cooperating Centre Co-Principal Investigator

2003

Characterization of plant ideotypes for different agroclimatic zones

TMC-MMA3

Cooperating Centre Principal Investigator

2003

Improvement of medium long and extra long staple cotton with fibre quality suitable for high speed spinning

TMC-MMA 4

Cooperating Centre Co-Principal Investigator

2003

Overcoming incompatibility barriers in interspecific crosses of cotton

TMC-MMA 6

Cooperating Centre Principal Investigator

2003

Mission Mode Project on Development of Hybrids – Crops (in Cotton)

NATP

Cooperating Centre Principal Investigator

2005

Technology Assessment and Refinement through Institute Village Linkage Programme

NATP

Co - Principal Investigator

2006

Genetic improvement through introgression of useful genes in cultivated species of cotton.

TMC-MM-1.3

Cooperating Centre Principal Investigator

2006

Development and promotion of Bt Transgenic Cotton for Boll worm Resistance.

TMC-MM-1.4

Cooperating Centre Principal Investigator

2012

SEMINAR/ SYMPOSIA/ CONFERENCE/ WORKSHOP ATTENDED

Seminar / Symposium Attended:

Seminar / Symposium
Organized by
Venue
Period
Annual Review Workshop of TMC MM I

CICR, Nagpur

DOR, Hyderabad

08-05-2014

Annual Review Workshop of TMC MM II – HDPS – IRM

CICR, Nagpur

Department of Agronomy, ANGRAU, Hyderabad

09-05-2014

Brainstorming Session on "Where are the constraints for increasing cotton yield in India"

ISCI, Nagpur

CICR, Nagpur

15-03-2014

Harnessing Cotton Cultivation Capabilities in India

SIMA and SIMA CD & RA, Coimbatore

CODISIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore

December 13-15, 2013

Technology for Development and Production of Rainfed Cotton

Navsari Agricultural University, Surat

Maktampura Farm, Regional Cotton Research Station, NAU, Bharuch

October 24-25, 2013

Business Development Programme

CIRCOT, Mumbai

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles & Management, Coimbatore

August 20, 2013

Challenges facing Cotton Trade Industry

Indian Cotton Federation

Le Meridien, Coimbatore

September 1, 2012

Project formulation workshop on Technology Mission on Cotton, Mini Mission-I

CICR, Nagpur

CICR, Nagpur

July, 20-21 2012

Organic Cotton Stakeholders’ Workshop

CICR, Nagpur & Organic Exchange, Chennai

CICR, Nagpur

August 31st & September 1st, 2010

Brain Storming Discussion on Strategies for increasing production of oilseeds / vegetable oils

Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad

Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad

August 7-8, 2010

Third National Congress on “Plant Breeding & Genomics”

Indian Society of Plant Breeders

TNAU, Coimbatore

July 7-9, 2010

7th Pacific Rim Conference on “Biotechnology of Bacillus thuringiensis and its environmental impact”

Indian Council of Agricultural Research and All India Crop Biotechnology Association

NAS Complex, New Delhi

November 25-28, 2009

National Symposium on “Bt Cotton: Opportunities and Prospects”

Cotton Research and Development Association

Nagpur

November 17-19, 2009

9th Agricultural Science Congress on “Technological and Institutional Innovations for Enhancing Agricultural Income”

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar

June 22-24, 2009

India Regional Meeting of Organic Exchange – 2008

Organic Exchange

Aurangabad, Maharashtra

January 25-29, 2008

National Consultation workshop on “Agro-biodiversity Hotspots and Access and Benefit Sharing”

National Biodiversity Authority, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Right Authority and Annamalai University

Annamalai University, Chidambaram

July 19-20th 2007

National Conference on Seed Quality Control.

National Seed Research and Training Centre, Varanasi

TNAU, Coimbatore

December 21-22nd 2006

Regional Conference on WTO Agriculture and NAMA Negotiations: Identifying Products of Concern to India

Textiles Committee, Mumbai

Hotel Le Royal Meridian, Chennai

30th October 2006

National Workshop on increasing ELS cotton production in India

DOCD, Mumbai & Department of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu

TNAU, Coimbatore

October 6-7th 2006

National Seminar on “Agricultural Diversification in the Changing Global Scenario – A Paradigm Shift”

Society of Agronomists, ANGRAU & RARS, Nandyal

RARS, Nandyal

March 3-4, 2006

National Seminar on “Cotton Fibre Quality Standards”

SIMA, SIMA-CDRA, SICA, Coimbatore

SIMA, Coimbatore

April 23, 2005

International Symposium on “Strategies for sustainable cotton production – A global vision”

University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

Dharwad

November 23-25, 2004

International Cotton Genome Initiative ICGI-2004 Workshop

Indian Society for Cotton Improvement

Hyderabad

October 10-13, 2004

National Symposium on “Harnessing Heterosis in Crop Plants”

Indian Institute for Vegetable Research, Varanasi

IIVR, Varanasi

March 13-15, 2004

Diamond Jubilee Symposium on “Hundred Years of Post-Mendelian Genetics and Plant Breeding – Retrospects and Prospects”

Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

IARI, New Delhi

November 6-9, 2001

National Symposium on Biodiversity vis-à-vis Resource Exploitation: An Introspection

Andaman Science Association, Port Blair

CARI, Port Blair

April 23 – 24, 2001

Cotton Research Strategy in New Millennium

National Society of Plant Science

CCSHAU, Hisar

April 16, 2001

88th Indian  Science Congress

Indian Science Association, Calcutta

IARI, New Delhi

January 3-7, 2001

First National Plant Breeding Congress

Indian Society of Plant Breeders

TNAU, Coimbatore

July 1-3, 1998

 

Workshops Attended:

Group Meeting / Workshop
Venue
Period
Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

PAU, Ludhiana

April 6-8, 2014

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

MPUAT, Udaipur

April 8-10, 2013

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

ANGRAU, Hyderabad

April 9-11, 2012

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

CCSHAU, Hisar

April 6-8, 2011

National Workshop on RR Flex

TNAU, Coimbatore

October 28, 2010

Regional Workshop on Global Plan of Action (GPA) for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA).

NBPGR, Regional Station, Trichur

May 19, 2010

National Workshop on Global Plan of Action (GPA) for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA).

NBPGR, New Delhi

April 17, 2010

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

MPUAT, Udaipur

April 8-10, 2010

Cotton in Tamil Nadu : Challenge and Opportunities

CICR, RS, Coimbatore

November 2, 2009

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

ANGRAU, Hyderabad

April 6-8, 2009

State Level Workshop on Management and Monitoring of Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Crops in SAUs

TNAU, Coimbatore

February 01, 2009

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

PAU, Ludhiana

April 9-11, 2008

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

NAU, Navsari

April 11-13, 2007

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

UAS, Dharwad

April 7-9, 2006

Second dialogue meeting between the authority and the agricultural system in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karnataka states

TNAU, Coimbatore

February 01, 2006

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

RAU, Sri Ganganagar

April, 2005

Combined Review workshop of NATP-Mission Mode project on Development of Hybrids – Crops

IARI,  New Delhi

July,  2003

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

TNAU, Coimbatore

April, 2003

Annual Review meeting of TMC – MM I – MMA 6 research project

CICR, Nagpur

March 2003

Annual Review workshop of NATP-Mission Mode project on Development of Hybrids – Crops (Cotton)

CICR, Nagpur

April, 2002

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

CICR, Nagpur

March, 2002

Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project

CCSHAU, Hisar

April, 2001

 

TRAINING ATTENDED

Course/Training attended
Name of Organizing Inst. or Univ
Subject Matter of Training
Course Duration
From To
Management of Plant Genetic Resources

NBPGR, New Delhi

Plant Genetic Resources

16-09-2013

25-09-2013

Computational Genome Analysis Techniques in discovery of agronomically important crop genes

NBPGR, New Delhi

Genomics & Bioinformatics

24-09-2012

29-09-2012

Marker Assisted Selection in Crops

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Marker Assisted Selection

15-09-2011

15-12-2011

e-Education in Agriculture

TNAU, Coimbatore

e-Education

26-11-2007

06-12-2007

Bioinformatics and Biotechnology

UGC – Academic Staff College, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Bio-informatics and Bio-technology

01-11-2006

21-11-2006

DUS Testing of Essentially Derived and Special Purpose Varieties

Division of Seed Science & Technology, IARI, New Delhi

DUS Testing

05-09-2006

14-09-2006

Regional Training Workshops for State Agricultural Universities on Biosafety

Project Coordinating and Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Environment & Forests, GOI, India

Biosafety issues related to transgenic crops

02-08-2006

03-08-2006

DUS Testing of Plant Varieties

Division of Seed Science & Technology, IARI, New Delhi

DUS Testing

12-09-2005

17-09-2005

National Information Sharing Mechanism for Establishment of Global Plan of Action

NBPGR, Hyderabad

Computer Application for creating Database

07-03-2005

08-03-2005

Advances in Testing, Processing and By-Products Utilisation of Cotton

CIRCOT, Mumbai

Post harvest technology

30-08-2004

10-09-2004

Faculty Development Program in Research Management

CCSHAU, Hisar

Research Management

03-11-2000

30-11-2000

Plant Genetic Resources: Principles, Procedures and Approaches

NBPGR, New Delhi

Plant Genetic Resources

27-07-1998

06-08-1998

Cellular and Chromosomal Manipulations for Crop Breeding

TNAU, Coimbatore

Plant Breeding & Genetics

04-03-1998

25-03-1998

Techniques in exploration & collection of Agri-biodiversity

NBPGR, New Delhi

Plant Genetic Resources

20-09-1997

29-09-1997

 

PUBLICATIONS

Research Papers

  • Manickam, S. and Prakash, A. H. (2014).  Interspecific Hybridization between Gossypium hirsutum and G. armourianum: Morphological and Molecular Characterization  of Hybrids.  Cotton Res. J., 6(1): 7-12.
  • Manickam, S. and Venkata Krishnan, S.(2014).  Studies on fibre quality of a long staple cotton variety using high volume instrument and advanced fibre information system for fibre quality improvement.  Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 5(2): 213-219.
  • Dhamayanthi, K. P. M. and Manickam, S.  (2011). Genetic variability studies in Gossypium barbadense L. genotypes for seed cotton yield and its yield components. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 81: 560-562.
  • Manickam, S., Gururajan, K. N. and Gopalakrishnan, N.(2010).  Development of isogenic restorer line in extra long staple cotton variety Suvin.  Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 1(4): 632-636.
  • Manickam, S., Prakash, A. H. and Gopalakrishnan, N.(2010).  Identification of isogenic ‘naked-tufted’ seed coat mutants in cotton.  Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 1(4): 953-955.
  • Dhamayanthi, K. P. M., Manickam, S. and Rathinavel, K. (2010). Genetic variability studies in Gossypium barbadense L. genotypes for seed cotton yield and its yield components.  Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 1(4): 961-965.
  • Manickam, S., Prakash, A. H. and Gopalakrishnan, N.(2009).  Molecular analysis of the interspecific cross between Gossypium hirsutum cv. Anjali and G. aridum.  Indian J. Pl. Physiol., 14(3): 224-228.
  • Manickam, S., Prakash, A. H. and Gopalakrishnan, N.(2009).  Isolation of ‘naked-tufted’ seed coat mutants for potential use in cotton production.  CICR Newsletter, 25(2): 4.
  • Gururajan, K. N., Manickam, S., Anantha Raju, P. and Subashree, K. (2008).  “Suraj (CCH. 510-4)” – A new long staple high yielding cotton variety.  J. Indian Soc. Cotton Improv., 33 (3): 161-164.
  • Dhamayanthi, K. P. M., Manickam, S., Rathinavel, K. Agarwal, D. K.  (2008).  Stability analysis of interspecific cotton hybrids (Gossypium hirsutum x G. barbadense).  Ind. J. Agric. Sci., 78(12): 1058-1062.
  • Manickam, S., Gururajan, K. N., Dhamayanthi, K.P.M., and Gopalakrishnan, N.  (2007).  Identification and utilization of high ginning outturn culture in G. hirsutum.  CICR Newsletter, 23(2): 5.
  • Manickam, S.  and Gururajan, K. N. (2004).  “Sumangala” – A new high yielding cotton variety.  J. Indian Soc. Cotton Improv., 29(3):  178-180.
  • Manickam, S.  and Gururajan, K. N. (2004).  Combining ability analysis for fibre quality in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.).  J. Indian Soc. Cotton Improv., 29(2):  86-91.
  • Gururajan, K. N. and Manickam, S.  (2002).  Genetic Divergence in Egyptian Cotton (G. barbadense L.).  J. Indian Soc. Cotton Improv., 27(2): 77-83.
  • Rathinavel, K., Chidambaram, P., Natarajan, K., Manickam, S. and Venugopal, K. (2002).  Effect of sowing time on production and quality of cotton hybrid seed.  Seed Tech. News, 32 (1): 14.
  • Rathinavel, K., Chidambaram, P., Natarajan, K., Manickam, S. and Venugopal, K. (2002).  Comparison of growth performance and productivity of F1 and F2 seeds in intra-hirsutum hybrids.  Seed Tech. News, 32 (1): 15.
  • Manickam, S. and Sarkar, K. R. (1999). Foreign pollen tube growth in maize after chemical treatments. Ind. J. Genet., 59(1): 53-58.
  • Manickam, S. and Sarkar, K. R. (1999). Maize, pearl millet and sorghum pollen tube growth rates in maize silk.  Ann. Agric. Res., 20(2): 216-219.
  • Manickam, S. and Vijendra Das, L. D. (1995). Heterosis for forage character in sorghum. Ann. Agric. Res., 16(1): 111-113.
  • Manickam, S. and Vijendra Das, L. D. (1995). Combining ability analysis for forage characters in sorghum. Ann. Agric. Res., 16(1): 49-52.
  • Manickam, S. and Vijendra Das, L. D. (1994). Combining ability analysis in forage sorghum. Crop Res., 8(3): 523-528.
  • Manickam, S. and Vijendra Das, L. D. (1994). Character association and path analysis in forage sorghum. Mysore J. Agric. Sci., 28: 116-119.
  • Manickam, S. and Vijendra Das, L. D. (1994). Line X Tester analysis in forage sorghum. Sorghum Newsletter, 35: 79-80.

Lead Paper / Invited Paper presented in seminar/ workshop/ congress:

  • Manickam, S. and Prakash, A. H. (2013).  Breeding cotton for drought tolerance.  In: National Seminar on “Technology for Development and Production of Rainfed Cotton” at Maktampura Farm, Regional Cotton Research Station, NAU, Bharuch during October 24-25, 2013.
  • Chattopadhyay, S.K.,Venkatakrishnan, S. and Manickam, S.  (2013). Fibre quality performance of Bt cotton in rainfed and irrigated areas.  In: National Seminar on “Technology for Development and Production of Rainfed Cotton” at Maktampura Farm, Regional Cotton Research Station, NAU, Bharuch during October 24-25, 2013.
  • Manickam, Sbrids in public sector, their characteristics and suitability to different organic cotton growing areas.  In: “Organic Cotton Stakeholders’ Worksh. and Gopalakrishnan, N. (2010).  Availability of non GM varieties/hy op” held at CICR, Nagpur on 31-08-2010 to 01-09-2010.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N. and Manickam, S. (2010).  Prospects of Cotton Seed Oil in India.  In: “Brain storming Discussion on Strategies for increasing production of oilseeds / vegetable oils” held at Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad on August 07-08, 2010.
  • Gururajan, K. N., Manickam, S., Anatha Raju, P. and Subashree, K.  (2009).  Development of Bt cotton and its fibre quality improvement in India.  In: Proceedings of National Symposium on “Bt-Cotton: Opportunities and Prospects” held at CICR, Nagpur on November 17-19, 2009.  pp. 64-73.
  • Kranthi, K. R., Gopalakrishnan, N., Venugopalan, M. V., Manickam, S., Yadav, M. S.  (2009).  Historical background of Cotton in India.  In: Lead Papers of “National Seminar o Natural Fibres of India”, held at ANGRAU, Hyderabad on October 26-28,2009. p. 1-16.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Prakash, A. H. and Kranthi, K. R.  (2009).  Milestone of Cotton Research in India.  In: Lead Papers of “National Seminar on Natural Fibres of India”, held at ANGRAU, Hyderabad on October 26-28, 2009. p. 17-35.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Prakash, A. H., Kranthi, K. R. and Jain, K. C. (2009).  Resource Management for Enhanced Production and Productivity of Cotton in India – Prospects and Constraints Analysis.  In:  Books of Papers, Vol. 1, of International Conference on “Emerging trends in production, processing and utilization of natural fibres”, held at Mumbai, Maharashtra, April 16-18, 2009. p. 162-178.
  • Manickam, S. and Gopalakrishnan, N. (2008).  SWOT Analysis of Bt Cotton Technology in India.  In: Abstracts and Lead Papers of “National Seminar on Second Green Revolution: Necessity or Compulsion” held at Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh, October 19-21, 2008. P.58.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S. and Prakash, A. H. (2008).  Effective Resource Management for Enhanced Cotton Productivity in India.  In: Abstracts and Lead Papers of “National Seminar on Second Green Revolution: Necessity or Compulsion” held at Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh, October 19-21, 2008. P. 35
  • Manickam, S. and Gopalakrishnan, N. (2008).  Heritage varieties suitable for organic cotton production in India.  In: “2008 India Regional Meeting of Organic Exchange” at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, January 25-29, 2008.
  • Gururajan, K. N., Manickam, S., Singh, V. V. and Gopalakrishnan, N. (2007).  Biodiversity of cotton genetic resources in India (Gossypium spp.). In: Abstracts of National Consultation Workshop on “Agro-biodiversity Hotspots and Access and Benefit Sharing” organized by National Biodiversity Authority, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Right Authority and Annamalai University at Annamalai University, Chidambaram, July 19-20th 2007, p.41.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S. and Prakash, A. H. (2006).  ELS Cotton varieties and hybrids in Cultivation in India. Paper presented in National Workshop on “Increasing ELS cotton production in India” organized at TNAU, Coimbatore, October 6-7, 2006.
  • Manickam, S. (2005).  Fibre Quality of Bt cottons approved for Extension.  In:  Proceedings of National Seminar on “Cotton Fibre Quality Standards” at South India Mills Association, Coimbatore, 23rd April, 2005, pp. 47-49.
  • Manickam, S., Gururajan, K. N., and Rajendran, T. P. (2004).  Status of Hybrid Cotton in India.  In: Souvenir on National Symposium on “Harnessing Heterosis in Crop Plants”. (Eds.  Rai, M., Singh, M. and Kumar, S.) held at IIVR, Varanasi from 13th -15th March, 2004, pp.78-86.

Papers presented in seminar/ workshop/ congress:

  • Manickam, S., Senthil Kumar, R., Anand Kumar, A. M. and William Raja, J. 2014. Identification of ideal plant type in cotton suitable for high density planting system in India.  In: Book of Abstracts on “Sixth Meeting of the Asian Cotton Research and Development Network” at Dhaka, Bangladesh during June 18- 20, 2014, p. 36.
  • Ahuja, S. L., Manickam, S. and Waghmare, V. N. (2012).  Development of high yielding long linted good fibre quality early maturing Gossypium hirsutum genotypes for north zone conditions.  In: Book of Abstracts of Silver Jubilee International Symposium on “Global cotton production technologies vis-a-vis climate change” at CCSHAU, Hisar during October 10-12, 2012, p.7 (Poster).
  • Mohan, P., Manickam, S., Verma, S.K., Pathak,D., Singh, A.S. and Das, T. K. (2011).  High boll weight and high ginning outturn – the major tools for breaking yield barriers in Gossypium arboreum.  In: World Cotton Research Conference 5 held at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India during November 7-11, 2011, p. 79 (Oral).
  • Mohan, P., Gotmare, V., Damayanthi, K. P. M., Manickam, S., Saravanan, M., Solanki, B. G., Rode, B. R. and Kumbhalkar, H. B. (2011).  Introduction of quality exotic germplasm and enrichment of gene pool.  In: World Cotton Research Conference 5 held at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India during November 7-11, 2011, p. 117 (Poster).
  • Manickam, S., Gururajan, K. N. and Gopalakrishnan, N.(2010).  Development of isogenic restorer line in extra long staple cotton variety Suvin.  In: Abstracts of Third National Congress on “Plant Breeding & Genomics” held at TNAU, Coimbatore during 7-9, July 2010, p. 64-65 (Oral).
  • Manickam, S., Prakash, A. H. and Gopalakrishnan, N.(2010).  Identification of isogenic ‘naked-tufted’ seed coat mutants in cotton.  In: Third National Congress on “Plant Breeding & Genomics” held at TNAU, Coimbatore during 7-9, July 2010, p. 142 (Poster).
  • Dhamayanthi, K. P. M., Manickam, S. and Rathinavel, K. (2010). Genetic variability studies in Gossypium barbadense L. genotypes for seed cotton yield and its yield components.  In: Third National Congress on “Plant Breeding & Genomics” held at TNAU, Coimbatore during 7-9, July 2010, p. 149-150 (Poster).
  • Manickam, S. and Gopalakrishnan, N. (2009).  Performance of NHH Bt cotton hybrids in large scale trials in Tamil Nadu.  In:  7th Pacific rim Conference on the “Biotechnology of Bacillus thuringiensis and its Environment impact” held at NASC, New Delhi during November 25-28, 2009, p. 70. (Poster).
  • Katageri, I.S., Kaur, N., Kanthi, S., Mantri, S., Chhabra, B. S., Pundhir, P., Tuteja, O.P., Rathore, P., Patel, K.G., Patil, B.R., Palve, S.M., Bhatade, S.S., Shastry, P.P., Gopinath, M., Manickam, S., Vamadevaiah, H.M., Kranti, K.R. and Khadi, B.M. (2009).  Promising Bt cotton hybrids in India.  In:  7th Pacific rim Conference on the “Biotechnology of Bacillus thuringiensis and its Environment impact” held at NASC, New Delhi during November 25-28, 2009, p. 63-64. (Poster).
  • Rathinavel, K., Manickam, S. and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2009. DUS testing of Bt. cotton hybrids approved for south zone states-a trial run. National symposium on Bt Cotton opportunities and prospects at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, November 17-19, 2009. Pp.22-23. (Poster)
  • Manickam, S. Gopalakrishnan, N. and Kalpana, K. C. (2009).  Evaluation of Bt cotton hybrids for yield, quality and biochemical traits.  In: Proceedings of National Symposium on “Bt-Cotton: Opportunities and Prospects” held at CICR, Nagpur on November 17-19, 2009.  pp. 120-125. (Oral)
  • Manickam, S. and Gopalakrishnan, N. (2009).  Transgenic Bt cotton as means of increasing cotton productivity under intensive irrigation production system.  In: Abstracts of Research Papers of 9th Agricultural Science Congress on “Technological and Institutional Innovations for Enhancing Agricultural Income” organized at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, June 22-24, 2009, pp. 111. (Poster)
  • Manickam, S., Gururajan, K. N. and Gopalakrishnan, N. (2007).  Bt cotton hybrids vis-à-vis Environmental Protection: An Indian Perspective.  In: Abstracts of National Seminar on “Environmental Biotechnology: Opportunities & Challenges” organized at Department of Zoology and Microbiology, Thiagarajar College (Autonomous), Madurai, February 22nd and 23rd 2007. (Oral)
  • Manickam, S., Rathinavel, K., Gururajan, K. N. and Gopalakrishnan, N. (2007).  DUS Testing in Cotton – A mechanism for protection of Plant Breeders and Farmers’ Rights. In: Abstracts of National Seminar on “Environmental Biotechnology: Opportunities & Challenges” organized at Department of Zoology and Microbiology, Thiagarajar College (Autonomous), Madurai, February 22nd and 23rd 2007. (Oral)
  • Manickam, S. (2006).  Performance of released Bt cotton hybrids in ICAR trials.  In: Programme Abstracts of “National Seminar on Agricultural Diversification in the Changing Global Scenario – A Paradigm Shift” March 3-4, 2006, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal, p.18. (Oral)
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Surulivelu, T., Manickam, S. (2005).  Utilization of metabolic processes for broadbasing bollworm tolerance in cotton.  In: Abstracts of National Symposium on “Recent trends in Biochemistry”, September 17, 2005, Department of Biochemistry, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, p. 39-40. (Oral)
  • Gururajan, K. N. and Manickam, S. (2005).  Fibre Quality Improvement in Egyptian Cotton (G. barbadense L.).  In: Proceedings of the National Seminar on “Genetic Improvement of Fibre Quality Traits in Cotton” (Eds. Waghmere, V. N., Loknathan, T.R. and Singh, P), held at CICR, Nagpur, February 15, 2005, pp. 46-56. (Oral)
  • Manickam, S., Rathinavel, K., Raja, K. and Gururajan, K. N. (2004).  Cultivation of F2 Cotton in India – A boon or bane?  In: Proceedings of International Symposium on “Strategies for sustainable cotton production – A global vision”, Volume 1 on Crop Improvement, (Eds.  Khadi, B. M., Vamadevaiah, H. M., Katageri, I.S., Patil, B. R., Patil, S. S. and Manjula, S. M.), held at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, November 23-25, 2004, pp. 135-138.  (Poster)
  • Manickam, S., Thangapandian, R., Prakash, A. H. and Sudhagar, R. (2004).  Boric Acid and Activated Charcoal Supplements as Antioxidants for Callus Induction from Shoot Bit Explants of Interspecific Hybrids in Cotton. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on “Strategies for sustainable cotton production – A global vision”, Volume 1 on Crop Improvement, (Eds.  Khadi, B. M., Vamadevaiah, H. M., Katageri, I.S., Patil, B. R., Patil, S. S. and Manjula, S. M.), held at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, November 23-25, 2004, pp. 424-426.  (Poster)
  • Prakash, A. H., Sudhagar, R., Manickam, S. and Thangapandian, R. (2004).  Induction of High Frequency of Somatic Embryos in Interspecific Hybrids and Their Parents in Cotton (Gossypium spp.). In: Proceedings of International Symposium on “Strategies for sustainable cotton production – A global vision”, Volume 1 on Crop Improvement, (Eds.  Khadi, B. M., Vamadevaiah, H. M., Katageri, I.S., Patil, B. R., Patil, S. S. and Manjula, S. M.), held at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, November 23-25, 2004, pp. 416-420. (Poster)
  • Manickam, S. and Gururajan, K. N.  (2004). Variability for fibre quality characters in Indian Gossypium barbadense germplasm accessions.  In: Book of Abstracts of “International Cotton Genome Initiative ICGI – 2004 Workshop” held at Hyderabad, October 10-13, 2004, pp. 138-139. (Poster)
  • Manickam, S., Prakash, A. H., Thangaraj, K., Gomes, M., Deshpande, P. and Eapen, S. (2004).  Interspecific hybridization between Gossypium hirsutum and Gossypium aridum – Cytomorphological and RAPD analysis.  In: Book of Abstracts of “International Cotton Genome Initiative ICGI – 2004 Workshop” held at Hyderabad, October 10-13, 2004, p. 140. (Poster)
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Rajendran, T. P. and Manickam, S. (2004).  RAPD analysis in wide hybrids of cotton for bollworm tolerance.  In: Book of Abstracts of “International Cotton Genome Initiative ICGI – 2004 Workshop” held at Hyderabad, October 10-13, 2004, p. 142. (Poster)
  • Rathinavel, K., Chidambaram, P., Natarajan, K., Manickam, S. and Venugopal, K. (2002).  Effect of sowing time on production and quality of cotton hybrid seed.  In: Proceedings of “XI National Seed Seminar on Quality Seed to Enhance Agricultural Profitability” held at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, January, 18-20, 2002, pp: 12-17. (Oral)
  • Manickam, S.  and Sarkar, K. R. (2001).  Effect of chemicals on seed induction in wide crosses of maize.  In: Poster Abstracts of Diamond Jubilee Symposium on “Hundred Years of Post-Mendelian Genetics and Plant Breeding – Retrospects and Prospects”, (Ed. Kharkwal, M. C. and Mehra, R. B.), Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi, November 6-9, 2001, p. 383. (Poster)
  • Manickam, S. Gururajan, K. N., Rathinavel, K., Chidambaram, P. and Natarajan, K. (2001).  Evaluation of cotton germplasm for yield, seed quality and biotic stresses.  In: Poster Abstracts of Diamond Jubilee Symposium on “Hundred Years of Post-Mendelian Genetics and Plant Breeding – Retrospects and Prospects”, (Ed. Kharkwal, M. C. and Mehra, R. B.), Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi, November 6-9, 2001, p. 48. (Poster)
  • Manickam, S. and Gururajan, K. N. (2001).  Heterosis in single and three way crosses in cotton (G. hirsutum L.).  In: Poster Abstracts of Diamond Jubilee Symposium on “Hundred Years of Post-Mendelian Genetics and Plant Breeding – Retrospects and Prospects”, (Ed. Kharkwal, M. C. and Mehra, R. B.), Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi, November 6-9, 2001, pp.152-153. (Poster)
  • Gururajan, K. N. and Manickam, S. (2001).  Cotton varietal improvement and future challenges in south zone.  In: Book of papers on “Sustainable cotton production to meet the future requirement of industry”.  Directorate of Cotton Development, Mumbai, October 3-4, 2001, pp. 7-13. (Oral)
  • Venugopal, K., Manickam, S., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Gururajan, K. N. (2001).  Strategies to enhance cotton production in India. Paper presented at Monsanto Research Centre, Bangalore, August, 2001. (Oral)
  • Manickam, S., Gururajan, K. N. and Kannan, R. (2001) Evaluation and Utilization of Gossypium barbadense Germplasm Lines.  In: Proceedings of National Symposium on “Biodiversity vis-à-vis Resource Exploitation: An Introspection”, CARI, Port Blair, April 23 - 24, 2001, p. 15. (Oral)
  • Manickam, S., Gururajan, K. N., Rathinavel, K. and Venugopal, K. (2001). Commercial Cultivation of F2 Cotton Hybrids – A Distinct Possibility.  In: Proc. 88th Ind. Sc. Cong. Part III (Advance Abstracts), New Delhi, January 3-7, 2001, pp. 118-119. (Poster)
  • Manickam, S. (2001). Pollen – Pistil Interactions Following In Vitro Pollination in Maize. In: Proc. 88th Ind. Sc. Cong. Part III (Advance Abstracts), New Delhi, January 3-7, 2001, pp. 116-118. (Poster)
  • Gururajan, K. N., Manickam, S. and Waghmere, V. N. (2000). Induced mutation for quality improvement in Egyptian (Gossypium barbadense L.) cotton.  In: Proceedings of “DAE-BRNS Symposium on the Use of Nuclear and Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement”, Mumbai, December 6-8, 2000, pp.237-239. (Oral)
  • Manickam, S. and Sarkar, K. R. (1998). Pollen – pistil interactions in maize x sorghum crosses.  In: Proceedings of “First National Plant Breeding Congress”, TNAU, Coimbatore, July 1-3, 1998, p.45 (Oral)
  • Manickam, S. and Sarkar, K. R. (1998). Cytological study of in vitro regenerated plants from maize x sorghum crosses. In: Proceedings of “First National Plant Breeding Congress”, TNAU, Coimbatore, July 1-3, 1998, pp. (Poster)

Book chapters:

  • Manickam, S. and Kranthi, K. R. (2011).  Cotton. In: Breeding Indian field crops. (Ed.) Bharadwaj, D. In Press.
  • Manickam, S., Rathinavel, K. and Gururajan, K. N. (2010).  Cotton. In: Nucleus and Breeder Seed Production Manual. (Eds.) Mandal, A. B., Sinha, A. K. and Natarajan, S. Published by Directorate of Seed Research, Kushmaur, Mau, India, pp. 157-164.
  • Manickam, S., Gururajan, K. N., Singh, V. V. Punit Mohan and Gopalakrishnan, N. (In Press).  Cotton Genetic Resources in India.  In: Agro biodiversity Hot Spots and Access and Benefit Sharing. National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai.
  • Venugopal, K., Rathinavel, K., Manickam, S. and Gururajan, K. N. (2003).  Hybrid Seed Production in Cotton.  In: Hybrid Seed Production in Field Crops. Ed. Singhal, N. C., Kalyani Publishers, Ludhiana, India.
  • Venugopal, K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S. and Gururajan, K. N. (2002).  Strategies to increase cotton production in India. P. 142-172.  In: New Dimensions and approaches for Sustainable Agriculture.  Eds. Kannaiyan, S., Uthamasamy, S., Theodore, R. K. and Palanisamy, S., Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, pp. 387.

Training Manual:

  • Manickam, S., Sankaranarayanan, K., and Prakash, A. H. (2012). Training Manual on “Relevance and Techniques of Organic Cotton Production” during January 21-25, 2013 at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, pp. 107.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N. and Manickam, S.  (2007).  Training Manual on Model Training Course on “Cultivation of Long Staple Cotton (ELS)” during 15th December – 22nd December, 2007 at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, pp. 231.
  • Rathinavel, K. Manickam, S. and Sabesh, M. (2005).  Training Manual on “DUS Test in Cotton with reference to PPV & FR legislation, 2001” at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, pp.201.

Technical Bulletin:

  • Prakash, A. H., Usharani, S. and Manickam, S.  (2012).  Front Line Demonstration, Annual Report (2011-2012), All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project, Coimbatore.
  • Prakash, A. H., Manickam, S., Nehra, P. L., Mohan, S., Monga, D., Sabesh, M. and Usharani, S. (2012).  AICCIP – Annual Report (2011-12), All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project, Coimbatore.
  • Surulivelu, T., Pundhir, P., Nehra, P. L., Monga, D., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M. and Usharani, S. (2011).  AICCIP – Annual Report (2010-11), All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project, Coimbatore.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M., Usharani, S., Pundhir, P., Nehra, P. L., Surulivelu, T. and Monga, D. (2010).  Annual Report (2009-10), All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project, Coimbatore.
  • Sankaranarayanan, K., Manickam, S., Nalayini, P., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Sabesh, M. (2010).  Innovative production technologies enhanced productivity in ELS cotton.  Published by Project Coordinator (Cotton Improvement) and Head, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M., Usharani, S., Pundhir, P., Nehra, P. L., Surulivelu, T. and Monga, D. (2010).  All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project – in the service of Indian Cotton Farmers.  Technical Bulletin No. 2/2010, All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project , Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Gururajan, K. N., Manickam, S., Dharajothi, B., Subashree, K and Anantharaju, P. (2009).  Suraj - Long staple G. hirsutum variety. Published by Project Coordinator (Cotton Improvement) and Head, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, September, 2009.
  • Gururajan, K. N., Manickam, S., Dharajothi, B., Subashree, K and Anantharaju, P. (2009).  Suraj - Long staple high yielding American cotton variety (in Tamil). Published by Project Coordinator (Cotton Improvement) and Head, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Rathinavel, K., Manickam, S. and Gururajan, K. N. (2006).  National Test Guidelines for Testing of Plant Varieties for Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability: Cotton, Published by Project Coordinator (Cotton Improvement) and Head, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Manickam, S., Rathinavel, K. and Gururajan, K. N. (2003).  Cotton: Nucleus and Breeder Seed Production Manual, Project Coordinator (Cotton) and Head, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Ramamoorthy, K., Surulivelu, T., Chidambaram, P., Khader, S. E. S. A., Nalayini, P., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M., Usharani, S., Rangasamy, K., and Sriram, N. (2002).  Integrated Cotton Management (in Tamil).  Published by Project Coordinator (Cotton Improvement) and Head, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Ramamoorthy, K., Surulivelu, T., Chidambaram, P., Khader, S. E. S. A., Nalayini, P., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M., Usharani, S., and Sriram, N. (2002).  Organic Cotton (in Tamil).  Published by Project Coordinator (Cotton Improvement) and Head, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.

LECTURE DELIVERED IN TRAINING

  • Manickam, S. (2013).  Exploitation of heterosis in cotton through male sterility system.  In:  CAFT training on "Exploitation of Heterosis in crop plants" organized at Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University on 06-12-2013.
  • Manickam, S. (2013). Varietal behavior of Suraj and Supriya under HDPS.  In: Training Awareness Programme to JDAs and ADAs from Tamilnadu at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore on August 7, 2013.
  • Manickam, S. (2012). Problem and prospects of Suvin Cultivation.  In: Training to Extension functionaries under NAIP Awareness Programme at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore on December 28, 2012.
  • Manickam, S. (2012). Yield potentials and characteristic features of cotton genotypes.  In: Training Manual on “Relevance and Techniques of Organic Cotton Production” during January 21-25, 2013 at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, p. 17-20.
  • Manickam, S. (2012). Cotton and Species.  In: Training to Casual labours conferred with temporary status of Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore on 06-03-2012. 
  • Manickam, S. (2012). Breeding Techniques for Quality Improvement in Cotton.  In: Training to Casual labours conferred with temporary status of Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore on 07-03-2012. 
  • Gopalakrishnan, N. and Manickam, S.  (2010).  Problems and Prospects of Cotton Production in Different Zones of India. In: Model Training Course on “Integrated Cotton Based Farming System” during November, 2010 at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur.
  • Manickam, S. (2010).  ELS Cotton Hybrids. In: Training to Farmers’ Field Facilitators during May 12, 2010 at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Manickam, S. (2010).  Problems and Prospects of Cotton Cultivation in Tamil Nadu.  In: “Awareness Campaign on Mealy Bug Management” organized by Joint Director of Agriculture, Salem sponsored by Directorate of Cotton Development, Mumbai at Joint Director of Agriculture Office on 30-04-2010.
  • Manickam, S. (2010).  Problems and Prospects of Cotton Cultivation in Tamil Nadu.  In: “Awareness Campaign on Mealy Bug Management” organized by Joint Director of Agriculture, Coimbatore sponsored by Directorate of Cotton Development, Mumbai at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore on 29-04-2010.
  • Manickam, S. (2010).  Diversity in Cotton and Changing Environment.  In: CAFT Training on “Changing Environments, Biodiversity and Future Plant Breeding” at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore on 24-03-2010.
  • Manickam, S.  (2010).  Status of ELS and Desi cotton in Bt era and strategies to meet ELS and Desi requirement.  National Level Trainers Training Programme on Cotton at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore on 18-03-2010.
  • Manickam, S.  (2010).  Bt Cotton.  Training to Farmers’ Filed School Facilitators of Super Spinning Mills, Coimbatore at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore on 19-02-2010.
  • Manickam, S.  (2009).  Quality Improvement in American and Bt Cotton.  Training to Group ‘D’ staffs of Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore during 15 – 29 June, 2009.
  • Manickam, S.  (2009).  Vigilance and Right to Information Act.  Training to Group ‘D’ staffs of Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore during 15 – 29 June, 2009
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Rathinavel, K., Manickam, S. (2009).  PPV&FR Act, 2001 and DUS Guidelines.  In: Manual on Varietal Purity – Testing of Specified Traits” at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur during 23-27th February, 2009. Pp. 107-126.
  • Rathinavel, K., Manickam, S., and Gopalakrishnan, N. (2009).  Tolerance Tables and their Utility Calculation and Reporting Results.  In: Manual on Varietal Purity – Testing of Specified Traits” at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur during 23-27th February, 2009. Pp. 127-146.
  • Manickam, S. (2008).  Quality Improvement in Cotton.  In: CAS Training on “Trait based genetic enhancement in crop plants at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore on 4-11-2008.
  • Manickam, S. (2008).  Heterosis Breeding in Cotton.  In: CAS Training on “Modern approaches in Heterosis Breeding” at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore from February 12 – March 3, 2008.
  • Manickam, S. (2007).  Extra long staple varieties and hybrids in cotton.  In: Model Training Course on “Cultivation of Long Staple Cotton (ELS)” during 15th December – 22nd December, 2007 at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S. and Prakash, A. H. (2007).  Problems and Prospects of Cotton in Different Zones of India. In: Model Training Course on “Cultivation of Long Staple Cotton (ELS)” during 15th December – 22nd December, 2007 at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Prakash, A. H. and Gururajan, K. N. (2006). Problems and Prospects of Cotton in different zones of India. In: Model Training Course on “Production Technology for Bt cotton with special focus on IPM” during 14th September – 21st September, 2006 at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Prakash, A. H., Manickam, S. and Gururajan, K. N. (2006). Cultivation of natural and genetically modified cotton fibres.  In: All India Council for Technical Education Staff Development Programme on “Natural Fibres and Man Made Fibres” at Department of Textile Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode, 26 June – 08 July 2006, p.24-34
  • Manickam, S. (2005).  Development of Extra Long Staple varieties and hybrids in G. hirsutum.  In: Training Manual on “Long Staple Cotton Cultivation in India”, September 23-24, 2005,  Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, India, p. 1-6.
  • Manickam, S. (2005). Morphological Characterization of Cotton Varieties.  In: Training Manual on “DUS Test in Cotton with reference to PPV & FR legislation, 2001”, pp.201 (Ed: Rathinavel, K. Manickam, S. and Sabesh, M.) January 19-25, 2005,  p. 87-92.
  • Mauria, S. and Manickam, S. (2005). Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act – Implementation and Likely Impact on Indian Seed Sector.  In: Training Manual on “DUS Test in Cotton with reference to PPV & FR legislation, 2001”, pp.201 (Ed: Rathinavel, K. Manickam, S. and Sabesh, M.) January 19-25, 2005, p. 36-48.
  • Venugopal, K., Manickam, S. and Rathinavel, K. (2001).  Recent Advances in Hybrid Seed Production of Cotton.  In: “Recent Trends in Seed Production Management”, College of Agriculture, JNKVV, Jabalpur, 21-11-2001 to 10-12-2001.
  • Venugopal, K. and Manickam, S. (2001).  Problems and prospects of cotton production in different zones.  In: National training course on “Integrated cotton production technology”, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, September 19-26, 2001.
  • Venugopal, K., Rathinavel, K. and Manickam, S. (2000).  Advances in Hybrid Cotton Seed Production.  In: Advances in Hybrid Seed Production Technology.  (Eds. Singhal, N. C.  and Vari, A. K.). Division of Seed Science & Technology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.


International delegates addressed:

  • About 50 international delegates from African country were addressed and the Crop Improvement Programme of the station was explained on 16-11-2013.
  • About 10 international delegates from Myanmar and Bangladesh were addressed and the Crop Improvement Programme of the station was explained on 25-01-2013.

ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS

  • Recipient of “IARI Senior Research Fellowship” for Ph. D. during the year 1992-96,
  • Recipient of “TNAU Merit Scholarship” for M. Sc. (Ag.) during the year 1990-92,
  • Qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) during the year 1994.

REPRESENTATION IN VARIOUS COMMITTEES


Monitoring Team Member/ Chairman

  • Nominated as the Chairman of Monitoring Team for AICCIP trials by ICAR during 2008-2014.
  • Nominated as Member of National Level Monitoring Team [NALMOT] to monitor the TMC MM-II trials of Karnataka State during the year 2005-06 by Directorate of Cotton Development, Mumbai


Member of Committee

  • Nominated as the Chairman of Assessment Committee for promotion of Group I (Field / Farm) Technicians of Category I & II of Sugarcane Breeding Institute by ASRB, New Delhi on 19-09-214.
  • Nominated as the External Member of Local Division Purchase Committee for IEP Centre, CIAE, Coimbatore from 2008 onwards by Director, CIAE, Bhopal
  • Nominated Member of Institute Joint Staff Council of CICR, Nagpur from 2009 onwards by Director, CICR, Nagpur
  • Nominated Member of Selection committee for the post of two T-1 Technical Assistant during 2013 by the Director, CICR, Nagpur
  • Nominated as the External Member of various Selection committee for the selection of Technical Assistants, Project Fellows, Senior Research Fellows, Research Associates of Sugarcane Breeding Institute by Director, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore
  • Nominated as the Chairman of various Selection committee for the selection of Project Associates, Senior Research Fellows, Research Associates of CICR, Coimbatore by Project Coordinator (Cotton), Coimbatore
  • Nominated as the External Member of Evaluation Committee for evaluating various awards of TNAU Scientists during 2014 by the Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Nominated as the External Member of Selection committee for the evaluation of Scientists of faculty of Plant Breeding and Genetics from Stage 2-3 under Career Advancement Scheme of TNAU during 2014 by the Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Nominated as the External Member of Selection committee for the post of Assistant Professor in Plant Breeding and Genetics during 2014 by the Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Nominated as the External Member of Technical Committee for the purchase of Deep Freezer and PCR machine during 2013 by the Director, Centre Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Nominated as the Member of Institute Management Committee – CIRCOT Mumbai by the Director General, ICAR, New Delhi during 2013-2016
  • Nominated as the External Member of Selection committee for the post of Professor and Assistant Professor (SG) in Plant Breeding and Genetics under Career Advancement Scheme, 2012 by the Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Nominated as the External Member of Technical Committee XII for the purchase of Advanced Rapid Visco Analyzer during 2008 by the Director of Research, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Nominated as the External Member of Technical Committee IX for the purchase of Cold Storage Unit and 200 KVA Power Generator during 2008 by the Director of Research, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

OTHER ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Recognized to guide M. Phil. / Ph. D. students in Bharathiar University, Coimbatore from 2005 onwards.
  • Recognized to set question paper for qualifying examination of M. Sc. (Agri.) students of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during the year 2005-06.
  • As the Course Coordinator, Organized and conducted a Model Training Course on “Cultivation of Long Staple Cotton (ELS)” during December 15-22, 2007 at CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Organized and conducted, as a member of committee, a “Multiskill training programme” from 15-06-2009 to 29-06-2009 to Group ‘D’ employees of Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Nominated as a member of Editorial Board of the Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding published by Indian Society of Plant Breeders from 2009 onwards.
  • Gave a talk on Bt cotton in Tamil in Doordarshan – Podigai channel which was broadcasted on 08-02-2010 between 0615 and 0630 h.
  • Attended Interactive question and answer session with Tamil Nadu farmers covered by Doordarshan – Podigai channel on 05-03-2010.
  • Nominated as a member of Organizing Committee to conduct Third Plant Breeding Congress by Indian Society of Plant Breeders, Coimbatore during July 7-9, 2010.
  • Organized and conducted, as the Controller of Examination, the written and practical examination for the recruitment of Technical Assistant (T-3: 4 posts), Technician (T-1: 1 post) and Lower Division Clerks (LDC: 2 posts) at CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore during September 14th and 15th, 2010.
  • Nominated as a member of Exploration Team to collect Cotton germplasm of G. arboreum race cernnuum from Western Garo Hills of Meghalaya during November 2010.
  • Recognized to set question paper for final Semester examination of Ph. D. students of Plant Breeding and Genetics of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during the year 2010-11.
  • Nominated by DBT, New Delhi to evaluate project proposal on “Identification of QTLs linked to jassid tolerance in cotton” during April, 2011.
  • Nominated as the Special Invitee of the Council of Administration of the SIMA Cotton Development & Research Association since 2011
  • Nominated as the member of Scrutinizing Committee of the applications for the post of Stenographer
  • Organized and conducted, as the Controller of Examination, the written and practical examination for the recruitment of Stenographer Grade-III at CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore during July 27th, 2011.
  • Nominated as the Principal Investigator (Plant Breeding) of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi from with effect from 18-01-2012.
  • Nominated as a Member of conducting “Practical Skill Test” of driver at CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore during April 3rd , 2012.
  • Appointed as Question Paper Setter for the Ph. D. (2012) programme for three courses viz., PBG 601, PBG 604 and PBG 606 by the Controller of Examination on September 4, 2012.
  • Nominated as Outside Member of Local Divisional Purchase Committee for CIAE, Regional Centre, Coimbatore by the Director, CIAE, Bhopal from September 15, 2012 onwards.
  • Received third prize in the implementation of Official Language from TOLIC as Hindi Cell Convener on 30-10-2012
  • Nominated as Member of Organizing Committee for Cotton Technical Assistance Programme for Africa Training Programme on “Relevance and Techniques of Organic Cotton Production” during January 21-25, 2013.
  • Nominated as the Nodal Officer for the Recruitment Process for the vacant posts at CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore during 2013.
  • Nominated as the External Expert to finalize the syllabus of new course in Plant Breeding & Genetics EXP 301 on “Management of Plant Genetic Resources and Special Methods of Breeding” by the Director, Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during October 2013.
  • Nominated as the member of Selection Committee for the selection of two posts of Technical Assistant, T1 at CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore during 11-12-2013.
Students Guided
  • Guided three B. Tech. (Industrial Biotechnology) students of Government College of Technology, Coimbatore for the project work on Identification and characterization of Bt positive plants in segregating population of Back Cross derivatives in Cotton during the year 2010-11. 
  • Guided two B. Tech. (Industrial Biotechnology) students of Government College of Technology, Coimbatore for the project work on Morphological Evaluation and Quantification of Crystal Endotoxin through ELISA in four back cross segregating population of Bt cotton during the year 2009-10.  The students were Sh. Vignesh, K. and Pirasanth, R.
  • Guided three B. Tech. (Industrial Biotechnology) students of Government College of Technology, Coimbatore for the project work on Evaluation of Bt cotton hybrids and quantification of Bt Toxin during the year 2008-09. 
    The students were Sh. Yuvaraj, M., Kum. Hasini Priya, D. and Kum. Vishnu Priya, K.
  • Guided four B. Tech. (Industrial Biotechnology) students of Government College of Technology, Coimbatore for the project work on Characteristic analysis of different Bt cotton hybrids during the year 2007-08.  The students were J. Murali, R. S. Raj, P. Vignesh Raja and V. Navaneethapandian.
  • Ph. D. Thesis Evaluated  =3  VIVA-VOCE Conducted = 1
  • M. Sc. Thesis Evaluated = 22
  • Qualifying Examinations Conducted: Ph. D. = 15; M. Sc. = 35

Manuscripts Reviewed
Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding = 28
Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences = 3
Gene Conserve Journal = 3
Biotechnology and Molecular Reviews = 1