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Dr. Madhu Subramanian

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Director of Research, Directorate of Research dr@kau.in +91-487-2438101


  • 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities in the field of Agricultural Entomology.
  • Area of research: Biological Control, Host Plant Resistance and Integrated Pest Management
  • Courses offered : Principles of Integrated Pest Management, Host Plant Resistance, Biological Control of Crop pests and weeds (PG), Advanced Integrated Pest Management (Ph.D), Ecology and Integrated Pest Management, Fundamentals of Entomology (UG)
  • Guided 4 M.Sc. (KAU) as Major Advisor.
  • Published about 15 research papers
  • Expertise and experience in research on pest management and biological control.
  • Experience in mobilising and organizing farming and marginalised communities.
  • Experience in capacity building of farmer organisations to adopt and adapt appropriate technologies.
  • Experience in planning and execution of regional level capacity building programmes and policy dialogues across South Asian countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh as a resource person to South Asian Perspectives Network Association (SAPNA), a regional platform for strengthening grass root organizations in poverty eradication through social mobilization.
  • Experience in undertaking research projects for international organizations such as Ford Foundation (study on the local self governance in Kerala) and Konrad Adenaeur Foundation (study on empowerment of women in local self governments in Kerala).
  • Conducted 10 vocational trainings on Biological Control
  • Acted as a resource person for various other training programme on biological control and pest management.
  • Life member- Society for Biocontrol Advancement
  • Life member- Entomological Society of India


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Kerala Agricultural University
KAU Main Campus
KAU P.O., Vellanikkara
Thrissur Kerala 680656