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|Native name||சிவகுமார் வீராசாமி|
4 July 1971 |
Vadipatti, Madurai district
Tamil Nadu, India
|Residence||R.S.Puram, Coimbatore district
Tamil Nadu, India
|Fields||Plant geneticist, Breeder & Statistician|
|Institutions||Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.|
|Alma mater||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
|Doctoral students||K.Ravichandran, IFS
Santosh Kumar Anand Rao Huse, MSc
Balaji Kasirajan, MSc
Chandrasekar Ramasamy, MSc
Ananthalakshmi Murugesan, MSc
Vamadevan Thangavel, MSc
|Known for||Tree Improvement, Eucalyptus breeding program & Biometric Analysis of Plant samples|
|Spouse||Deepa Sivakumar (m. 1997)|
Sivakumar Veerasamy (Tamil: சிவகுமார் வீராசாமி; born 4 July 1971) is an Indian-born Plant geneticist. He was born in Vadipatti, Madurai district, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is one of leading tree breeder in India, especially in eucalyptus, teak, etc.,.
Education and career
He studied forestry, to attain both Bachelor's (1992) and Masters (1994) in Forest College & Research Institute in Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu, in 1992 and 1994 respectively, which was a constituent college of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
After completing his higher education, he served as Junior Research Fellow in a World bank-funded project till early 1997 at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. During 1997, he competed and got selected in Scientist examination conducted by Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and was posted as Scientist in Division of Seed Technology of the same institute. While working as scientist, as an in-service he managed to complete his PhD in 2005 under the guideship of Dr.K.Vanangamudi, professor, Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India along with Dr. V. Mohan, Scientist-E, IFGTB, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Later in an inter-divisional transfer he was shifted to Division of Biotechnology and later to Division of Genetics and Tree Breeding in early 2008. Besides as a Scientist, he is also an academician, being a recognised research supervisior in FRI and Bharathiar University for the award for M.Phil. and PhD programs.
Sivakumar Veerasamy is married to Deepa and having a daughter, Harshini Sivakumar and a son, Santosh Sivakumar. He lives in Govt. Quarters within the Forest Campus located at R. S. Puram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
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- Forest College and Research Institute (FC&RI), Mettupalayam.
- Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore.
- Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore.
- Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun.