Externally Funded Projects
S.No. ICAR Funded Projects Principal Investigator
1 Network Program on Precison Agriculture (NePPA) Dr. I. Ravi
2 Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Centre Dr. K.N. Shiva
3 Utilization of banana wastes for the development of symbiotic & designer foods through pre-pro-biotic approaches and to enhance the farmer's income P. Suresh Kumar
4 Development of smart foods, bio-composites, green packaging and bio-energy from agroresidues Dr. P. Suresh Kumar
5 Intellectual property management and Transfer / Commercialisation of Agricultural technology Dr. P. Suresh kumar
6 All India Co-ordinated project on Fruits (Banana) Dr. V.Kumar
7 Consortia Research Platform on Vaccines and Diagnostics - Development and utilization of diagnostics to viruses of banana Dr. R. Selvarajan
8 Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization for implementations of its component no.1 under Drone technology demonstration (SMAM) Dr. C.Karpagam
S.No. Foreign Funded Projects Principal Investigator

A1553-CGIAR fund INIT-03 - Conservation and use of genetic resource (gene banks)

Study – I : Regional workshop on Phenotyping of bananas for drought tolerance

Study – II : Evaluation of ITC genotypes for their reaction to FoC R1 and TR4

Study – III : Status of adoption behaviour of ITC accessions in India under the banana production system and the constraint analysis in the dissemination process


Dr.I. Ravi

Dr.R. Thangavelu

Dr.C. Karpagam

2 A1555 - INIT-13- Plant health and rapid response to protect food security and livelihoods Dr.R. Thangavelu
S.No. Other Externally Funded Projects Principal Investigator
1 Establishment of banana macropropagation units in Tiruchirappalli district, capacity building and improvement of livelihood opportunities of farmers Dr. S. Uma
2 Development and transfer of technology from Queensland University of Technology to India for Bio fortification and disease resistance in banana (Phase II) - Biofortification and development of disease resistance banana
Component-1 - Transfer and evaluation of Indian banana with Pro-Vitamin-A (PVA) constructs

Component-2: Transfer and evaluation of Indian bananas with iron constructs ()

Dr. S. Backiyarani

Dr. M. Mayil vaganan
3 High – throughput Screening for induced mutations in banana cv. Grand Naine (AAA) with Fusarium wilt (TR4) resistance (Phase III) Dr. M.S. Saraswathi
4 Framing Crop Specific DUS guidelines for banana Dr. M.S. Saraswathi
5 Gene editing for Fusarium Wilt resistance in banana (Grand Naine, AAA) Dr. C. Anuradha
6 Banana sakthi nanoformulation – Effective delivery systems of the micronutrient mixture for improved banana cultivation Dr. K.J. Jeyabaskaran
7 Design, Development and Validation of Online Banana Trading platform for farmers of FPOs in Tiruchirapalli District Dr. P. Suresh kumar
8 Establishment of common incubation centre (CIC) Dr. P. Suresh kumar
9 Efforts towards the development of Fusarium wilt resistance in banana using CRISPR/ Cas9 Dr. Jeyabharathy Chandrasekaran
10 Induced polyploidy: A tool to improve sterile bananas Dr. S. Kalpana


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