V. Arunachalam is a Head of the Department,Indian Agricultural Research Institute,India

V. Arunachalam

Head of the Department

Organizing Committee


Indian Agricultural Research Institute


Head, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
National Fellow of Eminence (ICAR), IARI, Hyderabad &   New Delhi
Professor of Plant Breeding, A.P.Agricultural University, Hyderabad
Advisor (Biodiversity Project), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai


Publications - 188
[Books 7; Monograph 1; Book chapters 21; Papers in refereed journals 111; Others 48]


Ph.D. (Cambridge), U.K. (1970) in Genetics

Fellowship of Academies:

Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (FNA)

Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc), Bangalore, India

Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS), New Delhi, India

Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), Allahabad, India


Plant breeding
Participatory Plant Breeding
Quantitative and Population Genetics (Specialization)
Experimental Statistics and Inferential Analysis

Most significant work in Genetics:
Population Genetics of two gene polymorphisms; Analysis of the concept of additive genetic variance for traits governed by two linked genes
A retrospective analysis of the role of molecular markers in breeding for QT improvement
Analysis of genetic divergence in crop plants using multivariate Euclidean distance
Limits to parental genetic divergence to obtain heterosis
A method to make decisions on a number of dependent traits
Quantitative parameterization of isozyme patterns and used in marker-aided genetic enhancement of Brassicas


Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award
Norman Borlaug Award
IARI Best Teacher Award
Vasvik Award

Upcoming Conferences

International Conference and Exhibition on Genome Science

Venue: Germany

Conference Dates: June 28-30, 2021

Be about Genome Science

Genome, the term was created by Hans Winkler at the University of Hamburg, Germany in 1920. Genome science is the genetic material in the field of molecular inheritance, and genetics. The