Dr. Chinnachamy Ramasamy
Fellow, Elected 2006

Born in Vagarai, Tamil Nadu, India on 26 June 1947. Educated at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore 1969; M.Sc. (Ag)., Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 1972; Completed course work at University of Minnesota for Ph.D programme (1976-77) and received Ph.D.from TNAU in 1980; Visiting Research Fellow, IFPRI, Washington, 1984-87; Visiting Research Fellow, IRRI, Manila, 1990.

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1988-95; Head Department of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural College, Madurai 1995-97; Director, Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies (CARDS), 1997-02; Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 2002-2008; National Coordinator, Agricultural Innovation Partnership Project funded by USAID 2011 to date.

Awards/Honours: Tami Nadu Scientist Award 2001; TNAU Best Resarcher Award 1995; D.K.Desai Award 1997 & 2003; Higher Education and Development Award 2004; Vivekananda National Award for Excellence 2006; Member, Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, 2005-06; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, 2010 to date; Chairman, Noyyal Educational Trust, Coimbatore; Ford Foundation Fellowship for Ph.D programme; Rockefeller Fellowship for research in Rice Biotechnology; Wintrock International Fellow for research in Natural Resource Economics.

Research Areas: Technology and agricultural development, agricultural markets, prices and international trade, natural resources economics, agricultural research investment and impact evaluation and agri-business management

Address: 9/12, 5th Cross Ramalingam Nagar, K.K. Pudur, Coimbatore 641038, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (0422) 2442065; Cell: 09940964747; Email: cramasamy47@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2007 to 31 Dec 2009