Dr. RM. Kathiresan acquired his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Master Degree in Agronomy
and Ph. D in Agronomy. Later he acquired his D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) in Agronomy from Annamalai University. He did his post doctoral research in University of Bristol, U.K and had been a Commonwealth Fellow in 1997-98. He was awarded the British Crop Protection Council bursary in 2001. He has completed several Research Projects sponsored by World Bank, ICAR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID for value of Rs. 15 Crores. He has published research paper and book chapters in SCI Impact factor journals published by globally reputed publishers. He has delivered invited lectures and chaired sessions in many international conferences. He had been an FAO consultant. He has collaborative research projects with premier institutions like IRRI, FAO and USDA. He has organized international training workshops in association with FAO and IRRI. He has been awarded by many National and International Agencies.