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Plant Research

Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India
August 24, 2020

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Dr. A.P. FRANCIS, Msc., PhD

S/o D. Aruldass,

No: 2/114, Poonsholai Street,

Athoor-post and Taluk,

Dindigul- 624 701.

Tamil Nadu, India


Mobile: +919*********

Professional Summary:

Experienced and motivational biology professor and lecturer studied in array of sciences Plant breeding, Genetics, Taxonomy, Anatomy, Physiology, Ecology etc. Educator that also performed administrative duties on departmental committees that designed course development college guidelines and performed faculty and student evaluation. To become a successful professional in the field of life science and apply my creativity, energy and technical skills.

Work Experience Achivements:

Exploration, Collection and Germplasm Conservation of forest genetic resources for establishing National Gene Bank (NGB); Selection of natural populations of important tree species such as Teak, Eucalyptus, Pongamia etc using morphological descriptors for in-situ and ex-situ conservation; Phenology, growth, seed and seedling characteristics of tropical tress in different geographical regions of India; Vegetative propagation methods in tropical trees (Clonal propagation, Grafting methods); Selection and characterization of tropical tree species using morphological descriptors; Seed characteristics of important trees using image analyzer and soxhlet oil extraction technique. Totally 7 years research experience for tree improvement in September-2011 to August 2019).


Ph. D. in Botany, Area of specialization is Tree Improvement (Plant breeding and Genetics).

Dissertation: Selection and Genetic Evaluation of Pongamia pinnata (l.) pierre- a potential biodiesel species, (2012 - 2019).

Supervisor: Dr. K. Palanisamy, Scientist- G & Head, Division of Forest Genetic Resources, IFGTB, and Coimbatore, India.

M.Sc., in Botany with first class. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

Dissertation: Taxonomy- Phylogenitic Studies on Certain taxa on Lamiaceae Family”.



Board / University

Year of completion

Marks in %

Ph.D. (Botany)

Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore.

Bharathiar University



M.Sc., (Botany)

Government Arts College, Coimbatore – 18

Bharathiar University



B.Sc., (Botany)

Periyar E.V.R College,Trichy-23

Bharathidasan University




St.Antony’s H.S.School, Kosavapatti, Dindugul.

State Board




St.Antony’s H.S.School, Kosavapatti, Dindugul.

State Board




Project: Tamil Nadu Forest Department

JRF: Forest Genetics Division, Coimbatore (March 2018 to March 2019).

Project: Forest Genetic Resource management

Research Fellow: Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore, India (June, 2016 to March, 2017).

Project: Selection and Evaluation of High yielding clones of Pongamia pinnata.

Senior Research Fellow: Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore, India (Dec, 2013 to April 2015).

Junior Research Fellow: Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore, India (Sep, 2011 to Nov, 2013)


Six month training course completed in Agro technology during July 2004 to December 2004 at Mayiladuthurai.

Environmental Studies certificate course Completed in, degree during the year of Apr 2006.


NCC -C” Certificate


1.Palanisamy, K., Gireesan, K., Krishnamoorthy, M. and Kulandai, A. 2012. Evaluation of Growth Characteristics of Clones and Quality Seedlings of Tectona grandis. Indian J. Tropical Biodiversity, 20(1) : 51-57.

2. Krishnamoorthy.M., Palanisamy, K., Francis, A.P. and Gireesan, K. 2016. Impact of Environmental Factors and Altitude on Growth and Reproductive Characteristics of Teak (Tectona grandis Linn. F.) in Southern India, J. Forest and Environmental Sciences 32 (4), 353-366.

3.Francis, A.P., Palanisamy,K., Lalitha, S., Gireesan,K., Mahadevan,N.P. and Malliga, P. 2017. Variation in pod yield, seed characteristics and oil content in selected plus trees of Pongamia pinnata (l.) Pierre, J. Tropical Biodiversity, 25(2), 142-153, 2017.

Attended National Seminar:

Kulandai, A. 2009. Participated National seminar on Current trends in biological research, Department of Microbial biotechnology, PSGR Krishnammal college for women, Peelamedu, Coimbatore-641004.

Kulandai, A. 2010. Participated National seminar on Resent Perspectives in Nanotechnology, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Hindusthan college of Arts and Science, Coimbatore-641028.

Kulandai, A. 2010. Participated National level seminar on Emerging trents in Plant biotechnology, PG & Research Department of Plant biology & plant biotechnology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore-641018.

Palanisamy,K., Kulandai, A.,Gireesan,K., Mahadevan, N.P. and Malliga, P. 2012. Selection and clonal multiplication of superior trees of Pongamia pinnata from different agroclimatic zones of Tamil Nadu. In Proceedings of the National seminar on Production, Utilization and Marketing of Tree Borne Oilseeds (Vol. II),Tamil Nadu Agricultural university, Madurai, Pp1-6, 2012.

Kulandai, A. 2013. Participated National level seminar on Tree biotechnology, Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore-641002.

Kulandai, A. 2016. Participated National level seminar on Research trents in plant sciences & its societal impact, Department of Botany, PSGR Krishnammal college for women, Peelamedu, Coimbatore-641004.

Thangamani, D., Francis, A.P., Palanisamy, K., Lalitha, S. and BalaVignesh, K. 2016. Genetic characterization and variation within and among CPTs of Pongamia pinnata. National seminar on Frontiers in Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.Pp-75, 2016.

Participated Workshop:

Kulandai, A. 2014. Participated workshop on Research Analysis Using, Dr.G.R. Damodaran college of scienceAvinashi Road, Coimbatore-641014.

Participated Training:

Kulandai, A. 2012. Participated Training programme on Innovative Techniques in Urban Forestry, Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore-641002.


Name : A. P. FRANCIS

Father’s Name : D. ARUDASS

Date of Birth : 07.03.1986

Age & Sex : 34 years, 5 months, 6 days as on (09.08.2020)

Nationality : Indian

Gender : Male

Marital Status : Married

Permanent Address : 2/114, Poonsholai street,

Athoor (PO.) & Tk

Dindigul – 624 701.

Tamil Nadu, India

(A.P. Francis)

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