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Affiliation of TRI to universities

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and Calicut University, Kozhikode recognized UPASI TRI which put forward an excellent opportunity to the scientists and research scholars who wanted to peruse doctoral degree through research. Over a period of 25 years, 47 scientists/ research scholars have obtained their Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree through the TRI and one conferred with Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) award. Senior scientists of TRI are recognized as supervisors for guiding Ph.D. scholars.

Best KVK Award

The best KVK award constituted by ICAR, New Delhi was given to UPASI KVK for the year 1996-97 for its outstanding performance in the sector of small grower development.

TANSA Award


Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu (Autonomous Body), Chennai recognized the contributions made by one among the scientists at TRI and conferred Tamil Nadu Scientist Award (TANSA Award) in Agricultural Sciences for the year 2009.

Candidates conferred higher degrees

Candidate completed post doctoral research at upasi trf, TRI and conferred D.Sc., degree by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

Name of the candidate Year Discipline University
R. Raj Kumar 2006 Plant Physiology Bharathiyar University
Name of the candidate Guide Year Discipline University
S. Natesan Dr.V. Krishnan 1986 Chemistry IISc, Bangalore
B. Radhakrishnan Dr.N. Muraleedharan 1989 Entomology Bharathiyar
R. Selvasundharam Dr.N. Muraleedharan 1990 Entomology Bharathiyar
N. Satayanarayana Dr.V.S. Sharma 1990 Botany Mysore
P. Rajasekaran Dr.K.K. Krishnamurthy 1990 Biotechnology Bharathiyar
M. Parthiban Dr.N. Muraleedharan 1992 Entomology Bharathiyar
S. Loganathan Dr.N. Muraleedharan 1993 Entomology Bharathiyar
B. Chadra Mouli Dr.K.K. Krishnamurthy 1993 Plant Pathology Bharathiyar
P. Kumaravadivelu Dr.N. Muraleedharan 1994 Entomology Bharathiyar
R. Raj Kumar Dr.L. Manivel 1995 Plant Physiology Bharathiyar
K.S. Murali Dr.L. Manivel 1998 Biotechnology Bharathiyar
V. Pandidurai Dr.L. Manivel 1998 Biotechnology Bharathiyar
G.C. Abraham Dr.K.K.Krishnamurthy 1998 Biotechnology Bharathiyar
C.H. Sreedhar Dr. N. Satayanarayana 1999 Botany Mysore
R. Victor J Ilango Dr. N. Satayanarayana 1999 Botany Mysore
R. Sudhakaran Dr.N.Muraleedharan 2000 Entomology Bharathiyar
S. Venkatesan Dr. D.P.Verma 2001 Chemistry Bharathiyar
R. Premkumar Dr.S.Manian 2002 Plant Pathology Bharathiyar
P. Ponmurugan Dr. U.I.Baby 2002 Plant Pathology Bharathiyar
Spurgeon Cox Dr.R.Raj Kumar 2003 Botany Bharathiyar
K. Ajaya kumar Dr.R.Raj Kumar 2003 Botany Bharathiyar
Vinod Haridas Dr. S Marimuthu 2003 Biotechnology Bharathiyar
T. Bala Saravanan Dr. S Marimuthu 2004 Biotechnology Bharathiyar
Joseph Lopez Dr.R.Raj Kumar 2005 Biotechnology Bharathiyar
K.N. Manikandan Dr.N.Muraleedharan 2005 Chemistry Bharathiyar
D.N.P. Sudaramani Dr.N.Muraleedharan 2005 Entomology Bharathiyar
R. Sanjay Dr. U.I.Baby 2006 Plant Pathology Bharathiyar
V.K .Senthurpandian Dr.S. Venkatesan 2006 Chemistry Bharathiyar
K. Gunasundari Dr.R.Raj Kumar 2006 Botany Bharathiyar
M. Saravanan Dr.R.Raj Kumar 2007 Botany Bharathiyar
T. Muthumani Dr. D.P.Verma 2007 Chemical Technology Bharathiyar
K.M. Mariya John Dr. R. Premkumar 2007 Plant Physiology Bharathiyar
Deepu Vijayan Dr. P.K.Pius 2007 Plant Physiology Bharathiyar
Jibu Thomas Dr.R.Raj Kumar 2008 Botany Bharathiyar
Sachin P. James Dr. R.Selvasundharam 2008 Entomology Bharathiyar
K.V. Hemalatha Dr. S. Venkatesan 2008 Chemistry Bharathiyar
C. Karthica Dr.N.Muraleedharan 2008 Chemistry Bharathiyar
N. Tensingh Baliah Dr. U.I.Baby 2009 Plant Pathology Calicut
D. Ajay Dr. U.I.Baby 2008 Plant Physiology Bharathiyar
Sarvottam D. Joshi Dr.Vinod Haridas 2009 Plant Physiology Bharathiyar
Daisylin Anbu Sujitha Dr. S. Venkatesan 2009 Chemical Technology Bharathiyar
S.Seenivasan Dr. N.Muraleedharan 2009 Chemistry Bharathiyar
S. Jayaganesh Dr. S. Venkatesan 2009 Chemistry Bharathiyar
Soumik Sarkar Dr.R. Premkumar 2010 Plant Pathology Bharathiyar
K. Perumalsamy Dr. R. Selvasundharam 2010 Entomology Bharathiyar
Siby Mathew Dr.R. Raj Kumar 2011 Plant Genetics (Botany) Bharathiyar
G. Kottur Dr.S. Venkatesan 2011 Chemical Technology Bharathiyar

News & Events

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  • Dr. C.S. Venkata Ram Memorial Annual Tea Colloquium-2015

    Dr. C.S. Venkata Ram Memorial Annual Tea Colloquium will be held on July 10, 2015 at Seminar Hall, UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Tea Research Institute, Valparai. The maximum time for presentation is ten minutes followed by discussion. Prizes will be awarded for the best three…

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  • Residue analysis in other crops

    31-05-2013

    The Pesticide Residue Division is equipped with state-of-art instruments viz., Gas Chromatograph, High Performance Liquid Chromatograph, GCMS, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, etc., Our lab is GLP certified by National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority, Govt. of India for the execution of Pesticide Residue Studies. We are accredited…

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  • Vacancy 2017

    09/06/2016 @ 4:55 pm

    Date of Publish: 12.01.2017 UPASI TEA RESEARCH FOUNDATION TEA RESEARCH INSTITUTE NIRAR DAM P.O. VALPARAI – 642 127   THE POST OF RESEARCH FELLOWS ENTOMOLOGY Project title:  CABI project “Sustainable Tea Production”             Designation of Posts Fellowship Consolidated (Rs.) Relevant Qualifications   Research Fellows (2)…

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  • Monthly circular – April 2014

    07/04/2014

       Monthly Circular April -2014  WEATHER Weather data recorded in March 2014 at the TRF observatory are given below, along with the corresponding figures for March 2013. Year Total Rainfall mm Mean Sunshine hr/day Mean Temperature ° C Mean Relative Humidity % at Mean Evaporation…

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  • Quotations & Tenders

    DETAILS OF VEHICLES FOR SALE Sl. No. Make Regn. No. Place Year of Mfg. 1 Suzuki Max 100 R TN 41 F 7245 Valparai 1999 2 Suzuki Max 100 R TN 41 F 7246 Valparai 1999 3 Suzuki Max 100 R TN 41 F 7250…

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Articles

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  • Publications

    09.05.2012

    Ajaikumar, S., Siby Mathew, R. Raj Kumar and P. Mohan Kumar (2014). Mechanical harvesting in tea: A case study of Pasuparai estate. Journal of Plantation Crops. 42(2): 201-214. Ajay, D. and Baby, U.I. 2010. Induction of systemic resistance to Exobasidium vexans in tea through SAR…

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  • Latest

    12/12/12

    The principal landmark in the history of tea research in south India, was the establishment of a Tea Experimental Station in Gudalur in 1926. During the last seven and half decades, this research organisation. Now known as the UPASI Tea Research Foundation (UPASI TRF), had…

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  • Publications and Library

    01/02/05

    Annual Report is the one among the major publications of UPASI TRF. Annual report of each year is released by September of the following year. Other publications include Research Highlights and half yearly Newsletters. The Bulletin of UPASI TRF is an occasional publication. The Handbook…

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Conferences Seminars

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  • PLACROSYM XXI

    DATE:  10-12 December 2014

    PLACE:  Kozhikode

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  • Research Extension Meeting

    DATE:  06-08 May 2013

    PLACE:  Valparai

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  • JOINT AREA SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA (JASS)

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  • INTERNATIONAL TEA CONVENTION

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  • TGLIA

    DATE:   2013

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  • Dr.C.S. Venkata Ram Annual Tea Colloquium

    DATE:  1 August 2013

    PLACE:  VALPARAI

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  • INTERACTIVE SESSIONS / WORKSHOPS

    DATE:  28/04/2012

    PLACE:  VALPARAI

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  • PLATINUM JUBILEE SYMPOSIUM

    DATE:  2001

    PLACE:  Chennai

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  • PLANTATION CROPS SYMPOSIUM 2014

    DATE:  2014

    PLACE:  

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  • UPASI ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    DATE:  September 2013

    PLACE:  Coonoor

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Research Activities

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  • Pesticide Residue

    Of late, considering the constant usage of pesticides and to monitor the residues in the final produce, a well equipped test facility was established at UPASI TRI in 1994. The pesticide residue laboratory is accredited by National Accreditation Board for testing and calibration Laboratories (NABL)…

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  • Botany

    The Tea Research Institute at Valparai has seven divisions namely Botany, Soil Chemistry, Entomology, Pesticide Residue, Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Plant Physiology & Biotechnology and Tea Technology. Botany Research activities of Botany Division include plant improvement, cultivation practices and weed research. Plant improvement programme was…

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  • Soil Chemistry

    Chemistry Division is involved in research pertaining to soil-plant nutrients of tea besides extending analytical service to the industry. The research activities include investigations on physico-chemical properties of soil, soil-plant interactions, response of tea to major, secondary and micronutrients and their interactions. The research work…

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  • Entomology

    Entomology Division involve in basic and applied aspects of insect pests, particularly, biology, ecology and evolving control measures. The division evolved and recommended physical, chemical and biological method of tea pests control. In the past, extensive studies on bioecology, crop loss due to major pests…

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  • Pathology & Microbiology

    In the division of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, research is carried out on diseases of tea and biofertilizers. Among the tea diseases, blister blight is the most important leaf disease caused by the pathogen, Exobasidium vexans affecting the tender harvestable shoots of tea resulting in…

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  • Physiology & Biotechnology

    Plant Physiology Division was established in 1980 which has been primarily concentrated on crop productivity. The division strives for excellence in applied research in tea productivity and bush health besides biotechnological studies. The research undertaken extends over a wide range of research programmes having collaborative…

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  • Tea Technology

    Besides offering the analytical services and involving in inter laboratory ring test to validate the test methods, Tea Technology Division is concerned about quality of final produce in accordance with PFA Act requirements, storage studies, value added products and manufacturing aspects. The laboratory has been…

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