Principal Desk

MITCAT Principal

Dr. T. Raguchander


Dr. T. Raguchander is an Academic Researcher in the field of Plant Pathology. He has served in multiple leadership positions at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Dr. T. Raguchander has vast experience both in Under Graduate and Post Graduate teaching in the subject of Plant Pathology. His field of specialisation is phytotoxin in activation by microbes and PGPR mediated resistance against pathogens in plants. So far 240 research papers both in national and international peer reviewed journals and 20 book chapters have been published. Published 5 books in Plant Pathology as ready reckoner for the benefit of Under Graduate students. Obtained 14 and 16 externally funded research projects as Principal Investigator and Co- PI from various funding agencies like DBT, DST, ICAR, Sugar Cane Development Fund, FAO and Private companies like Syngenta, Rallis India, Bayor Crop Science and Coramandel International etc.

Received 12 awards and medals in recognition to the contribution in the field of biological control. Acted as resource person for the workshop/Conference conducted by various Phyto Pathological societies in the field of biocontrol of Plant Pathogens. Usage of Pseudomonas fluorescens (Pf 1), Bacillus subtilis (EPC5, Bbv57, Epco 16), Beauveria bassiana (B2), Chaetomium globosum (TNAU – cg6) and Ampelomyces quisqualis (TNAU AQ123) were standardised for dissemination of eco-friendly disease management.

From the Principal Desk,

At MITCAT we strongly believe that education is a collaborative effort that involves professional administrators, committed teachers and motivated students.

We strive to grow and diversify our student community by providing an outstanding student experience and excellent employment outcomes. Our innovative learning methods will be informed by the evolving needs of industry and designed for learners at all stages of life.

Ultimately becoming a sustainable, efficient, organisation that can fund a continuing investment in our physical, digital and human infrastructure ensuring a continually improving and excellent experience for both our students and our faculties.

Welcome our students to find all aspects of life at MITCAT a varied and exciting. We pride ourselves on being large enough that many facilities are on-site, yet small enough to create a friendly atmosphere with a strong sense of community.

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