Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Annamalai University, India, 1985. Master of Science in Plant Pathology, Annamalai University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India, 1995.
Assistant professor Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India, 1988—2002, associate professor India, since 2002. Postdoctoral fellow Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1995-1997, visiting scientist, IRRI, Manila, Philippines, 1997, biotechnology career fellow, Kansas State University, since 2000.
Member Indian Phytopathological Society (life), Society Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (life).
Married Subramanian Kalaivani, September 3, 1993. 1 child Velazhahan Vaithish.