Prof. S. Manivannan

Prof. S. Manivannan

Name: Prof. S. Manivannan
Designation: Professor
Phone: 04366-277230


Biographic Sketch:
Prof. S. Manivannan did his under graduation in Agriculture from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, and his Master’s and Ph.D. in Horticulture from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He did his schooling at St. Britto Higher Secondary School, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He began his career as an Assistant Professor at the College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. There he established citrus rootstock and bud wood bank with a certification laboratory and introduced oil palm to northeast India for commercial cultivation. He served as a Students Welfare Officer for eight years. Later he joined as an Associate Professor at Sikkim University where he headed the Department of Horticulture and introduced PG and Ph.D. programmes in horticulture. At Sikkim University he served as Dean of Students Welfare and Chairman, the working committee on Admission for three years. He established a Plant nutrition and ionomics laboratory which served an important role in Sikkim Organic Mission. Joined as Professor of Horticulture, headed the department at Central University of Tamil Nadu, and started Ph.D. He has organized an international symposium, one national conference, a refresher course, two Kisan melas, two workshops and several training programmes. Guided 31 M.Sc. and 4 doctoral students for their dissertations and presently guiding 4 M.Sc. and 3 Ph. D. students.

Research Highlights :

Specialized in the application of omics technologies including metagenomics and bioinformatics for crop conservation & improvement, especially using ionomics for crop finger printing- cheaper technology than the DNA finger printing. At CAU he established molecular diagnostic laboratory, developed protocol for diagnosis and supplied certified planting material against systemic diseases. Worked extensively on the indigenous and orphan crops. Standardized somatic embryo production in seedless grape, in vitro shoot tip grafting for Khasi mandarin, Rough lemon micro propagation, low cost hydroponics and vertical cultivation of fruits and vegetables. Presently focusing on the frontier technologies of horticulture to foster the health and local & export oriented livelihood options.

Recent Publications :

Sharma, D., Upadhyay, S., Manivannan, S., & Bhutia, K. D.  2023. Value addition and product diversification of mango ginger (Curcuma amada). Journal of Postharvest Technology, 11(1), 66-76.

Manonmani, S., Senthilkumar, S., & Manivannan, S. 2022. Multilevel functionality of biostimulants in sustainable horticulture for modern era. The Pharma Innovation Journal,11(10), 1283-1288.

Debbarmaa, N., Manivannan, S., Muddarsua, V.R., Umadevi, P., & Upadhyay, S., 2021. Ionome signatures discriminates the geographical origin of jackfruits (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.), Food Chemistry,

Vidhya, C., Senthilkumar, S., &  Manivannan, S., 2021. Recent trends in production of dry flowers and foliages, The Pharma Innovation Journal, 10(11) ,2135- 2139.

Afiya, R.S., Senthilkumar, S., & Manivannan, S., 2021. Recent Trends with Mutation Breeding in Fruit Crop Improvement, Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, 22 (71&72) , 393-403.

Tamang, D.L., & Manivannan, S., 2020. Next generation organic inputs on the soft rot disease, growth, yield and quality of ginger, Zingiber officinale L., grown in Sikkim Himalaya, Journal of Applied Horticulture, 22(2), DOI:, 147-151.

Gurung, K., & Manivannan S., 2020. Morphological characterization and secondary metabolites profile of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) genotypes from Sikkim, Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops, 29 (2), 98-104. doi : 10.25081/josac.2020.v29.i2.6347,

Umadevi, P., Manivannan, S., Fayad, A.M., & Shelvy, S., 2020. In silico analysis of phytochemicals as potential inhibitors of proteases involved in SARS-CoV-2 infection, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, DOI: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1866669.

Deeki, L.T., & Manivannan, S., 2019. Targeted metabolic profiling of Black turmeric (Curcuma caesiaRoxb.), Research Journal of Biotechnology, 14(9), 24-28.

Lepcha, T. T., Upadhyay, S., Manivannan, S., Bhutia, K. D., Sharma, L., & Muddarsu, V. R. (2018). Proximate and nutritional analysis of Culantro (Eryngiumfoetidum).Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 7(1S), 3129-3134.

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