• Ph.D., in Floriculture and Medicinal Crops (2009), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • M.Sc., in Horticulture (2003), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • B.Sc., in Horticulture (2001), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore


  • UGC Post-doctoral Raman Fellow (2014-2015) at Texas A&M University, College Station, United States of America.
  • TNAU Research Assistantship (2006-2009).

Current Areas of Research

  • Nano-formulation of plant bioactives for health benefits.
  • Green solvent extraction and screening of phytochemicals for bioactivity.
  • Extending the shelf-life of horticultural produces through nanotechnological interventions.

Selected publications

  • Haripriya. S., Vadivel.E., Vekatachalam.R. and Gayathri.P. 2012. “In vitro free radical scavenging activity of amla (Emblica officinalis) varieties at various stages of fruit development”. Journal of Applied Horticulture, 14(1): 63-66.
  • Haripriya. S., Vadivel.E., Ilamurugu.K., and Venkatachalam.R. 2010. Preparation of Withaferin-A loaded PLGA Nanoparticles by Modified Emulsion Diffusion Evaporation Technique. International Journal of Nanotechnology and Applications, 4(2): 163-168.
  • Haripriya.S, R.Gnanam and M.Kannan. 2006. Standardization of antibrowning treatment for efficient nutrient utilization and in vitro culture establishment in Andrographis paniculata (Burm.F) Wall.Ex Nees. In : Proceedings of the International symposium “Balanced Fertilization for sustaining Crop Productivity” by International Potash Institute, Horgen, Switzerland.pp 428 – 431.

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate Program:

  • NST 301. Fundamentals and Application of Nanotechnology (1+0)
  • HOR 312 Production Technology of Flowers crops, Aromatic and Medicinal Crops (2+1)
  • FLG 306 Landscape Gardening (2+1)

Post-Graduate Program :

  • NST 503. Instrumentation in Nanotechnology (2+1)
  • NST 508. Nano Food-Systems (2+1)
  • NST 509. Nanobiotechnology (2+1)

 Agricultural Extension (2009-2013) :

 Programs broadcasted on All India Radio, Pudhucherry

S.No Topic Nature of program


Date of broadcast
1. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University-

Agri-Tech portal and Agri-info websites.

Radio Talk 13-10-2011
2. Quality vegetable seedling production Radio Interview 01-02-2011
3. Intellectual property rights in agriculture Radio Interview 15-06-2011
4. Importance of plant growth regulators in vegetable cultivation. Radio Interview 25-10-2011
5. Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Right Act Radio Interview 08-02-2012
6. Roof gardening in homes Radio Interview 04-06-2012
7. Greenhouse production technologies Radio Interview 19-09-2012
8. Horticulture- A way of living Radio Interview 14-12-2012
9. Home medicinal Garden Radio Interview 18-03-2013

 Television programs:

S.No. Topic Nature of program Telecast




1. Entrepreneurship development – Cut flower arrangement  News coverage





       Raj TV, Makkal TV

and Captain TV

2. Cashew grafting technique Interview     August,


       Pudhiya Thalamurai

Success story

A success story on imparting “Computer training to farmers of Cuddalore district” at ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vriddhachalam has been published as “A portal in which the A to Z of farming is just a click away” dated 31-01-2013 in the National Newspaper “The Hindu” under farmers’ notebook column of Science & Technology Section.