K. Ramasamy, Member, Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, has taken over as the tenth Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU).
A native of Aranthangi in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu, Ramasamy joined TNAU in 1970 and served in various capacities for over 36 years.
He completed his UG and PG programme at the Annamalai University, before proceeding to Belgium to do his post-doctoral research.
He did his Masters in Fermentation Technology and Doctorate in Industrial Microbiology at Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He obtained his Post-Doctoral experience in Electron Microscopy from the same university and later at the Michigan State University, USA, on Gene Cloning.