Indian Society of Plant Breeders (ISPB)


Office Bearers

President: Dr. S. Geetha
Vice-President: Dr. A. J. Prabakaran
Secretary: Dr. S. Rajeswari
Editor: Dr. P. Jayamani
Treasurer: Dr. K. Anandhi

Executive Committee Members

Dr. S.R.Sreerangasamy Dr.M.Rangaswamy Dr.C.Surendran Dr. S.Mohanraj Dr.G.Vijayakumar
Dr. S. Manickam Dr. R. Ravikesavan Dr. T.Kalaimagal Dr. S.Manonmani Dr. K.Ganesamurthy
Dr. N.Meenakshiganesan Dr. D.Kumaresan


The plant breeders'  forum was inaugurated on February 26, 1995 and the forum was registered as per S. No. 191 of 1995 on 6.11.1995. A total of 110 breeders from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Central Institute for Cotton Research,  Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding and breeders from private companies and institutions and retired plant breeders joined the forum at the time of inauguration.

To extend the services of the forum from state level to national level, the members felt the need of changing its nomenclature to Indian Society of Plant Breeders (ISPB). The ISPB is functioning well under the leadership of its office bearers of the past and present.


  • To provide a medium for the exchange, discussion and dissemination of current development in the field of plant breeding to its members.
  • To promote the general advancement of plant breeding and to create a forum to bring together and facilitate the exchange of information amongst its members and provide opportunities for its members to establish a firm link between plant breeders in India and abroad.
  • To promote the profession of plant breeding and increase professional competence in developing improved varieties and hybrids in different crops.</ li>


Now the society is having 569 life members. The society is actively involved in organizing discussion groups for various crop improvement activities and is looking for the enrollment of scientists involved in crop improvement for strengthening its existence in the years to come.

The society organized following congresses:

  • The First National Seminar on Breeding Strategies for 21st Century during 1 - 3 July, 1998.
  • The Second National Plant Breeding Congress with theme Plant Breeding in the post-genomics era was organized during 1-3 March, 2006 at Coimbatore, India.
  • The Third National Congress on Plant Breeding and Genomics to be held at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 7th to 9th July 2010.


Official Publication is Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding published quarterly from December 2009.

The society also published the proceeding of the seminars conducted:

Proceedings of the first National Seminar on Breeding Strategies for 21st Century

Proceedings of the Second National Plant Breeding Congress - Plant Breeding in the post-genomics era

Abstracts of the Third National Congress on Plant Breeding and Genomics

Full articles of the Third National Congress on Plant Breeding and Genomics

National Seminar on Challenges and innovative Approaches in Crop Improvement - 2014


Membership of the society is open to plant breeders and geneticists interested in the improvement of crops for the benefit of human kind.

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Life Members

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  Secretary ISPB, April 26, 2021, 3:54 PM  

Future challenges and prospects in Plant Breeding



For more information contact...

The Secretary,
Indian Society of Plant Breeders,
Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics,
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Coimbatore 641 003
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Email: [email protected]

Life Members

Dear Members