Dr. N. Balasubramani,
Director (Climate Change and Adaptation (CCA)),

Ph.D.(Agril. Extn.)

Born on  -  March 29, 1968 in Karnataka


Educational Qualifications


  • Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore: Phd in Agricultural Extension in 2004 (Thesis: Designing and testing the computer - based expert system on cognitive and co native domains of rubber growers)

  • University of Agricultural Science, Bangalore: M.Sc. (Ag.) Agricultural Extension in 1996 (Thesis: Knowledge and Adoption behaviour of rubber growers in Non-Traditional area)

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1991


Additional Educational Qualifications


  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

    • Master of Business Administration - 2005

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial  Management - 2000

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management - 1999

    • Mysore University , Mysore - Certificate course in Kannada in 1996

  • Informatics Computer Institute, Mannarkkad - MS office in 2001

  • NIIT, Coimbatore - Programming In Visual Basic 6.0 Desktop in 2004

  • Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi - National Eligibility Test (NET) in 2004


Professional Qualifications


Working as Assistant Director in MANAGE since  May 15th 2006  


Field Officer (1996 - 2006 )

Rubber Board, Regional Office, Kanhangad, Kerala - (2003 - 14th May 2006 )

Study leave for Ph.d at TNAU - Coimbatore . (2001 -- 2003)

Rubber Board, Regional Office, Mannarkkad, Kerala - (2000 - 2001)

Rubber Board, Regional Office, Mangalore, Karnataka - (1996 - 2000)

  • Promotion of  Rubber Producer's Societies (RPSs) as grass root level farmer's organization

  • Promotion of community collection and processing among rubber growers

  • Providing  market - led extension to Rubber Producer's Societies (RPSs), and  trading as well as processing companies

  • Effective implementation of several of Board's extension programmes such as setting up of demonstration plots, conducting off-campus training, seminars, group meeting, farm advisory services, and implementing productivity enhancing schemes etc.,

  • Implementing Board's various labour welfare schemes


Training Associate (1992 -1995)

MYRADA - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Talavadi, Tamilnadu

  • Worked as team member and involved in strategic planning of the project

  • Promoted  many viable and workable income generating programmes to strengthen the rural livelihood system of farmers

  • Engaged in participatory Technology Transfer in agriculture and allied activities

Assistant Production Officer (1991 - 1992)

Unicorn Bio-Tek Ltd, Kukkalthurai, Kotagiri, Tamilnadu                         

  • Engaged in contract farming of capsicum hybrid seed production  

Other Special Skills

  • Fluent in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam languages

  • Familiarity  about cross - cultural and multilingual societies of southern India as being worked in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Kerala, and Andhrapradesh states

Publications : Published three books, six research papers and 20 abstracts


Contact Details

Dr. N. Balasubramani
Director (Climate Change and Adaptation (CCA))
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management MANAGE
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030, Telangana, India
Phone : 040-24594543
E-mail: balasubramani@manage.gov.in