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Dr. Mini Raj N

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0487- 2370 822
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Dean, College of Agriculture, Vellanikkara +91-487-2438301 (Office)

Dr. N. Mini Raj, Professor (Horticulture) has got 32 years of service in Kerala Agricultural University. She is actively involved in teaching, research and extension in the field of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic crops. She has more than 50 research publications, one book on Spices and several chapters in books to her credit and serves as resource person in the field of natural resource management, tribal empowerment, spices and medicinal plants. She serves as life member in several scientific societies and panels and guides post graduate students in Horticulture. Recipient of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship for the doctoral programme in Horticulture, she has received the young scientist award of Kerala state Council for science, Technology and Environment and the Indian Science Congress Association for the research contributions in Horticultural science. Dr. N. Mini Raj is also recipient of the best researcher award of the Kerala Agricultural University during 2018. She has to her credit, five high yielding varieties of nutmeg and is in charge of the Model Nursery on Spices, an accredited Spice nursery with 4 star rating.

Dr. Mini Raj currently serves as the Project Coordinator (Aromatic and Medicinal Plants), as Nodal Officer (Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture) at the University and as member, BSMA committee for Horticulture at ICAR.


  1. Anjukrishna, V.U., Raj, N.M. 2021. Effect of seed treatments, spacing and season of sowing on yield and quality of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) under rain shelter. J. Spices Aroma. Crops. 30(1):90-99.
  2. Devi, A.R., Kariyal, B.J., Raj, N.M.,Akhil, G.D. and Balakrishnan Nair, D.K. 2020. Immunomodulatory effect of Kaempferia parviflora against cyclophosphamide induced immune- suppression in swiss albino mice. Pharmacognosy Magazine. 1:16(68):13.
  3. Raj, N.M., Vikram, H.C. and Devi, A.R. 2019. From forest to farm: studies on domestication of medicinal plants. Medicinal plants: Cultivation and Conservation, KSCSTE- Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi: 7-22.
  4. Raj, N.M. and Nybe, E.V. 2019. Search for mother trees culminates as high yielding varieties: a success story in nutmeg. Indian J. Arecanut, Spices and Med. Plants. 21(1):3-10.
  5. Jacob, M.E. and Raj, N.M. 2018. Variability studies for quality characters in Neikumbalam (Benincasa hispida) accessions. J. Trop. Agric. 56(1): 56-62.
  6. Vikram, H.C., Raj, N.M. and Mathew, D. 2018. Candidate molecular markers for monoecy in a dioecious tree spice nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) and analysis of genetic variability in a core collection. Current Sci. 114(1): 23-25.
  7. Vikram, H.C., Raj, N.M. and Mathew, D. 2018. Variability and yield contributing principal components in nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.). India J. Plant Genet. Resour. 31(3): 270-277.
  8. Mathew. S.K, Surendragopal, K., Raj, N.M., Varghese, A. and Jeeva, R. 2017. Safer management practices for aflatoxigenic fungi in nutmeg (Myristica fragrans). J. Biol. Control 31(4): 205-211.
  9. Vikram, H.C., Raj, N.M. and Krishnan, S. 2017. Investigations on developing a key for identification of elite nutmeg tree. J. Plant. Crops 44(3): 22-24.
  10. Priyanka, S.C. and Raj, N.M. 2016. Morphological characterization of unique nutmeg types (Myristica fragrans Houtt.). J. Trop. Agric. 54(2): 210-219.
  11. Raj, N.M.,Vikram, H.C. and Philip, M. 2016. Fruit rind constituents in nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) morphotypes. J. Plant. Crops 44(3): 153-157.
  12. Vikram, H.C., Raj, N.M., Presannakumari, K.T., Nybe, E.V. and Mathew, D. 2016. Variability in fruit characters of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) under Kerala conditions. J. Aroma. Spice Crops 25(2): 187-194.
  13. Sumbula, V., Mathew, S.K., and Raj, N.M. 2016. Cross infectivity of Phytophthora species causing lea fall disease of nutmeg (Myristica fragrance Houtt.) Int. J. Sci. Environ. 5(2): 412-415.
  14. Raj, N.M., Vikram, H. C., Philip, M. 2016. Fruit rind constituents in nutmeg, (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) morphotypes. J. Plant. Crops, 44(3): 153-157 .       

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