DR.K.M.Marimuthu, Former Vice Chancellor is an alumnus of S.S.V High School, Kodumudi. He studied from 6th standard to SSLC in the year 1942 – 1948.


Education :  


Degree / Diploma University Date of Attendance Subjects
B.A Madras, India 1950 – 52 Botany ( Major )            Chemistry ( Anc. )
M.A Annamalai, India 1953 – 55 Botany
M.Sc Annamalai, India 1955 – 56 Plant Ecology
M.Tech Indian Institute of Technology,  Kharagpur, India 1958 – 59 Genetics & Plant Breeding
Ph.D McMaster,     Hamilton, Canada 1961 – 65 Genetics & Cytology
Diploma in Electron Microscopy North Western,        Boston,      Massachusetts,       USA 1971 Electron Microscopy                     ( Tem & Sem )



  1. Government of Tamil Nadu “ Best Test Award” for the year 1980 – 81.
  2. “ Dr. L.D.Sanghavi Oration Award” in Human Genetics, 2001, for Life time contribution in Human Genetics from Indian Society of Human Genetics.


Membership in Distinguished Societies

While Abroad

  1. Elected Member of the Society of the Sigma XI, University of Michigan Chapter. U.S.A. 1966.
  2. Member, American Society of Genetics.
  3. Member, Radiation Research Society of America.
  4. Member, Canadian Genetics Association.


In India

  1. Member, Indian Society of Human Genetics.
  2. Member, Indian Society of cell biology.
  3. Member, Environmental Mutagen Society of India.


Books Published

  1. Recent trends in Medical Genetics, 1986, Pargamon Press, Oxford.
  2. Laboratory Manual in Genetics, 1979, UGC COSIP – ULP Dept. Zoology, University of Madras.
  • 22 Candidates were awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Genetics under the supervision of Prof.K.M.Marimuthu.


  • 24 Candidates of the Genetics Department were awarded M.Phil degree in Genetics by the University of Madras under the supervision of Prof.K.M.Marimuthu.