Principal i/c

Principal i/c

Dr. S. Hemalatha, Ph.D

Dr. S. Hemalatha’s academic journey began with her undergraduate studies at Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College & Research Institute, Tiruchirappalli. She continued her academic pursuits by completing her postgraduate and Ph.D. studies in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at TNAU, specializing in soil fertility.

With her Ph.D. obtained in 2012, Dr. Hemalatha embarked on her professional journey as a research associate at the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, TNAU, Coimbatore. This laid the foundation for her subsequent career advancements.

Dr. Hemalatha, who joined Kumaraguru Institute of Agriculture on January 2, 2015, has exhibited exemplary dedication and leadership over her 9 1/2 years of service.During her tenure as an Assistant Professor (SS&AC) at KIA, she assumed additional responsibilities, serving as the Deputy Warden (Girls) and Staff Advisor.



Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Dr. Hemalatha’s journey at KIA saw her rise through the ranks. In October 2021, she was promoted to Associate Professor, and in December 2023, she was appointed as the Head of Academic Administration. Further solidifying her position, in May 2024, she was elevated to the esteemed role of Vice Principal of KIA.


Dr. Hemalatha’s professional achievements extend beyond her administrative roles. She has been actively engaged in handling institutional-funded projects and has successfully completed one externally funded project. Additionally, she has a prolific publication record, with over 15 research papers and 20 popular articles to her credit.

Dr. Hemalatha’s dedication to academia has been recognized through various awards and accolades, including the prestigious EngalAasan Award and the Best Faculty Teaching Award from Kumaraguru Institutions. Her expertise and contributions have been acknowledged at national forums, including receiving the Junior Scientist Award from the National Environmental Science Academy, Delhi, in 2015.