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Dr. Mini Raj N

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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 Co-ordinator (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. Mini Raj, N., 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.
  2. Mini Raj, N. 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.
  3. Devi, A. R., Raj, N. M., Jacob, M.  E. and Babu, M. S. 2019. Vivipary in black ginger (Kaempheria parviflora) a novel approach for its multiplication and conservation. Souvenir and abstract -strengthening the seed systems in the North Eastern and unreached regions- problems, prospects and policies. pp.180-181.
  4. Mini Raj, N., Devi, A. R. and Babu, M. S. 2019. Bud transplantation : A promising technique to save seed rhizome in ginger and turmeric. Souvenir and abstract -strengthening the seed systems in the North Eastern and unreached regions- problems, prospects and policies. pp181-182.
  5. Mini raj, et al. 2019. High yielding varieties of nutmeg for the tropical moist humid regions of Kerala. Placrosym XXIII. pp 41.
  6. Priyanka, S. C., Miniraj, N, Vikram, H. C. 2019. Characterisation of unique nutmeg genotypes. Placrosym XXIII. pp 39.
  7. Devi, A. R. and Mini Raj, N. 2018. Elsholzia blanda: A local herb of Manipur. Spice India, 30(8): 13-15.
  8. Manisha Elsa Jacob and Miniraj, N. 2018. Variability studies for quality characters in Neikumbalam accessions. Journal of Tropical Agriculture    , 56(1):56-62.
  9. Vikram, H. C., Mini raj, N. 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. Curr. Sci. 114(1): 23-25.
  10. Sally, K. Mathew, Surendragopal, Mini Raj, N., Anjali, V.  and Jeeva, R.  2017. Safer management practices for aflatoxigenic fungi in nutmeg.   Journal of biological control. 31(4):205-211.
  11. Vikram, H. C., Mini raj, N. and Krishnan, N. 2017. Investigations on developing a key for identification of elite nutmeg tree. J. plant. Crops. 44(3): 22-24.
  12. Vikram, H. C., Mini Raj, N., Prasannakumari, K. T., Mathew, D., and Nybe, E. V. 2016. Variability in fruit characteristics of nutmeg under Kerala condition, Journal of spices and aromatic crops, 25(2): 187-194.
  13. Mini Raj, N., Vikram, H. C., Philip, M. 2016. Fruit rind constituents in nutmeg, (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) morphotypes. J. plant crops, 44(3): 153-157 .       
  14. Priyanka, S. C.  and Mini Raj, N. 2016. Morphological characterization of unique genotypes of nutmeg. Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 54(2): 120-129.


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