µ  Senate of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 2016,

µ  Senate of Madras University, Chennai 2013-2016,

µ  Senate of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli from 2010 -2013

µ  Planning Board, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, 2010  -2013

µ  Member- 12th Five Year Plan-PDS, Committee, Govt of Tamil        Nadu-2011

µ  Member – Divisional Railway Users Consutative Committee, Southern Railway, Chennai  from Jan 2011 to 2013.

µ  Member – Agriculture Committee , Govt of Chhattisgarh From Dec 2011 to 2014.

µ  Member –  Quinquennial Review Team (QRT) of ICAR-RCER – Patna  Jan 2006 - 2012.

µ  Member – Standing Committee – Pland Protection Variety & Farmers Rights   (PPV&FRA), Govt of India , 2011

µ  Member, Attracting Youth Retaining in Agriculture ( ARYA) ICAR, Govt of India


National LEVEL

µ  Member – Geographical Committee of the International Water Resources Association (India), 1993 onwards.

µ  Member in District Youth Programme Advisory Committee – Government of India, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Ministry of HRD.

µ  Member, Expert Committee The National Biodiversity Authority of India,New Delhi

µ  Member, Advisory Committee, Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai

µ  Member, The Indian Science Congress Association, 14, Dr. Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata

µ  Fellow, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad

µ  Member – Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development, New Delhi.

µ  Member- Regional Consultative , New Education Policy(ODL and Online Courses 2015)  IGNOU, New Delhi.


µ  Member in Police and Public Committee, Velachery Area, Chennai, since 1999.

µ  President Federation Chennai Women Self Help Group, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Besant Nagar, Chennai

µ  President – Velachery Students Science Forum, 1998 Onwards.

µ   Member, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), Chennai

µ  Co-Investigator, Touch & Smell Garden Programme, Chennai


awards / recognitions AT REGIONAL LEVEL

«  Fellow of Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society(SCITSA) 2017-New Delhi

«  World Youth Prize 2016 –World Youth Conference -2016, New Delhi

«  Ariviyal Kalanjiyam Award, M.T.S.Academy ,2016

«  Karam Veer Puraskar Award – 2011 –New Delhi

«  Best Citizen of India  Award – 2011 –New Delhi

«  Education Excellence Award – 2011 – New Delhi

«  Asiriyar Semmal Award by Tamilnadu Education Research Development Organization, Chennai 2011.

«  Thiruvalluvar award as Best Youth by World Thirukkural Center, Mylapore, Chennai.

«  Dr.Ambedkar Best Youth award by Tamil Nadu Dr.AmbedkarMandram, Guindy, Chennai

«  “Star Achiever”Award and Gold Medal by National Integrity Cultural Academy Chennai-2009

«  Outstanding Secretary Award by The Stenographers’ Guild, Chennai 2004

«  The Rotary Literacy Champion Award by Rotary Club of Madras Chennapatna, Rotary International District 3230 in 2002

«  Best Youth by The Hindu, (Leading English Daily) 1999

awards / recognitions AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

«  International Scientist of the Year Award, The 7th Annual Congressional Awards Gala, Chicago, USA 2017

«  High –Level Advisor, The UN Community for Zero  Hunger,USA,2015

«  Member, International Sustainable Development Centre, Geneva, 2010

«  Members of Youth for Human Rights International, South Asia, 2010

«  Member of Regional Consultative New Education Policy (ODL& ONLINE COURSES)

«  Member IUCN – CEC, 2005 - 2012

«  Member, Global Reconciliation, Australia, 2009

«  International Student Young Pugwash Board Member (Asian Representative) Italy, 2003-2007

«  Country Director, Youth Employment Summit, USA

«  Member – Order of the Good Times, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada, 2004

«  Member, Euro Mediterranean Youth Platform, Brazil

«  Member, Taking IT Global, Canada

«  Member, Global Youth Action Network, USA

«  Member, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), Chennai

«  Member, Editorial Board, ISYP Journal on Science and World Affairs, Vol.1, Italy

workshop PARTICIPATED national

«  Workshop on Social Service by Care forum, Chennai, 1997

«  Youth convention, Anna University, Chennai, 1997

«  Youth Development Working Organized by World Thirukkural Federation, Chennai, 1998

«  Youth awareness programme, Hyderabad, 1999

«  Youth week celebrations Nehru Yuva Kendra, Chennai, 2000

«  Seminar on Solar Architecture organized by Science City Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy South, Chennai, 2001

«  National Commission for Youth: Interactive Session. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Chennai. January 7-8, 2003

«  International Seminar on “Water Resources Development and Management in Through the Ages” Dept. of History, University of Madras, Chennai March 26-28,  2003

«  10th Annual Conference of the Academy of Public Affairs “Tamil Nadu in the New Millennium: Challenges and Responses” University of Madras, Chennai, 28 & 29 November 2003

«  World Youth Peace Summit, Bangalore, 7-9 December 2003

«  Conference on “Youth – the Ray of Hope”, Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation, Trichy, 11th December 2004

«  Swadeshi Study Camp, Swadeshi JagaranManch, Chennai. 12th February 2005

«  National Conference on Youth Empowerment, Employment, Peace and Food”SASTRA ,Kumbakonam,Tamil Nadu, 4th September 2005

«  Seminar on Malaysia – India, Business Opportunities, Chennai, 15 September 2006

«  Global Dialogues on Emerging Science and Technology : Policy and Global Affairs, “Agricultural Biotechnology for the Global Public Good, Chennai, October 4-6, 2006.

«  Every Child a Scientist Programme”, 95th Indian Science Congress, Vizag, January 3-7, 2008

«  Rework India, Youth Employment Summit, 16 November 2009, New Delhi

«  97th Indian Science Congress, 3-7 January 2010, Thiruvananthapuram

«  Attracting and Retaining Youth in Farming. Rework India, Youth Employment Summit. New Delhi. 16 November 2009.

«  Indian Science Congress. Tirupati  3-7  January 2017


ª  Global Youth Synergy Summit, Organized by World Youth Bank, Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2003

ª  International Conference on Globalization and Challenges for Education – Focus on Equity and Equality organized by NIEPA, New Delhi, 19-21 Feb 2003

ª  Conference on “Youth Development and Self-Help Promotion: Experience of SAARC Countries” 20-23 October 2003, Dhaka, Bangladesh

ª  The Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka “Asian Round Table on Open and Distance Education for Attainment of Millennium Development Goals”, Colombo, Srilanka, 20-22 May 2005

ª  Inculcating eco-friendly entrepreneurship development skill among rural youth to eradicate poverty and hunger in developing countries, YES Alexandria 26-30, 2007.

ª  Youth in Agriculture,  Youth Convention, Silver Jubilee Celeliations, June ,2,2015, NAAS,New Delhi.

ª  31st  SAARC Charter Day 8-10, December  2015,Dhaka

ª  Training/Workshops (Imparted/organized) – Regional

ª  Rainwater Harvesting to the Youth of NRC Volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra, 2001

ª  Environment Pollution Control and Development to NCC students of Training Technology, Chennai, 2001

ª  Rain Water Harvesting to Student cum NSS Volunteers from Chemical Technology DOTE, Chennai, 2001

ª  5 days workshop on Youth Club Development organized for Club members of Nehru Yuva Kendra, Chennai, 2001

ª  OrganisingSecretary : Workshop on Needs Assessment of Rural Youth – 2nd & 3rd November 2007 at Dindigul

ª  OrganisingSecretary :from 1st - 9th  Indian Youth Science Congress till 2018

Research papers presented at National and International seminars

µ  Youth Problem in India at Global Youth Synergy Summit, Organized by World Youth Bank at Croatia on Jan 29-Feb 1 2003.

µ  New Deal for Self-Help Employed for Youth Development, Conference on “Youth Development and Self-Help Promotion: Experience of SAARC Countries” 20-23 October 2003, Dhaka, Bangladesh

µ   “Empowering the rural poor through Information access: towards sustainable development”, ISYP 2nd International Conference "Towards a new paradigm of international governance”, Seoul, South Korea, October 3-4, and 4-9 2004.

µ   “Every Child a Scientist Programme”, 93rd and 94th Indian Science Congress, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, January 3-7, 2006 and 2007 respectively.

µ  The Knowledge Revolution, The 8th  Indian Science Communication Congress (ISCC-2008), Media Convergence & Knowledge Revolution at Chennai, December 10-14, 2008

µ  New technologies in attracting and retaining youth in farming. Annual Youth Assembly at the UN. New York. 20-21 January 2011.

µ  “Ending Hunger and Malnutrition in Developing Countries” IFPRI-FAO  A Global Event on  Accelerating The End of Hunger and Malnutrion , Bangkok, Thailand, November 28-30, 2018.


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§  N. Parasuraman &Dr G Krishnamoorthy, “M. S. Swaminathan – Agriculture Scientist”, Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam, 30-31, Directory 2004

§  N Parasuraman & Dr S Rajalakshmi, “The Touch & Smell Garden” Green Hope, Vol. 3, 3 February 2005 PP-41-42.

§  N. Parasuraman &Dr G Krishnamoorthy, “M. S. Swaminathan – Father of Green Revolution”, Brahmin Today, Vol. 1, 8-11, 11th Jan 2005

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§  N Parasuraman, “PROFILE – Dr M S Swaminathan : The apostle of global peace, nutrition and food security,” Vol. 9/6, 40-42, Jan 2006

§  N. Parasuraman, “Thittam” Chennai Declaration on making Hunger History, Vol. 39, July 2008 PP 42-45.

§  N. Parasuraman, “Youth and shaping the future of Science for Societal needs  - Proceedings of the first Indian Youth Science Congress, MSSRF Chennai, 2010 64pp.

§  N. Parasuraman. 2011. “A Living Legand”. BhavansJournal  57(24): 40-45

§  N. Parasuraman, 2013. “First Workshop on Attracting and retaining youth in agriculture – Proceedings and recommendations”. MSSRF. Chennai, 29 pp.

§  N. Parasuraman. 2014. “Agriculture and Rural youth development”. Review of Research. 3 (10): 6-11.

§  N. Parasuraman, 2014. “2nd Workshop on Attracting and retaining youth in agriculture – Proceedings and recommendations”. MSSRF. Chennai, 30 pp.

§  N.Parasuraman, 2017. “Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture” Rural & Marketing 40-43pp June 2017.

§  N.Parasuraman, 2018. “Youth and Indian Agriculture” Agriculture Year Book 2018, -134-137 (Agriculture Today )