We have to bring students into new relationship to food that connects them to Culture & Agriculture
As his father, he is also a visionary and missionary in the field of quality Education . He is graduated in Computer Science and Engineering and Master of Business Administration from USA . He also worked in MNCs in Canada and USA.He has served as consultant for several Multinational projects across Globe.With this background ,he implements all his experiences and his innovative ideas and thoughts into translating our institution into a temple of learning.
Dr. E. I. Jonathan had M. Sc. (Ag.) degree in Agricultural Entomology and subsequently Ph.D. in Plant Nematology at TNAU, Coimbatore. Undergone Post Doctoral Research at North Carolina State University, USA during 1998. He has completed 37 years of service involving, research, teaching and guided 24 M.Sc. (Ag.) and 19 Ph.D. students. He has published 12 books and 110 research papers in reputed National and International Journals.
During his tenure (2009-2013) as Director, Centre for Plant Protection Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore he contributed for major agronomic, ecological and economic break through in Agriculture by employing classical biocontrol for an invasive mealybug. He has organized National and International conferences in Tamil Nadu. He has successfully completed several Government of India funded projects (DBT, DST, ICAR and NADP) as Principal Investigator.
Dr.A.S.Anilkumar had completed his B.Sc (Agri) and M.Sc (Agri) in Agronomy from College of Agriculture, Vellayani and Ph.D in Agronomy from College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara. He had established herbal gardens comprising of 325 species of medicinal plants at the Instructional Farm attached to the College of Agriculture, Vellayani and developed system approaches and organic farming practices for commercial mediculture and carried out agro climatic planning for identification of efficient cropping zones for commercial cultivation of medicinal plants.
Also developed cost effective sustainable technologies for higher productivity in mulberry sericulture. System approaches for enhancing nutrient use efficiency, productivity and profitability of coconut based sequential cropping systems were also developed. Assessed the crop production potential and popularized integrated crop management strategies for achieving food safety, food security, nutritional and livelihood security of the homesteads of North Malabar.
In 1977, while serving as the Assistant Warden of the Men’s Hostel, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara, all the under graduate, post graduate and Ph.D. scholars of the hostel were made computer literate which was a unique achievement in the history of management of student hostels in State Agricultural Universities in our country. Thirty four years of teaching experience in offering UG, PG and Ph D courses at CoA, Vellayani, CoH, Vellanikkara and CoA, Padannakkad and instrumental in initiating PG education at CoA, Padannakkad. As Tour leader, organized and conducted All India, North India, South India and All Kerala study tours for the students of Vellayani, Padannakkad and CoH Campuses.
Carried out eight externally aided research projects and five vocational trainings and two apprenticeship programmes. Guided eleven M.Sc (Ag) students and one Ph. D scholar as major Advisor and served as member in the Advisory Committees of forty one Post graduate students.. Under his guidance the first PG student of CoA, Padannakkad submitted the thesis. Published thirty six research papers, twenty books and booklets and participated and presented research papers in twenty one national and international seminars / conferences. Participated in 12 refresher courses/Summer Institutes. Recipient of CSIR Senior Fellowship for undergoing Ph. D programme. After 34 years of service, retired from KAU in 2020 as Professor & Head, Dept. of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Vellayani and Associate Director of Research, RARS (SZ), College of Agriculture, Vellayani.
Dr. S. Alagappan M.Sc (Agri), MBA, Ph.D., had completed his B.Sc (Agri) during (1983-1987), M.Sc (Agri) during (1988-1990) and Ph.D during (2011-2014) in Agronomy at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. He had completed MBA from Bharathidasan University,during 1997-2000 with Systems and Marketing specialization.
He had completed Post Graduate Programme in Ecology and Environment during 1994 from Indian Institute of Ecology & Environment, New Delhi. He had qualified with NET conducted by (ASRB) & (ICAR), New Delhi during 1992 and 2013 in the professional subject Agronomy. He had hands on Techno- Commercial field work experience over 25 years on turnkey agro projects such as Captive Farming, Contract Farming, Landscaping, Afforestation Projects and organic, agro bio-inputs and agri biotech products, product development and marketing activities in South India. He had Agricultural Subjects teaching experience over 7 years. He had published 12 research articles in the reputed international journals with Scopus, Thompson Reuters and Impact Factors listings and 16 research articles in the national level reputed journals with good NAAS ratings. He had published 5 books and 13 book chapters with ISBN. He had attended 18 distinguished professional trainings from various national and international level organizations. He had received the award for the Best Ph.D Thesis in Rice Agronomy for the year 2016. (with Gold Medal) from TNAU, Coimbatore.
Dr. R. Kumar, M.Sc. (Agri.), Ph.D had completed his B.Sc. (Agri.) and M.Sc. (Agri.) programmes from Annamalai University and Ph.D in Plant Breeding and Genetics at Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics (CPBG), TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, Coimabtore. He has one year experience working in Emami Biotech Ltd, two years of experience as Senior Research
Fellow at TNAU and four years of teaching experience in Affiliated Agricultural colleges. He had obtained UGC – National Fellowship during the Ph.D programme (2012-2015). He had authored a book titled “Essentials of Agricultural Botany”, published 9 research papers in reputed national and international journals, and had attended several national and international conferences.
Dr. T. Thangadurai had B.Sc.(Agri) at TNAU, AC and RI, Killikulam.He had M. Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics at TNAU, AC and RI, Madurai. He has been7years of experienceof research and teaching.He has published 6 research papers in reputed National and International Journals. He has attendedseveral National conferences in Tamil Nadu. He has been worked in Government of India funded projects (DPAP and NIAP) as Senior Research Fellow at
TNAU,Coimbatore. Hehas specialization in Agricultural Marketing. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics, The Indian Agriculture College,Radhapuram.
Dr.Aswathy. S. Nair had B.Sc.(Agri) at Kerala Agriculture University, COA, Vellayani..She completed her M. Sc. (Agri.) from TNAU, Coimbatore. She was awarded with Ph.D. degree in Soil science and Agricultural chemistryfrom PJTSAU, Hyderabad. She was awarded with JRF (ICAR) fellowship for M.Sc and SRF (ICAR) fellowship and Ph.D respectively. She has published 14 research papers and popular articles in reputed National and International Journals. She has
attended several National and international conferences. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor in soil science and Agricultural chemistry, The Indian Agriculture College, Radhapuram.
Dr. M. Syamala had B.Sc.(Agri) at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam. She completed her M. Sc. (Agri.) from Agricultural college and research institute, Madurai. She was awarded with Ph.D. degree in Plant pathology, Coimbatore. She was awarded with UGC fellowship for Ph.D. She has published 22 research papers and popular articles in reputed National and International Journals. She has attended several National and international conferences. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor in Plant pathology, The Indian Agriculture College, Radhapuram.
Dr. C.Jemila had M. Sc. (Ag.) degree in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry and subsequently Ph.D. in Soil Science at TNAU, Coimbatore. She had published 14 research articles in national and international peer reviewed journals and 10 popular articles in monthly magazines. She had been recognized by the International Plant
Nutrition Institute for the IPNI Research Scholar Award (2017).She received Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF 2015-16) for pursuing Ph.D research programme approved by University Grants Commission (2015) and also a holder of TNAU Junior Research Fellowship Sponsored by Rhastriya Chemicals and fertilizers Pvt. Ltd. for pursuing post Graduate research programme (2013-14).She received gold medal and Prof. T. Balakrishna prize for securing the highest cumulative grade points obtained in all courses offered in M.Sc. Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry,degree programme (2014) at AC & RI, Madurai, TN, India.She had also qualified ICAR-National Eligibility Test for Lectureship with 49 % (2016).She held a position as Secretary in the Rotaract Club. (2010- 2011) and was elected as a State Coordinator (Documentation) of Tamil Nadu under All India Agricultural Students Association. (2017). She is a holder of A (2005), B (2009) and C (2010) certificates in National Cadet Corps (NCC). She has participated more than 25 National and International symposiums,seminars workshops and conferences.
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