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Dr.T.Arumuganathan, Principal Scientist (Farm Machinary & Power)

Current Areas of Research

  • Development and promotion of tools and machinery for sugarcane mechanization
  • Mechanization package for sugarcane single bud technology
  • Sugarcane biomass based biochar as a source of organic manure / amendment
  • Developing New Technologies for Processing Sugarcane Juice

Membership in professional bodies

Life member in the professional societies mentioned hereunder:
  • Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi
  • Agricultural Research Service Scientist Forum (ARSSF)
  • National Environmental science academy, New Delhi
  • Indian Society of Agribusiness professionals (ISAP), New Delhi
  • Indian Society for Plantation Crops, CPCRI, Kasaragod
  • Indian Society for Spices (ISS), IISR, Calicut
  • Society for Sugarcane Research and Development, SBI, Coimbatore
  • NAARM Alumni association, Hyderabad.

Annual member in the professional societies mentioned hereunder:
  • Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkatta.
  • Indian Mushroom Growers Association, Solan.
  • Madras Agricultural Students’ Union, TNAU, Coimbatore
  • Swedish South Asian Network on Fermented Foods (SASNET-Fermented Foods)

Awards and recognition

  • National Merit Scholarship holder during under graduate - B.E (Ag.) degree programme
  • TNAU Merit Scholarship holder during Post graduate - M.E (Ag.) degree programme
  • Junior Scientist of the Year Award-2004 by National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi
  • Best Stall award during “Global Conference on Meeting the Challenges in Banana and Plantain for Emerging Biotic and Abiotic Stresses”
  • Best Poster Award for the paper “Production of activated carbon from kiluvai (Commiphora berryi (Arn.) Engl.) and its applications in food industries”
  • Best Poster Award – First Place for the paper “Quality studies of wheat flour fortified with virgin coconut oil meal”
  • ICAR-Best KVK Award – 2011 (Zone VIII) in the year 2012 for its outstanding performance.
  • Best Poster Award – for the paper “Development of value added foods from underutilized deseeded moringa pods” presented during “3rd International Symposium on Underutilized Plant Species – 2015
  • Reviewer for research journals-Sugar Tech, Mushroom Research, Journal of Food Science and Technology, Journal of Plantation Crops and Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops
  • Research guide for M.Sc.(Food Science & Technology) and M.Sc. (Sugarcane Technology)
  • Thesis Evaluator for M.Tech / Ph. D programmes in TNAU, Coimbatore
  • Question Paper Setter for TNAU Coimbatore and TANUVAS, Chennai
  • Number of Publications
    1. Research papers - 27(International : 19
    2. Edited works- 39
    3. Book Chapters - 25
    4. Technical Manuals - 8
    5. Popular articles - 106
    6. CD/DVDs developed - 16
    7. Conference papers - 49
    8. Thesis work/ Project - 3
  • No. of M. Sc students guided : 4
  • Contact address:

    Dr. T. Arumuganathan,
    Principal Scientist (Farm Machinery and Power)
    Division of Crop Production,
    ICAR - Sugarcane Breeding Institute,
    Coimbatore 641007- India.

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    Telephone Number (O) : 0422 -2472621 Extn.276
    Mobile Number : +917598460007
    Fax: 914222472923


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