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     Vidhu K. P.

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology - Agricultural and Food Engineering Department
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Virendra Kumar Tewari
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2006 :: In progress
AddressResearch Scholar, AgFE Department, IIT, Kharagpur - 721 302
Phone+91-9474713359
Emailvidhuk@iitkgp.ac.in
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10Board of Public Examination, Govt. of KeralaSSLC1992
12Calicut University, KeralaPre-Degree1994
B.Tech.College of Ag Engg., Kerala Agricultural UniversityAgricultural Engineering1999
M.Tech.Ag. Engg. College and Research Institute, TNAU, CoimbatoreFarm Power and Machinery2001

Research Areas
  • Ergonomics of farm machinery
  • Safety and comfort in agricultural and industrial operations
  • Farm power and farm machinery

Skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communicative skills, good grasping power and fast learner
  • CAD modelling
  • Design, development and implementation of Projects
  • Managerial capabilities

Awards
  • Merit Scholarship for highest marks in SSLC
  • Dr. G.R.Hilson Award for best student in Farm Machinery
  • TUCAS Best Student Award for securing highest marks during PG Programme

Experience
  • Research Associate at College of Ag.Engg., Kerala Agricultural University from Feb 2002 to Sep 2002
  • Research Associate at Indo-Israel Project, IARI, New Delhi from Oct 2002 to Feb 2005
  • Junior Project Officer at AgFE Department, IIT, Kharagpur from Feb 2005 to till date

Teaching Experience
  • Mechanization of horticultural crops(L) at Indo-Israel Project, IARI, New elhi 2002-2005 (2 terms)
  • Mechanization of horticultural crops(P) at Indo-Israel Project, IARI, New elhi 2002-2005 (2 terms)
  • Technologies for greenhouse cultivation(P) at Indo-Israel Project, IARI, New elhi 2002-2005 (2 terms)
  • Tractor Ergonomics(L) at IIT, Kharagpur Spring Semester, 2006-10 (Assistance) (4 terms)
  • Tractor Ergonomics(P) at IIT, Kharagpur Spring Semester, 2006-10 (Assistance) (4 terms)
  • Hydraulic Systems(T) at IIT, Kharagpur Autumn Semester, 2007-09 (Assistance) (3 terms)
  • Tractor and Power Systems(T) at IIT, Kharagpur Autumn Semester, 2007-09 (Assistance) (3 terms)

Papers Published in Journals
  • Effect of air assistance, leaf area density and forward speed on spray deposition in simulated crop canopy by Pankaj Gupta, NPS Sirohi, S. Rengasamy, K. P. Vidhu Journal of Agricultural Engineering Vol.41 (2) (2004)
  • Ergonomic evaluation of manually operated paddy transplanter by K Kathirvel, K. P. Vidhu, R Manian, T. Senthil Kumar Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America Vol.35 (1) (2004)
  • Hand-transmitted vibration exposure to tractor operator during tillage operation by K.N.Dewangan, K. P. Vidhu, T. Patel Biosystems Engineering (ELSEVIER) Submitted (2010)
  • Roll over protective structures for agricultural tractors-an engineering review by A.K.Shrivastava, V.K.Tewari, Vidhu K.P. Safety Science (ELSEVIER) Submitted (2010)
  • Application of Response Surface Methodology and Central Composite Rotatable Design for Modeling and Optimization of a Stripper for Groundnut by V.K.Tewari, Narendra Singh Chandel, Vidhu K.P. Agricultural Engineering International-the CIGR Ejournal Submitted (2010)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Comfort characterization using artificial neural networks on self-propelled rice transplanter operations by VK Tewari, KN Dewangan, K. P. Vidhu, T Patel, S Dubey Proceedings of HWWE2005, International Ergonomics Conference, IIT Guwahati, 10-12, Dec 2005 798-803 (2005)
  • Reduction of vibration in self-propelled vertical conveyor reaper by VK Tewari, KN Dewangan, B Sarkar, K. P. Vidhu, T Patel Proceedings of HWWE2005, International Ergonomics Conference, IIT Guwahati, 10-12, Dec 2005 1055-1059 (2005)
  • Work stress and fatigue level assessment in field operation of self-propelled machines on Indian Farms by VK Tewari, K. P. Vidhu, KN Dewangan Proceedings of AEDeC2007, 26-29 Nov, 2007 at Kuala Lampur, Malaysia 206-213 (2007)
  • Status and constraints in retrofitting of ROPS on Indian agricultural wheeled tractors by Shrivastava A.K., K.P.Vidhu and Tewari V.K. Proceedings of HWWE2009, International Ergonomics Conference, Kolkata, 17-19 Dec, 2009. 120-127 (2009)
  • A decision support system for ergonomics studies by Vidhu K.P., Shrivastava A.K and Tewari V.K. Proceedings of HWWE2009, International Ergonomics Conference, Kolkata, 17-19 Dec, 2009. 130-135 (2009)
  • Investigation on Safety, Accidents and Standards in Tractors and Machinery in India by VK Tewari, Ashish Kr.Shrivastava, Vidhu K.P. Proceedings of 17th World Congress on Ergonomics (IEA2009), 9-14 August 2009, Beijing, China 90-112 (2009)
  • Development and evaluation of a pineapple peeler, corer cum slicer by Prince MV, K. P. Vidhu, Bindu Kochugovindan, Bindhu K George 35th Annual Convention , Symposium of ISAE, 2000, OUAT, Bhubaneswar 119 (2000)
  • Ergonomic evaluation of direct paddy seeder by K Kathirvel, K. P. Vidhu, R Manian, T. Senthil Kumar 37th Annual Convention - Symposium of ISAE, 29-31 Jan 2003, MPUAT, Udaipur 125 (2003)
  • Ergonomics of manually operated transplanter by K Kathirvel, K. P. Vidhu, R Manian, T. Senthil Kumar 37th Annual Convention - Symposium of ISAE, 29-31 Jan 2003, MPUAT, Udaipur 126 (2003)
  • Ergonomic evaluation of cono weeder by K Kathirvel, K. P. Vidhu, R Manian, T. Senthil Kumar 37th Annual Convention - Symposium of ISAE, 29-31 Jan 2003, MPUAT, Udaipur 126 (2003)
  • Ergonomic evaluation of selfpropelled paddy harvester by K Kathirvel, K. P. Vidhu, R Manian, T. Senthil Kumar 37th Annual Convention - Symposium of ISAE, 29-31 Jan 2003, MPUAT, Udaipur 127 (2003)
  • Comparison of hydraulic and air assisted sprayer for spray deposition on citrus trees by NPS Sirohi, K. P. Vidhu 1st Indian Horticulture Congress, 6-9 Nov, 2004, New Delhi 223 (2004)
  • Design parameters of pneumatic seeder for direct sowing of vegetable seeds by Pradeep Rajan, NPS Sirohi, K. P. Vidhu 1st Indian Horticulture Congress, 6-9 Nov, 2004, New Delhi 234 (2004)
  • Reduction of noise in operation of self-propelled vertical conveyor reaper by VK Tewari, KN Dewangan, B Sarkar, K. P. Vidhu, T Patel 40th Annual Convention - Symposium of ISAE, 19-21 Jan, 2006, Coimbatore 127 (2006)
  • Agricultural accidents scenario of West Bengal. by Tewari V.K., K.P.Vidhu and Shrivastava A.K 44th Annual Convention- Symposium of ISAE, 28-30 Jan, 2010 228 (2010)

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