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     Prasanna Kumar G. V.

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Agricultural and Food Engineering Department
Supervisor(s)  Prof. H. Raheman
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2007 :: Completed in 2010
AddressAsst. Professor, Agricultural Engineering Department, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli - 791109, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Phone9402698643
Emailgvpk@yahoo.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10Karnataka Secondary Education Board, Bangalore-1989
12Department of Education, Government of Karnataka, BangalorePCMB1991
B.Tech.University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka stateAgricultural Engineering1995
M.Tech.IIT KharagpurFarm Machinery and Power1998

Research Areas
  • Design and development of farm machinery
  • Soft computing

Skills
  • Auto CAD, Mechanical Desktop
  • Fuzzy logic
  • ANN, GA, PSO, ACO, SA and ANN rule extraction
  • Stitistical anaysis and interpretation using softwares, Systat, SPSS

Awards
  • Jyoti award (2011-12) for the outstanding research in the design and development of vegetable transplanter by Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi
  • Three gold medals and 2 cash prizes for securing first rank among the students of Agricultural Engineering discipline during undergraduate study (1995).

Experience
  • Assistant Professor (Sr. Scale) in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, NERIST Nirjuli from 2.8.2007 to till date.
  • Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, NERIST Nirjuli from 28.6.2001 to 1.8.2007
  • Principal Investigator of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Ergonomics and Safety in Agriculture, NERIST Nirjuli Centre from 1.11.2004 to 12.10.2006 and from 25.3.2011 to till date
  • Principal Investigator of the DST sponsored project on Identification of mechanization gaps and popularization of improved agri-horticultural implements for the rural development in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Co-Principal Investigator of the KVIC sponsored project on Rural technology centre- A technology interface unit of KVIC on appropriate food processing, preservation and farm machinery from 1.4.2004 to
  • Junior Project Officer in the All India Coordinated Research Project on Farm Implements and Machinery, IIT Kharagpur Centre from 17.8.1998 to 24.6.2001.
  • Research Engineer in the All India Coordinated Research Project on Farm Implements and Machinery, IIT Kharagpur Centre from 10.2.1998 to 16.8.1998.

Teaching Experience
  • Farm machinery and power related subjects including applied mechanics and strength of materials(L) at NERIST, Nirjuli, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh 9 years (9 terms)
  • Computer aided design of fam machines - M. Tech.(P) at NERIST, Nirjuli, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh 1 year (1 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • QIP fellowship during Ph.D.
  • ICAR Junior Research Fellowship during M. Tech.
  • GATE scholarship during M. Tech.
  • ICAR merit-cum-means scholarship during B. Tech.
  • UAS Dharwad merit scholarship during 2nd, 3rd and 4th year B. Tech.
  • Merit-cum-means scholarship of Govt. of Karnataka state from Class V to Class 12.

Papers Published in Journals
  • Development of artificial neural network models for the performance prediction of an of an inclined plate seed metering device by M. Anantachar, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and T. Guruswamy Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier) 11(4), 3753-3763 (2011)
  • Volume of vermicompost based potting mix for vegetable transplants determined using fuzzy biomass growth index by Prasanna Kumar G.V. and H. Raheman International J. of Vegetable Science (Taylor and Francis) 16(4), 335-350 (2010)
  • Neural network prediction of performance parameters of an inclined plate seed metering device and its reverse mapping for the determination of optimum design and operational parameters by M. Anantachar, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and T. Guruswamy Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (Elsevier) 72(2), 87-98 (2010)
  • Biodiesel production from mixture of mahua and simarouba oils with high free fatty acids by P.C. Jena, H. Raheman, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and R. Machavaram Biomass and Bioenergy (Elsevier) 34(8), 1108-1116 (2010)
  • Modeling and optimization of parameters of flow rate of paddy rice grains through the horizontal rotating cylindrical drum of drum seeder by Prasanna Kumar G.V., Brijesh Srivastava and D.S. Nagesh Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (Elsevier) 65(1), 26-35 (2009)
  • Agricultural accidents in north eastern region of India by Prasanna Kumar G.V. and K.N. Dewangan Safety Science (Elsevier) 47(2), 199-205 (2009)
  • Vegetable transplanters for use in developing countries- A review by Prasanna Kumar G.V. and H. Raheman International J. of Vegetable Science (Taylor and Francis) 14(3), 232-255 (2008)
  • Occupational Noise in rice mills by Prasanna Kumar G.V., K.N. Dewangan, Amaresh Sarkar, Amrita Kumari and Banani Kar Noise and Health (Medknow) 10(39), 55-67 (2008)
  • Noise exposure in oil mills by Prasanna Kumar G.V., K.N. Dewangan and Amaresh Sarkar Indian J. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Medknow) 12(1), 23-28 (2008)
  • Comparative study of lever operated knapsack sprayer and controlled droplet application sprayer for hill agriculture in the north eastern India by K.N. Dewangan and Prasanna Kumar G.V. J. of Agricultural Engineering (ISAE) 43(3), 101-104 (2006)
  • Effect of drum-grain-operating parameters on the flow rate through the orifices on the rotating drum by Prasanna Kumar G.V. Europhysics Letters (EDP Sciences) 71(4), 576-582 (2005)
  • Anthropometric body dimensions of farm youth of north eastern region of India by K.N. Dewangan, Prasanna Kumar G.V., Suja P.L. and Chowdhury M.D. International J. of Industrial Ergonomics (Elsevier) 35(11), 979-989 (2005)
  • Noise characteristics of tractors and health effects on farmers by K.N. Dewangan, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and V.K. Tewari Applied Accoustics (Elsevier) 66(9), 1049-1062 (2005)
  • Deflection and contact characteristics of a power tiller tyre by Prasanna Kumar G.V. and K.N. Dewangan J. of Scientific Research and Development, CIGR Agricultural Engineering International VI, 1-8 (2004)
  • Scope of mechanization in Arunachal Pradesh Part-I, Traditional hand tools of jhum cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh by K.N. Dewangan, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and R.K. Datta Agricultural Engineering Today (ISAE) 28(3-4), 60-67 (2004)
  • Scope of mechanization in Arunachal Pradesh Part-II, Present status and future strategies by K.N. Dewangan, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and R.K. Datta Agricultural Engineering Today (ISAE) 28(3-4), 60-67 (2004)
  • Effect of cylinder speed, feed rate and pod moisture content on the performance of thresher by Prasanna Kumar G.V., Y.K. Singh, Z. Jamir, T. Guruswamy, Hanumesh Kumar G.U. J. of Institution of Engineers(India), Agricultural Engineering 79, 8-13 (1998)
  • Physical properties of selected varieties of groundnut crop by Prasanna Kumar G.V. and T. Guruswamy Karnataka J. of Agricultural Sciences (UAS Dharwad) 9(4), 699-701 (1996)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Design, development and field performance evaluation of a power tiller operated fully automatic vegetable transplanter by Prasanna Kumar G.V. and H. Raheman 45th Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, Dr. PDKV, Nagpur, 17-19 Jan. - (2011)
  • Influence of design and operational parameters on the performance of an inclined plate planter by M. Anantachar, T. Guruswamy and Prasanna Kumar G.V. International Conference on Food Security and Environmental Sustainability, IIT Kharagpur, 17-19 Dec. - (2009)
  • Evaluation of type of paper and potting mix for the production of paper pot seedlings suitable for automatic vegetable transplanting by Prasanna Kumar G.V. and H. Raheman International Conference on Food Security and Environmental Sustainability, IIT Kharagpur, 17-19 Dec. - (2009)
  • Optimal dimensional synthesis of planar four-bar mechanism using PSO variants by Prasanna Kumar G.V. National Conference on Computer Aided Modeling and Simulation in Computational Mechanics, NERIST Nirjuli, 13-14 March - (2009)
  • Modeling and optimization of parameters of flow rate of paddy grains through the orifices of the drum of drum seeder by Prasanna Kumar G.V., Debayan Dhar and Manish Sarkar National Conference on Farm Mechanization, CMERI Durgapur, 26-27 Feb. - (2008)
  • Computer aided analytical synthesis of seedling pick-up mechanism of an automatic vegetable transplanter by Prasanna Kumar G.V., H. Raheman and Rohit Kumar National Conference on Farm Mechanization, CMERI Durgapur, 26-27 Feb. - (2008)
  • Promising farm implements for the mechanization of valley and terraced cultivation in the north eastern region of India by Prasanna Kumar G.V. One day Conference on Agricultural Engineering Inputs for the Development of the NE Region, Assam University, Silchar, 3 Dec. - (2008)
  • Women participation and ergonomic approach for safety on agricultural production system of Arunachal Pradesh by Prasanna Kumar G.V. National Conference on Arunachal Pradesh, Tradition in Transition (Linking Ecology, Economics and Environment), NERIST Nirjuli, 13-16 Sept. - (2006)
  • Direct seeding and reduced tillage operations in mixed cropping systems of north east India- A case study on the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh by Kuldip Gosai, A. Arunachalam and Prasanna Kumar G.V. National Conference on Forst Biodiversity Resources- Exploitation, Conservation and Management, Madhurai Kamaraj University, Madhurai, 21-22 March - (2006)
  • Improved farm implements for the watershed based farming systems by Prasanna Kumar G.V. National Conference on Rainwater Harvesting and Watershed management for Sustainable Agriculture, NERIST Nirjuli, 25-26 March - (2006)
  • Study on the weed flora of paddy fields in different agricultural systems of Papum Pare district in Aruanchal Pradesh, North East India by Kuldip Gosai, A. Arunachalam, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and B.K. Dutta National Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation- The Post-Rio Scenario, Assam University, Silchar, 19-21 April - (2006)
  • Estimating anthropometric dimensions using multiple regression analysis and artificial neural network by Prasanna Kumar G.V., K.N. Dewangan, V.S. Deka and M. Debbarma 2nd International Ergonomics Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment, IIT Guwahati, 10-12 Dec. - (2005)
  • Noise in the workrooms of oil mills by Prasanna Kumar G.V., Banani Kar and Amrita Kumari XXXIX Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, ANGRAU Hyderabad, 8-10 March - (2005)
  • Flow rate of paddy seeds through sharp-edged orifices on the rotating drum of the drum seeder by Prasanna Kumar G.V., J. Reang and V.O. Natso International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Agricultural Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, 14-17 Dec. 1, 9-15 (2004)
  • Noise characteristics and propagation of selected tractors and power tillers by K.N. Dewangan, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and V.K. Tewari XXXVIII Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, Dr. BSKKV Dapoli, 16-18 Jan. - (2004)
  • Break even analysis during technology upgradation by Prasanna Kumar G.V. National level Seminar and Consultative Workshop on Problems and Prospects of Agri-business in North East India, NERIST Nirjuli, 29-30 Jan. - (2004)
  • Indigenous hand tools of jhum cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh by Prasanna Kumar G.V., K.N. Dewangan and R.K. Datta XXXVII Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, MPAUT Udaipur, 15-17 Feb. - (2003)
  • Present status and future strategies of mechanization in Arunachal Pradesh by K.N. Dewangan, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and R.K. Datta XXXVII Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, MPAUT Udaipur, 15-17 Feb. - (2003)
  • Appropriate agricultural mechanization for the rural development in Arunachal Pradesh by Prasanna Kumar G.V. XXXIII Indian Society of Technical Education Annual Convention and National Seminar, KCT Coimbatore, 27-30 Dec. - (2003)
  • Comparative performance evaluation of self-propelled vertical conveyor reaper windrowers by V.K. Tewari, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and Rajan Ailwadi XXXVI Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, IIT Kharagpur, 28-30 Jan - (2002)
  • Indigenous agricultural hand tools of Arunachal Pradesh- Ergonomic approach in design refinement by Prasanna Kumar G.V., K.N. Dewangan, Millo Tabyo, Bajai Pul and HanuTechi Tara Workshop on Sustainable Development of Mountains (International Year of Mountains, 2002), Aizawl, Mizoram, 12-14 Nov. - (2002)
  • Anthropometric dimensions of jhum cultivators of Mizoram for the preservation of indigenous knowledge in agricultural practices by K.N. Dewangan, Prasanna Kumar G.V. and Chandan Owary Workshop on Sustainable Development of Mountains (International Year of Mountains, 2002), Aizawl, Mizoram, 12-14 Nov. - (2002)
  • Development and evaluation of hydraulic loading cart for self-propelled machines by A.C. Datta and Prasanna Kumar G.V. XXXIII Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, CIAE Bhopal, 21-23 Sept. - (1998)
  • Traction studies of a 4.5kW self-propelled machine by Prasanna Kumar G.V. and A.C. Datta XXXIII Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, CIAE Bhopal, 21-23 Sept. - (1998)

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