Educational Qualification        

M.Sc. (KERALA UNIVERSITY), First rank and Distinction
Ph.D (Agriculture) Crop Physiology (Reading University, UK)


Agriculture Scientist and Expert in micro irrigation and fertigation technology and Precision farming.

Professional Experience         

43 years in International Agriculture (Research and Extension) including 12 years at ICRISAT in India and  West Africa and Project Management and Training of trainers and farmers.

Career Path

International Agriculture Scientist ; R&D Chief; Chief Trainer and Project Head and Coordinator; Principal  Agronomist and Extension Specialist (Global) 

Date of birth : 2nd December 1952., Ernakulam, Kerala

Marital Status


Present Employment

Sr. Vice President and Global Head -Agronomic Services,Jain IrrigationSystems Ltd., India and Overseas


Expert in micro irrigation and precision agriculture.

Rank and Distinction

B.Sc (First Class) 
M.Sc, (First Rank and Distinction), Kerala University.
Ph. D. (Agriculture) from Reading University, UK


National Merit Scholarship for B.Sc and M.Sc Postgraduate Research fellowship from CSIR, India National Scholarship for Study Abroad, Ministry of Education, GOI, for research towards Ph.D.
University Gold Medal for first Rank in the M.Sc examination, Kerala University.
Lady Mountbatten scholarship for Thesis at Reading, UK.
CHAI-Dr.BH Jain Award for excellence in Agri Extension Award 2021;
Member American Society of Agronomy.(40 years)


Recognized Post Graduate teacher and Research Guide for M.Phil and Ph.D students by
1.    Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, 
2.    North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon; Maharashtra
3.    Anand Agri University, Gujarat, 
4.    University of Udaipur, Rajasthan, 
5.    Y S R Horticulture University, Eluru, AP


73 research papers, all in International refereed journals Participation in several national and International Seminars and conferences. Authored two books on Fertigation science

International Work experience

Participated in Conferences in universities and research institutions in UK, USA, Netherlands,  Belgium, Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Worked in International Agri Research Institutions in Niger, Nigeria and Mali besides in India. Provided training in high tech agriculture in countries in Asia, Africa and South America.

Hands on Agriculture Project assignments

Brazil, USA, Spain South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Senegal, Tanzania, Kenya, Gabon, Rwanda Ethiopia,Egypt and Morocco. Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, UAE, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Philippines.