Prof. Dr. M. SANKARANARAYANAN

Job Title/Academic rank: 
Campus: 
Office Location: 
Nyagatare Campus
Phone Number: 
+250785760057
E-mail: 
msankaranarayanan@ur.ac.rw

RESUME OF Prof. Dr. M.SANKARANARAYANAN

 

1.         Name of the candidate: M. SANKARANARAYANAN

2.         Date of birth: 15-08-1955

3.         Place of Birth: Valayapatty, Tamil nadu, India

4.         Nationality by birth: Indian

5.         Present nationality: Indian

11.     Permanent address and Present address

Permanent address in India Present job address
Prof. Dr. M. Sankaranarayanan) Prof. Dr. M. SANKARANARAYANAN

1A, Sethpathy Layout,

South Naalvar Nagar, Kalveeranpalayam,

Bharathiar University Post

COIMBATORE 641046, INDIA

Dean, School of Agricultural Engineering & Environmental Management, College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Rwanda (UR-CAVM), Busogo, Post Box: 210 Musanze, Republic of Rwanda.
Mobile : +91- 9944405829 Mobile : +250-785760057
Email: sankara.urcavm@yahoo.com Email: sankara.urcavm@yahoo.com
     
  1. Dependents
            Name   Relationship Date of Birth Place of living
Mrs. Uma Wife 02-04-1963

1A, Sethpathy Layout,

South Naalvar Nagar, Kalveeranpalayam,

Bharathiar University Post

COIMBATORE 641046, INDIA

Mr.     Arun Balaji Son 01-08-1983 PhD Scholar, Computer Science & Engineering, Karpagam University Coimbatore
Mrs.   Malathy Daughter 08-06-1986 Seatle, Washington,USA

 

13.       Knowledge of Languages                   :

S.No Language known Skill
  Tamil   (Mother tongue) Excellent in Read, Write and Speak
  English (medium of study) Excellent in Read, Write and Speak
  French Slight Read, Write and Speak
  Kinyarwanda Slight Read, Write and Speak

           

14.       Educational qualifications                  :

S.No Qualification University studied Period of study Specialization OGPA
  FAO Fellow

Asian Institute of

Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

Sept. 1998 to

Dec. 1998

Crop Simulation and Modeling with RDBMS Applications ----
  PhD in Agricultural Engineering College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003, India (www.tnau.ac.in)

June 1991 to

July, 1995

Farm Machinery & Power

3.75/4.00

First Class

  PGDCA – Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications. Government College of Technology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641041, India

Dec. 1984 to

June 1986

Computer Applications

76%

First Class

 

M.E in Agricultural Engineering

College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003, India July 1978 to June 1982 Farm Machinery & Power

3.59/4.00

Gold Medalist

First Rank

First Class

 

B.E in Agricultural Engineering

College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India Aug.1973 to June 1978 Agricultural Engineering

3.33/4.00

First Class

  PTC (Pre Technical Course) PACR Polytechnic, Rajapalayam, Board of Technical Education, Govt. of Tamilnadu, India

June 1971 to

July 1972

Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering

78%

First Class

  SSLC – Secondary School Leaving Certificate Government High School, TNC Alangulam, Tamilnadu, India July 1970 to June 1971 Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences, English, Tamil.

77 %

First Class

15. Experience:          Previous posts (in reverse order)

Part A: Experience in Teaching, Research and Technology Transfer

S.No Position Held Specialization From To Experience
  Professor and Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, (UR-CAVM), Busogo, Rwanda

Agricultural Engineering, Renewable Energy sources,

Post Harvest Technology, Systems Analysis & Design

1-7-2011 Till date 3years
  Professor and National Consultant, Mechanization, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (concurrently holding Professor & National consultant) Agricultural Mechanization & Irrigation. Transfer of Technology 1-8-2010 30-6-2011

11 months

 

Professor and Head, Dept. of

Agricultural Mechanization

College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, (UR-CAVM), Busogo,   Rwanda

Agricultural Engineering, Renewable Energy,

Post Harvest Technology, Systems Analysis &Design

1-3-2009 30-6-2011 3 years 4 months
  Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Soil & Agricultural Engineering, College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, (UR-CAVM), Busogo,   Rwanda

Agricultural Engineering, Renewable Energy sources,

Post Harvest Technology, Systems Analysis & Design

13-9-2003 28-2-2009 5 years 6 months
  Professor, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and Madurai, India Agricultural Systems Engineering, Data Modelling & simulations, Computer Application in Agricultural Systems, Mechanization, Post Harvest Technology 3-8-1998 12-9-2003 5 years 1 month
  Associate Professor - Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India --------- do ---------- 12-12-1988 2-8-1998 9 years 6 months
  Assistant Professor - Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India ---------   do ---------- 9-12-1985 11-12-988 3 years
  Assistant Professor, Agricultural Engineering (Mechanization) Mechanization, Renewable energy sources – R & D 18-12-1978 8-12-1985 7 years
Total (rounded)   37 years and 2 months

Part-B: Experience as National Consultant Services:

S.No Position Held Specialization From To Service
  National Consultant Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS), Rwanda Training of RBS staff and development of standards and technical regulations onof Post Harvest Handling and Storage (PHHS) of grains and pulses 30-8-2013 31-12-2013 4 months
  National Consultant Ministry of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, Rwanda Assist the MINAGRI-Task Force for Irrigation and Mechanization in operating the agricultural mechanization strategy and providing guidance to the development of legal and regulatory frameworks for mechanization units, and the public-private partnership (PPP) in mechanization 1-8-2010 30-6-2011

11 months

  National Consultant Carbon Credit Baseline Study on the Manure Management Systems, National Domestic Biogas Programme (NDBP), Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda To determine the amount of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) emissions that can be reduced through the use of household bio digesters in the four districts (Gasabo, Ruhango, Rulindo and Gicumbi). Jan.2009 June, 2009 6 Months
Total service of National Consultant in addition to Professor in UR-CAVM = 21 months

DETAILS OF EXPERIENCE IN DIFFERENT POSITIONS

  1. A.Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Environmental Sciences (FAEES), UR-CAVM

I am currently working as Dean, FAEES from 1-7-2011 to till date in the UR-CAVM, Busogo.

  1. a)Key technical skill and knowledge used by me are listed below:
  Technical skill and knowledge Efforts of the candidate
  Possessing the excellent understanding of the curriculum development and trends in higher education and training in Rwanda, regionally and globally

Working as University teacher for the past 37 years both in Asia and Africa in different capacities. Started and Managing the Advanced Diploma and Degree Programs in different Agricultural Engineering areas like Agricultural Mechanization, Irrigation & Drainage, Soil & Water Management in Rwanda and   Agricultural Information Technology in India.

General education policy adopted are:

  1. Greater Access or Quantity of students admission: Education for the masses parameters.
  2. Equal Access or Equity: students from rural, urban, all region and community get higher education.
  3. Quality and Excellence: To meet the aspirations of the students, high quality of content, delivery of good lecturer, expected outcomes
  4. Relevance for development: Higher education should be relevant to job market demand
  5. Flexibility and promotion for social values: To meet the challenges of obsolescence and change so as to meet the expectation of the community
  Demonstrate strategic vision for the development of innovative research, education and knowledge transfer in UR programs I was involved in the development of Agricultural Education Strategy in ISAE in 2003-04 along with Dr. Joyce O Hara of DFID. The first vision, mission, SWOT analysis and strategic vision for the development of innovative research, education and knowledge transfer in UR (former ISAE) programs were developed. Later, it was revised in 2008 and 2012-13 and it is still in use by UR-CAVM Busogo campus.
  Proven leadership and change management experience I served as a full time Professor, Coordinator of Agricultural Mechanization Education (from 2008), Head of Dept. Of Soil & Agricultural Engineering, Head of Dept Agricultural Mechanization, Dean of FAEES and three different National consultancy services. I tackled students education, training of staff in MINAGRI and in RBS, Research projects, Technology Transfer in Task Force etc. All the changes were tackled and developments made wherever I served both in India and in Rwanda
  Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and networking skills

I have good command in English and little conversational skill in Kinyarwanda which helped me to be a successful teacher and faculty manager in UR-CAVM for the past eleven years (2003-2014). I served as member in the following committees:

-        Life Member Computer Society of India (No. 9725)

-        Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering.

-        Member College Council, UR-CAVM

-        Member Staff Developt. Committee,UR-CAVM

-        Member Academic Senate, ISAE, Rwanda

-        Member, Executive Council, ISAE, Rwanda

-        Member, ISAE Publication Board, Rwanda

-        Member, ISAE Research Council and Member, ISAE Coordination Committee for Research

-        Member, Teachers Association of ISAE, Busogo, Rwanda, Former Member, Tamil Nadu Agricultural Engineering Teachers Association and Tamilnadu Agricultural University Teachers Association

-        Member, Board of studies, TNAU, Coimbatore

-        Member, TNAU Purchase committee

  Have high ethical standards, integrity, accountability and professionalism and comply with requirements of the leadership code I am serving for 37 years in Government Universities both in India and Rwanda with personal, social and professional ethical and moral values. Keeping the required limits in moving with students, teachers and obedience to superior officers. It made me a pensioner from Govt. In India.
  Strong academic credibility, intellectual curiosity and sympathy for the values and culture of the university, including its students and their concerns

I have earned PhD in Agricultural Engineering. When computers were introduced in 1983-84 in India, I was very much interested to learn and curious to use it in agricultural education, which made me to study PG Diploma in Computer Applications. I have started the first Computer Center in 1985 in the Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India. I was instrumental in starting B.Tech Agricultural Information Technology in 2003 which is first of its kind in India.

I have good understanding of the human values and cultures of Rwanda and India and proactive persons in arranging the higher education of Rwandan students in India. Many hundreds of Rwanda students are studying in India.

  Experience in supervision of Post Graduate degrees will be an advantage I have supervised many MSc and PhD students in Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Sciences. I have produced one PhD in Rwanda through ISAE-GRU MoU by India –Rwanda cooperation. The beneficiary is a Lecturer working in CAVM. I have got permission from Principal, CAVM to supervise one PhD candidate who is working in MINAGRI with GRU-CAVM cooperation.
  1. b)Main Duties and responsibilities: Educational Leadership
  Educational Leadership skills Efforts of the candidate
  Provide leadership in the development of school to a nationally and internationally recognised centre for innovation and excellence in education

I am providing my leadership in managing the four departments viz: Dept. Of Basic Science, Dept. Of Soil & Water Conservation Engineering, Dept. Of Agricultural Mechanization and Dept. Of Forest & Nature Conservation so as to offer quality education, appropriate research and technology service.

Managing the student’s academic activities such as starting semester, offering courses, conducting exams, valuation and publishing the results in time etc.

Operating the different academic programs as given below:

-          BSc (Soil & Water Management)

-          BSc (Irrigation & Drainage)

-          BSc (Agricultural Mechanization)

-          BSc (Agroforestry)

-          BSc (Forestry & Nature Conservation)

-          Diploma in (Soil & Water Management)

-          Diploma in (Irrigation & Drainage)

-          Diploma in Agricultural Mechanization

-          Diploma in Agroforestry

-          Diploma in (Forestry & Nature Conservation)

  Develop and encourage an environment and shared vision within the school that fosters and values educational excellence through the school’s programs, priorities and goals

Teachers are well motivated to prepare course materials of highest standards by consulting internationally available information using websites, portals, e-books and e-journals. Teachers provide an environment to make the student learn through e-resources and organise seminars within the class to make them excellence in agricultural education.

Following aspects are emphasized:

  1. Agricultural Education that meets the needs of the economic units (e.g. agro-industry/ agriculture extension/services etc) in a knowledge society. That ensures relevance and availability.
  2. Education that helps the individual meet the challenges of life individually and socially, and function as an effective, thinking human being (value based education).
  3. Education that engenders values, behaviour and lifestyle towards a sustainable future.
  4. Education that facilitates mass and effective development and deployment of human capital.
  5. That facilitates redeployment, keeping in view fast changing frontiers of knowledge and fast obsolescence of gained knowledge.
  6. That does not restrict an individual in a particular stream for life, and enables him to come back to the education system in case of change of interest or new employment avenues.
  7. Education that enables learning to learn for life.
  8. Education that understands and facilitates the cross cultural, cross disciplinary and global networking of knowledge.
  9. That facilitates and builds on the interdependence of economies and societies.
  10. Education that fosters a spirit of enquiry and research, creativity and entrepreneurship.
  11.  
  Monitor and respond to national and institutional educational performance indicators and foster a culture of performance improvements As per the EDPRS, Agricultural Engineering is a priority area for the sustainable development of Rwanda. Hence, different courses in Agricultural Engineering and Environmental management are offered to meet the need of trained graduates and technicians for sustainable agricultural production. The curriculum development, periodic revision of syllabus, monitoring the education system and evaluation are performed with the highest performance indicators and foster a culture of performance improvements.
  Implement the school’s curriculum and renewal in alignment with the university’s educational priorities, policies, plans, profiles and goals UR-CAVM, FAEES is adopting the curriculum as per the HEC format. It was scrutinised by the Head of Dept, Dean and the Director Quality Assurance. At the end of the academic year, revisions are made to update the syllabus based on ground realities in alignment with the university’s educational priorities, policies, plans, profiles and goals
  Be responsible and accountable for the education portfolio projects, budget component of the school budget I, as Dean of the FAEES is accountable for the different degrees and diplomas offered by the faculty in according with UR-CAVM approved academic rules and regulations. I am consulting the approved budget and recommend the expenditure judiciously based on need.
  Liaise with other schools and with relevant divisions and campuses to develop, implement, promote and review strategies designed to enhance educational excellence In-order to use the teachers and laboratories of the UR in different schools and campuses, it is essential to liaise with other schools and with relevant divisions and campuses to share resources   to enhance educational   excellence in FAEES.
  Develop and review strategies to promote internationalization of learning, teaching and research Dean is arranging meeting with HoDs and Dept. Secretaries in monitoring the course and research progress and report to the college council. Academic syllabus, coverage of teaching, timeliness and punctuality are reviewed to promote internationalization of learning, teaching and research
  1. c)Main Duties and responsibilities: Educational Planning and Quality Assurance
  Educational Planning and Quality Assurance skills Efforts of the candidate
  Undertake a leadership role in the school’s strategic planning process as it relates to the development of educational priorities, targets and programs, particularly UR future initiatives Reviewing the curriculum and syllabus as per HEC format in coordination with teachers of the faculty and send it for approval in academic council. Implementing the decisions of the UR-CAVM in offering and evaluating courses. Arranging deliberations after to issue semester results.
  Lead the school’s quality assurance process by contributing to the development, implementation, and maintenance of academic standards The quality indicators like checking the quality   of teaching and learning. Checking the quality parameters in practical, assignments and examinations including morality aspects of teachers and students
  Provide input to the development and implementation of the university’s educational policies and ensure they are compiled with at school Attending regularly all the meetings of the college and contribute technical and professions ideas for development of the UR-CAVM. All regulations of the UR will be adhered in the school.
  Develop risk management strategies in relation to teaching and learning Planning the work load of teachers and infrastructural facilities like class rooms and projectors. Make suitable arrangements in place of leaving teachers.
  Leading and developing academic staff to achieve academic excellence

Lead other teachers by providing the following guidelines:

-        Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources - Governing Policy

-        Code of Conduct for Teaching & Research - Governing Policy

-        Consultancy and Outside Work - Managerial Policy

-        Discrimination and Harassment - Governing Policy

-        Equity - Governing Policy

-        Inclusive and Non-discriminatory Language - Managerial Policy

-        Intellectual Property - Governing Policy

-        Public Interest Disclosures – Governing Policy

-        Research Misconduct Statement – Governing Policy

  Develop strategies for promoting staff development and recognition in the area of teaching, learning and research

Dean develop strategies for the making the school as world class by the following five principles:

  1. Commitment for achieving excellence in all fields of agricultural education.
  2. Research and Development in Thrust Area - need for strengthening research at the school to facilitate innovation, make Rwanda with global competitiveness.
  3. Academic and Financial autonomy for emphasis on interdisciplinary.
  4. Industry-Institute Partnership and
  5. International Collaboration.
  Develop and support strategies to attract external funding for research

As Dean of FAEES, I arranged the following:

1        MoU between former ISAE (CAVM) with Gandhigram University in India.

2        External funding proposal under CIDA project

3        External Funding proposal for INTRA –ACP Academic Mobility Scheme – Africa (MWALIMU NYERERE) with partners from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Egerton University, Kenya, University of Pretoria and RAB. The proposal was unsuccessful because of non cooperation of partners.

  1. d)Main Duties and responsibilities: Educational Collaborations and Engagement
  Educational Collaborations and Engagement skills Efforts of the candidate
  Maintain effective links with disciplinary and professional bodies, government departments, authorities, business, commerce and industry organization’s relevant to the school’s educational activities As Dean of the FAEES, a strong link is developed with the following:
  1. MINAGRI – Task Force on Irrigation, Mechanization, Post Harvest Handling
  2. Rwanda Agriculture Board
  3. Rwanda Bureau of Standards
  4. National Meteorological stations
  5. Ministry of Infrastructures - Energy
  6. Private agro processing, tea and coffee industry, SOSOMA, Dairies etc
  7.  
  Maintain links with graduates and their employers to ensure the ongoing review of educational activities As part of the academic reviews, constant discussions are held with alumni of the faculties working in public, private, entrepreneurs etc to get their views in improving the academic excellence
  Carryout any other activities as may be assigned by the Principal The activities assigned by the Principal is well taken up and completed then and there

Developed the Standards, Regulations and Training Manual for Post Harvest Handling and Storage (PHHS) of grains and pulses as National Consultant to Rwanda Bureau of Standards

Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) has assigned me the job to develop Standards, Regulations and Training Manual for Post Harvest Handling and Storage (PHHS) of grains and pulses as National Consultant. Accordingly, the work was carried out.   My report to RBS comprised a 18 technical standards and regulations. The report also contained a training manual for PHHS of grains and pulses and proposal on the roadmap to the implementation of the developed standards and Regulations. All the reports were well discussed during the technical committee meeting held between 17-18, December 2013 and the one day validation workshop held on 27-12-2013 and finally on 20-5-2014. The final report on standards, regulations and training manual were developed. The following are the specific contents of the final report:

RS - Rwanda Standards
  1. RS - Post Harvest Handling and Storage of Maize
  2. RS - Post Harvest Handling and Storage of Rice
  3. RS - Post Harvest Handling and Storage of Wheat
  4. RS - Post Harvest Handling and Storage of Sorghum
  5. RS - Post Harvest Handling and Storage of Soybeans
  6. RS - Post Harvest Handling and Storage of Beans
  7. RS - Storage of grains and pulses with practical recommendations
  8. RS - Maize sheller – specification
  9. RS - Maize sheller – methods and tests
  10. RS – Rice thresher – specification
  11. RS - Rice thresher – methods and tests
  12. RS – Rice Mill – specification
  13. RS - Rice Mill – methods and tests
  14. RS – Maize Mill – specification
  15. RS - Maize Mill – methods and tests
  16. RS – Grain Dryer– specification
  17. RS - Grain Dryer – methods and tests
  18. RS – Operator safety and health - Specifications
RS- Rwanda Regulations Regulations on PHHS of grains and pulses (53 articles)

RS- Training

Manual

Training Manual on PHHS of grains and pulses
  1. B.National Consultant, Mechanization, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

Scope of services done as National Consultant to Task Force on Irrigation and Mechanization, Rwanda

The assignment of the Mechanization Expert was designed to embrace but not limited to the following:

   1          Assist the MINAGRI, more particularly the Task Force for Irrigation and Mechanization in revising and operationalising the existing agricultural mechanization strategy for Rwanda.

   2          Provide guidance to the development of legal and regulatory frameworks for mechanization units, and the public-private partnership (PPP) in mechanization throughout Rwanda.

   3          Support TF- Irrigation and Mechanization in the management, oversight and monitoring of mechanization workshops throughout the country.

   4          Propose and develop supply chains governing farm power and implements, and perform market studies on the demand for machineries and implements

   5          Assist the TF- Irrigation and Mechanization in setting a strategy for training staff from various institutions and organizations in operation and maintenance of farm machines (tractors, power tillers, etc.).

   6          Design a strategy for building basic skills of local artisans, operators and mechanics in designing design cheap farm machineries and implements

   7          Assist in identifying and recommending appropriate field mechanization options for Rwanda according to the various terrains, crop types and scale of operation.

   8          Develop a training program of Agriculture Tractor Operators and Agriculture Tractor Maintainers for various interested institutions.

   9          Advise the TF and the Ministry agricultural machines to be imported and technical specifications.

10        Any other task proposed by the Ministry in the broad area of Agricultural Mechanization and Irrigation.

B.Work done during my service as National Consultant Irrigation and Mechanization in Rwanda

I have carried out several works and formulated guidelines for the use of agricultural mechanization. They are summarized below as points:

  1. Study of adoption problems of agricultural machinery purchased in first shipment:
  2. Hiring of tractors and power tillers to farming community:
  3. Survey of Existing status of Agricultural Mechanization:
  4. Development of modern agricultural mechanization workshop at Kabuye
  5. Starting the Agricultural Mechanization Extension Service
  6. Developing the organization structure of agricultural mechanization workshop at Kabuye
  7. Participation in Agricultural Exhibition activities of MINAGRI
  8. Resolution of conflict on disk harrow and disk plough with (TYM) suppliers of farm machinery
  9. Recruitment of agricultural mechanization staff (20 staff recruited)
  10. Selling tractors and power tillers to farming community on loan, leasing etc
  11. Procurement of Trailers for 250 Power Tillers
  12. TF (I & M) - JICA National Seminar on Mechanization and poverty reduction
  13. Procurement of   second shipment
  14. TF (I & M), JICA and KIST Training on manufacturing of Winnowers
  15. TF (I & M), JICA and ISAE Training on repair and maintenance of tractors and other farm machinery
  16. Increase the power farming activities - Crop Intensification program(CIP) through farm machinery
  17. Providing hiring of heavy earth moving machinery (bulldozers, excavator, compactors etc) by irrigation contractors
  18. Promoting partnership with a Way invest – a Slovakian tractor company in Kigali and promotion of of farm machinery
  19. Partnership with IPRC (integrated polytechnic regional center), Kavumu to start technician and certificate courses in farm machinery operation and training
  20. Japan training on mechanization for two existing staff of workshop in farm machinery operation, maintenance etc
  21. Development of Modern Mechanization Workshop at Free Trade Zone
  22. Advertisement and publicities for Mechanization-articles in newspapers, documentary, etc.
  23. Proposal for starting Village Mechanization Service Centers (VMSC) and starting of 6 VMSCs at Kayonza, Nyanza, Kirehe, Nyagatare, Bugesera and Musanze
  24. Procurement of 52 Tractor Trailers from African region
  25. TF (I & M) – TYM- IPRC Training program on Farm Machinery (12 days training of master trainers)
  26. Participation in 6th National Agrishow at Kigali
  27. Proposal for scaling up of more VMSCs and road map prepared.

Achievements made by me in the Task Force on Irrigation and Mechanization

  1. Procurement and use of 50 tractors, 250 power tillers, attachments, caterpillar heavy earth moving machinery
  2. Organizing Farm Machinery training from JICA-MINAGRI
  3. Organizing Farm Machinery training from TYM-MINAGRI
  4. Roping up partners in Farm Machinery training KIST-ISAE-IPRC
  5. Community service of hiring the tractors and power tillers
  6. Participation in expo, agrishow, TV, Radio, Newspaper, preparation of CD in popularization of agricultural machinery
  7. Conceptualization and visualization of Village Level Mechanization Service Centers (VMSC)
  1. Professor and Head, Dept. of Agricultural Mechanization (Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, ISAE, Busogo, Rwanda:

I have worked as Professor & Head in Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, ISAE, Rubilizi, Rwanda, Africa. Annual salary is 40000 USD. As Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Mechanization, ISAE, . I have started an academic program of Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Mechanization from 2007. it is a 3 years program after 12 years of school education. Currently, I have started the degree program in Agricultural Mechanization. I am offereing the teaching courses of Mechanical Engineering subjects, Animal Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Bioenergy Technology, Farm Machinery and power, Post Harvest Technology, Crop Process Engineering, Farm Machinery Management, Food Process Machinery and Value Addition Technology. I am guiding students research projects in the above listed areas. I have a team of teachers in working in this department. I provide guidnace to other teachers to teach the subjects like tractors and other power units, dairy technology, machinery repairs and servicing, internal combustion engines and other connected basic engineering and agriculture subjects. I am involved in offering consultancy services to the ministry of agriculture and ministry of infrastructures (carbon credit systems and biogas technology).

With the financial support of SNV a voluntary organization from Netherland, I have carried out and completed a consultancy service on Carbon Baseline studies and Manure Management Systems connected with National Domestic Biogas Program, MININFRA which is currently going on in the Ministry of Infrasture, Kigali, Rwanda.

Abstract of work done in carbon credit baseline study pertaining to manure management systems in Rwanda as National Consultant to Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy in Rwanda

The extent of human influence in agriculture on global warming remains hotly debated through out the world. A firm scientific understanding is needed about the effect of animal manure and inorganic fertilizers on the emissions of the green house gases. The National Domestic Biogas Programme (NDBP) being implemented by Rwanda, Africa has conducted a study on baseline data on fuel use and manure management at the household level emission on GHGs. The consultancy was awarded to me. The main objective of the study is to determine the amount of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) emissions that can be reduced through the use of household bio digesters. The three GHG gases are CO2, N2O (nitrous oxide), and CH(methane). Agriculture has the potential to serve as a sink for at least one of them, carbon dioxide (CO2). Anaerobic digestion of organic waste conserves nutrients needed for crop production. The only materials removed from the bio-digester system are the gases generated, mostly methane, carbon-di-oxide and hydrogen sulphide. The study revealed that average total dung produced per day in a household with at least 3 heads of cattle was found to be almost 50 kg/household in Rwanda. The average quantity of dung collected in wet and dry season are 47 and 48 kg/day/household respectively. The average projected biogas yield is 1.60 m3/day/household based on the IPCC biogas yield at 0.032 mper Kg of cow dung. It is found that the practice of pasture grazing is not so common in Rwanda. It is found that 85% of households of Rwanda adopt the practice of collecting the solid dung and other organic waste from the cattle shed and takes it to storage pit before transportation to farm spread. It is observed that in Rwanda one family member or one hired labor is used for collection of manure for 3.32 hours/day to collect 67.43 kg manure/day/household. The average time taken to apply manure is 1.9 to 3.2 hours/day/person for the quantity of 41.8 to 82.5 kg/day/person.

I am involved as a pioneer subject matter specialist for the preparation of a project proposal on Operations Research Project on post Harvest Technology for food security of Rwanda for funding from Canadian International Development Agency. It is a multidisciplinary project involving other partners from National University of Rwanda and ISAR (Rwanda Council for Agricultural Research).

I was involevd with officers of MININFRA, Biogas project to create a biogas park in Rubilizi cattle farm to give demonstration and training to farmers on fixed dome biogas plant, fibre glass moulded biogas plant and the yubular biogas plants.

  1. D.Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Soil and Agricultural Engineering

I have worked as Associate Professor, Agricultural Mechanization , Dept. of Soil and Agricultural Engineering, ISAE, Busogo from 13-9-2003 to 28-2-2009. I served as Head of the Department for 3 years of one term of service. I was teaching courses in Agricultural Machinery, Farm Power and Machinery, Crop Process Engineering, Renewable Energy Sources, Biomass energy conversion systems and Post Harvest Technology. I have many research projects in the broad areas of agricultural mechanization. I was instrumental in starting the following academic programs:

Instrumental in starting the following academic programmes, ISAE, Rwanda.

  1. Five Year Degree Program in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Soil Conservation and Management from 2007
  2. Five Year Degree Program in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Irrigation and Drainage from 2007
  3. Three Years Advanced Diploma Program in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Soil and Water Management from 2006
  4. Three year Diploma Program in Soil and Agricultural Engineering from 2003
  5. Three Years Advanced Diploma Program in AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION
  • Formulation of Curricula and Syllabus for the above courses of Degree and Diploma Programs in Agricultural Engineering. I also taught various subjects of Agricultural Engineering courses for the students majoring in Agricultural Engineering, Crop Production and Agro Forestry at the institute.
  • Guided the following Research Projects in Agricultural Engineering – Farm machinery, Crop processing and value addition technology, post harvest systems and renewable energy sources:

A partial list of research projects carried out are listed below:

   1          Development of standards and regulations on maize, rice, wheat, sorghum, soybeans and pulses for Rwanda Bureau of standards (2014)

   2          Development of Rwanda standards on storage structures with practical recommendations for for Rwanda Bureau of standards (2014)

   3          Development of a Training manual on post harvest handling and storage of grains and pulses (PHHS) to train officers of RBS, Ministry of Agriculture and progressive farmers to for Rwanda Bureau of standards (2014)

   4          Comparative study of drying of potato and onion in solar crop dryer and in open sun drying performances

   5          Development of ISAE Model Multicrop solar dryer

   6          Development of power operated Wheat thresher and evaluation of its performances.

   7          Studies on SOSOMA Flour Processing Technology

   8          Studies on Post Harvest Losses of Potato

   9          Research project completed on tea processing machinery (Niyabihu Tea factory)

10        Studies on energy use pattern in coffee processing in Rwanda

11        Study on drying of coffee beans at different chimney opening levels in ISAE Solar dryer

12        Performance evaluation of power operated cattle feed grinder with maize grains and pith

13        Studies on Value addition of maize hulling in the power operated maize huller

14        Performance Evaluation of power operated maize Sheller

15        Performance evaluation of maize Sheller imported from Mexico

16        Performance evaluation of power operated feed grinder

17        Performance Evaluation of Chinese wood stoves submitted to Ministry of Energy and Infrasturctures, Rwanda.(2008)

18        Studies on biodiesel production from castor seeds produced in Rwanda

19        Studies on scenario and issues of different energy sources in Rwanda

20        Biogas production from agricultural residues – a case study of sorghum stalks

21        Development of smokeless and fuel efficient stove for domestic cooking using fire wood and testing its performances

22        Development of farm family size biogas plant

23        Studies on bull training and tillage with different ploughs

24        Development of family size micro hydro power plant at Musanze district

25        Studies on bio petrol production from sweet sorghum and sweet potato as engine fuel

26        Development of Family size biogas plant for Rwanda

27        Determination of peak power output of a solar module after photovoltaic conversion in renewable energy resources performances

28        Comparative study of adoption and economics of solar cooker over other methods of household cooking performances

29        Development and performance evaluation of seed drill for maize

  1. E.Professor, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and Madurai, India

I worked in Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and Madurai, India from 03-08-1998 to 09 September 2003. Nature of work is Agricultural engineering education, research, Systems Analysis, Programming and implementation of systems pertaining to the Agricultural Research and Education Technology.

Following is the nutshell of works carried out in Agricultural Information Technology and Management:

  1. Formulation of Curricula, Syllabus and offered courses related to Systems Analysis and Design in Agriculture, energy system, Management Information Systems pertaining to machinery and energy, Computer programming in C, C++, RDBMS, simulation and Modeling, Decision support systems in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Food Science and Technology and Home Science students of Tamilnadu Agricultural University. Coimbatore, India
  2. Member of Advisory Committee in Students Masters and Ph.D studies so as to guide and incorporate the concepts of Systems Analysis, Programming and Implementation of Simulation and modeling applications in Agricultural Research and Technology with special reference to mechanization and energy technology.
  3. Full time teacher to offer courses on Agricultural Engineering, Computer Applications and Systems Analysis in energy in Agriculture.

Agricultural Information System developed by me:

  1. Germplasam Information System for Blackgram, Greengram and Ragi (uburo)
  2. Rainfall prediction system for agrometeorology
  3. Data analysis and information system for old permanent manurial experiment (90 years data)
  4. Development of Statistical package – RBD, CRD, Split, Multiple regression, probit analysis, Diallel analysis etc
  5. TNAU payroll system, pension system, accounting system, students admission systems, examination processing system etc
  1. F.Associate Professor, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, INDIA:

I worked in Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India from 12-12-1988 to 02 August 1998.

Description of work

  • Formulation of Curricula, Syllabus and offered courses related to Systems Analysis and Design in Agriculture, energy system, Management Information Systems pertaining to machinery and energy, Computer programming in C, C++, RDBMS, simulation and Modeling, Decision support systems in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Food Science and Technology and Home Science students of Tamilnadu Agricultural University. Coimbatore, India
  • Member of Advisory Committee in Students Masters and Ph.D studies so as to guide and incorporate the concepts of Systems Analysis, Programming and Implementation of Simulation and modeling applications in Agricultural Research and Technology with special reference to mechanization and energy technology.
  • Full time teacher to offer courses on Agricultural Engineering, Computer Applications and Systems Analysis in energy in Agriculture.
  1. G. Assistant Professor, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India

I worked in Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India from 9-12-1985 to 11-12-1988.

Description of work

  • Formulation of Curricula, Syllabus and offered courses related to Systems Analysis and Design in Agriculture, energy system, Management Information Systems pertaining to machinery and energy, Computer programming in C, C++, RDBMS, simulation and Modeling, Decision support systems in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Food Science and Technology and Home Science students of Tamilnadu Agricultural University. Coimbatore, India
  • Member of Advisory Committee in Students Masters and Ph.D studies so as to guide and incorporate the concepts of Systems Analysis, Programming and Implementation of Simulation and modeling applications in Agricultural Research and Technology with special reference to mechanization and energy technology.
  • Full time teacher to offer courses on Agricultural Engineering, Computer Applications and Systems Analysis in energy in Agriculture.
  1. H.Assistant Professor, Agricultural Engineering ,Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA:

Worked in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India from 18-12-1978 to 8 –12-1985. During this period, I have worked in the project of Solar Energy use in Agriculture in the Dept. of Agricultural processing for 2 years. I have worked in the Dept. of Farm Machinery and Zonal Research Center on Agricultural machinery. Finally, I was transferred to newly formed Dept. of Agro-energy. I have worked in the Education, Research and Extension of Agricultural Mechanization, Solar energy Gadgets, Biogas plant installation in different parts of the state and also in wind power plant in the university. The nature of work also includes Research and Extension of Agricultural Process Engineering, Renewable Energy sources like Solar Energy, Biogas   Technology and Farm Machinery. The address of the employer is the Registrar, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003, India.   The name of the supervisor is Prof.C.R.Shanmugham, the then Dean, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Coimbatore, India. The number of employees worked under my control is 5.

Description of duties

  • Offered courses to students of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Food Science and Technology and Home Science students of Tamilnadu Agricultural University. Coimbatore, India
  • Full time teacher to offer courses on Agricultural Engineering, Computer Applications and Systems Analysis in Agriculture.
  • Design and Development of Solar Energy gadgets

ü              Paraboloidal Solar Cooker

ü              Box Type solar cooker

ü              Cabinet solar dryer

ü              Roof Solar dryer for central farm

ü              Step type solar dryer for Horticultural crops

ü              Solar distillation unit – flat type

ü              Solar distillation unit – Conical type

ü              Solar water Heater for teachers hostel

ü              Solar water heater - Batch type for family use

ü              Fixed dome Biogas plant

  • Extension Experience

ü  Training given on agricultural mechanization activities

ü  Trained a batch of mason, rural welfare officers for Bio gas at RURAL EXTENSION TRAINING CENTRE, Kallupatti, Madurai district

ü  Trained a batch of mason, rural welfare officers for Bio gas at RURAL EXTENSION TRAINING CENTRE, Sathia Vijaya nagaram, Arani, South Arcot district

ü  Trained a batch of mason, rural welfare officers for Bio gas at Bhavani,Periyar District

ü  Short term training course on Biogas, Solar energy, Wind energy and Social Forestry Conducted ( 4.1.82 to 12.1.82) to the   officers of Karnataka and Kerala state

ü  Popularization of Solar cookers in all 27 villages of the Sarkar   Sama Kulam Block of Coimbatore District

ü  Many demonstrations were conducted for solar energy, biogas and wind mills

16.       Membership in Societies / Government Institutions and Ministries

  • Member, National Working Group on Irrigation & Mechanization, Republic of Rwanda.
  • Life Member Computer Society of India (No. 9725)
  • Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering.
  • Member Academic Senate, ISAE, Rwanda
  • Member, Executive Council, ISAE, Rwanda
  • Member, ISAE Publication Board, Rwanda
  • Member, ISAE Research Council, Rwanda
  • Member, ISAE Coordination Committee for Research
  • Member, Staff Development committee, ISAE
  • Member, Teachers Promation Committee
  • Member, Teachers Association of ISAE, Busogo, Rwanda
  • Former Member, Tamil Nadu Agricultural Engineering Teachers Association
  • Former Member, Tamilnadu Agricultural University Teachers Association
  • Member, Board of studies, TNAU, Coimbatore
  • Member, TNAU Purchase committee

17. References:

S.No Supervisors Type
1

Dr. Mrs. Laetitia NYINAWAMWIZA

Principal, College of Agriculture, Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM), University of Rwanda, Busogo, P.O.Box: 210 Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Phone: +250 788526183
E-mail:

nyinawamwiza@yahoo.fr
l.nyinawamwiza@ur.ac.rw
principal.cavm@ur.ac.rw

website : www.ur.ac.rwwww.isae.ac.rw

Currently the Direct supervisor
2

Dr. Jean Jacques MBONIGABA MUHINDA

Director General, Rwanda Agricultural Board,

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources

Republic of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda

Email: jj.mbonigaba@rab.gov.rw

Mobile: (+250) – 788301123

Direct supervisor when I worked as National consultant, Ministry of Agriculture
3

Mr. MUSABYIMANA Innocent  

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, P.O. Box 621 Kigali,

Republic of Rwanda

Phone: + 250 - 788512355

Email : innomusa@yahoo.fr

Co-worker both at Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (ISAE) and at Ministry of Agriculture
4

Mr. RURANGWA Raphael

Director Institutional Development

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources

Republic of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda

Email: raphael.rurangwa@gmail.com

Mobile: (+250) – 788301498

Co-worker   at Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (ISAE)

18. PUBLICATION LIST

I.   ORIGINAL ARTICLES       :

  • Sankaranarayanan and Laetitia Nyinawamwiza (2012) ICT in Agricultural Education, Research and technology Transfer in Rwanda, paper published in Rwanda International Conference on Technology in Education,5-7,Sept, 2012.Kigali
  • Sankaranarayanan and Laetitia Nyinawamwiza (2012) Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) Technology to improve presentation skills for Teaching and Learning, paper published in Rwanda International Conference on Technology in Education,5-7,Sept, 2012.Kigali
  • Sankaranarayanan,M and Charles KAREMANGINGO (2012) “Carbon Credit Baseline study pertaining to manure management systems in Rwanda”, paper published in the International Workshop on Climate Change and Agriculture- Adoption and Mitigation Strategies (IWCCA-2012) held at Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram-624 302, Dindigul district, Tamilnadu, Sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC) New Delhi, 21-23 March, 2012
  • Das and Sankaranarayanan.M (2011) “Effect of tillage treatments and depth of ploughing on soil moisture during short dry season in Kigali, Rwanda”. Paper published in the Rwanda Journal of Agricultural Science, June, 2011, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 11-19
  • Deepak Das, Sankaranarayanan (2010),” Computer Aided Modeling on soil moisturemigration pattern during dry season in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa.”, Paper accepted for presentation in International Conference on Methods and Models in Science and Technology, ICM2ST 2010, Modi Institute of Technology and Science, Lakshmangarh, Pin code 332311,Sikar, Rajasthan, India and published in American Institute of Physics, Newyork, USA.
  • IYAKAREMYE J.de Dieu and Sankaranarayanan (2010) Studies on the effect of orientation of Photovoltaic cells in the electricity generation, Submitted to 3rd International Scientific Research Conference 2010 November 2-4, 2010 at Huye, Rwanda.
  • IYAKAREMYE J.de Dieu, Sankaranarayanan and Deepak Das , Studies on different parameters of hydropower plant for a farm house in Musanze district, Submitted to 3rd International Scientific Research Conference 2010 November 2-4, 2010 at Huye, Rwanda.
  • IYAKAREMYE J.de Dieu, Sankaranarayanan and Deepak Das, Studies on performance of fuel efficient and smokeless wood stoves, Submitted to 3rd International Scientific Research Conference 2010 November 2-4, 2010 at Huye, Rwanda.
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  • Sankaranarayanan, M (1987) " Design of Computer Systems for   project appraisal in Agriculture" Paper presented in the National   symposium on Electronics, EDP and Information systems in Agricul­tural Research held at IASRI, New Delhi, May 25-26, 1987.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M and Suresh, M " Software the driving force of computers - programs and utilities" Paper presented in the training programme on Bio Informatics held at Coimbatore
  • Vijayaraghavan, N.C. and K.R.Swaminathan. 1983. "Solar water Pumping". Paper Presented in the training programme on improved methods of irrigation and usage of alternate source of energy held at TNAU, Coimbatore on 27th Feb. to 3rd March, 1984.
  • Swaminathan, K.R., N.C.Vijayaraghavan, M.Sankaranarayanan and K.Shanmugam. 1983. Suitability of solar dryers for Tea and     Cardamom. Presented in workshop of solar drying of tea and cardamom held at TNAU, May 11-12, 1983 under the auspicious of TNAU, UPASI, Home Science College.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., N.C.Vijayaraghavan and K.R.Swaminathan, 1982. An optimization approach to the operating parameters and thermodynamics in the solar distillation plants. Paper Presented in Summer School on Design of Low Cost solar and wind devices held at CIT, March, 1982.
  • Swaminathan, K.R., N.C.Vijayaraghavan and M.Sankaranarayanan. 1982.   Energy mass momentum transfer in crop canopy summer School on   Design of low cost solar and wind devices held at CIT, March, 1982.
  • Vijayaraghavan, N.C., M.Sankaranarayanan and K.R.Swaminathan. 1982. Dessication aspects of solar dehydration techniques on typical agricultural products. Paper Presented in Summer School of Design of low cost solar and wind devises held at CIT, March, 1982.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., T.V.Job, and K.R.Swaminathan. 1982. "Domestic utilization of solar energy. Paper Presented in UN Conference as New and Renewable Sources of Energy held at Nairo­bi. 10-12 Aug. 1982.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., K.R.Swaminathan and T.V.Job. 1981. Solar dehydration of perishable commodities in and semiarid regions. Paper presented in ISAE Convention, Karnal, paper No.81-PAS-512, 26-28 February, 1981.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M. et al. 1981. "Utilization of solar energy for arid and semi arid regions. Paper No.PAS-502-81 18th ISAE Convention, Karnal, 26-28 Feb.81.
  • Swaminathan, K.R.,   C.R.Shanmugam,   C.T.Devadas, and M.Sankaranarayanan. 1981. Improved solar drying of common agri­cultural crops. Paper Presented in 18th ISAE Convention, Feb.26-28, 1981 at Karnal.

II. RESEARCH NOTES           :

  • Sankaranarayanana, M. 1982. Domestic utilization of solar water heater. Research Notes Presented in training cum discussions seminar on biogas solar energy and social forestry (4.1.82 to 11.1.82) TNAU, Coimbatore - 3.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., 1982. "Solar dehydration of vegetables by cabinet dryers. Research notes Presented in training cum discus­sions seminar on biogas, solar energy and social forestry (4.1.82 to 11.1.82), TNAU, Coimbatore - 3.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M. and T.V.Job. 1982. Design and Development of a crop dryer with a flat plate collector. Research Notes Presented in Training cum Discussions Seminar on Biogas, Solar energy and social forestry from 4.1.82, TNAU, Coimbatore - 3.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M.1982. Domestic utilization of solar cooker. Paper Presented in training cum discussion seminar on biogas. TNAU, Coimbatore - 3.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., Suresh,M; Muralidharan V; Sree Rangasamy S.R 1982. Germplasm Information System for Black gram (Complete Research Report) Dean(Agri). Pub 6/89
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., Suresh,M; Muralidharan V; Sree Rangasamy S.R 1982. Germplasm Information System for Green gram (Complete Research Report) Dean(Agri). Pub 5/89
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., Suresh,M; Suresh(Genetics); Sree Rangasamy S.R 1982. Germplasm Information System for Ragi (Complete Re­search Report) Dean(Agri). Pub 2/89
  • Sankaranarayanan M; Murali N; Chinnamuthu C.R; Gopalaswamy and Purusothaman.S 1991 Computer simulation for Rainfall Prediction - Case study for Coimbatore for the period 1907 - 1990. Dean(Agri). Pub 1/91.

III. ABSTRACTS             :

  • Swaminathan, N.R., M.Sankaranarayanan et al. 1983. Scope of alternate energy sources in agriculture. Abstract Presented in Summer School on Alternate Energy Resources Engg., P.S.G.College of Technology, 6.5.83.
  • Sankaranarayanan,M., N.C.Vijayaraghavan and K.R.Swaminathan. "Conjunctive use of bio energy,solar energy and wind energy     for higher methane generation". Abstract Published in the book entitled Anaerobic Digestion (Micron)", Computer Centre, Stock­holm University. Vol.I, Nr.1, 1984, page 59.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., K.R.Swaminathan and P.R.Perichiappan. 1983.A study in the effect of solar energy absorption by sink materials in the flat plate collector. Abstract presented at the Seminar on Energy Development-Quality of life organized by the Institution of Engineers (Ind.), Coimbatore held at P.S.G.College of Tech., Coimbatore on Sep.18, 1983.
  • Swaminathan, K.R., N.C.Vijayaraghavan, M.Sankaranarayanan and D.Subhakar. 1983. "Soar Energy for Perishable Drying". Abstrat Presented at the National Seminar on Energy for Rural Development held at TNAU, Coimbatore on 10-11 Nov., 1983.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., N.C.Vijayaraghavan and K.R.Swaminathan. 1983. Solar Energy Perspectives and Potential for Rural Develop­ment". Abstract presented at the National Seminar on Energy for Rural Development held at TNAU, Coimbatore on 10-11 Nov., 1983.
  • Sankaranarayanan M; 1989 "Computerised report card systems for students" Dean(Agri) pub 3/89
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IV.SEMINAR / SYMPOSIUM PAPERS :

  • Sankaranarayanan, M., N.C.Vijayaraghavan and K.R.Swaminathan. "Solar energy for Agro based industries". Paper presented in the National seminar on appropriate technology for value added products during August   27-28, 1984   held   at TNAU, Coimbatore.
  • Vijayaraghavan, N.C., K.R.Swaminathan and M.Sankaranarayanan. 1983. "Solar Energy Future-Perspective for policy alternatives". Paper Presented at the Seminar on Rural Energy Futures - Perspec­tives for Policy alternatives held at Indian Institute of Manage­ment, Bangalore on 24-26 Nov. 1983.
  • Swaminathan, K.R., M.Sankaranarayanan and N.C.Vijayaraghavan. 1983. Solar Energy for typical post harvest technology opera­tion. Paper Presented in the National Seminar on Utilization of Solar Energy held at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Arts College, Coimbatore on 23-25 January, 1984.
  • Vijayaraghavan, N.C., M.Sankaranarayanan and K.R.Swaminathan. 1983. "Agricultural application of Solar energy". Paper pre­sented in the National Seminar on Utilization of solar energy held at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Arts College, Coimba­tore 23-25 January, 1984.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., N.C.Vijayaraghavan and K.R.Swaminathan. 1983. Effect of solar distillation upon various depth of water in solar till. Paper Presented in the National Seminar on Utili­zation of Solar Energy held at Sri Ramkrishna Mission Vidyalaya Arts College, Coimbatore on 23-25 Jan.1984.
  • Malathi, D., M. Sankaranarayanan, N. C. Vijayaraghavan and K.R.Swaminathan. 1983. "Solar cooking of food products for domestic requirements". Paper Presented in the National   Seminar on Utilization of solar energy held at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Arts college, coimbatore on 23-25 Jan.1984.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., N.C.Vijayaraghavan and K.R.Swaminathan. 1983. "Solar dehydration of tapioca". Paper sent for publica­tion in the Seminar on Sago and Starch Industry under the Nation­al Modernization Prog. at Salem.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., K.R.Swaminathan and N.C.Vijayaraghavan. 1982. "Possibilities of using solar energy in the Agro based Industries". Paper Presented in all India Seminar on Agro Indus­tries for Rural Development, July 30-31. 1982.
  • Swaminathan, K.R. et al. 1982. Energy - A new look for agricul­ture. Paper Presented in seminar on energy management in Agri­culture 22-23 January, 1982. held at TNAU, Coimbatore.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., K.R.Swaminathan and T.V.Job. 1982. Effect of climatology is the process of solar crop drying. Paper Pre­sented in State level Seminar on post harvest technology, 29-30 Dec. 81 held at TNAU, Coimbatore - 3.
  • Swaminathan, K.R., S.Kamaraj, M.Sankaranarayanan, 1981. 'Influ­ence of temperature and slurry stratification of methane gas generation in a biogas plant'.   Paper Presented in National Seminar on Biogas Production held at Ludhiana July 9-11, 1981.

V.POPULAR ARTICLES    

  • Swaminathan, K.R. et al. 1983. Box type solar cooker CAE Pub.7/83 Research Highlights 1982.
  • Swaminathan, K.R. et al. 1983. "Solar Cooker". Presented in The Hindu dated March 2, 1983.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M., N.C.Vijayaraghavan and K.R.Swaminathan. 1983. A low cost solar dryer. Paper Presented in TNAU Newslet­ter, Vol-12, No.10, March, 1983.
  • Sankaranarayanan, M. 1982. New findings - 1982 (Solar Cooker). Communication Centre,
  • Swaminathan, K.R. and M.Sankaranarayanan, 1981. "Energy studied on biogas, solar and wind potentials. CAE/Pib/12/81.
  • Swaminathan,K.R. et al. "Summary of work done 1979-82 in coordi­nated programme of solar energy utilization in Agriculture. CAE/Pub/19/82.
  • Swaminathan, K.R. et al. Solar Water Heater. Presented in the Indian Express.
  • Department of Agro Energy. "Leaflet on Paraboloidal Solar Cook­er", TNAU, Press.

I certify that the statements made by me in answer to the foregoing questions are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signature

Date: 27-08-2015

Prof. Dr. M.Sankaranarayanan

Dean, School of Agricultural Engineering & Environmental Management,

College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine,

University of Rwanda (UR-CAVM), Busogo, Post Box: 210 Musanze,

Republic of Rwanda. Mobile : +250-785760057

Email: sankara.urcavm@yahoo.com