Prof. Dr. Kumaraswamy S

Professor, HOD & Dean
Faculty of Agriculture

Education

Ph.D.

Other Accomplishments

Has over 20 years of experience in research and academics in broad inter-disciplinary areas viz., Agriculture, Forestry and Microbial Ecology. Executed several funded (ACIAR, IFS, World Bank, TSBF/GEF, Bosch Foundation, CSIR, CIFOR) research projects. Published over 45 research articles in international journals of repute. Member of scientific forums/organizations viz., IUCN. Adhoc reviewer of research articles and research proposals, a consultant for agri-start-up small-scale innovations.

Interests

Teaching Interests:
Agricultural Heritage; Fundamentals of Soil Science; Agricultural Microbiology; Introduction to Forestry; Principles of Organic Farming; Manures, Fertilizers, and Soil Fertility Management; Problematic Soils and Management; Renewable Energy and Green Technology.

Academic Interests:

Teaching, Conceptualization of Innovative Curriculum, Institution Building.

Research Interests:

Agro-ecology and sustainabilityWater and soil resources services in agricultural landscapes, Shifting cropping landscapes and their impact on the rural economy, Controlled environment agriculture and technology Interventions, Precision farming, Regenerative agriculture.

Biodiversity mosaic and community structures, sustainability analysis of ecosystem services and their implications for the ecosystem to landscape scale, a framework for clean development mechanism.
Human ecology and sustainable agriculture.