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Dr. Mathew A .C

Principal Scientist


Principal Scientist


04994-232894 ext 237


M.Tech PhD

Soil and water conservation engineering

·         Low cost water harvesting structures, check dam, sub surface dam, storage tank and ventilated cross bar (VCB), using ferrocement technology to augment ground/ surface water resources.

·         In situ water conservation structures, half moon bund reinforced with pineapple, contour trench filled with coconut husk and catch pit filed with coconut husk, to augment soil moisture in coconut gardens.

·         Automatic irrigation system based on soil moisture tension

·         Prototypes of Machineries to produce Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Chips

·         Safety attachment for Chemberi model coconut and arecanut climbing machines.

·         Arecanut de-husking machine with self loading attachment

·         Tractor driven and self propelled air blast sprayers for coconut and arecanut.

·         Received the Water Environment Federation ‘McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, or Sustainable Use’ International Award during 2015

·         National Award 2012 of Coconut Development Board for the Best Research Worker (Machinery/ Equipment Development)

·         Received the ICAR Award for outstanding team research for the Biennium 2003-2004 for the project “Development of technologies for on farm engineering and post harvest processing of coconut”. The research work was carried out by Sri. K. Madhavan, Dr. S.J.D. Bosco, Dr. T. Vidhan Singh and Dr. A.C. Mathew.

·         Received the best poster paper award. The award was bagged by Drs. Dhanapal R., Palaniswami C., Mathew A.C and Augustine Jerard B. for the paper entitled “Soil and water conservation measures in coconut plantation” at National Symposium on Improving Input Use Efficiency in Horticultural Crops held at IIHR, Bangalore during 9-11, Aug. 2006.

·         Received the R.L Narasimha Swamy Memorial Award for the best original research. The award was bagged by Mathew A C, Sujatha S. and Shajathnan for the paper entitled “Water movement in the active rootzone of arecanut under drip irrigation” displayed at the poster session of the PLACROSYM XVI.

·         Received the best general lecture award of CPCRI for 2004-05

·         Received the best poster paper award presented on ‘Quality studies of wheat flour fortified with virgin coconut oil meal’ in the National Seminar on ‘Emerging Technologies in food Processing for Ensuring Food Safety & Quality-FOODEXPLORE II’ held during October 14-15, 2011 at Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbotore-641003

·         Dr.M.R.Manikantan, Dr.A.C.Mathew and Er.Manmohan Deo received the first prize for publishing the paper “Value added products of coconut (in Hindi) in 2016 Vol (1), Issue (2) of Basanti Agricultural Research Journal of ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research.

·         Member in the team of ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod Centre of AICRP on PHET receiving the first position for Best Centre of the year 2019-20 Award.

·         Member in the team of ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod Centre of AICRP on PHET receiving the first position for Best Centre of the year 2020-21 Award.

·         Member in the team of ICAR-CPCRI Best Scientific Team Research Award for the year 2020.

        Patents Granted

·         Coconut and arecanut palm climbing device

·         Coconut testa removing machine

·         Coconut Chips Slicing Machine

·         Manually operated coconut kernel slicing machine





Books: 6

Research papers: 37

Papers presented in Symposia/Conference: 44

Chapters in Books/Souvenir:8

Technical Bulletins: 8

Extension pamphlets: 4

Popular articles: 76


Mathew A C and Senthilval S, 2005. “Performance evaluation of two automated surge irrigation systems”. International Agricultural Engineering Journal. 14 (1) : 19-27

Manoj P. Samuel, S. Senthilvel and A.C. Mathew. 2012. Water quality assessment of various forms of rainwater and statistical studies on physic-chemical parameters of stormwater in Coimbatore. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 11(1), 2012. 
3Manoj P. Samuel, S. Senthilvel , D. Tamilmani and A.C. Mathew. 2012. Performance evaluation and modelling studies of gravel-coir fibre-sand multimedia stormwater filter. Environmental Technology, 33(17), Sept 2012. pp. 2057-2069.
4A.C. Mathew, Arumuganathan T. and Madhavan K. 2014. ‘Development and Performance Evaluation of Virgin Coconut Oil Cooker’. AMA 45(1): 56-59
5Manoj P. Samuel and A.C Mathew, 2014. ‘Improving use efficiency of water by integrating fish culture and irrigation in coconut based farming system: A case study in Kasaragod District of Kerala (India)’. Int J Agric & Biol Eng Vol. 7 No.2 (April,2014) pp36-45
6Manoj P. Samuel and Abraham C. Mathew. 2015. 'Techno-Economic evaluation of a Multi-Media Vertical Flow Filter for Roof water Harvesting'. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology. Volume 2 Number 7 (July-2015) pp.10-19
7K. B. Hebbar*, M. Arivalagan, M R. Manikantan, A. C. Mathew, C. Thamban, George V. Thomas and P. Chowdappa. 2015. ‘Coconut inflorescence sap and its value addition as sugar - collection techniques, yield, properties and market perspective’. CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 109, NO. 8, 25 OCTOBER 2015. pp 1411-1417
8Madhavan K and Mathew A C, 1998. “Design and development of an automatic irrigation system – a case study in coconut plot”. Journal of Plantation crops. 26(2) : 144-148.
9Mathew A C, Gopalasundaram P and Mohd Yusuf, 1999. “Water movement in the active rootzone of coconut in sandy loam soil”. Journal of Plantation Crops. 27(2):136-140.
10Mathew A C and Senthilval S, 2004. “Studies on locating moisture sensor for automatic regulation of furrow irrigation systems”. Madras Agric. J. 91 (1-3) : 10-14
11Mathew A C, Sujatha S. and Shajathnan, 2004. “Water movement in the active rootzone of arecanut under drip irrigation”. Journal of Plantation Crops, 32(Suppl.) : 248-252.
12Mathew A C and Senthilval S, 2004. “Evaluation of an automated furrow irrigation system using soil moisture sensor”. Madras Agric. J. 91 (4-6) : 215-220
13Mathew A C and Senthilval S, 2005. “Performance evaluation of an automated surge irrigation”. Journal of Water Management. 13(1) : 9-15
14Mathew A C and Senthilval S, 2007. “Performance evaluation of an automated surge irrigation in paired row furrows”. Madras Agric. J., 94 (7-12) : 242-255
15Mathew A.C., Sujatha S. and Shajatnan K. H., 2008. “Development and management of water harvesting structure in laterite soils for irrigating arecanut through conjunctive use of harvested and surface water”. Journal of Plantation Crops, 36(3) : 304-309.
16Thamban C., Mathew A. C., Muralidharan K., Subramanian P., Vidhan Singh T. and Madhavan K., 2011. ‘Coconut climbing methods and devices: A participatory analysis of constraints and strategies’. Journal of Plantation Crops, 39 (1): 148-152
17Mathew A. C. and Thamban C., 2011. ‘Irrigation efficiency in coconut gardens-A comparative analysis of different systems of irrigation’. Journal of Plantation Crops, 39 (1): 48-56
18Manoj P. Samuel, Senthilvel, S and Mathew, A.C.2012. Performance of Dual Flow Grass Filters Integrated with Groundwater Recharge System for Stormwater Treatment – A Laboratory and Field Study. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education. Special issue Vol.3 (2012)
19M R Manikantan, M Arivalakan, A C Mathew and K B Hebbar. 2015. ‘Effect of processing parameters on recovery of hot process virgin coconut oil and co-products utilization’. Journal of Plantation Crops, 43 (2): 139-144
20M R Manikantan, T. Arumuganathan, M. Arivalagan, A C Mathew and K B Hebbar. 2015. ‘Virgin coconut oil process and economics’. Beverage and food world, Vol 42. No.10. P 38-40.
21A.C. Mathew, C. Thamban and Manoj P. Samuel. 2018. ‘Efficacy of water conservation measures in coconut plantations to enhance ground water resource and coconut yield in West Coast region’. Journal of Plantation Crops, , 46(1): 12-20