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Dr. Chandran K. P

Principal Scientist

Social sciences

Principal Scientist


04994- 232893 (Extn: 205)

Ph D

Agricultural Statistics

o   Generalized nonlinear growth model for modeling plant disease dynamics

o   Intermittent demand modelling

o   Yield forecast with partial harvest in cocoa

o   Nonparametric regression techniques for jump regression and computation of growth rates

o   Semi parametric methods for covariance analysis

o   Evolved sampling strategies for conducting field surveys for assessment of pest/disease incidence and yield loss in major coconut and arecanut growing regions

o   Price forecast using time series and Support Vector regression

o   Developed Coconut portal, Databases on coconut production, price and trade statistics, SAS macros for analysis of designed experiments

·         UAS gold medal (2000), IARI Merit medal for outstanding PhD thesis. (2005)

·         Junior Research Fellowship of ICAR (1998), Senior Research Fellowship of IARI (2000)

·         Rising Star award from Hewlett Packard (2009), e-awards for outstanding performance in individual  projects in hardware forecasting in Hewlett Packard, Bangalore (2008 & 2009)

·         Member of Working group on Agriculture(13th Five year plan), Kerala State Planning Board

·         Best paper awards in conferences (2014, 2016,2019)




Chandran, K.P. and Prajneshu. 2005. Nonlinear statistical models for plant disease. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 75 (6):  361-3.

2Chandran, K.P. and N.K.Pandey. 2007. Potato Price forecast using Seasonal ARIMA approach. Potato Journal . 34 (1&2): 137-138.
3Chandran,K.P., CT Jose, S Jayasekhar, D Jaganathan, K Muralidharan, 2015. Yield estimation in cocoa with partial harvest data  Journal of Plantation Crops  43 (1): 23-28.
4BG Bharath, KS Ananda, J Rijith, NR Nagaraja, Chandran, K. P., A Karun and Rajesh, M. K. 2015. Studies on genetic relationships and diversity in arecanut (Areca catechu L.) germplasm utilizing RAPD markers. Journal of Plantation Crops 43 (2): 117-125
5Chandran K P, Thamban, C., Prathibha , V H. And Prathibha, P.S. 2017. Assessing status of Pests and diseases with cluster approach - A case of Kasaragod district in Northern Kerala. Journal of Plantation Crops. 45(1) : 33-42
6Anithakumari. P., K. Muralidharan and Chandran, K. P. 2017. Red palm weevil incidence: Spatial pattern and implications in technology adoption. Journal of Plantation Crops 45 (2): 101-109.
7P. Ravindran, Kesavan Subaharan, K.P. Chandran, V. Vibina, T.M. Subrahmaniyan, K.P. Sonu. 2019. Controlled delivery of essential oils for the management of rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros L.) in coconut  Journal of Plantation Crops. 47 (1): 12-17.  https://doi.org/10.25081/jpc.2019.v47.i1.5532
8K.B. Hebbar, Helan M. Rose, Anusree R. Nair, S. Kannan, V. Niral, M. Arivalagan, Alka Gupta, K. Samsudeen, K.P. Chandran, P. Chowdappa, P.V. Vara Prasad 2018. Differences in in vitro pollen germination and pollen tube growth of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) cultivars in response to high temperature stressEnvironmental and Experimental Botany 153: 35-44.
9K. M. Nair, K. S. Anil Kumar, M. Lalitha, Shivanand,  S. C. Ramesh Kumar, S. Srinivas, Arti Koyal, S. Parvathy, K. Sujatha,  C. Thamban, Jeena Mathew, K. P. Chandran, Abdul Haris,  V. Krishnakumar, V. Srinivasan, Jessy, James Jacob, J. S. Nagaraj,  Maria Violet D’Souza, Y. Raghuramulu, R. Hegde and S. K. Singh 2019. Surface soil and subsoil acidity in natural and  managed land-use systems in the humid tropics  of Peninsular India. Current Science 116 (7): 1201-1211.
10Hebbar, KB; Apshara, Elain; Chandran, K . P; Prasad, PV Vara. 2020.  Effect of elevated CO2, high temperature, and water deficit on growth, photosynthesis, and whole plant water use efficiency of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.). International Journal of Biometeorology 64(1): 47-57