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Dr. Joby Bastian

Professor (Farm Power & Machinery)
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Poonjar P.O.
Poonjar Kerala 686 581

Prof. Joby Bastian obtained his B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) and M.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) from Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), and Ph.D (Farm Power and Machinery) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU). He joined Kerala Agricultural University in 1994 as Assistant Professor (Farm Power and Machinery) under the faculty of Agricultural Engineering at Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (KCAET), Tavanur. Presently he is working as Professor (Farm Power and Machinery) at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Kumarakom and is focused on Teaching, Research and Extension activities in farm mechanization and related areas. He has published 9 research papers (3 papers in international journals and 6 papers in national journals).

Book chapter

J. Jacob and J. Bastian contributed a chapter – ‘KAU Coconut Husking Tool’- in the book “Success Stories in Transfer of Farm Technology in SAARC Countries” published by SAARC Agricultural Information Centre (SAIC).

Awards Received/Detailed list of Awards               

  • Good Service Entry in 1996 by Kerala Agricultural University.
  • Republic Day Award (1999) for Meritorious Invention - for the invention of the Coconut Husking Tool, jointly with Dr. Jippu Jacob, awarded National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt. of India.

Intellectual Property Rights          

Patents Granted

1.   Patent No.: 192670 - A Coconut Husking Tool.

Designs Granted

1.   Design No.: 262912 - Furrow Former for Agricultural Fields.

2.  Design No.: 262911 - Vermi-compost Bed.

3.  Design No.: 262910 - 3-point hitch Rear box for the mini tractor. 

4.  Design No.: 262909 - Bund Former for Agricultural Fields.

5.  Design No: 258646 - J J Automatic Drinking Bowl.


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Regional Agricultural Research Station, Kumarakom
Kerala Agricultural University
Kumarakom Kerala 686563