Designation and address
Assistant Professor (Fisheries),
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Kundrakudi – 630 206 Sivagangai District

M.F.Sc. (Aquaculture)
Ph.D. (Aquaculture)

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Aquaculture
Specializing field : Inland Aquaculture
Current Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Introduction of GIFT Tilapia Culture in Farm Ponds PI 42,750/- National Fisheries Development Board
Freshwater Backyard ornamental fish cutlure PI 42,750/- National Fisheries Development Board
Establishment of Climate resilient Integrated Farming System Co-PI 3.00 lakh National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
Completed Projects
Recent Research Publications
  • M.Alagappan and M.Kumaran. 2016. Status and scope of Information Communication Technology aided tools for Aquaculture Extension Service in India, International Journal of Applied and Pure Science and Agriculture, 2 (5): 117-124.
  • M.Alagappan and M.Kumaran. 2015. Expert system for shrimp aquaculture – an ICT aided tool for knowledge management, Indian J. Fish, 62 (2): 56-61.
  • M.Alagappan and M.Kumaran. 2013. Application of Expert Systems in Fisheries Sector – A Review, Research Journal of Animal, Veterinary and Fisheries Sciences, 1 (8): 19-30.
  • M.Kumaran, D.D.Vimala, V.S.Chandrasekaran, M.Alagappan, and S.Raja. 2012. Extension Approach for an Effective Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Services in India, The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 18(3): 249-267.
  • M.Kumaran, D.D.Vimala, S.Raja, and M.Alagappan. 2012. Information Seeking Behaviour of Extension Personnel in Aquaculture Sector, Fishery Technology, 49: 87-91.
Honours & Awards
  • Recipient of Merit certificate from the District Collector, Kanyakumari District (2013)