Name:
Er. Gautam Majumdar, Senior Scientist
 
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 Qualification
 B.E. - Agricultural Engineering, M.Tech. (Industrial Engineering )
 
 Years of experience
 22 Years
  Contact Address
Central Institute for Cotton Research
Post Bag No. 2, Shankar Nagar PO,
Nagpur 440 010 Maharastra
Phone : 07103-275536 Fax: 07103-275529
EPABX : 09011071214/15/16/17/18

Objective

Research on Machine Systems to address Cotton Production related issues. Development of working principles for machines suited to the special needs of cotton production. Search for fundamental knowledge about the principles of interactions between equipment, soil plant and biological products.

Experience

1994-2003 Central Institute for Cotton Research Nagpur, Scientist (Sr. Scale), Farm machinery & Power

  • Developed commercially successful Multi-cell trays for mass production of NPV. Continues to generate resources for the institute.
  • Three low cost Backd Systems for pesticide metering and dispensing gadgets developed for accuracy, ease and safety.
  • Developed COTIPM, an Expert System on Cotton Insect Pest Management. A priced software of the Institute
  • Developed Time Sorting Light and Pheromone Traps for study of temporal activity of cotton pests by the Biological Scientists.
  • Developed a bullock drawn Cotton Planter for Vertisols.
  • Developed a bullock drawn Cotton seed Drill for Vertisols.
  • Developed a Hand operated Cotton Planter.
  • Developed a tractor drawn cotton stalk uprooter

1993-1994 Central Institute of Agriculture Engineering Bhopal, Subject Matter Training for Scientists

  • Fabricated a twin wheel hand hoe.

1988-1993 Indian Agriculture Research Institute New Delhi, Research Associate

  • Fabrication and installation of Low cost Greenhouses.
  • Environment Control inside Greenhouses.
  • Raising crops under controlled environment.

1985-87 Jindal Aluminium Ltd. Calcutta, Sales Engineer

  • Expanded territorial sales.
  • Expanded sales to include remote markets.
  • Developed Excellence In Sales training course.

Education

  • B.E. Agricultural Engineering, 1979-1985 College of Tech. & Agril Engineering Udipur,
  • M.Tech. (Industrial)

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Commercially successful Multi-cell trays for mass production of NPV.
  • Developed ICOTIPM, an Expert System on Cotton Insect Pest Management. A priced software of the Institute
  • Time Sorting Light and Pheromone Traps for study of temporal activity of cotton pests by the Biological Scientists.
  • Bullock drawn vertical rotor Cotton Planter for Vertisols.
  • Set of improved bullock drawn farm implements for small scale farmers
  • Commercially successful Solar operated knapsack sprayer
  • Commercial cotton seed blower
  • Self-propelledCotton harvester for small farms

Current area of research

  • Mechanisation of cotton cultivation, specifically cotton harvesting operation

Additional Responsibility :

Central Institute for Cotton Research Nagpur
  • Incharge, Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS) Cell
  • Maintenance of the Institute LAN
  • Maintenance of Institute website
  • Member, Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC) Cell
  • Preparation of budget and technical programmes for TMC
  • Arranging annual workshops and review meetings for TMC

Major Achievements

  • Developed commercially successful Multi-cell trays for mass production of NPV. Continues to generate resource for the institute
  • Three low cost Backd Systems for pesticide metering and dispensing gadgets developed for accuracy, ease and safety.
  • Developed COTIPM, an Expert System on Cotton Insect Pest Management. A priced software of the Institute
  • Developed Time Sorting Light and Pheromone Traps for study of temporal activity of cotton pests by the Biological Scientists.
  • Developed Bullock drawn Cotton Planter for Vertisols.
  • Developed a bullock drawn Cotton seed Drill for vertisols.
  • Developed a Hnad operated Cotton Planter.
  • Developed a tractor drawn cotton stalk uprooter
  • Fabrication and installation of Low cost Greenhouses.
  • Environment Control inside Greenhouses.

Publications

  • Research Articles : 18
  • Popular Articles : 6
  • Book Chapters : 1
  • Bulletins : 1
  • Publications

  • Majumdar, G., Gole, S. V.and D.R. Zanwar. Optimum Resource management in Indian Agriculture for increased efficiency. Industrial Engineering Journal 1(4):13-18 (Best paper award in Traditional area by Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE))
  • D. Blaise, G. Majumdar; K.U. Tekale (2005) On-farm evaluation of fertilizer application and conservation tillage on productivity of cotton + pigeon pea strip intercropping on rainfedvertisols of central India. Soil & Tillage Research 84 (2005). Pp-108-117
  • Majumdar, G., and S. V. Gole. (2006). Allocative efficiency of cotton based farms in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra for augmentation of income. J. Cotton Res. Dev. 20(2) 310-313.
  • Majumdar, G., Gole, S. V.andPhundan Singh. (2006). Resource allocation for improving profitability of cotton based farms of Vidarbha in Maharashtra. J. Indian Soc. Cotton Improv., 31(3):149-155.
  • Kairon M.S. and G.Majumdar.1999. Status of Cotton Mechanisation in India and Uzbekistan. Agricultural Engineering Today. Vol. 23(5-6), Sept.-Dec. pp.
  • Prasad J. and G. Majumdar.1999. Present practices and future needs for mechanisation of cotton picking in India. Agricultural Engineering Today. Vol. 23(5-6), Sept.-Dec., 1999 pp.1-20
  • RuchikaDeo, Likhite A.A., Zanwar D.R. and G. Majumdar. Design of experiments by Taguchi Method in agricultural research. Journal of Soils & Crops, 17(2); 320-325.

Patents

  • Following patents have been filed with complete specifications, published and are under examination at present.
  • 1. Small cotton harvester with pre-cleaner attachment , vide application no. 2076/MUM/2014 dated 26/06/2014
    2. Bullock drawn vertical rotor planter for vertisols(E-2/510/2010-MUM)
    3. Solar powered knapsack sprayer (E-2/512/2010-MUM)

Awards and Fellowships

AWARDS

  • Received the “Best Case Study Award (Traditional Area)” by the National Council of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) for the article titled Optimum Resource Management in Indian Agriculture for increased efficiency published in October 2008 issue of the Industrial Engineering Journal.
  • Best annual report award to CICR for the year 2002-03 by the ICAR. The citation mentioned two of the contribution of the undersigned as notable contributions of the institute during the year, namely,
  • Bullock drawn cotton planter for mechanization of cotton farming

     

    A computer based expert system COT-IPM for accurate and rapid diagnosis of insect pests