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Carolin Rathina Kumari A

Carolin Rathina Kumari A
Designation: 
Scientist (Farm Machinery & Power)
Division/Section: 
Division of Post Harvest Technology and Agricultural Engineering
Specialisation: 
Farm Machinery and Power
Qualification: 
Ph.D
Experience (No. of Years): 
15
Research Accomplishments: 

Developed the following machineries:

  1. Tractor operated onion set planter
  2. Rooting media siever
  3. Rooting media mixer
  4. Rotary dibbler cum vacuum seeder for vegetable nursery
  5. Continuous rooting media filling, leveling, dibbling, sowing and watering machine
  6. Manually operated onion drum seeder
  7. Garlic bulb breaker
  8. Garlic peeler
  9. Hot water treatment plant for mango
  10. Size grader for pomegranate and mango
Important Publications: 
  • Carolin Rathinakumari, A. and D. Manohar Jesudas, 2013. Tractor operated onion set planter. Chapter-25. Text Book – Agricultural Engineering. Postharvest Management and Value Addition, Laser Park Publishers. Coimbatore. 111 – 122.
  • Mandhar,S.C , A. Carolin Rathinakumari  and G. Senthil Kumaran, 2005. Innovative Machinery for Garlic Peeling. Indian Food Packer, September, 2005: 76-81.
  • Mandhar,S.C , A. Carolin Rathinakumari and G. Senthil Kumaran, 2005. Mechanization of nursery. Floriculture Today. January 2005, 8(9): 16-22.
  • Carolin Rathinakumari, A., G. Senthil Kumaran and S.C. Mandhar, 2005. Design and development of tray type vacuum seeder and tray type dibbler for vegetable nursery. Journal of Applied Horticulture, 7(1)49-51, January-June, 2005.
  • Mandhar,S.C and A. Carolin Rathinakumari, 2004. Performance evaluation of microclimate inside naturally ventilated greenhouses for cultivation of flower crops. Journal of Ornamental Horticulture, 2004, 7(3&):191-201.
  • Mandhar,S.C, G. Senthil Kumaran and A. Carolin Rathinakumari, 2004 Manual operated protray dibbler and vacuum seeder for vegetable nurseries.  Indian Nurserymen’s Magazine, September 2004, 19-21.
  • Carolin, R.K., S.C. Mandhar and K.P. Singh, 2003. Prediction of temperature and    relative humidity inside the greenhouse in relation to ambient condition. J. of       Ornamental Horticulture 6(4):294-302.
  • Mandhar, S.C., K.P. Singh and Carolin, R.K., 2001. Environmental conditions and gerbera production under different types of gerbera. J. Apl. Hort., 3(1):28-31.
  • Mandhar,S.C , A. Carolin Rathinakumari  H.P. Sumangala, C. Nehru and G. Senthil Kumaran, 2004. Mechanization of horticultural nursery. SAIC Newsletter April-June, 2004,  14(2): 7.
  • Mandhar, S.C., G.Senthil Kumaran ,A. Carolin Rathinakumari and C. Nehru, 2006. Machinery for raw mango processing and export of  mango. Chapter – 12. Text Book – Postharvest Management and Value Addition, Daya Publishing House, Delhi: 237 – 249.
Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
Division of Post Harvest Technology, IIHR, Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bangalore - 560 089.
Email Address: 
carolin@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
28466420 Extn. 368
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