July 15, 2019
+91-44-24618817, 24616948
Faculty Member


Ashok Kumar. J


Discipline: Computer Applications in Agriculture
Division: Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Specialization: Agricultural Statistics

Phone: +91- 044 – 24618817 Ext:401
Fax: +91- 044 – 24610311

Brief profile:

After taking masters in Agricultural Statistics in 1997 I worked as research Associate at National Research Center for Sorghum from 1997-1999. I joined ICAR research Complex for Goa, Goa as Scientist(Computer Applications) in 1999 and worked till 2010. I joined ICAR-CIBA on inter-institutional transfer and continuing tilldate. I worked in the areas of statistical programming, statistical modeling, data mining and Bioinformatics. Presently I am actively involved in the works related to genome assembly and comparative genomics

Research areas:

  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data mining

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):


Funded By
1 Network project on Agricultural Bioinformatics and Computational Biology ICAR
2 Whole Genome sequencing of Indian white shrimp Penaeus indicus ICAR
3 National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture ICAR
Best 5 Publications during the Career


  • Ashok kumar, J. Rao, PR Desai, AR (2013) Cashew kernel classification using Machine learning approaches. Journal of indian society of agricultural statistics. 181-193
  • Umakanth V. AKULA, Padmaja G. POLURU, Ashok Kumar JANGAM and Patil V. JAGANNATH (2012). Influence of types of sterile cytoplasm on the resistance to sorghum shoot fly (Atherigona soccata). Plant Breeding Vol 131(1) : 94-99
  • S.B. Barbuddhe, S.V.S. Malik, J. Ashok Kumar, D.R. Kalorey, T. Chakraborty (2012). Epidemiology and risk management of listeriosis in India. Int J Food Microbiology. 154(3):113-8
  • J.R. Faleiro, Abdallah Ben Abdallah, J. Ashok Kumar, Abdallah Shagagh and Saad Al Abdan (2010). Sequential sampling plan for area-wide management of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) in date palm plantations of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 145–153
  • J.R. Faleiro, J. Ashok Kumar and P.A. Rangnekar (2002), Spatial distribution of red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliv. (Coleopterea : Curculionidae) in coconut plantations. Crop protection 21 171 – 176


Best 3 Publications during last 3 years


  1. Sujeet Kumar, Ashok Kumar Jangam, V. Akhil, Vidya Rajendran, Vinaya Kumar Katneni, J. Joseph Sahaya Rajan, Monendra Grover, Viswas Konasagara Nagaleekar, S. V. Alavandi, and K. K. Vijayan (2017). Draft Genome Sequence of the Luminescent Strain Vibrio campbellii LB102, Isolated from a Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Broodstock Rearing System Genome Announcement. 5(20): e00342-17.
  2. M. Kumaran, P.R. Anand, J. Ashok Kumar, T. Ravisankar, Johnson Paul, K. P Kumaraguru Vasagam, D. Deboral Vimala, K. Ananda Raja (2017) Is Pacific white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) farming in India is technically efficient? ??? A comprehensive study Aquaculture, (468) 262-270
  3. J. Ashok Kumar, M. Muralidhar, M. Jayanthi, M kumaran (2013). Trend analysis of weather data in shrimp farming areas of Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu . Journal of Agrometeorology 15(2)