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Dr. Laly John C.

Professor & Head
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  • Thirty five years of teaching and research experience in the field of Agricultural Statistics in Kerala Agricultural University.
  • Areas of research: Statistical Genetics, Time series forecast modeling, Probability models and forecasting
  • Courses offered: Design and Analysis of Experiments, Basic Statistics, Mathematics, Introduction to computer Applications (UG) , Design of Experiments, Time Series Analysis , Statistical Genetics,  Sampling Techniques,  Statistical Quality Control, Statistical Methods in Bio Assay,  Computer Programming, Time Series and Quality Control, Applied Statistical Genetics, Applied Statistics (PG)
  • Prepared teaching manual for the undergraduate course ‘Basic Statistics’
  • Nodal officer of College of Horticulture for the project All India Survey on Higher Education’ under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, New Delhi from 2011 onwards.
  • Award: Winner of ‘THAKUR RAM AUTAR SINGH RESEARCH AWARD’ in Poultry Breeding in India, during 1989 for team research and developing a hybrid layer suitable over whole of India.
  • Co-author of the paper which won young scientist award in the Swadeshi Science Congress conducted at CPCRI, Kasaragode, during 6-8, November, 2012, (Title: Influence of planting time on the curd weight of cauliflower ( Brassica Oleracea Var. Botrytis)
  • Published 15 research papers
  • Co-PI of two externally aided projects (one completed)
  • Presented two papers in the International Conferences on ‘Statistics, Probability and Related Areas’ in 2007 and 2011 organized by Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • Guided three M. Sc. (Ag. Stat.) students and two on roll
  • Advisory committee member of 35 Ph D and M. Sc. projects
  • Advisor of 59 undergraduate students (currently 10 students)
  • Provides statistical consultancy service for research projects in KAU
  • Designing experiments of Ph. D. and M. Sc. Projects
  • Statistical Analysis of M Sc. and Ph. D. research data
  • Attended four training programmes
  • Acted as resource person in two training programmes
  • Life member in Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (ISAS), Indian Society for

   Probability and Statistics (ISPS), Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSA) and Kerala   

   Statistical Association (KSA)

  • Expertise in statistical packages like SPSS, MSTATC, FOXPRO
  • Developed programs in FORTRAN for applications in Statistical Genetics

Articles published

  • Laly John C. and Unnithan, V.K.G. Clustering of genotypes based on Genotype x environment Interaction. 1993. J. Trop. Agriculture. 31:227-231
  • Laly John C., Jalaludeen A. and Anitha P. 2000. Impact of selection for part period egg production in two strains of White Leghorn. Indian J. Poult. Sci. 35(2):156-160
  • Laly John C. and Manoharan M. 2006. Efficacy of different statistical models in characterizing egg production of two strains of White Leghorn. Indian J. Poult. Sci.  41(2):144-149
  • Chitra M.S., Jesy Thomas K. Laly John C. and Thomas E.K. 2008. Technical efficiency in bittergourd production. Icfai J. Agricultural Economics. V(2):41-47 
  • Jaisal Babu, N. Satheesh Babu K. and Laly John C. 2009. Price Behaviour in coconut and its derivatives in India. Indian Coconut Journal LII(7): 15-22
  • Jayasree, K., Laly John C. and Prasannakumari Amma, S. 2011. Correlation  Studies in cocoa (Theobroma Cacao L.). The Cashew & Cocoa Journal Vol.III, No.  4: 23-27
  • Laly John, C. and Ajithkumar, B.  2015. Probability models for weekly rainfall in Thrissur. J. Trop. Agriculture. 53(1):56-62
  • Girija, T. Laly John C. and Abraham, C. T.  2015. Seasonality in emergence of selected annual weeds in coconut garden.  Indian J. Weed Sci. 47(1):55-58
  • Naziya, AjithkumarB., Laly John C. and Ajayan, K.V. 2015. Weather induced changes on yield and yield components of rice in central zone of Kerala. 5(1): 74-81
  • Arjun Vysakh, B. Ajithkumar, Naziya and Laly John C. 2016.Response of rice (O.sativa) to changing weather conditions. Green Farming.7(5):1232-1235
  • Karthika V. P. , B. Ajithkumar, and Laly John C. 2016. A fundamental study to identify the suitable cropping period for cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) and to asses the impact of various weather parameters on its cultivation in central Kerala. Res.J.of Agric.Sci. 7(4/5):783-786
  • J. Venkat Satish, B. Ajithkumar, C. Laly John and Arjun Vysakh. 2017. Heat units requirement for different rice varieties in the Central Zone of Kerala. Contemporary Res.in India.7(3): 1-6.
  • Anunayana T. John, B. Ajithkumar, P. Lincy Davis, Laly John. C. and Anitha S. 2019. Determination of ideal planting time and establishment method in finger millet (Eleusine coracana (l.) gaertn) in central zone of  Kerala. Contemporary Res. in India.9(2): 13-16.


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