Dr. Paikattumana Sureshkumar serves as Principal, School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus. 

He holds a Ph.D. in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry with areas of specialization (1) Soil Chemistry (2) Soil Fertility and (3) Use of Radiation and Radio Isotopes in Agricultural Sciences.

He is the former Professor  & Head at the College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala. He comes with a rich academic experience blended with an excellent track record in research and publications.  His core area has been Soil Chemistry & Soil Fertility, followed by Radiotracer aided research in different disciplines, with extensive work on enhancing yield and quality of sugarcane.  All these have resulted in excellent publications in top journals with over 35 publications including 15 international ones. 

A national level academician, Prof. Suresh has been awarded with HS Mehta Memorial National Award, SN Ranade Memorial Senior Scientist Award, etc.