College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Physiology

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Dr V Ramanth Dr V Ramanth
Designation: - Professor and Head
Email ID: - ramnath@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

BVSc & AH: 1988: Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
MVSc: 1991: Veterinary Physiology: Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chennai
Ph.D : 2005: Biochemistry: Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala

Area of Research

Cancer biology, Cancer immunology, Analytical biochemistry, Avian Immune Physiology, Proteomics and Animal Cloning Techniques, Analytical Chromatography, Electron microscopy 

Work Experience

26 years of teaching and research experience.

Guided 5 post graduate (MVSc) students, four MSc students and one Ph.D. student as Major advisor.
Published 32 scientific articles, of which 8 are in Internationally reputed journals.
Served as Professor Academics in the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Mannuthy and Pookode campuses, and at present holding additional charge as Professor & Officer-in-charge of Instrumentation Centre as well as  Professor & Implementing Officer of Central Instruments Laboratory (CIL), Mannuthy. Also holding the charges of Radiological Safety Officer (RSO) of the University and licensee to import radioisotopes. Served as Controller of Examinations of KVASU-Pookode from Jan. 2015 to Jan. 2018. As course co-ordinator conducted 39 short term trainings on “ Analytical techniques used in Veterinary and allied sciences”.
Principal investigator of an externally aided ICAR ad - hoc project ( 2004-2007).
Quality manager of NABL accredited laboratories of KVASU: College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy.


 Dr G Nirmalan memorial award for the best paper published in 2008


Letter of Appreciation:
1.      For the efforts taken as Implementing Officer and Chairperson, NABL Accreditation Committee (2016) fpr being accredited by NABL various laboratories of KVASU at Mannuthy and Pookode campuses in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
2.  For the efforts taken as Implementing Officer under EFC scheme of ICAR for establishment of   “ Central Instruments Laboratory and Central Stores”. (2017)


 1. Four days Training on Laboratory Quality Management System ( NABL )

2. Ten days Training on Radioimmunoassay Techniques and their clinical application organized by BARC, Mumbai

3. Nine days Training on Radiation safety aspects in the research applications of ionizing radiation organized by BARC,              Mumbai


 Last 6 years

Kottarapat Jeena1 , Vijayasteltar B Liju1 , Viswanathan Ramnath and  Ramadasan Kuttan.(2016). Protection against Whole Body γ-Irradiation Induced Oxidative Stress and Clastogenic Damage in Mice by Ginger Essential Oil . Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.; 17 (3): 1325-1332
Kottarapat Jeena, Vijayasteltar B Liju, Ramnath Viswanathan and Ramadasan Kuttan. (2013). Antimutagenic potential andmodulation of carcinogen metabolising enzymes by ginger essential
oil. Phytother. Res.; DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5064
Alikunji Pararikkal Firdous, Edakkadath Raghavan Sindhu, Viswanathan Ramnath and Ramadasan Kuttan.(2013).Anticarcinogenic activity of meso-zeaxanthinin rodents and its possible mechanism of action. Nutrition and Cancer; 65(6):850-856.
Alikunji P Firdous, Edakkadath R Sindhu,Viswanathan Ramnath and Ramadasan Kuttan. (2013). Amelioration of radiation induced damages in mice by carotenoid meso-zeaxanthin. Int. J.Rad. Biol.; 89(3):171-181.
Edakkadath R Sindhu, Alikunji P Firdous, Viswanathan Ramnath and Ramadasan Kuttan. (2012). Effect of carotenoid lutein on N-nitrosodiethylamine-induced hepatocellular carcinoma and itsmechanism of action. Eur. J. Cancer Prev; PMID23187720
Edakkadath R Sindhu, Alikunji P Firdous, Viswanathan Ramnath and Ramadasan Kuttan. (2012). Antimutagenic activity of lutein-an oxycarotenoid present in the macula and its inhibition of cytochrome P 450 enzymes. Drug Metab. Lett. PMID  23061482.

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