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DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Microbiology

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Dr. Chintu  Ravishankar Dr. Chintu Ravishankar
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Lakkidi, P.O., Wayanad District-673576 Kerala, India
Mobile No: - 9447716620, 8301816720, 04936256942
Email ID: - chintu@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

Degree/Certificate

Class/Grade/OGPA

University/Board

Year of passing

Secondary School

Leaving Certificate

(SSLC)

Distinction

(92.3%)

Board of Public Examination,

Government of Kerala

1992

Pre-Degree Course (PDC)

First class (82.9%)

Kerala University

1994

Bachelor of Veterinary

Science (B.V.Sc. & A.H.)

Distinction

(OGPA 8.0/10.0)

Kerala Agricultural

University

2000

Master of Veterinary

Science (M.V.Sc.)

[Microbiology]

Distinction

(OGPA 9.2/10.0)

Kerala Agricultural

University

2003

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) [Veterinary Virology]

OGPA 8.738/10.0

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh (Deemed University)

2013

Area of Research

Areas of Research Interest

Molecular diagnosis of viral diseases of livestock with special reference to pigs diseases 

Molecular phylogeny of viral diseases 

Development of rapid virus detection methods

Ongoing Research Projects

As Principal Investigator
1) “Detection and molecular characterization of emerging viral pathogens of pigs”. Funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Thiruvananthapuram

2) “Surveillance and molecular epidemiology of especially dangerous respiratory viruses in commercial and backyard poultry and migratory waterfowl in India” Funded by Defence Threat Reduction Agency in collaboration with University of Minnesota

As Co - Principal Investigator

Isolation and genotypic characterization of infectious bronchitis virus isolates from Kerala, India (PI: Dr. Surya Sankar)

Research Projects Completed

As Principal Investigator
'Evaluation of the efficacy of AC/CRP/11 as co-therapy in cases of chronic respiratory disease (CRD) of chicken”. Funded by Ayurvet Limited, Village Katha, PO Baddi, Solan district, Himachal Pradesh – 173 201.

As Co- Principal Investigator
“PCR based detection of carrier bovines of middle zone of Kerala infected with haemoprotozoan and haemorickettsial organisms”. Funded by Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala. (PI – Dr. Reghu Ravindran, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, COVAS, Pookode).

As Co- Principal Investigator
“Comparison of PCR with conventional methods for the diagnosis of leptospirosis in animal hosts and humans in Wayanad”. Funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Thiruvananthapuram (PI: Dr. Koshy John)

Work Experience

Name of employing organization

Designation

Date of joining

Date of leaving

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy. [in the Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Genetics and Breeding]

Kerala Agricultural University

Senior Research Fellow

21-10-2002

23-3-2003

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookot. [in the Department of Microbiology]

Kerala Agricultural University

Teaching

Assistant

24-3-2003

27-5-2003

28-7-2003

29-9-2003

21-5-2003

24-7-2003

24-9-2003

26-11-2003

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy. [in the Department of Microbiology]

Kerala Agricultural University

Research

Associate

27-11-2003

31-12-2003

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookot. [in the Department of Microbiology]

Kerala Agricultural University

Teaching

Assistant

21-1-2004

23-3-2004

25-5-2004

27-7-2004

19-3-2004

20-5-2004

22-7-2004

23-9-2004

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy. [in the Department of Microbiology]

Kerala Agricultural University

Senior Research Fellow

24-9-2004

13-12-2004

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,

 Pookot. Kerala Agricultural University

Assistant

Professor

14-12-2004

 continuing

Awards

Sl.No.

Name of Award

Awarding Agency

Year

1

First rank in the B.V.Sc. & A H

Kerala Agricultural University

2000

2

Merit scholarship for five consecutive years

Kerala Agricultural University

1995-1999

3

Certificate of merit

Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) Thrissur chapter

2000-2001

4

Sri. T. V. Kochuvareed Memorial Prize

Kerala Agricultural University

1999-2000

5

Trivandrum Livestock Improvement Association Endowment

Kerala Agricultural University

1999-2000

6

Mrs. & Dr. T.T. Varghese Memorial Award

Rotary Club of Thrissur

2000

7

Pfizer Veterinary Award, Scroll of Honour and Medal for the year 2000

Pfizer

2000

8

CSIR-NET

CSIR

2003

9

Dr. N. P. Panicker Endowment award

Kerala Agricultural University

2009

10

Bronze medal for Ph. D. 

 

 

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Deemed University, Izatnagar

2013

Trainings

Sl. No.

Name of the Course

Place

Duration

Sponsoring Agency

1

Hands on training on Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Tools for Advanced Life Science Research

School of Applied Animal Production and Biotechnology (SAAPBT), Mannuthy

14 days

(19/10/20107 to 1/11/20107)

 

2

Refresher Course

 

UGC - Academic Staff College, Kannur University, Dharmasala Campus, Kannur University Campus P. O., Kannur – 670 567

18/11/2014 to 6/12/2014

University Grants Commission

3

Refresher course in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at UGC Academic Staff College, Calicut.

UGC Academic Staff College, Calicut

21 days

28/9/2006 to 18/10/2006

University Grants Commission

 

 

 

 

 

4

Short term training course on “Gene expression techniques: Gene amplification, cloning, characterization of  recombinant clones and in vitro expression analysis”

Division of Animal Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar  Pradesh

21 days

25th July to 14th August, 2007

Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

 

Publications

  1. Chintu Ravishankar, P.X. Antony, K. G. Biju, G. Krishnan Nair, M. Mini and V. Jayaprakasan (2004). Pasteurellosis in a herd of spotted deer (Axis axis).  Zoo’s Print J. 19 (4) :1453
  2. N. S. Sunilkumar, Chintu Ravishankar, V. Jayaprakasan, M. Mini and G. Krishnan Nair (2005).Seroprevalence of bluetongue among cattle in Kerala. Indian Vet. J.82 : 568-569
  3. N. S. Sunilkumar, Chintu Ravishankar, V. Jayaprakasan, M. Mini and G. Krishnan Nair (2005). Seroprevalence of Peste des Petits Ruminants in Kerala. Indian Vet. J.82 : 570-571
  4. Chintu Ravishankar, M. Muthuramalingam, Sachin J. Shenoy, M. Mini and V. Jayaprakasan (2005). Isolation of Streptococcus suis from a fatal case of pneumonitis in a boar. Indian Vet. J.82 : 910-911
  5. Chintu Ravishankar, G. Krishnan Nair, M. Mini and V. Jayaprakasan (2005). Seroprevalence of bluetongue virus antibodies in sheep and goats in Kerala. Rev. Sci. Tech. Off. Int. Epiz.  24 (3): 953-958
  6. Manoj, G., Nair, G. K. and Ravishankar, C (2005). Use of autogenous vaccine against bovine cutaneous papillomatosis. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 36 (1&2):121-122
  7. P.X. Antony, G. K. Nair, V. Jayaprakasan, M. Mini, T.V. Aravindakshan and C. Ravishankar (2007).Plasmid profile and antibiogram of isolates of Pasteurella multocida from ducks in Kerala, India. Res. J. Microbiol.2(4):287-291
  8. ChintuRavishankar, G. Krishnan Nair, M. Mini and V. Jayaprakasan (2007). A modified dot-ELISA for detection of bluetongue virus antibodies in sheep sera. Indian Vet. J.84 : 119-120
  9. Ravishankar C., Priya P. M., Mini M., Rameshkumar P., Senthamil Selvan P., Jayesh V., Sunil K. S., Sharmadha M. K.,  Sreekumaran T., Jayaprakasan V. (2007). First confirmed occurrence of classical swine fever in Kerala state, India. Journal of Swine Health and Production 15(3):156-159.
  10. Ravindran R., Lakshmanan B., Ravishankar C. and Subramanian H. (2007). Visceral Schistosomiasis among domestic ruminants slaughtered in Wayanad, South India. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 38(6): 1008-1010
  11. Ravishankar, C., Priya, P. M., Pillai, D., Mini, M., Sharmadha, M. K., Rameshkumar, P. and Jayaprakasan, V. (2008). Isolation of Salmonella gallinarum from chicken and quails. Indian Veterinary Journal85:797-798
  12. Ravishankar, C., Promod, K. and Anoop, S. (2008). Isolation of a bacterium of the Actinobacillus - Pasteurellagroupfrom a bite wound in a pup. Indian Veterinary Journal85:799-800
  13. Ravindran, R., Lakshmanan, B., Ravishankar, C. and Subramanian, H. (2008). Prevalence of Linguatulaserrata in domestic ruminants in South India. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 39 (5):808-812 (PubMed PMID: 19058572)
  14. Priya, P. M., Nithina, K. B., Kiran, N., Rajan, S., Ravishankar, C. andJayesh, V. (2008). A cross sectional investigation on contagious caprine pleuropneumonia among goats of Wayanad district of Kerala. India. Bioscience Biotechnology Research Communication1 (2): 140-142
  15. Ravishankar, C. and Dinesh, C. N. (2010). Necrotizing dermatitis caused by Staphylococcus intermedius in a rabbit. Journal of Indian Veterinary Association  8 (2): 65                                                                                                                                                                          
  16. Ravishankar, C., George, J. and John, K. (2011). Classical swine fever cases in North Kerala during the period from 2006 – 2010. Journal of Indian Veterinary Association9 (1):47
  17. Aparna, M., Ravindran, R., Vimalkumar, M.B., Lakshmanan, B., Rameshkumar, P., Kumar, K.G., Promod, K., Ajithkumar, S., Ravishankar, C., Devada, K., Subramanian, H., George, A.J. and Ghosh, S. (2011) Molecular characterization of Theileriaorientalis causing fatal infection in crossbred adult bovines of South India. Parasitology International 60: 524-529 (doi:  10.1016/j. parint. 2011. 08.002. [Pubmed PMID: 21871972]).
  18. Ravishankar, C., George, J., Bipin, R. S., Ravindran, R., Jayesh, V. and John, K. (2012).  Nucleic acid based diagnosis of classical swine fever cases in Wayanad district of Kerala. Indian Veterinary Journal 89 (1): 79-80
  19. Ravishankar, C., Abraham, M., Shambu, M. G., George, J., Bipin, R. S., Jayesh, V. (2012). Seroprevalence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum antibodies in poultry farms in Wayanad. Indian Veterinary Journal 89 (7): 113-114
  20. Ravishankar, C., Nandana, D., John, A.A., Reni, M.R., Sebastian, M., Chandy, G. and Anoop, S. (2012). Cross reactivity of deer immunoglobulin G (IgG) with antibovineIgG conjugate. Zoos’ Print27 (2): 29-30
  21. Nandana, D., John, A.A., Ravishankar, C., Reni, M.R., Sebastian, M, Chandy, G. and Anoop, S. (2010). Antigenic similarity to deer and goat immunoglobulin G (IgG).  Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences41 (1&2):40-42
  22. Raj, N., Poulose, P., Surya, P.S., Ravishankar, C. and Sebastian, M. (2009). Comparison of antibody titres of Newcastle disease virus in randomly collected sera and egg yolk of layers. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences40 (1&2): 20-21
  23. Ravishankar, C., Priya, P.M., Ravindran, R. and Ajithkumar, S. (2011). Outbreak of mycoplasmosis in an organised goat farm in Kannur district of Kerala.  Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences42 (1&2): 66-67
  24. Ravishankar, C.,   Nandi, S., Chander, V. and Mohapatra, T. K. (2012). Glycoprotein C Gene Based Molecular Subtyping of a Bovine Herpesvirus -1 Isolate from Uttar Pradesh, India. Indian Journal of Virology 23 (3): 402-406
  25. Bitew, M., Nandi, S., Ravishankar, C. and Somvanshi, R. (2013). Serological and molecular evidence of bluetongue in sheep and goats in Uttar Pradesh, India. African Journal of Biotechnology 12 (19):2699-2705 (DOI: 10.5897/AJB2012.12383).
  26. Ravishankar, C., Nandi, S., Chander, V. and Mohapatra, T.K. (2013). Concurrent testing of breeding bulls for bovine herpesvirus 1 infection (BHV-1) in India.VeterinariaItaliana49 (2): 145-150 (doi: 10.12834/VetIt.2013.492.145.150).
  27. Nandi, S., Kumar, M., Mohapatra, T.K. and Ravishankar, C. (2013). Emergence of canine parvovirus - 2 variants and its impact on vaccination. World Appl. Sci. J.23 (10): 1366-1376.
  28. Bitew, M., Nandi, S. and Ravishankar, C. (2013). Bluetongue: Virus proteins and recent diagnostic approaches.Afr. J. Microbiol. Res. 7(51):5771-5780DOI: 10.5897/ AJMR2013.6305
  29. Arun, S., John, K., Ravishankar, C., Mini, M., Ravindran, R. and Prejit, N. (2014). Seroprevalence of Bluetongue among domestic ruminantsin Northern Kerala, India. Trop. Biomed.31(1): 26–30.
  30. De,U. K., Mukherjee, R., Nandi, S., Patel, B.H., Dimri, U., Ravishankar, C., Verma, A.K. (2014). Alterations in oxidant/antioxidant balance, high-mobility group box 1 protein and acute phase response in cross-bred suckling piglets suffering from rotaviral enteritis. Trop. Anim. Health Prod.46(7):1127-33. DOI 10.1007/s11250-014-0616-3
  31. Chander, V., Nandi, S., Ravishankar, C.,Upmanyu, V. and Verma, R. (2014) Classical swine fever in pigs: recentdevelopments and future perspectives.  Animal Health Research Reviews 15(1); 87–101
  32. Bitew, M., Nandi, S., Ravishankar, C.and Sharma, A. (2014). Phylogenetic analysis of bluetongue virus serotype 16 based on genome segment 5 (encoding NS1). African Journal of Biotechnology 13 (53).
  33. Bhaskar N., Ravishankar, C., Rajasekhar R., Sumod, K., Sumithra, T.G., John, K., Mini, M., Ravindran, R. Shaji, S., Aishwarya J. (2015). Molecular typing and phylogenetic analysis of classical swine fever virus isolates from Kerala, India. Virus Disease DOI 10.1007/s13337-015-0271-y
  34. Aishwarya, J., Ravishankar, C., Rajasekhar, R., Sumod, K., Bhaskar, N., Shaji, S., John, K., Mini, M. 2016. First report of detection and molecular characterization of porcine parvovirus in domestic and wild pigs in Kerala, India Virus Disease 27:311-314.
  35. Dhanusree P., Leeba C., Chintu R., Aishwarya J. and Shiju S. (2016). Antibiotic Sensitivity Studies of Intrauterine Pathogens in Postpartum Cows with Subclinical Endometritis. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences 7(39):11760-11765

 


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