College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics

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Dr.R.Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy
Designation: - Professor
Mobile No: - 9747728625
Email ID: - thirupathy@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

  • B.V. Sc., TANUVAS, Chennai (1992)
  • M.V. Sc., KAU, Mannuthy (1996)
  • Ph.D., IVRI, Izatnagar (2005)

Area of Research


1.Title: Molecular characterization and adaptability studies in Vechur and other dwarf cattle of Kerala

  • Outlay: 41.11lakhs
  • Funding Agency: ICAR
  • Duration :3 years (2001-03)

2.Title : AICRP on Malabari Goat Improvement

  • Outlay : 193.50 lakhs
  • Funding Agency: ICAR
  • Duration :5 years ( 2012-2017)

3.Title : Developing an inclusive model for sustainable goat production in Puduserry Panchayath of Palakkad district

  • Outlay : 9.30 lakhs
  • Funding Agency: NABARD
  • Duration :2 years (2016-18)

4.Title : AICRP on Malabari Goat Improvement

  • Outlay : 112.50 lakhs
  • Funding Agency: ICAR
  • Duration :3 years (2017-20)


1.Title : Establishment of Elite Malabari Goat Breeding Unit for Dissemination of Superior Germplasm

  • Outlay : 60.05 lakhs
  • Funding Agency: RKVY - GOI
  • Duration :2 years (2018-20)

2.Title : AICRP on Malabari Goat Improvement

  • Outlay :38.25/year
  • Funding Agency: ICAR
  • Duration :5 years (2020-2025)


Work Experience

  • Research Fellow, KAU, Mannuthy (August 1995- June 1996)
  • Veterinary Surgeon, AHD, Kerala. (July 1996- May 1997)
  • Assistant Professor, KAU (May 97- May 2006)
  • Associate Professor, KAU(May 2006-October, 2007)
  • Associate Professor, RIVER, Pondicherry (November 2007-August, 2008)
  • Associate Professor, KAU, KVASU (May 2006-January, 2013)
  • Professor, KVASU, (February 2013-Continuing)


  • SRF-IVRI for Ph.D.
  • DST-SERB International Travel Grant to participate 12th International Goat conference at Turkey from 25-30 September, 2016.
  • Best poster award at 8th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress,
  • Best oral paper award at National seminar on ‘ Improvement of Small Ruminant Production System for Livelihood Security March, 2017, ICAR- CSWRI, Avikanagar.
  • Best oral paper award at National Seminar on ‘ Food Adequacy and Climate Change Strategies for sustainable food production’ 3-4th November, 2017, by AMST & KVASU. Thrissur
  • Best Poster award at Asian Regional Conference on Goats (ARCG-2018) organized by International Goat Association & Amity University, at Jaipur, Rajasthan.



  • 7 days training on SAS, SHIFT, Kochi, 2014
  • 4 days training on Climate change and Agriculture, MNAGE, Hyderabad, 2016


 Books / Book chapters

  • Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy,R., Rojan, P.M. and K.C.Ragavan (2015) Monograph on Malabari Goat of Kerala, KVASU publication.
  • Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy,R., A.P.Usha, Suraj, P.T. and E.D.Benjami (2017) Monograph on Ankamally Pigs, KVASU publication.
  • Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy,R., Saffer, M. S., Vishu S. and Jamuna, V. (2019) Aduvalarthal Athayathenum Swayam thozhilinum ISBN: 978-81-937921-1-7. KVASU Publication (Malayalam language)
  • Bimal, P..Bashir, R.T. Venkatachalapathy and Raut,P.K (2017) Study on AICRP (Malabari Unit) Training for Goat Farmers in Kerala, ISBN-13 : 978-3330345966, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing Ltd.
  • Manoj, M., Bimal, C.B., Anilkumar, K., R.T Venkatachalapathy and Aravidakshan, T.V. (2019) Vechur Pasu Parirakshana padhathi Oru Avalokanam ISBN: 978-81-937459-0-8. KVASU Publication (Malayalam language)

Research Papers
(Recent papers with NAAS above 7)


  • Naicy, T., R.Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy, T.V. Aravindakshan, G. Radhika,, K.C. Raghavan, M. Mini, K. Shyama (2016) Nerve Growth Factor gene ovarian expression, polymorphism identification, and association with litter size in goats Theriogenology 86:2172-2178. (NAAS:8.30)
  • Anjan, B., R. Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy, T.V. Aravindakshan (2018). Identification of novel single nucleotide polymorphism at thyroid hormone responsive (THRSP) gene of native goat breeds of India. Small Ruminant Research, 163:68-71. (NAAS:7.21)
  • Naicy, T., R.Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy, T.V. Aravindakshan, Anu Bosewell, M.V. Silpa. (2018) Association of a SacII polymorphism in the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) gene exon 3 with growth traits in Indian goats. Small Ruminant Research, 158: 19–21. (NAAS:7.21).
  • Jamuna, V., Tina, and R.Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy (2020) Multivariate principal component analysis to evaluate growth performances in Malabari goats of India, Tropical Animal Health and Production,52:2451-2460. (NAAS:7.09)
  • Haritha B. Pillai and R. Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy (2020) Association of Inhibin Alpha gene polymorphism with litter size and growth in Malabari goats, Small Ruminant Research, 192: 106188. (NAAS:7.20)


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