College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics

Faculty & Staff

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Dr. Aravindakshan T V Dr. Aravindakshan T V
Designation: - Professor & Head
Address: - House No. 7/409/4 Lenin Nagar, Pattalomkunu, Mannuthy (P.O), Thrissur – 680 651
Mobile No: - 8547154461(Office.) 9895268573 (Mobile)
Email ID: - aravindakshantv@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

B. V. Sc.& A. H., Kerala Agricultural University (1987) First Rank

M. Sc., Animal Biotechnology, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (1992)
Ph.D., Animal Biotechnology, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai (1997)

Area of Research

  • Livestock genomics
  • Genetic characterization and evaluation of livestock species using molecular markers
  • Cloning and sequence analysis of important genes related to production, reproduction and disease resistance
  • Thermotolerance and disease resistance studies in native livestock species

Work Experience

 Work Experience:  31 years

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From (Date)
To (date)
Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy.
Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy.
Associate Professor
Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy.
Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy.
Assistant Professor
Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy.
Junior Assistant Professor
ERCMPU (Milma)
Veterinary Officer
Other responsibilities
1. Member, Academic Council, CUSAT, Kochi.
2. Head, Department of Animal Breeding, Genetics and Biostatistics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy.
3. University Head of Department Animal Breeding, Genetics and Biostatistics
4. Director, School of Applied Animal Production and Biotechnology, Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences UniversityMannuthy -680651, Thrissur.
5.   Course Director,M.Sc and M.V.Sc Animal Biotechnology
6.   Course Director, Revolving Fund project on Training, School of Biotechnology, KVASAU
7.   Chairman, Biotechnology Project Co-ordination Group, KVASU
8.   Member, Project Coordination Committee (PCC), KVASU
9. Member, Board of Studies, Veterinary                 Faculty, KVASU
10.Member, Board of Studies, Poultry Science, Faculty, KVASU
11. Member, IPR cell, KVASU
12. Editor, Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, KVASU


13. Member, Board of Studies, Engineering    (UG), Calicut University(Termcompleted)




  1. Appreciation from the Director, Academics and Research, KVASU for efficient implementation of the EFC project on School of Applied Animal Production and Biotechnology
  2. RajibGoyal Prize for Young Scientist – 2001 in Veterinary Sciences – for outstanding contributions in the field of Veterinary Sciences by the Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India.
  3. First position for the Poster in the National Conference on New Horizons in Animal Breeding Technologies for Accelerating Livestock production and Health- January 20-21, 2011 at IVRI Izethnagar, organized by the Indian Society of Animal Genetics & Breeding.
  4. Certificate of Appreciation by Kerala Agricultural University for securing External funded projects for the period from 19-08-2000 to 31-12-2004.
  5. Appreciation by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, for the good work done by the PI under the DBT funded project ‘Molecular Genetic Characterisation and Genetic Improvement of Malabari Goat’ in July 2003.
  6. Honoured by the Vice–Chancellor and General Council of the Kerala Agricultural University for the outstanding research achievements by the applicant on 26th July, 2003.
  7. Second best paper” published in Indian. Journal of Dairy Science in the year 1998.
  8. Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR) for undergoing Ph.D programme in Animal Biotechnology in the year 1995. (Did not utilize the fellowship).
  9. Senior Research Fellowship (ICAR) for undergoing PhD programme in the subject of Animal Biotechnology in the year 1994.
  10. Second Rank in M.Sc. (Animal Biotechnology) from National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University), Karnal in the year 1992.
  11. “ICAR Junior Fellowship” in the discipline of Animal Breeding & Genetics in the year 1990 for   undergoing M.V.Sc. programme (Did not utilize the fellowship).
  12. “Junior NDRI Fellowship” for undergoing M.Sc. (Animal Biotechnology) programme at NDRI, Karnal, India for the period 1990- 1992
  13. Kerala Veterinary College Alumni Association Gold Medal in 1987 for securing first rank in B.V.Sc. & A.H degree programme.
  14. First rank in B.V.Sc. & A.H from Kerala Agricultural University in 1987
  15. K.S. Nair Memorial Prize” for the year 1986 for securing highest GPA in the group of courses in Animal Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding & Genetics and Dairy Science of B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  16. “Trivandrum Livestock Improvement Association Prize” in the year 1986 for securing highest GPA in B.V.Sc. & A.H course.
  17. “Inauguration Souvenir Prize” in the year 1986 for securing highest grade point average in group of courses in Microbiology, Parasitology and Pathology of B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  18. “T.V. Kochuvareed Memorial Prize” in the year 1986 for securing the highest grade point average (GPA) in B.V.Sc. A.H.
  19. M.O. Thomakutty Memorial prize” in the year 1986 for securing highest GPA in the group of courses in Physiology and Biochemistry of B.V.Sc. & A.H degree programme.
  20. “Mrs. Devaky Nair Endowment Prize” for the year 1984 for his having excelled himself in social service activities in the B.V. Sc. & A.H. degree programme. 




Exploitation of Biomolecules of Pathogens
21 days
G.B.Pant University, Pantnagar
Strategies for Cost Efficient Livestock Production in Rural Sector
21 days
Kerala Agricultural University
Access to Biotechnology Information-Tools and sources
3 days
Kerala Agricultural University
Bioinformatics: The Hand-Maiden of Future Biology
14 days
CCMB, Hyderabad
Workshop on Recombinant DNA Technology
8 days
Centre Facility for Biotechnology Teaching and Research, Madurai
Safety Aspects in the Research Applications of Ionising Radiation
9 days
Babha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai
Refresher course in Bioinformatics
22 days
UGC Academic Staff College, Kerala University, TVM
Implications of WTO agreements on Indian Agriculture
21 days
NAARM, Hyderabad
Developing Winning Research proposals in Agricultural Research
6 days
NAARM, Hyderabad
“Molecular Techniques in Gene Isolation and Characterization
21 days
NRCPB, New Delhi
Computational Genome Analysis using ANVAYA
3 days
IASRI, New Delhi
Academic Leadership for Excellence –Management Development Programme
3 days
IIM, Kozhikkode
Advanced Molecular Biology Tools used in Animal Disease Diagnosis and Development of New Generation Vaccines.
21 days
GADVASU, Ludhiana
Training on Bioinformatics tools and techniques for gene and protein analysis
5 days
Bioinformatics Centre, Madras Veterinary College, TANUAS
Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural Knowledge Management
15 days
NAARM, Hyderabad
Metagenomics-Role of next generation sequencing and bioinformatics
10 days
AAU, Anand


  1. Kala K. Jacob, G. Radhika and T. V. Aravindakshan (2019). An in silico evaluation of non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms of mastitis resistance genes in cattle. Animal Biotechnology, DOI: 10.1080/10495398.2018.1524770 
  2. M.V. Silpa., T. Naicy., T. V. Aravindakshan., G. Radhika., Anu Boswell and M. Mini (2018). Sirtuin3 (SIRT3) gene molecular characterization and SNP detection in 2 prolific and low prolific goats breeds. Theriogenology doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2018.09.008. 
  3. Jain Jose K., BinduLakshmanan., LaviniaWahlanga., Syamala K.and Aravindakshan T.V. (2018). Molecular evidence of haemoparasites in ixodid ticks of dogs- first report in India. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports13: 177–179
  4. AnjanBehera, R. ThirupathyVenkatachalapathy and, Aravindakshan, T.V.(2018). Identification of novel single nucleotide polymorphism at thyroid hormone responsive (THRSP) gene of native goat breeds of India. Small Ruminant Research163 : 68–71. 
  5. Siju Joseph., M. Mini., V. K. Sriram., R. Ambily.,T.V. Aravindakshan and , S. Ajithkumar. (2018). Evaluation of real-time PCR, MAT, and recombinant LipL32-based ELISA for the diagnosis of canine leptospirosis in a disease-endemic South Indian state, Kerala. Turk J Vet Anim Sci., 42:© TÜB?TAK doi:10.3906/vet-1711-29
  6. Jain Jose, K., BinduLakshmanan., Hitaishi, V.N., J.E.Praveena., K.Syamalaand T.V. Aravindakshan. (2018). Detection of Babesiacanisvogeli.Babesiagibsoni and Ehrlichiacanis by multiplex PCR in naturally infecteddogs in South India. VeterinarshiArchiv 88 (2) 215-224.
  7. P.N. Shivakumara., T.V. Aravindakshan., Thomas Naicy., K. Anilkumar. andR. Uma. (2018). Molecular characterization and differential mRNA expression profiling of Toll-like receptor-2 gene in Vechur (Bosindicus) and crossbred (Bosindicus X Bostaurus) cattle of Kerala in response to anthrax vaccination. Meta Gene16 15–20.
  8. AnuBosewell.,NaicyThomas., Aravindakshan, T.V. and Elizabeth Kurian (2018). Sequence characterization, structural analysis, SNP detection and expression profiling of SLC11A1 gene in Indian goats.Small Ruminant Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2018.04.012
  9. M. Manoj, G.S.L.H.V. PrasadaRao and T.V.Aravindakshan. (2017). Seasonal influence on conception rate in Vechur and Kasargod dwarf cows. Journal of Agromereorology19: 123-125. NAAS 2017 6.36
  10. Thomas Naicy, R.T. Venkatachalapathy, Joseph Siju, and Aravindakshan,T.V. (2017). Elizabeth Kurian, Joan Jose, AnuBosewelland  M.V.Silpa. (2017). Molecular characterization and differential expression patterns ofthe goat Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) gene during different growth stages Mgene (doi:10.1016/j.mgene.2017.09.004.
  11. Jain KJ, Lakshmanan B, Syamala K, Praveena JE, Aravindakshan T.V.(2017) High prevalence of small Babesiaspecies in canines of Kerala, South India, Veterinary World, 10(11): 1319-1323.
  12. Abhilash R.S., Metilda Joseph., M.O. Kurien, Hiron M. Harshan ., Aravindakshan, T.V., K.S. Anil and Gleeja V.L (2017). Impact of Trans vaginal oocyte recovery on ovarian biometry and oocyte yield in crossbred cattle of Kerala. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 6, No 5, 2766 – 2770.
  13. Jain Jose., BinduLakshmanan., Aravindakshan, T.V., Hitaishi, V.N. and Binu K Mani. (2017). Evaluation of DNA extraction protocols from ixodid ticks. Int. J. of Science, Environment. 6: (3) 1912-1917.
  14. NaicyThomas., R T Venkatachalapathy.,T.V. Aravindakshan and Elizabeth Kurien. (2017). Association of a Cac81 polymorphism in the IGF1 gene with growth traits in Indian goats. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (in press). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgeb.2017.04.002
  15. Naicy T., Venkatachalapathy T., Aravindakshan T.V., Raghavan K. C., Mini M. and Shyama K. 2017 cDNA cloning, structural analysis, SNP detection and tissue expression profile of the IGF1 gene in Malabari and Attappady Black goats of India. J. Genet. 96, 307–312
  16. G. Radhika, T. V. Aravindakshan, S. Jinty and K. Ramya (2017): Evaluation of Genetic Diversity, Population Structure, and Relationship Between Legendary Vechur Cattle and Crossbred Cattle of Kerala State, India, Animal Biotechnology, DOI: 10.1080/10495398.2017.1297719
  17. Asha Abraham., Naicy Thomas., KC Raghavan, Siju Joseph and T.V. Aravindakshan (2017).Evaluation of the association of SLC11A1 gene polymorphism with incidence of paratuberculosis in goats. Journal of Genetics.www.ias.ac.in/public/Resources/ General/jgen/jgen-16-842-ue.pdf
  18. T. Naicy., R.T. Venkatachalapathy., T.V. Aravindakshan., G. Radhika., K.C. Raghavan., M. Mini and K. Shyama (2016). Nerve Growth Factor gene ovarian expression, polymorphism identification, and association with litter size in goats. Theriogenology 86: 2172–2178
  19. T. Naicy., R.T. Venkatachalapathy., T.V. Aravindakshan., K.C. Raghavan., M. Mini and K. Shyama (2016). Relative abundance of tissue mRNA and association of the single nucleotide polymorphism of the goat NGF gene with prolificacy. Animal Reproduction Science 173: 42–48
  20. Naicy Thomas., ThirupathyVenkatachalapathy., Thazhathuveetil Aravindakshan and K. C Raghavan (2016). Molecular cloning, SNP detection and association analysis of 5’ flanking region of goat IGF1 gene with prolificacy. Animal Reproduction Science   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.01.016
  21. Lakshmanan, B.,KDevada., Siju Joseph., T.V. Aravindakshan and Lucy Sabu (2016). Copro PCR based detection of bovine schistosome infection in India. Journal of Helminthology. 90: 102-107
  22. AnuBosewell.,Naicy Thomas and T.V. Aravindakshan (2016). Characterization of exon 9 of solute carrier family 11 member A1 gene in Vechur cattle. Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry 32 (3) : 251-260
  23. Lakshmi R., Jayavardhanan K.K., Aravindakshan, T.V (2016). Characterization of promoter sequence of toll-like receptor genes in Vechur cattle, Veterinary World, 9(6): 626-632.
  24. Radhika, G; Raghavan, K.C; Aravindakshan, TV. andThirupathy, V. (2015). Genetic diversity and population analysis of native and crossbred goat genetic groups of Kerala, India. Small Ruminant Research. No. of pages 8.
  25. Radhika, G; Raghavan, K.C; Stephy,T; Aravindakshan, TV. Mercey, KA andThirupathy, V. (2015). Novel PCR-RFLP for detecting single nucleotide polymorphism in exon 1 of GPR54 gene and its association with age at first kidding in goats. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences85 (9): 1056-1058.
  26. Bhosale, R.A., and Aravindakshan, T.V. (2013). Cloning and sequence analysis of the growth hormone gene of Asian elephant. Indian Veterinary Journal 90 (10) : 45-49.
  27. Aravindakshan, T.V., Simi, R.S. and Binoy, A .M. (2011). Individual identification and paternity determination in Asian elephant by using microsatellite markers.   Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 81 (1): 44-47
  28. Rajeev, M. and Aravindakshan, T.V. (2010).Molecular cloning and characterization of alpha lactalbumin gene of Vechur cattle. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 80 (6): 541-546.
  29. Antony, P.X., Nair, G. K., Mini, M., Jayaprakasan, V., Aravindakshan, T.V., George, S and Karunakaran, S. (2010). Identification of immunodominant proteins of Pasteurellamultocida from ducks. Indian Veterinary Journal 87 (4) : 329-331.
  30. Amrita Susan Jacob and Aravindakshan, T.V.  (2008). Genetic Diversity in four South Indian Goat breeds based on Microsatellite polymorphism .Indian Veterinary Journal85: 946-949.
  31. Aravindakshan, T.V. and K.V. Raghunandanan (2008). Association of microsatellite polymorphism with production traits in Malabari goats.  Indian Veterinary Journal 85: 272-275.
  32. Aravindakshan, T.V. and James, S. P. (2008). Kappa casein gene polymorphism in Vechur and Kasargode cattle. Indian Veterinary Journal85:31-36.
  33.  Aravindakshan, T.V., James, S. P. and Raghunandanan, K.V. (2007). RFLP at the growth hormone gene locus in Vechur and dwarf cattle of Kerala. Indian Veterinary Journal 84: 1247-1250.
  34. Antony P.X., Nair, G.K., Jayaprakasan, V., Mini, M., Aravindakshan, T.V. and Ravishankar, C. (2007). Plasmid profile and Antibiogram of isolates of Pasteurellamultocida from ducks in Kerala, India. Research Journal of Microbiology 2(4):387-391.
  35. Antony P.X., Nair, G.K., Jayaprakasan, V., Mini, M., and Aravindakshan, T.V. (2007). Nucleic acid based differentiation of Pasteurellamultocidaserotypes. International Journal of Dairy Science 2 (2):178-182.
  36. Aravindakshan, T.V. (2006). Analysis of Mutations in the ITGB2 Gene in Goats Using PCR-RFLP and DNA Sequencing. Indian Journal of Dairy Science59(5): 296-299.
  37. Aravindakshan, T.V. and James, S. P. (2006). Screening for Bovine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (BLAD) genetic defect in Vechur cattle. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 76:712-715.
  38. Anilkumar K., Usha A.P., Raghunandanan K.V and Aravindakshan T.V. (2006) Polymorphism of DRB3 microsatellite in dwarf cattle of Kerala. Ind. J Anim. Genet Breed 27 (1,2) 27-30
  39. Suprapha, P., Anilkumar, K., Aravindakshan, T.V. and Raghunandanan, K.V. (2005). Assessment of bandsharing values in RAPD-PCR analysis of dwarf cattle of Kerala. Asian Australasian   Journal of Animal Sciences 18 (9):1217-1220.
  40. Aravindakshan, T.V. (2005). Polymorphism at Kappa Casein and Prolactin loci in goats investigated by PCR-RFLP and DNA sequencing.Indian Veterinary Journal 82 (2): 126-130.
  41. Chitra, R. and Aravindakshan, T. V. (2004). Polymorphism at growth hormone gene in Malabari goats investigated by PCR-RFLP. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences74 (12):1215-1218.
  42. Aravindakshan, T.V.,Venkatachalapathy, R.T., James, S. P., Kurien, E. and Iype, S. (2004). Polymorphism at prolactin gene locus in Vechur and other dwarf desi cattle of Kerala detected by PCR-RFLP. Indian Journal of Dairy Science. 57 (4): 246-249.
  43. Aravindakshan, T. V., Joseph, J. E., Smitha, K. B. and Anilkumar, K. (2004). Amplification and Restriction enzyme analysis of GLA-DRB3 second exon in Malabari goat. Indian Veterinary Journal81:1197-1202.
  44. Aravindakshan, T.V.,Venkatachalapathy, R.T., Iype, S. and James S.P. (2003). Analysis of polymorphism at the b–lactoglobulin locus in Vechur and dwarf cattle of Kerala using PCR-RFLP. Indian Journal of Dairy Science, 56(3): 163-166.
  45. Aravindakshan, T.V; Nainar A.M. and Sivaselvam, S.N. (2000). Polymorphism of exon 2 of the BuLA-DRB3 gene in Indian buffalo (Bubalusbubalisvarindicus) detected by PCR-RFLP. Animal Science,70:221-226.
  46. Aravindakshan, T.V. and Nainar, A.M. (1999). Genetic polymorphism of the BoLA-DRB3 gene in Jersey crossbred and Ongole cattle revealed by PCR-RFLP. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences69 (6):424-427.
  47. Aravindakshan, T.V;Nainar, A.M. and Nachimuthu, K. (1998). A simple and efficient method for isolating high molecular weight DNA from bovine sperm.Indian Veterinary Journal75: 314-317.
  48. Aravindakshan, T.V. and Nainar, A.M. (1998). Genetic variation in cattle and buffalo breeds detected by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. Indian Journal of Dairy ScienceLI (6): 368-374.
  49. Aravindakshan, T.V; Nainar, A.M. and Nachimuthu, K. (1998). Extraction of DNA from cattle white blood cells. Cheiron, 27: 80-84.
  50. Aravindakshan, T.V;Nainar, A.M. and Nachimuthu, K. (1997). High salt method: a simple and rapid procedure for isolation of genomic DNA from buffalo (Bubalusbubalis) white blood cells. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 35: 903-905.
  51. Aravindakshan, T.V.Nainar, A.M; Ramadass, P and Nachimuthu, K (1997). Genetic polymorphism within the growth hormone gene of cattle and buffalo (Bubalusbubalis) detected by polymerase chain reaction and endonuclease digestion. International Journal of Animal Sciences12: 5-8.
  52. Aravindakshan, T.V. and Sharma, A. (1996). Effect of platelet activating factor on the motility and acrosome reaction of buffalo (Bubalusbubalis) spermatozoa Theriogenology, 45: 991-999.
  53. Aravindakshan, T.V. and Sharma, A. (1995). Induction of acrosome reaction in fresh and frozen-thawed bovine spermatozoa by platelet activating factor. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 33: 87-90.
  54. SosammaIype; Raghavan, K.C; Girija, C.R; Aravindakshan, T.V; Radhakrishnan, J. and Mukundan, G. (1994). Milk fat percentages at various stages of lactation of crossbred cattle in Kerala. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences64 (3) : 312-313.


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