College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics

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Dr.Asha Rajagopal Dr.Asha Rajagopal
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy
Mobile No: - 9446502343
Email ID: - asha@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D in Veterinary Parasitology

Area of Research

Molecular Parasitology, Anthelmintic Resistance

Work Experience

  • Worked as Veterinary Surgeon at Animal Husbandry Department, Kerala from 20/8/2003 to 19/8/2004 and 29/8/2005 to 11/6/2008
  • Presently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy from 12/6/2008 


  • First rank and Gold medal in Ph.D from Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • Best oral presentation award in XIX Annual conference of Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology and National symposium on Pharmacogenomics in the development and validation of indigenous drugs, 18-20th December 2019
  • Second prize in oral presentation in XXVIII National congress of veterinary Parasitology and national symposium on novel technologies and strategies for sustainable control of parasitic diseases of livestock, poultry and public health significance, 28-30th January, 2019
  • Best Poster award at International conference on Holistic approaches for combating anthelmintic resistance – An update in Parasitology on 26th and 27th March, 2012 at Chennai
  • Rao Sahib Dr .M. Anant Narayan Rao Memorial Prize from Tamilnadu Veterinary & Animal sciences University, 2000
  • Dr.G. Ramanujachari memorial prize from Tamilnadu Veterinary & Animal sciences University, 2002
  • Junior Research Fellow Ship (JRF) from ICAR.


  • XI National training programme on Trends and perspectives in detection, identification and control of parasitic diseases at Centre of advanced studies, Department of Parasitology, Veterinary College, Bangalore from 10/11/2008 to 30/11/2008
  • UGC Sponsored orientation programme (IT oriented) conducted by UGC Academic Staff College, University of Kerala from 17/4/2012 to 14/5/2012
  • Training on basic molecular biology techniques at Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Genetics and Breeding from 26/8/2013 to 2/9/2013
  • 21 days National training programme on ‘An update in vectors and vector borne diseases’ by ICAR in CAFT, Veterinary College Bengaluru from 14/9/2017 to 4/12/2017
  • Eight-week online course on ‘Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension’ organised by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
  • MOOC on ‘Designing E-Learning content’ by ICAR, NAARM from 1st -31st July, 2020
  • Online training on Advance diagnostic approached: a preparation to combat newer challenges of veterinary science from 19-31 October, 2020 (11days) conducted by Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary University, Jabalpur
  • Web based training on current concepts in biomethodology and phytopharmacology from 20-11-2020 to 3-12-2020 (14 days) organized by Directorate of Entrepreneurship and ASC, KVASU
  • 21 days online training on “Recent Advances in Disease Diagnosis & Vaccines” organized by Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Jabalpur from 27-7-2021 to 16-8-2021.
  • One week Faculty Development Programme on Learning Management System (Moodle) and course design conducted by Faculty Development Wing, Kerala State Higher Education Council from 9-8-2021 to 13-8-2021.  


  • Asha Rajagopal, Lucy Sabu, Radhika R., Devada K., Aravindakshan T.V. 2020. High prevalence of the E198A polymorphism in isotype-1 β-tubulin gene of Haemonchus contortus populations in organized goat farms in Kerala, South India. Small Rumin. Res. 188: 106-110
  • Anbarasu, K. ,Asha Rajagopal, Bindu Lakshmanan, K. Vinod Kumar, K. Devada, and L.M. Thamil Bharathi. 2020. A study on Echinostome infection in snail intermediate hosts in different habitats of Palakkad district, Kerala. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 51 : 52 – 55
  • Asha Rajagopal, Lucy Sabu, Devada,K., Radhika, R. and Gleeja V.L. 2017. Assessment of benzimidazole resistance in an organized goat farm. Int. J. Sci. Environ. Technol. 6: 2112-2117
  • H.Shameem, R.Radhika, Asha Rajagopal and K.Devada. 2014. Protein profile studies of amphistome antigen by SDS PAGE & immunoblotting. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 45: 60-62
  • Asha Rajagopal, R.Radhika, H.Shameem and K.Devada (2013). Detection of anthelmintic resistance in small scale goat rearing units in Thrissur. J. Vet. Anim.Sci. 44: 51-53
  • Asha Rajagopal, R.Radhika, H.Shameem and K.Devada. (2013).A study on gastrointestinal nematode infection and anthelmintic resistance in an organized goat farm. Proc. 25th Kerala Science Congress. 131-132.
  • Asha Rajagopal, Prasanth C.R, Aliciah mary Kuriakose and Divya Suresh. (2011). Invitro detection of anthelmintic resistance in gastrointestinal helminthes of goats. Proc. Kerala Veterinary Science Congress, 2011: 309-310
  • Asha Rajagopal, S. Abdul Basith, S. Gomathinayagam and G. Dhinakarraj. 2009. Evaluation of PCR and IFAT in the diagnosis of canine ehrlichiosis. J. Appl. Anim. Res: 35:189-191
  • Asha Rajagopal, S. Abdul Basith and S. Gomathinayagam. 200 Nested PCR assay for the diagnosis of Ehrlichiosis in ticks. Tamilnadu J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 3(6):305-307
  • Asha Rajagopal, S. Abdul Basith, S. Gomathinayagam and G. Dhinakarraj. 2004. One tube nested PCR for diagnosis of canine ehrlichiosis. J. Vet. Parasitol. 18 (1): 67-68.

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