College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Public Health

Faculty & Staff

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Dr. C. Latha Dr. C. Latha
Designation: - Professor and Head
Address: - Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy 680651
Mobile No: - 9495047649
Email ID: - latha@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy 
  • Master of Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Food safety and Quality assurance
  • Post Graduate Diploma in One Health

Area of Research

  • ICAR ad hoc scheme on Bacterial quality assurance of meat in processing plant- KAU.
  • ICAR ad hoc scheme on Evaluation of quality of market milk with special reference to quality assurance programme in Kerala.
  • NAIP project on Multienterprise farming models to address the agrarian crisis of Wayanad District of Kerala
  • EFC Project funded by World Bank
  • Development of a Multiplex PCR Method for the Simultaneous Detection of four Common Food Pathogens in Meat and Meat Products funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment
  • Various State Plan projects since 2011


Work Experience

  • Faculty Dean, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy since September 2017
  • Head of the Department, Veterinary Public Health, CVAS Pookode [03/12/05 - 03/09/09] and Mannuthy from 10/10/09 till date.
  • Chairman, Faculty Research Council since September 2017.
  • Academic council member, KVASU since September 2017.
  • Chariman, Board of Studies since September 2017.
  • Chairperson, Project Co-ordination Committee, CVAS since September 2017.
  • Chairman, Staff council, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy since September 2017.
  • Chairman, Store Purchase committee, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy since September 2017.
  • Implimenting Officer of School of Zoonoses, Public Health, and Pathobiology for a period of 5 years.
  • Head, NABL Laboratory.
  • Director Board Member of University Co-Operative Society for 6 years.
  • Co-ordinator of Diploma Courses on Lab Techniques for the past 10 years.
  • Member of the APEDA meat inspection team for the past 4 years.
  • Expert for ARS/NET, Kerala PSC, and Punjab PSC Question Paper Setting for the past 5, 4, and 2 years respectively.
  • NSS Program Officer for 4 years.
  • Charirman, Board of Examinations for the past 13 Years
  • Chairman, VCI inspection team VCI inspection team for three years
  • Nodal officer, All India ICAR Entrance examination for UG and PhD for 2 years
  • Organising Secretary, 12th Euro-Global Summit on Veterinary and Animal Sciences,Edinburgh,Scotland
  • Patron, Students Union and Parent Teacher Association of CVAS Mannuthy since September 2017.


  • PG Nair endowment best teacher award for the year 2009
  • Best poster presentation award in Veterinary Science Congress for the year 2010
  • Fellow of IAVPHS for the year 2012
  • Best poster presentation award in Kerala Science Congress for the year 2013
  • Best poster presentation award in Veterinary Science Congress for the year 2014, 15,17,18 and 19
  • Best poster award in the session in Environment Health Science in XII Annual Conference of IAVPHS and National Symposium in 17, 18 and 20
  • Best poster award in the National seminar on ‘Food adequacy & Climate Change, Strategies for Sustainable Food Production’ organised by AMST in 2017and 19
  • Best Poster award in National seminar on surveillance and control of rabies and other zoonotic diseases held on 28th September, 2017 at CVAS, Mannuthy
  • Best Poster award in World Veterinary Day, Thrissur in 2018



  • Management Development Training on 18-20/10/212 at IIM, Kozhikode
  • Training in SPSS on 6/9/13 -7/9/13 at CVAS, Mannuthy
  • Training on Laboratory Management system and Internal audit as per IS/ISO/IEC 17025-NABL n 29/04/14 -2/05/14 at CVAS, Mannuthy
  • University Mannual of office Procedure on 28/01/2015- 29/01/2015 at CVAS, Pookode
  • Introduction to bioinformatics tools on 19/5/15 to 21/5/15 at Dept. Of Animal Genetics and breeding
  • Training programme on Modern analytical techniques used in Veterinary and Animal sciences on 13/7/2015- 15/7/2015 at CIL, Mannuthy
  • Orientation programme for the programme officers of the NSS on 1/12/2016- 7/12/2016at Rajagiri College of Social sciences
  • Capacity development Programe on 25/10/2016- 26/10/2016 at IMG, Thiruvanathapuram
  • The “Capacity building of KVASU teachers on basic counseling and monitoring skills” on 31-8-18 to 1-9-18 at CVAS, Mannuthy
  • HRD training programme on moving towards professional excellence on 23/3/19 at Academic staff college



Books / Book chapters


  • Latha. C. 2020. Bioterrorism and Biological disasters. Compendium on Perspectives and challenges of One Health approaches. Published at Mathura.
  • Latha, C andAthulya, T. R. (2020). Social and Environmental determinants of Infectious diseases. Compendium on World Veterinary day programme.
  • Latha, C. and Sruthi. C (2020). Climate change and vector borne diseases National Webinar entitled : Microbial Disease /emergence pattern under changing climatic conditions in Livestock and Poultry- Current solutions and future perspectives

Research Papers – [International articles from 2010 onwards]


  • Latha C, Sunil B, Ajay Kumar VJ, Anu CJ and Deepa J (2014) Evaluation of various cultural enrichment methods for the detection of selected food borne bacterial pathogens, Veterinary World7(3): 172-176.
  • Latha C, Anu CJ, Sunil B, Ajay Kumar VJ and Deepa J (2014) Occurrence of S. aureus and Salmonella spp. in raw beef. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research. 5(9):1541-1544.
  • Latha, C, CJ Anu, VJ Ajaykumar, B Sunil . 2017. Prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes, Yersinia enterocolitica, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella enterica Typhimuriumin meat and meat products using multiplex PCR. Vet. Wld. 10: 927-929.
  • GowdaTanuja, KGM, C. Latha, B. Sunil and van DammeInge. (2017). Occurrence and Antibiotic susceptibility of Listeria spp. and Staphylococcus aureus in cattle slaughter houses of Kerala, South India. Food borne pathogens and Disease. 14 (10). 2293
  • C. Sethulekshmi, C. Latha and C.J. Anu. 2018. Occurrence and quantification of shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli from food matrices. Veterinary World, 11 (2): 104-11.


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