College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Public Health

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Dr. Sethulekshmi C. Dr. Sethulekshmi C.
Designation: - Associate Professor
Address: - Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy 680652
Mobile No: - 9446246966
Email ID: - sethulekshmi@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry –College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Public Health, Kerala Agricultural University
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Food safety and Quality Assurance Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University
  • On Line short term course – Epidemics-Dynamics of infectious disease by Coursera authorized by Pennsylvania state university

Area of Research

  • Zoonoses and Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Food safety
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Antimicrobial Resistance

Work Experience

  • Teaching Experience: 12years
  • Research experience: 15years
  • Principle investigator, Revolving fund project on water testing in the Department of Veterinary Public Health.
  • NSS programme Officer : 6 months
  • Campus Development Officer: one year
  • Co PI, Global Farm Project
  • Technical Manager: NABL Accredited Quality Control Laboratory


  • 2nd prize for poster presentation (Co- author) in International conference on new generation vaccine and animal disease control strategies: Roadmap for enhancement of animal and human health
  • Best poster award- Kerala Veterinary science congress-2015
  • Best article award- Indian Veterinary Association-2020
  • Best e- poster award( Co- author) Virtual International e-Conference on “livestock products and food safety: realities and imperatives for global health” organized by the Department of Livestock Products Technology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu, Thanjavur
  • 3rd Position for the E-Poster entitled “Cross-sectional survey on hygienic milk handling practices among households in Thrissur district” authored by Sruthi C. and C. Sethulekshmi organized by Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar and Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists on 4th September, 2020.
  • Best paper (Co-author) in Kerala Veterinary science congress 2020


  • Winter school on advances in microbiology, chemistry and technology of dairy functional foods and nutraceuticals for 21 days at NDRI, Karnal 2008
  • Training on Basic Molecular Biology Techniques for seven days at CV&AS, Mannuthy 2013
  • Training Programme on Laboratory Quality System Management & Internal Audit of the National Accreditation Board for Testing & Caliberation Laboratories (NABL) ISO 17025:2005 in 2014
  • Training in SPSS for three days at CV& AS, Mannuthy 2016
  • Orientation programme for 28 days at University of Calicut 2016
  • Faculty Development Programme (7 days) towards a digital era of teaching and learning- MOOC programme Organised by UGC- HRDC, University of Kerala , Thiruvananthapuram - 2020
  • 11 days online training programme on advanced diagnostic approaches: A preparation to combat new challenges to veterinary science- 2020


  • Fadheela, M. N., Sethulekshmi, C., Joseph Mathew., Latha, C. and Deepa Jolly. 2020. Activity pattern of bacteria in biodigester based on gas production and burning hour analyses. J. Food and Ani. Sci. 1 :44 – 47
  • Aneesha, K.N., Sethulekshmi, C and Latha, C.2019. Seasonal variation in physico-chemical and microbiological parameters in ground water quality of Anthikkad, Thrissur, Kerala. The Pharma Innovation J. 8(8): 217-219.
  • Manjusree T. R. Sethulekshmi. C, Latha. C, Binsy M and Gleeja, V L. 2019. Characterization and antibiogram profile of EnteroaggregativeEscherichia coliisolated from calves with diarrhoea and environmental sources in Ernakulam, Kerala. The Pharma innovation J. 8 (9). 34-38.
  • Thorat Ajay B., Sethulekshmi, C., Latha, C., Sunil, B. and Muralikrishna, P. 2018. Occurrence of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli on meat contact surfaces in retail meat outlets in Thrissur, Kerala. 16 (3) J. Indian Vet. Assoc.151-156
  • Sethulekshmi, C., Latha, C and Anu, C.,J. 2018. Occurrence and quantification of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli from food matrices. Vet. world. 104-108.
  • Vanitha, H. D., Sethulekshmi, C and Latha, C. 2018. An epidemiological investigation on occurrence of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in raw milk. Vet. world. 104-108. 1164-1171.
  • Sethulekshmi C., Latha C., Sunil, B. 2016. Occurrence of EnterohaemorrhagicE. coli in raw meatsamples in Kerala. Int. J. Adv. Res. Biol. Sci.3(1): 220–222.
  • Anju, P.,Latha, C., Sunil, B and Sethulekshmi, C. 2014. Detection of Salmonella and Yersinia spp. in uncooked retailchicken meat in Kerala by multiplex PCR. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 3(6): 1028-1034.
  • George, S., Menon.K. V., C Latha., B Sunil., Sethulekshmi, C., and Jolly, D. 2014 Isolation of Listeria specific bacteriophage from three different towns in Kerala, India. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci 3(9): 667-669
  • Booklets
  • Sethulekshmi C. 2015.Kitchen hygiene.
  • Sethulekshmi C. 2019. Water quality testing
  • Popular articles
  • Health benefits of Cheese-Food sphere. 2012. Publication of AFST (I)
  • Kurangu pani. 2021. Kerala Karshakan. Farm Information Bureau.

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