College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Public Health

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Dr. Deepthi  Vijay Dr. Deepthi Vijay
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy 680655
Mobile No: - 9847774527
Email ID: - deepthivijay@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry - Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Kerala
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Public Health, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly
  • M.Sc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health - Royal Veterinary College, London
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in One-Health, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India
  • Ph.D.(continuing), Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Guru AngadDev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana

Area of Research

  • Zoonoses and Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Food safety
  • One Health
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
Title:Assessment of prevalence of Vibrio cholera in water sources and human diarrhoeicfaecal samples from in and around Thrissur District of Kerala.
  • Outlay: 6 Lakhs
  • Funding Agency: State Plan


Work Experience

  • Teaching Experience: 5 years
  • Research experience: 7 years



  • First Rank and Gold Medal in B.V.Sc& A.H degree programme completed during 2011-2012.
  • Best oral presentation in International Conference on “Challenges and Opportunities in Animal Health at the Face of Globalization and Climate Change”, 2014, Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Specialists in Infectious Diseases.
  • Commonwealth Commission’s Distance Learning Scholarship in the year 2015 for pursuing M.Sc in ‘Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health’ offered by Royal Veterinary College, London
  • Professional Certification in Bio-risk Management of International Federation of Bio-safety Associations (Validity: 2019-2024)


  • ICAR-Summer School on ‘Applied Aspects of Statistical Modeling and Inferences in Veterinary and Animal Sciences’ at Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, GADVASU, Ludhiana (August 21- September 10, 2018)
  • 3rd Orientation Programme on “Strategic management of human resources among academia” of Academic Staff College, Mannuthy, KVASU (July 16, 2018 - August 16, 2018).
  • UK Teaching Workshop-2016 in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, and Livestock Health and Production at Royal Veterinary College, London from June 13-18th , 2016



Books / Book chapters

  • Vijay, D., Dhaka, P. and Yadav, J.P. 2017.Current Perspectives on Food safety: An Overview, In Climate Change and sustainable Food Production. 2017. Edited by Sunil, B., Irshad, A., Vasudevan, V.N and Sathu, T. Excel India Publishers, New Delhi.pp. 417-423.
  • Latha, C. and Vijay, D. 2016. Emerging zoonoses: the catastrophic storm of microbial threats, Compendium of XIV IAVPHS

Research Papers

  • Vijay, D., Dhaka, P., Vergis, J., Negi, M., Mohan, V., Kumar, M., Doijad, S., Poharkar, K., Kumar, A., Malik, S.V.S., Barbuddhe, S.B. and Rawool. D.B. 2015. Characterization and Biofilm forming ability of diarrhoeagenic Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli isolates recovered from human infants and young animals. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 38: 21-31.
  • Rawool. D.B., Vergis, J., Vijay, D., Dhaka, P., Negi, M., Kumar, M, Nair, A., Poharkar, K., Kurkure, N.V., Kumar, A., Malik, S.V.S. and Barbuddhe, S.B. 2015. Evaluation of a PCR targeting fimbrial subunit gene (fimA) for rapid and reliable detection of Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli recovered from human and animal diarrhoeal cases. J. Microbiol. Methods.110: 45–48.
  • Dhaka, P., Vijay, D., Vergis, J., Negi, M., Mohan, V., Kumar, M., Doijad, S., Poharkar, K., Kumar, A., Malik, S.V.S., Barbuddhe, S.B. and Rawool. D.B. 2016. Predominance of "atypical" Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli among human, animal, foods and associated environmental sources. Infect. Ecol. Epidemiology. 6: 31055
  • Kumar, M., Dhaka, P., Vijay, D., Vergis, J., Mohan, V., Kumar, A., Kurkure, N.V., Malik, S.V.S., Barbuddhe, S.B. and Rawool. D.B. 2016. Antimicrobial effects of Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus acidophilus against multidrug-resistant Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents. 48: 265–270.
  • Bedi, J.S., Dhaka, P., Vijay, D., Aulakh, R.S. and Gill, J.P.S. 2020. Assessment of Air Quality Changes in the Four Metropolitan Cities of India during COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown. Aerosol Air Qual Res. 20: 2062–2070

Review articles

  • Dhaka, P. and Vijay, D. 2018. Role of Bats in the Emergence of Viral Zoonoses. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 49(1): 1-9. 2.
  • Dhaka, P. and Vijay, D. and Yadav, J.P. 2018. Antimicrobial Resistance: A Dark Shadow on Public Health. . Int. Ani. Health. Journal. 5(1): 26-29.
  • Dhaka, P. and Vijay, D. 2015. Anthrax: A ‘Quiescent Lethal Bug’ with Zoonotic Potential. Int. Ani. Health. Journal. 2(3):48-54
  • Yadav, J.P., Dhaka, P., Vijay, D., MR, G., Dhanze, H. and Kumar, A. 2015. Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Present Scenario, Prevention and Control. J. Foodborne and Zoonotic Diseases. 3(3): 27-33.
  • Vergis, J., Das, D.P., Suryawanshi, R.D., Negi, M., Dhaka, P., Vijay, D., Mohan, V., Nair, A., Malik, S.V.S., Barbuddhe, S.B. and Rawool, D.B. 2014. One Health Approach: Veterinary Perspectives in Global and Indian Context. Adv. Ani and Vet. Sciences, 2(4S): 11-16.

Popular articles

  • Yadav, J.P., Dhaka, P. and Vijay, D. Management of Lactose Intolerance in Milk Consumers. 2017. Indian Dairyman.76-80.
  • Kharb, R., Dhaka, P. Yadav, J.P., and Vijay, D. A comprehensive insight on food and nutrients . 2017. Food Marketing & Technology,
  • Apoorva, Dhaka, P. and Vijay, D. 2017. Listeriosis: A Grim Reality for the Food Industry. Food Safety.

Other valuable publications



  • Vijay, D., Dhaka, P., Bedi, J.S. and Aulakh, R.S. Veterinary Vaccines: A Silver Bullet for Animal Health in Low-and-Middle Income Countries. Online published by International Veterinary Vaccinology Network on 26 Jun 2019 (Access at: https://www.intvetvaccnet.co.uk/veterinary-vaccines-a-silver-bullet-foranimal-health-in-low-and-middle-income-countries)


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