College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Livestock Products Technology

Faculty & Staff

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Dr.Vasudevan V.N. Dr.Vasudevan V.N.
Designation: - Associate Professor & Head
Address: - Department of Live stock Production Technology College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Mannuthy, Kerala- 680651
Mobile No: - 9447382558
Email ID: - vasudevan@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications


Name of Institution

Specialization if any

Marks obtained


B.V.Sc &A.H


College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur

Kerala State, INDIA

Veterinary Science                              and

Animal Husbandry





Madras Veterinary College, Chennai,

Tamil Nadu-INDIA

Meat Science and Technology




Ph D

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur

Kerala State, INDIA

Development and characterization of bioscaffolds



Area of Research

Externally aided projects of the Principal Investigator

  1. Principal investigator

“Development of biomass briquettes using slaughterhouse waste”

Funding Agency: Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA)

Total Outlay: 10.82 lakhs

Project Duration: 2018-19 (one year)

Status of the project: Ongoing

  1. Co-Principal Investigator

“Development of affordable biodegradable dermal substitutes and further utilization of these as dermal scaffolds in creating tissue engineered skin”.

Funding agency: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, GoI

Total outlay: Rs. 152.93 lakhs

Collaborating Institution: Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur

Project Duration: 2012-2016

Status of the project: Completed


Work Experience




Duties assigned

June 2008 till date

Assistant Professor

Dept of Livestock Products Technology

(Meat Technology Unit)

College of Veterinary& Animal Sciences,

Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA

Teaching, research, Pg and PhD guidance and extension activities

Jan 2002 to June 2008

Veterinary Officer

Department of Animal Husbandry

Kerala State


Animal breeding

Health management

Disease control

Public health extension activities





  1. Dr. M. Chenna Reddy award for the best student in the discipline of Meat Science and Technology at Madras Veterinary College, Chennai,  2000
  2. Appreciation for the technology developed for Restructured Buffalo Meat by TANUVAS in 2006
  3. Best Oral Presentation award at the 7th Conference of Indian Meat Science Association, Ludhiana, November, 2016.
  4. Best oral presentation, 9th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress, Cochin, November 2017.
  5. Best Veterinarian Award, Indian Veterinary Association, Veterinary College Unit, 2017.


Recent Publications

Padmanaban, V. C., Selvaraju, N., Vasudevan, V. N. and Anant Achary, 2018. Radiolytic degradation of reactive textile dyes by ionizing high energy (γ-Co60) radiation: Artificial neural network modelling Desalination and water treatment 131. DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2018.23039VAV

Vasudevan V.N., Kuttinaryanan P. Sathu, T. Irshad, A. and Prajwal S. 2017. Influence of fore leg angle on the pre-slaughter stress and pork quality of cross-bred Large White Yorkshire.  J. Meat Sci., 2017, 12 (2): 63 - 65

Prajwal, S., Vasudevan, V.N., Irshad. A., Sathu, T., Gunasekaran, P. Kuleswan Pame and Poobal, P. 2017. Prediction of sensory tenderness of beef muscles having different collagen characteristics using Warner-Bratzler shear force. Int. J. Env. Sci. Technol. 6(2): 1123-1133.


Prajwal, S., Vasudevan, V.N., Sathu, T., Irshad, A., and Sunanda, C. 2017. Characterization of Buffalo Meat Using Principal Component Analysis. Int. J. Livestock Res. 7(7): 251-260.

Prajwal, S., Vasudevan, V.N., Sathu, T., Irshad, A., Nayan Kumar S.R. and Kuleswan Pame. 2017. Antibiotic residues in food animals: Causes and health effects. The Pharma Innovation. 6(12): 1-4.

Pame, K., Sathu, T., Vasudevan, V. N., Prajwal, S., and Gunasekaran, P. 2017. A Study on the Effect of Physico-Chemical Characteristics, Palatability and Storage Quality of Kibbles Incorporated with Slaughter House By-products for Canines. Int. J. Livestock Res. 7(8), 228-237.

Kuleswan Pame. Sathu, T, Vasudevan, V.N., Prajwal, S. and Gunasekaran, P. 2017. The effects of baking process and inclusion of processed animal byproducts on pet kibbles nutrition, palatability and texture characteristics. Ind. Vet. J., March 2018, 95 (03): 26 – 30

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