College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Pookode


DEPARTMENT: Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics

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Dr G Radhika Dr G Radhika
Designation: - Associate Professor & Head
Address: - CASAGB, Mannuthy
Mobile No: - 9446162608
Email ID: - radhikag@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

B.V.Sc. & AH

M.V.Sc.in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Area of Research

  • Diversity Analysis using microsatellite markers
  • Animal Breeding with special interest in improvement of milk yield and composition
  • Goat Breeding, prolificacy related gene study in goats, ddRAD sequencing

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Breeding Genetics and Biostatistics, CVAS, Mannuthy and CASAGB, Mannuthy (Sept 2008 – Continuing)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Breeding Genetics and Biostatistics, CVAS, Pookode (Dec 2004 – Sept 2008)


  1. Paniker Memorial Award for highest OGPA among M.V.Sc students, 1997
  2. Certificate of Appreciation for securing External funded projects for the period from 2006 to 2010
  3. Best teacher award for 2014, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy
  1. Dr G Nirmalan memorial award for best research article for the year 2016 (published in 2015)
  2. Acheiver award 2018 – for acquiring external aided project from KSCSTE


  1. National Training Programme on Animal Breeding Technologies for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, NDRI, Karnal for 21 days.
  2. Refresher course on Bioinformatics at UGC – ASC, University of Kerala for 21 days.
  3. Orientation training at Academic staff College, University of Kerala for 28 days.
  4. Training on Computational aspect for NGS data Analysis, 4th to 13th March, 2014 at Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat
  5. ICAR Winter School on Bioinformatics and its emerging dimensions in agriculture, Bioinformatics Centre (DIC), Kerala Agricultural University, 12th Jan to 1st Feb 2015
  6. ICAR sponsored training on “Recent models and methods for analysis of farm animal data for devising suitable breeding and management strategy” from 11-20 July, 2016 at Animal Genetics & Breeding Division, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, Rajasthan


Radhika, G., Ajithkumar, S., Rani,A., Sathian,C.T., Anilkumar,K., Usha,a.P. and Dinesh,C.N. (2012) A study on milk yield and composition of crossbred cows in the hilly Wayanad district of Kerala, India.Indian J. Anim. Sci. 82 (10):1251-1254.

Radhika, G., Raghavan, K.C., Aravindakshan, T.V. and Thirupathy, V. 2015. Genetic diversity and population structure analysis of native and crossbred goat genetic groups of Kerala, India. Small Rumin. Res. 131 : 51-57 .

Radhika G, Raghavan K C and Aravindakshan T V . 2016. Polymorphism of exon 2 and 3 of Growth Hormone gene and presence of a rare genotype in native goat breed of Kerala. Small Rumin. Res. 145 : 81-84

Karthikeyan A., Radhika G., Aravindhakshan T.V. and Anilkumar K. 2016. Expression Profiling of Innate Immune Genes in Milk Somatic Cells During Subclinical Mastitis in Crossbred Dairy Cows, Anim. Biotechnol., 27(4): 303-309

Thomas Naicy, R. Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy, T.V.Aravindakshan, G.Radhika, K.C. Raghavan, M. Mini, K. Shyama. 2016 Nerve Growth Factor gene ovarian expression, polymorphism identification and association with litter size in goats. Theriogenology, 86 ( 9) : 2172-2178.

Radhika G., Aravindakshan T.V., Jinty S and Ramya K. 2017. Evaluation of Genetic Diversity, Population Structure, and Relationship Between Legendary Vechur Cattle and Crossbred Cattle of Kerala State, India. Anim. Biotechnol. 29 (1) : 50-58

Radhika,G., Raghavan, K.C., Mercey, K.A., Sunanda, C. and Rojan, P.M. 2018. Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Goat Genetic Groups of Kerala, India using Morphobiometric Markers. Indian J. Anim. Res. 52(3) : 331-336


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