College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Pookode


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Parasitology

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Dr. Deepa  C. K Dr. Deepa C. K
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Assistant Professor,Department of Veterinary Parasitology College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Kerala Veterinary And Animal Sciences University, Lakkidi, P.O., Wayanad District-673576 Kerala, India
Mobile No: - 9495928947
Email ID: - deepack@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

Exam Passed




Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University


M. V. Sc

Kerala Agricultural University



Kerala Agricultural University


Area of Research

Tick born diseases of dogs

Zoonotic Parasites

Work Experience

Veterinary Surgeon (22-08-2005 to 4-5-2010)

Assistant Professor (5-05-2010 till date)


  1. Dr N.P. Panicker Memorial Endowment award of K A U for excellence in academics.
  2. Mrs. Saraswathi Anandan Award (2022) for the best Ph.D. Thesis by Indian Association of Advancement in Veterinary Parasitology


  1. Orientation programme in Academic staff College, Calicut University from 02-03- 2012 to 29-03- 2012.
  2. XVI National training programme for 21 days on “Biotechnological Applications in Veterinary Parasitology” sponsored by ICAR and conducted by Centre of advanced faculty training in Veterinary parasitology, Veterinary college, Hebbal, Bangalore from 19th November to 09th December 2012.
  3. Refresher Course in Life Sciences (14 day training) organized by UGC- Human Resource Development Centre Calicut University from 18-10-19 to 31-10-19
  4. Faculty Development Programme on Quality Science Education in India in the 21 st century jointly organized by Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning centre under (PMMMNMITT) of Ministry of Education and Christ College Inrinjalakuda from 3 rd November, 2020 to 9 th November, 2020 (online)
  5. Attended 14 days training on Web based training on Current concepts in Biomethodology and phytopharmacology conducted by Academic Staff College KVASU 20-11-2020 to 03-12-2020


  1. Deepa, C. K. and Devada K. 2011. Invitrodetection of Benzimidazole resistance in Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Goats . Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 42: 73-75.
  2. Mathew, D. P., Priya, M. N., Deepa, C. K., Syamala, K., Ajithkumar, K. G and Ravindran, R. 2012. Oxyspirura mansoni in backyard poultry of Kerala .Journal of Indian Veterinary association. 1: 43- 44.

  3. Jyothimol, G., Syamala, K., Priya, M. N., Deepa, C. K., Ajithkumar, K. G.,  George, A. J. and Ravindran, R. 2012. A report on the occurrence of Hymenolepis anatina in ducks under backyard system. Journal of Indian Veterinary association.3:57-58.

  4. Aparna, M, Vimalkumar,M B, Varghese, S, Senthilvel, K, Ajithkumar, K. G, Raji, K.Syamala, K., Priya, M .N., Deepa, C. K., Jyothimol, G., Juliet, S., Chandrasekhar, L. and Ravindran R. 2013. Phylogenetic analysis of bovine Theileria spp. Isolated in south India. Tropical biomedicine.2: 280- 290.

  5. Nimisha, M., Devassy, J.K., Pradeep, R.K., Pakideery, V., Sruthi, M.K., Pious, A., Kurbet, P.S., Amrutha, B.M., Chandrasekhar, L., Deepa, C.K. and Ajith Kumar, K.G., Varghese A, Juliet, S., Dinesh C.N., Nair S.N., Chandy, G., Ghosh, S. and Ravindran R.2019. Ticks and accompanying pathogens of domestic and wild animals of Kerala, South India. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 79: 1-19.

  6. Pradeep, R.K., Nimisha,M., Pakideery,V., Johns, J., Chandy,G., Nair,S., Chandrasekhar, L., Ajithkumar, K.G., Deepa, C.K., Varghese, A. and  Ravindran, R. 2019. Whether Dirofilaria repens parasites from South India belong to zoonotic Candidatus Dirofilaria hongkongensis (Dirofilaria sp. hongkongensis)? Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 67:121–125.

  7. Pradeep, R.K., Nimisha, M., Sruthi, M. K.,Pakideery, V., Amrutha, B.M., Kurbet, P.S., Kumar, K.G.A.,Varghese, A., Deepa, C.K., Dinesh, C.N.,  Chandrasekhar, L., Juliet, S.,  Pradeepkumar, P.R., Ravishankar, C.,  Ghosh, S. and  Ravindran, R. 2019. Molecular characterization of South Indian field isolates of bovine Babesia spp. and Anaplasma spp. Parasitology Research. 118:617–630.

  8. Malangmei, L., Ajith Kumar, K.G., Nandini, A., Bora, C.A.F., Varghese, A., Amrutha, B.M., Kurbet, P.S., Pradeep, R.K., Nimisha, M., Deepa, C.K. John, L. and Ravindran, R. 2020. Molecular Characterisation of Haemoparasites and Haemoplasmas Infecting Domestic Cats of southern India. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 7:  1178p. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.597598

  9. Nandini, A., Varghese, A., Bora, C. A. F., Deepa, C. K., Malangmei, L., Raina, O. K., Verma, M. R., Kumar, K. G. A., John, L., Asaf, M., Kumar, G. S., Hembram, P.K., Ravindran, R. 2021. Prevalence of anti‑Toxocara canis antibodies in dogs detected with recombinant Cathepsin L‑1 and TES‑26 antigens in three states of India. Acta Parasitologica. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11686-021-00464-7

  10. Bora, C. A. F., Varghese, A., Deepa, C. K., Nandini, A.,  Malangmei, L., Kumar, K. G. A.,  Raina, O. K., John, L., Prasanna, P., Asaf, M., Kumar, G. S., Hembram, P.K.,Vergis, J., Juliet, S. and  Ravindran, R. 2021. Sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the thrombospondin-related adhesive protein gene of Babesia gibsoni isolates in dogs in South India. Parasitology International, 86(2022) 102 477 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2021.102477

  11. Hembram, P.K., Kumar, G. S.,Kumar, K. G. A.,Deepa, C. K.,Varghese, A., Bora, C. A. F., Nandini, A., Malangmei, L., Kurbet, P.S., Dinesh, C.N., Juliet, S., Ghosh, S. And Ravindran, R. 2022.  Molecular detection of pathogens in the ova and unfed larvae of Rhipicephalus annulatus and Haemaphysalis bispinosa ticks infesting domestic cattle of south India. Acta Tropica .  235,  106656  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106656

  12. Amrutha, B.M., Kumar, K.G.A., Kurbet, P.S., Varghese, A., Deepa, C.K., Pradeep, R.K., Nimisha, M., Asaf, M., Juliet, S., Ravindran, R. and Ghosh, S., 2023. Morphological and molecular characterization of Rhipicephalus microplus and Rhipicephalus annulatus from selected states of southern India. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 14(2), 102086. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2022.102086

  13. Deepa, C.K., Varghese, A., Bora, C.A.F., Kumar, K.G.A., John, L., Asaf, M., Chulliparambil, S. and Ravindran, R., 2023. Phylogenetic analysis of Babesia gibsoni isolates of south India using apical membrane antigen, 50 kDa surface antigen, and 70 kDa heat shock protein genes. Experimental Parasitology, p.108461. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2023.108461

  14.     Deepa, C.K., Varghese, A., Kumar, K.G.A., Nandini, A., Kumar, G.S., Hembram, P.K., Dinesh, C.N., Juliet, S., Vergis, J., Sindhu, O.K. and Ravindran, R., 2023. Evaluation of recombinant Babesia gibsoni thrombospondin-related adhesive protein (BgTRAP) for the sero-diagnosis of canine babesiosis. Experimental Parasitology, 254, 108621. 10.1016/j.exppara.2023.108621


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