College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Pookode


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Public Health

Faculty & Staff

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Mobile No: - +91-9446355683
Email ID: - jess@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

M.V.Sc., Ph.D.

Area of Research

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Molecular Epidemiology of Zoonotic diseases
  • One Health

Work Experience

Assistant Professor: 09/03/2015  onwards


  • Department of Science & Technology, INSPIRE fellowship
  • ICAR- SRF and ICAR- JRF fellowships
  • Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award-Endowment Gold Medal for B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • Best Oral Presentations in scientific sessions: 03
  • Best Poster Awards in conferences: 04



  • Application of reverse genetics and transcription profiling in molecular pathogenesis of viral diseases with special reference to avian viruses (21 days ICAR- sponsored Winter School organised by Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS from 28.11.2018 to 18.12.2018)


  • Vergis J., Pathak, R., Kumar M., Sunitha, R., Malik S.V.S. and Barbuddhe S.B. and Rawool D.B. (2018). A comparative study for detection of Extended Spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production by Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) strains using double disc, nitrocefin and PCR assays. J. Microbiol. Methods. 151: 57-61.
  • Sahu, R., Kale, S.B., Vergis J., Dhaka, P., Kumar, M., Choudhary, M., Jain, L., Choudhary, B.K., Rawool, D.B., Chaudhari, S.P. and Kurkure, N.V. (2018). Apparent prevalence and risk factors associated with occurrence of Coxiella burnetii infection in goats and humans in Chhattisgarh and Odisha, India. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 60: 46-51.
  • Sunitha R., Sahoo S.C., Pathak R., Kumar M., Vergis J., Malik S.V.S. and Barbuddhe S.B. and Rawool D.B. (2018). Virulence potential, biofilm formation and antibiotic susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from cattle housed in a particular gaushala (cattle shelter) and organized farm. Foodborne Path. Dis. (Accepted). 
  • Suryawanshi, R.D., Malik, S.V.S., Jayarao, B., Chaudhari, S.P., Savage, E., Vergis J., Kurkure, N.V., Barbuddhe, S.B. and Rawool, D.B. (2017). Comparative diagnostic efficacy of recombinant LLO and PI- PLC-based ELISAs for detection of listeriosis in animals. J. Microbiol. Methods. 137: 40-45.
  • Dhaka, P., Malik, S.V.S., Yadav, J.P., Kumar, M., Vergis J., Sahu, R., John, L., Barbuddhe, S.B. and Rawool, D.B. (2017). Seroscreening of lactating cattle for Coxiellosis by Trans-PCR and commercial ELISA in Kerala, India.  J. Experiment. Biol. Agri. Sci., 5(3): 377-383.
  • Mohan V., Nair A., Kumar M., Dhaka P., Vergis J., Rawool D.B., Malik S.V.S. (2017). Seropositivity of goats for Coxiellosis in Bareilly region of U.P., India. Adv.Anim. Vet. Sci. 5(5): 226-228.
  • Kumar, M., Dhaka, P., Vijay, D., Vergis J., Mohan, V., Kumar, A., Kurkure, N.V., Barbuddhe, S.B., Malik, S.V.S. and Rawool, D.B. (2016). Antimicrobial effects of Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus acidophilus against multi-drug resistant Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents. 48: 265-270.
  • Dhaka, P., Vijay, D., Vergis J., Negi, M., Kumar, M., Mohan, V., Doijad, S., Poharkar, K.V., Malik, S.V.S., Barbuddhe, S.B. and Rawool, D.B. (2016). Genetic diversity and antibiogram profile of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli pathotypes isolated from human, animal, foods and associated environmental sources. Infect. Ecol. Epidemiol. 6: 31055.
  • Rawool D.B., Vergis J., Vijay D., Dhaka P., Negi M., Kumar M., 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.
  • Negi, M., Vergis J., Vijay, D., Dhaka, P., Malik, S.V.S., Kumar, A., Poharkar, K.V., Doijad, S.P., Barbuddhe, S.B., Ramteke, P.W. and Rawool, D.B. (2015). Genetic diversity, virulence potential and antimicrobial susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes recovered from different sources in India. Pathog. Dis. 73(9), ftv093.
  • 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.
  • Negi M., Rawool D.B., Vergis J., Dhaka P., Vijay D., Mohan V., Malik S.V.S., Kumar A., Barbuddhe S.B. and  Ramteke P.W. (2014). Isolation and identification of pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes from diarrhoeal cases in human infants and young animals. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2(5): 5-10.
  • Suryawanshi R.D., Jayarao B., Barbuddhe S.B., Chaudhari S.P., Rawool D.B., Mohan V., Vergis J.,  Negi M., Malik S.V.S. (2014). Seropositivity of field veterinarians for listeric infection by indirect ELISAs employing recombinant and wild-type listeriolysin O. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2(5): 17-21.
  • Vergis J., Negi M., Poharkar K., Das D.P., Malik S.V.S., Kumar A., Doijad S.P., Barbuddhe S.B. and Rawool D.B. (2013). 16S rRNA PCR followed by Restriction Endonuclease digestion: A rapid approach for genus level identification of important enteric bacterial pathogens. J. Microbiol. Methods. 95: 353-356.
  • Malik S.V.S., Das D.P., Rawool D.B., Kumar A., Suryawanshi R.D., Negi M., Vergis J., Doijad S., and Barbuddhe S.B. (2013). Screening of foods of animal origin for Coxiella burnetii in India. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 1 (4): 107-110.


  • Mathews E.B., Sunil B., Prejit N., Sunanda C., Vinod V.K., Vergis J., Asha K. and Sunitha R. (2018). Occurrence and antibiotic susceptibility testing of V. cholerae from Muttil panchayat, Kerala, India. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. 88(2): 673-678.
  • Sunitha R., Prejit, Vinod V.K., Sunil B., Asha K., Vergis J. and Mathews E.B. (2017). Occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. in seafood collected from Wayanad, Kerala. J. Immunol. Immunopathol. 19(2): 97-106.
  • Nair, A., Balasaravanan, T., Malik, S.S., Mohan, V., Kumar, M., Vergis, J. and Rawool, D.B. (2015). Isolation and identification of Salmonella from diarrhoeagenic infants and young animals, sewage waste and fresh vegetables. Vet. World. 8(5): 669-673.
  • Sumitra T.G., Chaturvedi V. K., Gupta P. K., Sunita S. C., Siju S. J., Susan C. and  Vergis J. (2014). Multiplex Polymerase chain reaction assay for the specific detection of the organism causing anthrax. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. 85(1): 263-269.


  • Vergis J., Das D.P., Suryawanshi R.D., Mamta N., Pankaj D., Deepthi V., 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 Anim Vet Sci. 2(4): 11-16.


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