Designation and address
Assistant Professor and Head,
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Namakkal

M.V.Sc (Animal Husbandry Extension)
Ph.D (Veterinary Extension)

T : 04286-266345
: +91-9790885431
E: akila[dot]n[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Veterinary Extension
Specializing field : Dairy Extension; Training Methodology
Current Projects
  • NABARD sponsored project on "Integrated Dairy Farming, Fodder Development & Clean Milk Production for sustainable livelihood of JLG farmers in Karur District" with budget outlay of Rs.4 lakhs.
  • National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project
  • Establishment of Community Radio Station at KVK, Namakkal
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
"Sheep farming towards sustainable livelihood – An analysis (ICAR sponsored Research Scheme ) Co-Principal investigator Rs.9.96 lakhs ICAR
Genetic Upgradation of Cattle and Buffaloes in Tamil Nadu: Adoption of Oestrus synchronization Technique to improve the productive and reproductive potential Analysing the livestock rearing pattern in Karur district – Co-PI Co-Principal investigator Rs.1.5 lakhs NADP
Economic empowerment and employment of rural women through technology based dairy farming Co-PI Rs.3.57 Lakhs NABARD
Dairy Integration programme for sustainable livelihood of TNPL adopted village farmers PI Rs.2.05Lakhs TNPL
Establishment of Korangadu Pasture land in Karur District PI Rs.3.10Lakhs TANUVAS
National Livestock Mission project in on Farmers Field School (FFS) PI RS.7.20Lakhs GOI
Recent Research Publications
  1. Akila. N, Senthilvel. K. 2012. Training needs of farmers in draught animal management. Indian Journal of Animal Research: 46(3):280-283
  2. Akila. N, Senthilvel. K. 2012. Productivity performance of Kangayam cattle. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences: 82(11):1440-1441.
  3. Akila, N., Uma, V. Narmatha, N. Sakthivel. 2013. Content Analysis of Kalnadai kathir. Indian Research Journal of Ext. Education: 13(3): 87-91.
  4. Akila. N, Senthilvel. K. 2014. Productive and reproductive performance of buffaloes. Indian Veterinary Journal: 91(3) 91-92
  5. Akila. N. 2014. Management and Marketing pattern of Mecheri sheep in Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Small ruminants:20(2) 161-164
  6. Akila. N, Senthilvel. K, Bharathy.N. 2015. Adoption of dairy farming technologies by rural women : Role and Constraints. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education. Oct –15(4) 111-113
Honours & Awards
  • Received the Prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award from ICAR for the Ph.D. Research work on Utilization pattern of draught animals by the farmers of different Agro-climatic zones of Tamil Nadu.