Designation and address
Professor and Head,
Sheep Breeding Research Station,
Sandynallah, The Nilgiris 643 237

M.V.Sc. (Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Ph.D. (Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics)

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Specializing field : Reproduction in small ruminants, Andrology
Current Projects
  • ICAR Scheme on "Empowerment of tribal youth in conservation of Toda buffaloes - for the Toda and by the Toda approach" - Principal Investigator
  • Conservation of threatened breeds of Livestock - Nilagiri sheep - Co-Principal Investigator
  • Government of India, Central sector Scheme on BIOTECH CENTRE FOR FECUNDITY GENES as Co-Principal Investigator
  • ICAR sub project - Veterinary type culture- Tribal sub-plan . 2012-13 as Co-Principal Investigator
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the Project Fund outlay Funding agency
Embryo Transfer in Toda Buffaloes Principal Investigator Rs. 4.56 lakhs SAG (NDDB) - DPT
Part II scheme  on “Empowerment of women and women self help groups” Co-Principal Investigator Rs. 20.50 lakhs Government of Tamil Nadu
ICAR sub project - Veterinary    type culture-  Tribal sub-plan Co-Principal Investigator Rs  5.20 lakhs ICAR
Recent Research Publications
  • R. Anil Kumar, A.K. Thiruvenkadan and M. Iyue, 2009. Influence of feeding regimes from lambhood on productive and reproductive performance of Sandyno ewes. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 79(5):511-513.
  • D.V.Patel, R.Anil Kumar, M.Iyue and R.Kasiraj. 2009 Ultrasonographic biometry of the ovary and its responses during superovulation in Toda buffaloes. Buffalo Bulletin 28 (2): 67-72.
  • R.Anil Kumar, M.Iyue and R. Venkataramanan, 2009. Growth and hatch performance of geese in hilly terrain of Nilgiris. In the Proceedings of the IV Waterfowl Conference held at Thrissur, Kerala from 11th to 13th November, 2009.
  • R.Anil Kumar, C. Chandrahasan, M.Iyue, M.Selvaraju and A.Palanisamy. Reproductive and Economic Efficiency in Nilagiri and Sandyno ewes treated with PMSG. 2010. Livestock Research for Rural Development. 22(2):40.
  • Sreekumar, C., Kirubakaran, Venkataramanan, R., Selvan, P., Anil Kumar, R. and Iyue, M. (2010). Spontaneous primary intrathoracic, extrapulmonary hydatid cyst in a broiler rabbit. Helminthologia. 2010, 47(3):193-195.
  • R. Venkataramanan,C. Sreekumar, R. Anil Kumar P. Selvaraj M. Vidhya and M. Iyue. 2010. Effect of jaggery on the quality and intake levels of maize silage. Tropical Animal Health Production. DOI 10.1007/s11250-009-9519-0.
Honours & Awards
  • Best Paper award for paper "Gonadotrophic hormone concentration and litter size in ewes immunized against androstenedione" in the scientific sessions of 'National Seminar on Sheep and Goat Production' held at SBRS, Sandynallah on 28th and 29th December 2011.