Designation and address
Professor and Head,
Livestock Farm Complex, TANUVAS, Chennai-600051

M.V.Sc. (Livestock Production and Management)
Ph.D. (Livestock Production and Management)
Dip. LTFM (Livestock Technology and Farm Management, Israel)

T +91-44-25551571
M +91-9444739475
E meenakshisundaram[dot]s[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Livestock Production and Management
Specializing field : Small Ruminant Production
Current Projects
  • Nil
Completed Projects
  S.No   Title Funding Agency Duration Amount
As Principal Investigator
Implementation of precision training system in Tamilnadu NADP 2009-10 Rs. 1.38 Crores
Artificial insemination of cattle and deworming in livestock Rastriya San vikas yojana, RSVY, Sivagangai 2007-09 Rs. 51.37 lakhs
Establishment of high density landuse model suited to dry land , semi-arid  agro ecosystems State Land use Board
SLUB, Tamilnadu Government
2009-10 Rs. 4 Lakhs
Skill Upgradation hands on training to water shed beneficiaries of sivagangai district  DRDA / DPAP, Sivagangai  2008 Rs. 1.51Lakhs
Dairy Animal Management and Milch Animal Breeding 2008 NADP, Through AAVIN, Karaikudi,    2008-09 Rs. 1.21Lakhs
Exposure visit and crop demonstration ATMA, Sivagangai 2009 Rs. 0.38Lakhs
Improving rural livelihood through backyard poultry NABARD, Sivagangai 2009 Rs. 0.37 Lakhs
Development of goat under intensive system Tamilnadu Government
Part II scheme
21.06.2000 to 05.09.2001  Rs.0.50Lakhs
As Co-Principal Investigator
Genetic upgradation of cattle and buffaloes in Tamilnadu: Adoption of Estrus Synchronization technique to improve Productive and Reproductive Potential   NADP- RKVY    
Rs.2.0 Crores
Validating the research on mineral map of tamilnadu NADP   2009-10 Rs.20.72 lakh
Experimental Agromet Advisory Services Scheme
Ministry of Earth Sciences,
Govt. of India
to 30.11.2006
  Rs. 3.5 lakhs  
Establishment of Boer Goat research Unit at livestock research station, kattupakkam Tamilnadu Government
Part II scheme
21.06.2000  to 05.09.2001 Rs. 3.07 Lakhs
Pilot project on Technology assessment and refinement through institution village linkage programme (TAR – IVLP) KVK & LRS Kattupakkam
   09.06.98  to 05.09.2001 Rs. 3.00 lakhs
6 Potential of Fodder cultivation as a means of carbon capture Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New-Delhi. 24.02.2011 to 31.03.2015 Rs. 56.64 Lakhs
8 Characterization of Rajapalayam and Kanni breed of Hound dogs in Tamil Nadu TANUVAS Corpus Fund 31.03.2013 to 31.03.2015 Rs.2,07,500/-
Recent Research Publications
  1. .Studies on growth performance of the goats fed hydro phonic maize fodder T.Muthuramalingam,P.TensinghGnanaraj,Thanga.Thamilvanan,L.Radhakrishnan, S.Meenakshi Sundaram and P.Pothiappan Indian Vet. Journal Apr 2015, 92(4) : 94-96
  2. Effect of Garlic (Allium Sativum)supplementation on the blood profile of Jersey cross-bred calves N. Balamurugan, S. Meenakshi Sundaram,T. Sivakumar and J. S. I. Rajkumar Ind. J. Vet. & Anim. Sci. Res 43(4)303-309,July-August 2014
  3. Assessment of microbial pollutanta inside livestock sheds in and organized farm D.Divyalakshmi,N.Kumaravelu,B.Samuel Masilamoni Ronald and S.Meenakshi SundaramInd. J. Vet. & Anim. Sci. Res 44(5)322-325,September-October 2015
  4. Influence of manure treatment techniques on fodder yield and carbon sequestration potential of fodder maize (ZEA MAYS L.). A.Thennarasu, T. Sivakumar, S.M.Sundaram, V.M.Sankaran, K.Viwanathan, ,T. T .Vanan and J.S.I .Rajkumar,CLANCE 2014 Global Animal Nutrition Conference,Apr20-22, 2014.
  5. Carbon Sequestration Potential of Fodder Maize (Zea Mays L.) influenced by Manure treatment techniques. A.Thennarasu , T.Sivakumar, S.Meenakshi Sundaram, V.M.Sankaran and Thanga. Thamil Vanan. International conference on Food, Agriculture and Biology (FAB-2014) June 11-12,2014 Kuala Lumpur,pp: 44-49
  6. Effect of Manuare Treatment on the Nitrogen Content of Farmyard Manure in an Organic Dairy Farm. A. Thennarasu; T. Sivakumar; S. Meenakshi Sundaram; V.M. Sankaran; K.Viswanathan; Thanga.Thamil Vanan and S.S.Pandian. Indian Veterinary Journal 92(6) 50-52,2015
Honours & Awards

University :

  • TANUVAS Merit Scholarship for pursuing M.V.Sc.,
  • TANUVAS Tamil Peravai Award-2006-2007

State :

  • Best Tamil Science Writer Award-2008

National :

  • Senior Research Fellowship (ICAR)
  • Best Oral Presentation Award in the National Seminar on Prospects and Challenges in Small Ruminants Production in India (2014)
  • National Fellow of Indian society for Animal Production and Management (2016)