MEENAKSHI SUNDARAM, S.

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

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

Contact
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
1.  
Implementation of precision training system in Tamilnadu NADP 2009-10 Rs. 1.38 Crores
2.
Artificial insemination of cattle and deworming in livestock Rastriya San vikas yojana, RSVY, Sivagangai 2007-09 Rs. 51.37 lakhs
3.
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
4
Skill Upgradation hands on training to water shed beneficiaries of sivagangai district  DRDA / DPAP, Sivagangai  2008 Rs. 1.51Lakhs
5
Dairy Animal Management and Milch Animal Breeding 2008 NADP, Through AAVIN, Karaikudi,    2008-09 Rs. 1.21Lakhs
6
Exposure visit and crop demonstration ATMA, Sivagangai 2009 Rs. 0.38Lakhs
7
Improving rural livelihood through backyard poultry NABARD, Sivagangai 2009 Rs. 0.37 Lakhs
8
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
1.  
Genetic upgradation of cattle and buffaloes in Tamilnadu: Adoption of Estrus Synchronization technique to improve Productive and Reproductive Potential   NADP- RKVY    
2009-10
Rs.2.0 Crores
2
Validating the research on mineral map of tamilnadu NADP   2009-10 Rs.20.72 lakh
3
Experimental Agromet Advisory Services Scheme
Ministry of Earth Sciences,
Govt. of India
01.04.2005
to 30.11.2006
  Rs. 3.5 lakhs  
4
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
5
Pilot project on Technology assessment and refinement through institution village linkage programme (TAR – IVLP) KVK & LRS Kattupakkam
NATP (ICAR)
   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)