Designation and address
Professor and Head,
Mecheri Sheep Research Station,
Pottaneri-636 453, Salem District.

M.V.Sc. (Livestock Production and Management)
Ph.D. (Livestock Production and Management)

T : +91-4298-262023
M : +91-9443517695
E : muralidharan[dot]j[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Livestock Production and Management
Specializing field : Small Ruminant Production
Current Projects
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
GOI-NPBB Project on “Establishment of in-situ conservation centre for Bargur cattle” Principal investigator 516.5 lakhs GOI-NPBB
NADP Scheme on Establishing Nucleus Jersey Crossbred Bull-Mother Farm: Production of Superior Crossbred Bulls for Sustainable Milk Production under Rural Conditions Co- Investigator 230 lakhs NADP
ICAR Ad-hoc scheme on "Effect of neem (Azadirachta indica) feeding on the productive and reproductive performance of Tellicherry goats" Co-Principal investigator 8.06 lakhs ICAR
Recent Research Publications
  1. Muralidharan, J Thiruvenkadan, A.K. and Ramesh Saravanakumar, V., 2016. Effect of concentrate and urea molasses mineral block (UMMB) supplementation on the growth and feed consumption of Mecheri lambs under intensive rearing. Indian Journal of Animal Research, 50(3) : 382-386
  2. Muralidharan, J., Jayachadran, S., Thiruvenkadan, A.K., Anandha Prakash Singh, D. and Sivakumar, K., 2015. Effect of concentrate and urea molasses mineral block supplementation on the blood biochemistry of off season Mecheri lambs. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 49(3) : 409-412.
  3. Govindaraj, K, Muralidharan, J, Kannan, D, Ramesh Saravana Kumar, V and Sivakumar, K, 2016. Effectiveness of Windrow Composting and Disinfection for Broiler Litter Reuse. Indian Veterinary Journal, 93 (09) : 16 - 19
Honours & Awards
  • Awarded Animal Breed Registration certificate for registration of Salem Black goat with NBAGR on 10.01.2018
  • R.D.Michael Gold medal for securing highest OGPA in the discipline of Livestock Production and Management by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-51, Tamil Nadu, India.