Designation and address
Professor and Head,
Department of Livestock Production and Management,
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli – 627 358.

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

T : +91-462-2336344 / 2336345
M: +91-9443544351
E : rameshsaravanakumar[dot]v[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in
Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Livestock Farming
Specializing field : Livestock and Poultry Waste management
Current Projects
  • Principal Investigator for IAEA scheme "Optimizing soil, water and nutrient use efficiency in integrated crop-livestock production system"
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Establishment of model buffalo farm of Department of Livestock Production and Management Principal investigator Rs.11.04 lakhs Government of Tamil Nadu
A Survey on the influence of Micro-Climatic changes on the Economic losses in Layers in Namakkal area Co-Principal investigator Rs.3.41 lakhs Dept. of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
ICAR – Scheme "Experiential learning setting up of facilities for hands on training on commercial pig rearing" (From 2009 onwards) Principal investigator Rs. 20 lakhs Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
Assessment of estrus-specific pheromones in buffaloes with reference to kit development and enhancement of the reproductive efficiency Principal Investigator Rs 4.4 lakhs Department of Biotechnology
Revolving fund project on "commercial sheep production" Principal Investigator Rs.0.9 lakhs TANUVAS
Revolving fund project on "commercial Rabbit production" Principal Investigator Rs.0.5 lakhs TANUVAS
Recent Research Publications
  1. V.Ramesh Saravana Kumar, N.Murali, S.Selvam, P.N.Richard Jagatheesan, J.Muralidharan, S.Panneerselvam and M.Natarajan. 2009. A study on the birth of heterosexual buffalo quadruplets – a case report. Vet.Archiv., 79 (4): 415-420.
  2. V.Ramesh Saravana Kumar, P.N. Richard Jagatheesan, V. Ramesh, K. Sivakumar, D. Anandha Prakash Singh and J.Muralidharan. 2008. Factors affecting birth weight of Tellicherry (Capra hircus) kids reared at Namakkal in Tamil Nadu. Tamil nadu. J. Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 4 (1): 35-37.
  3. V.Ramesh Saravana Kumar, K.Sivakumar, D.Anandha Prakash Singh, V Ramesh, J.Muralidharan and K.Viswanathan. 2008. Development of improvised housing system for commercial rearing of broiler rabbits. Livestock Research and Rural Development, 20 (9): 2008.
  4. Muralidharan, J, K.Sivakumar, V.Ramesh, D.Anandha Prakash Singh and V.Ramesh Saravana Kumar. 2011. Comparison of growth performance of main and off season Mecheri lambs supplemented with concentrate and UMMB. Indian. Vet. J., 89 (7):80-82.
  5. Anandha Prakash Singh, D, V.Ramesh Saravana Kumar, P.N.Richard Jagatheesan, A.K.Thiruvenkadan, and S.Selvam. 2011. Farming Practices followed by the dairy farmers in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. Indian. Vet. J.,89 (1): 95-96.
  6. Disposal and utilisation of broiler slaughter wastes by composting. N.Bharathy, R.Sakthivadivu, K.Sivakumar and V.Ramesh Saravana Kumar. 2012 Veterinary World: 5 (6): 359-361.
Honours & Awards
  1. Best teacher award 2011
  2. Best innovations award 2013