Designation and address
Professor and Head, Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
7/2, Kozhi Pannai Road, Kottapattu, Tiruchirapalli – 620 023

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

T : +91-431-2331715
M: +91-9443515308
E : richardjagatheesan[dot]p[dot]n[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in
Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Livestock Production and Management
Specializing field : Small Ruminants Production Systems
Current Projects
  • ICAR scheme on Poultry Seed Project
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
ICAR scheme on Modernization of Agricultural farms for the year 2008-09 Co-Principal investigator Rs.25.50 lakhs ICAR
The development of modern technology on turkey rearing and popularization of the same among the rural people in Pudukkottai District - Turkey self financing scheme Principal investigator    
ICAR scheme on Modernization of Agricultural farms for the year 2009-10 Co-Principal investigator Rs.15.00 lakhs ICAR
Popularization of hybrid turkey varieties in Pudukkottai district Principal investigator Rs.0.75 lakhs ATMA, Pudukkottai
NADP Scheme on "Genetic upgradation of cattle and buffaloes in Tamilnadu: Adoption of oestrus synchronization techniques to improve productive and reproductive potential" Co-Principal investigator Rs.2.62 lakhs NADP
Artificial insemination training program Principal investigator Rs.3.83 lakhs TNLDA, Chennai
Extension reforms schemes – Agricultural Technology Management Agency– - Rs.7.42 lakhs (ATMA), Pudukkottai
ICAR sub project – Veterinary Type Culture – Tribal Sub Plan 2012-13 Co-Principal Investigator Rs.1.00 lakh ICAR sub project
NABARD project on "Empowerment of SHG women through backyard turkey farming in Tiruchirapalli". Principal Investigator Rs. 47,500 NABARD project
NADP scheme on "Centre for Polytechnic Courses in Animal Sciences" Principal investigator Rs.102.36 lakhs NADP
Recent Research Publications
  1. Richard Jagatheesan, P.N., M.Anna Anandh and P.Senthilkumar, 2014. Effect of egg weight on hatching characteristics of emu eggs. Indian J. Anim.Sci., 84(9):992-994.
  2. Anna Anandh, M. and P.N.Richard Jagatheesan, 2015. Reproductive performance of Beltsville Small White and Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) under hot humid climatic condition. Indian Journal of Animal Research, 49: (6 )847-850.
  3. Shibi Thomas, K., A.Jalaudeen, D.Rajendran and P.N.Richard Jagatheesan, 2015. Influence of dietary supplementation of probiotic on body weight of white Pekin ducks. Indian Veterinary Journal, 92(12): 34-36.
  4. Clement Ebenezer Henry, A., P.N.Richard Jagatheesan, A.Paramasivan and C.Mehala, 2015. Comparative assessment of hatching performance of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) varieties. Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research, 44(3): 165-167.
  5. Mehala, C., P.N.Richard Jagatheesan, P.Senthil Kumar, A.Paramasivan and A.Clement Ebenezer Henry, 2015. Incidence of tibiotarsal rotation and its effect on production performance in emu birds. Indian Veterinary Journal, 92(10): 44-45.
  6. Lurthu Reetha,T., P.Senthilkumar and P.N.Richard Jagatheesan, 2015. Productivity of emus under pen and run system of management. Indian Veterinary Journal, 92(7): 41-42.
Honours & Awards
  • University : TANUVAS Merit Scholarship in the discipline of Livestock Production and Management for pursuing M.V.Sc degree programme.
  • State : --
  • National : ICAR –Senior Research Fellowship for Doctoral Research