Designation and address
Veterinary College and Research Institute,
Orathanadu, Thanjavur-614 625.

M.V.Sc., (Livestock Production and Management)
Ph.D., (Livestock Production and Management)
P.G. Diploma (Educational Technology)
M.Sc. (UK) in Animal & Forage Science

M +91-98415-98614
E, sivakumar[dot]t[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Livestock Production and Management
Specializing field : Animal and Forage Science, Educational Technology
Ongoing Projects
Project title Role in the Project Fund outlay Funding agency
Completed Projects
Name of the Research Scheme Role Fund Outlay Funding Agency
Establishment of State Level Food Processing Training Centre Principal Investigator Rs. 194.72 lakhs NADP
Potential for fodder cultivation as a means of Carbon Capture Principal Investigator Rs. 75.00 lakhs Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Integrated Agromet Advisory services Principal Investigator
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Potential for fodder cultivation as a means of Carbon Capture Principal Investigator
Department of science & Technology
Integrated piggery development (2002) Principal Investigator
Government of India
NATP on Strategies for enhancing the productivity of  pigs for the farming community  (2003) Principal Investigator
NATP on Institute Village Linkage program – Technology Assessment and Refinement (2005) Principal Investigator
NATP, Govt. of India
Establishment of Ostrich Research Unit (2005) Principal Investigator
Govt. of Tamil nadu
Establishment of Boer Goat Unit (2005) Principal Investigator
Part II scheme, Govt. of Tamil nadu
Developing a Synthetic Strain of Pig for Productivity Enhancement Principal Investigator
Part II scheme, Govt. of Tamil nadu
All India Coordinated Research Project on Pigs Principal Investigator
ICAR (75%) and TANUVAS (25%)
Network project on sheep improvement Principal Investigator
Assessment of production potential of milk and other resources in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts of Tamil Nadu Principal Investigator
Schreiber Dynamic Dairy Ltd
ICAR Network project on Adaptation and Facilitation of Livestock to impending climatic changes through shelter management Principal Investigator
ICAR and CRIDA funded Preparation of District Level Agricultural Contingency Plans Principal Investigator
Fund for Improvement of Science and Technology infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST) Program – 2010 Co-Principal Investigator
Department of science & Technology, Govt. of India
DBT Project on Homestead Rabbit Farming to improve the livelihood of rural women self-help groups in Tamil Nadu Co-Principal Investigator
Department of Biotechnology, , Govt. of India
AHRD Project Nodal Officer
e-Governance Nodal Officer
Technologies Released
Name of the patent / innovation / technology Year Beneficiary Utility
Three-way Synthetic Pig (Technology approved by 4th Technology Release Committee, TANUVAS) 2009 Pig farmers and health conscious meat consumers. Three-way synthetic pigs were found to be more efficient in conversion of feed into pork apart from the advantage of lean pork production with less back fat thickness.
Recent Research Publications
  Research Paper   First Author   Co-Author 
Foreign Journal Thesis 2
Research Report / Lab / Field Research  4 -
Indian journal Thesis  6 92
Research Report / Lab / Field Research 13 37
Research Abstracts                                
  International  (First author)  6 17
National (First author)  10 46
Total  16 63
Special Assignments
  • Technical officer to the Vice-Chancellor from 1995 – 1996 vide USO No. 20418, Rc.No.15490/A1/1995, dated 04.09.1995 of the Registrar, TANUVAS, Chennai
  • Technical officer to the Vice-Chancellor from 1997 - 2001
  • Nodal officer, AHRDP (World Bank funded project) from 1998 -2002
  • P.G. co-coordinator, Madras Veterinary College from 2000 – 2002
  • Editor – Kalnadai kadhir, University magazine from 2008 – continuing
  • Member – Editorial Board, The Indian Journal of Field Veterinarians
  • Member, Editorial committee to publish a manual on Animal Production Systems including
    poultry for Tamil Nadu from 2008 – continuing
  • Member, C committee for Translation of ASRR in Tamil
  • General Secretary, TANUVAS ALUMNI Association from 2009 – continuing
  • Professor and Head, Livestock Business Management, MVC, Chennai from 03.04.2012 to till date (Continuing)
  • Head i/c for Institute of Animal Nutrition, Kattupakkam
  • Warden, Madras Veterinary College Hostel, Chennai
  • Coordinator for the student exchange programme between TANUVAS and Virginia Tech, USA from 2008 continuing
  • Organizing secretary for the conduct of orientation training programme for the newly recruited assistant professors of TANUVAS (Completed training for 5 batches during
  • Organizing secretary for the conduct of short term training programme for the non-teaching staff of TANUVAS
  • Coordinator for the training programme Academic excellence for leadership to senior teaching staff of TANUVAS at IIM, Kozhikode.
  • Member-Subcommittee for civil works for V C & R I, Tirunelveli
  • Member – Steering committee and Task force committee for the preparation of self study report in TANUVAS for accreditation
  • Nominated as Member for improving the functioning of Govt. farms (Poultry farm, Kattupakkam and Fodder farm, Padappai)
  • Nominated for Developing material for documentation of improved package of practices on Rabbit
  • Member, Animal Valuation Committee from 2008 – Continuing
  • Coordinator for preparation of for conduct of regional exhibitions and Identified for preparation of charts pertaining to dairy subject
  • Chairman, Animal Purchase Committee to select and procure crossbred heifer calves from the breeder farms in Ludhiana, Punjab to TANUVAS at a cost of Rs. 4.00 Lakhs
  • Chairman, Animal Purchase Committee to purchase young kangayam calves from the breeding tract to TANUVAS for the scheme on Ex-situ conservation of kangayam cattle
  • Chairman, Animal Purchase Committee to purchase the white cattle and buffalo to TANUVAS at a cost of Rs. 5.00 Lakhs
  • Nominated as the Member for inspection of the general facilities at the newly proposed Kular College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bija, Ludhiana by Veterinary Council of India
  • Member, Academic Council, TANUVAS from 2009 – 2011
  • Chairman, Rehearsal Committee for 13th Convocation from 2000 – 2010
  • Chairman, Seating Committee for 14th and 15th Convocation from 2011 – Continuing
  • Member, Selection Committee in various recruitments conducted by TANUVAS
  • Member, Committee for regularization of daily wages employees
  • Member, Price Fixation Committee for fixing cost for the Sale of booklets, bulletins, farm radio, school books, Video and Audio Cassettes Etc., from 2008 – continuing
  • Member, Price Fixation of analytical fees for Specimen and Laboratory, Examination Etc from 2010 – continuing
  • Member, committee for refreshment in conduct of World Veterinary Year celebrations 2011
  • Member, Veterinary Culling of GSD Stud Dog and its disposal from 2009 – Continuing
  • Member, National Agricultural Development Program – District Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries for the state of Tamil Nadu
  • Returning officer for the conduct of election to select Member, Board of studies in Assistant Professor and Associate Professor category during 2012
  • Coordinator, Induction training programme for the newly recruited VAS from 18.07.2012 to 23.07.2012
Honours and Awards
Name of the award Year Award given by (Organization) Award given for
(Purpose of award)
Tamil Nadu Scientist Award 2010 TANSA Best Scientist in Veterinary Field   (2010)
A.L. Mudaliar Award 1988 TANUVAS Award for Over all the best performance in M.V.Sc.,
Tamil Peravai Award 1999 TANUVAS Award for the best book published in Tamil.
Shantha Memorial Award 2008 TANUVAS Award for best book published for the year 2007-2008
Shantha Memorial Award 2010 TANUVAS Award for best book published for the year 2009-2010
Certificate of Appreciation 2012 TANUVAS Award for commendable contributions in developing the e-contents for the course LPM 111-Livestock Production Management
Certificate of Appreciation 2012 Gandhigram Rural University Award for poster presentation in the International workshop on Climate Change in Agriculture: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies
Best Poster Award 2009 TANUVAS Award for Best poster in X Annual conference of the Indian Society of Genetics and Breeding
Certificate of Excellence 2010 Dr.MGR Educational & Research Institute Award for Best Research Paper entitled” Challenges in environmental stress assessment of dairy cattle in different agro climatic regions of Tamil Nadu.
Certificate of Honor 2012 Science Club, Chennai Honor for being awarded the Tamil Nadu Scientist Award 2010 by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology on 19th Oct 2012 for contribution in the discipline of Veterinary Sciences.