DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH (ANIMAL SCIENCES), TANUVAS

The Director of Research has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinates all research activities in the University in co-operation with Deans and is directly responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for initiation, guidance and co-ordination of the research programmes of the University;
  • The controlling officer of Research Stations and Institutes specifically attached to him by the Vice-Chancellor.
  • Publishes regularly Research Bulletins, articles in scientific journals which summarise practical research findings of the works carried out in the University and is the Chairman of the Editorial Board of Cheiron, the Tamil Nadu Journal of Veterinary Sciences.
  • Represents, under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor the University in conferences regarding research.
  • The principal liaison officer for detailing with aid granting agencies such as ICAR, UGC, DST, FERRO, etc., and other private agencies;
  • Works in close consultation with the Deans of Colleges and the Director of Extension Education in formulating research policies and programmes of the University and;
  • Member–Secretary of Research Council, formulates and presents research policies and projects to the Research Council for its consideration.

List of Directors of Research, from 20.09.1989

Name Tenure
From To
Dr.I.Alfred Jayaprasad 20.09.1989 27.01.1992
Dr.V.Sundararasu 28.01.1992 10.09.1995
Dr.I.Alfred Jayaprasad 11.09.1995 04.06.1996
Dr.V.Sundararasu 05.06.1996 12.12.1996
Dr.A.M.Shanmugam 13.12.1996 13.12.1999
Dr.R.Manickam 14.12.1999 17.12.2000
Dr.R.Kadirvel 18.12.2000 14.09.2001
Dr.F.R.Sheriff ( I/C ) 15.09.2001 28.02.2002
Dr.K.S.Palaniswami ( I/C ) 01.03.2002 31.01.2003
Dr.K.Gajendran ( I/C ) 01.02.2003 27.02.2003
Dr.K.Nachimuthu 28.02.2003 31.07.2005
Dr.A.Mahalinga Nainar ( I/C ) 01.08.2005 12.03.2007
Dr.V.Purushothaman 13.03.2007 12.03.2010
13.03.2010 31.05.2010
31.05.2010 29.08.2011
Dr.D.Thyagarajan ( I/C ) 29.08.2011 04.04.2012
Dr.S.A.Asokan 05.04.2012 09.04.2012
Dr.K.Kumanan 10.04.2012 19.06.2013
Dr.C.Balachandran ( I/C ) 20.06.2013 21.06.2013
Dr.K.Kumanan 22.06.2013 10.04.2015
Dr. S. Balasubramanian 10.04.2015 31.12.2015
Dr. M. Babu 01.01.2016 -
Dr.T.J.Harikrishnan (I/C) - 06.09.2016
Dr.T.J.Harikrishnan 07.09.2016 -

Faculty

Dr. T.J.Harikrishnan, Director of Research
Dr. R.Rajendran, Professor
Dr.B.Nishanth, Assistant Professor