Assistant Professor Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (Project Leader, Centre for elephant Studies) Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India
He completed his bachelors in Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc& AH) during 1998 and Masters ( M.V.Sc ) in Veterinary & Animal Husbandry extension in 2001 from Kerala Agricultural University, India. He has been awarded Ph.D. in the year 2016 by Gandhigram Rural Institute and Deemed University, Tamil Nadu, India and a postgraduate degree in Wild animal Medicine from Tamilnadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences Univeristy in 2014 and a MBA with HR specialisation from Sikkim Manipal University in 2015.
He has started his career as a VeterinaryOfficer in the Animal Husbandary department, Governement of Kerala in 1998 , and joined as Assitant Professor, Department of Veterinary Extension , College of Veteinary & Animal Sciences, Pookod in 2004. Presently senior Assistant Professor in College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy and holding the posts of the Director of Students Welfare, NSS Programme coordinator, Director Centre for elephant studies in Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University. He is a practicing wild animal veterinarian specialised in elephant healthcare.
He is the recipient of numerous national and international recognitions including ‘Murray fowler international conference scholarship’ by the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians 2018-19, Kerala State Award for the Best Agricultural Scientist –‘Krishivigyan’ 2012, ‘Young scientist award’ Government of Kerala (Kerala science Congress 2009) , ‘Shiksha Ratan Puraskar 2012’by India International friendship society, New Delhi etc. He has acted as the Principal investigator for more than ten research projects funded by international, national and state agencies including British council.He has more than 50 research papers in his account in various national, international journals and seminars. He has authored three books and many popular articles and also acting as the honorary chief editor and reviewer of some international and national journals.