Dr. R. S. Rajkumar    Scientist (Livestock Products Technology)






                                                                                    Address:  Animal Science

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Phone: 0832-2284678 Ext. 303 

                                                                Fax: 0832-2285649

                                                                Email:  rs.rajkumar@icar.gov.in , drrsrajkumar@gmail.com

                                                                           drrsrajkumar @yahoo.com




Academic background:

M.V.Sc - Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2008

B.V. Sc & A.H- Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Puducherry, 2005

PG Diploma -Technology Management in Agriculture –NAARM, Hyderabad, 2012

ISO 22000-Food Safety Management System Lead Auditor Course-British Standards Institute, 2013


Research interests and current focus

  • Poultry  and Meat Technology

  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance of Livestock Products

  • Technology Management in Agriculture

Outreach and extension

  • Entrepreneurship training programme on “Chicken Products processing for small and medium scale entrepreneurs”.

  • Entrepreneurship training programme on “Meat Processing, Packaging and Retort Pouch Processing”.

Membership in professional societies        

  1. Indian Poultry Science Association

  2. Indian Meat Science Association

  3. Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India)

  4. Association of Avian Health Professionals

  5. Young Professionals in Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD)

  6. Pondicherry State Veterinary Council

  7. Veterinary Council of India

  8. World Poultry Science Association

Awards and honours

  • DST-International Travel Scheme (Young Scientist Award) by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. 2011

  • AVITECH Young Scientist Award by Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSA),  2010

  • Young Scientist Travel Grant by International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH), United Kingdom, 2008.

  • Reviewer, Journal of Food Science and Technology

  • Expert Member, National Meat and Poultry Processing Board (NMPPB), Ministry of Food processing industries, Govt. of India

  • Executive Body Member, Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSA)

Research Publications


  • M. Muthulakshmi, M. Muthukumar, R.S. Rajkumar, Girish P.S and P. Mooventhan. 2015. Shelf life of Samosa Utilizing Spent Hen Meat Emulsion. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, 4(1): 33 –39. ​

  • Rajkumar, R. S.,Yadav, A. S., Rathore, R. S., Mohan, H.V and Singh, R. P (2010). Prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli from unorganized and organized small scale poultry dressing units of northern India. Journal of Veterinary Public Health. 8 (1):1-5.

  • Rajkumar, R. S.,Yadav, A.S., Kirupasankar, M., Sharma, B.D and Singh, R.P (2010). Efficacy of acidified sodium chlorite (ASC) and tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) in decontaminating chicken carcass against Campylobacter coli. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 80 (9): 864-866.

  • Rajkumar R. S., A.S.Yadav, Kirupasankar M., V. K. Saxena and Sangeeta Singh. (2009). Effect of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) Supplementation on Humoral and Cell Mediated Immunity of Broiler Chicks. Indian Veterinary Journal. 86: 1244-1245.

  • Kandeepan. G, Biswas, S and Rajkumar, R. S (2009). Buffalo as a potential food animal. International Journal of Livestock Production Vol. 1 (1): 001-005.

  • Suresh, R., Keshri, R. C., Bhilegoankar, K. N., Prejit., Porteen, K and Rajkumar, R. S (2007). Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by Lactobacillus acidophilus 291 on buffalo meat stored at refrigeration temperature. Journal of Veterinary Public Health. 5 (2):101-105

  • Kandeepan, G.; Anjaneyulu, A. S. R.; Kondaiah, N.; Mendiratta, S. K.; Rajkumar, R. S. (2011). Evaluation of quality and shelf life of buffalo meat keema at refrigerated storage. Journal of Food Science and Technology: 8 (1): 1-10.

  • Sreekumar. D, Sreekrishnan. R, Rajkumar. R. S, Afsal. K. (2011). Preliminary report on the bird diversity in the Veterinary College Campus, Puducherry. Zoo’s Print XXVI (10): 28 – 30

  • Varalakshmi, K., Prince Devadason, I, Babji,Y and Rajkumar, R.S. (2014). Retort Pouch Technology for Ready to Eat Meat Products-An Economic Analysis of Retort Processing plant. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. Volume 7, Issue 1, Ver. IV (Feb. 2014), PP 78-84

 Books, book chapters

  •  Technical Manual on “Chicken Products Processing for small and medium scale entrepreneurs”. 2012. Published by ITMU, NRC on Meat, Hyderabad.

  •  “Quality issues for Indian Meat Industry” for NABARD consultancy services (NABCONS), Mumbaias part of consultancy for National Meat and Poultry Processing Board (NMPPB), 2012. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India.

  • Training Manual on “Thermally Processed Ready to Eat Meat Products”. Published by NRC on Meat, Hyderabad during ICAR sponsored Short Course on “Thermal Processing of Ready to Eat Meat Products” from 09-18thJuly, 2013.

  • Practical Manual on “Thermally Processed Ready to Eat Meat Products”. Published by, NRC on Meat, Hyderabad during ICAR sponsored Short Course on “Thermal Processing of Ready to Eat Meat Products” from 09-18thJuly, 2013.


  • Girish Patil, Rajkumar, R.S., Shailesh bagale and Kulkarni, V.V (2013). Traceability system for Buffalo Meat Industry: An Overview. Food Marketing and technology Magazine. 4 (4):32-33.

  • Rajkumar R S., Susitha K., M Muthulakshmi and P Mooventhan (2012). “Concepts and approaches for maintaining quality in service abattoirs”. Training programme on “Hygienic meat Production” in collaboration with the Local Administration department under NAIP project form 08-10 Feb 2012          

  • Rajkumar R.S, Susitha, K., Girish S Patil and Muthulakshmi, M (2012). Food Safety Concepts and Approaches for Indian Meat Industry. Food Marketing and technology Magazine. 3 (5):32-35

  • Rajkumar R S (2012). “Developing Protocols for implementation of quality control approaches” during the National workshop on “Strategies for modernizing/upgrading service abattoirs in India”.  At NRC Meat Hyderabad. 16-17, March 2012. (Base paper)

  • Rajkumar R S and Prince Devadason, I (2012).  “Common defects in retort pouches”during the training Manual on “Thermal processing of Ready to eat Meat products in Retort Pouches”. 89-92.

  • Rajkumar R S and Girish Patil, S (2012).  “National and International regulations for Pesticide Residues” Training Manual on “Estimation of pesticides in animal feeds and foods”. 51-54.

  • Rajkumar, R.S. (2010). Current issues in emerging meat borne pathogens. Proceedings of winter school on “Requirements and developments in processed meat sector for better utilization of meat animal resources” held at NRC on Meat, Hyderabad: 54-56.

  • R S Rajkumar, Suresh R, Susitha K, Prejit and S Wilfred Ruban (2008). Nanotechnology for Safe Meat Packaging. Processed Food Industry: August, 2008: 32-37

  • Rajkumar, R. S., Kandeepan, G., Prejit and Susitha, K (2006). Applications of Nano-Technology in Poultry Meat Industry: A Vision to 2020; Proceedings of National Seminar on Poultry Research Priorities to 2020 Edited by P.V.K. Sasidhar: 43-48.

  • Prejit, Rajkumar, R.S and. Porteen, K (2006).  Microbial Quality Assurance of Poultry Meat from Farm to Fork- An Emerging Public Health Concern; Proceedings of National Seminar on Poultry Research Priorities to 2020 Edited by P.V.K. Sasidhar : 62-67

  • A.S. Yadav, M. Kirupasankar, A.B. Mandal, Sangeeta Singh and R.S. Rajkumar (2007). Acidified sodium chlorite as water disinfectant for poultry. The CARI News, 22(1): 3.