Dr. R. Solomon Rajkumar    Senior Scientist (Livestock Products Technology)






                                                                                    Address:  Animal Science

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

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

                                                                           drrsrajkumar @yahoo.com






Academic background:

Ph. D-Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Wayanad, 2021

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

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

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


Research interests and current focus

  • Traditional Foods

  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance of Livestock Products

  • Agro-ecotourism

  • Technology Management in Agriculture

Outreach and extension

  • Core team of AGNI-Agribusiness Incubation Center of CCARI

  • Nodal Officer for Liaising with National and International Research Institutes

  • Nodal Officer for RKVY program

  • SCSP and MGMG programs

Membership in professional societies        

  1. International Association of Food Protection

  2. World Poultry Science Association

  3. World Veterinary Poultry Association

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

  5. Indian Poultry Science Association

  6. Association of Meat Scientists and Technologists

  7. Association of Avian Health Professionals

  8. Goa State Veterinary Council

  9. Veterinary Council of India

Awards and honours

  • Applied Biodiversity Conservation Appreciation Award-2022- Goa State Biodiversity Board, Govt. of Goa, India

  • Best Scientist Award-2022- The Indian Veterinary Association, Chennai, India

  • Best Scientist Award-2021- ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa, India

  • International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) Award travel award (2021) to attend IAFP 2021 meeting at Phoenix, Arizona, USA

  • World Veterinary Poultry Association Young Scientist Grant (2019) to attend WVPAC 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand.

  • DST-International Travel Scheme (Young Scientist Award) by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. 2011 to present at CHRO 2011, Vancouver, Canada

  • Young Scientist Travel Grant by International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH), United Kingdom, 2008 to present at FoodMicro 2008, Aberdeen, Scotland (UK).

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

  • Reviewer, Journal of Food Science and Technology

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

Research Publications


  • Rajkumar Solomon, Renuka Nayar, Kavitha Rajagopal, Namratha Valsalan, Sudharsan Chinnasamy, V. N. Vasudevan, Sathu Thankachan, and N. Manjunath. (2022). Product characterization of a traditional sausage aiming at geographical indication certification and entrepreneurship prospects: an empirical study of Goan “choris”. British Food Journal 124 (11): 3821-3840.

  • Paramesh, V., Ravisankar, N., Behera, U., Arunachalam, V., Kumar, P., Solomon Rajkumar, R., Dhar Misra, S., Mohan Kumar, R., Prusty, A.K., Jacob, D. and Panwar, A.S., 2022. Integrated farming system approaches to achieve food and nutritional security for enhancing profitability, employment, and climate resilience in India. Food and Energy Security, 11(2). 321.

  • Paramesh, V., Kumar, P., Shamim, M., Ravisankar, N., Arunachalam, V., Nath, A.J., Mayekar, T., Singh, R., Prusty, A.K., Rajkumar, R.S. and Panwar, A.S., 2022. Integrated Farming Systems as an Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change: Case Studies from Diverse Agro-Climatic Zones of India. Sustainability, 14(18), p.11629.

  • Paramesh, V., Sreekanth, G.B., Chakurkar, E. B., Kumar, H.B., Gokuldas, P.P., Manohara, K.K., Ramdas Mahajan, G., Rajkumar, R.S., Ravisankar, N. and Panwar, A.S., 2020. Ecosystem Network Analysis in a Smallholder Integrated Crop–Livestock System for Coastal Lowland Situation in Tropical Humid Conditions of India. Sustainability, 12(12), p.5017.

  • Paramesh, V., Chakurkar, E. B., Bhagat, T., Sreekanth, G. B., Kumar, H. B., Rajkumar S., Gokuldas, P. P., Mahajan, G. R., Manohara, K. K., and Ravisankar N. 2021. Impact of integrated farming system on residue recycling, nutrient budgeting and soil health. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 91(1): 44-48.

  • Kumar Parveen, Desai Adivirao, Vadivelu Arunachalam, Gupta, M. J., Paramesha, V., Rajkumar Solomon, Maneesha, S. R., Sreekanth, G. B., Mahajan, G. R., Desai Sujeet, Shishira, D and Aviprit V. J. 2021. A conceptual framework for agro-ecotourism development for livelihood security. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 66 (5): 184-190.​

  • Solomon Rajkumar, Renuka Nayar, Kavitha Rajagopal, Eaknath B Chakurkar, Vismitha Shree Venkatesh, Prejit Nambiar, Venkatesh Paramesh. 2021. Socio-demographic influences on various consumer food safety indices: an empirical study of ethnic Goan pork sausage consumers. British Food Journal. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-10-2020-0986 .

  • Venkatesh Paramesh, Giri Bhavan Sreekanth, Eaknath Chakurkar, HB Chethan Kumar, Parappurath Gokuldas, Kallakeri Kannappa Manohara, Gopal Ramdas Mahajan, Racharla Solomon Rajkumar, Natesan Ravisankar, Azad Singh Panwar. 2020. Ecosystem Network Analysis in a Smallholder Integrated Crop–Livestock System for Coastal Lowland Situation in Tropical Humid Conditions of India. Sustainability. 12 (12), 5017; doi:10.3390/su12125017.

  • Shivasharanappa Nayakvadi, Charlotte Alison Alemao, HB Chethan Kumar, RS Rajkumar, Susitha Rajkumar, Eaknath B Chakurkar, Shivaramu Keelara. 2018. Detection and molecular characterization of sorbitol fermenting non-O157 Escherichia coli from goats. Small Ruminant Research. 161. 7-12.

  • Venkatesh Paramesh, EB Chakurkar, Tejasvi Bhagat, GB Sreekanth, HB Kumar, Solomon Rajkumar, PP Gokuldas, Gopal R Mahajan, KK Manohara, N Ravisankar. 2021. Impact of integrated farming system on residue recycling, nutrient budgeting and soil health. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 91 (1), 44-48

  • Nayar Renuka, Rajagopal Kavitha, Rajkumar Solomon, Thomas Magna. 2021. Documentation and Evaluation of Traditional Meat Products of North Malabar. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 10 (1), 1184-1194.

  • Solomon Rajkumar, Renuka Nayar, Susitha Rajkumar, Dhananjay Desai, Kavitha Rajagopal, Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Magna Thomas and Muhasin Asaf. 2020. Diversity Analysis of Lactobacilli in Naturally Fermented Ethnic Goan Pork Sausages as Determined by PCR Amplification of 16-23S rRNA Intergenic Spacer Region. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 9(12):2789-2797. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.333

  • 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

  • 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.

 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.

  • 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