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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Animal Biotechnology

Faculty Detail

Dr. Manu M

Designation: Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004
Telephone :
Mobile: +91-8650921975

Academic Credentials

  • BVSc and AH
  • Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc): Veterinary Virology (2013-2015)
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Veterinary Virology (2015-2018)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Field of Specialization: Veterinary Microbiology and Veterinary Virology

Other Appointments

  • Teaching: Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, 
  • Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, 
  • VaranasiOctober 2019 - November 2022
  • Research: Deputy Manager, Quality Control (Animal Health), Indian Immunological Limited, Hyderabad: October 2018-October 2019

Area of Research Interests

  • Research area of interest includes virus isolation and cultivation, virus purification, virus titration, virus neutralization test, molecular virology
  • animal cell culture, vaccine production, emerging infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology of animal viruses and development of veterinary vaccines and diagnostics  

Ongoing Projects

Sl. No

Title of Project

Funding agency




COVID-19: Reverse zoonosis and its role in re-emergence

Department of


Govt. of India

99.51 lakhs


Research Honour’s /Awards

    Technologies developed
    • Live attenuated indigenous Classical Swine Fever cell culture vaccine, 2020
    • Competitive ELISA for the detection of antibodies against Classical
    • Swine Fever Virus, 2020
    • Live attenuated classical swine fever cell culture vaccine from an Indian virulent CSF virus. Indian Patent Application no. 201911046164 (Filed)
    • Best Oral paper award, 13th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress, 2021
    • Best Poster Award, VIROCON-2017 (Indian Virological Society), 2017
    • ICAR-Senior Research Fellowship, 2015

    No. of Publications

    Research: 15
    Extension: Nil
             Books: Nil        
    Manuals: Nil


    • Manu M, Mahapatra CS, Pachauri R, Ompreethi B, Dhar P. Evaluation of an alternative method for determination of Protective Dose50 of Classical swine fever vaccines. Virology. 2023 Mar 7.
    • Pronab Dhar, Subash Chandra Das, Manu M, Chayna Singha Mahapatra and Shyma K. Latheef. (2022). Development and validation of an in vitro titrimetric method for determination of classical swine fever viruses in PK-15 cells. Journal of Immunological Methods 508: 113321.
    • Mousumi Bora, Manu M, Dayamon D Mathew, Himasri Das, Durlav Prasad Bora and Nagendra Nath Barman (2022). Point of care diagnostics and non-invasive sampling strategy: a review on major advances in veterinary diagnostics. Acta Veterinaria Brno. 91: 017–034
    • Mousumi Bora, Manu M and Dayamon D Mathew (2021). Emerging viral diseases in livestock-wildlife interfaces: insights and current update. Indian Journal of Comparative Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases. 42 (2): 99-114
    • Mousumi Bora, Durlav Prasad Bora, Manu M, Nagendra Nath Barman, Lakshya Jyoti Dutta, Pesingi Pavan Kumar, Suvaneeth Poovathikkal, Kuralayanapalya Puttahonnappa Suresh and Ramadevi Nimmanapalli (2020). Assessment of Risk Factors of African Swine Fever in India: Perspectives on Future Outbreaks and Control Strategies. Pathogens. 9, 1044
    • Pachauri R, Manu M, Vishnoi P, Preethi BO, Tiwari AK, Dhar P. (2020). Stability of live attenuated classical swine fever cell culture vaccine virus in liquid form for developing an oral vaccine. Biologicals. 68:108-111.
    • Ompreethi B, Manu M, Pachauri R, Upamanyu V, Tiwari AK, Dhar P (2020). Sequencing of E rns Gene of a Live Attenuated Classical Swine Fever Cell Culture Vaccine Virus and its Comparison with Back Passages and Other CSFV Strains. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 9(8):960-968.
    • Mousumi Bora, Raja Wasim Yousuf, Pronab Dhar, Manu M, Insha Zafir, Bina Mishra, Kaushal Kishor Rajak and Rabindra Prasad Singh (2019). Characterization of defective interfering (DI) particles of Peste-des petits-ruminants vaccine virus Sungri/96 strain-implications in vaccine upscaling. Biologicals. 62:57-64
    • Badasara SK, Manu M, Sah V, Kumari P, Upmanyu V, Dhar P, Tiwari AK, Chander V. and Gupta, VK (2017). Replacement of Animal Model for Propagation of Classical Swine Fever Challenge Virus by Adaption in the PK-15 Cell Line. Journal of Animal Research: 7 (3): 581-586.
    • Raut SD, Rajak KK, Kumar R, Gurav AM, Manu M, Dhanesh VV, Muthuchelvan D, Dhar P. and Pandey AB (2015). Detection of Classical Swine Fever Virus Antigen and Nucleic Acid on Blood of Experimentally Infected Piglets. Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences: 3 (5): 1-6