B.V.Sc (Bachelor of Veterinary Science), Pondicherry University, India
M.V.Sc (Master of Veterinary Science) in Veterinary Extension, Pondicherry University, India
Background and Interests
I grew up in a city known for its beautiful beaches and swaying coconut trees, situated in the western coast of India, Goa. Right from my childhood, I loved to keep and take care of pets and thus aimed to be a veterinarian. It was while in the veterinary school, that I was exposed to the rural life in India and slowly the plight and suffering of the rural poor farmers started moving me. Thus after graduating from the vet school, I left the charms of being a mainstream practicing pet specialist, and decided to pursue my masters in veterinary extension. I was thus trained to bridge a gap between the research institutions and the knowledge deprived livestock rearing farmers, by taking information to their doorsteps. For my research work in masters, I was involved in training selected women groups involved in livestock rearing, through audio conferencing with a cell phone mediated audio conferencing device. Personally, I am interested in the subjects of addressing knowledge gap, gender based education, and empowerment of rural poor in developing nations through livestock rearing practices. On a lighter note, you can talk to me about my experiences with animals especially elephants, about the nuances of being raised up in a gender biased society and why I am always amazed with my Creator and His creation around me.