Born on 29th May 1948 in a small hamlet, Kurunchalian Villai, in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, as the 3rd of the 5 sons of a lower middle class couple Pathummal -Mohammad Abdulkader, Akbarsha had school education at Govt LPS, Pottalkulam; St. Antony’s High School, Alagappapuram (during this period, the family lived at Punnarkulam); and Govt High School, Manikettipottal. He was qualified for PUC and B.Sc. from Scott Christian College, Nagercoil (1964-68), M.Sc. from Govt. Arts College, Coimbatore (1968-70) and Ph.D. in Zoology, on part-time basis, from Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli (University of Madras, Chennai) in 1980.
Deputy Controller of Exams at Bharathidasan University during 1986 – 89. Reader in the School of Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University 1989-95; Professor of Department of Animal Science 1995-2008; Head, Department of Animal Science 1998-2008; Coordinator, School of Life Sciences 2002-2008; and Dean, Faculty of Science 2004-2006.
Carrying out research in Endocrinology, Reproductive Biology, Cancer Biology and Obesity; and made quite a few outstanding discoveries. To-date published more than 150 articles in national and international Journals (of which 74 are listed in PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) and made more than 150 conference presentations; Most research concern Reproductive Biology, and Drug Discovery for cancer and obesity.
Guided 24 students for award of Ph.D.
Currently, member of ICMR Task Force on “Hazards of Environmental Pollution and Changing Life Style on Reproduction”.
Past President of Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology (2006-09), and currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Endocrinology and Reproduction.
Visited USA (6 times), UK, Canada, Germany, France, Norway, Australia, Ethiopia, etc.
Conferred with several honors.
Formally retired from service in 2008, he established the MGDC, on invitation, and is the Director & Chair of this Center. Among the several recognitions here, he is member of the Expert Committee to review the use of animals in Zoology/Life Science education, constituted by UGC.