DRI-cum Dean PGs

About DRI-cum Dean PGs

Brief Introduction

Dr. Ravindra Kumar, completed his doctorate in Veterinary Physiology, in 1999 from College of Veterinary Sciences, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Before taking up the present assignment, he was working as Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, COVAS, CSKHPKV, Palampur (H P), June 1990.

 He has academic experience of 28 years. His major area of research interest is Endocrinology, Physiological adaptation behaviour of migratory sheep and goat and Impact of climate change on the livestock and has more than 70 research papers published in reputed journals to his credit. He has written/edited 5 books and 5 book chapters, Technical reports and delivered more than 25 invited lectures and has completed eight ICAR/NATP/RKVY research projects as Principal Investigator/CO- PI. Has ample experience in research planning and execution. Dr Kumar was awarded Young Scientist Prize twice by ISSAR, 1988 and SAPI, 1994 for presentation of outstanding research paper

Dr Kumar has played a pivotal role in developing high quality teaching facilities in the college and department at CSKHPKV, Palampur and was closely involved with student management programmes and academic orientation.

Considering his expertise Dr R Kumar has also been nominated as member of Member, Working Group –V on micronutrients, of Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt. of India as well as Member Working group for Mission on sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture, formed by State Centre for Climate change by State Council of Science & Technology, Himachal Pradesh.

Convener, VERU- North and has successfully organized workshop on Animal Disaster management, Block certificate course and TOT for NDRF personnel, besides constituting a team of subject matter experts on various aspects of management of animals during disaster. He has also played a pioneering role in formulating syllabus for para Veterinary education and rule, regulating the training of Para Vets.