Director Research

About Director Research

Brief Introduction

Dr. Ravindra Kumar, did his B V Sc & A H and M V Sc (Vety Physiology) from College of Veterinary Sciences, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and later on completed his doctorate in Veterinary Physiology, in 1999 as Inservice candidate. In June 1990 joined College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, CSKHPKV, Palampur as Assistant Professor and before taking up the present assignment, was working as Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, COVAS, CSKHPKV, Palampur (H P),

He has experience in teaching, research and extension 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. Pioneered first Scientific study on migratory sheep and goat husbandry.

Dr Kumar was awarded Young Scientist Prize twice by ISSAR, 1988 and SAPI, 1994 for presentation of outstanding research paper. Recently Dr Kumar was nominated for Dr G Nirmalan Memorial oration award 2020 by Society of Animal Physiologists of India (SAPI).

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

Considering his expertise Dr Ravindra Kumar was 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.

As Convener, Veterinary Emergency Response Unit- 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.

Organised 21 days summer school and National Conference as Co-organiser at CSK HPKV, Palampur. He also shouldered major additional responsibilities as Controller of Examination, admission coordinator, In charge of Literary activities.