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Prof. Kusumakar Sharma

Prof. Kusumakar Sharma

Professor, Agricultural Sciences


Prof. (Dr.) Kusumakar Sharma was educated at Agarwal Secondary School, Jaipur, 1966-1968; Maharaja College, Jaipur, 1968-1970; B.Sc(Hons) Ag. & AH: 1973; M.Sc Ag (Animal Nutrition): 1975 from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1970-1976; Ph.D.(Animal Science): 1988, Agra University. He was Assistant Director General (Human Resource Development), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, 2010  - 2014. He also worked as Scientist and Senior Scientist at  Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, 1976-91; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, 1991-2006; Head, Division of Animal Nutrition and Professor cum Director, Centre of Advanced Studies, IVRI, Izatnagar, 2006-2010; Joint Director (Extension Education), IVRI, Izatnagar, 2008-09; Member, Governing Body, Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, 2010-13, Consultant (Academic Coordination and Planing), Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi 2015 onwards.

  • More than 45 years in Research, teaching and extension
  • Ph.D (Animal Science)
  • M.Sc. Agriculture (Animal Nutrition)
Award & Recognition

  • German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Fellowship, 1983-84; Award of Merit, IVRI, 2001; Award of Honour, IVRI, 2002; ANA Dr UR Mehra Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010; ICAR-Hariom Ashram Trust Award, 2010; Prof. Ram RakshaKiran Shukla Award, 2012; CLFMA Award, 2012. Chief Editor, Animal Nutrition & Feed Technology, 2001-06; President, Animal Nutrition Association, 2006-10, Editor, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2018-contd. Fellow: National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Animal Nutrition Association, 2012, National Academy of Dairy Science (India), 2014.


  • Published 450 publication incuding 120 research papers in journals of international repute, books, monographs and policy papers.

Area of Interest

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Livestock Management
  • Feed Resource Development
  • Higher Agricultural Education