Born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India on 30 June 1952. 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.
Assistant Director General (Human Resource Development), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, 2010 - 2014.
Scientist and Senior Scientist, Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, 1976-91; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, 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.
Awards/Honours: 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.
Research Areas: Animal Nutrition, Feed Resource Development, Livesock Management, Higher Agricultural & Veterinary Education
Publications: Published ~ 450 publication incuding 120 research papers in journals of international repute, books, monographs and policy papers.
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