Veterinary Microbiology

About Department

The Department of Veterinary Microbiology (formerly Veterinary Bacteriology & Hygiene) was created on July 1, 1965 at the College of Veterinary Sciences, Hisar, one of the oldest veterinary colleges in India. The department has taken a lead role for teaching and research activities in the disciplines of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology. The department has contributed excellently in sub disciplines of virology, bacteriology, mycology and immunology. Over a period of time, the department bagged a numbers of research projects from various funding agencies such as PL-480, Indo-USSR, ICAR, DBT, UGC, RKVY, HLDB etc. The department has been consistently making tangible contributions towards prevention and control of infectious animal diseases. On the basis of research work carried out under these projects, several significant achievements of practical importance were obtained. Amongst these, few were considered as major break-through in research. The pioneering and first-time lead studies have been made in the fields of poxviruses, salmonellae and other enterobacteria, foot-and-mouth disease virus, bluetongue virus, equine herpesvirus, bovine rotaviruses, buffalo immunology, experimental vaccines, genetically engineered nanobody production by phage display technology, monoclonal antibody-based assays, molecular diagnostic tests, etc. The faculty and students have won several coveted awards, honours and recognition, including Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Memorial Award, Hari Om Trust Award, ICAR Team Award, National Professor and National Fellows for their outstanding research contributions. The faculty members have also authored/edited several books which have been published by international and national publishers.

The department essentially imparts training to students of under graduates (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) and post graduate degree programmes like MVSc and PhD. The department offers M.V.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Veterinary Microbiology and Veterinary Immunology. It is one of the few departments in India that offers M.V.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Veterinary Immunology. The department has ICAR Regional Research Centre on FMD. The Regional Research Centre on FMD, Hisar was adjudged as the “Best Regional Centre” of ICAR-Project Directorate on FMD amongst all the Regional Centres, continuously for four years during Annual Meetings 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14; and received ‘A’ grade for the year 2020.

More than a dozen of the faculty members were awarded and availed Ph.D. and Post Doctoral Fellowships by different international agencies like, Common Wealth countries, France, Germany, USSR, USA and other countries. Many of our faculty and students are occupying positions in both government and non-government organization in foreign countries. Recognizing the significant contributions in the area of Veterinary Microbiology research & education, academic excellence and faculty strength, the ICAR has established Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (ICAR-CAFT) in Veterinary Microbiology since 1995. The ICAR-CAFT has so far organised 34 training course for the faculty of SAUs/ SVASUs/ and ICAR institutes since 1995.

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Name Designation  
Dr. Rajesh Senior Scientist & Head of Department View Details
Dr. S.K. Kadian Emeritus Scientist (ICAR) View Details
Dr. N.K.Kakker Consultant Faculty View Details
Dr. Swati Dahiya Scientist View Details
Dr. Akhil Kumar Gupta Scientist View Details
Dr. Anshul Lather Assistant Professor View Details
Dr. Parveen Kumar Assistant Professor View Details
Dr. Anita Dalal Assistant Professor View Details
Dr. Sanjeevna Kumari Assistant Professor View Details

Supporting staff

Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Sh. Bijender Singh Dy. Supt.
2 Sh. Surender Singh Lab. Technician
3 Sh. Kamla Parshad Lab. Technician
4 Sh. Sunny Lab. Technician
5 Smt. Parmeshwari Devi Lab. Assistant
6 Sh. Puran Bahadur Lab. Assistant
7 Sh. Kurra Ram Messenger
8 Sh. Sohan Singh Lab. Attendant (Re-employed)
9 Sh. Mahavir Singh Lab. Attendant (Re-employed)
10 Sh. Mohan Clerk

Thrust areas of research in Veterinary Microbiology & Immunology

  • Identification and characterization of bacterial, fungal & viral agents causing diseases in livestock & poultry
  • Development of diagnostic tools for early detection of microbial diseases
  • Protective levels of herd immunity
  • Drug resistance in microorganisms
  • Hybridoma & Phage display technologies for monoclonal and recombinant antibody production
  • Refinement of current vaccines & development of novel experimental ‘proof of concept’level vaccines
  • Immunology of domestic animals

Degrees Awarded

  1. MVSc Veterinary Microbiology
  2. PhD Veterinary Microbiology
  3. MVSc Veterinary Immunology
  4. PhD Veterinary Immunology

Number of students who have completed their Degree

Sr. No. Degree Number of Students
1. MVSc Veterinary Microbiology 120
2. PhD Veterinary Microbiology 46
3. MVSc Veterinary Immunology 28
4. PhD Veterinary Immunology 3


Current Post Graduate students (M.V.Sc/Ph.D.)

  1. Dr. Vijay Kumar, Ph.D. Student
  2. Dr. Ojasvita, Ph.D. Student
  3. Dr. Anu Malik, Ph.D. Student
  4. Dr. Jasleen Kaur, Ph.D. Student
  5. Dr. Ritu Panghal, Ph.D. Student
  6. Dr. Sangeetha Das, Ph.D. Student
  7. Dr. Pooja Jangra, Ph.D. Student
  8. Dr. Ankit Pannu, M.V.Sc. Student
  9. Dr. Priya, M.V.Sc. Student
  10. Dr. Deepika Sheoran, M.V.Sc. Student
  11. Dr. Dharanya M, M.V.Sc. Student
  12. Dr. Amandeep Kaur, M.V.Sc. Student
  13. Dr. Raman, M.V.Sc. Student
  14. Dr. Puneet Singh, M.V.Sc. Student
  15. Dr. Rajiv Verma, M.V.Sc. Student

Ongoing Outside Funded Projects

  • Foot and Mouth Disease-Hisar Centre” under National Animal Disease Control Programme
  • Centre of Advanced Faculty Training in Veterinary Microbiology Sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi (Since 1995)
  • Establishment of Molecular Diagnostic Facilities and Strengthening of Sero-monitoring Activities for Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Haemorrhagic Septicaemia and Brucellosis in Haryana” RKVY, SLSC, Haryana
  • Epidemiological Studies on pathogens associated with swine mortality and socio-economic upliftment of scheduled caste Pig farmers, RKVY-RAFTAAR, Haryana
  • Establishment of Immunohistochemical laboratory and strengthening of Immunotechnology laboratory for diagnosis of diseases of animals and poultry, RKVY, Haryana
  • ICAR-Niche Area of Excellence (NAE) Project on “Phage Display Techniques for Production of Veterinary Immunobiologicals without Sacrificing Animals”, funded by ICAR, 2019-2021.
  • Implementation of HS + FMD Dual Vaccine in the State of Haryana under RKVY, 2019-2020.
  • ICAR Emeritus Scientist Scheme on “Production and Diagnostic Applications of Immuno-biologicals for Infectious Diseases of Livestock” from 2018-2021.

Ongoing State Funded Projects

  1. Studies on Infection and Immunity Against Hemorrhagic Septicemia

Completed Projects

Sr. No. Title of the project Funding agency
1 Studies on Salmonella Infections in Domestic Animals and Birds USAID (PL-480)
2 Research on Salmonellosis ICAR, New Delhi
3 Studies on Equine Rhinopneumonitis Virus (EHV-1). ICAR, New Delhi
4 Studies on Enteroviruses of Goats and Sheep in Relation to Diarrhoea and Pneumonia. (National Fellow Scheme) ICAR, New Delhi
5 Molecular Biochemistry and Immunology of Salmonella Associated Diarrhoea. (National Fellow Scheme) ICAR, New Delhi
6 Studies on Some Aspects of Viral Diarrhoea in Cattle and Buffalo Neonatal Calves. (National Fellow Scheme) ICAR, New Delhi
8 Enterobacteriacae and Other Diarrhoea Producing Bacteria with Special Reference to their Studies on Determinants of Pathogenicity and Immunity. ICAR, New Delhi
9 Studies on Animal Pox Group of Viruses with Special Reference to Production of Vaccine Against Sheep Pox Virus. Haryana State
10 Studies on Bluetongue Virus Infection in Livestock. Haryana State
11 Studies on Viral Etiology of Respiratory Infections in Bovines. Haryana State
12 Immunobiology of Important Farm Animals. Haryana State
13 Studies on Chronic Respiratory Diseases of Poultry with Special Reference to the Development of Suitable Diagnostic Antigen and Vaccine for Immunization. Haryana State
14 Epidemiology and Immunobiology of Bluetongue Virus. USAID (PL-480)
15 Development of Immunodiagnostics Against Sheep Pox using Monoclonal Antibodies. Indo-USSR
16 Immunity and Monoclonal Antibodies Against EHV-1. UGC, New Delhi
17 Development of a Monoclonal Antibody and Outer Membrane Protein(s) based ELISA Kit for Monitoring Immune Status of Animals Vaccinated Against Hemorrhagic Septicemia.  DBT, GOI, New Delhi
18 Characterization of Virulence Factors Associated with Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli Isolated from Respiratory Disease Complex. UGC, New Delhi
19 Production of Phage Display Library of Single-Domain Antibodies of LPS-Immunized Indian Desert Camel for Diagnostic & Therapeutic Use. DBT, GOI, New Delhi
20 Peste des Petit Ruminants in Goats and Sheep HLDB,Chandigarh
21 Production and Use of a Diagnostic Kit for “Surra” Caused by Trypanosoma evansi in Various Animal Species RKVY, SLFC, Haryana Govt.
22 Control of Hemorrhagic Septicemia (HS) in Cattle and Buffaloes in the State of Haryana. RKVY, SLFC, Haryana Govt.
23 Development of a Therapeutic Antibody as a Drug for Treatment of Endotoxemia in Domestic Animals RKVY, SLFC, Haryana Govt.
24 Socio-economic Impact of FMD Control in India ICAR, New Delhi
25 Foot and Mouth Disease Control Programme ICAR, New Delhi
26 Niche Area of Excellence (NAE) Project on “Phage Display Techniques for Production of Veterinary Immunobiologicals without Sacrificing Animals” ICAR, New Delhi
27 Treatment of Enterotoxemia in buffalo calves by single domain antibody RKVY, SLSC, Haryana

Technologies/ Products developed

  1. ELISA Kit for Monitoring HS Immunity in Cattle and Buffaloes
  2. Monoclonal Antibody Based Latex Agglutination Test for HS Diagnosis (Patent filed vide application no. 767/DEL/2015 dated March 20,2015)
  3. DIVA test (3A-NSP antigen based ELISA) as per OIE protocol in collaboration with FreidrichLoeffler Institute, Greifswald, InselRiems, Germany for differentiation of FMD infected and vaccinated animals (DIVA strategy).
  4. Monoclonal Antibody Specific to Trypanosoma evansi Circulating Antigen Produced by Hybridoma Technology. [Displayed as commercializable technology by Business Planning & Development Project (ICAR), CCSHAU/LLRUVAS, Hisar]
  5. Phage Display Library of >107 Single-domain Antibodies of Lipopolysaccharide Immunized Indian Desert Camel. [Deposited in VTCC, NRCE, Hisar]
  6. Single-domain Antibody Clones Specific to E. coli Endotoxin Selected from Phage Display Library of Indian Desert Camel. [Deposited in VTCC, NRCE, Hisar]
  7. Single-domain Antibody Clones Specific to Staphylococcus aureus Beta-hemolysin Selected from Phage Display Library of Indian Desert Camel. [Deposited in VTCC, NRCE, Hisar]
  8. Silver Impregnated Polyacrylamide Gels for Topical Applications. [Singh, A. 2011. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 119 (2): 1084-1089]
  9. Developed Four Important Hybridoma Clones Secreting Monoclonal Antibodies: Buffalo specific Antibody, Antibody Cross Reacting with Cattle and Buffalo Serum, Agglutinating Anti Pasteurella multocida Antibody and P.multocida B;2 Specific Antibody
  10. Developed a Monoclonal Antibody Based ELISA for Monitoring HS Immunity Levels in Cattle and Buffaloes. {The test is being regularly used, since 2006, to monitor HS immunity status in cattle and buffaloes of the Haryana state}
  11. Developed a Monoclonal Antibody Based ELISA and a Latex Agglutination Test for HS Diagnosis
  12. On the basis of data generated by the Scientists of the Department, the Government of India has permitted Government of Haryana to vaccinate the Cattle and Buffaloes with Combined HS + FMD vaccine under NADCP as pilot project
  13. One Week Training on “Phage Display Technology and its Applications” from March 02-07, 2020 under ICAR Niche Area of Excellence project.
  14. Four trainings, each training of five days on “Skill development in animal health for scheduled caste livestock farmers” from 21st-25th March 2022 (three trainings) and 26th-30th March 2022 (one training) under SCSP, DFMD-ICAR.

Innovations in Teaching:

  1. Practical manuals prepared for all the UG courses
  2. Book on ‘Fundamental techniques in Immunology & Serology’ published from India and ‘Insight into influenza viruses of animals and humans’ published by Springer International publishers, Switzerland have been published.
  3. Contributed to a large number of book chapters published from India and Abroad
  4. Revision, reorganization & devising of All India common PG courses for MVSc and PhD as directed by ICAR 2008
  5. Revision, reorganization & devising of All India common UG courses for BVSc & AH as directed by Veterinary Council of India MSVE 2016.
  6. Organised 34 training courses for the faculty of SAUs/ SVASUs/ and ICAR institutes since 1995 under the aegis of the ICAR-CAFT.

Books/ Monographs/ Practical Manuals/ Bulletins published:

Title Author/ Editor Year of Publication Publisher
Infection and Immunity in Farm animals R. Pandey 1985 Karger, Switzerland
Veterinary Microbiology Molecular & Clinical Perspectives R. Pandey 1986 Karger, Switzerland
Herpes Virus Infections Dr N.C. Jain
Dr P. Seth
Dr G. Prasad
1986 CCSHAU, Hisar, India
Biotechnology and Comparative Medicine Dr R. Pandey 1987 Karger, Switzerland
 Moving Frontiers in Veterinary Immunology Dr R. Pandey 1988 Karger, Switzerland
Non-oncogenic Avian Viruses Dr R. Pandey 1989 Karger, Switzerland
Veterinary Vaccines Dr R. Pandey
Dr S. Hogland
Dr G. Prasad
1992 Springer, New York
Pashuon ka Munh Khur Rog Dr K.L. Ahuja
Dr Arvind Kumar
Dr S. Prasad
1992 CCSHAU, Hisar, India
Animal Health Biotechnology Dr R.N.Srivastava
Dr G. Prasad
Dr S.K. Kalra
Dr Y. Gupta
1993 CCSHAU, Hisar, India
Bluetongue: Indian Perspectives Dr G. Prasad
Dr R.N.Srivastava
1995 CCSHAU, Hisar, India
Fundamental  Techniques in Immunology & Serology Dr Ajit Singh 2002 IBD, Co., India
Trilingual Veterinary Dictionary Anita Bhardwaj, R.K. Bhardwaj, Prem Singh and Swati Dahiya 2006 CCS HAU press, Hisar
Insight into Influenza Viruses of Human and Animals Dr Sanjay Kapoor
Dr K. Dhama (IVRI)
2014 Springer International Publishing, Switzerland

Summer Schools/Workshops/Seminars/National Symposia etc organized

  1. ICAR Summer Institute in Enterobacteriaceae, June 1-30, 1973.
  2. Summer School on ‘Recent Advances in Veterinary Immunology’, July 05-26, 1976.
  3. Summer School on ‘Biotechnological Approaches to Diagnosis & Vaccine Development for Infectious Diseases’, June 1-20, 1992.
  4. Workshop on ‘University–Industry Interaction in Veterinary Biologicals’, April 22-23, 2004.
  5. Annual Convention of IAVMI Scientific Society in the years 1989 & 1999.
  6. Annual Convention of Indian Virological Society in 1991.
  7. NATP Workshop-cum-Training Course on ‘IBD ELISA Antibody Kit’, August 24-27, 2004.
  8. Summer School on ‘Research Methodology in Immunology’ CCS HAU, Hisar, June 20-July 19, 2006 & (July 2-31, 2007).
  9. XV Annual Convention and National Symposium on Recent Approaches in Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology for Animal Health and Production of Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology, February 26-28, 2009.
  10. One Day Hands-on-training for Field Veterinarian of DAH&D, Haryana on ‘The use of TE-LAT for Diagnosis of Surra’ on 27/6/2016
  11. Annual ICAR CAFT training(s) in Veterinary Microbiology & Immunology: 32 trainings since 1995.
  12. Two Days Workshop on “Fundamental Techniques for Antibody Production” from Feb. 04-05, 2020 under ICAR Niche Area of Excellence project.
  13. One Week Training on “Phage Display Technology and its Applications” from March 02-07, 2020 under ICAR Niche Area of Excellence project.

Faculty trainings organized by the ICAR Centre of Advanced Studies/ Centre of Advanced Faculty Training in Veterinary Microbiology:

Sr. No. Title of the course Course Coordinator(s) CAS / CAFT
1 Trends in Immunodiagnostics for Veterinary Microbiology Dr S. K. Kalra Dr S.C. Tewari February 11 to March 2,1996
2 Murine Monoclonal Antibody Production Dr Arvind Kumar Dr S.C. Tewari January 14 to Feburary 2, 1997
3 Enzyme Immunoassays in Veterinary Microbiology Dr G. Prasad Dr S.C. Tewari March 3 to 17, 1997
4 Clinical Veterinary Microbiology Dr R.N. Srivastava Dr D.P. Monga March 5 to 24, 1998
5 Update in Poultry Microbiology Dr S. K. Kalra & Dr S Charan Dr D.P. Monga August 3 to 22, 1998
6 Update in Bovine Diagnostic Microbiology Dr K. L. Ahuja & Dr V. D. Purohit Dr D.P. Monga February 4 to 24, 1999
7 Recent Approaches in Immuno-diagnostics for Livestock and Poultry Dr G. C. Chaturvedi Dr D.P. Monga January 11 to 31, 2000
8 Advances in Cell Culture Technology Dr R. Sharma Dr D.P. Monga March 3 to 23, 2000
9 Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases of Poultry Dr P.C. Sharma Dr D.P. Monga September 5 to October 4, 2000
10 Molecular Approaches in Diagnosis of Infections in Livestock and Poultry Dr S.K. Batra Dr V.D. Purohit January 5 to    February 3,2001
11 Production and Use of Instructional Material on Veterinary Virology Dr Sanjay Kapoor Dr S.K. Kalra February 8 to 28, 2002
12 Production and Use of Instructional Material on Veterinary Immunology & Serology Dr S. K. Kadian Dr S.K. Kalra December 16, 2002 to January 06, 2003
13 Management of Microbes as Instrument of SPS Compliance and International Livestock Trade Dr S. K. Kalra, Dr N. K. Kakker, Dr J. R. Rawat Dr S.K. Kalra November 18 to December 08, 2003
14 Development of Instructional Material for General Veterinary Microbiology Dr Y. P. Grover & Dr Sanjay Kapoor Dr S.K. Kalra February 10 to March 1, 2004
15 Antimicrobials, Disinfectants, and Immunomodulators – The Indian Heritage Dr Ajit Singh & Dr S. K. Kalra Dr S.K. Kalra November 8 to 28, 2004
16 Accreditation and Allied Issues with Focus on Development of Website of Core Courses Of Veterinary Microbiology’ Dr S.K. Kalra,  Dr Sanjay Kapoor & Dr G Singh Dr S.K. Kalra February 1 to 21, 2005
17 Capacity Building of Decentralized Institutions for SPS Compliance and Self Employment Dr S. K. Kalra, Dr A. K. Vinayak, Dr S. R. Garg, Dr. N. K. Mahajan Dr S.K. Kalra October 11 to 31, 2005
18 Current Methods in Veterinary Microbiology Dr R. Sharma, Dr. N. K. Kakker, & Dr A. Sharma Dr S.K. Batra January 17 to February 06, 2006
19 Methods in Virology for Disease Diagnosis Dr Sanjay Kapoor, Dr R. Sharma and
Dr Minakshi
Dr Arvind Kumar December 28, 2006 to January 17, 2007
20 Techniques in Murine Monoclonal Antibody Production Dr S. K. Kadian, Dr Ajit Singh, Dr B. R. Gulati Dr Arvind Kumar January 23 to February 12,2008
21 Phage Display Technology for Production of Single-domain Antibodies Dr Ajit Singh Dr Arvind Kumar September 25 to  October 15, 2008
22 Current Concepts in Immunoassays for the Diagnosis of Animal Diseases  Dr R. Sharma and Dr N. K. Kakker Dr Arvind Kumar January 16  to February 5, 2009
23 Modern Trends in Vaccines and Diagnostics for the Control of Infectious Diseases in Animals Dr Shiv Charan & Dr S.K. Batra Dr Ajit Singh March 5 to 25, 2010
24 Modern Cellular and Molecular Immunology Techniques in Animal Health Dr S.K. Kadian& Dr J. Rawat Dr Ajit Singh November 3 to 23, 2011
25 Control of Infectious Diseases of Animals, with Particular Emphasis on FMD Control Programme Dr R. Sharma and Dr N. K. Kakker Dr Ajit Singh September 18 to October 8, 2012
26. Advances in Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals Dr S.K. Batra & Dr Shiv Charan Dr Y. P. Grover September 17 to October 7, 2013
27. Capacity Building for Safe Exchange of Bovine Germplasm Conforming to SPS Standards Dr J. Rawat & Dr Swati Dahiya Dr Sanjay Kapoor February 3 to 23, 2015
28. Development of Validated Diagnostic Assays and Accreditation of Diagnostic Laboratories Dr Swati Dahiya & Dr Archana Sharma Dr Sanjay Kapoor February 3 to 23, 2016
29 Modern Technologies for Production and Applications of Antibodies for Animal Health Improvement Dr Ajit Singh & Dr S. K. Kadian Dr Sanjay Kapoor March 1 to 21, 2017
30. Microbial Genomics and Proteomics in Diagnosis and Control of Diseases of Veterinary Importance. Dr. N. K. Kakker & Dr. Rajesh Chhabra Dr Sanjay Kapoor November 7 to 27, 2017
31. Diagnosis and Control of Emerging and Re-emerging Trans-boundary Diseases of Poultry Dr. Rajesh Chhabra & Dr. N. K. Kakker Dr Sanjay Kapoor February 7 to 27, 2018
32. Recent Advances in Cell based Technologies for Animal Disease Diagnostics and Therapeutic Dr. Swati Dahiya & Dr. Rajesh Chhabra Dr Sanjay Kapoor October 11 to 31, 2018
33 Microbiological Techniques for Diagnosis of Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases of Veterinary Importance

Dr. Akhil K. Gupta

Dr. Anshul Lather

Dr. Mahavir Singh
Dr. N.K. Kakkar November 20 to December 10, 2019
34 Issues in Export of Livestock and Livestock Products vis-à-vis SPS Agreement

Dr. Jagveer Rawat

Dr. Parveen Kumar
Dr. N.K. Kakkar February 7 to 27, 2020

Projected ICAR Centre of Advanced Faculty Training in Veterinary Microbiology:

Sr. No.

Title of the course

Course Coordinator(s)




Combating Antimicrobial Resistance in Livestock and Poultry: Recent Advances in Surveillance, Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Dr. Swati Dahiya

Dr. Akhil Gupta


21 days


Foundation Course in Veterinary Microbiology as per MSVE-2016-I (Unit 1, 2 and 3)

Dr. Parveen Kumar

Dr. Sanjeevna


21 days

Awards & Recognitions

  1. Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize for the Biennium 1986-87 from ICAR, New Delhi
  2. Hari Om Ashram Trust 1980, Award from ICAR, New Delhi
  3. ICAR Team Award 1983 from ICAR, New Delhi
  4. Hari Om Ashram Trust 1985, Award from ICAR, New Delhi
  5. ICAR National Professor: One (1994-2001)
  6. ICAR National Fellows: 3 (1980-1986; 1983-1993; & 1984-1994)
  7. Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship, U. K. from Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, U.K. for PhD degree.
  8. Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, U.K. from Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, U.K. for PDF
  9. Scholarship/ Fellowship from France, Switzerland, USSR governments for PhD degree
  10. Fellow Award,(1996, 2012-13) of National Academy of Veterinary Science (India)
  11. Fellow Award, (2002) National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  12. Fellow Award 2010-11 of Society for Applied Biotechnology of India
  13. Best Teacher Award 2004-05 from (ICAR sponsored) CCS Haryana Agric. University, Hisar
  14. The Regional Research Centre on FMD, Hisar was adjudged as the “Best Regional Centre” of ICAR-Project Directorate on FMD Amongst all the Regional Centres, Continuously for Four Years during Annual Meetings 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.
  15. National level Young Scientist Award by Association of Microbiologists of India
  16. Silver Jubilee Gold Medal for Women for best Doctoral Thesis in CCS HAU, Hisar
  17. Dr. V. D. Kashyap Memorial Gold Medal for best Ph.D. Research worker in CCS HAU, Hisar
  18. Ms. Manju Mutreja Memorial Gold Medal for best Ph.D. research work in CCS HAU, Hisar
  19. J. V. Bhat Memorial Award for best research paper published in Indian Journal of Microbiology
  20. "Best Poster Award" Awarded during Annual Conference of IAVMI held at DUVASU, Mathura (November 2014)
  21. Rajender Pal Gold medal for Best Thesis at Master’s level 2004
  22. Dr. P. Madhusudan Gold Medal Award 2009 from Indian Assoc. for Advancement of Veterinary Research
  23. "Young Women Scientist award" of Society for Applied Biotechnology of India.
  24. Dr R. N. Srivastava Gold Medal for Best Thesis in MVSc (2013-14).
  25. Member, Editorial Board of the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine for 2009- 2011 published by Elseviers (Singapore) Pvt. Ltd. (online e-publication);
  26. 26. Member, Editorial Board of Advances in Veterinary and Animal Sciences
  27. Editor, "Research & Reviews-Journal of Immunology"- International E-journal []
  28. Editor, IAVMI journal
  29. Member, Editorial Board, The Haryana Veterinarian
  30. Many positions in the local chapter and Central Executives of Scientific Societies
  31. Best Oral Presentation Award awarded to Dr. Akhil Kumar Gupta in 37th Annual Convention of Indian Society of Veterinary Medicine held at RAJUVAS, Bikaner from Feb. 1-3, 2019
  32. Naresh Kumar Kakker honored for delivering Invited talk on “Foot-and-Mouth Disease in India” in “Brainstorming Workshop on Foot-and-Mouth Disease” at ICAR- CIRB, Hisar in September, 2019

Former Head of Department from 1965 to 30/11/2010 (CCSHAU)

Sr. No. Name Period From To
1 Dr. I.P.  Singh 1965 31, Janunary-1974
2 Dr. N.K. Chandiramani 1, February-1974 January -1975
3 Dr. V.K. Sharma February-1975 January -1980
4 Dr. S. Prasad February-1980 9, December-1984
5 Dr. N.C. Jain 1, July-1985 30, June-1988
6 Dr. M.C. Goel 1, July-1988 30, June-1991
7 Dr. R.N. Srivastava 1, July-1991 30, June-1994
8 Dr. S.C. Tewari 1, July-1994 30, June-1997
9 Dr. R.D. Sharma 1, July-1997 4, October-1997
10 Dr. D.P. Monga 4, October-1997 30, November-2000
11 Dr. V.D. Purohit 1, December-2000 2, November-2001
12 Dr. S.K. Kalra 3, November-2001 2, November-2005
13 Dr. S.K. Batra 3, November-2005 27, October-2006
14 Dr. Arvind Kumar 28, October-2006 15, December-2009
15 Dr. Ajit Singh 16, December-2009 30, November-2010

Former Head of Department from 1/10/2010 (LUVAS)

Sr. No. Name Period From To
1 Dr. Ajit Singh 01-Dec-10 15-Dec-13
2 Dr. Y.P. Grover 16-Dec-13 12-Feb-15
3 Dr. Sanjay Kapoor 13-Feb-15 12-Feb-19
4 Dr. S.K.Kadian 13-Feb-19 28-Feb-19
5 Dr. N.K. Kakker 28-Feb-19 31-May-22
6 Dr. Rajesh 01-Jun-22 Continuing

Illustrious Alumni

Sr. No. Alumni Position 
1 Maj Gen (Dr) Shrikant, SM, VSM (Retd.) Vice Chancellor,
LUVAS, Hisar
2 Dr R. Sharma Director, Research
LUVAS, Hisar
3 Dr Gaya Prasad  Director IVRI, Izatnagar
4 Dr Gaya Prasad  Vice Chancellor,  Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agri. and Tech., Meerut
5 Dr I.P.Singh     Pro Vice Chancellor
G.B.Pant Univ. Agri. & Tech. Pantnagar
6 Dr I.P.Singh     Dean
G.B.Pant Univ. Agri. & Tech. Pantnagar
7 Dr V.K.Sharma Dean, College of Veterinary Sciences
CCS Haryana Agri. University, Hisar
8 Dr M.C.Goel    Dean, Post Graduate Studies
CCS Haryana Agri. University, Hisar
9 Dr R. Pandey   National Professor (ICAR)
CCS Haryana Agri. University, Hisar
10 Dr R.N.Srivastava        Director, Human Resource Management,
CCS Haryana Agri. University, Hisar  
11 Dr R.N.Srivastava        Advisor to Ministry of Agriculture, Mauritius
12 Dr Azad Kaushik Associate Professor,
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph
13 Dr Bharat Khurana Microbiologist, Food and Drug Administration, USA
14 Dr S.M. Goyal Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, university of Minnesota
15 Dr D. P. Monga Professor, College of Health Sciences – Addis Ababa University
16 Dr Sanjay Kapil Professor, Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Oklahoma State University, USA
17 Dr Suresh K. Mittal Professor and Head, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine, West Latayeffe, USA
18 Dr Bharat Khurana Microbiologist, Food Drug and Administration, USA

List of equipments costing more than 2 lakhs in the Department

Sr. no. Name of Equipment Price (Rs./Euro/USD)
1 Ultrasonicator-4000 Rs. 381300
2 Ultrapure water purification system Rs. 256921
3 TECAN infinite F50 Reader Rs. 475000
4 ULT deep freezer - 80°C USD 6826
5 Monochromator UV  spectrophotometer EURO 11290
6 Biosafety cabinet with virus burning unit and gas burner Rs. 213003
7 Co48R-230-1000 Galaxy Incubator Model 48R Rs. 457896
8 Carl Zeiss Trinocular Inverted Microscope Rs. 499028
9 ELISA reader Rs. 294700
10 Thermal cycler Rs. 445919
11 Biological safety Cabinet (BSC) Class II, Type A2 Rs.5,24,820.00
12 Gel Documentation system $7500.00
13 96-Well Gradient Thermal Cycler $4100.00
14 Refrigerated Microcentrifuge Rs.2,97,832.00
15 Alpha Imager 1220 Gel Documentation and Analysis System with Accessories Rs.4,82,574.00

P.G. Thesis