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    Dr Raghavendra Bhatta assumes charge as the Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR, New Delhi on 22 January 2024.

    Dr Raghavendra Bhatta, Director of the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore has assumed the charge as the Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR, New Delhi . A doctorate in Veterinary Science with specialization in Animal Nutrition from Veterinary College Bangalore had an excellent academic career bagging gold medal both in Masters and Doctorate programme. He was the recipient of the prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) post-doctoral Fellowship and completed two years of post-doctorate research NILGS, Tsukuba, Japan. Dr Bhatta has also competed post-doctoral training at USDA, Texas in 2011. 

    He started his career from M/s. Mysore Feeds Limited, Bangalore before joining ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool and Wool Research Institute, Rajasthan as Scientist in 1993. In 2003, he was transferred to the ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bangalore. He was selected as the Director of ICAR-NIANP during 2014. During his tenure he has developed many state-of-the art infrastructure facilities at NIANP such as Centre for Laboratory Animal Research, Centre for Climate Resilient Animal Adaptation Studies, community hall, students hostel and a mini-auditorium. He was also instrumental in getting several international collaborative projects such as Indo-German, Australia- India Council project, Indo-Japan, Indo-French ECLIPSE Project, ILRI, IAEA project, etc. Dr Bhatta was the Coordinator of the AICRP, Network project on methane, Principal Investigator of an Indo-German and ILRI project.  Recognising the contribution, the institute was bestowed with the prestigious Sardar Patel Outstanding Institute Award in 2021. 

    Dr Bhatta is the distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, the National Academy of Veterinary Science, and the National Academy of Dairy Sciences – India. 

    He is recipient of several research awards including the prestigious Sir CV Raman State Award from the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka, and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences, 2019 by ICAR. 

    He has published more than 150 research papers in journals and presented more than 140 papers in conferences of national and international repute and has authored 3 books, one in Cambridge University Press, and two in Springer. Has written 45 chapters in books, He has three patents to his credit and guided three PhD students. He is recognized as one of the world’s top 2% scientists by the Stanford University analysis during 2020; 2021;2022; 2023. 

    M. K. VYAS



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    Post Date: 30 Jan 2024