20 April 2012 - Vet Varsity appoints new Head of Departments
Four professors of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University joined as new HODs in different departments. While delivering the information Dr. P.D, Juyal Registrar of university told that Dr. Iqbal Singh Bajwa, Senior Poultry Geneticist has appointed Head, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding. A veterinary graduate from G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, he did his Ph.D in Animal Genetics and Breeding from PAU, Ludhiana before joining the department in 1985. Initially as an extension specialist he motivated poor women of rural areas into acquiring training and setting up poultry and dairy units which improved their socio-economic. With specialization in Poultry Breeding he devoted his career to the development and genetic improvement of poultry stocks at the University Poultry Farm. He had been instrumental in developing and the release of a commercial broiler stock (IBL-80) at the national level, quail stock (Punjab White Quail) at the state level and a tinted egg laying rural bird (Punjab Red).
Dr. Baljinder Kumar Bansal has been appointed as HOD, Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bansal has put in more than 22 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities of the university. He primarily worked on udder health and milk quality in dairy animals. He has handled seven research projects as Principal/ Co-Principal Investigator, and guided 05 M.V. Sc and 01 Ph.D. students. Dr Bansal has to his credit 67 research papers, 22 invited papers, 20 extension articles and 75 conference presentations. He has attended 29 National and 14 International Conferences in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Netherlands, Hungary and New Zealand etc. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences of India and has been awarded prestigious German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship for doctoral studies.
Prof Parkash Singh Brar has been appointed as Head of Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics. His major research interests are nutrition-reproduction interactions and oestrus synchronization in dairy animals. He has worked as principal investigator in six research projects including two from FAO/IAEA joint division Vienna, Austria. He has visited more than 10 Asian and European countries under various programmes. Apart from 70 research, 31 extension and 42 invited papers. He imparted training to fellows from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Tanzania, Myanmar and Mongolia under International Atomic Energy Agency fellowship programme and received an appreciation certification from IAEA for such activities. Dr Brar has been awarded Young Scientist award by the ISSAR thrice for best scientific presentations in national symposia. He is a member of several national scientific societies.
Dr. Amarjit Singh, Professor Veterinary Pathology has joined as Incharge, Animal Disease Research Centre (ADRC). He is working as Veterinary Pathologist since 1991. He has guided 6 MVSc students and published 60 original research papers in national and international journals. Recently, Dr. Singh has been admitted as Diplomate ICVP by Indian College of Veterinary Pathologists, a new body instituted to conduct the Certification Examination for Veterinary Pathologists in India on the lines of American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (IAVP) has conferred most prestigious fellowship award of the association on him. He has completed several research projects on avian diseases in India and abroad. He did his Ph. D research at Institute of Poultry Diseases, Free University, Berlin, Germany.