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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Mandeep Singh Bal

Designation: Principal Scientist-cum-Head
Contact Address:Department of Animal Disease Research Centre, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414029
Mobile: +91 9779540624,

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc &A.H
  • M.V.Sc.
  • Ph.D.
  • Six month advanced training (w.e.f. May 2012 to Oct. 2012) on Molecular Epidemiology of Canine Parasitic Zoonoses at Zoonotic Parasite Research Unit, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Involved in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses of Veterinary Parasitology.

Other Appointments

  • Landscaping Incharge, GADVASU
  • Warden, Hostel No. 3, GADVASU

Area of Research Interests

  • Veterinary Parasitology: Haemoparasites of domesticated animals, Anthelmintic Resistance & Parasitic zoonoses

Ongoing Projects

Name/ No.  of Project/ Scheme

Funding Agency


From       To

Scientists involved (PI/ Co-PIs)

Use of foldscope for diagnosis of parasitic diseases with emphasis on canine zoonotic parasites under human animal interface


New Delhi

2016- 2019

Dr. M. S. Bal (PI), Dr. C. K. Singh, Dr. Paramjit Kaur, Dr. L. D. Singla (Collaborators)

ICAR-108: Investment in ICAR leadership in Agricultural Higher Education (IILAHE): NAHEP Component 2 Project ) NIBLD (National Image base for Livestock Diseases) App

ICAR, New Delhi

December 2021 to till date (Continuing)

Dr. M. S. Bal & Dr. S.S. Randhawa, (Project Co-Coordinator/Nodal Officer/PI),

Drs. G. Filia, V. Mahajan, K. Gupta Teachers from clinical departments (Co-Investigators)

Medicinal Plants garden for awareness/demonstration and Veterinary Research purpose at GADVASU, Ludhiana, Punjab.

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science (CCRAS)

 2018- 2022

Drs. Santosh S. Mane, S. K. Sharma, M. S. Bal (Co-PI) and GajarmalAmitAshok

Development of Nursery for cultivation of five selected medicinal plants at Guru AngadDev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab

National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB), Ministry of Ayush, Govt. Of India


Santosh S. Mane, V. K. Dumka, S. K. Sharma and M. S. Bal (Co-PI)

Molecular epidemiology of Trichinellosis and Toxoplasmosis in India: addressing neglected zoonotic diseases in one health context.


New Delhi


Drs. B.B.Singh, J.P.S. Gill,  R.S. Aulakh,,  M. S. Bal (Co-PI)

Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections in Relation to  Anthelmintic Resistance In Sheep and Goats in Punjab State.

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)


M. S. Bal(PI), L.D. Singla, ParamjitKaur, Harkirat Singh


Epidemiology of abortions of parasitic origin in ruminants in relation to various risk factors and evaluation of economic impact.

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)


PI: Dr. M. S. Bal
Co. PI: Dr. C. K. Singh, Dr. V. Mahajan, Dr. G. Filia, Dr. ParamjitKaur

Evaluation of different ante mortem diagnostic approaches for detection of co-infection of bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)


Drs. G. Filia, C. K. Singh, M. S. Bal (Co-PI) and V. Mahajan

Animal Disease Research Centre & Strengthening of diagnostic facilities and experimentation


Punjab Govt.

2002 to till date(Continuing)

Whole Department (Actively involved )

Project Directorate on Animal disease monitoring & surveillance (PD_ADMAS)


2002 to till date (Continuing)

Dr. M. S. Bal(In-Charge ADRC): PI

Dr. G. Filia: Co-PI

Drs. V Mahajan, Jagmeet Kaur, Ashok Kumar (Collaborators)

Empolyment of immunomolecular  diagnostic tools for   haemoprotozoan diseases of livestock in Punjab state

RKVY, Govt. of India


Dr. L.D. Singla, Dr. P.D. Juyal, Dr. M.S. Bal, Dr. Paramjit Kaur, Dr. H. Singh


Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Awarded International Travel Grant from DST, New Delhi for attending 24th International conference of WAAVP (World Association for advancement of Veterinary Parasitology) held at Perth, Australia from 25-29th August 2013.
  • Award of Honour by Directorate of Student’s welfare, GADVAU during republic day function (26th January 2016) of University for dedicated work as In-Charge Landscaping, GADVASU, Ludhiana.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award by Alumni Association College of Veterinary Science during Golden Jubilee Celebration function of COVS, Ludhiana on 29.12.2020
  • Six month advanced training (May to October 2012) on ‘Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Zoonoses’ at Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Best poster award for presenting a poster in 3rd annual conference of IAVPHS held on 9th-10th Feb. 2005 organized by Department of Veterinary Public Health, PAU, Ludhiana.
  • Best Poster award (3rd ) 20th National congress of Vety Parasitology, for presentation of research work (poster) ‘Occurrence of Balantidium coli in diarrheic faecal samples of Cattle and Buffaloes’ by Ashuma , Randhawa SNS, Bal M.S., Gupta M.P., Kumar H., Kaur K., Filia G. et al  held at CCS HAU, Hisar, Department of Vety Parasitology on18-20th Feb 2010.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award (1st ) for presentation of research work entitled ‘Diagnosis and management of anaplasmosis outbreaks in cattle in Punjab’ by Bal MS, Mahajan V, Filia G, Singh CK and Kaur P. during International symposium and 7th conference of Indian Meat Science Association (IMSACON-VII) to be organized by department of Livestock Products & Technology, GADVASU, Ludhiana from 10-12 November 2016.
  • Team Award during Republic day function of university on 26.01.2022: Veterinary Hospital (Departments of VSR, VM, VGO, ADRC) for providing disease diagnostic services in Vety. Clinics especially during Covid-19 situation. Team Members: Faculty members (Drs. M. S. Bal, G. Filia, V. Mahajan)
  • Third Prize in Stall Competition (ADRC), Pashu Palan Mela, March 2023.
  • University Merit certificate & fellowship during M.V.Sc

No. of Publications

Research: 92 Extension: 45      Books: 01      Manuals: 02


  • Pandit D, Bal MS, Kaur P, Singla LD, Mahajan V, Setia RK. 2021. Seroprevalence and spatial distribution of toxoplasmosis in relation to various risk factors in small ruminants of Punjab, India. Indian Journal of Animal ResearchDOI: 10.18805/IJAR.B-4358
  • Kaur, P., Sharma, A., Juyal P D, Bal, MS, Singh C and Singla LD.2021. Comparative epidemiology and pathophysiology of patent and latent babesiosis caused by Babesiabigemina in buffaloes and cattle from different agroclimatic zones of Punjab State, India. Tropical Animal Health Production 53:264-272.
  • Mahajan V, Filia G, Bal M S, Leishangthem G D and Sandhu K S (2021). Epidemiological and pathological studies on outbreaks of swinepox in Punjab. Haryana Vet. 60(1), 135-136.
  • N Sangha, C K Singh, K Gupta, V Mahajan and M S Bal. (2020).Novel approach of foldscope for diagnosis of epithelial tumors in animals.International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 9(7): 156-160.
  • Bal MS, Sagar R, Kaur P, Mahajan V, Singla L Dand Singh C K. 2019. Foldscope as a diagnostic tool for identification of parasites of domesticated animals.Indian Journal of Animal Sciences89(10):1082-1085.
  • Sharma A, Singla LD, Kaur P, Bal M S, Sumbria D, Setia R.2019. Spatial seroepidemiology, risk assessment and haemato-biochemical implications of bovine trypanosomiasis in low lying areas of Punjab, India.Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Pawar P D, Singla L D, KaurP,Bal M S and Javed M. 2019. Evaluation of multiple anthelmintic resistance for gastrointestinal nematodes using different faecal egg count reduction methods in small ruminants of Punjab, India.ActaParasitologica.64(3): 456-463
  • Parashar R, Singla LD, Batra K, Kumar R, Kashyap N, Kaur P and Bal MS.2018. Unraveling cryptic epizootiology equines trypanosomosis in Punjab state of India by parasitological and sero-molecular techniques.ActaTropica 185: 18-26.
  • Bal MS, Mahajan V, Filia G, Singh CK and Kaur P. 2017.Management of outbreaks of anaplasmosis in cattle in Punjab State.Journal of Animal Research 7 (5): 885-889
  • Bal MS, Mahajan V, Filia G, Kaur P, Singh A (2016) Diagnosis and management of bovine babesiosis outbreaks in cattle in Punjab state, Veterinary World, 9(12): 1370-1374.