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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Animal Biotechnology

Faculty Detail

Dr. Kanchan Sapra

Designation: Physiologist (Reproduction)
Contact Address:Department of Animal Biotechnology, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University-141004
Telephone :
Mobile: +91-9815994512

Academic Credentials

  • B.Sc. Medical (Punjab University, Chandigarh)
  • M.Sc. Zoology (Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana)
  • Ph.D. Zoology (Reproductive Physiology) (GNDU, Amritsar)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Teaching courses  in the area of Reproductive Physiology and Biotechnology especially Ovarian Physiology, Andrology, Cryobiology of gametes, Lactation Physiology,  Endocrinology and Reproductive Biochemistry, Animal Biotechnology, Reproductive Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Animal Biochemistry, Animal Physiology viz. Vitamins and Minerals in Animal Physiology, Renal Physiology and Body Fluid Dynamics,  Chemical Bioregulation in Physiological Function, Neuromuscular physiology

Other Appointments

  • Acted as I/C Semen Bank at Dairy Farm, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, GADVASU 19 years (29.09.1993 to 22.01.2013)
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding (23.01.2013 to 19.11.2015)
  • Worked as Physiologist (Reproduction) in Department of Vety. Physiology and Biochemistry. College of Vety. Science (20.11. 2015 till 7.6.2021) 

Area of Research Interests

Specialization in area of male and female reproduction viz.

  • Ovarian Physiology/ Cell Biology in birds and mammals.
  • In-vitro fertilization (homologous as well as heterologous)
  • Current area of research is on male reproduction, semen cryopreservatio, in-vitro fertility diagnostic tests in semen analysis.

Ongoing Projects

Sr. no.


Funding Agency

Year of Start


Network project on Buffalo improvement (Main Unit and Field Unit)


2001 to till date


Research Facilities of Dairy Cattle and Buffalo Breeding




Project Directorate on Cattle Field Progeny Testing Project


1994 to till date

*Worked as Incharge Semen Bank in Research Projects (from 29-9-1993 to 22-01-2013)

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Awarded honorarium for article published in "Indian Farming" (June, 2003) from ICAR, New Delhi.
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship under ICAR Project "Studies on factors affecting follicular atresia in domestic fowl" (1986-1988).
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship, PSCST funded Project "In-vitro fertility appraisals of buffalo semen- Establishment of heterologous fertilization system" (1991-1993).

No. of Publications

Research: 18Extension: 06     
Books: Nil      
Manuals: 09


  • Kanchan  and Dhindsa S.S. 2020.Effect of exogenous administration of Vitamins on improving the semen quality of crossbred cattle bulls. Int. J. Current Microbial App. Sci. 9(8): 2077-2081.
  • Kanchan. 2019. Seasonal variations on the frequency of  normal motile and static ejaculates and their discard rate in Murrah buffalo bulls. Indian Veterinary Journal, 96(11): 9-11.Marzina, K., Simarjit
  • Kanchan and Matharoo, J.S. 2015. Effect of semen colour on seminal characteristics in cattle bulls. Indian J. Animal Research, 49 (1): 146-147.
  • Kanchan and Matharoo, J.S.  2015. Age at attainment of semen freezability vis-a vis semen characteristics and fertility in Murrah buffalo bulls. Indian Journal  of animal sciences, 85 (4): 376-378.
  • K., Kanchan and Mukhopadhyay, C.S. 2013. Subfertility problems leading to disposal of breeding bulls. Asian - Aust. J. Anim. Sci. 26 (3): 308-38.