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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science, Rampura Phul

Faculty Detail

Dr. Vikrant Sudan

Designation: Associate Professor
Contact Address:Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Rampura Phul 151103
Telephone :
Mobile: +91-9045414200,

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc. & A.H: SKUAST-J (2008)
  • M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Parasitology): IVRI (2010)
  • PhD(Veterinary Parasitology): DUVASU (2019)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Actively involved in teaching of Veterinary Parasitology course for veterinary and diploma undergraduate students. Research interest involves molecular parasitology, parasite phylogenetics and diagnostics for parasitic diseases with special interest on haemoprotozoan diseases. Have handled 11 national and 1 international projects from funding agencies like RKVY, NIF-DST, etc in various capacities.

Other Appointments

  • Presently acting as In charge Department of Veterinary Parasitology, In charge Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosis Laboratory, In charge Recruitment cell, In charge Print and Media Cell, In charge second year diploma and internship at CoVS, Rampura Phul.
  • Held previous administrative portfolios like Assistant Director Research (ADR), Hostel Warden, University Transport Officer (TO), Member University Management Committee (UMC), coordinator of various activities under IDP-NAHEP and scientist Covid-19 testing laboratory, Mathura.
  • Editorial board member of BMC Veterinary Research; Frontiers in Veterinary Science,  Plos One, Veterinary Parasitology: Parasites and wild life and AS Veterinary Science Journal.
  • Life member of Indian Science Congress (ISP);Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (IAAVP); Indian Society for Parasitology (ISP); National Academy of Biological Sciences (NABS) and Punjab State Veterinary Council.

Area of Research Interests

  • Host-parasite interactions with special emphasis on theileriosis.
  • Epidemiological mapping of parasitic infection in and around Punjab using molecular, serological and conventional methods.
  • Molecular phylogenetics of parasites.
  • Resistance in parasites against antiparasitic drugs.

Ongoing Projects

S. No.


Title of project

Funding agency




Preliminary  pilot evaluation of atpical-Human trypanosomiasis (a-HT) due to Trypanosoma evansi in Punjab, India.





Strategic control of subclinical parasitism for better animal health and enhanced productivity in UP





Evaluation and popularization of indigenous acaricidal medication against tick infestation in regions of Uttar Pradesh

National Innovation Foundation (DST)

2020- 21



Gastrointestinal parasitic surveillance including subclinical parasitism in goshalas of Mathura.

Go Anusandhan Sansthan




Expression profile of cytokines and TLRs in cattle and buffalo with natural tropical theileriosis.

Institutional Revolving




Study of Immune Responses in cutaneous tissue of cattle phenotypically resistant and susceptible for ticks

Institutional Revolving




Participatory development of plan for promoting scientific knowledge and better production in small ruminant: an action research

Institutional Revolving




Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of different isolates of trypanosomes in and around Mathura

Institutional Revolving




Development of native whole cell lysate based ELISA kit for trypanosomiosis in cattle and buffalo.

Institutional Revolving


Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Dr. J P Dubey Young Scientist Award for doctoral research (2020) by Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (IAAVP).
  • Recipient of Rukmini Devi Arundale Animal Welfare award (2022) and Pashudhan Samriti India Awards (2022) for Academia by Pashudhan Praharee.
  • Dr. VS Alwar best article award(2018)  in Journal of Veterinary Parasitology by Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (IAAVP).  
  • Best oral presentation/ best poster awards by various professional societies: 07.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (2008).
  • Letter of appreciation by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor DUVASU for excellent services in Covd-19 testing (2021).

No. of Publications

Research: 105
Extension: 11       
 Book Chapters: 07           Review Articles:06


  • Vikrant Sudan, Daya Shanker, Sanjhi Paliwal, Rahul Kumar, Amit Singh (2023). Phylogenetic characterization and analysis of Sarcocystis buffalonis. Acta Tropica 237:106718.
  • Vikrant Sudan, Daya Shanker, Sanjhi Paliwal, Rahul Kumar, Amit Singh (2021). Phylogenetics of Sarcocystis fusiformis isolates based on 18S rRNA and cox 1 genes Microbial Pathogenesis, 159: 105144.
  • Vikrant Sudan, Amit Jaiswal, Daya Shanker, Amit Verma (2018). First report of molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of RoTat 1.2 VSG of Trypanosoma evansi from equine isolate. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 49. 1793-1796.
  • Vikrant Sudan, A.K. Tewari, Harkirat Singh (2015). Serodiagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii in bovines from Kerala, India using a recombinant surface antigen 1 ELISA. Biologicals 43: 250-255.
  • Vikrant Sudan, Amit Kumar Jaiswal, Daya Shanker (2014). Infection rates of Linguatula serrata nymphs in mesenteric lymph nodes from water buffaloes in North India. Veterinary Parasitology 205: 408–411.
  • Vikrant Sudan, Rahul Kumar, Daya Shanker, Sanjhi Paliwal (2019). First report of molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Sarcocystis tenella from India. Parasitology Research 118(5):1429-1434.
  • Vikrant Sudan, Rahul Kumar, Daya Shanker (2021) Sequence phylogenetic analysis and associative genetic diversity of Sarcocystis hirsuta based on 18S rRNA gene. Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Science 10, 22 .
  • Sanjhi Paliwal, Daya Shanker, Vikrant Sudan, SK Singh (2023). Comparative genetic diversity and molecular evolutionary analysis of Theileria annulate isolates based on Tama 1 gene. Tick and tick borne diseases 102241.
  • Sanjeev Kumar, Sanjhi Paliwal, Vikrant Sudan, Shanker D, Singh SK. (2022) An endpoint visualization loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for detecting bubaline theileriosis. Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Science;11(1):67.
  • Vikrant Sudan, Deepak Sumbria, Jasleen Kaur, Rabjot Kour, Kapil Gupta (2023). The Pathophysiology of Trypanosomiosis Associated Anaemia: A Multifactoral Phenomenon. International Journal of Zoology and Animal Biology  6(6): 000524.