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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Pavan Kumar

Designation: Scientist
Contact Address:Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-241025
Mobile: +919464974944,

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc & A.H
  • M.V.Sc in Livestock Products Technology
  • PhD (thesis submitted)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • U.G and P.G courses of Livestock Products Technology during 4 years of service in SKAUST (J). Presently working as Assistant Meat Technologist in Dept. of LPT.

Area of Research Interests

  • Fresh meat quality, meat processing, animal welfare, novel foods

Ongoing Projects

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Title of project

Funding agency





Development of extended storage life functional meat products by incorporating bioactive phyto-extracts

University Grant Commission, New Delhi




Encapsulation of natural bioactive compounds and micronutrients for the enhancement of nutritive, preservative and processing functionality of meat products

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), New Delhi




Processing of meat and egg into newer value added products for popularization and better marketing





Development and dissemination of processing technologies of value added meat products for enhanced economic benefits





Development of Designer Meat and Egg Products for Health Benefits and Marketing





Development of extended storage life functional meat products by incorporating bioactive phyto-extracts





Enhancing Profitability of Pig farmers Through Value Addition and Marketing Strategy





RKVY-12-2 (2-Enhancing Profitability of farmers through value addition and Entrepreneurship development)



Research Honour’s /Awards

  • ICAR- Junior Research Fellowship (2005-2007)
  • ICAR -Senior Research Fellowship (2009-2010)
  • CSIR-UGS- NET with JRF (2008)
  • Netaji-Subash ICAR International Fellowship 2019-2020

No. of Publications

Research: 145 Extension: 12      Books: 03              
Manuals: 15


  • Kumar, P., Abubakar, A.A., Ahmed, M.A., Hayat, M.N., Ajat, M., Kaka, U., Goh, Y.M. and Sazili, A.Q., 2023. Electroencephalogram and physiological responses as affected by slaughter empathy in goats. Animals, 13(6), 100.
  • Kumar, P., Abubakar, A.A., Verma, A.K., Umaraw, P., Adewale Ahmed, M., Mehta, N., Nizam Hayat, M., Kaka, U. and Sazili, A.Q., 2023. New insights in improving sustainability in meat production: opportunities and challenges. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, 63(33),11830-11858.
  • Sazili, A.Q., Kumar, P. and Hayat, M.N., 2023. Stunning compliance in halal slaughter: A review of current scientific knowledge. Animals, 13(19), 3061.
  • Kumar, P., Ahmed, M.A., Abubakar, A.A., Hayat, M.N., Kaka, U., Ajat, M., Goh, Y.M. and Sazili, A.Q., 2023. Improving animal welfare status and meat quality through assessment of stress biomarkers: A critical review. Meat Science, 197, 109048.
  • Kumar, P., Abubakar, A.A., Ahmed, M.A., Hayat, M.N., Kaka, U., Pateiro, M., Sazili, A.Q., Hoffman, L.C. and Lorenzo, J.M., 2023. Pre-slaughter stress mitigation in goats: Prospects and challenges. Meat Science, 195,109010.
  • Kumar, P., Chatli, M.K., Mehta, N., Singh, P., Malav, O.P. and Verma, A.K., 2017. Meat analogues: Health promising sustainable meat substitutes. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57(5), 923-932.
  • Kumar, P., Abubakar, A.A., Imlan, J.C., Ahmed, M.A., Goh, Y.M., Kaka, U., Idrus, Z. and Sazili, A.Q., 2023. Importance of knife sharpness during slaughter: Shariah and kosher perspective and scientific validation. Animals, 13(11), 1751.
  • Kumar, P., Mehta, N., Abubakar, A.A., Verma, A.K., Kaka, U., Sharma, N., Sazili, A.Q., Pateiro, M., Kumar, M. and Lorenzo, J.M., 2023. Potential alternatives of animal proteins for sustainability in the food sector. Food Reviews International, 39(8),5703-5728.
  • Kumar, P., Abubakar, A.A., Sazili, A.Q., Kaka, U. and Goh, Y.M., 2022. Application of electroencephalography in preslaughter management: A review. Animals, 12(20), 2857.
  • Kumar, P., Sharma, N., Ahmed, M.A., Verma, A.K., Umaraw, P., Mehta, N., Abubakar, A.A., Hayat, M.N., Kaka, U., Lee, S.J. and Sazili, A.Q., 2022. Technological interventions in improving the functionality of proteins during processing of meat analogs. Frontiers in nutrition, 9, 1044024