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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Sidhartha Deshmukh

Designation: Principal Scientist/ Professor
Contact Address:Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414027
Mobile: +91-9478386269,

Academic Credentials

  • BVSc and AH from Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur
  • MVSc from Himachal Pradesh KrishiVishwavidyalaya, Palampur 
  • PhD from University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Post-Doctoral Research training from University of Minnesota, USA

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Research: Completed 2 (Two) extramural research project on Poultry Diseases as Principal Investigator from Science and Engineering Research Board  and Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and 1 (One) as Co-Principal investigator from Ministry of Food Processing Industries. Govt. of India.
  • Teaching: Teaching Veterinary Pathology courses (Undergraduate and Post Graduate courses): Developed teaching slides on Infectious disesae pathology, avian pathology (Bacterial disesaes), clinical pathology and disesaes of wild life animals.  Additionally developed practical manual for various courses with other teachers of the department.
  • Extension: Published a Hindi book on poultry diseases and treatment entitled” Murgiyon mein bhibanna bimariyan aur unke roktham ke liye pramukh vidhiyan” ISBN: 9788119002696 by NIPA Publishing house, New Delhi.

Other Appointments

  • Veterinary Pathology

Area of Research Interests

  • Avian Pathology, Piscine Pathology, Immunopathology, Host-Pathogen Interactions

Ongoing Projects




Title of Project

Funding Agency



Principal Investigator

Comprehending the role of mucosal associated immunity during host pathogen interaction following Avibacterium paragallinarum infection in poultry (Chicken and Japanese quail) for developing a futuristic mucosal vaccine.

Science and Engineering Research Board


Govt. of India

March 2016 –

March 2019.


Principal Investigator

Understanding in situ dynamics of provincial innate immune response during reproductive Salmonellosis in chicken for considering future practice of anal (cloacal) mucosal vaccination

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India

May 2017-

August  2020.



Rapid and Confirmatory detection of food borne pathogens through use of molecular and immunohistoche--mical approaches

Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Govt. of India

March 2016-March 2019.


Principal Investigator/Mentor

Infectious Bacterial diseases affecting farmed fin fishes in the Punjab region.

DST-FICCI, Govt. of India

December 2023 –

June 2024


Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence fellowship by USIEF
  • KU-LIFE PhD Scholarship by University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University Merit Scholarship during MVSc.
  • Savithree Jibachch Sinha Best Poster Award by Indian Assocaition of Veterinary Pathologist.
  • Drs. N C Jain and J L Vegad Outstanding Team Research Award Indian Assocaition of Veterinary Pathologist.
  • Houghton Trust Travel award.
  • British Poultry Science Travel Grant award.
  • Global Challenge Research fellow (GCRF) Travel grant by University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • Aarhus University Travel  award by Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
  • Dr. S. Damodaran Memorial Award for Best Research article by Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologist (As one of the co-author to the article).
  • Best Poster Presentation Award by Indian Society for Buffalo Development. (As one of the co-author to the work).

No. of Publications

Research: 16
Extension: 05
     Books: Nil
    Manuals: Nil


  • Balouria, A., Deshmukh, S., Banga, H. S., Ahmad, A., Brar, R.S. and Sodhi, S. (2019). Early  migration pattern of Avibacterium paragallinarum in the nasal passage of experimentally infected chicken and Japanese quail by immunohistochemistry. Avian Pathology 48(2): 168- 177.
  • Diptesh, A., Deshmukh, S., Sodhi, S. and Banga, H.S. (2020). Differential susceptibility and immune response in chicken and Japanese quail towards Avibacterium paragallinarum. Journal of Applied Animal Research 48(1): 575-586.
  • Sethi, H., Deshmukh, S., Kaur, P. and Banga, H.S. (2022). Reproductive and systemic lysozyme activities in chicken during experimental Salmonella Gallinarum infection: a comparative analysis between various egg laying phases. Comparative Clinical Pathology,
  • Ahmed, A., Deshmukh, S., Banga, H.S., Sodhi, S. and R.S. Brar. (2020). Assessment of antigenic specificity of polyclonal antisera raised against Avibacterium paragallinarum by ELISA. Veterinary and Animal Science, https://doi.10.1016/j.vas.2020.100119.
  • Ahuja, A.K., Singhal, S., Singh, R. and Deshmukh, S. (2020). Ultrasonographic and pathological findings of grade III cervico-vaginal prolapse in a pregnant buffalo.  Indian Journal of Animal Research, 54(6): 790-793.
  • Deshmukh, S., Kania, P.W., Chettri, J.K., Skov, J., Bojesen, A.M., Dalsgaard, I. and Buchmann, K. (2013). Cellular and humoral mechanism responsible for vaccine induced protection of rainbow trout against Yersinia ruckeri: Insight from molecular, pathological and immunohistochemical studies. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 20(10):1623-1641.
  • Chettri.J.K.,, Deshmukh, S., Holten-Andersen, L., Jaafar, R.M., Dalsgaard, I., and Buchmann, K. (2013). Comparative evaluation of administration methods for a vaccine protecting rainbow trout against Yersinia ruckeri O1 biotype2 infections. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.154: 42-47.