Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ ਵੈਟਨਰੀ ਐਂਡ ਐਨੀਮਲ ਸਾਇੰਸਜ਼ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Rajesh V. Wagh

Designation: Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004 (Punjab)
Telephone : 0161-2414025
Mobile: 7276147137

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • M.V.Sc. (Livestock Products Technology)
  • Ph.D (Livestock Products Technology)
  • M.B.A. (Operation Management), ICAR NET qualified (2014 & 2015)

Teaching and Other Appointments

Involved in teaching to Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry & Extension (B. V. Sc & A.H.), Master of Livestock Products Technology (M. V. Sc.) and PhD in the discipline of Livestock Products Technology.

Other Appointments

  • Member of Departmental Research and Extension Committee.
  • Reviewer of reputed National and International journals like Animal Production Science, Journal of Meat Science, Journal of Food Science and Technology etc.
  • Life Time Member of
  • Life Time Member of “Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists (IAVPHS)”

Area of Research Interests

Development of potentially functional meat products with the incorporation of various bioactive plant materials. Improvement of the quality and safety of meat and meat products through combined novel technologies. Study of the implications of chemical changes, physical and structural properties in meat products. Valorization of meat products. Design and characterization of biodegradable, edible and/or active films. Obtaining of bioactive peptides from animal products. New product development: sensory, quality, food safety, shelf-life and marketability New applications of phytochemicals and other bioactive compounds to enhance food quality and human health; processing technologies to improve consumer acceptability of health-promoting foods Application of traditional and emerging technologies to meat products. Utilization of slaughter houses by-products into value added products.

Ongoing Projects

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Funding Agency

Year of Start


Experiential learning unit for setting of facilities of hands on training on “Development, storage and marketing of value added meat products” (Co-PI)




Development and Sale of Value Added Products for Income Generation (RF-8). (Co-PI)

Punjab Government



Strengthening of Department of Livestock Products Technology for value addition to Livestock Products (Old: NPV-65). (Co-PI)

Punjab Government



Studies on the utilization and popularization of processed meat products from buffaloes and other species (NPV-43). (Co-PI)

Punjab Government

1990-   91

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Awarded University Merit Fellowship throughout PhD Degree.
  • Awarded Finnish Government Scholarship Pool Programme, EU 2013-14 through Indo-Finnish Cultural Exchange Programme, Govt. of India, New Delhi to carry out Doctoral research at University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Awarded 1st prize at State Level Inter-University Research Festival-2011, Maharashtra state, India for the project “Development of Value added chicken meat snacks from Spent Hen meat”.
  • Qualified ICAR - Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board –National Eligibility Test, 2014 and 2015.
  • Awarded NCC ‘B’ Certificate.

No. of Publications

Research: 10
Extension: 12
Books: 1
Manuals: 3


Wagh Rajesh V., Manish K. Chatli, Marita Ruusunen, Eero Puolanne and Per Ertbjerg. 2015. Effect of various phyto-extracts on physico-chemical, colour and oxidative stability of pork frankfurters. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. 28(8): pp 1178-1186.

Vikas Kumar, Manish K. Chatli, Wagh Rajesh V., Nitin Mehta and Pavan Kumar. 2015. Effect of selected combination of sea buckthorn and grape seed extract and packaging methods on storage quality of pork patties. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 52(10): pp 6230-6241.

Wagh Rajesh V., Manish K. Chatli, Vikas Kumar. 2014. Comparative efficacy of different Matteuccia struthiopteris extracts as an antioxidant in raw ground pork during refrigerated storage. The Haryana Veterinarian, 53(2): pp102-105.

Wagh Rajesh V., K. S. Rathod, A. A. Shewalkar, R. Banerjee and R. K. Ambadkar. 2012. Effect of Refrigeration Storage on Proximate Composition of Chevon. Crop Improvement, 39(2): pp1471-1472.

Wagh Rajesh V., Manish K. Chatli, Pavan Kumar and Nitin Mehta. 2014. Effect of different concentration of fenugreek seed extracts on the large White Yorkshire Pig meat. Indian Journal of Veterinary Public Health.