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. Balbir Bagicha Singh

Designation: Professor
Contact Address: School of Public Health & Zoonoses, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana -141004 Punjab (India)
Telephone : 0161-2414009,
Mobile: 091-9216257392(R)

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc & A.H.
  • M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Public Health)
  • Ph. D

Teaching and Other Appointments

Veterinary Public Health Zoonoses (especially parasitoses) Food Safety

Other Appointments

  • Research Fellow (January 2002 to May, 2004)
  • Adjunct Professor, Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Area of Research Interests

Foodborne and Zoonotic Parasitology Health Economics Epidemiology of zoonotic diseases

Ongoing Projects

Sr. No. Name Funding Agency Year of Start
1. Molecular epidemiology & diagnostics of pig transmitted (Zoonoses) human parasitic diseases UGC, Govt. of India 2012
2. Community awareness project for prevention and control of zoonoses DST, Govt. of India 2014
3. Seroprevalence and to validate a new ELISA for the detection of Toxoplasma gondii infection in naturally infected multiple animal species including sheep, goat and pigs RKVY, Govt. of India 2014

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Visiting Scientist (2012), Centre for Food borne & Animal Parasitology, OIE reference lab (Trichinella) and Collaborating Centre (Food borne zoonotic parasites), Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada.
  • World Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology Scholarship Funding, 2013
  • The Flemish Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad – University Development Corporation (VLIR – UOS) grant by World Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology for attending twenty first international conference of World Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology held at Ghent, Belgium from August 19- 23, 2007.
  • Dr V S Alwar Memorial Award (2004) by Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology Member reviewer board, Indian journal of fundamental and applied life sciences

Students Guided


Students Presently Working

M.V.Sc./M.Sc:: 3 Ph.D: 1

No. of Publications

Research: 38 Extension: 15 Books: 02 Manuals: 06


Singh BB, Khatkar M, Gill JPS and Dhand NK (2016) Estimation of the health and economic burden of neurocysticercosis in India. Acta Tropica.

Ghatak S and Singh BB (2015) Veterinary Public Health in India: Current status and future needs. Revue scientifique et technique Office International des Epizooties 34 (3),

Singh BB, Dhand NK and Gill JPS (2015) Economic losses occurring due to brucellosis in Indian livestock populations. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 119: 211-215.

Singh BB and Gajadhar AA (2014) Role of India’s wildlife in the emergence and re-emergence of zoonotic pathogens, risk factors and public health implications. Acta Tropica, 138, 67-77.

Singh BB, Dhand NK, Ghatak S and Gill JPS (2013) Economic losses due to cystic echinococcosis in India: need for urgent action to control the disease. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 113 (1): 1-12.

Singh BB, Ghatak S, Banga H S, Gill JPS and Singh B (2013) Veterinary Urban Hygiene – a challenge for India. Revue scientifique et technique. Office International des Epizooties. 32 (3).

Singh BB, Sharma JK, Ghatak S, Sharma R, Bal MS, Tuli A and Gill JPS (2012) Molecular epidemiology of Echinococcosis from food producing animals in north India. Veterinary Parasitology 186 (3-4): 503-506.

Singh BB, Sharma R, Gill JPS, Aulakh RS and Banga HS (2011) Climate change, Zoonoses and India. Revue scientifique et technique. Office International des Epizooties. 30 (3), 779-788.

Singh BB, Sharma R, Sharma JK and Juyal PD (2010) Parasitic Zoonoses in India: An overview. Revue scientifique et technique. Office International des Epizooties. 29 (3): 629-637.

Singh BB, Sharma R, Kumar H, Banga HS, Aulakh RS, Gill JPS and Sharma JK (2006). Prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum infection in Punjab (India) and its association with diarrhea in neonatal dairy calves. Veterinary Parasitology. 140 (1-2): 162-165.