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. Rakesh Kumar Sharma

Designation: Professor cum Head
Contact Address:Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004
Telephone : 0161-2553314
Mobile: 94172-00994,

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc & A.H.
  • M.V.Sc
  • Ph.D

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Joined University service as Assistant Professor Animal Science Extension (Reproduction) on 31.01.1994 in the Department of Animal Science, PAU, Ludhiana.
  • Promoted to the post of Professor on 19.02.2010.
  • Joined as Head of the Department on 01.10.2020.
  • Project: Development of Sustainable Livestock Farming System For Livelihood Security in Hoshiarpur District of Punjab sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi, 2008-2014.
  • On-going Project: Establishment of Pashu Palak-Tele Advisory Kendra (PP-TAK) at GADVASU, Ludhiana sponsored byNABARD.

Other Appointments

Director, Regional Research and Training Centre, Talwara

Area of Research Interests

Conducted research in the field of veterinary andrology (cryopreservation of buffalo semen; libido and sexual behavior of buffalo bulls; In vitro sperm mucus penetration) and theriogenology (Reproductive efficiency of buffaloes as affected by housing management and hormonal interventions)

Ongoing Projects



Title of Project



Budget (Rs)

Sponsoring Agency

Duration of Project











Development of Sustainable Livestock Farming System For Livelihood Security in Hoshiarpur District of Punjab

1 To enhance productivity of animals through adoption of some improved interventions

2 To enhance crop production, and promotion of agro-forestry with fodder trees and medicinal plants

3 To promote processing and marketing of various products, and 4. Development and training of self help groups for sustainability of various enterprises

Dr. A. L. Saini

Dr. R. K. Sharma

Dr. S. C. Sharma

Mr. J S Mann

Mr. J Saroop












Rs 400.96 lakhs
















ICAR, New Delhi.





















Establishment of Pashu Palak-Tele Advisory Kendra at GADVASU, Ludhiana

1. To provide quick solutions for farmer queries in local language through telephony/ text message/ instructional videos.

2. To provide technical inputs related to A.H. activities to farmers.


Dr R K Sharma


Dr Amandeep Singh


Rs 22.20 lakhs











NABARD, RO, Chandigarh

2021- ongoing

No. of Publications

Research: 35
Extension: 251     
Books: 06   Manuals: 02


  •  Verma, H K, Sharma, R K and Singh, J (2018) Practical approaches for doubling livestock farmers’ income. Livestock              Extension 1 (1): 1-10.
  •  Sharma, R K and Saini, A L (2014) Income generation through rope making. Indian Farming 64 (2): 59-61.
  • Sharma, R K and Saini, A L (2011) Ethnoveterinary medicine-a practical approach to the treatment of bovine diseases. Lead Paper in Proc.: National Symposium of ISAPM. Nov 02-04, 2011, COVS, GADVASU, Ludhiana. Pp187-193.
  •  Sharma, R K, Gandotra, V K, Prabhakar, S and Nanda, A S (2010) Effect of housing management on reproductive efficiency of buffaloes. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 80: 768-70.
  • Dev, S, Pangawkar, G R, Sharma, R K and Verma, H K (1997) Sperm penetration in relation to physical characteristics of buffalo oestrual mucus. International Journal of Animal Sciences 12: 89-91.
  • Sharma, R K, Gandotra, V K, Pangawkar, G R and Khajuria, V K (1997) Manipulation of ovulation to augment fertility in normal bovines. The Veterinarian 21 (8): 9-14.
  • Sharma, R K, Pangawkar, G R and Gandotra, V K (1996) Reproduction in farm animals under stressful environment. A review. PASHUDHAN 11 (12): 3.
  •  Sharma, R K, Sran, H S and Bajwa, B S (1995) Seizures in a dog- A case report. Punjab Veterinarian 3 (2): 103-105.
  • Sharma, R K, Pangawkar, G R, Verma, H K and Singh, M (1994) Physico-biochemical characteristics of semen in relation to libido and service behavior of buffalo bulls. Indian Journal of Animal Reproduction 15: 60-62.
  • Sharma, R K, Pangawkar, G R and Matharoo, J S (1994) Efficacy of certain antibiotics on the bacterial load of buffalo semen during cryopreservation. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 64: 468-70.