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: Associate Professor
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: +91-94172-00994(R)

Academic Credentials

Teaching and Other Appointments

Facilitate student learning in the areas of veterinary extension and sociology; Coordinated special outreach programmes to promote the department’s interests in the field of veterinary extension; Collaborated with farmers of the State in order to improve management of their farms and solve livestock issues; Collaborated with Veterinary professionals of the State Department to establish corrective measures in various diseased conditions of the animals.

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

Sr. No. Name Funding Agency Year of Start
1. Sustainable Livestock Based Farming System for Livelihood Security in Hoshiarpur District of Punjab World Bank through NAIP, ICAR, New Delhi 2008

Students Guided

M.V.Sc./M.Sc:: 1

Students Presently Working

M.V.Sc./M.Sc:: 2

No. of Publications

Research: 16 Extension: 142 Books: 2 Manuals: 1


Sharma, R K and Saini, A L (2011) Ethnoveterinary medicine-a practical approach to the treatment of bovine diseases. Lead Paper in National Symposium of ISAPM, Nov 02-04, 2011, COVS, Ludhiana. Pp187-93. Proceedings: National Symposium of ISAPM, Nov 02-04, 2011, COVS, 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. Ind. J. Anim. Sci. 80 (8): 768-770.

Kaushal, S, Sharma, R K, Kaur, K, Wadhwa, M and Bakshi, M P S (2007) Nutritional status of animals of central plain zone of Punjab. Intl. Trop. Anim. Nutr. Conf., Oct 4-7, 2007. NDRI, Karnal, India. pp 81-82.

Mavi, P S, Pangaonkar, G R, Sharma, R K and Gandotra, V K (2004) Effect of certain hormones on reproductive performance of post-parturient buffaloes. Buffalo J. 20: 193-201

Mohammad F, Dhaliwal, G S and Sharma, R K (1999) Clinical efficacy of GnRH analogue (buserelin) and oestradiol benzoate treatments in anoestrous buffaloes. Ind. J. Anim. Sci. 69: 310-12.

Kumar, N, Pangawkar, G R, Sharma, R K and Matharoo, J S (1999) Effect of Sephadex filtration of buffalo bull semen on freezability and sperm penetration into homologous cervical mucus. Ind. J. Anim. Sci. 69: 91-93.

Dev, S, Pangawkar, G R and Sharma, R K (1997) Sperm penetration in relation to physical characteristics of buffalo oestrual mucus. Intl. J. Anim. Sci. 12: 89-91.

Dev, S, Pangawkar, G R and Sharma, R K (1996) In vitro sperm mucus penetration test to evaluate bull fertility. Ind. J. Anim. Sci. 66: 1021-22.

Sharma, R K, Pangawkar, G R and Matharoo, J S (1994) Efficacy of certain antibiotics on the bacterial load of buffalo semen during cryopreservation. Ind. J. Anim. Sci. 64: 468-70.

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. Ind. J. Anim. Reprod. 15: 60-62.