Designation: Senior Scientist-cum-Controller of Examination Contact Address: Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU, Ludhiana(Punjab)-141004 Telephone : 0161-2414033 Mobile: +91-9814198031(R) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B.V.Sc. & A.H.
M.V.Sc. in Veterinary Bacteriology & Virology
Ph.D. in Veterinary Bacteriology & Virology
Teaching and Other Appointments
Associated with teaching of microbiology (Bacteriology, Mycology, Mycotoxicology, Virology and Immunology) relating to epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, control and prevention of infectious diseases of livestock and poultry and bacterial genetics and Molecular biology to UG and PG students of Veterinary, Animal Biotechnology, Dairy and Fishery Sciences for the last 24 years. Prepared the notes and Practical manuals of UG courses. Organizing training programs for teachers/scientists, veterinary officers, pharmacists and one month training course on “Microbiological and Molecular Biology Techniques” to B.Sc./B.Tech. and M.Sc. (biotechnology) students from other institutes.
Head of the Department
Area of Research Interests
Conventional and molecular epidemiology and diagnosis of bacterial and mycotic diseases of livestock and poultry; development of suitable tests and vaccines. Presently working on livestock and poultry diseases viz. Haemorrhagic Septicaemia, Brucellosis, paratuberculosis, Mycotoxins and mycotoxicosis, Salmonellosis, mycoplasma infections.
Year of Start
Research Projects under Niche Area of Excellence: Animal Disease Registry and Tissue Bank
DST-FIST Program for Infrastructure Development
Studies on molecular epidemiology of Brucella infections in Northern India Under “Translational Research Program”
Disease Diagnosis and Registry Service
Detection of Mycotoxins in animal and poultry feed and their implication in poultry diseases
Diagnosis and control of Brucellosis a dreadful zoonotic disease in domestic livestock for enhancing productivity in Punjab state
All India Network Program on HS: CO PI
Studies on bacterial and mycotic pathogens associated with reproductive disorders in bovines: CO PI
Research Honour’s /Awards
Mid Career Scientist Award – 2005
Member of National Academic of Veterinary Sciences (India) - 2006
Shiksha Rattan Puruskar 2007
Outstanding Alumni Award 2009
Scientist Award - 2010
Best poster presentation awards (5)
Students Presently Working
M.V.Sc./M.Sc:: 1 Ph.D: 1
No. of Publications
Jand S K, Pavitter Kaur and Sharma N S. 2005. Yeasts as animal pathogens. Indian J. Comp. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. Dis. 24(2):115-23.
Jand S K, Pavitter Kaur and Sharma N S. 2005. Mycosis and mycotoxicosis –a review. Indian Journal of Animal Science 75(4): 465-76.
Joshi K and Sharma N S. 2004. Suitability of Lander’s transport and enrichment media for isolation of Campylobacter fetus. Indian J. Anim. Sci. 74(10):1037-38.
Joshi K, Sharma N S, Jand S K and Oberoi M S. 2004. Modified method for generating microaerophilic environment for isolation of Campylobacter fetus. Indian J. Anim. Sci. 74(12):1177-79.
Paviter Kaur, Sharma N S, Jand S K and Oberoi M S. 2006. Isolation and identification of Brucella abortus from aborted cattle and buffaloes and evaluation of their antibiogram. Indian Journal of Animal Science 76(2): 105-108.
Paviter Kaur, Sharma N S, Jand S K, Ramneek, Arora A K and Oberoi M S. 2006. Isolation, identification and in-vitro sensitivity profile of Campylobacter fetus from aborted cattle and buffaloes and evaluation of their antibiogram. Indian Journal of Animal Science 76(4): 279-83.
Joshi K, Sharma N S, Jand S K and Oberoi M S. 2006. Prevalence of Campylobacter fetus in cattle and buffalo breeding bulls. Indian Journal of Animal Science 76(8): 609-11.
Matharoo JS, Kanchan, Sharma NS and Bagha CS. 2007. Effect of non-egg yolk extender on the survivability of buffalo spermatozoa. Indian Buffalo Journal 5(1&2):7-9.
Sharma Shweta, Singh Madhumeet, Vasishta N K and Sharma N S. 2008. Mycotic isolation from the uterus of endometritic cows and buffaloes in Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Animal Science: 78(9): 961-62.
Singla L D, Juyal P D and Sharma N S. 2009. Immune responses to haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) vaccination in Trypanosoma evansi infected buffalo-calves. Tropical Animal Health Production 42: 589-95.
Vasudeva K, Deepti Chachra, Arora A K, Mudit Chandra, Sood N K, Rai T S and Sharma N S. 2011. Phagocytic uptake and killing of Pasteurella multocida B:2 by mouse peritoneal phagocytic cells. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences81(10): 1013-17.