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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Nirbhay Kumar Singh

Designation: Professor-cum-Head
Contact Address:Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414029
Mobile: 9417336332,

Academic Credentials

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

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate Course of Veterinary Parasitology with interest/ specialization in Veterinary Entomology and Acarology.

Other Appointments

  • Procurement Officer IDP project entitled “Institutional Development Plan for Improved Learning Outcome, Skill and Entrepreneurship at GADVASU” under NAHEP.

Area of Research Interests

  • Monitoring of resistance development against commonly used acaricides. Development of herbal acaricide to mitigate acaricide resistance development. Biological control of ticks by entomopathogenic nematodes. Epidemiology of economically important parasitic diseases viz. gastrointestinal parasitism of dairy animals, ixodid ticks, haematozoan infections. Immunological and molecular diagnosis of parasitic diseases

Ongoing Projects

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Funding Agency

Year of Start


Management of parasitic diseases of domestic livestock

Punjab State Govt. (NPV-30)


Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Best paper presentation award (05)
  • Best Poster Presentation Award (02)
  • Raman Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research in USA (2015-16) by University Grants  Commission, New Delhi.
  • Associateship of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) for 2017.
  • Certificate of Appreciation by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for development of alternative treatment methods for Rhipicephalus microplus infesting cattle and nilgai in Texas, USA.
  • Dr N S Ruprah Memorial Award-2018 by the Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (IAAVP).
  • Best teacher Award (ICAR) in Agricultural Higher Education for the year 2018-19.
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Dairy Sciences, India (NADSI) for 2021

No. of Publications

Research: 148
Extension: 51
    Books: 01   Manuals: 10



  • Jyoti, Saini, S.P.S., Singh, H., Rath, S.S. and Singh, N.K. (2022). In vitro acaricidal activity of Piper longum L. against amitraz resistant Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). Experimental Parasitology, 241: 108356.
  • Thomas, A.M., Singh, H., Panwar, H., Sethi, R.S. and Singh, N.K. (2022). Duplex real?time PCR methods for molecular detection and characterization of canine tick?borne haemoparasites from Punjab state, India. Molecular Biology Reports, 49: 4451–4459.
  • Jyoti, Singh, N.K., Singh, H., Singh, Niraj K. and Rath, S.S. (2021). Genotyping amitraz resistance profiles in Rhipicephalus microplus Canestrini (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks from Punjab, India. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 12: 101578.
  • Singh, N.K., Miller, R.J., Klafke, G.M., Goolsby, J.A., Thomas, D.B. and Perez de Leon, A.A. (2018). Efficacy of a botanical acaricide and its active ingredients against susceptible and acaricide resistant strains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Canestrini (Acari: Ixodidae). Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases, 9: 201–206.
  • Singh, N.K., Saini, S.P.S., Singh, H., Jyoti, Sharma, S.K. and Rath, S.S. (2017). In vitro assessment of acaricidal activity of Piper longum, Piper nigrum, Zingiber officinale extracts and their combinations against Hyalomma anatolicum. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 71: 303–317.
  • Singh, N.K., Jyoti, Vemu, B., Prerna, M., Singh, H., Dumka, V.K. and Sharma, S.K. (2016). Acaricidal activity of leaf extracts of Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. (Fabaceae) against synthetic pyrethroid resistant Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Research in Veterinary Science, 106: 1-6.
  • Singh, N.K., Singh, H., Jyoti, Prerna, M. and Rath, S.S. (2015). First report of ivermectin resistance in field populations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Punjab districts of India. Veterinary Parasitology, 214: 192-194.
  • Singh, N.K., Jyoti, Vemu, B., Singh, H., Prerna, M., Daundkar, P.S., Sharma, S.K. and Dumka, V.K. (2015). In vitro acaricidal activity of Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng (Rutaceae) extracts against synthetic pyrethroid resistant Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Parasitology Research, 114(4): 1531–1539.
  • Singh, N.K. and Rath, S.S. (2014). Esterase mediated resistance against synthetic pyrethroids in field populations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Punjab districts of India. Veterinary Parasitology, 204: 330-338.
  • Singh, N.K., Jyoti, Haque, M., Singh, H., Rath, S.S. and Ghosh, S. (2014). A comparative study on cypermethrin resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and Hyalomma anatolicum from Punjab (India). Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases, 5(2): 90-94.