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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, Punjab 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

  • Molecular diagnostics, acaricide resistance, Integrated Parasite management

Ongoing Projects

Sr. No.


Title of project

Funding agency




Development of biochemical assay as diagnostic tool for synthetic pyrethroid resistance in cattle tick Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum

UGC, New Delhi




Bioassay based detection of ivermectin resistance status in cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus from Punjab (D-2)

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna




Towards climate resilient livestock production system in Punjab (NAFCC)





Impact of climate change on emergence of Vector-borne infectious diseases and their affects on livestock production systems in mid hills of Western Himalayan region






Multiplex-Polymerase chain reaction based detection of tick borne canine haematozoan diseases





Development of surveillance and mitigation tools for the management of anthelmintic resistance in small-ruminants



Research Honour’s /Awards

  • UGC-Raman Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research in USA (2015-16).
  • Associate Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS). 
  • Dr N S Ruprah Memorial Award-2018 by the IAAVP. 
  • Best teacher Award (ICAR) in Agricultural Higher Education for the year 2018-19.
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Dairy Sciences, India (NADSI).
  • 25th MVC-NCVP Mid-career Excellence Award-2021 by IAAVP.
  • 07 Best Poster/Oral Presentation Awards
  • Member FAO Expert Group on “Acaricide Resistance Management of Livestock Ticks”.

No. of Publications

Research: 147
Extension: 53
    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.
  • Singh, N.K., Miller, R.J., Klafke, G.M., Goolsby, J.A., Thomas, D.B. and Perez de Leon, A.A. (2018). In-vitro efficacy of a botanical acaricide and its active ingredients against larvae of 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.
  • Ghosh, S., Ray, D.D., Vanlahmuaka, Das, G., Singh, N.K., Sharma, J.K. and Azhahianambi, P. (2008). Progress in development of vaccine against Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum – Indian scenario. Vaccine, 26S: G 40-47.