Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ ਵੈਟਨਰੀ ਐਂਡ ਐਨੀਮਲ ਸਾਇੰਸਜ਼ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ

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Faculty Detail

Dr. Shitanshu Shekhar Rath

Designation: Professor
Contact Address:Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414029
Mobile: 9876636856

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • M.V.Sc.(Veterinary Parasitology)
  • Ph.D.(Veterinary Parasitology)
  • Certificate course in Russian Language

Teaching and Other Appointments

Has been associated with the teaching of Veterinary Parasitology at undergraduate and postgraduate level with special reference to Veterinary Entomology and Acarology. Have been teaching Veterinary Helminthology at undergraduate level since inception. At postgraduate level, have been associated with the Clinical parasitology, Zoonotic diseases and wild-life parasitology. As an associate NCC Officer, had taught equine husbandry courses along with other courses of NCC as per the norms of R&V Sqn NCC. Being associated with the clinical complex, had been associated with the teaching of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosis and Veterinary clinical practices. Besides this, have been associated with intern’s classes regarding Vector Borne diseases and other parasitic diseases. Also guiding M.V.Sc. and Ph.D. students as major advisor as well as advisory committee member and Dean PG Nominee.

Other Appointments

  • Associate NCC Officer, COVS from 1992 to 2008.
  • In-charge Landscape section for six months from Jan-2008 to Aug-2008.
  • President Football, COVS in 2008.
  • President Chess, COVS in 2009-10.
  • President Badminton, COVS in 2012-14.
  • Coordinator winter school, 2005.
  • Joint organizing secretary cum treasurer, 19th NCVP, 2009.
  • Vice-president VFA, 2011-12.

Area of Research Interests

Veterinary Parasitology with special reference to Veterinary Entomology and Acarology. Contributed in carrying out research on resistance to acaricides, a basic problem of the farmers in Punjab. A baseline data was generated pertaining to this area for further research Accessibility of efficiency of acaricides will hold the key for control of ticks. Studies were carried out in mange mite regarding efficacy of miticides and ivermectin proved to be choice of treatment except against demodectic mange. Molecular diagnosis of blood protozoan parasites was done with the help of PCR on vector ticks to study the enzootic stability of vector borne diseases. Epidemiological studies for gastro-intestinal parasites in different agro-climatic zones of Punjab. A baseline data has been generated to study about future research applications.

Ongoing Projects

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Year of Start


Biochemical and molecular detection of malathion resistance in cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus




Development of Bio-chemical Assay as a diagnostic tool for synthetic pyrethroid resistance in cattle tick Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum




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




Molecular mapping and octopamine receptor gene polymorphism based detection of amitraz resistance in cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (As Mentor)



Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Merit Certificate in M.V.Sc.
  • NCC “B” Certificate.
  • NCC “C” certificate
  • Awarded ICAR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for M.V.Sc.
  • Best paper presentation award at 7th Annual Convention of the Society for Advancement of Canine Practice. Bangalore, 2010.
  • Best Poster Presentation Award in Poster Session V in the XIth Annual Conference of Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists, held at GADVASU on Dec 13-14, 2012.
  • Second best Oral Presentation Award in Session 2 in the 34th Annual Convention of ISVM & National Symposium, held at GADVASU, Ludhiana from February 17–19, 2016.
  • Second best Oral Presentation Award in Session II in the XXV National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology, Chennai from Feb 17-19, 2016.

No. of Publications

Research: 70

          Extension: 40

             Books: Nil

             Manuals: 07


Jyoti, Singh, N.K., Singh, H., Singh, N.K. and Rath, S.S. (2016). Multiple mutations in the acetylcholinesterase 3 gene associated with organophosphate resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus ticks from Punjab, India. Veterinary Parasitology, 216: 108–117.

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. 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: 90-94.

Singh, A., Singh, H., Singh, N.K., Singh, N.D. and Rath, S.S. (2014). Canine babesiosis in Northwestern India: Molecular detection and assessment of risk factors. Biomed Research International, Article ID 741785, 5 pages