Address : Head of Department of Veterinary Anatomy, College of Veterinary Science, Rampura Phul
Brief Introduction :
Dr. R V Prasad, Professor took over the charge of Department of Veterinary Anatomy at COVS, Rampura Phul. He has worked as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Head, Dept of Veterinary Anatomy, Dean, Bangalore, Hassan and Shivamogga Veterinary Colleges and as Officer on Special duty for the establishment of Gadag Veterinary College (Karnataka). During his tenure as Dean at Hassan and Shivamogga Veterinary Colleges were recognised by Veterinary Council of India (VCI), for the first time. He also worked as Vice Chancellor of KVAFSU, Bidar. During his tenure as VC, he successfully obtained permission and recognition from VCI and started the GadagVeterinary Colleges in the year 2018-19 and started three diploma colleges in animal husbandry in the same year. He guided 15 MVSc and 5 Ph.D students majoring in Veterinary Anatomy. He is having teaching experience of more than 35 years for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral students in courses like Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy, Neuro Anatomy, Clinical and Applied Anatomy. He has conducted the research activities on histological and histochemical studies, neuro anatomical studies, Electron Microscopical, immuno histochemical Studies, molecular biology work including factors affecting ovarian folliculogenesis. Regarding innovative studies, he carried out work on Plastination of biological specimens using environment pollutants, flash based innovative technique in teaching Veterinary Anatomy, identification of Species of wild and domestic animals using Fourier Transform InfraRed Spectroscopy (FT-IR), development of Cowslips using Organic polymers, development of Bioscaffolds for tissue repair and regenerative medicine and development of Biomaterials using Chicken feather waste for multiple applications. A total of 14 Awards and Recognitions include Best Paper, Best Poster, Plaque of Honor in recognition of outstanding contribution to Veterinary Profession, Certificate of Merit in recognition of research grants, VGST Award of GOK and Lions Club Award. He also served as Chairman, Board of Management, KVAFSU, Bidar, Chairman Academic Council, KVAFSU, Bidar, Member of board of studies, KVAFSU and Sri Venkateshwara Veterinary University, and is a life member of Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomists, Karnataka Veterinary Association, Karnataka Veterinary Council, University of Agricultural Sciences Alumni, Bangalore, Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice and Bangalore Veterinary College Alumni Association. He has published more than 30 publications in scientific journals, 5 popular articles, 7 lead papers presented in National and International Conferences. He handled number of projects including preparation of anatomical teaching aids by recycling plastic tea cups and thermocol; Centre of Innovation in Science Education (CISE) awarded 30 lakhs from Vision Group of Science & Technology, GOK for three years (from 2012-2016) and for Infrastructure in Science and Technology (FIST) from Department of Science & Technology, GOI funding of 55.5 lakhs (2013-2016).