Address: Director of Research, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana
Dr. Vinod Kumar Dumka, is a professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and is working in the areas of pharmacokinetics, ethnopharmacology and toxicology for the last 29 years. He has done graduation (Bronze medallist) from G. B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Masters from IVRI, Izatnagar and PhD from PAU, Ludhiana. He is a fellow of ISVPT and Fellow of STOX India. He has held various Positions held in Professional Societies including Secretary Headquarters, Society of Toxicology (STOX), India, Joint Secretary, STOX, India Editor –in-Chief, Toxicology International, Managing Editor Toxicology International and Assistant Editor Journal of veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology. He has handled 14 research projects funded by different agencies. He has been awarded INSA Visiting Fellowship, Young Scientist Award of ISVPT, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Best Extempore Award and TEN times Best Paper awards at different conferences. He has guided 16 Postgraduate students as major advisor and 70 PG students as advisory committee member. Dr. Dumka has published 106 Research papers (51 in Foreign Journals and 55 in National Journals), 6 Review papers, 2 Books, 4 Chapters in books and 8 Practical Manuals. He has Organized 8 Seminars/Workshops as Organizing Secretary. He has been nominated as Expert for selection and assessment of various posts of teachers and scientists at several SAUs and ICAR institutes and as External Examiner at different Universities. His Important Assignments include Establishment of the first Collaborative Research Centre for Veterinary Ayurveda of India at GADVASU; Development Medicinal Plant Garden (CCRAS) at GADVASU, Setting of Medicinal plant nursery (NMPB); Formulation of uniform PG course curriculum of the discipline of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology to be followed throughout India as Expert of pharmacology and Member of BSMA Committee on paraclinical subjects; Compilation several University reports including reports for NIRF Univ ranking, Annual reports, GADVASU Technology document, Dairy Roadmap of Pb. Govt etc.; Coordination of research projects of GADVASU viz. Canine Research Centre at GADVASU Phase II, NML etc.; Preparation the drafts of MOUs with several National and International Institutes, agencies and companies.