Address: Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
Call: +91-161-2553313, 2553308
Dr. R S Sethi took over the charge of Dean, Dairy Science and Technology in November 2022. He obtained his BVSc & AH, MVSc and PhD degrees from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Dr. Sethi joined the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana as Assistant Professor in 1997 and was elevated to the post of Associate Professor in 2006 and serving as full Professor since 2012. He was appointed as founder Head, Department of Animal Biotechnology in 2018. Dr. Sethi has been the most favored and popular teacher among his students which won him the Best Teacher Award in 2018. Dr. Sethi has been a prolific researcher and has handled 11 research projects. His research focus is on airway hyper-responsiveness and lung inflammation following exposure to environmental pollutants and characterization of single cell transcriptome(s) and proteomes of immune cells during host pathogen interplay.
Dr Sethi is actively involved in various international collaborations including member of Steering Committee for World Veterinary Association’s (WVA) project on Global Quality Standards for Veterinary Education, Project coordinator of Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program on Genome Editing for Food Security and Environment Sustainability (GEFSES) in collaboration with University of McGill Canada and University of Calgary Canada and Co-investigator in the OIE funded twinning the Veterinary Programs at GADVASU and University of Calgary. He had been a part of many global scientific events at Saskatoon, Calgary, Banff, San Diego and Boston. He has published 120 research papers and has guided 9 PG & 9 PhD students. Dr. Sethi has very successfully carried out the administrative responsibilities as Head, Department of Animal Biotechnology. He took over the Charge of as Additional Director of Research, GADVASU in March 2022.
In recognition of his scholastic achievements Dr. Sethi has been bestowed upon with several awards and honours. He is Fellow of Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomist. Besides Anatomist of the Year (2021) Award of IAVA, he has been honored with Short-term visiting fellowship, DBT International travel grant, Dr C Vijayragavan Memorial Silver Jubilee Medal, Appreciation award for establishing Covid-19 facility at GADVASU and 26 best poster/paper presentation awards during national & international events.