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Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology
Dr. S.K. Mendiratta
Address: Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
Call: +91-161-2553313, 2553308
Dr S. K. Mendiratta obtained B.V.Sc &A. H. degree from College of Veterinary Sciences and M.V.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in the discipline of Animal Products Technology from Haryana Agricultural University Hisar. He was awarded University Gold Medal for his M.V.Sc thesis and Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR for Ph. D. degree programme. He joined Agricultural Research Services in June 1992. Before Joining as Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology, he served in different capacities in ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar and was Head, Livestock Products Technology Division since Sept. 2012.
Dr. Mendiratta has made outstanding contributions in research, teaching, extension and institute building activities during his illustrated career of more than 30 years. He has successfully completed more than 25 Institute and 8 external funded research projects, generated more than 30 technologies, got three patents, and transferred 10 technologies to perspective entrepreneurs. He has Guided 16 Ph.D. and 12 M.V.Sc. students in the capacity of Major Adviser and organized more than 25 training programmes as a co-ordinator. During his tenure as Incharge Dairy Technology Section, Head of LPT Division, Scientific Coordinator of IVRI Deemed University and acting Joint Director (Academic), he has brought significant improvements in the outputs and received many recognitions.
Dr Mendiratta has published over 240 research papers in reputed journals and written more than 45 reviews and technical articles, 50 invited lectures, 7 book chapters and edited and authored 6 books and manuals and has more than 2850 citations, 24 h-index and 63 i10- index to his credit.
Dr Mendiratta was awarded FAO and INSA fellowships for advanced trainings in USA and GERMANY in the year 2000 and 2005, respectively. He is a recipient of Best Teacher Award of IVRI Deemed University, ICAR Dr Rajendra Prasad Award for writing technical book in Hindi, Fellow NAVS and Fellow IMSA.
Dr. Mendiratta has received many recognitions and important assignments from different central and state agencies. These includes Chairman/members of different Scientific panels of FSSAI, Member Expert Panels for MoFPI, SERB/DST and APEDA, President IMSA, Member BSMA, Member Institute Research Council for CIPHET, CARI and DPR, Member Institute Management Committee for NRC meat, Member Research Advisory Committee for NRC Mithun and Member BOM for IVRI Izatnagar.