Prof. Aditya Kumar Misra

Born in Bahjoi (Moradabad), Uttar Pradesh, India on 6 January, 1957. Educated at GS Hindu Inter College, Sikandra Rao (Aligarh), 1967-73; KR College, Mathura, 1974-75 (B.Sc. Part I); Veterinary College Mathura, 1975-81 (B.V.Sc. & A.H. 1979- University Silver Medal; M.V.Sc. 1981- Chancellor’s Gold Medal); Veterinary College Mathura, 1996 (Ph.D.- Jawaharlal Nehru Award of ICAR); D.Sc. (honoris causa), 2021; D.Sc. (honoris causa) 2022.

Trainee Executive 1981-82, Assistant Executive 1982-88, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Anand; Deputy Manager 1988, Manager 1989-93, Project Manager 1993-96, Additional General Manager 1996-97, General Manager (CEO) 1997-99, Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala, Kheda (managed by NDDB); Professor 1999-06, 2011-12, Professor and Head 2018-19, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; Project Director, Project Directorate on Cattle, Meerut (ICAR), 2006-11; Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, 2012-17; Vice-Chancellor, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 2017-18; Vice Chancellor, VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Agroforestry, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, 2018 (Additional Charge); Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, 2019-2022.

He served as Chairman/ Member on a number of prestigious national and international committees such as the Member, Executive Committee, International Buffalo Federation, Rome, Italy; Member, Standing Committee on Farm Management, International Dairy Federation, Brussels; Chairman of the Research Advisory Committees (RACs) of, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cattle, Meerut; ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Mathura; ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh; ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Nagaland; Chairman, Central Monitoring Unit (CMU), of Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), Govt. of India, for grading of all the frozen semen production stations of the country; Chairman of Core Expert Group of National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai, to develop the modalities for utilizing the benefit sharing amount accrued on the access of bovine cattle embryos; Chairman of the DAHD constituted Committee for the ‘Accreditation of ET Laboratories in the Country; Member of the Governing Body of the ICAR, New Delhi; Member, Veterinary Council of India; Member of the RACs of the ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes; Member, “Task Force on Biotechnology Based Programmes for SC/ST Population” of DBT, Govt. of India; Member of the Management Committee of National Meat and Poultry Processing Board of Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Govt. of India; Member of the Board of the Management of, a) Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, Chattisgarh, b) Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go-Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura, c) Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya, Durg, Chhattisgarh, d) Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner and e) National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (NDRI); Member of Steering and Monitoring Committee for the project entitled “Maharashtra Gene Bank Programme” in Maharashtra” of Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Govt. of Maharashtra; Member of the expert group to discuss guidelines and protocols for import and export of germplasm of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, constituted by DAHD Govt. of India etc.

Awards/Honours: ICAR-Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award 2005-06; NDRI-"Dr. D. Sundaresan Oration Award-2021; Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility- Lifetime Achievement Award 2021; Indian Society for the Study of Animal Reproduction (ISSAR)-President, 2014-16; Veterinary Council of India-Outstanding Veterinarian Award 2023; 25th Business School & Dewang Mehta National Education Award-2017; BVC Alumni Association CR Sane Oration Award– 2015; Indian Society for the Study of Animal Reproduction (ISSAR) CR Sane Oration Award-2010; ISSAR Prof. Nils Lagerlof Memorial Award 1993; Commonwealth Bureau of Animal Health Prize 1980; Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Fund Award for Academic Excellence 1983; Lokmat, National Education Leadership Award- 2014.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Indian Society for the Study of Animal Reproduction; Indian Society for the Advancement of Canine Practice; Confederation of Horticulture Association of India and International Society for Noni Science

Research Areas: Animal Reproduction, Embryo Biotechnology, Frozen Semen Technology

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Dr. P Bhattacharya Memorial Award 2013-2014