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.

Provided cconsultancies to: a) International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna-Austria, for the IAEA/RCA “Regional Training Course for Trainers on Cattle Fertility Management for Optimum Economic Returns”, b) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mumbai, for ‘Impact evaluation study on import of germ plasm on performance of bovines in Uttaranchal”, c) ‘Integrated Watershed Development Project Hills-II (Kandi), Solan (H.P.), a World Bank Project” for the construction of the Semen Processing Lab, d) Uttaranchal Livestock Development Board, Dehradun, to make Frozen Semen Laboratory at Shyampur, Rishikesh, as state-of–the-art Semen Station.

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; President, Indian Society for the Study of Animal Reproduction-2014-16; 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