Dr. Khageswar Pradhan

Born in Odisha, India on 9 April 1936. Educated at Asureswar High English School, Odisha 1949-53; Ravenshaw College, Odisha 1953-1956; Orissa Veterinary College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha for BVSc&AH 1956-60; University of Maryland, College Park, USA for MS 1964-1966 and for Ph.D. 1966-69.

Chancellor, Siksha `O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, India 2011 to date; Chairman & Managing Trustee of Digjyoti (Educational Trust for Orphan and Poor) 2005 to date.

Chemist, Institute of Nutrition, ARC, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, USA 1969-1970; Additional Director of Research and Dean, College of Animal Science, Haryana Agricultural University, India 1970-1994; Vice-chancellor, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar 1994-97; and Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, India 1997-1999.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award. India; ICAR Multidisciplinary Team Research Award, India; USDA Group Research Award USA; ANSI Lifetime Achievement Award, India; Dr. P.K. Parija Samman Award, India; Patron of Indian Dairy Association, India; and also, Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Sigma; and Sigma Xi as a student; D.Sc. (h.c.) from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar and National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research; Applied Zoologist Research Association India; Indian Dairy Association; National Academy of Biological Sciences.

Research Areas: Animal Nutrition; Rumen Ecosystem; Animal Biochemistry and Physiology

Address: C-24/HIG, Housing Board Colony, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar 751003, Odisha; [Tel: Res. (0674) 2951752, Cell: 9437302370; Email: ks_pradhan@yahoo.com]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2002; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1996 to 31 Dec, 1999; Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award 2001-2002