Dr. Anil Kumar Puniya

Born on August 15, 1966 in a village Sinoli of district Baghpat (UP). He did his BSc in 1985 from Meerut University, Meerut; MSc in 1988 from Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar & PhD in 1994 from ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. He has remarkably contributed to the field of animal sciences by reporting 02 novel genera & species of anaerobic fungi (Oontomyces anksri & Buwchfawromyces eastonii).

Principal Scientist & Head (Dairy Microbiology), ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal

Dean, Dairy Science & Technology Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, 2015-19; Principal Scientist (Dairy Microbiology), ICAR-NDRI, Karnal, 2008-15; Senior Scientist (Dairy Microbiology), NDRI, Karnal, 2000-08; Lecturer (Microbiology), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 1998-2000; Senior Lecturer (Microbiology) SBS (PG) Institute of Biomedical Sciences & Research, Dehradun, 1996-98; Lecturer (Biotechnology), North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, 1994-96; Research Associate, NDRI, Karnal, 1993-94.

Awards/Honours: AMI-Young Scientist Award, 1996; Kautilya Gold Medal, 1999; Prof JV Bhat Award, 2004; Best Scientist Award, 2004; Dr KK Iya Award, 2006; Tritaya Puruskar, Hindi Alehkh, 2007 & 2008-09; Honorable Mention, ASM, USA, 2010; Certificate of Appreciation, ABRCMS, USA, 2012-14 & 2019; BIORESTEC, Elsevier Award, 2018; Dr. Rana Memorial Award, 2019, APSI Award, 2019; DAAD Fellowship, Germany, 1992-93; INSA-Royal Society Fellowship, 2007; DBT-CREST Award 2013; & a number of Best Papers/ Posters/ Presentation awards). Contributed in ‘E-courses’ for ICAR, 'E-PG Pathshala' of UGC, Mobile-App, & MOOC of MHRD. Involved in >25 external funded/ institutional projects as ‘PI/ Co-PI’, editorial board member/ referee of reputed journals including Associate Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology (Systems Microbiology), guided a number of research scholars & life member of renowned scientific bodies (i.e. AFSTI, AIASA, AMI, ANA, ANSI, APSI, BRSI, DTSI, IDA, ISCA, NADSI, PAI, SBC(I)). Chaired, Technical Session(s)’, ‘Food Microbiology’, BioMicroWorld-2009, Portugal & Rumen Microbiology, ‘ANI-NUE 2012’, Thailand; & participated in DST's Exposure Visit to Scientific Labs/ Institutions in Taiwan'', 2010. 'Invited paper', in Bio-MicroWorld-2007, Seville, Spain; 2007 & 8th International Conference of AITVM, Berlin, 1995. Predominantly organized MicroTech2K4 of AMI; NEAC-2007 & 'ProCooL, 2017. Also started new programmes of Ph.D. (Dairy Technology/ Microbiology/ Engineering & Livestock Economics); & M.Tech (Dairy Microbiology/ Chemistry); involved in academic reforms & in-service PhD without study leave'. Involved in transferring 'International Consultancy/ Technology (South Africa); 'Academia-Industry' programmes through 'Public-Private Partnership' as Chairman; 'Convener BSMA' & 'Member (National Core Group) for 'Restructuring of Master’s/ Ph.D. Curriculum' of ICAR.


Research Areas: Dairy & Rumen Microbiology

Address: Principal Scientist (Dairy Microbiology), Anaerobic Microbiology Lab, Dairy Microbiology Div, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana; H.No. 1154, Alpha City, International, Sector 29, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2259176; Cell: 8395913535, 8360189196; Email: akpuniya@gmail.com; anil.puniya@icar.gov.in]