Dr. Abhijit Mitra

Born in Jamalpur, Bihar, India on 12 November 1965. Educated at Benimadhab Institution, Suri, Birbhum, West Bengal, 1975-82; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), West Bengal, 1982-87, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, 1988-94; Technical University of Munich, Germany, 1993-94; B. V. Sc. 1987; M.Sc. Dairying 1990; Ph.D. 1994.

Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cattle, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, 2020 to date.

Scientist, 1994-2001, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal; Visiting Scientist (PDF), BARC-USDA, MD, USA, 2000-01; Senior Scientist, 2001-2009, Principal Scientist, 2009-15, ICAR National Fellow, 2011-2015, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly; Director, ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland, 2015-20.

Awards/Honours: Chancellor's Gold Medal, BCKV, 1987; Director's Gold Medal, 1990; German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD Fellow, 1994; DST SERC Visiting Fellow, 1999; BOYSCAST Overseas (DST) Fellow, 2000; ICAR Outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Research Award (Team Leader), 2007-08; Eminent Scientist Award, Samagra Vikas Welfare Society (SVWS), Lucknow, 2019.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India); National Academy of Dairy Science (India); Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR); Society of Extention Education (SEE); Indian Society of Veterinary Immunology & Biotechnology (ISVIB)

Research Areas: Animal Genetics & Breeding, Molecular genetics and genomics

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cattle, Grass Farm Road, Meerut Cantt 250001, U.P.;; [Tel: Off. (021) 2657136; Res. (021) 2667050, Cell: 9412445671; Fax: (021) 2657134; Email: drabhijitmitra@gmail.com]