Dr. Radha Mohan Acharya

Born in Nabha, Punjab on 14 April 1934. Educated at Punjab Veterinary College, Hisar, affiliated to Punjab University, B.V.Sc&A.H., 1956; M.S., Ohio State University, 1962; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1966.

Lecturer, Associate Professor, Dairy Cattle Breeder, Professor and Head, Department of Animal Breeding, Punjab/Haryana Agricultural University, 1956-70; Director, Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute, 1970-78, 1979-80; ICAR Professor of Eminence in Animal Genetics, HAU, Hisar 1978-79; Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR, 1981-90; Member Secretary of ICAR (GVK Rao) Review Committee; Advisor, Animal Husbandry, Govt. of Iran, 1991; Member Secretary, NCA Sheep & Goat Production, and Veterinary, Animal Science and Dairy Education; Associated with FAO, UNDP, World Bank, IDRC, SDC, Ford Foundation in planning, monitoring and evaluation of research and development programmes in Animal Husbandry and related areas; Member Secretary, ICAR Planning Group for 8th & 9th Five Year Plan.

Awards/Honours: President, International Goat Association, Indian Society of Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization, World Poultry Science Association (Indian Branch), Animal Nutrition Society of India, Indian Association for Buffalo Development, and Indian Society of Animal Genetics and Breeding; Vice-President, Indian Association of Animal Production, and World Buffalo Trust; Member, American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association, and International Biometrics Society; Advisor, Animal Husbandry, Govt. of Iran & FAO; Consultant, UNDP Buffalo Breeding Project in Iran; Chairman, Small Ruminant Production Network in South Asia and Member, Group on Identifying needs on Agriculture in Asian Countries of IDRC; ISBD Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society for Study of Animal Reproduction; Egyptian Veterinary Association for Buffalo Development; Indian Society for Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization; Indian Association for Animal Production; Patron, Indian Dairy Association

Research Areas: Animal Genetics and Breeding, Biometrics, Research Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Address: 784, Sector 9, Faridabad 121006, Haryana; [Tel: Cell: 9313062280, 9643227885; Email: acharyasanjiv9@gmail.com; radhamohanacharya5@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2001