Dr. Vijay Kumar Taneja
Fellow, Elected 1998

Born on 19 March 1945. Educated at Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1960-62; Punjab Agricultural University, Hisar, 1962-68; Post Graduate College of Animal Sciences, IVRI, Izatnagar, 1971-72; Ph.D, 1974.

Scientist S-3, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1981-83; Project Coordinator, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1983-87; Officer on Special Duty, Project Directorate on Cattle, Meerut, 1987-89; Project Leader, Embryo Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1987-92; Assistant Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1993-99; Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, GOI, New Delhi, 1999-2002 and 2003-2004; Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 2002-2006; Vice Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, 2006-14.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society for the Study of Animal Reproduction Nils Lager Lof Memorial Award, 1992; Dr. K.K. Iya Memorial Oration Award, 2012, NDRI; Honorary Fellowship by Punjab Academy of Sciences; Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), 2017, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jobalpur.

Fellow: Indian Society for Study of Animal Reproduction.

Research Areas: Animal genetics & breeding, animal biotechnology, livestock production & management; livestock policy and planning

Address: Flat No. B-202, Majestic Apartments, Plot No. 3, Sector 18A, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078; [Tel: Cell: 7042641222; Email: vijay_taneja@hotmail.com; drvktaneja@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 1997-1998