Dr. Putan Singh

Born on 31st October 1960, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. B.Sc. (Ag. & A.H.)-1984 from Chandra Sekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur; M.Sc.-1987 (Animal Nutrition) and Ph.D.-1991 (Animal Nutrition) from ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243122, Bareilly, UP.

Qualified ARS-1990 and posted as a Scientist June 11, 1991-1995 and subsequently promoted to Scientist (Sr Scale) 1995-2000, Senior Scientist 2000-2008, Principal Scientist 2008-till date, and served as Station-in-Charge (July, 2019 to May, 2021) and presently serving as Acting Head, Temperate Animal Husbandry Division, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar, Nainital, UK.

Awards/Honours: Junior Research Fellowship (1985-1987) by ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar; Senior Research Fellowship (1987-1990) by ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar; Appreciation Letter-1998 by DDG (Education), ICAR, New Delhi; Awarded a fellowship by FAO/IAEA for an International Workshop held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2002; Appreciation Award-2004 for Hindi work by the Rashtra Bhasha Samiti, IVRI, Mukteswar; Appreciation Award-2009 for outstanding contributions in organization of the ISEE National Seminar-2009 at ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar by Indian Society of Extension Education, IARI, New Delhi; Appreciation Award in 2011-12 by Rotary Club of Bareilly Metro; Dr. G. Nirmalan Memorial Award for the best research publication-2013 that was published in Livestock Science, 149:109-117; Best Paper Award by the Animal Nutrition Association at 9th ANCON held at Guwahati in 2015; Best Paper Award in an International Symposium on Microbiome in Health and Disease (MICROHD2016) in 2016, ICAR-NIANP, Bangalore; Award of Honour-2010 for making significant contributions to upliftment and management of the Institute work by the Director & Vice Chancellor, IVRI, Izatnagar; Award of Honour-2011 for making significant contributions to Extension/upliftment/ management of the Institute work by the Director & Vice Chancellor, ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar. Serving as Co-Chairman, Kendriya Vidyalaya (upto 12th class), Children Corner School and Staff Welfare Club at ICAR-IVRI, Mukteswar. Contributing as a Member of Extension Council, ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar and Uttarakhand Biotechnology Board, Dehradoon. ANA Dr DVR Prakash Rao Outstanding Researcher Award-2018-19 for outstanding research achievements in the field of animal nutrition with plaque and cash prize of Rs50,000/=. Reviewer Excellence Award-2021 by ARCC journals.

Fellow: Animal Nutrition Association of India, 2010, Animal Nutrition Society of India, 2015, UP Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2016 and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2018

Research Areas: Feed supplements & feeding strategies for ruminants, Improvement of poor quality crop residues, detoxification of unconventional oil cakes, Feeding and nutrition of ruminants, non-ruminants and laboratory animals, Fodder production.

Address: Principal Scientist and Acting Head, TAH Division, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar, Nainital 263138, Uttarakhand; [Tel: Off. (05942) 286562; Res. (05942) 286060; Cell: 9411220003; Fax: (05942) 286347; Email: Putan.Singh@icar.gov.in; putan60@gmail.com]