As per the Section 11 of the Kamdhenu University Act Hon'ble Governershri of Gujarat is the Chancellor of the University by virtue of his office, and under Section 10 the Hon'ble Chancellor is the officer of the University. Hon'ble Shri O. P. Khohliji is the Chancellor of the University.
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(I/C) VICE CHANCELLOR AND DIRECTOR OF EXTENSION EDUCATION
Dr. Pravin H. Vataliya,:Dr. Pravin H Vataliya has obtained his graduation in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry in 1983 and Masters of Veterinary Science degree in Animal Genetics & Breeding in 1987 from the College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand. He obtained Doctorate in Animal Genetics & Breeding from Gujarat Agricultural University in 1994 from SardarKrushinagar.
Dr. Vataliya started his professional career as Veterinary Officer in May 1983 at Poultry Complex, Dept of Animal Genetics & Breeding, Veterinary College, Anand in an ICAR Ad HOC Research Scheme “ Development of Random Bred Control Population of Layer Type Chicken”. The research earned him ‘Best Research Award’ from “Gujarat Association of Agricultural Sciences, Ahmedabad” for the year 1987-88. He was selected as Assistant Professor in 1987, as Associate professor in 1994 and became Professor of Animal Genetics & Breeding in 2002. He has served as Head of the Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding at Veterinary Colleges, Anand and Junagadh. He has also served as Research Scientist & Head, Poultry Complex, Anand and Cattle Breeding Farm, Junagadh and as In charge, Principal & Dean, Veterinary College, JAU, Junagadh. He was bestowed with “Best Teacher Award” in Veterinary Science Faculty at Junagadh Agricultural University for the year 2011-12. He was deputed to Kamdhenu University and assumed the Charge of Dean Faculty of Veterinary Science at Kamdhenu University in November 2014. He was selected as Director of Extension Education at Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar from 25th March, 2015.
Dr. Vataliya has been instrumental in establishment of Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Dept of Animal Genetics & Breeding, Veterinary College, Anand and has worked as Principal Investigator, AICRP on Poultry Breeding, AICRP on Cattle, Network Project on Buffalo Breeding, core laboratory under Network Project on Animal Genetic Resources, ICAR and other Research Projects at Anand Agricultural University and Junagadh Agricultural University. He played pivotal role in establishment of a New Veterinary College at Junagadh, strengthened Cattle Breeding Farm, Junagadh and new Projects for establishment of Bull Mother Farm, Regional Feed Testing Laboratory, RKVY Projects, ICAR Projects in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry. He has to his credit, 44 Research Projects and other schemes.
He had key role in genetic characterization of cattle, buffalo, sheep and goat breeds of Gujarat and Genetic Polymorphism studies for prolactin, growth hormone, FSH & Progesterone Hormone receptor genes, TLR genes etc., in different species of livestock.
He has guided 17 PG students in Animal Genetics & Breeding and Animal Biotechnology and presently guiding one PG Student and one Ph.D student in Animal Genetics & Breeding. Dr. Vataliya has several publications including 96 International & National publications, Eight Booklets, Two book chapters and 25 Popular articles and has delivered talks at several national seminars and symposia, trainings and workshops. He has also organized 12 national and state level seminars, workshops and several trainings for scientists and farmers.
Dr. Vataliya has played pivotal role in preparation of different Regulations of Kamdhenu University. He has been instrumental in making the KU functional in the present form and contributed significantly to its growth which has completed four convocations and four bhumipoojan and lokarpan ceremonies and other major events of the University.
He is presently Director of Extension Education and holding charge of the post of Vice Chancellor, Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar, since 21st of August 2017.
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEAN POST GRADUATE STUDIES
Dr. D. B. Patil :Doctorate in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology with experience of 29 years in teaching, research and extension. Published 112 research articles in international and national journals with four book chapters. Guided 03 PhD and 17 MVSc students. Bestowed with 27 awards/medals for scientific contributions including INSA fellowship for Poland. PI of RKVY, Stent, Plan and DBT projects.
Dr. R. R. Shah :Veterinarian having doctorate degree in Animal Genetics and Breeding. He started his carier as Senior Research Assistant in 1978, and have worked as Junior Scientist, Senior Scientist (Sheep breeding) at AICRP (Sheep breeding for fimework) and have contributed to the development of patanwadisyutable a time He also served as Associate Professor and Professor at Veterinary College of Gujarat Agricultural University. During his tenure as research scientist (Live stock) at Livestock Research Station, GAU/SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar. He contributed for the eyeketching improvement in the milk production of Kankrejcattel of the farm as well as in the area of North Gujarat. During service tenure in also served as Dean(Vet.Faculty),JAU, Junagadh, as I/C Director of Research and dean P. G. Studies as well as I/C Dean (Vet.Faculty) at S.D.Agricultural University and has retired in March 2016. Since then he joined the Kamdhenu University as Dean (Vet. Faculty) and now he is discharged the duties of I/C Registrar of the University.
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT'S WELFARE
Dr. B. N. Patel: Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences with experience of 9 years in teaching and research. He has Published 5 research articles, 3 review articles in international and national journals and one book. He Guided 09 M Pharm students. He has also attended more than 13 National conferences / seminars / symposium as well as more than 4 Staff development programmes.
PRINCIPAL & DEAN (VETERINARY FACULTY)
Dr. Satish B. Deshpande: Graduated in 1983 from veterinary college Mhow (MP). M. V. Sc. And Ph.D. degrees were conferred by erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University in 1990 and 2003 respectively in the discipline of Reproductive Biology. Have specialization in buck semen and goat embryo bio technology. Worked as Co Pl in “AICRP on Goat Improvement – Surti Field Unit”. Completed one adhoc (2006-2010) research project on “in situconservation of Surti Goats” as principal investigator at Navsari Agricultural University. Published more than 30 research article in national and international Journals. Published one Monograph on Surti goats, two books, 7 manuals and one Gujarati book on Goat Husbandry.
DEAN, DAIRY SCIENCE FACULTY
Dr. V. M. Ramani :Doctorate in Microbiology with 16 years of experience in teaching and research. Principal Investigator of four research projects funded by DBT, DST of Govt. of India and GSBTM of Govt. of Gujarat. Published 20 research papers and articles in national and intentional journals with four book chapters and three books. Guiding five Ph. D. students. Areas of research interest are nanotechnology, biosensors, micro/nano – encapsulation, efficient dairy effluent treatment, probiotic and prebiotic.
DEAN, FISHRIES FACULTY (I/C)
Mr. Vivek Srivastava: B.F.Sc. degree conferred from College of Fisheries, Panangad, Keralawhereas, M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. degree conferred from ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai in the discipline of Aquaculture. Published 5 national research paper, 14 popular articles. Contributed in the booklet “Status of Fisheries in Gujarat”. Attended several seminars and training programs. Area of research RAS, Biochemistry.
Sanjay G. Chandne :Sanjay. G. Chandne having a master degree in Environmental Engineering. Beside, also pursuing Ph.D. in the relevant field. He is equipped with an experience of 15 years in the field of Construction and allied works. Enthusiastic to extend the best of knowledge of field & Administration in the interest of Kamdhenu University.
Shri. S.K. Jethani
KAMDHENU UNIVERSITY LIBRARY (I/C)
Ms. Hiral U. Shukla :Working in the capacity of Assistant Librarian and currently Incharge University Librarian earlier worked as a Librarian of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for six and half years. Her Qualifications are B.com, BLIS, MLIS.