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 Acharya Devvrat is the Chancellor of the University.
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Dr. N. H. Kelawala
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.
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEAN POST GRADUATE STUDIES, DEAN FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE AND
DEAN FACULTY OF FISHERIES SCIENCE
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.
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.
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.
Shri S. K. Jethani
Shri S.K. Jethani