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Dr. P Dhar
M.V.Sc , Ph.D.
Principal Scientist,
Biological Standardisation Division,

Telephone: 0581-2301757
Mobile No.: 9897311732

Field of Specialization Veterinary Virology Division Total Research Papers 19
No. Patents Granted / Filed 0 Total No. of Book / Manual 0
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 3 No. of PhD Student Guided 3
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 0

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Dhar, P and Rishendra Verma (2006). Hog cholera (classical swine fever, swine plague)- current research scenario. Indian Farming, November 2005, p.31-32.
  • Dhar P and Rishendra Verma. 2007. Adaptation of classical swine fever (Lapinized strain) in PK-15 cells and confirmation by RT-PCR and FAT. Indian J. Anim. Sci., Accepted.
  • George A, Dhar P, Sreenivasa BP, Singh RP, Bandyopadhyay SK. 2006. The M and N genes-based simplex and Multiplex PCR are better than the F or H gene-based simplex PCR for peste-des-petits-ruminants virus. Acta Virologica, 50(4):217-222.
  • Dhar P, Muthuchelvan D, Sanyal A, Kaul R, Singh RP, Singh RK, Bandyopadhyay SK. 2006 Sequence Analysis of the Haemagglutinin and Fusion Protein Genes of Peste-des-petits Ruminants Vaccine Virus of Indian Origin.Virus Genes. 2006 Feb;32(1):71-8.
  • Dhar, P., Sreenivasa, B.P., Barrett, T., Corteyn, M., Singh, R.P. and Bandyopadhyay, S.K. 2002. Recent epidemiology of peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV). Vet. Microbiol, 88(2):153-9
  • Sreenivasa BP, Singh RP, Mondal B, Dhar P, Bandyopadhyay SK. 2006. Marmoset B95a Cells: A Sensitive System for Cultivation of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Virus. Vet Res Commun. 2006 Jan;30(1):103-8
  • Muthuchelvan D, Sanyal A, Sreenivasa BP, Saravanan P, Dhar P, Singh RP, Singh RK, Bandyopadhyay SK 2006. Analysis of the matrix protein gene sequence of the Asian lineage of peste-des-petits ruminants Vaccine virus. Vet Microbiol. 2006 Mar 10;113(1-2):83-7.
  • Saravanan P, Singh RP, Balamurugan V, Dhar P, Sreenivasa BP, Muthuchelvan D, Sen A, Aleyas AG, Singh RK, Bandyopadhyay SK. 2004. Development of a N gene-based PCR-ELISA for detection of Peste-des-petits-ruminants virus in clinical samples. Acta Virol. 2
  • Singh RP, Sreenivasa BP, Dhar P, Bandyopadhyay SK. 2004. A sandwich-ELISA for the diagnosis of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) infection in small ruminants using anti-nucleocapsid protein monoclonal antibody. Arch Virol. 2004 Nov;149(11):2155-70.
  • Singh, R.P., Sreenivasa, B.P., Dhar, P., Shah, L.C. and Bandyopadhyay, S.K. 2004. Development of a monoclonal antibody based Competitive ELISA for the detection and titration of peste des petits ruminants virus (PPR) virus. Vet. Microbiol., 98(1):3-15

Technologies Developed

  • Developed PPR vaccine (at IVRI, Mukteswar)
  • Developed Rinderpest c-ELISA kit (IVRI, Mukteswar)
  • Commercialized PPR vaccine
  • Patent filed for PPR vaccine technology
  • Developed classical swine fever cell culture vaccine (Izatnagar)


  • Jawaharlal Nehru Award (1999) for outstanding PhD work.
  • One time Team award of ICAR for development of Rinderpest c-ELISA kit (2001).
  • Award of Merit by Director, IVRI for significant contribution in Veterinary Science (2001)
  • Visited Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, U.K. for eight months during 1999-2000 under Indo-UK TOMBIT programme and worked on molecular 12 of morbilliviruses.


  • Indian Association for Advancement in Veterinary Research (IAAVR)
  • Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and specialists in Infectious Diseases (IAVMI).
  • Indian 12 Society (IVS).

Ongoing Projects

  • Sub-project: Development and standardization of spot diagnostic test for swine fever viral antigen in tissue samples
  • Standardization and quality control of PPR and swine fever viral vaccines
  • Standardization and quality control of rabies and sheeppox vaccines
  • Development of field diagnostics for Classical swine fever
  • Development of in-vitro assay for potency testing of inactivated Newcastle disease vaccine
  • CRP on Vaccines and Diagnostics

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