» Division of Animal Nutrition

Major Achievements

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  • Use of microbial feed additives resulted in reduced intensity and duration of diarrhea and also mortality of calves.
  • Inoculation of buffalo rumen with superior fibre degrading microbes from the rumen of wild animals resulted in better feed utilization.
  • Higher compensatory growth can be achieved during recovery phase of buffaloes following fascioliosis on a standard protein ration.
  • Widespread contamination with organochloro pesticides residues along with heavy metals was observed in animal feeds and fodder of Indo-gangetic plains.
  • Homemade diets of pet dogs in northern and western India are highly imbalanced and inadequate to meet the requirements of energy, protein and minerals for optimum health.
  • Several plants showing antimehanogenic activity under in vitro conditions have been identified.
  • Role of functional foods in modulating nutrient utilization, gastro-intestinal parasitism, health effects of sub-clinical heavy metal exposure and other stressful conditions through improvement of antioxidant status has been established.
  • Suitable detoxification methods for castor bean meal, cotton seed cake and karanj cake developed.
  • Sugarcane bagasse, tops and pith based complete feeds were developed for cattle.
  • Strategic feeding of urea treated cereal straws with rice polish to dairy animals during late gestation and lactation resulted in higher birth weight and survivability of calves and milk production in buffaloes.
  • Chelated organic complex of zinc has been standardized and tested for nutrient digestibility, immune response and semen quality.
  • A mixture of three plants having antimethanogenic activity in vitro showed 12% reduction in methane emission in crossbred calves.
  • Several antimethanogenic compounds of herbal origin have been identified and use of some of them either alone or in combination resulted in reduced methane production in animals.
  • Integration of strategic supplementation of N within the existing feeding systems significantly improved the growth rate in buffalo calves, heifers and milk production giving a higher (244%) marginal rate of return.
  • Urinary excretion of endogenous purine derivatives (PD) was standardized in crossbred cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats as an index of nutritional status of ruminants

Honours & Awards:

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  • Faculties of the division have been conferred with THREE national awards:
    • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award
    • Panjabrao Deshmukh Best Woman Scientist Award
    • Hari Om Ashram Trust Award
  • Division has been conferred the BEST MAINTAINED DIVISION AWARD at the institute level TWICE.
  • Institute’s best teacher award has been given thrice to the divisional faculty members.
  • Students’ research work has been recognized with JAWAHARLAL NEHRU AWARD six times.
  • Scientists have been awarded different national awards and Fellowships (NAAS/FANA) for their excellent scientific contributions.
  • Scientists are being invited as members of the expert panels of ICAR, DBT and IAEA.
Name of the award Year Awardee
FICCI Award 1976 Dr. S.K. Ranjhan
Professor of Eminence 1978-79 Dr. S.K. Ranjhan
Hari Om Ashram Trust Award 1981 Dr. U.B. Singh
Hari Om Ashram Trust Award 1981 Dr. D.N. Ver
Hari Om Ashram Trust Award 1981 Dr. U.R. Mehra
Hari Om Ashram Trust Award 2002 Dr. U.R. Mehra
Hari Om Ashram Trust Award 2002 Dr. R.S. Dass
Hari Om Ashram Trust Award 2002 Dr. A.K. Verma
Best Teacher Award 1994 Dr. N.N. Pathak
Best Teacher Award 1995 Dr. V.R.B. Sastry
Best Teacher Award 1996 Dr. D.N. Kamra
Best Maintained Division Award 1997 Animal Nutrition Division
Best Maintained Division Award 2005 Animal Nutrition Division
Panjabrao Deshmukh Best Woman Agricultural Scientist Award 2001 Dr. U.R. Mehra
Jawaharlal Nehru Award 1974 Dr. N.N. Pathak
Jawaharlal Nehru Award 1993 Dr. A.B. Mandal
Jawaharlal Nehru Award 2003 Dr. T.M. Prabhu
Jawaharlal Nehru Award 2003 Dr. S.S. Paul
Jawaharlal Nehru Award 2005 Dr. A.K. Patra
Jawaharlal Nehru Award 2006 Dr. P. N. Chatterjee
Dr. U.R. Mehra Life Time Achievement Award 2004-05 Dr. V.R.B. Sastry
Dr. U.R. Mehra Life Time Achievement Award 2007-08 Dr. R. S. Dass
Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences 1993 Dr. U.B. Singh
Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences 1996 Dr. U.R. Mehra
Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences 2007 Dr. D. N. Kamra
Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences 2009 Dr. A. K. Verma
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2005-06 Dr. M.Y. Khan
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2005-06 Dr. N.N. Pathak
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2005-06 Dr. D.K. Agarwal
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2005-06 Dr. U.R. Mehra
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2005-06 Dr. V.R.B. Sastry
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2007-08 Dr. A. K. Garg
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2007-08 Dr. A. K. Verma
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2009-10 Dr. R. S. Dass
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2009-10 Dr. L. C. Chaudhary
Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association 2009-10 Dr. P. Singh
Fellow of NAVS 2007 Dr. A. K. Pattanaik
Fellow of NAVS 2007 Dr. S. K. Saha
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2003-04 Dr. U.R. Mehra
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2005-06 Dr. D. N. Kamra
N.D. Kehar Award 1989 Dr. S.P. Tiwari
N.D. Kehar Award 1991 Dr. M.M. Kailas
N.D. Kehar Award 1992 Dr. D.V. Reddy
N.D. Kehar Award 1993 Dr. A.B. Mandal
N.D. Kehar Award 1996 Dr. C.M. Tiwari
N.D. Kehar Award 1997 Dr. B.C. Mondal
N.D. Kehar Award 1998 Dr. A.K. Pattanaik
N.D. Kehar Award 1999 Dr. A.V. Elangovan
N.D. Kehar Award 2000 Dr. P.K. Tyagi
N.D. Kehar Award 2001 Dr. P.K. Nair
N.D. Kehar Award 2002 Dr. T.M. Prabhu
N.D. Kehar Award 2003 Dr. A.K. Panda
N.D. Kehar Award 2004 Dr. P.N. Chatterjee
Best Student Award ( IVRI Deemed University) 1998 Dr. U. Ravi
Best Student Award ( IVRI Deemed University) 1999 Dr. N. Ramaswami
Recognition Award of NAAS 2007-08 Dr. D. N. Kamra