Brief Profile of Prof. A. K. Srivastava
Vice Chancellor, DUVASU, Mathura, U.P.
Prof. (Dr.) A.K. Srivastava, a distinguished Veterinary and Animal Scientist, has joined as Vice-Chancellor, DUVASU, Mathura on 4th June 2022. Prof. Srivastava is alumni of this College, did his graduation and post-graduation in Veterinary Pharmacology from College of Veterinary Science, Mathura. He obtained Ph.D. from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana and Post Doctorate Fellowship from Institute of Toxicology, Munchen, Germany. Besides, Prof. (Dr.) Srivastava has also been honoured with Degrees of Doctor of Science (D.Sc. Honoris Causa) from DUVASU, Mathura and NDVSU, Jabalpur.
Before joining DUVASU, Mathura he was Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), DARE, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI, New Delhi. Earlier he also served as Member (Animal Sciences), ASRB; Director and Vice Chancellor, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal; Dean Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and Director Resident Instructions & Dean PGS at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SKUAST-J), Jammu; Head of the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology and Controller of Examinations at PAU, Ludhiana.
Presently, Prof. Srivastava is President of National Academy of Dairy Science (India) and Patron of Indian Dairy Association. He is President of Association of Mastitis and President of Probiotic Association of India. Earlier Prof. Srivastava was Vice President and also Secretary of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS). He was also President of Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Chairman Indian Dairy Association, Member of International Dairy Federation and Chairman, FAD 19, Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS), Govt. of India. Dr. Srivastava is Founder Authority Member of “Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI)”.
Prof. Srivastava is a distinguished Member of National Academy of Sciences. He is fellow of all three academies i.e., National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, National Academy of Dairy Sciences and National Academy of Veterinary Sciences. He is also fellow of Punjab Academy of Sciences and fellow of Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He is also fellow of 10 other National Scientific Societies of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. He is Chairman R&D Committee of Ministry of Food Processing Industries GoI; Member, Board of Governing Council of “Agriculture Skill Council of India”, Ministry of Skill Development GoI; and Member Advisory Committee of Indian Institute of Packaging, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, GoI. He is Member, Board of Trust for “Advancement of Agricultural Sciences”. Earlier Prof. Srivastava has also served as Secretary, Vice President and President of Indian Agricultural Universities Vice Chancellors Association, Chairman DBT Task Force on “Biotechnological Approaches for Food and Nutritional Security, and also of Task Force on “Animal Biotechnology”. He has also served as Member Governing Board of National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, DBT Govt. of India;
He has been decorated with numerous prestigious awards and honours including some most important, ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, International NOCIL Award, National Alarsin Awards in 1987-88 and in 1999-2000, ASET Gold Medal, German Academic Exchange Award, Gold Medals of Indian Science Congress Association, National Education Award 2016 and many more. He has been conferred the “Life Time Achievement Award” by the Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility, Society for Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development and Indian Society of Buffalo Development. He is recipient of Dr. B.D. Garg outstanding Pharmacologist Award, Dr. V. Kurien Memorial Award, Chellappa Memorial Oration Award, Mansinhbhai Memorial Oration Award, Dr. Sunderasan Memorial Award, Prof. S.C. Mandal Memorial Oration Award, Dr. Rao Memorial Oration Award and Prof. S. Kannaiyan Memorial Award by National Academy of Biological Sciences. Prof. Srivastava was also Chairman of working group of Planning Commission on “Animal Husbandry and Dairying” for XIIth Five Year Plan and Chairman for Mid Term Evaluation of XIth Five Year Plan. He led the DST-India delegation to New Zealand. He also represented India and was Chairman/Member of Indian scientific delegation to Kansas University, USA, Belgium, Dubai, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Nairobi, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Bangkok, Michigan State University, USA and many more countries. He has more than 250 research papers 10 books and 12 “National Policy Papers” in his credit and has guided more than 25 PhD and post graduate students.
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