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Dr. M. P. Yadav - Biodata

Brief Introduction

Dr. Mahendra Pal Yadav

Positions Held:

  • Vice-Chancellor, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut - 250110 (U.P.) from 27th March, 2006.

  • Director cum Vice Chancellor - Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar from 17.5.2000 to 27th march, 2006 (about 6 years)

  • Director - National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE) (1993-2000), Hisar.

  • Scientist I/C (1987-1993), Animal health Unit/Infectious Disease Unit, NRCE, Hisar.

  • Prof. and Head, (1982-1987), Division of Virology, IVRI, Muktheswar.

  • Prof. Virology, (1981-1982), IVRI, Muktheswar.

  • Assoc. Prof. Virology/Senior Research Officer, (1976-1981), Agril. Univ. Pantnagar.

  • Asstt. Prof. Virology,(1974-1976), Agril. Univ. Pantnagar.

  • Demonstrator Bacteriology, (1968-1969), Veterinary College, Mathura.


  • Merit Scholar throughout Graduate Studies (1963-66)

  • ICAR Senior Research Fellow for Ph.D. Studies (1969-1972)

  • OIE International Meritorious Award (2000)

  • ICAR Special Award (1998)

  • Distinguished veterinarian Award (2002)

  • Best Research Paper Award (1996 and 1999)

  • Dr. P. Richard masillamony Oration Award (2003)

  • Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award for Biennium (2003-04)

  • Swadeshi Vigyan Puruskar (2004)

  • Order of Merit Award in Management (2004)

  • Dr. C.M. Singh Samman (2005)

  • Vigyan Gaurav Award (2005)

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva Award (2005)

  • NRDC Meritorius Innovative Invention Award (2005)

  • Life Time Achievement Award of Association of Public Health Veterinarians (2006)

  • Won Prizes in games, Sports and Debates.

Contribution to Livestock Health, Production, Research Education and Infrastructure Development/Research Area:

  1. Important contributions include

    • Development of potent vaccines against equine influenza, goat pox, ILT and E. Coli septicaemia.

    • Identification of new animal diseases for the first time in India e.g. equine influenza A/Equi-2.

    • Equine infectious anemia, equine coital exanthema, equine arteritis and equine Rota, adeno & rhino-I virus infections.

    • Development of rapid and sensitive diagnostic tools for a number of animal and poultry diseases employing ELISA, PCR and gene sequencing.

    • Basic studies in equine immunology, isolation of Q-fever agent from a number of animal species for the first time in India/World; control of EIA, equine influenza on national basis and characterization of mare lactoferrin for its possible use as anti-microbial agent.

  2. Infrastructure development and modernization of research laboratories with GMP/GLP compliance facilities and accreditation. Center for Animal Disease Research received ISO 9001-2000 certification.

  3. The Agriculture Technology Information Centre, Helpline and Kisan (Farmer) Call Centre, established at the Institute created an effective platform for addressing farmer's problems.

  4. As many as 22 technologies have been filed for patenting and one technology has been patented. Promising technologies, namely IVRI Crystoscope for addressing animal fertility problems, area-specific mineral mixture and vaccines for FMD and PPR have been commercially transferred to industry.

  5. A Mab based diagnostic kit developed for rinderpest Sero-surveillance, approved by OIE and validated by IAH, Pirbright, UK is the second kit of ots kind in the world.

  6. Competence building for management of exotic and emerging animal diseases e.g. bird flu, Bovine immunodeficiency virus disease, BVDV in cattle, haemorrhagic disease virus infection in rabbits, pseudorabies & PRRS in pigs has been achieved.

  7. Developing simple tools for detection of ovulatory oestrus i n cattle and buffaloes.

  8. Under Dr. yadav's leadership, IVRI DU has been duly accredited by the Accredtation Board of ICAR.

  9. under his leadership, IVRI achieved the prestigious

    • Sardar patel Outstanding ICAR institution Award - (2001)

    • Best Annual Report Award - (2001-02)

    • Rafi-Ahmad Kidwai memorial Award (2)

    • ICAR first prize for Rajrishi Tandon Rajbhasha Puruskar Yojana

    • Panjabrao Deshmukh Women Agricultural Scientist Award (2)

    • Hari Om Ashram Trust Award

    • Jawahar Nehru Awards for P.G. Agricultural Research (5)

    • Best Teacher Award

Contributions to Publications:

  • Published more than 200 Scientific Research Articles on Original Research results, Review Articles, Proceedings, Short-notes, Book Chapters, Manuals, Extension Bulletins, Popular Articles in Scientific Journals of repute published from India and abroad.

  • Written 3 books, Monographs, Abstracts, numerous Semi-academic papers in Newspapers.

  • Scientific publications in Internationally reputed Journals such as J. of molecular Biology, Avian Disease (USA), Indian J. of Experimental Biology, Veterinary Record (UK), Equine veterinary Journal (UK), International J. of Zoonoses, Journal of Wild Life Disease (USA), Review Sci. Tech. Off International Epiz (France), Acta Virology, Tropical Animal Health & Production, J. of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Current Science (India), Acta Cryst. D; J. of Equine Science (Japan), Veterinary Research Communications (UK), JAVA.

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