Dr. Pushkar Nath Bhat
Fellow, Elected 1993

Born in Nunar, Ganderbal, Kashmir, India on 9 October 1937. Educated at National High School, Srinagar, 1948-52; Sri Pratap College, Srinagar 1955; College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mathura, 1955-59; Post Graduate College of Animal Sciences, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 1959-61; Institute of Population Genetics, Purdue University, Indiana, USA, 1961-65; B.V.Sc & AH 1959; M.V.Sc (AH) 1961; Ph.D. 1965.

Chairman, World Buffalo Trust and Centre for Integrated Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, 1997 to date.

Project Coordinator (Animal Breeding), 1970-74, 1979-84, and Head, Division of Animal Genetics, 1971-79, IVRI, Izatnagar; Director, Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG), Makdhoom (U.P.), 1981-84; Director/Vice Chancellor, IVRI, Izatnagar, 1984-92; Animal Husbandry Commissioner to Government of India, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi 1992-94; Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), ICAR, New Delhi, 1992-94; Director, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 1994; Officer on Special Duty (DIPA), ICAR, New Delhi, 1994-97.

Awards/Honours: Egyptian Society of Animal Production, Gold Medal and Plaque, 1988; Asian Buffalo Association (Bangkok) Plaque of Honour Award, 1992; Asian Development Bank Award 1993; Gold medal - 7th World Congress on Animal Production 1993; Dr. Eswaran Memorial Award 1993; Modi Award for Conservation and Environment 1995; Malika Trivedi IAAR Award 1995; The Society for Environmental, Scientific and Agricultural Advancement (U.P) Vigyan Shree Award, 1995-96; Kashmir Education, Cultural and Science Society Award 2003; Bhoovigyan Samman 2005.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, 1987; National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, 1993.

Research Areas: Animal genetics and breeding, animal genetic resources conservation and management, animal production in tropics, animal biotechnology, research management systems

Address: Chairman, World Buffalo Trust and Centre for Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development, Flat No.205 F-64 C/9, Sector - 40, Noida 201301, U.P.; Apartment No. 600A, Hamilton Court, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0120) 2579627; Res. (0124) 4057003; Cell: 9810898361; Fax: (0120) 2579627; Email: wbtnoida@vsnl.net; pnbhat@bol.net.in; pnbhat@airtelmail.in]

Editor 1 Jan, 1996 to 31 Dec, 1998; Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award, 1997-1998