Dr. Rishendra Verma
Fellow, Elected 2008

Born in Tilhar, India on 9 January 1953. Educated at L.B.J.P. Inter College, Tilhar, 1962-1971; Bareilly College, Bareilly, 1972-73; College of Veterinary Science, Mathura, 1973-1979; Birmingham University, U.K., 1989-90; IVRI Deemed University, 1992-1995; B.Sc. 1973; B.V.Sc. & A. H. 1977; M.V.Sc, 1979, M.Sc. (Immunol, UK), 1990; Ph.D. 1995. Dip. Journalism (Mysore), 1989; M.V.M. (New Zealand), 2012.

Extension Officer Sheep & Wool, 1979 and Veterinary Officer, Sabar Dairy, Himmatnagar, 1980; Assistant Disease Investigation Officer, H.A.U., Hisar, 1980-81; Scientist S-1, IVRI, 1981-87; Scientist "C" (CDRI), 1987-89, Scientist S-1, Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1989-95, Senior Scientist, 1995-2001, Principal Scientist & Head, 2001-09, and Joint Director (CADRAD), 2009-12, IVRI, Izatnagar, Joint Director (Res), NDRI, Karnal, 2012-2013, Joint Director (CADRAD), 2013-15. Project Coordinator, ICAR All India Network for Haemorrhagic septicaemia and bluetongue (2009-12, 2013-15).

Awards/Honours: Certificate of Proficiency, 1977; Pfizer Fellowship 1978; Dr. C. M. Singh Award, 1998; British TCTA Award, 1989; Major (Mrs.) Malika Trivedi IAAVR Award, 1995; International Cultural Diploma of Honor, 1995; Shri Ahilya Mata Jeev Daya Mandal Trust Award, 1998; SERC Visiting Fellowship, 1996; INSA Visiting Fellowship, 1998; Late Rama Rao Kumthekar Life Time Achievement Award, 2000; ICAR Special Award, 2001, and Award of Merit, 2001; Best Teacher Award, 2003; Bhartiya Shiksha Rattan Award, 2004; K.D.M. Allergy Award (Nepal), 2005; Bharat Jyoti Award, 2008; ILDEX Award, 2009; Bharat Excellence Award 2009; Felicitation Award 2010; Life Time Achievement Award by Maa Narmada Goshala and Parayavaran Kendra, Jabalpur; Indian Immunological's Gold Medal Award 2011; Life Time Achievement Award by the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturing Association, 2013. Founder Secretary, Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR); President (Ex), Agricultural Scientist Service Forum, Izatnagar Unit; President, Laboratory Animal Science Association of India; Secretary General, National Academy of Veterinary Science; Member, Governing Council, NAVS' Executive Member, Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Infectious Diseases; Association of Public Health Veterinarians; Editor, The Indian Journal of Veterinary Research (IJVR); Associate Editor, Veterinary World, Member Editorial Board, Poultry World, Poultry Line; Member, DBT Task Force on Veterinary Vaccines & Diagnostics; Chairman/Coordinator/ Member of Various Central/State level professional committees.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; National Academy of Veterinary Science; Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research; Indian Society of Veterinary Immunology & Biotechnology; Association of Public Health Veterinarians; Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists; Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists & Specialists in Infectious Disease.

Research Areas: Veterinary Bacteriology, Immunology, Mycology; Laboratory Animal Science, Molecular Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Address: 1219/6 E-Block, Rajendranagar, Izatnagar 243122, U.P.; [Tel: Res (0581) 2586453; Cell: 09359117376; Email: rishendra_verma@yahoo.com]