Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta
FELLOW, ELECTED 2020

Born at Uppoor, District Udupi, Karnataka, on 02 September 1965. Educated at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, B.V.Sc. 1988; M.V.Sc. 1990 and Ph.D. 1998; Post-doctorate, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan, 2004-2006.

Director, ICAR- National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore

Scientist, ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar, 1993-98; Scientist Senior Scale, ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar, 1998-2002; Senior Scientist, ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar, 2002-03; Senior Scientist, ICAR- National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore, 2003-08; Principal Scientist, ICAR- National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore, 2009-14.

Awards/Honours: ICAR, JRF during M. V. Sc.; CSIR, SRF during Ph. D; University of Agricultural Sciences Gold Medal in M. V. Sc., and Gold Medal in Ph. D., 1999; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-doctoral fellowship for foreign researcher at National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan (2004- 2006); Post-doctoral training at United States of America (USDA, Texas); Recipient of Best Veterinarian Award for the outstanding contribution to the profession and society from Karnataka Veterinary Association, Bangalore, 2011; Society for Applied Biotechnology (SAB) Grand Medal, 2015; Sir C. V. Raman State Award for Young Scientists from Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka for appreciation and recognition of exceptional contribution in the field of Agricultural Sciences and Animal Husbandry, 2017; Karuna Award for National Progress, 2017; Animal Nutrition Association Dr DVR Prakash Rao Outstanding Researcher Award, 2018; Achievers’ Veterinarian Award for Visionary Leadership, Indian Veterinary Association, 2019, CLFMA Award for meritorious contribution to the Indian livestock sector, 2019; Nominated as the Indian Representative by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India for the Expert Consultation Meeting for the SAARC countries, 2019; Member of the FAD, Sectional Committee of the BIS; Executive committee member of National Academy of Dairy Science (India), 2018; Member of the technical committee of NDDB- Quality Mark, 2018; Member of the expert panel on Constitution of access and benefit sharing (ABS) to implement the Biological Diversity Act. Karnataka Biodiversity Board, 2017; Chairman of the Technical Committee on Feed and Fodder Development (TCFFD), Govt. of India, DAHDF, 2016; Member of the National Steering Committee on Feed and Development (NSCFFD), Govt. of India, DAHDF, 2016; Member of Board of Management of the SVVU, Tirupati (February), 2016; Member of the Climate Change Advisory Committee of Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, Government of Karnataka, 2015; Indian nominee for the Global Research Alliance of the Livestock Research Group for the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas emissions, 2013; Expert of Indian National Committee (INC) of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) Task Force on Animal Feeding, since 2013; Expert of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome for the initiative on ‘Partnership on the Environmental Benchmarking of Livestock Supply Chains’ since 2013; Expert of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome on ‘Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership’ since 2013; Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Cambridge (UK), 2016

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Science (FNAVS), 2006; Society for Applied Biotechnology (FSAB), 2012; Animal Nutrition Association (FANA), 2012; Animal Nutrition Society of India (FANSI), 2016; National Academy of Dairy Science, India (FNADSI), 2016; Indian Society for Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization (FISSGPU) 2017

Research Areas: Animal Nutrition

Address: Director, ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Adugodi, Bengaluru 560030, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 25711303; Res. (080) 65950019; Cell: 9035665594; Fax: (080) 25711420; Email: ragha0209@yahoo.com; directornianp@gmail.com]