DR. S.N. Maurya, OSD
Dr. S.N. Maurya joined this University as the founder officer on special duty on 29.12.2001. Before taking up this assignment, Dr. Maurya was working as professor and head, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in G.B. Pant University of Agricultural and Technology, Pantnagar. Dr. Maurya with an excellent academic carrier of more than 35 years took lot of pains, spent long hours and worked till late in the evening, in giving new directions and planning future strategies for transforming the ideas of establishment of University in to reality. He with few of the dedicated officers/teachers and employees prepared the Xth five-year plan proposal and the budget even without any Finance officer. He with his staff, meticulously and successfully conducted the First Pre-Veterinary Test (PVT) 2002. Dr. Maurya with his administrative skill and acumen, untiring efforts and personal involvement was able to set the wheels of University in motion and on right track. Dr. Maurya relinquished the charge of O.S.D. on August 11, 2002 and joined back hid parent institute.
Dr. D.P. Singh, OSD
Dr. D.P.Singh, Professor and Head of Microbiology and Former Dean Veterinary College, Mathura took over the reins of University from Dr. S.N.Maurya on 12.08.2003 as second O.S.D. of the University. Dr. Singh’s academic and administrative carreer spanned over almost 35 years. Dr. Singh’s gave further pace to the process of development and carried the University forward on the track set in motion by Dr. Maurya. Dr. Singh relinquished the office O.S.D. on 21.03.2003 after appointment of Dr. Shri Krishna Garg as the First Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Dr. Shri Krishna Garg, Founder Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Shri Krishna Garg, a native of Brij Bhumi, graduated first batch of G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar in 1964. Dr. Garg had the distinction of having a long and par excellence academic carrier spanning over almost four decades and vast administrative experience. He took over as the founder Vice-Chancelior of this University on March 21,2003.
With a strong inbuilt humane character and social concern for everybody, Dr. Garg earned the good will and co-operation of every officer and employee of the University. By virtue of Dr. Garg’s optimism, self-confidence and administrative skiII, he successfully completed P. V.T. 2003, 2004 and 2005 without any difficulty or dispute. He put his best efforts to improve the financial status of the University with the help of I.C.A.R., New Delhi. He was able to get funds for modernization and mechanization of the agricultural farm, Madhuri Kund and 0.0.0. Farm Mathura, establishment of ARIS Cell and Local Area Network (LAN), upgradation of University Library and providing internet facility in all the departments and offices of the University.
Dr. Garg had been very successful during his tenure and made significant contributions in developing the University and got the grant of approximately Rs. ten crores released from Govt. of U.P. for construction of the Administrative block, College of Biotechnology, College of Animal Business Management, Boys Hostel and Residential Complex. He also got the EFC cleared’ from state Government for more than Rs. 40 crores for establishment of Go-Anusandhan Sansthan, College of Fisheries, University Auditorium, Gymnasium Hall, Hostels, University boundary wall and roads etc.
Establishment of Publication Division, Directorate of Counseling and Placement, two Conference Halls with latest audiovisual aids and excellent sitting facilities and a Hitech Lab for training of field vets, taking over the KVK, Mathura from CSAUA & T, Kanpur and modernization of different laboratories are the highlights of his tenure. Full credit for the six monthly publications of University Newsletter and First Progress Report of the University since inception and placement of some students through campus interview, goes to him.
For attaining academic excellence and improving the technical competency of faculty members, he encouraged all the faculty members participate in training programmes, workshops, conferences and other academic activities. Similarly he was instrumental in promoting sports and extra curricular activities amongst students and sent students of different classes on educational tours, inter University youth festivals and sports meet.
For the benefit of farmers, he ensured of technology and latest knowledge about agricultural and animal husbandry practices through Kisaan Melas, Kisaan Goshthis, demonstrations and mobile clinics etc. He readily came forward to implement the ASCAD programme of Government of India for imparting training to field Veterinary officers and extension workers in important areas of concern. Dr. Garg successfully completed his three years of terms of office on 20th March 2006. The University owes its sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Garg for his great selfless service to the University.
Dr. R.D. Agrawal, Vice-Chancellor (Acting)
Dr. Ramji Das Agrawal, Professor and Head, Department of Parasitology has been given the charge of Vice-Chancellor of the University w.e.f. March 21, 2006. Dr. Agrawal is an alumnus of erstwhile UP College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mathura. After taking over the charge, he has given lot of emphasis on improving the academic environment in the University, particularly punctuality of students in the classes.
Dr. Moti Lal Madan, Vice-Chancellor
Dr. M. L. Madan, a distinguished Agriculture and Animal scientist, an accomplished research manager and an internationally recognized Biotechnologist. Dr. Madan has attained National and International Professional standing having been the Vice Chancellor of two Universities, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mathura and Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Agricultural University, Akola; Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), ICAR; International consultant; Joint Director Research, NDRI Kamal; Chairman of National Animal Biotechnology task force of GO I, Executive Member of the National Academy Of Agriculture Science, Executive Member Veterinary Council ofIndia and Chairman of its Educational committee and Chairman/Member of evaluation and policy planning committees in National Agriculture Research System/ICAR/ DST/ DAHD/Planning Commission and several National committees. Dr Madan pioneered embryo transfer in cattle and buffaloes and through ETT produced ten calves from a single elite cow in a year’s time. He also produced World’s First Innvitro fertilized (TEST TUBE-IVF) Buffalo calf and for this innovative technology, he received worldwide scientific acclaim and there after, Dr. Madan provided professional consultancies through FAO in the Developing world.
As a recognition of his significant achievements and outstanding scientific leadership in Science and Technology, several prestigious National and International awards have been bestowed upon; the major ones include B P Pal Award, (2006), Bhasin Award (2002), Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award (1992), Hari Om Award (1990), Ogouri Biotechnology Award from Japan (1995), SAPI Honorific Award (2002), Malika Trivedi Award (1997), D. Sundaresan Award (1989), Nirmalan Memorial Award (1994-95), International Science Pioneer Award (1985), AJAS Purina Award (1999), and Rotary Service Excellence Award (2001). Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR) has honored Dr.M.L. Madan with Distinguished Veterinarian Award, ‘DIVA’ for the year 2002.
Dr Madan was vice-chancellor of this university from 4th October, 2006 to 4th October, 2009. Under his dynamic leadership the university a new height whether it is recruitment of faculty members and other staff, infrastructural development creation of new facilities for farmers, students and staff.
Dr. G.C. Tiwari, Vice-Chancellor
Dr. G.C. Tiwari, Vice-chancellor of Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSUAT), Kanpur worked as Vice-chancellor of this University from 5th Sept., 2009 to 7th February, 2010. During his tenure as Vice-chancellor, he has given lot of emphasis on improving the dairy farm of University.
Prof. A. P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor
Prof. A. P. Singh a renowned Surgeon, Clinician, Academician and Administrator served this University as Vice Chancellor from 8th of February, 2010 to 7th of February, 2013. Before joining this University as Vice-chancellor. Prof. Singh has headed the Faculty of Veterinary Science, JNKVV, Jabalpur and College of Veterinary Sciences, CCSHAU, Hisar as Dean where under his dynamic leadership the Colleges attained greater heights. In addition, he has served in various capacities at various institutions viz. Director, Teaching Veterinary Clinical Services Complex, Professor & Head, Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Associate Professor, Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, CCS Haryan Agricultural University, Hisar and Assistant Research Officer, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. Prof. Singh has completed two international assignments as Professor, Harmaya University, Ethiopia and Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mosul University, Mosul (Iraq). He has been honoured with fellowship from various organizations like National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, Indian Society of Veterinary Surgery etc. He is the Executive Secretary of Indian Society of Veterinary Surgery. He has guided four doctoral and six master’s students. To his credit, he has 254 publications including 237 refereed research papers in international & national journals of repute, 03 books, and 14 chapters in books. He has been the Chairman / Member of many Board of Managements, Academic Councils, Management Committee, Research Advisory Committee and Selection Board of SAUs and ASRB, New Delhi.
His major achievement was strengthening of Instructional Livestock Farm and TVCC, infrastructural development, addition of student amenities, recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff etc.
Dr. Rajesh Nigam, Vice-Chancellor (Acting)
Dr. Rajesh Nigam, Dean, College of Biotechnology & Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry was given the charge of Vice-Chancellor of the University on 7th February, 2013 and he worked as Vice-chancellor upto 19th February, 2013. Dr. Nigam is an alumnus of erstwhile UP College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mathura.
Prof. AC Varshney, Vice-chancellor
Prof. AC Varshney, renowned Surgeon, Clinician, Academician and Administrator served this University as Vice Chancellor from 20th of February, 2010 to 02nd of March, 2016. Before joining as Vice-chancellor of DUVASU, Mathura Prof. Varshney worked as Dean, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, CAU, Aizawl, Mizoram, from 1st September, 2012 and College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, CSKHPKV, Palampur w.e.f. 2nd June, 2007 where he significantly contributed in terms of development of infrastructure and fulfillment of staff positions besides bringing number of prestigious research projects and involved the colleges in other developmental activities. Prof. Varshney has a brilliant academic record as a student as well as a teacher and scientist. Sound postgraduate programmes to the level of Ph.D. have been put in to operation in various departments of the Veterinary College, Palampur. He handled 14 national level and 4 state level research projects; and also remained instrumental in bringing research and development projects at College and University level and developed good linkage with ICAR institutions and Universities. More than 13 postgraduate theses and over 160 research articles speak volumes of his contributions to the field of Veterinary Surgery.
His major achievement was strengthening of faculty position, infrastructural development, addition of student amenities, liasoning with other institutions etc.