Ludhiana 11 June 2020-Dr Inderjeet Singh today joined as the Vice-Chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana. He replaced Dr AS Nanda the previous Vice-Chancellor of GADVASU.

Dr. Inderjeet Singh was working as Director of Animal Husbandry Department, Punjab since November 2018. He has been working in the field of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry Sector from last three decades. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, and did his PhD in Animal Reproduction from University of Liverpool, UK. He got many overseas professional recognitions and assignments. He is regularly involved in various Academic, Research, Policy assignments of different Animal Husbandry Institutes and organizations at state, national level and international level.

Previously, Dr Singh served as the Director of Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar (Haryana), for nearly five years from 2013 till November 2018. Dr. Singh popularly known as 'Murrah Man' for his research and expertise over breeding and management of Murrah buffalo which is widely reared by farmers in Punjab and Haryana.

After joining GADVASU Dr. Singh addressed the officers of the university in a meeting. He acknowledged his predecessors Sh. D.S. Bains, Dr. V.K. Taneja and Dr. A.S Nanda for their contribution to uplift the university to such a stature. Further he stressed upon the collaboration and cooperation with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), State Department of Animal Husbandry and other line departments with the University to work together for the development of livestock sector in general and farmers in particular. He further said that though his focus will remain on improving academic quality, good quality of research work as well as strengthening extension activity services for the end users.

He said that in his previous positions he always got full cooperation from Government, ICAR and Farmers. He informed that we will train especially the Veterinary & other degree students of our Institute as future entrepreneurs which are not tempted towards Government jobs rather job providers.

He expressed that he will support the faculty and employees of the university in all manners to explore their full potential. He also desired constructive and valuable cooperation from line departments. He also gave the emphasis of COVID pandemic and work together to fight this situation and help all the stakeholders involve in the value chain of livestock, poultry and fisheries sector by suggesting them appropriate advisory and services by various means of ICT tools.

In the meeting Dr. A.S. Nanda the outgoing VC congratulated him and extended his full cooperation for future. He said that GADVASU faculty is the most vibrant and always at the forefront to perform for the betterment of the Livestock Sector.