Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, DGCN College of Veterinary and Animals Sciences, CSK HP Agricultural University, Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), India
Dr. Atul started his professional career in 2006 as veterinary officer in state animal husbandry department and served for about 3 years. He has more than 10 years of scientific career dedicated to teaching, research and extension. He has been working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, CSK HPAU, Palampur since 2009. He did his BVSc & AH with certificate of honor from CSK HPAU, Palampur and then pursued MVSc in the subject of Epidemiology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly. He did his doctorate in Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology from GADVASU, Ludhiana. He got selected for prestigious CREATE ITraP programme sponsored by NSERC, Canada with 2 months research externship at University of Saskatchewan (Canada). He was also invited as an expert speaker by the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture at University of Saskatchewan, Canada during his research externship at UoS. He has more than 90 publications (Book, Chapters, Research, Extension, Manuals, Reviews, Abstracts, Conference proceedings etc.) to his credit. He has delivered more than 30 expert lectures in various training/workshops. He participated in 11 international conference/schools/workshops and 17 national/regional ones and won various awards including Best PhD thesis, Best oral presentation and Best Poster presentation award etc.
Dr. Atul is the external paper setter and board examiner for various colleges/institutions viz. IVRI-Izatnagar, SKUAST-Jammu, GADVASU-Ludhiana, DUVASU-Mathura, MAFSU-Nagpur, NDVSU-Jabalpur, Abhilashi University-Mandi etc. He is a principal investigator of one research project on determination of antibiotic residues in food of animal origin and has also been associated as Co- principal investigator in one research project on rabies sponsored by Govt. of India. He is also an editorial board member and expert reviewer panelist in many international and national journals/magazines of repute such as J Para Dis, J Ani Res, J Exp Bio Agri Sci, Indian J Com Dis, JANS, IJLR, Har Vet, Sains Malaysian, J Api Res, Curr Pharm Biotech, Adv Agri Sci, J Nutrac food Sci, J Global Pub Hlth, J Ani feed Sci Tech, Poultry manch etc. He is also an elected executive member of Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists. He intend to utilize his talent and potentials to achieve organization’s goal along with his personal success.