Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram, Krishna Dt. near Vijayawada India
Currently he is the Professor & Head in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy, NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram, Krishna Dt. near Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh (India). He was the recipient of a gold medal, a State Merit Scholarship and an ICAR Scholarship. He was the recipient of the “Humane Education Award 2003” from International Network for Humane Education, England and “Best Educationist Award” for Education Excellence in 2011 from International Institute of Education & Management, New Delhi. He was also the recipient of three best paper awards and one best publication award from the Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomists. He received the “Best Teacher Gold Medal Award” from the Andhra Pradesh Veterinary Association. He received honours like “Honorary Animal Welfare Officer” from Animal Welfare Board of India for 1992-1997, “Honorary Research Board of Advisor” 2001 from The American Biographical Institute and “Certificate of Excellence” as Member of Scientific Advisory Board for International Journal of Livestock Research in 2017 & 2018.
He brought a grant of Rs 100000=00 to the department from International Network for Humane Education, England for purchase of models as teaching aids and alternatives in education. He also brought two PG fellowship grants of US$ 8000 in 2009 and US$ 9000 in 2011 from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bangalore for post-graduate research on laboratory animals. He was the Co-course teacher/developer in Anatomy in National Agricultural Innovation Programme (NIAP) e-learning UG project with TANUVAS, Chennai in 2008.
He established the ‘Willed body programme in Veterinary Education’ as an innovative teaching-learning methodology the first of its kind in the country. He was the Expert Member (Chancellor’s nominee) for recruitment to the post of Professor in Anatomy in 2018. He was the chairman of advisory committee for 6 PhD/PG scholars, member of advisory committee for 12 PG scholars, additional member of advisory committee for 4 PG scholars. He has evaluated theses and was selection committee member on various occasions for PG/PhD students/contract teaching faculty. He chaired/rapporteured/judged scientific sessions in 10 National Symposia.
He was a Nominee/Inspector for CPCSEA and Veterinary Council of India. He was the Resource Person at various interNICHE, England workshops in India in 2005. He presented Lead Papers, Invited/Plenary lectures and was Panel speaker at various national and international level conventions on 13 occasions. He was the Expert Committee Member for the state of Maharashtra to study the running capability of bulls in 2018. He was the Special Invitee to the Adhoc Board of Studies in SP Mahila Viswa Vidyalaya Women’s University, Tirupati, A.P. He was the member of Executive Committee from 2015 to 2018 and Joint-Secretary from 2018 to 2021 in the Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomists. He was the Referee/Reviewer for 7 national and 5 international journals. He is the Editor/Member for two journals. He has one International book publication, one National book publication, two University laboratory manuals and a Question Bank for ICAR-AIEEA (PG) examination to his credit. He published 58 scientific papers, 3 Technical papers and 7 Abstracts. He is a Life-Member in 11 professional bodies. He attended 42 Conferences/Workshops/Seminars. He organized one National Workshop on “Willed Body Programme and Humane Alternatives for Laboratories in Veterinary Education” one Training course for laboratory technicians and one Training programme for Veterinarians. He contributed in organizing three other Annual Conventions. He underwent the Animal Welfare Training Course sponsored by the RSPCA in 1992 and was subsequently a resource person for them.