Dr. B. A. Kulkarni
Ex-Prof. and Head, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry and Emeritus Scientist (ICAR), Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai
Dr. B. A. Kulkarni was born on 7th February 1932. He completed his Bachelors Degree from Osmania University – Hyderabad. He then did his Masters (M.V.Sc.) in Physiology and Biochemistry from Madras University, Madras. Dr. Kulkarni did his Ph.D. Degree under Bombay University, Mumbai and his Ph.D. thesis ‘Immunoglobulins of the Indian Buffalo’ was highly appreciated by Prof. R. R. Porter (Nobel Laureate), Oxford University, who was foreign referee for evaluation of Ph.D. thesis.
Dr. B. A. Kulkarni has contributed significantly towards the knowledge of Immunoglobulins of cattle and buffaloes. His research on buffalo immunoglobulins is the first in the world literature of buffalo immunology. In addition to bovine immunoglobulins, Dr. B.A. Kulkarni has contributed towards the knowledge of blood metabolic profiles of dairy cattle and buffaloes, seminal plasma proteins of indigenous, exotic and crossbred bulls and buffalo bulls, and their relationship with other seminal attributes. Using modern physicochemical and immunochemical methods such as Ion-exchange chromatography, Sephadex G-200 gel filtration, immunodiffusion, immunoelectrophoretic analysis (IEA), single radial immunodiffusion (SRID) techniques. Dr. B.A. Kulkarni isolated and characterized seminal plasma proteins of cattle and buffalo bulls and published the results in reputed National and International Scientific Journals. In view of his research contributions, Dr. B. A. Kulkarni was selected as Emeritus Scientist by ICAR, New Delhi from 1993 – 1996.
A text-book entitled ‘Bovine Semen and Seminal Plasma Proteins’ by B.A. Kulkarni is under publication of ICAR, New Delhi.
Dr. B. A. Kulkarni has received the following awards:
v Best Research Worker Award by Veterinarian’s Association, Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth. (1987)
v Silver Medal Award by Ciba-Geigy Basal Switzerland. (1991)
v International Award for best Poster presentation at International Conference, Bombay. (1992)
v ESSAR Fellowship Award for significant contribution to Bovine reproduction, by Indian Society for study of Animal reproduction (ISSAR) (1997).
v International Award for best Poster presentation of research work at International Conference Bombay (1998).
v National Award for best poster presentation at SAPI Conference Palampur (2001)
v Fellowship Award for outstanding research in Animal Physiology by National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, New Delhi (2002).
v G. N. Nirmalan Award for Research work in Bovine Physiology at SAPI Conference – Guwahati (2006 – 2007).
v ISSAR Award for best paper presentation at National Conference at Bhubaneswar (2007).
v Recently Dr. B.A. Kulkarni has been selected as a ‘Great Mind of 21st Century’ for fifth edition of Great Minds of 21st Century by ABI (American Biographical Institute) for his outstanding contribution in Physiology, Biochemistry & Immunochemistry of Dairy Animals.
Dr. B.A. Kulkarni is the life member of the following scientific societies / Associations:
v Indian Society for study of Animal reproduction (ISSAR)
v Society of Animal Physiologists of India (SAPI)
v Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR)
v American Society of Andrology – USA.
v Society for study of reproduction and fertility. (ICMR)
v Dr. B. A. Kulkarni is the member of Editorial Advisory Board of International Buffalo Journal (Thailand)
Dr. Vasant Gopal Joshi
B.Sc, M.V.Sc, Ph.D
Ex-Prof. and Head, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai
Dr. Vasant Gopal Joshi passed the Bachelor of Science Examination (B.Sc) of the University of Bombay in the year 1955 and joined the Bombay Veterinary College as a student. In the year 1959 he was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc) by the University of Bombay.
He joined the department of Animal Husbandry as Veterinary Officer and Party Leader in the Rinderpest eradication scheme in the year 1959. The party visited several villages and farmers and vaccinated their cattle against the Rinderpest disease. In the year 1960 he was posted as Assistant House Surgeon at Bombay Veterinary College and treated the outpatients and the animals admitted in the Bai Sakarbai Hospital, Parel. He guided the under graduate students in their hospital practice. He was deputed for training in radiology at K.E.M Hospital Parel. He has also worked as radiologist in the animal hospital and has also guided the post graduate students of Bombay Veterinary College in Radiology.
In 1961 he was promoted by selection grade and was posted as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology, Bombay Veterinary College. He taught the subject Pharmacology to under graduate students and also had the opportunity to use the Russian diagnostic instruments gifted to Bombay Veterinary College under the guidance of the Russian expert, Dr. Chervikov.
The University of Bombay started a two years post graduate course in the subject of Animal Physiology and Biochemistry at Bombay Veterinary College in the year 1967. The degree awarded was M.V.Sc. and Dr. Joshi was deputed for the post graduate course in the Physiology and Biochemistry and was awarded M.V.Sc degree in the year 1969. He had Medicine as minor and Physiology as principal subjects for his Masters (M.V.Sc) degree and thus had the honour to be the student of the first batch of M.V.Sc. in the year 1970 and was promoted as Assistant Professor, Dairy Science, Bombay Veterinary College. In the year 1971 he was transferred to the department of Physiology of Bombay Veterinary College as Assistant Professor of Physiology.
In 1977 Bombay Veterinary College was affiliated to Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth permitted the staff members of the department to obtain the Ph.D degree by research work. He obtained the Ph.D degree in the year 1980 and was a recognized guide for M.V.Sc and Ph.D degree. During his tenure he has guided under graduate and post graduate students in the subject of Physiology and Biochemistry. He was the research guide for four M.V.Sc students. He also had the opportunity to be the Chairman of Bombay Veterinary College Magazine.
He retired as a Professor and Head of the Physiology Department on 31st March 1992.
Dr. (Mrs.) Asha Madan Mantri
Ex Head Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry, Anatomy and Animal Nutrition, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai
Dr. (Mrs.) Asha Madan Mantri completed her B.V.Sc. Degree with Honours from Bombay Veterinary College in 1963 (Bombay University) securing the 1st rank. She completed her M. V. Sc. Degree with 1st class in the subject of Pathology and Physiology in 1968 from Bombay University. She then completed her Ph.D. Degree (1974 – 77) in the year 1979 from Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth. She was the 1st lady veterinary graduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. of Bombay Veterinary College. During her academic carrer she has worked in various capacities in the college from June 1963 to Oct. 1997. She retired as Head, Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry, Anatomy and Animal Nutrition in October 1997.
She has published more than 120 research papers in various National and International Journals. She has successfully completed an Indian Council of Agricultural Research (I.C.A.R.) scheme on “Utilization of slaughter house byproducts” in July 1979 as Scientist in-charge for the scheme. As part of the scheme, research on “Extraction of insulin from buffalo pancreas and heparin from buffalo lungs in their purest forms” received great appreciation and won the coveted ICAR team research award (in the form of Gold medal, Citation & a Scroll of Honours) for the biennium 1979 – 80.
She was one of the key players in the established of the Radio-Isotope Laboratory at the Bombay Veterinary College for conducting research with the help of radio-active isotopes in the year 1981. This facility was utilized by many postgraduate and Ph.D. candidates from all the Veterinary Colleges in the State of Maharashtra for their research projects on Endocrinology.
She has been awarded two gold medals for the “Best Research Papers” published in the Indian Veterinary Journal and has also received the Best Research Workers Award from the Veterinarian’s Association.
Dr. (Mrs.) Bharati Ashok Talvelkar
Ex-Prof. and Head, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry and Emeritus Scientist (ICAR), Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai
Dr. (Mrs.) Bharati Ashok Talvelkar, Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry, Bombay Veterinary College has had a scholastic career. She has received prizes and awards both during her undergraduate and post graduate studies.
Dr. Talvelkar has successfully completed a 30 years career as a good teacher and research worker and has received awards to testify this fact. She is a recognized university teacher for guiding Master as well as Doctoral Degree programmes. She has guided 14 M.V.Sc. students in Physiology and Biochemistry and was a member of the Advisory Committee of thirty-six postgraduate students of Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai. She has also evaluated six M.V.Sc. theses of Physiology and Biochemistry from Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani from 1991 – 97 and one Ph.D. thesis from Dr. Punjabrao Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola.
She has 72 publications (research, technical and extension) to her credit. She was the Principal Investigator of one ad-hoc I.C.A.R. research scheme entitled “Haematological and Trace Element Profiles in Different Physiological States of Dairy Animals in Konkan Region.” She has completed the scheme successfully in February 2001.
She was appointed as paper setter in Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry by Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad and Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar. She was also nominated as paper setter of Animal Physiology by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board for Agricultural Research Services / National Eligibility Test / Senior Fellowship Examinations 2000.
Dr. (Mrs.) Talvelkar was appointed as an Advisor to interview candidate for Senior Scientist by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhuvan, Pusa, New Delhi in August 2001.
She has ably carried out the various curricular co-curricular and extra curricular duties and charges entrusted upon her viz. Chairperson of the Examination Committee, Bombay Veterinary College, form 1990 to 1995; Chief Counsellor of Bombay Veterinary College from 1998 till her retirement. She was appointed as the President of Marathi Vangmaya Mandal, Bombay Veterinary College, for three years and has also looked after the duties of Treasurer, Bombay Veterinary College Alumni Association since February 1999 till her retirement.
In view of her research contributions, Dr. (Mrs.) B. A. Talvelkar was selected as Emeritus Scientist by ICAR, New Delhi from 2005 – 2007.
Dr. (Mrs.) B. A. Talvelkar has received the following awards:
v Dr. Sorab K. Nariman Scholarship, University of Bombay for topping the aggregate in B.V.Sc. & A.H. Examination, 1968.
v Diamond Jubilee Commemoration Prize for the First Rank in B.V.Sc. & A.H. Examination, 1968, University of Bombay.
v Award of sets of ICAR Books for All Round Best Undergraduate Student of Veterinary College 1967 – 68.
v Third Prize Winner at the Poultry Judging Contest, All India Poultry Show, Bangalore, 1968.
v ICAR Prizes for Cattle and Poultry Judging Contests, held at the Veterinary College Bombay 1967 – 68.
v Prize for Commonwealth Bureau of Animal Health, Central Veterinary Laboratory, Vaybridge, Surrey, England for the highest aggregate total in the Subjects of Pathology, Bacteriology and Parasitology in the T.Y.V.Sc. Examinations of Bombay University, 1967.
v Silver Medals for First – Class – First in F.Y.V.Sc., S.Y.V.Sc. and B.V.Sc. & A.H. Examinations, Bombay University, awarded by Bombay Veterinary College.
v Competed for the award of Junior ICAR Fellowship and won it for the study of M. V. Sc. degree in Animal Physiology and Biochemistry in 1969.
v Competed for the award of Senior ICAR Fellowship and won it for the doctorate studies in Physiology and Biochemistry in 1971 but could not utilize it due to service conditions.
v Received Fellow IAAVR 1998 Award by Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research.
v Received Fellow NAVS 1999 Award by National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (New Delhi).
v Received along with her coworkers an award for poster presentation during IX Conference of IAAVR at Nagpur, for their paper entitled “Mineral profile during growth in crossbred cows and heifers”.
v Received the Shri. Anjan K. Oruganti Memorial Award for the year 2000 from the Indian Veterinary Association jointly with co – workers for the article “Serum enzyme profile during growth in Gir and crossbred calves” which was published in the April 2000 issue, (Vol. 77, No. 4, pp. 296 – 299) of the Indian Veterinary Journal.
Dr. (Mrs.) B. A. Talvelkar is a life member of the following scientific societies / Associations:
v Society of Animal Physiologists of India (SAPI).
v Indian Association of Lady Veterinarian.
v Bombay Veterinary College Alumni Association.
v Nuclear Technology of Animal Sciences, Tamilnadu.
v Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility.
v Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR).
v National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (NAVS), New Delhi.
Dr. B. T. Deshmukh
Ex-Prof., Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai
Dr. B. T. Deshmukh was born on 9th December 1950, graduated from Nagpur Veterinary College in 1974 and obtained M.V.Sc. degree in Animal Physiology (1976) from Post Graduate Institute, Akola (Maharashtra), followed by Ph.D. in Animal Physiology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (Haryana), in 1985.
Dr. Deshmukh started his professional carrier as Assistant Professor of Physiology, Bombay Veterinary College, in the year 1977. He served as Associate Professor of Physiology from 1987, and is serving as Professor from July 1998 till his retirement. He has worked on various aspects of Physiology and Biochemistry of dairy animals. In the capacity of Principal Investigator, he has successfully investigated five research projects / ad-hoc research schemes financed by ICAR / DAE / BRNS.
Dr. Deshmukh has worked on various aspects of research of physiology and biochemistry of dairy animals during the last 25 years and has published 40 research papers in reputed scientific journals. Dr. Deshmukh has attended several National Conferences/Symposia/Seminars and presented research papers including 3 International Conferences. He is a recognized university teacher for guiding Master as well as Doctoral Degree programmes. From the research work conducted, Dr. Deshmukh has tested two implemental technologies viz. 1) Hormonal induction of lactation in dairy cattle and 2) Use of recombinant bST in dairy animals for use of farmers.
He has been decorated with numerous awards; is a member of eight professional societies and held important positions in these bodies. As a Fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, he assisted the Academy in screening and recommendation of applications for the nomination for election of fellow / member of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, for the academic year 2006 – 2007. He was also nominated by the Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, as the member of Broad Subject Matter Area Committee – Livestock Production Technology and Product Management, for assisting the National Core Group for restructuring of Masters’ and Doctoral Programmes Course Curricula and Syllabi in the discipline of Animal Physiology.
Organized in the capacity of Organizing Secretary, the XV Annual Conference of Society of Animal Physiologists of India (SAPI) and National Symposium on “Newer Concepts and Developments in Endocrine Regulation for Optimization of Production in Buffalo”, at the Department of Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai – 400012 during January 5 – 7 , 2006.
Dr. B. T. Deshmukh has received the following awards:
v Received Senior Research Fellowship in Animal Physiology under Improvement of Teaching Faculty Competence Scheme for study and research leading to Ph.D. degree at NDRI, Karnal from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi for the year 1981– 1982.
v Received along with coworkers the Best Poster Award at the International Conference on Frontiers in Reproductive Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from The Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction & Fertility in 1990.
v Was honoured with the Fellowship of the National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India), for the year 1999 – 2000, in recognition of his significant contributions for the advancement of Veterinary Sciences.
v Received along with coworkers the Shri Anjan K. Oruganti Memorial Medal Awarded for the best article in Physiology published in Indian Veterinary Journal; year 2000 (Vol. 77) from The Indian Veterinary Association in 2000.
v Received along with coworkers Best Poster Award at the IX Annual Conference of IAAVR & National Symposium, Nagpur Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur from The Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR) in 2002.
v Received the Best Research Worker Award from Veterinarian’s Association, Bombay Veterinary College, MAFSU, Mumbai in 2002.
v Received an Appreciation Certificate for IAAVR Best Paper Award – 2002 at the hands of Hon’able Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur in 2003.
v Received the Scroll of Honour in appreciation of outstanding & meritorious professional services from the Dean, Bombay Veterinary College (MAFSU), Parel, Mumbai in 2005.
v Received Best Research Scholar Award – 2010, of the Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, for his valuable contribution in the field of Veterinary Science.
Dr. B. T. Deshmukh is a life member of the following scientific societies / Associations:
v Society of Animal Physiologists of India (SAPI)
v Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility
v Indian Society for Buffalo Development
v Indian Society for Nuclear Technology in Animal Sciences
v Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR)
v Bombay Veterinary College Alumni Association
v Nagpur Veterinary College Alumni Association
v Member: Indian Dairy Association (1987 – 98)