Dr. A.S. Ranade

Prof. Dr. Ajit S. Ranade Ph. D.
 Professor and University Head
 
Education:
  • M. V. Sc. & Ph. D. in Poultry Science with First Class with Distinction fromBombayVeterinaryCollege,Mumbai,India.
  • Completed 12 various advance courses and trainings on Poultry Science.
Academic Experience:
Head of the Departments : 3 years
Professor of Poultry Science : 5 years
University Head : 11 years
Associate Professor : 11 years
Assistant Professor : 8 years
 
Administrative Experience:
  • Member of Academic Council of MAFSU since 2002.
  • Member of Faculty of MAFSU since 2002.
  • Chairman, Board of Studies in Poultry Science since 2000.
  • Academic Cell Incharge,BombayVeterinaryCollegefrom 2006- 2010.
  • Research Coordinator, BombayVeterinaryCollege from 2000-2006.
  • Vice- President of Indian Poultry Science Association since 2007. 
Awards:
  • Awarded with Best Poultry Scientist Award for the year 2010 by Indian Poultry Journalists Association for outstanding contribution and research in the field of Poultry Science. (National Award)
  • Awarded with Fellow of Indian Poultry Science Association 2010 for outstanding contribution and research in the field of Poultry Science. (National Award)
  • Awarded with CLFMA Award 2006 for outstanding contribution and research in the field of Poultry Science at national level. (National Award)
  • Received the Scroll of Honour 2005 for sincere and meritorious services by Dean,BombayVeterinaryCollege.
  • Received the Scroll of Honour 2005 as Best Teacher by Dean,BombayVeterinaryCollege.
  • Received the Scroll of Honour 2004 for sincere and meritorious services by Dean,BombayVeterinaryCollege.
  • Received the Best Scientist Award 2002-03 at Poultry Research Information and Scientist Meet, PRISM at Pune.
  • Awarded Bombay Veterinary College Diamond Jubilee Commemoration Prize for the year 1986-87 for having stood first by securing the highest G.P.A. of (4.00/4.00) at Sr. M.V.Sc. class of M.V.Sc. Degree Examination.
  • Awarded Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Research Award for the Best Field Oriented Research Work at M.V.Sc. Level for the year 1986. 
Academic & Research Contribution:
  • International Research Collaboration with Novus International Inc.,St. Louis,Missouri,USA– Undertaking the research projects on organic trace minerals in poultry since 2007. Three post graduate students visitedUSAfor internship during this program and have completed their research in this project.
  • Guided 49 M. V. Sc. students in Poultry Science – The department of Poultry Science regularly carries our field based research in nutrition and managemental aspects for increasing the profits for farmers by reducing the cost of production.  Blind trials are also conducted prior to the launch of new product in the Poultry Industry.
  • Co-Guide for 38 M.V.Sc. and 3 Ph. D. students of other disciplines like Animal Nutrition, Pharmacology, Pathology, etc.
  • Short term trainings on poultry farming & quail farming – are regularly conducted for new entrepreneurs in local language. Till date 54 programs have been conducted and more than 1700 people have been trained.  Many of them have started their own poultry farm or engaged in poultry industry. 
Publications:
  • Books/ Chapters in books  : 1 (International)
  • Production of Film  :  1
  • Booklets/ Manuals  : 5
  • Research papers in scientific journals   : 42
  • Papers presented in conferences and seminars   : 68
  • Extension publications   : 160
  • Interview publications   : 33
  • Radio talks   : 50
  • Television programs   : 26 
Contribution as Poultry Scientist and Advisor:
  • Member of Research Advisory Council (RAC) for Central Avian Research Institute (CARI), Izatnagar and Project Directorate on Poultry (PDP),Hyderabad.
  • Member of the committee for establishment of Poultry Development Board of Maharashtra.
  • Member of the committee for forming National Poultry Feed Quality Standards.
  • Member of the committee for deciding National Poultry Policy.
  • Expert for setting question papers for ARS / NET examinations.
  • Expert for setting question papers for IVRI, CARI and other Agriculture andVeterinaryUniversitiesinIndia.
  • Expert on Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC), Board for Govt. of Maharashtra for conducting interviews for Livestock Development Officers & Expert for setting the syllabus for Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry.
  • Vice- President, Indian Poultry Science Association since 2007. 
Other Activities:
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Livestock & Feed Trends since 2002.
  • Editor of the “Journal ofBombayVeterinaryCollege”.
  • Editor of “Vetline” – News Bulletin ofBombayVeterinaryCollegefrom 2004 – 2007. In the tenure as editor, five journals ofBombayVeterinaryCollegewere published along with a regular publication of a monthly news bulletin Vet-line.
  • Agrowon articles: A series of over 80 articles were published in the Marathi newspaper Agrowon for farmers on a weekly basis on various aspects and current scenario of Poultry Industry. 
Organization of events:
  • Organizing Secretary for 26th Annual Conference & National Symposium of IPSA, IPSACON -2009 at Mumbai.
  • Poultry Training for Iraqi Professors in 2008 at Mumbai.
  • Convener, Students Program during international exhibitions ILDEX 2006, IAI 2007 and ILDEX 2008 atNew Delhi.
  • Poultry Industry & Scientists Meets – Yearly event inBombayVeterinaryCollege.
  • Food Safety & Poultry Meat Inspection Workshop in association with US Grain Council in 2005 at Mumbai.
  • Member of Organising committee of XIII Annual Conference & National Symposium of IPSA, IPSACON -1990 at Mumbai. 
Contribution during Bird Flu Outbreak in 2006:
  • Chairman of the special committee of MAFSU for Bird Flu Awareness Program.
  • Organized symposia on Avian Influenza by Bombay Veterinary College & MAFSU in 2006.
  • Organized Chicken Eating Rally by BombayVeterinaryCollege& MAFSU in 2006.
  • Technical Inputs as an expert to Brihanmumbai & Thane Municipal Corporations & State Govt. of Maharashtra.
  • Consultation to farmers, traders & consumers for control.
  • Participation in chicken eating rallies, seminars and symposia on Bird Flu.
  • Lectures, presentations, radio, television & press interviews and article as an expert.
  • Addressing Press Conferences as an Expert.
  • Invited Panelist for a panel discussion on ‘Emerging biosecurity challenges for the poultry industry – an action agenda for prevention’ held at National conference on ‘Challenges for the Indian poultry sector – Post Avian Influenza’ on 8th November 2006 atNew Delhi.

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