Profile of Dr. K. Pradhan

Pradhan, Khageswar

Elected Fellow - 2005

Veterinary Sciences & Fisheries: Animal Nutrition

DB: 09-04-1936

Birth place

Mangalpur, P.O.Kurujanga, Cuttackó754208 (Orissa), India


Educared in Orissa Veterinary College, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India (B.V.Sc.& AH 1960) and University Of Maryland , College Park, Md. USA ( MS 1967, Ph.D. 1969)

Positions held 

Chancellor, SOA University, Bhubaneswar (2011); Vice-Chancellor, OUAT, Bhubaneswar and Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, 1994-1999; Professor of Animal Nutrition, 1970-1994; Dean Post Graduate Studies, 1983-1985; Additional Director Of Research; 1980-1983; Dean College Of Animal Science, 1978-1980;, Head Department of Animal Nutrition, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1970-1977; Research Chemist at the Institution of Nutrition, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, USA, 1969-1970.

Research Area

Animal Science- Animal Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Rumen Ecosystem

Awards and fellowships

Phi Kappa(USA) 1967; Phi Sigma(USA), 1967;Sigma Xi  (USA,)1969; ICAR Rafi Kidwai Reseach Award(India), 1987; USDA Group Research Award (USA), 1992; ICAR Team Award for Multi-disciplinary Research(India),1997; Fellow National Academy of Agricultural Science(India), 1995; Fellow National Academy of Veterinary Science(India), 1996; P. Bhatacharya Memorial Award (National Academy of Agricultural Science,India) 2001; Lifetime Achievement Award (Animal Nutrition Society of India), 2004, Fellow, Zoologists Research Association of India, 2005; Fellow Indian Dairy Association, 2006; Felicitation and Honour by Indian Science Congress, Bhubaneswar Chapter(India),  2006; Conferment of Doctor of Science(Honoris Causa), Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar (India), 2009.

Address - Residence

C/24 HIG, Housing Board Colony, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar-751 003 (India)
[R:  0674-2555252 M:  94373 02370; ks_pradhan @]