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B.Sc.Agric. & A H, M.Sc., Ph.D
Extension Education Division,

Telephone: 0581-2302391
Mobile No.: 9411087833

Field of Specialization Livestock Extension Services, Organic Farming Total Research Papers 76
No. Patents Granted / Filed 0 Total No. of Book / Manual 4
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 11 No. of PhD Student Guided 13
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 4

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Mahesh Chander and Prakashkumar Rathod. (2015). Livestock Innovation System: Reinventing public research and extension system in India. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 85: 1155-1163
  • Prakashkumar Rathod and Mahesh Chander. (2015). Concentrate Feeding to Dairy Cattle in India: Practices and Implications for Indian Dairy Industry Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 86: 212-216
  • Prakashkumar Rathod Mahesh Chander and Yogesh Bangar. (2015). Use of Mobiles in Dairying for Information Dissemination: A Multi-stakeholder Analysis of Theory and Practice in India. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 86: 348-354.
  • Prakashkumar Rathod and Mahesh Chander. (2015). Funding Sources and Financial Constraints of Scientists and Extensionists for Research and Extension Activities in Veterinary and Animal Science Universities. The Asian Journal of Animal Science 10: 146-152
  • Mahesh Chander, H R Meena, Hema Tripathi, Sanjay Kumar, R S Rathore, P S Banerji, K Pachaiyappan and Prakashkumar Rathod. (2015). Diffusion and adoption of livestock deworming technologies in different agro-climatic regions of India. Indian Journal of Extension Education 51: 101-103
  • Senthilkumar,S; Mahesh Chander; A. Serma Saravana Pandian & N.K. Sudeep Kumar.2013. Factors associated with utilization of ICT enabled Village Information Centres by the dairy farmers in India: The case of Tamil Nadu. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 98:81-84.
  • Prakashkumar Rathod, Mahesh Chander and Vikram, R. (2015).Practices and Gaps of Artificial Insemination in Indian Dairying: A Multi-stakeholder Analysis. Indian Journal of Dairy Science 68: 507-513
  • Prakashkumar Rathod and Mahesh Chander. (2015). Goals of livestock innovation related activities of scientists and extensionists in Veterinary and Animal Science Universities. The Asian Journal of Animal Science 10:176-180
  • Khan, Mohd. Ameer; Mahesh Chander and D Bardhan.2013. Willingness to pay for cattle and Buffalo insurance: an analysis of dairy farmers in central India. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 45 (2):461-468.
  • Chander, Mahesh & Prakashkumar Rathod.2013. Investment in livestock extension activities by State Departments of Animal Husbandry (SDAH) in India: an appraisal. Indian Journal of Animal sciences, 83(2), 185-189.


  • Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teachers -2010 from ICAR. Rs 1 Lakh in cash, 1Lakh travel grant & citation
  • Best Teacher Award- 2004-05, by IVRI Deemed University, received Rs.10, 000 in cash and CITATION. Also nominated for Best Teacher Award by IVRI Deemed University during 2002-03 & 2003 &04.
  • Young Scientist Award -ISEE-2005, awarded by Indian Society of Extension Education (ISEE), in recognition of outstanding research in the field of Extension Education and field extension services.
  • Special Recognition Award- for outstanding contribution in the field of Extension, jointly given by Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar & Society for Community Mobilization in 2005, conferred at the National seminar held at IVRI during November 29-December1, 2005
  • International Travelling Award/Fellowships/sponsorship to attend Conferences in Denmark (1996), USA (Boston-1997, Florida-2002, St. Paul-2006), Thailand (2005), China (2006), South Africa (1998), Italy (2008), South Korea (2011), Germany (2012), Argentina (2014), Turkey(2014),S.Korea(2015)
  • International expert meetings attended, 4 in Germany (2007-2, 2008, 2010), USA (New York-2009), Kenya (Nairobi-2007), Guatemala (2008), Costa Rica (2007), El Salvador (2009) , S. Korea (2011), Nepal (2014),Germany(2015),Sri Lanka(2016)
  • Member, 12th 5 Year Plan Sub-group on Animal Husbandry Extension, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, GOI.
  • Member Secretary, 11th 5 Year Plan Sub-group-Livestock Technology Transfer Service, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, 2005-6, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, GOI.
  • Member, International Organic Standards Committee of IFOAM, Germany, 2006- 10; Member, International Standards Committee of Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), Rainforest Alliance, Costa Rica, 2007-2010, Member, IFOAM World Board Nomination Committee-2014, Member, International Animal Husbandry Alliance. Edited, Asian Edition of Newsletter of IAHA.
  • Member, Technical Committee of APEDA for Organic Livestock Products under National Programme on Organic Production (NPOP).


  • Life Member- Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  • Life member-Indian Society of Extension Education (ISEE)
  • Life Member- Indian Dairy Association (IDA)
  • Life Member and Fellow Range Management Society of India (RMSI)
  • Life Member- Honey Bee Network

Ongoing Projects

  • Diffusion and adoption of livestock technologies in different agro-climatic zones
  • Weekly animal health cum awareness camps– village Akha

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