• Dr. M.S. Chauhan

    Dr. M.S. Chauhan
    Director

    • Current Research Area

    Significant achievements:

    1. Produced World’s First buffalo Cloned calf.
    2. Produced buffalo cloned calf “Garima-II” from embryonic stem cells.
    3. Produced India’s first OPU-IVF Sahiwal calf.
    4. Produced OPU-IVF yak in a collaborative project with NRC-Yak, Dirang (Arunanchal Pradesh)
    5. Produced reproducible cloned buffalo “Garima-II”, delivered Mahima and Karishma.
    6. Developed Hand guided cloning technology in goat and buffalo and in buffalo produced many superior genetically cloned buffalo calves (Garima, Shresth, Swarn, Purnima, Lalima, Rajat, Swarupa).
    7. Produced cloned calf “Deepasha”from endangered wild buffalo of Chhattisgarh.
    8. Produced 5 Embryonic Stem Cell lines in buffalo. These are the only lines available in the world, so far.
    9. Produced GFP expressed cloned transgenic Goat and Buffalo embryos.

    Technologies developed:

    1. In vitro embryo production (IVF) Technology in goat, Buffalo & yak, implemented in all over the country.
    2. Developed new protocol of Semen cryopreservation using Egg Yok -Tris diluents in Jamunapari Goat.
    3. Developed technology for Transgenic embryo production in Goat an Buffalo using hand guided cloning.
    4. Developed hand guided Cloning Technology in Goat and Buffalo.
    5. Developed Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Technology in Goat and Buffalo.
    6. Ovum –Pick up Technology in Cattle.
    7. Developed Protocol for Freezing of Goat Semen & Artificial Insemination and commercialized.

                                   These technologies brought the ‘Name & Fame’ to ICAR & India.

    Research & Development -Projects handled: 19 (as Principal Investigator (PI): 12, Co-Pi: 9)

    1. Principal Investigator (PI) of Department of Biotechnologies (Govt. of India) funded projects; 10
    2. National Agricultural Innovation Projects (ICAR): 2, (PI:1, Co-Pi: 1)
    3. National Fund Project: 3, (PI:1, Co-Pi: 2)
    4. Indo- German project granted by DST (Govt. of India & Germany)Co-Pi: 1
    5. DBT (Govt. India) & other agency: 5

    Multi-disciplinary and multi-Institute research/network programmes:

    1. Inter Institutional Research Projects (Collaborative project with: IISC, Bangalore, AAU Guwahati, GADVASU, Ludhiana, CIRC, Meerut, ICAR, RC Barapani, ): 5
    2. Inter National project collaboration (FBN Dormstoff, Germany): 1
    3. Monitoring DBT project as a Task Force member of Committee: 3

    Foreign Visits: Foreign deputation (USA, Germany, Canada)- 4 times as different capacities

    Inter disciplinary programmes and participation in research activities

    1. PI of 11 out funding research projects (DBT, DST, NAIP, National Fund, ICAR )
    2. Task Force Member of 3 Research & Development Committees of Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India), New Delhi from 2012 onwards.
    3. Member of a Team Constituted by Hon’ble DG, ICAR, New Delhi for development Booklet on Agricultural Biotechnology for Hon’ble Member of Parliament.
    4. Reviewer of  all the reputed journals- Theriogenology, Cellular Reprogramming, Reproduction of Domestic Animals and Indian Journal- Ind. J. Animal Sciences, Ind. J. Experimental Biology, Ind. J. of Biotechnology.

    Teaching & Guidance:

    1. Guided 10 PhD & 9 Master degree students in Reproductive Biotechnology area..
    2. Taught 22 courses (PhD &MVSc) at at NDRI (Deemed University), Karnal and IVRI (Deemed University), Izatnagar.
    3. Developed 5 New Courses for PhD & Masters’ degree.
    4. Mentor in DST sponsored INSPIRE programme in Biological Sciences.
    5. Evaluated 21 PhD thesis of different universities.
    6. Delivered 35 lecture in INSPIRE (DST, Govt. of India) program.

    Conference Organized:

    1. Chairman & Convener of National Seminar on Small Ruminants, CIRG, Makhdoom 2018
    2. Organizing Secretary of 12th Agricultural Science Congress (over1800 participants)
    3. Organizing Secretary of one International Conferences (ISSRF-2011) and over 900 participants have attended.
    4. Organizing Secretary one National Conference Reproductive Biology, 2012 (ISSRF) (over 500 participants)
    5. Organized 5 Training programmes on Reproductive technologies (21 days) for faculty/ scientists. From SAUs, Vet. Univ., CAUs, Universities.
    6. Delivered Key note address (7) and lead lectures (29) and act as Chairman Scientific Session (6) in many International Conferences, National Conferences.

    Training Organized/ imparted:

    1. Organised 10 National Trainings for faculty/ Scientists (Course Director of 6 Training programme and Co-Course Director of 5 Training Programme)
    2. Developed 5 Training manuals.
    3. Course Director of 18 Training Programmes (45 days each) for Biotechnology students from different Institution/ universities and trained 514 students.
    4. Over 800 framers were trained during mu Director position at CIRG, Makhdoom.

    Funds Generated/ Mobilization of Fund (as Principal Investigator and Co- PI):

               Rs. 3087.76Lakh

    As PI: 306.058 Lakhs fund has been generated from the 8 out funding projects granted to me as PI by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), (Govt. of India), New Delhi; Rs.755 lakh from NAIP & NFBSFARA, NASF; over 32 lakh through consultancy.

    Awards, Fellowship, Honors & Recognition:

    1. Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS).
    2. Fellow of National Academy of Dairy Sciences (NASI).
    3. P. Bhattacharya Life Time Achievement Award by National Academy of Sciences (NAAS), 2021.
    4. Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award by ICAR, New Delhi in 2015 (Highest Award of ICAR)
    5. ICAR-Team Awardfor outstanding contribution in Animal Sciences 2014.
    6. VASVIK Industrial Award in Agricultural Sciences, 2015 by Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra (VASVIK) organization established in 1974 and run by the Patel Extrusion Group, with ISO 9002 certified companies.
    7. DBT Biotechnology Overseas Fellowship Award, 1997 by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
    8. Rao Bahadur B. Viswanath Award 2019 by IARI presented in convocation on Feb. 8, 2019, New Delhi.
    9. Labhshwetar Award by Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF)(Registration no. MS Bombay 485/1988 G.B.B.S.D), 2015.
    10. Certificate of Merit Award for Exemplary Research by Virginia Tech., USA in 1999.
    11. Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Awarded by EM-ABG, European Union in 2009, Executive Agency, Netherlands
    12. Prof. G.P. Talwar Middle Career Scientist Award by Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF)Registration no. MS Bombay 485/1988 G.B.B.S.D)
    13. President of Indian Society for Sheep & Goat Production & Utilization (ISSGAPU), Avikanagar (Registered Society)
    14. Certificate of Recognition by Hon’ble DG, ICAR, New Delhi.
    15. Appreciation Letter by Hon’ble DG, ICAR, New Delhi on production of cloned calf Garima II.
    16. Appreciation Letter by Hon’ble Agriculture Minister on production of cloned calf Garima & Mahima.
    17. Member of Board on Management NDRI, Karnal, 2015.
    18. Member of Institute Management Committee, NRC-E, Hisar.
    19. Chairman, National Technical Committee for Breed Improvement of sheep and goats constituted by DAHDF, Govt of India dated 19th May 2017.
    20. Nominee of His Excellency Governor of Punjab for selection of Faculty for PAU, Ludhiana.  (by Principal secretary to Governor, Punjab, letter No. PRB-2G-PAU-2015/2745 dated 29.5.2015), 2015-17, office letter D.O.No. 9506 dated 18.06.2015 by the Registrar, PAU, Ludhiana
    21. Fellow of Society for Extension Education Registered Professional Society award) by Society for Extension Education. Agra.
    22. Visiting faculty to the Research institute for the biology of farm animals (Forschungsinstitut fur die Biologie landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere, FBN) from September 16- October 5, 2009.
    23. Visiting/adjunct Faculty at Stem cell Biology Department, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR), Mumbai from November 26 to December 7, 2007.
    24. Visiting scientist to College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Animal and Dairy Science Department, University of Georgia, USA, from April 28 to May 27, 2010
    25. Eight best posters/oral presentation awards in National & International Conferences.
    26. Task Force Member of 4 committees in Department of Biotechnology (Govt. India), New Delhi.
    27. Mentor of Biotechnology of HNB Garhwal University (Central University) Srinagar Garhwal. (UK).
    28. Member of National Selection Committee for Indo-US Fellowship for Women in stem (WISTEMM) by DST (Govt. of India), New Delhi  for 3 years. This committee is to select the women for USA Fellowship program. Letter from Dr. Namita Gupta from DST, dated 23.03.2018.
    29. Recognized in Limka book of  Records 2014, Ed. Vijay Ghose ((ISBN: 978-93-82867-06-7) page3 37-338.

    Research Publications:

    (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=chauhan+MS+Karnal)

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NSkU8fUAAAAJ&hl=en

    • Research Articles: 155
    • Review Articles: 12
    • Books: 8
    • Popular articles: 34

    Other Recognition: