• Dr. Sachin Kumar

    Dr. Sachin Kumar
    Scientist

    Animal Nutrition Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 132001, Haryana T: +91-184-2259069

    • Current Research Area
      Rumen Biotechnology, Rumen Microbiology, Probiotics, Phytochemicals

    Qualifications:

    • Post-doctoral Training at CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, St Lucia, Brisbane, 4067, Australia
    • Doctorate (PhD) in Animal Nutrition; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar
    • MVSc in Animal Nutrition, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar
    • BVSc & AH, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Parbhani

    Advanced Professional Training:

    • “Basic course on use of bioinformatics tools in veterinary science research” at ICAR-Indian veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India.
    • “Nutritional interventions for sustainable livestock production and health under impending climate change scenario” at ICAR-Indian veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India.
    • “ISO 9001:2008 (QMS) Internal auditor training” at ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India
    • “Clinical nutrition approaches for gut health of animals” at ICAR-Indian veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India.
    • “Competency enhancement for efficiency and effectiveness at work-place” at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, India.
    • “Developing winning research Proposals in Agriculture” at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, India.
    • “Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing Data” at CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India.

    Professional & Academic Awards, Honours & Fellowships:

    • Awards & Honours
    Sl.  No Title of the Awards/Honours Name of the organization Year
    I Shri A Laxman Rao Award Indian Society of Animal Production and Management 2020
    II Mohammed Ismail Siddiqui Award Indian Society of Animal Production and Management 2020
    III Associate Fellowship Award National Academy of Dairy Science (India) 2018
    IV Dr. K. Pradhan Young Scientist Award Animal Nutrition Society of India, Karnal 2018
    V Certificate of Appreciation National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal 2018
    VI ISACP Young Scientist Award Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice, Lucknow
    • Scholarship/fellowship during early student career
    Sl.  No Title Name of the organization Year
    I. Junior Research Fellowship Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 2009-2011
    II. Senior Research Scholarship Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 2011-2014
    • Best Paper Awards received during Conferences/Symposia etc
    Sl.  No Name of Awards Details of paper presented Professional Society Year
    I Certificate of Merit Banakar, P.S., Tyagi, A.K., Kumar, S., Tyagi, B., Vinay, V.V. and Prasad, C.K. (2020). Manipulation of rumen fermentation using Aloe vera extract to enhance the nutraceutical value of gat milk. Indian Society of Animal Production and Management 2020
    II Best Poster Award

    (First Place)

    Sachin Kumar, Dixit, S., Banakar, P.S., Tyagi A.K., Chouraddi, R and Tyagi, N. (2020). Fatty acid profiling of ghee of indigenous cattle and buffalo vis-à-vis conventional oil sources National Diary Research Institute 2020
    III Best Poster Award Yadav, S.K., Tyagi, N., Sharma, B., Singh, D., Tanwar, N., Kumar, S. And Tyagi, A.K. (2019). Responses of combination of xylanase and lactic acid bacterial inoculants on quality of high moisture maize silage. International Conference, INCAN, Kolkata, 2019
    IV Best Oral Award (First Place) Singh, A., Kumar, S., Tyagi, B., Choudhury, P.K., Rashmi, H.M., Tyagi, N. and Tyagi, A.K. (2018). Principal component analysis biplot projection based selection of Lactobacullus strains for probiotic attributes isolated from buffalo calves faeces. In: Proceedings of 11th Biennial Animal Nutrition Association Conference, November 19-21, 2018, Patna, India, p. 181 Animal Nutrition Association, India 2018
    V Best Oral Award (Third Place) Yadav, S.K., Dakore, S., Singh, D., Sharma, B., Kumar, S., and Tyagi, N. (2018). Effect of Lactobacillus fermentum inoculants and enzymes on maize silage quality. In: Proceedings of 11th Biennial Animal Nutrition Association Conference, November 19-21, 2018, Patna, India, p. 141. Animal Nutrition Association, India 2018
    VI Best Oral Award (Third Place) Mor, P., Bals, B., Kumar, S., Tyagi, N., Reen, J.K., Tyagi, B., Choudhury, P.K., and Tyagi, A.K. (2018) Effect of concentrate replacement with AFEX pellets on rumen fermentation, blood profile and acetamide in rumen of crossbred goats. In: Proceedings of Asian Regional Conference on Goats, October 22-26, 2018, Jaipur, India, p. 99. International Goat Association 2018
    VII Best Oral Award (Third Place) Chaudahri, A., Tyagi, N., Sedeqi, J., Mondal, G., Kumar, S., Gautam, M. and Tyagi, A.K. (2018). Nutrient requirement of transitional Murrah buffaloes under the tropical condition. In: Books of abstract of XVII Biennial Animal Nutrition Conference of ANSI, February 1-3, 2018, Junagadh, India, p. 135. Animal Nutrition Society of India 2018
    VIII Merit Certificate for best oral presentation Kumar, S., Choudhary, P.K., Tyagi, B., Sarkar, S., Tyagi, N. and Tyagi, A.K. (2017). Conjugated linoleic acid producing potential of rumen Lactobacilli isolated from goat. In: Compendium of National Seminar of ISSGPU, November 9-10, 2017, Makhdoom, India, p. 106 Indian Society for Sheep and Goat production and Utilization 2017
    IX Best Poster Award (Second Place) Bilal, A. Malla, Len, T.V., Sharma, A.N., Kumar, S. and Tyagi, A.K. (2017). Prostaglandin production, colostrum and milk fatty acids composition in goats supplemented with variable fat sources and subsequent impact on plasma fatty acid profile of kids. In: Compendium of National Seminar of ISSGPU, Mar 9-10, 2017, Avikanagar, India, p. 161. Indian Society for Sheep and Goat production and Utilization 2017
    X Best Poster Award (Third Place) Sharma, A.N., Yogi, R.K., Malla, B.A., Len, T.V., Kumar, S. and Tyagi, A.K. (2016). Dietary supplementation of prebiotic, probiotic and synbiotic influence the growth performance and gut health of neonatal murrah buffalo calves, In: Books of abstract of XVI Biennial Animal Nutrition Conference of ANSI, February 6-8, 2016, Karnal, India, p. 163. Animal Nutrition Society of India 2016
    XI Best Poster Award (Second Place) Kumar, S., Pattanaik, A.K., Sharma, S. and Jadhav, S.E. (2014). Evaluation of canine origin probiotic on colon health, hindgut fermentation, faecal flora and immune response in Labrador dogs, In: Global Animal Nutrition Conference of ANSI, April 20-22, 2014, Bengaluru, India, p. 85. Animal Nutrition Society of India 2014

     

    Affiliation with the Professional Bodies/Institutions/Societies:

     

    Sl.  No Professional Organization Country Membership type
    I. Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum, New Delhi India Life member
    II. Animal Nutrition Association India Life Member
    III. Indian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and Animal Welfare India Life Member
    IV Animal Nutrition Society of India India Life Member
    V Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice India Life Member
    VI National Academy of Dairy Sciences (India) India Associate Fellow
    VII The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India. India Life Member
    VIII Uttar Pradesh State Veterinary Council India Member
    IX Veterinary Council of India India Member

    Research Project Ongoing:

    • Institute-funded Projects
    Sl.  No Title of the project Year Funding agency Role
    I Probiotics, prebiotics and phytogenic medicinal extracts: Exploration of their role in augmenting neonatal calf gut health and growth performance 2020-2023 Institute Principal Investigator
    II Value addition of crop residues as nutritious silage for dairy animals in environment friendly solution 2020-2023 Institute Co-PI
    • Externally Funded Projects
    Sl.  No Title of the project Year Funding Role
    I. Veterinary type culture collection-Rumen microbes 2016-2023 ICAR, New Delhi Principal Investigator
    II. National Innovations in climate resilient Agriculture 2020-2025 CRIDA, ICAR Co-PI
    III. Electro-hydrodynamic encapsulation of probiotics in prebiotic nanofibres for food application 2020-2023 DST, Govt. Of India (Principal Investigator -Collaborating centre)
    IV. Exploring molecular basis of seasonal variation of seminal attributes and identification of potential biomarkers for selection of buffalo bulls with quality semen 2020-2023 DBT, New Delhi Co-PI

    Research Project Completed Successfully:

    • Institute-funded Projects
    Sl.  No Title of the project Year Funding Role
    I. Effect of dietary unsaturated fatty acids on puberty in buffalo 2015-2016 Institute Co-PI
    II. Dietary supplementation of prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics to augment health of calves 2016-2019 Institute Principal Investigator
    III. Development and evaluation of additives for small scale silage production 2017-2020 Institute Co-PI
    • International Projects
    Sl.  No Title of the project Year Funding Role
    I. AFEX- A technology for addressing seasonality in access to quality cattle feed in India 2016-2018 Melinda Gates Foundation, USA Co-PI
    • Externally Funded Projects
    Sl.  No Title of the project Year Funding Role
    I. Ration Balancing Programme under National Dairy Programme 2016-2019 NDDB, Anand Co-PI
    III Manipulation of rumen microbes using medicinal plants extract to enhance the nutraceutical value of milk as a functional food 2017-2020 DBT Govt. Of India Co-PI
    IV Capacity building of resource poor farmers in paddy-wheat cum dairy production system through farmer FIRST programme under irrigated agro-eco-region of Haryana 2018-2021 ICAR- Farmer FIRST programme Co-PI
    V New extension methods and approaches 2019-2021 ICAR Co-PI
    VIII Promotion of dairy farming for upliftment of socio-economic status of tribal farmers through technological interventions in Meghalaya 2020-2021 Tribal Sub Plan (TSP), ICAR Co-PI
    • Contract Research Projects with Industry collaboration
    Sl.  No Title of the project Year Industry Role
    I. Effect of supplementation of graded levels of sodium sesqui-carbonate on productive performance of lactating animals 2017-2018 Meera Enterprise, Mehsana Principal Investigator
    II. Influence of different sources of zinc supplementation on its bioavailability in lactating cattle 2017-2019 Kemin Industries, Chennai Co-PI

    Course Taught To MVSC an PhD Students

    Course No. Course title
    AN-712 Nutrition and rumen fermentation
    AN-722 Advances in feed technology
    AN-723 Clinical nutrition
    AN-724 Nutrients and drugs interaction
    AN-614 Non conventional feed stuffs and toxic constituents/antimetabolites in animal feed stuffs
    AN-615 Feed technology
    AN-624 Research techniques in animal nutrition
    AN-421 Applied animal nutrition
    AN-421 Applied animal nutrition

    Student Guidance:

    • Guided 4 MVSc students as Major Guide and 20 MVSc/PhD students as Member, Advisory Committee.

    Patent, Products and Technology:

    Technology 1: “Probiotic culture to augment neonatal health of calves”

    Technology 2: Additive combination for improvement in quality of sugarcane tops silage

    Technology 3 (Software): Feed Formulation Software (www.feedingdairyanimals.com)

    Genetic Stock: Isolated, characterized and deposited 45 novel microbes of Indigenous cattle, buffalo, calves and goats to National Repository of ICAR at NIANP Bengaluru and their gene sequence granted NCBI GenBank Accession number.

    Publications:

    2021

    1. Singh, A., Kumar, S., Vinay, V.V., Tyagi, B., Choudhury, P.K., Rashmi, H.M., Banakar, P.S., Tyagi, N. and Tyagi, A.K., 2021. Autochthonous Lactobacillus spp. isolated from Murrah buffalo calves show potential application as probiotic. Current Research in Biotechnology, 3, pp.109-119.
    2. Singh, M., Kumar, S., Banakar, P.S., Vinay, V.V., Das, A., Tyagi, N. and Tyagi, A.K., 2021. Synbiotic formulation of Cichorium intybus root powder with Lactobacillus acidophilus NCDC15 and Lactobacillus reuteri BFE7 improves growth performance in Murrah buffalo calves via altering selective gut health indices. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 53(2), pp.1-9.
    3. Lakhani, N., Tyagi, N., Agarwal, A., Kumar, S. and Tyagi, A., Optimizing fiber and protein levels in diet of lactating Murrah buffaloes to ameliorate heat stress: Effect on physiological status and production performance. Journal of Thermal Biology, p.102838.

    2020

    1. Jaglan, N., Kumar, S., Choudhury, P.K., Tyagi, B., Banakar, P.S., Tyagi, N. and Tyagi, A.K. 2020. Effect of Supplementing Conjugated Linoleic Acid Producing Bifidobacterial Strains on In vitro Rumen Fermentation Attributes. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 37(1): 1-8.
    2. Sharma, H., Mani, V., Kumar, S. and Mondal, G., 2020. Effect of sodium sesquicarbonate supplementation on blood biochemical parameters and antioxidant activity in lactating Karan Fries Cattle. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 37(3): 284-287.
    3. Sharma, H., Mani, V., Kumar, S., Sarkar, S. and Tariq, H. 2020. Effect of different levels of sodium sesquicarbonate on in vitro rumen fermentation parameters. Indian Journal of Dairy Science, 73(3), 246-249.
    4. Chaudhari, A., Tyagi, N., Sediqi, J., Kumar, S. and Tyagi, A.K., 2020. Effect of Diets with Varying Levels of Metabolizable Energy on Lactation Performance and Metabolic Profile of Buffaloes. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 37(1): 1-8.
    5. Ojha, L., Kumar, S., Kewalramani, N., Sarkar, S., Singh, A.K. and Tyagi, A.K., 2020. Effect of dietary supplementation of Lactobacillus acidophilus on blood biochemical profile, antioxidant activity and plasma immunoglobulin level in neonatal Murrah buffalo calves. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 90(1), 48-54.
    6. Tyagi, A.K., Kumar, S., Choudhury, P.K., Tyagi, B. and Tyagi, N., 2019. Conjugated linoleic acid producing potential of lactobacilli isolated from goat (AXB) rumen fluid samples. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 33(8): 1233–1241.

    2019

    1. Yadav, D., Singh, A.K., Kumar, B., Mahla, A.S., Singh, S.K., Patra, M.K., Kumar, H., Kumar, S., Tyagi, B., Verma, M.R. and Krishnaswamy, N., 2019. Effect of n‐3 PUFA‐rich fish oil supplementation during late gestation on kidding, uterine involution and resumption of follicular activity in goat. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 54(12): 1651-1659.
    2. Sediqi, J., Chaudhari, A., Tyagi, N., Kumar, S., Mondal, G. and Tyagi, A.K., 2019. Changes in nutrient intake and metabolic profile of murrah buffaloes on varying metabolizable protein intake. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, 19(2): 303-313.
    3. Yadav, D., Singh, A.K., Teeli, A.S., Kumar, P., Kumar, B., Singh, S.K., Kumar, H., Singh, G., Kumar, S., Tyagi, B., Verma, M.R. and Krishnaswamy, N. 2019. Effect of n-3 PUFA rich fish oil supplementation on the reproductive performance of seasonally acyclic goats, Indian Journal of Animal Science, 89(8): 848–852.
    4. Jaglan, N., Kumar, S., Choudhury, P.K., Tyagi, B. and Tyagi, A.K. 2019. Isolation, characterization and CLA production potential of bifidobacterial isolates from ruminal fluid samples of Murrah buffaloes. 56: 40-45.
    5. Mor, P., Bals, B., Kumar, S., Tyagi, N., Reen, J.K., Tyagi, B., Choudhury, P.K. and Tyagi, A.K., 2019. Influence of replacing concentrates mixture with AFEX pellets on rumen fermentation, blood profile and acetamide content in the rumen of crossbred (Alpine× Beetle) female goats. Small Ruminant Research, 170: 109-115.
    6. Deen, A.U., Tyagi, N., Yadav, R.D., Kumar, S., Tyagi, A.K. and Singh, S.K., 2019. Feeding balanced ration can improve the productivity and economics of milk production in dairy cattle: a comprehensive field study. Tropical animal health and production, 51: 737-744.

    2018

    1. Khare, A., Mani, V., Kumar, S. and Thorat, G.2018. Effect of chicory root powder as prebiotic source to growth and nutrient digestibility of Murrah buffalo calves. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2018; 6(3): 1424-1427
    2. Khare, A., Mani, V., Thorat, G. and Kumar, S. Effect of prebiotic supplementation on faecal characteristic on buffalo calves. The Pharma Innovation Journal, 7(7): 215-217.
    3. Mor, P., Bals,B., Tyagi, A.K., Teymouri, F., Tyagi,N., Kumar, S., Bringi, V. and VandeHaar, M. (2018). Effect of ammonia fiber expansion on the available energy content of wheat straw fed to lactating cattle and buffalo in India. Journal of Dairy Science, 101:7990–8003
    4. Sediqi, J., Chaudhari, A., Tyagi, N., Kumar, S., Malhotra, R., Datt, C. and Tyagi, A.K., 2018. Influence of levels of metabolisable protein in the ration on nutrient utilization and lactation performance in murrah buffaloes. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 35: 31-36.
    5. Sharma, A.N., Kumar, S. and Tyagi, A.K. (2018). Effects of mannan‐oligosaccharides and Lactobacillus acidophilus supplementation on growth performance, nutrient utilization and faecal characteristics in Murrah buffalo calves. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 102: 679-689.
    6. Ojha, L., Kumar, S., Kewalramani, N., Sarkar, S. and Tyagi, A.K., 2018. Growth and haematological parameters in murrah buffalo calves as affected by addition of Lactobacillus acidophilus in the diet. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 35(3): 282-289.

    2017

    1. Kale V., Kumar, S., Tran, L.V., Malla, B.A. and Tyagi, A.K. (2017). Effects of dietary supplementation of different vegetable oils varying in polyunsaturated fatty acid content on reproductive performance and ovarian follicular characteristics of Murrah buffalo heifers. Buffalo Bulletin, 36: 505-519.
    2. Kumar, S., Pattanaik, A.K., Sharma, S., Gupta, R., Jadhav, S.E. and Dutta, N. (2017). Comparative assessment of canine-origin Lactobacillus johnsonii CPN23 and dairy-origin Lactobacillus acidophilus NCDC15 for nutrient digestibility, faecal fermentative metabolites and selected gut health indices in dogs. Nutr. Sci., 6: 1-5.
    3. Saroj, Malla, B.A., Tran, L.V., Sharma, A.N., Kumar, S. and Tyagi, A.K. (2017). Seasonal variation in fatty acid profile in the milk of different species under popularly followed feeding system in India. The Indian J. Anim. Sci., 87(4): 484-489.
    4. Kumar, S., Pattanaik, A.K., Sharma, S., Jadhav, S.E. Dutta, N. and Kumar, A. (2017). Probiotic potential of a lactobacillus bacterium of canine faecal-origin and its impact on select gut health indices and immune response of dogs. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 9: 262-277.

    2016

    1. Len, T.V., Malla, B.A., Sharma, A.N., Kumar, S., Tyagi, N. and Tyagi, A.K. (2016). Effect of different bypass fat sources on nutrient utilization, blood parameters and growth in male murrah buffalo calves. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 33 (4): 376-382.
    2. Kale, V., Kumar, S., Malla, B.A., Kewalramani, N., Mani, V., Tyagi, N. and Tyagi, A.K. (2016). Comparative study of mustard, soybean and rice bran oil: Effects on nutrient utilization, growth performance and blood metabolites in growing Murrah buffalo (Bubalis bubalis) heifers. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, 16: 383-392.
    3. Tran, L.V., Malla, B.A., Sharma, A.N., Kumar, S., Tyagi, N. and Tyagi, A.K. (2016). Effect of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid enriched diet on plasma IGF-1 and testosterone concentration, puberty and semen quality in male buffalo. Animal Reproduction Science, 173: 63-72.
    4. Kumar, S., Pattanaik, A.K., Jose, T., Sharma, S. and Jadhav, S.E. (2016). Temporal changes in the hindgut health markers of labrador dogs in response to a canine-origin probiotic Lactobacillus johnsonii. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, 16: 251-269.
    5. Kumar, S., Pattanaik, A. K., Sharma, S. and Jadhav, S.E. (2016). Species-specific probiotic Lactobacillus johnsonii CPN23 supplementation modulates blood biochemical profile and erythrocytic antioxidant indices in Labrador dogs. The Indian Journal of Animal Science, 86(8): 918-924.
    6. Hossain SK. A., Srivastava, A., Tyagi, A., Shandilya, U.K., Kumar, A., Kumar, S., Panwar, S. and Tyagi, A.K. (2016) Characterization of CLA producing Butyrivibrio reveals strain specific variations. 3Biotech, 6(1): 1-11.

    2013

    1. Kumar, S., Verma, A.K., Agarwal, N., Singh, P. and Mondal, S.K. (2013). Effect of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, faecal characteristics and intestinal morphology in early weaned crossbred (Landrace × Desi) piglets Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, 13 (2): 291-302.
    2. Kumar, S., Verma, A.K. and Malav, O.P. (2013). Effect of yeast supplementation on growth performance and carcass characteristics in weaned piglets. Indian Veterinary Journal, 90 (5): 44-45.
    3. Patil, A.K., Chaturvedi, V.B., Singh, P. and Kumar, S. (2013) Performance of crossbred calves fed on compressed complete feed block containing deoiled mahua seed cake. Indian Veterinary Journal, 90 (5): 114-116.

    2012

    1. Kumar, S., Verma, A.K., Mondal, S.K., Gupta, M., Patil, A.K. and Jangir, B.L. (2012). Effect of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae feeding on serum biochemistry in early weaned crossbred piglets. Veterinary World, 5 (11): 663-666.
    2. Sharma, S.L., Singh, P., Patil, A.K., Chaturvedi, V.B. and Kumar, S. (2012) Performance of crossbred calves fed on compressed complete feed block containing guar meal. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 29 (3): 231-234.
    3. Kumar, S., Verma, A.K. and Singh, P. (2012). Effect of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae on immune response in early weaned crossbred piglets. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 29 (4): 393-396.