• Dr. Gopal Ramdasji Gowane

    Dr. Gopal Ramdasji Gowane
    Senior Scientist

    Animal Genetics & Breeding Division, ICAR-NDRI, Karnal

    • Current Research Area
      Quantitative genetics; Immuno-Genetics


    • PhD

    Major Research Accomplishments

    • Avishaan: A prolific sheep (Co-developer)
    • This newly developed prolific sheep is helpful for improving the productivity of animals and hence economic upliftment of the sheep farmers
    • Malpura improved germplasm (Developer)
    • The elite flock of Malpura sheep is developed. The community-based breeding in the Malpura sheep breeders is taken up for Scientific sheep rearing
    • Hemonchuscontortus resistant strains of Malpura and Avikalin sheep (Co-developer)
    • The genetically resistant flock of Avikalin and Malpura sheep for Hemonchuscontortus is developed through selective breeding.
    • Unbiased estimates of genetic parameters using Animal model (Sheep) for prediction of breeding values and total genetic merit.
    • The utility of genomic selection in places with less resources has been worked out with selective genotyping approach
    • Community based breeding programme in sheep breeding – A model for the CBBP is developed
    • Deciphered the MHC diversity in sheep breeds of India
    • Genetics of variability in the Vaccine response (FMD/PPR/ET) in cattle, sheep and goat


    • Endeavour Research fellowship 2017
    • Best scientist (employee) award 2014
    • International Travel Scholarship for WCGALP (DST) 2017
    • Various poster and oral presentation awards during scientific conferences

    Patents/Technology/Methodology/Genetic Stock, Variety etc

    • Genetically improved sheep breeds and strains: Malpura sheep for higher growth, Malpura and Avikalin strains for Hemonchuscontortus resistance, Avishaan: a three breed prolific sheep
    • Sheep Database Management System: sheepdbms.org.in (Co-developer)
    • This is a national level sheep database management system developed for AICRP/MSSP database of breeding projects
    • AVIMITRA (Co-developer)
    • An android mobile application reflecting sheep and rabbit husbandry and overview of CSWRI.
    • AVIMEGH: (Developer)
    • An android mobile application for community-based breeding program in Malpura sheep project (MSSP-CSWRI Avikanagar)for real time data collection and management decisions.


    • 80th Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service; NAARM, Hyderabad; Jan 08, 2007 to May 07, 2007
    • Genetic analysis of animal breeding data using advanced software packages; NDRI, Karnal; October 10-30, 2007
    • Innovations in wool production and technologies for value addition; CSWRI, Avikanagar; Dec 4, 2008 to Dec 24, 2008
    • Genotype by environment interaction in breeding programs at University of New England as a part of Endeavour Research Fellowship-2016 on 30.01.2017 to 03.02.2017.
    • Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics. Module: Quantitative Genetics by Dr. Bruce Walsh. At Institute of Molecular Biosciences, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. February 2017.

    Research Publications: 88 research papers and 8 review papers

    List of 10 (Ten) most important publications:

    1. GR Gowane, A Chopra, V Prakash, AL Arora. 2010. Estimates of (co) variance components and genetic parameters for body weights and first greasy fleece weight in Malpura sheep. Livestock Science 131 (1), 94-101 L023


    2. GR Gowane, A Chopra, LLL Prince, C Paswan, AL Arora. 2010.

    Estimates of (co) variance components and genetic parameters for body weights and first greasy fleece weight in Bharat Merino sheep

    Animal 4 (3), 425-431



    3. GR Gowane, A Chopra, LLL Prince, AK Mishra, AL Arora. 2011. Genetic analysis for growth traits of prolific Garole× Malpura (GM) sheep. Tropical animal health and production 43 (2), 299-303 T100


    4. GR Gowane, A Chopra, V Prakash, AL Arora.2011. Estimates of (co) variance components and genetic parameters for growth traits in Sirohi goat. Tropical animal health and production 43 (1), 189-198 T100


    5. GR Gowane, AK Sharma, M Sankar, K Narayanan, Biswajit Das, S Subramaniam, B Pattnaik. 2013. Association of BoLA DRB3 alleles with variability in immune response among the crossbred cattle vaccinated for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Research in Veterinary Science 95 (1), 156-163 R038


    6. GR Gowane*, V Prakash, A Chopra, LLL Prince. 2013. Population structure and effect of inbreeding on lamb growth in Bharat Merino sheep. Small Ruminant Research 114 (1), 72-79 S046


    7. GR Gowane, CP Swarnkar, LLL Prince, A Kumar. 2018. Genetic parameters for neonatal mortality in lambs at semi-arid region of Rajasthan India. Livestock Science 210, 85-92 L023


    8. GR Gowane, CP Swarnkar, SS Misra, R Kumar, A Kumar, LLL Prince. 2019. Genetic parameter estimates for fecal egg counts and their relationship with growth in Avikalin and Malpura sheep

    Animal, 1-9: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731118003749



    9. GR Gowane*, Arun Kumar and Chanda Nimbkar. 2019.  Challenges and opportunities to livestock breeding programmes in India. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. DOI: 10.1111/jbg.12391 J043


    10. Gowane, G. R., Sang Hong Lee, Sam Clark, Nasir Moghaddar, Hawlader A Al‐Mamun, Julius HJ van der Werf. 2019. Effect of selection and selective genotyping for creation of reference on bias and accuracy of genomic prediction. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jbg.12420 J043


     Students Guided:

    • MVSc – 1

    Research Project Handled:6 projects (as PI)

    H index : 14