The Department of Animal
Nutrition has been established with the primary aim to undertake teaching,
research and extension activities since 29.06.1991, as a consequence of the
trifurcation of the erstwhile Department of Animal Production into:
i) Animal Breeding, Genetics and Biostatics
ii) Animal Nutrition
The Department of Animal Production had been renamed from Department of Animal Sciences w.e.f. 18.03.1987 in the newly established DGCN College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences in this University. The Department of Animal Sciences had been established since 01.03.1974 and earlier to that, it was an Animal Science section in College of Agriculture, PAU, Ludhiana/Agriculture Complex, HPU Shimla since 1967. At present the department is well established catering to UG and PG education in the subject with fully furnished laboratories, experimental farm units for monogastric and polygastric animals and feed processing unit.
Dr Shivani Katoch & Dr Daisy Rani promoted as Professor.
Dr Nitesh Koundal, Dr Sumani Sharma succesfully defended their Thesis Viva Voice for the award of Master degree
Dr Sanjeev Kumar takes over as Head, Department of Animal Nutrition
Dr Shivani Katoch elected as Vice President (NZ) of Animal Nutrition Society of India.
Dr Divya Rana, Ph.D student selected as Technical Consultant, Cattle Division, Department of AH & Dairying, Govt. of India-Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.