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About Prof. Mandeep Sharma
Prof. Mandeep Sharma comes from a rural background of Himachal Pradesh. He is a graduate of veterinary science and animal husbandry and M.V.Sc. and Ph.D. in the discipline of Veterinary Microbiology & Immunology from Mathura Veterinary College, UP, India. He has been recipient of the university merit scholarship during his UG programme and the prestigious JRF of Indian Council of Agricultural Research for his masters. He also got an opportunity to work as postdoctoral fellow in USDA lab in Ames, Iowa, USA after being chosen under very competitive ‘brilliant opportunities for young scientists in chosen areas of science and technology- BOYSCAST’ fellowship scheme of Government of India and worked on methods for molecular detection of chlamydiae and its pathogenesis and pathogenicity.
Dr. Mandeep Sharma joined the faculty of Veterinary College, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh as an Assistant Professor in September, 1989. Since then apart from teaching veterinary microbiology to UG and PG veterinary students, he has been associated with execution of 17 externally funded research projects both as PI and Co-Investigator. He is now a Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and also the Head of Department of Veterinary Microbiology for the last more than 11 years. Further, he has successfully accomplished the additional responsibilities of Associate Director of Research and Nodal Officer- National Agricultural Innovation Project cell of the University. As a nodal officer-NAIP, he handled and facilitated the execution of many research proposals worth Rs. ~15 crore belonging to agriculture, veterinary, home science and basic science colleges. Currently, he is Principal Investigator of three research proposals running in the department. He has guided three Ph.D. students and 17 M.V.Sc. students in veterinary microbiology and immunology and has been in the advisory committee of over 50 students in the university. He has more than 150 research publications to his credit both in national and international journals, a book and few book chapters.
During a span of more than 27 years as an academician, researcher and infectious animal disease expert including zoonoses, he has been selected by the Indian Society of Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology for Mid-Career Scientist Award and ISVIB Scientist award. Also, he has been honored as a Fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences and Fellow of Indian society of Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology. Dr. Mandeep Sharma has organized professional events like seminars, workshops, conferences, symposia, trainings and review meets as part of his professional obligation and commitment. Also, he has been in many committees as chair or member including Academic Council of the University and Board of Studies of the College. Recently, he has been nominated as a Member of University Court of JNU, New Delhi and elected as member governing council, National Academy of Veterinary Sciences for a period of three years. He has been awarded with several national and international awards and honours.
Also, Dr. Mandeep Sharma visited USA, UK, France, Cyprus, Pakistan, Israel, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia in connection with his professional commitments.