Dr. K.S. Ramachandra is working as an Acting Head, Animal Nutrition Division NIANP, Adugodi, Bengaluru. Previously, he was working as a Technical Expert (Animal Husbandry and Fisheries) in the rank of Additional Secretary to Government of India at The National Rainfed Area Authority, Planning Commission, New Delhi. He is actively involved in providing technical and policy support to various Central Ministries and State governments for integrated and holistic development of rainfed areas in the country.

After graduating in Science in the year 1972, Dr. Ramachandra did his Indian Dairy Diploma from the National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore and subsequently post graduation in the discipline of Animal Husbandry from Allahabad Agricultural Institute in the year 1976. He obtained his Doctorate degree in the year 1993 from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal in the discipline of Animal Nutrition.

Dr. Ramachandra started his professional career with the Karnataka Dairy Development Corporation in 1976 and subsequently joined the Agricultural Research Services of Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1978. During the last 30 years of his service at different ICAR institutes, his contribution to the discipline of animal nutrition has been note worthy. In the area of livestock feed resources availability and utilization, he is considered as one of the pioneers in the country and the base line information generated in this area has been utilized by policy makers, planners and researchers for formulating short term and long term strategies. Dr. Ramachandra has received training at The Netherlands in the area of Feed formulation and Modern feed processing. He is also the recipient of ICAR Multidisciplinary Team Research award for the year 1999- 01. He has been actively associated for long with the Indian Dairy Association (IDA) as a life member and contributed immensely in its activities.

Dr. Ramachandra is a CEC Member of IDA.


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