Department of Animal Science

            The Department of Animal Sciences was started in the year 1947. The department is involved in teaching and training of students in several courses related to Animal Sciences. The students from BSc(Hons) Agriculture, BSc(Hons) Agri Business Management and BSc(Hons) Community Sciences are taught in the Department. The Department is closely affiliated to the Livestock farms- the Dairy Unit, Poultry Unit and Sheep/Goat Units, which are used for the practical training purposes. About 54 students are given hands on training on Livestock and Poultry Production and Management during their last semester under the Experiential Learning Program. 

            The faculty that have worked in the Department of Animal Sciences, Dr V.S. Kulkarni (Former Professor and Head) and Dr. Bhageerathi Pugashetti (Professor and Head, Dairy Unit) have been instrumental in the recognition of the Dharwadi Buffaloes as a recognised breed. Dr. S.V. Hosamani (Former Professor and Head) has developed the technology for use of rain tree pods as livestock feed. Dr. Javed Mulla (Former Professor and Head) was instrumental in popularizing the improved varieties of local chicken such as Giriraja in the northern districts of Karnataka state. The Department is currently headed by Dr. Anil Kumar G. K, Assistant Professor and Head from July 2020.


Sl NoNameDesignationSpecialization
1Dr Anil Kumar GKAssistant Professor and HeadAnimal Nutrition; Lipid Metabolism; Livestock Production and Management

Supporting Staff:

Sl NoNameDesignation
1Mr. GulappanavarSr Lab Assistant
2Shri Krishna HunasimaradaAttender

B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1ASC 201 Livestock Production & Management2+1

B.Sc. Agriculture Business Management (Hons.) courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1ASC 202Livestock, Poultry and Fish Production Management2+1

B.Sc. Community Science (Hons.) courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1DPS 201  (1+1)Dairy and Poultry Science1+1

Diploma  courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1DASC 101Hainugarike1+1
2DASC 102Adu, Kuri mattu koli sakanike1+1

Experiential Learning Modules offered

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredits
1AEL 406 Poultry Production Technology0+10
2AEL 413 Livestock  Production and Management0+10

On going Externally funded adhoc Projects:

Sl NoName of Adhoc ProjectPI/Co-PI/AssociateDurationFunding agencyProject OutlayObjectives of ProjectExpected Outcome
01Upgradation of small ruminant farm infrastructure at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad to evaluate the growth and breeding performance of Kenguri Sheep breed under intensive management conditions. PIThree yearsGovt of India74.00 Lakhs  

Major Projects completed(Last five years):

Sl NoName of Adhoc ProjectPI/Co-PI/AssociateDurationFunding agencyProject OutlayObjectives of ProjectMajor Outcome
01Characterization of Dharwadi BuffaloesPITwo yearsICAR NBAGR29.60 Lakhs  
02Development of climate resilient technologies for empowerment of farmers.Co-PIThree yearsNASF34.00 Lakhs  

Technologies Developed:(Last Five Years)

Sl. No.TechnologyName of the Scientist
1Characterization of Dharwadi Buffaloe (Registration as a a new Buffaloe Breed)Dr. V.S. Kulkarni Dr. Bhageerathi Pugashetti
2Use of  the Neem coated Urea for enrichment of dry fodder without any effect of palatability/feed intake.Dr. Anil Kumar G.K  
3Supplementation of ice cold water (23.0 ⁰C)  in summer months to improve Feed Conversion Ratio in improved varieties of local birds.Dr. Anil Kumar G.K
4The improved variety of birds such as DP cross require a space requirement of 3.0 sq Ft in deep litter systemDr. Anil Kumar G.K
5Assessment of growth performance of Kadaknath breed under backyard poultry farmingDr. Jayashree Pattar Dr Anil Kumar GK
6Integration of Stall fed Sheep/Goat farming with poultry farmingDr. Jayashree Pattar Dr Anil Kumar GK


Sl. No.NameInstituteAwardYear
1Award certificate –First Place, Poster PresentationBharatiya Kisan Sangh, New Delhi and University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.Best Poster Presentation in the Conference2022
2Research Incentive awardUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. For NASF project 2022
3Third Prize in MANTHAN-2022 Competition held for innovation and business plan in South India (as Mentor for the Team)FKCCI, Karnataka Best Innovative Idea2022
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