Dean PGS

Dr. N. K. Rakha
Dean Post Graduate Studies,
LUVAS, Hisar

Contact 01662-272090, 256070 (O)
Dr. Naresh Kumar Rakha, B.V.Sc. & A.H., M.V.Sc., MBA, Ph.D. (England) P.D.T. (ILRI) and P.D.F. (Japan) currently working as Dean, Post Graduate Studies, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar. Dr. Rakha had brilliant academic record with several outstanding scholarly distinctions. His contribution to the Science of Parasite – Immunology received national as well as international acclaim. He was invited to present his research findings and results by several national and international scientific organizations. He has widely travelled to deliver thematic / lead and invited lectures.

He was topper in Haryana state in matriculation, merit holder in graduate and post graduate course in Veterinary Medicine from CCS HAU, Hisar. He was awarded prestigious commonwealth scholarship to undertake doctoral studies at University of Liverpool, England (UK), World Bank post doctoral training award at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), JSPS – Post Doctoral Fellowship (collaborative research project funded by Govt. of Japan) for high level research at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He has distinction of successfully completing M.B.A. (O.B. & H.R.) from G J University of Science & Technology while serving as Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, CCS HAU, Hisar.

He started his career as Asstt. Scientist in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, CCS HAU, Hisar and served there from 1983 to 1988 for 5 years. For next three year (1988-1991), he conducted doctoral research at the University of Liverpool, England. As Senior Asstt. Scientist he served CCS HAU for five years (1991-96). Under the World Bank funded project of ICAR, he was deputed to world class laboratory of International Livestock Research Institute (Nairobi) and subsequently, was made Incharge Central Laboratory of AICRP on Blood Protista. As honor to the university and the Scientist, he was selected by Govt. of India for prestigious JSPS post doctoral fellowship, which he availed till 1998.

The work done by him in India, England, Japan and Nairobi has been rewarded by several national and international awards and honours.

Dr. Rakha has published more than 100 research papers in journals of national and international repute and presented more than 150 research papers describing the research findings in Conferences of national and international level.

He was promoted to the post of Assoc Professor / Scientist in 1996 and to the post of Professor / Senior Scientist in 2004.

He has been acknowledged as an ‘Able Administrator’. He worked as Professor & Head of two departments namely Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (2006-2009) and Veterinary Medicine (2011-12); Associate Director of Research (2010-11), Professor-in-charge, Students Counseling and Placement Cell (2011-13), Comptroller (2014-15) and Dean Post Graduate Studies (since 30.11.2013). Besides work of Dean- PGS, he has been looking after the work of alternate Registrar, as well.

His hobbies include reading, writing and delivering motivational lectures, guiding youth for career and academic choices and counseling to develop the personal soft skills.