Dr Mahesh Datt was born on 05th September1965. He did his BSc(Hons) Ag in 1986 from Meerut University, Meerut  and MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics and PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics from  NDRI, Karnal. He started his scientific career as Assistant Professor (Animal Production) at College of Veterinary and Animal Science (CVAS) Bikaner in 1996 where he worked as Scientist upto 30.09.2001 in Network Project(ICAR) on Embryo Transfer Technology in Rathi Breed of cow. He was the member of scientific team who received first Rathi calf with Embryo Transfer Technology (ETT) in Rajasthan. Subsequently, he worked in breed conservation project on Tharparkar at LRS, Beechwal, Bikaner from 01.10.2001 to 31.01.2003 where large number of young Tharparkar bulls were trained for semen collection. The breed conservation project was funded by CIRC, Meerut. He joined department of Livestock Production and Management, SKNCOA, Jobner on 01.02.2003 where he served upto 16.12.2022 after completing five RKVY projects as Principal Investigator(PI) and CO-PI. He established demonstration unit of Sirohi Goat and Backyard poultry unit at SKNCOA, Jobner under RKVY. He was CO-PI in Gir cow project of RKVY for four years at SKNCOA, Jobner where a herd of Gir cows was established by purchasing Gir cows from Gujarat. Looking to importance of Sirohi goat and backyard poultry project at SKNCOA, Jobner, these projects were also made operational at five KVKs of SKNAU, Jobner. He established demonstration units of Sirohi goat and backyard poultry at five KVKs of SKNAU, Jobner as CO-PI. He was Incharge of Dairy Farm, Poultry farm and Goat unit. He established one experiential unit on Sirohi goat at Livestock Production and Management, SKNCOA, Jobner. He had been Head of the department of Livestock Production and Management, SKNCOA, Jobner for two full terms. He published 04 books,02 book chapter, 35 research papers in various national journals. He published 70 popular articles in various newspapers and magazines on animal production and dairying. He guided 12 MSc students in the discipline of Livestock Production Management.  He acted as member and convener in various committees at SKNCOA, Jobner. He has been member in Board of Studies  at Rajasthan ILD Skill University, Jaipur since 2018 and acting as expert in the field of Animal production. He also acted as PG Coordinator at SKNCOA, Jobner. He also worked as Dean, College of Agriculture, Lalsot (SKNAU, Jobner).

Dr Mahesh Datt

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