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Dr. P N Dwivedi Retires from Vet Varsity

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

After serving more than 34 years in the field of veterinary sciences Dr. Padma Nath Dwivedi retired from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana after attaining the age of superannuation.

A farewell function was arranged by GADVASU Teachers' Association in the honour of Dr. Dwivedi. On this occasion Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU appreciated the services of Dr. Dwivedi. He said that Dr. Dwivedi contributed a lot as virologist in the field of veterinary microbiology. His research, academic and administrative achievements were discussed and acknowledged in the farewell function. Faculty members extended their warm wishes on his retirement.

Dr. Dwivedi, born on 8 Feb, 1961 in a middle class family at Distt. Rewa (MP). He obtained his BVSC & AH, MVSc and Ph.D degrees from Jabalpur Univ, PAU and University of London, respectively. He joined PAU as Asstt Prof in 1986 and elevated as Assoc Prof in 1998 and Professor in 2006. He joined as Head of the Department in Dairy Microbiology in August 2018. He served both the Universities for more than 34 years.

He has guided 14 MVSc and 3 Ph. D. Students in Veterinary Virology. He is recipient of several awards and fellowships including prestigious DAAD Fellowship, Commonwealth Scholarship etc. He has published more than 125 research papers in various national and international journals.

During his tenure he was also the President of University Dance Drama and Music club, Incharge Speakers' Forum, Incharge University sports, Associate NCC officer as well as Chief hostel warden.He has been in the panel of judges for long years in the youth festivals of PU Chandigarh, GNDU Amritsar, PU Patiala and many more for the judgement and evaluation of co-curricular activities. He is loved by his students, friends and colleagues.

In the farewell function Dr. Deepti Narang, HoD Veterinary Microbiology revealed his professional journey. Dr. APS Brar, described his interesting life incidents. Dr. Shashi Mahajan, General Secretary, GADVASUTA managed all the stage activities whereas Dr.  Ashwani Sharma, President GADVASUTA extended vote of thanks to the august gathering.

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