Dr. B.C. Sarkhel
Director, Animal Biotechnology Centre,

M.V.Sc. & A.H., Ph.D. (Animal Breeding & Genetics)
JNKVV Campus, Adhartal,
Jabalpur– 482 004 (M.P.)
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Phone:0761-4044757, Mb. No. 09827449220
Fax: 0761-4044757

Brief introduction:

Dr. B.C. Sarkhel, has worked in Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, College of Veterinary Science & A.H. for more than 25 years. Later, he was deputed to newly established Biotechnology Centre in 2003 as Principal Scientist. He worked as Director of the Biotechnology Centre, JNKVV from 2005 to 2009. After creation of new Veterinary University he joined the Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science, University. He was selected as Director of the Animal Biotechnology Centre in 2010. He has published more than 68 research papers in National and International peer reviewed journals. He has 2 patents to his credit. He is coauthor of one text book entitled “Genetics Concept in Animal Breeding" published under ICAR text book award scheme. He has published one monograph entitled “Nimari Cattle - Biological Engine of Nimar”. He has worked as PI of 5 research projects out of which he worked as Consortium PI for world Bank Funded National Agricultural Innovation Project for which the centre was identified as National Lead Centre.

Dr. Sarkhel is recipient of FAO fellowship and undergone 3 months training programme at Colorado State University, Fort Collins USA as FAO fellow on In vitro fertilization and PCR sexing of embryos in 1995. Further he has also undergone 4 months training as Visiting Professor for advance training in “Somatic Cell Culture and Cloning by Nuclear Transfer at University of Connecticut Storrs”, Storrs (USA) in 2004.

Brief History

Biotechnology is a highly multi-disciplinary and fastest growing discipline, and past two decades have witnessed a “Biotechnology Boom” worldwide in the form of development of a wide range of new products including antibiotics, recombinant and synthetic vaccines monoclonal antibodies, microbial proteins, recombinant hormones, production of valuable transgenic and cloned animals. The mixmal exploitation of biotechnology devices through these modern technologies is the only potential tool to maximize the livestock and agricultural production of the state in the shortest possible time.

Looking to the tremendous potential of biotechnology for improving the socio-economic status of farmers, tribals and other weaker sections of society, Madhya Pradesh State Government had sanctioned a product on “Establishment of Biotechnology Centre” at JNKVV, Jabalpur, funded by Madhya Pradesh State Agriculture Cooperative in the year 2003.

Although the centre was established as a common centre for Agriculture as well as Veterinary biotechnology human resource generation, research and development, however, after the creation of separate Veterinary University on September 2009, the Animal Biotechnology Division of the combined Centre was included under the new Veterinary University, which was later named as “Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University”. This has provided an opportunity for the new centre to work with independent thinking for the fast progress of livestock improvement of the state using modern biotechnological approaches.


Exploitation of modern biotechnological technologies for maximizing livestock productivity for improving the socio-economic status of the small farmers and weaker sections of society in Madhya Pradesh.


  • To develop human resource in the field of Animal Biotechnology.
  • To conduct research in through areas of Animal Biotechnology.
  • To create public awareness regarding biotechnological innovations through extension programmes


  • Human resource development in Animal Biotechnology.
  • Characterization and conservation of livestock and Bio-diversity using reproductive and molecular techniques.
  • Development of transgenic animals for value addition in animal products.
  • Diagnosis of animal diseases and production of vaccines/drugs using in vitro and molecular techniques.
  • Embryo biotechnology for livestock improvement and germplasm conservation through, in vitro fertilization, embryo transfer technology, cloning, transgenesis and stem cell technology.

Thrust area

Molecular Biology and Diagnostics Laboratory

  • Molecular characterization of indigenous livestock species by various molecular markers.
  • Genetics enhancement of animal by various molecular techniques like RNA interference, gene cloning expression and epigenetic marker to improve the productivity of the animals.
  • Development of molecular diagnostic kits for important diseases.

Embryo Biotechnology Laboratory

  • In vitro and in vivo embryo production in buffalo, cattle and goat.
  • Cryo preservation (both slow and vitrification) of embryos and cell line.
  • Production of cloned and parthenogenetic embryos and developmental gene expression in embryos.
  • Cloning and transgenesis in animal for livestock improvement.

Cell Culture and Stem cell

  • Isolation, culture & characterization of embryonic stem cell.
  • Isolation, culture, characterization & cryo preservation of mesenchymal stem cell.
  • Isolation, culture & characterization & cryo preservation different cells like fetal, adult fibroblast, cumulus etc.

Courses offered

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M.V.Sc. & A.H. Animal Biotechnology

Four semesters

B.V.Sc. & A.H.



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Ph.D. Animal Biotechnology

Six semester

M.V.Sc. & A.H. in Animal Biotechnology



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M.Sc. Animal Biotechnology (Non B.V.Sc. & A.H.)

Five semesters

B.Sc.  Biotechnology



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Ph.D. Animal Biotechnology (Non B.V.Sc. & A.H.)

Seven Semesters

M.Sc. Biotechnology



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Dr. B.C. Sarkhel,

Mb. No. 09827449220

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Dr. A.P. Singh
Associate Professor

Mb. No. 9981510866

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Dr. Rohita Gupta
Assistant Professor

Mb. No. 9479448837

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