Dr. Y. P. Sahni
Director Research Services
Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University
South Civil lines, Jabalpur (M.P.) – 482001
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Brief introduction:

Dr Yash Pal Sahni was born in 1955 in Jabalpur. He received B.V.Sc. & A.H. in 1978, obtained M.V.Sc in 1980 and earned Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur in 1990 in the discipline of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology. He started his academic career in the department of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology and worked as Professor and Head of the Department form the year 2005-2011. He is presently holding the Chair of Director Research Services, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur.

His major research areas have been herbal product development and drug residues & pollutants. He has been recipient of Alarsin Gold Medal Award -1992 for Research work on “Analgesic effect of aspirin modified by cyprohepatadine and paracetamol” sponsored Indian Veterinary Association and Shri Ramlal Agrawal National Award-1990 from Indian Herbs, Saharanpur. He has been also recipient of Fellow of Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology. He has been nominated as member Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS) Govt. of India, Livestock Research Organization, MPRLP, Panchayat & Rural Development, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Rani Durgawati Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Scientists Recruitment Board, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India and “Institutional Animal Ethics Committee” (IAEC) to Shri Ram Institute of Technology, Jabalpur.

Dr. Sahni has made a significant contribution in the field of Veterinary Research and has handled 14 research projects funded by various National and State agencies including ICAR, RKVY, CCRAS, MANDI Board, NIF and MPRLP. He has guided 2 doctoral and 25 Master’s dissertation and has also been recognized as examiner of postgraduate theses for various Universities. About 150 research papers in international and national journals and 86 scientific and technical presentations along with 8 books/ book chapters/research reviews have been authored or co-authored by him. He has been life member of many professional bodies including Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (ISVPT), Korean Society of Veterinary Association, Seoul, Korea, Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research and Society of Indian Veterinary Association. He is Member of Editorial Boards of Journals, Reviewer for various National and International Journals.

Brief History:

The Directorate of Research Services has been established along with the inception of the University on 3rd November, 2009.


To undertake, coordinate and implement research activities for enhancing productivity and sustainability of livestock, poultry and fisheries for the benefit of rural livelihood in the state of Madhya Pradesh

Mandate & Functioning

  • To design and develop research schemes for formulation of need based and discipline- specific research projects for various disciplines of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
  • To plan, coordinate and implement the research programmes for the f]--improvement of livestock, poultry and fisheries in Madhya Pradesh.
  • To develop effective research linkages with State/ National/ International organizations for technology exchange and entrepreneurship development.

Thrust Areas

  • Genetic characterization of indigenous species of animals for conservation of indigenous livestock and poultry germplasm.
  • Commercial development of Panchgavya products for animal health care to promote self employment opportunities for rural youth.
  • Development and improvement of processing technologies for value addition, shelf life enhancement and assurance of livestock products.
  • Development of herbal drugs for animal health care.
  • Development of system approach for disease control through prioritization of animal diseases based on agro climatic zones of the state.


Presently a total of 45 externally funded research schemes with a financial outlay of Rs. 9541 Lac are in operation in the university.

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Status of Research Projects

No. of Projects

Financial outlay
(Rs. in Lac)


Before inception of University




Research Projects (2012-13)




Research Projects (2013-14)




Research Projects (2014-15)




Research Projects (2015-16)




Research Projects in operation (2015-16)



Scientific Linkages


Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY)


Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi


Madhya Pradesh State Agricultural Marketing Board (MANDI), Bhopal (M.P.)


Madhya Pradesh Council of Sci. & Tech., Bhopal, (M.P.)


MP Biotechnology Council, Bhopal(M.P.)


Ministry of Forest, Govt. of M.P.


M.P. Biodiversity Board, Bhopal (M.P.)


Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi


  • Development of Commercial Dual Purpose Colour Bird “Narmada Nidhi” with strains of 25% Kadaknath and 75% JBP Colour

    A multicoloured dual purpose coloured bird has been developed by crossing and backcrossing of Kadaknath and Jabalpur Col. population. Birds mature at 162 days of age and produce more than 220 eggs in intensive, 191 eggs in semi intensive and 173 eggs annually in free range system. Birds are very popular among farmers and have greater demand in rural backyard poultry for both table and egg production purposes. The new variety of bird “Narmada Nidhi” has been recognized by ICAR, New Delhi

  • Establishment of Nucleus herd of Sirohi and Barbari goats at Amanala Farm for distribution of superior germplasm

    Male and female goats of Sirohi and Barbari breeds were procured from their respective breeding tracts and from Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG) Makhdoom, Farah, Mathura. Attempts have been made to develop nucleus herds of Sirohi and Barbari breeds by randomly allotted goat population to superior germplasm buck of each breed so as to develop respective nucleus herds with superior genetic base.

  • Development of Panchgavya Products

    A Research Centre for the development, production and marketing of various Panchgavya products obtained from indigenous cow urine and cow dung has been established. Four Panchgavya Production and Testing Units viz. Cow Urine Distillation Unit, Mosquito coil Manufacturing Unit, Ghanvati Manufacturing Unit and Raw Material Processing Unit have been established. Pilot production of various Panchgavya products like Cow Urine Distillate, Herbal Mosquito Coil and Anthelmintic and Hepatoprotective Ghanvati tablets have been initiated for standardization and commercial production.

  • Development of designer egg

    Dietary supplementation of Nigella sativa, Withania somnifera, Selenium and Vitamin E produced enrichment of egg with increased concentrations of SELENIUM to 28.65 per cent and Vitamin E to 30.35 per cent and also reduced 15 per cent of cholesterol in comparison to normal egg.

  • Prevalence study on Gastro Intestinal Parasitism in livestock

    Bioclimatograph of different Agroclimatic zones of Madhya Pradesh has been developed for prediction of infection of Haemonchus contortus, Trichostrongylus sp and Oesophagostomum species of nematode infection. District wise mapping of GI parasites has also been done in various agroclimatic zones of Madhya Pradesh. On the basis of epidemiological data it is estimated that prevalence as well as intensity of Strongyle infection was high in the monsoon season in the month of July to October and was least in the winter season. Predominant Strongyle was the Haemonchus sp which was ranging about 70-80 per cent.

  • Composition of strategic Azolla as protein supplement.

    In the diet of non-descript cows, mustard oil cake (MOC) as a conventional protein source was successfully replaced by Azolla meal as unconventional protein source. Azolla meal supplementation lowered the cost of milk production and also improved the health status of non-descript cattle

  • Development of Myostatin Gene knocked down goat to enhance meat production

    A novel micromanipulator based “modified handmade cloning” (mHMC), which significantly enhances the success rate and speed of removal of nuclei from oocytes, has been developed. Compact SCNT morula reprogrammed cumulus/fibroblast cell line were produced using mSOF with oviductal co-culture. Successfully used human and mouse COOK culture (RVCL and Blast media) media with certain modification for developing SCNT embryos. Normal SCNT embryos were surgically transferred through laparoscopies aided embryos transfer technology in synchronized recipients.

  • Monitoring of water pollutants in Narmada River of Madhya Pradesh

    Field survey of target areas for heavy metal water contaminants in and around Jabalpur and Amarkantak was undertaken. The investigation revealed that concentration of Lead in 17 water bodies out of 29 water bodies of Narmada River was found above the Maximum Permissible Limit. The concentration of Cadmium was found above the Maximum Permissible Limit in 3 water bodies out of 29 water bodies. The concentration of Copper and Zinc was found below detectable limit in all 29 water bodies undertaken for the study.

Patent Field

  • Development of cost effective microtools for oocyte enucleation during SCNT embryo production
    Patent file No.: 1762/MUM/2012
  • Development of Species Specific PCR Primers for Identification of India Wild Pig.
    Patent file No. : 43/MUM/2015A

Technology Transfer Centre

  • A Technology Transfer Centre has been established with a view to access the scientific information of the research projects of the university in terms of innovations and/or technologies for end-users as business enterprenuers.
  • It comprise of 4 Units as :
    • Panchgavya product unit
    • Functional food and food safety unit
    • Herbal testing unit
    • Biotechnology Unit

Technologies Developed

  • Development of commercial dual purpose bird
  • Development of panchagayva products
  • Development of designer eggs
  • Composition of azolla as feed supplement
  • Herbal drug development as anthelmintic and Wound healer
  • Determination of drug residues in milk & meat
  • Detection of toxic elements in water bodies
  • Designed anti myostatin RNAsh
  • Value addition of milk products

Herbal Garden

  • A herbal garden has been established in the University wherein the cultivation of 20 medicinal plants has been initiated.
  • Raw material of medicinal plants is used for experimental research of herbal drug formulation

Training Organised

Trainings are frequently organised for the farmers, dairy owners and field workers. One day training/workshop was organized by Directorate of Research Services on Panchgavya products for farmers, dairy owners and field workers on 24th October 2016 in the directorate.

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