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Dr. A Sahoo

Principal Scientist & Head
Animal Nutrition Division, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute
CSWRI Avikanagar Rajasthan PIN-304501

Brief Biography:


1. 1988: B.V.Sc.&A.H.; OUAT, Bhubaneswar
2. 1990: IVRI, Izatnagar; IVRI, Izatnagar
3. 1994: Ph.D.; IVRI, Izatnagar

Post-Doctoral Training acquired

1. “Foundation Course on Agriculture Research Project and Management" w.e.f. 10th Nov., 1993 to 18th April, 1994 at National Academy of Agricultural Research and Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, INDIA
2. “Subject Matter Training" w.e.f. 19 April to 18 Oct., 1994 at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (UP), INDIA
3. “Introduction on LAN/WAN Technologies” w.e.f. 9th to 13th Aug. 2004 at Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Govt of India, CGO Complex, New Delhi, INDIA.
4. Endeavour post-doctoral research fellow in Environmental Biotechnology w.e.f. 02 Nov., 2009 to 01 May, 2010 at Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus.
5. Management Development Programme in Agricultural Research w.e.f. July 23 to July 27, 2013 at National Academy of Agricultural Research and Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, INDIA


Academic positions:

Professsional Experience

1. March 04, 2009 till date: Principal Scientist & Head;
2. Feb. 28 2006- March 03, 2009: Principal Scientist & Head (Acting)    
3. Feb. 24-27, 2006: Principal Scientist
4. Aug. 18, 2001 - Feb. 23, 2006: Senior Scientist
5. July 27, 1998 – Aug. 17, 2001: Scientist (SS)
6. Sept. 19, 1994 – July 26, 1998: Scientist
7. April 19, 1993 – Sept. 18, 1994: Scientist
8. Nov 10 – April 18 1993: Scientist


1. Endeavour Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation, University of South Australia (Awarded by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Govt. of Australia)
2. Selected as Head, Animal Nutrition Division, CSWRI, Avikanagar and continuing since 04-03-09
3. Selected as Principal Scientist (Animal Nutrition) & joined IVRI, Izatnagar and then IVRI, Mukteswar Campus in 2006 and presently serving as acting Head, Division of Temperate Animal Husbandry, IVRI, Mukteswar Campus
4. Selected as Senior Scientist (Animal Nutrition) & joined IVRI, Regional Station, Palampur in 2001
5. Best Paper (AgarwaL, Neeta, Kamra, D.N., Chaudhary, L.C. Agarwal, Indu, Sahoo, A. and Pathak, N.N. 2000. Lactobacillus acidophilus as microbial feed additive for crossbred cattle calves) Award for oral presentation by ‘Animal Nutrition Association, India’ in the III Biennial Conference of ANA, 7-9 Dec., 2000 at CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, India.
6. Best Paper (Joshi, M.K., Pattanaik, A.K. and Sahoo, A. 2002. Validation of ameliorative efficacy of selenium against experimental bovine flurosis) Award for poster presentation by ‘Animal Nutrition Association of India’ IV Biennial Conference of ANA, 20-22 Nov., 2002 at West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, India.
7. Best Paper (Joshi, M.K., Pattanaik, A.K. and Sahoo, A. 2003. Influence of high dietary fluoride on nutritional performance of crossbred calves) Award for oral presentation by ‘Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research’ in the Xth Annual Conf. of IAAVR, 14-15 April, 2003, at CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Palampur, India.
8. Conferred with an honorary appointment to the “Research Board of Advisors” for distinguished standing by the Board of Directors, Governing Board of Editors and Publications Board of ‘The American Biographical Institute’
9. Best Review Paper (Sahoo, A. 2006. Essential oil: Nutritional implications in ruminant livestock. Livestock International, 10:20-23) award by INTAS POLIVET, India.
10. Best paper (Sahoo A., Soren N.M., Meena A.S. and Pareek Laxmi. 2010. Isolation and characterization of fiber degrading bacteria from rumen of grazing sheep, ANA Conference, 17-19 Dec., 2010, OUAT, Bhubaneswar)
11. Members of Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, Animal Nutrition Society of India
12. National Scholarship (1983-84) by ‘Board of Secondary Education, Orissa, Cuttack’ for best rankings in HSC examination.
13. University Merit Scholarship (1984-87) by ‘Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar’.
14. Junior Research Fellowship (1988-90) by Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar.
15. Senior Research Fellowship (1991-93) by Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar.
16. Qualified at the National Eligibility Test, Feb., 1992 in the professional Subject ‘Animal Nutrition’ as an index of eligibility for Lectureship/Assistant Professorship in the State Agricultural Universities.


Research interests:

Animal nutrition, rumen metabolism, feeds and feeding, production performance


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