Department Of Animal Nutrition

The Animal Nutrition Department was established in the year 1976 with a mandate of post graduate teaching, research and extension education in the subject of Animal Nutrition. In addition to P.G. teaching an important mandatory need based research is being carried out in the department based upon feed back from livestock owners and field Veterinarian. Accordingly PG students research for partial fulfillment of P.G. degree is being carried out under the guidance of qualified and experienced academic staff of this department. Till year 2010 total 61 M.V.Sc and 2 Ph.D. students have successfully completed degree programme.
The department performs extension education and training activities through pashupalak melawa, animal health care camps, training for livestock entrepreneurs, charchasatra during shivar feri, farmers visit etc. organized time to time by the institute.
The department was strengthened with help of fundings of two NATP projects sanctioned by ICAR worth Rs. 46 lakhs. under Production System Research. This has facilitated the department to strengthen existing infrastructural facilities and research linkage with National Research Institute in the country. Presently department of Animal Nutrition is implementing 4 research projects funded by ICAR(Net Work),RGSTC,MLDB worth Rs. 110.0 lac.

Faculty Nutrition Department


NameDr. Kuldeep Yeshwant Deshpande
DesignationAssistant Professor
QualificationM.V.Sc, Ph.D. Specialization: Ruminant & Non-ruminant Nutrition
Date Of Birth30.09.1980
Contact DetailsMob.: 08007860672, 
AddressPost Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, AKOLA (M.S.) India. Pin 444 104

Research – Nutrition Department

Name of faculty and designation:Dr. K.Y. Deshpande, Assistant Professor & Head
Name of departmentDepartment of Animal Nutrition

Name of college



Major area of research

  • Nutrition of Ruminants, laboratory animals and Poultry
  • Alternative feed resources

Short term (5 years)

  • To develop compressed complete feed blocks for ruminants using locally available firbrous crop residues
  • To develop multi-nutrient blocks for small and large ruminants
  • To develop strategic balanced feed blocks to sustain ruminant animals of Western Vidarbha region during drought condition

Long term (10 years)

  • To evaluate potential of alternative feed resources in ruminant ration
  • To evaluate nutritive value of various alternative feed ingredients to replace conventional corn-soya diets in poultry ration

Projects – Nutrition Department