Dr. Hirachand Y Palampalle

Dr. Hirachand Y. Palampalle


Date  of Birth: 18/06/1971

Marital Status: Married

Qualification: B.V.Sc. & A.H.(1996), M.V.Sc. (1999) NET (2004). Ph.D (2013) DLL (2014)

Job Title: Deputy Director of Research and Additional Charge of Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, BVC, Mumbai;, Research Coordinator

Professional Experience: 18 years

  • Research Assistant in Parasitology: 4 years
  • Assistant Professor of Parasitology: 5 years
  • Associate Professor of Parasitology/DDR : 9 years
  • Professor of Parasitology: From November 2017


  • Represented University in Avishkar Team Manager and Contingent In charge
  • Participated in MAFSU University Avishkar selection committee
  • Diploma in Labour Law( DLL)


  • Nodal officer at BVC
  • Secretary, Board of Studies, Veterinary Parasitology, MAFSU
  • Paper setter & evaluator for no. of universities
  • Recognized Guide for M.V.Sc.
  • of M.V.Sc. students as co guide guided: 05
  • Acted as Advisory Committee Member for Ph. D candidate of University
  • Prepared multimedia courses and PPT for UG Parasitology courses on Veterinary Entomology and Veterinary Protozoology
  • Prepared practical manuals for UG veterinary Parasitology courses
  • Developed Distance Learning course on Diagnosis of Parasitic disease 3 Month duration-COL-MAFSU- ISNAR Project.

Research Project handled as Pi & Co PI:

  • National ICAR ad-hoc research Scheme: 04
  • Agency Schemes: 04
  • of research Publications: 25
  • Papers read at conferences: 12
  • Lead papers in conferences: 03


  • Popular Articles: 102
  • Radio program :55
  • TV program : 07
  • Participated in No. of NSS camps/ Farmer’s rallies/ Exhibitions
  • Invited as faculty to train Veterinary Sales Representatives/Resource person
  • Lead Speaker on Farmer Exhibition on Scientific goat and dairy farming awareness among veterinarians

Special contributions

Established new pure breed units of different livestock Species as per   MAFSU, mandates

  1. a) Khillar cattle unit,
  2. b) Sangamneri goat unit
  3. c) Decanni Sheep unit
  4. d) Pandharpuri Burralo Unit



  • Life Member of Bombay Veterinary College Alumni Association, Mumbai
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
  • Worked as Managing Committee Member of Veterinarians’ Association of Bombay Veterinary College
  • Member of Sport committee, MAFSU
  • Member of Joint ASRC Council, MAFSU
  • Life member of “ IAAVR”
  • Life member of “ NAARM”
  • Life member of “ Pashudhan”
  • Life member of “ Swetkranti”
  • Life member of “ Tromby sheti- patrika”
  • Life member of “ Baliraja”
  • Annual subscriber of IVJ
  • COL- MAFSU, ODL working group of parasitology
  • Life Member of Bombay Veterinary College Alumni Association, Mumbai.

Novel Administrative Ability:


  • Acted as an Expert on No. of Selection Committees.
  • Invited as an Expert for ASRB Selection process
  • Chaired and acted as Member on No. of administrative Committees at college and University levels
  • Research Coordinator ofCollege for seven years

Workshop /Conferences / Farmer/ Industry training Organized: 2

  • Actively involved in organizing National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology in 2011
  • Organized Trainers training03
  • Organized scientific training for industry for goat/Dairy farming: 27
  • Organized &7 days skilled development training for tribal farmer03

      Innovation in teaching, research and extension education activities:

  • Use of Multimedia in Teaching / CD, Animated life cycle of parasite in U.G. Teaching.
  • Developed 3 months distant learning modules on “Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases” for field veterinarians for upgrading their technical knowledge. Prepared course on multimedia CD and user Manual through the project “Common Wealth of Learning/ International Services for National Agricultural Research and ” .

Technology Developed & Popularized:

  • Preparation of Silage by use of bacterial culture in bags and plastic drums for acidification technique with hydraulic pressure for fastening the process of acidification for demonstration to farmers and undergraduate students.
  • Used Smart Board and multimedia for teaching for Under graduateParasitology and Livestock farm practicals at farm and also for teaching tribal farmer.
  • Established Azolla Production Technology for animal feeding at farm and demonstration unit for farmer training – azolla production adopted by the farmers of Maharashtra state as protein source as feed supplements  to reduce cost of concentrate feeding during .

                     Developed Vermi composting production technology by best use of

Livestock waste management  and farm yard  for vermi composting to

enhance fertility and organic farming by livestock owners.

     Contact Details:


  1. Department of Parasitology, Bombay Veterinary College,

Parel, Mumbai  400 012;Phone- 022- 24132792/4131189 (Ext-139)

  1. Deputy Director of Research, Bombay Veterinary College, Goregaon East,

Mumbai – 400 065; Phone- 022-26856709


Dr. Gopal P. Bharkad

Dr. Gopal P. Bharkad                        

M.V.Sc.(Veterinary Parasitology)                           

Associate Professor

Date of Birth: 10th April 1978 

Educational qualification                       :  

Achievements:                           I.Co-Organiser of STTC Funded BY DBT,New Delhi on  ‘Techniques In Animal Cell Culture & Molecular Diagnostic Virology’ 15 days STTC at Dept. of Microbiology,COVAS,Udgir from 5th Jan – 19th  Jan 2009. II. Joint Organizing Secretary of XXI National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology held at Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai during 5-7, January 2011.   

National Conference /Seminar/       : 10 Nos.

Training programme Attended Total Experience                      : 15 years 10 months  

Research Papers publishedResearch Articles                   : 45Technical/Popular Articles    : 15Abstract/Oral Present            : 28Radio Talks                            : 04 

Innovative Work Done  1. Undergraduate Research Programme2. Developed Digital Compendium of 21 NCVP Mumbai.20113. Developed Digital Compendium of 1st West zonal Meet of IAVP-20114. Working as Editor of IAAVP News letter “The Para Sight”5. Worked as Editor of Souvenir of 21 NCVP,Mumbai-20116. Co-Editor for Audio-visual CD on Parasitological Techniques (COL Project)  

Research ActivitiesA. Extramural Projects completed                            :  06B. Schemes/Projects submitted for the funds        :  01C. Department Research Projects (ongoing)            :  03D. NIF-DST (Govt of India) Ongoing                          :  01                  

AwardsI. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship holder.II. Certificate of Merit by MAU. III. ICAR-SRF 2013IV. Shiksha Rattan Puraskar 2013  

MembershipLife Member of 3 JournalsLife Member of IAAVPMember of the NAARM Alumni AssociationMember BVC Alumni Association.  

Computer Skills Adobe Acrobat Designer; CDO Powerbuilder , FLASH Animation, Director, -Web Designing, Photoshop CS2, Autorun CD Developer.

Dr. Riddhi P. Pednekar



Dr. Riddhi Pednekar

B.V.Sc & A.H, M.V.Sc, P.G.D.C.R



Educational Qualifications


Board / University

Year of Passing





Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PGDCR)

Clinical Research Education and Management Academy (CREMA), Mumbai.

December 2008


M.V.Sc **

Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur.

(Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai.)

March   2008




B.V.Sc & A.H.

Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur.

(Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai.)






** TOPIC OF M.V.Sc. RESEARCH WORK: “MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDATIDOSIS IN FOOD ANIMALS OF MAHARASHTRA STATE.” A collaborative research work with University of Queensland, Australia.Work Experience:Teaching:Ø  Working as Assistant Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, Bombay Veterinary College, MAFSU since June 2009Ø  Worked as Guest Lecturer, Bombay Veterinary College, from 26th August`08 till 25th June `09.Ø  Taught Undergraduate and Post graduate coursesØ  Co-advisor for M.V.Sc studentsResearch:Ø  Research Assistant (Part – time): Survey of canine gastrointestinal parasites in India funded by Bayer Animal Health, under supervision of Dr Rebecca Traub, University of Queensland in collaboration with Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai. Ø  Worked on one agency scheme and two international projects Ø  Standardised PCR for E.granulosus, E. canis, taeniid spp.  and hookworms in dogs  Conferences attended: National : 2 ; International: 01 Research Papers Published: National: 04 ; International: 04 Workshop attended: 01 Ø  Was invited by University of Queensland as a Visiting Faculty for three weeks training program on, “Recent Advances in Molecular Parasitology”  at Brisbane, Australia sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, Germany.   Achievement:  Published the first report across the globe that G3 & G5 strains of E.granulosus  occurs in Pigs