Dr Anil Kumar Puniya joined as dean of College of Dairy Science and Technology (CODST) at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). Before joining this assignment, he was principal scientist at dairy microbiology division of National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, Haryana.
An academician and a leading researcher for the past 21 years, Dr Puniya did his masters and PhD from NDRI, Karnal. More than 130 research articles on his credit were published in journals of national and international repute. He has edited two international books and has been associated with over 20 research projects from different funding agencies. He has guided eight PhD students.
During his research career, Dr Puniya has developed strong associations with academicians and researchers of over 15 countries.
While sharing his priorities, Dr Puniya said his main focus would be on research of dairy science and dairy products with value addition. Students' placement in good institutes and industry would be a prime concern, he added. He appreciated that presently CODST is amongst the youngest colleges at national level with 13 assistant professors.