Vice Chancellor Profile

Vice Chancellor Profile
NameProf. (Dr.) Col. A. K. Gahlot
Father NameDr. Gauri Shankar Gahlot
Permanent AddressB-30, Karani Nagar, Nagenichi Road, Pawan Puri, Bikaner (Rajasthan) 334 003
Telephone No.+91-151-2543419;+91-151-2549348(fax)
Wife Smt. Aruna
ChildrenOne Son and One Daughter

Objective : To further Veterinary & Animal Science teaching, research and extension in Rajasthan by leading the new Veterinary University as Vice-Chancellor.

Exclusive Attainments

  • MOU with AYURVET (veterinary herbal pharmaceutical) for research and extension collaboration
  • MOU with National Research Center on Equines (ICAR) for teaching, research and extension collaboration
  • MOU with National Meat and Poultry Processing Board, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India as knowledge partner
  • Around ten years’ experience as Dean cum Chairman-Faculty of ~50 institutions
  • Headed largest veterinary faculty of the country with an intake capacity of >2,500 stud. per anum
  • Unique blend of experience of all three activities of the University, i.e., teaching (~15 yrs), research (~7 yrs) & extension (~4 yrs)
  • First in the country to issue monthly weather based animal disease forewarning bulletin since April, 2004.
  • Gold Medalist of the University and ICAR Team Research.
  • Gold Medalist of the University and ICAR Team Research.
  • Recipient of National scholarships throughout higher educational career.
  • Initiated new programme of Diploma in Animal Husbandry qualification for para-vets in the state
  • Initiated massive animal disease control training programme for vets and para-vets (~1600 trained so far)
  • Had been HOD of ~8 departments.
  • Experience as member of all statutory bodies of University.
  • Had been Expert and Inspector of Veterinary Council of India, member of Rajasthan State Veterinary Council, Rajasthan Livestock Development Board, State’s Technical Committees.
  • Past and present Expert nominated by ICAR on Research Committees of National Research Centers on Equines, Sheep & Wool and Camel.

Prizes and Awards

2012 Fellow of Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine
2011 Fellow of Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice
2010 Conferred Rank of Colonel Commandant by the Govt. of India w.e.f. 18th May, 2010
2010 Fellow of Indian Association of Advancement of Veterinary Research
2005 Maj. (Mrs.) Malika Trivedi IAAVR Award for outstanding professional contribution.
2004 Bikaner Samvad Award for Outstanding contribution to Veterinary Education, Research and Extension
2003 Intas Polyvet Best Clinical Article Award
2001 Platinum Jubilee Award from the Platinum Jubilee Committee of Govt. Sadul Sr. Sec. School, Bikaner for Outstanding Public Service.
1991 Falicitation Award by the Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine for outstanding research work on Theileriosis.
1990 CCS Haryana Agricultural University Appreciation Award for National level Research on Theileriosis.
1989 ICAR Team Research Award and Gold Medal for research on Theileriosis in animals conferred by Dy. Prime Minister of India.
1989 Senior Research Fellowship of the ICAR
1987 Received Rajasthan State Appreciation Award conferred by the Collector, Jaisalmer for work on improvement of Tharparkar Cattle and Green Fodder production.
1977 Junior Research Fellowship of the ICAR
1977 University Gold Medal for First position in B.V.Sc. & A.H.
1973 National Merit Scholarship


18th May, 2010           Vice-Chancellor, RAJUVAS
Oct.,28, 2000–May, 2010 Chairman Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science and DEAN
Oct,1999- Oct., 2000 Director Students’ Welfare and Founder Chairman University Sports Board, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Raj)
May,1996- 17th May, 2010 Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics & Jurisprudence.
During this period held the following responsibilities:

  • Chairman-VCI cell of CVAS->4 yrs;
  • Convener of Admission Committee for 3 yrs of UG admissions;
  • Remained Chairman of number of committees at university level;
  • Member of all statutory bodies of the university Member-Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan, Ajmer.
  • Member-Rajasthan Hindi Granth Academy, Jaipur.

Patron-Canine Welfare Society, Veterinary Students Association, Bikaner Veterinary College Alumni Association.

18th May, 2010 on Vice Chancellor, RAJUVAS


  • Co-Author of book “Veterinary Jurisprudence”-3rd, 4th , 5th & 6th Edition (NBS Publishers)
  • Executive Editor of Biannual Journal “Veterinary Practitioner” Since 2002.
  • Member Editorial Board of “Journal of Canine Development & Research” since 2003.
  • Former Member of the Editorial Board of “Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine”.
  • Issuing a monthly Weather based animal disease forewarning bulletin of the State since April, 2004.
  • Published/presented more than 170 articles.