Dr. S. C. Mehta

Principal Scientist

Discipline: Animal Breeding & Genetics

E-mail.ID: Sharat.Mehta@icar.gov.in

M. 09414416425

AREA OF RESEARCH INTERESTS:            

            Selection, Conservation, Production.

BIOGRAPHY:

Date and Place of Birth: 25th February, 1964 ; Chittorgarh (Rajasthan) 

Professional Qualification & Experience  

B.V.Sc. & A.H. : 1988 - Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (India)

M.V.Sc. (AG&B): 1990- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (India)

Ph.D. (AG&B): 2000 - Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (India)

PGD-HRM: 2008 -Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, IGNOU (India)

Visiting Scientist: 2009- Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (USA) 

Professional Career  

         Served as Veterinary Assistant Surgeon in Animal Husbandry Department, Rajasthan (1990-1993). Belonging to ARS 1991 batch, after completing the foundation course from National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, served in different capacity at National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute and National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner. Currently working as Principal Scientist & Officer In-charge at National Research Centre on Equines, Equine Production Campus, Bikaner (since September 2, 2017). 

Honours&Awards 

1         National Record inLimca Book of Records 2017 

2         Honoured byThe Mayor, Nagar Nigam, Bikaner, Republic Day, 2017 for outstanding contribution in the field of Health.

3         Honoured byRajasthan State Government Minister Sh. Govardhan Ji Raikafor outstanding scientificcontribution for conservation of camel on 30.12.2016.

4         Best Poster Presentation Award. National Symposium on Livestock Biodiversity vis-a-vis Resource Exploitation: An Introspection. Organised by Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity and National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal at Karnal from 11th to 12th Feb., 2004.

5         Senior Research Fellowship : Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1990

6         Junior Research Fellowship : Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 1988

7         Need-cum-Merit Scholarship : Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 1983

 Scientific Contribution

1         National & International Publications (Journals) : 87

2         Lead Research Speaker: 12

3         Presentation in National & International Conferences: 56

4         Lectures: 26

5         Gene Sequences: 44

6         Books : 4

7         Book Chapters: 13

8         Monographs : 11

9         Popular Articles: 17

10         Patents &Trademarks: Talks of CamelऊंटांरीबातांLogo : Trade Mark for the Untan Ri Bataan/Talks of Camel programme was developed and popularized. The Trade Mark has been registered in the "Trade Marks Registry" as per Intellectual Property India rules under social and community awareness programme and granted the Trade Mark Certificate No. 1460454. 

Research Guiding

          Ph.D. -3; M.Phil. -2; M.D. -1; Master of Veterinary Science : 9 ; M.Sc. (Biotechnology) - 26

Research Extension  

1         Radio Programmes Organised : 33

2         Radio Programmes Delivered : 8

3         TV Programmes : Door Darshan Kisan Channel  : 3 Programmes

4         ETV Rajasthan : 5 Programmes

5         A1TV, ETV, Door Darshan, Sahara Samay and other Channel: Time to time coverage of programmes

6         FM Radio : Several Programmes

7         Documentaries : 3 

Publications (Last Five Years) 

1.      Vyas P, Mehta S C, Pannu U and Joshi P. (2018). Genetic and phenotypic trends of different body parameters in Indian dromedary breeds. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 6(3) : 87-91.

2.      Sivakumar G, Swami S K,Nagarajan G, Mehta S C, Tuteja F C, Ashraf M and Patil, N V. (2018). Molecular characterization of Hyalomma dromedarii from North Western Region of India based on the gene sequences encoding Calreticulin and Internally Transcribed Spacer Region 2. Gene Reports. 10: 141-148.

3.      Nagarajan G,  Swami S K, Tuteja F C, Sharma G, Mehta S C, Saini N and  Patil NV. (2018). Virology and Immunology Journal. 2(1) : 1-10.

4.      Tyagi K, Gautam L,  Waiz H A , MehtaSC and Beniwal B K. (2018).  Genetic characterisation of Bikaneri camel using microsatellite markers. Journal of Camel Practice and Research. 24 (3) 221-224.

5.      Dahiya S.S., Kumar S., Mehta S.C., Singh R., Nath K.,  Narnaware S.D. and Tuteja F.C. (2017). Molecular characterization of Camelpox virus isolates from Bikaner, India: Evidence of its endemicity.  Acta Tropica. 171(7) : 1-5. Doi : 10.1016 / j.actatropica.2017.03.011. 

6.      Dahiya S.S., Kumar S., Mehta S.C., Narnaware S.D., Singh R. and Tuteja F.C. (2016). Camelpox: A brief review on its epidemiology, current status and challenges. Acta Tropica. 20 (158) 32-38.

7.      Sharma, S.K., Mehta, S.C. and Kataria, A.K. (2016). Capsular typing of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from camel and other domestic animals using duplex polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Camel Practice and Research. 23 (1) 81-84.

8.      Mehta, S. C., Sharma, A. K., Bissa, U. K. and Singh, S.  (2015). Lactation persistency, yield and prediction models in Indian dromedary. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 85 (8) : 875-82.

9.      Mehta, S.C. (2014). Genetic and demographic bottleneck analysis of Indian camel breeds by microsatellite markers. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 46 (8), 1397-1406.

10.  Nagarajan, G., Swami, S.K.,  Dahiya, S.S., Narnaware, S.D., Mehta, S.C., Singh, P.K.,  Singh, R., Tuteja, F.C. and Patil, N.V. (2015). Characterization of GM-CSF-inhibitory factor and Uracil DNA glycosylase encoding genes from camel pseudocowpoxvirus. Research in Veterinary Science.03/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.

11.  Mehta, S.C., Yadav, S. B. S., Singh, S. and Bissa, U.K. (2014). Sire evaluation and selection of Indian dromedary for milk production: issues and strategies.Journal of Camel Practice and Research. 21 (1), 93-98.

12.  Changal, H.K., Nagarajan, G., Purohit, R.K., Swami, S. K., Mehta, S. C.  and Pathak, K.M.L. (2014). Molecular Characterization of Hyalomma dromedarii from Bikaner, India.   Banat's Journal of Biotechnology. 5 (10) : 52-58.

13.  Singh, S., Poonia, R.K., Singh, R., Mehta, S.C. and Patil, N.V. (2014).  Analysis of milk constituents of sheep, goat, camel and buffalo.Indian Journal of Small Ruminants. 21 (1) : 122-123.

14.  Dahiya, S. S., Nagarajan, G.,  Bharti, V. K., Swami, S. K., Mehta, S. C., Tuteja, F.C., Narnaware, S. D. and Patil, N. V. (2014).Sequence analysis of the Toll-like receptor-2 gene of old world camels. Journal of Advanced Research (Elsevier). 5 (6) : 695-704.

15.  Hashim, W.M.,  Ahmed, S.E.S., Makkaw, A.A., Yousif, G.M. and Mehta, S.C. (2014). Twenty five polymorphic microsatellite loci used to genotype some camel types & subtypes from Sudan, Qatar, Chad and Somalia.Journal of Camel Practice and Research. 21 (2) : 127-35.

16.  Nagarajan, G., Swami,S.K.,  Dahiya,S.S., Sivakumar,G.,Tuteja, F.C., Narnaware, S.D., Mehta, S.C., Singh, R. and Patil, N.V. (2014). Comparative sequence analysis of double stranded RNA binding protein encoding gene of parapoxviruses from Indian camels.   Journal of Advanced Research (Elsevier). 5: 271-276.

17.  Saini, N., Mehta, S. C., Patil, N. V., Bohra, D. L. and Kiradoo, B.D.  (2013).Prediction equation for estimating live-weight of dromedary camel calves. Journal of Camel Research and Practice. 20 (1) 7-9.

18.  Mehta. S. C. (2013). Molecular characterisation of Mewari breed of camel. Veterinary Practitioner. 14 (2) : 212-215.

19.  Singh, S., Poonia, R.K., Singh, R, Mehta, S.C. and Patil, N.V. (2013) A Comparative Study on the Physicochemical Parameters of Camel and Buffalo Milk. Journal of Buffalo Science 2 (3), 135-137.

20.  Sharma, G., Swami,S.K., Srivastava, M.,  Dahiya, S.S., Mehta, S.C., Narnaware, S.D.,  Patil, N.V., and Nagarajan, G. (2013). Amplification and Cloning of CD18 of the Camel (Camelus dromedarius). Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology. 15 (1) : 96.

21.  Nagarajan, G., Swami,S.K., Dahiya, S.S., Mehta, S.C., Narnaware, S.D., Kashinath, Tuteja, F.C., Singh, R. and Patil, N.V. (2013). Cloning and Sequence Analysis of Interleukin-8 Encoding Gene from Dromedary Camel (Camelus dromedarius). Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology. 15 (1) : 96.

22.  Mehta S C, Bissa U K, Chirania B L and Patil N V. (2013). Differential breed, sex and age-group mortality in Camelus dromedarius.Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology. 15 (1) : 143.