Dr. Khageswar Pradhan

Chancellor, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar


Educared in Orissa Veterinary College, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India (B.V.Sc.& AH 1960) and University Of Maryland , College Park, Md. USA ( MS 1967, Ph.D. 1969)

Positions held

Chancellor, SOA  Bhubaneswar since 2011; Vice-Chancellor, OUAT, Bhubaneswar and Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, 1994-1999; Professor of Animal Nutrition, 1970-1994; Dean Post Graduate Studies, 1983-1985; Additional Director Of Research; 1980-1983; Dean College Of Animal Science, 1978-1980;, Head Department of Animal Nutrition, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1970-1977; Research Chemist at the Institution of Nutrition, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, USA, 1969-1970.

Research Area

Animal Science- Animal Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Rumen Ecosystem


Awards and fellowships

Phi Kappa(USA) 1967; Phi Sigma(USA), 1967;Sigma Xi(USA,)1969; ICAR Rafi KidwaiReseach Award(India), 1987; USDA Group Research Award (USA), 1992; ICAR Team Award for Multi-disciplinary Research(India),1997; Fellow National Academy of Agricultural Science(India), 1995; Fellow National Academy of Veterinary Science(India), 1996; P. Bhatacharya Memorial Award (National Academy of Agricultural Science,India) 2001; Lifetime Achievement Award (Animal Nutrition Society of India), 2004, Fellow, Zoologists Research Association of India, 2005; Fellow Indian Dairy Association, 2006; Felicitation and Honour by Indian Science Congress, Bhubaneswar Chapter(India),  2006; Conferment of Doctor of Science(HonorisCausa), Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar (India), 2009. Elected Fellow - 2005
Veterinary Sciences & Fisheries: Animal Nutrition

Chancellor's Message

The SOA has always been striving for excellence in whatever it plans to do, be it teaching, research or development of technology. The SOA is aware of its social responsibilities as well. I congratulate the faculty, students and all other staff for their untiring effort to keep the SOA flag flying high. It is my pleasure to note that the placement of students of this SOA in the public and private sectors including industries has also been a heartening feature. The SOA has made steady progress and continues to do so in the areas of academics with emphasis on intellectual enrichment and growth. I hope the SOA expectations and achievements may reach a meeting point soon to the satisfaction of all.