Major research areas :
Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta
M. V. Sc., Ph. D. (Animal Nutrition), Post-doctorate (Japan)
Small Ruminant Nutrition, Climate change, Enteric methane estimation and amelioration
Dear Viewers and fellow researchers, Greetings. It is an honour for me to lead this prestigious Institute. Established in November 1995, the NIANP, Bengalooru has carved out a prominent place in the NARS system with its substantial contributions in the field of animal nutrition and physiology, more particularly towards productivity enhancement for profitable and sustainable livestock production, improving production efficiency of livestock through basic physiological and nutritional approaches. Though the Institute is mandated to conduct basic and fundamental research, yet the Institute has appreciatingly contributed at farm gate level also with several of its innovative research findings, which has helped the Institute in making its own mark and become well-known among not only the animal husbandry practitioners, but also the feed industry sector. The Institute has also spread the knowledge gained among quite a large number of academicians, researchers and extension workers by organizing several training programmes, Winter and Summer Schools, Workshops etc.
In recent years, buoyed by its success, the Institute has diversified its research activities by taking up several futuristic projects , such as metagenomic, proteomic and nanotechnology methods to enhance nutrient availability and utilization, augment reproductive efficiency, facilitate adaptation strategies in the wake of climate change, need for food security, long-term sustainability of growth etc. I am confident that with the presence of qualified and well-trained human resource, availability of infrastructure facilities and laboratories with state of art equipments, the Institute will be able to meet the needs of the time.
Friends, in another few weeks, this Institute will be striding towards completion of two decades of its most useful presence. Without any notch of complacency It is our earnest endeavour to strive relentlessly with renewed zeal and a sense of responsibility to fulfill the mandated programmes, turn the challenges into opportunities and be persistent in bringing success and glory to the Institute in the years to come with our ultimate aim of economic upliftment of farmers and steady growth of animal husbandry sector.