Maj Gen Shri Kant
SM, VSM (Retd)
Maj Gen (Dr) Shri Kant, SM, VSM (Retd.) joined as the first regular Vice-Chancellor of the Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar on 21 June 2013. Born on 28 March 1952 in Narwana town of Distt. Jind (Haryana), Dr. Shri Kant graduated in Veterinary Sciences from College of Veterinary Medicine, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in 1974 and obtained MVSc degree in the discipline of Bacteriology and Hygiene with prestigious Junior Research Fellowship of ICAR in 1976. He was commissioned in the Remount and Veterinary Corps as Lieutenant on 22 November 1976.
Dr. Shri Kant continually improved his professional knowledge and skills in tune with the ‘Oath of Veterinarian’ taken at the time of his graduation, even while serving as officer in RVC in different capacities. He has the distinction of qualifying various international/ national courses of repute like Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Event Veterinarian Course (Hong Kong), Equine Medical Director Course (University of Kentucky, USA), Panel Veterinarian (RWITC), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, besides several army courses at RVC centre and college. He has the honour of qualifying prestigious Senior Defence Management Course (SDMC) from College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.
In a sterling military career, Gen Shri Kant has held numerous Regimental, Staff and Instructional appointments with rare distinction. He has remarkable honour of commanding RVC centre and college, Meerut, an almamater of RVC. Gen. Shri Kant also served as Pioneer Instructor on Biological Warfare in the Faculty of NBC Protection, College of Military Engineering, Pune where he had the singular distinction of teaching medical aspect of NBC warfare to students of all Arms/ Services including senior officers of the ranks of Brigadiers and Major Generals.
Dr. Shri Kant has widely travelled abroad and has visited several countries viz. Australia, England, France, Belgium, Germany, USA and many more. He participated in International Veterinary Seminar, organized by Sydney Organizing Committee for Olympic Games, Australia in the year 1999 and also visited Centre for Infectious Disease Control, Lelystad, Netherland in 2007.
Exceptional dedication of Gen Shri Kant to veterinary profession earned him laudable recognition and awards. Because of his outstanding contributions and achievements in the area of veterinary science, he was admitted as Fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences in 2002. Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice also conferred upon Maj Gen Shri Kant the fellowship of the society, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to canine practice in particular, on 6 Feb. 2013.
For his meritorious services rendered in Equine Breeding Stud, Remount and Veterinary Corps, Hisar, Dr. Shri Kant was awarded with prestigious SENA MEDAL (SM) by President of India on Republic Day during 2004.Further, he was again honoured by President of India with VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (VSM) on 26 Jan 2012 for his outstanding services rendered in RVC Center and College, Meerut Cantt. as Commandant. He has this rare distinction of being the only RVC officer and Non Head of Service who was awarded twice by President of India.