Directorate of Research


Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmad Wani
Director Research SKUAST-K

Cell No . :  9906473337

Prof. Sarfaraz A. Wani                                                                                  

Director Research                                                                                                   

Dr. Sarfaraz A Wani, born on 02/03/1961 in Srinagar has done his BVSc & AH from AndhraPradesh Agriculture University Hyderabad in 1986, MVSc in Livestock Products Technology from ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, UP in 1988 & PhD in Livestock Products Technology from ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute Izatnagar in 1996. He joined SKUAST-K as Assistant Professor in Sep 1988, was selected as Associate Professor in March 1997 and Professor with effect from March 2005. He has served as Head Division of Livestock Products Technology from 1989 to June 2010 & June 2020 till date; Associate Director Extension (AS) SKUAST-K from Jan 2011 to Oct 2013, Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences from Oct 2013 to Oct 2018 and Controller Examination, SKUAST-Kashmir from Feb 2018 to June 2020 and was elevated as Director Research on May 2021.

He has handled several prestigious externally funded projects including ICAR-NATP project on Processing of Wool/Hair for Value Added Products; ICAR-NAIP project on A Value Chain on Enhanced Productivity and Profitability of Pashmina Fibre; CWDB Project on Expansion of Pashmina Goat Rearing to Non-traditional Areas of Kargil; and DST project on Enhancement of Livelihood Security of Pashmina Spinners through Popularization of Table Top Paddle Operated Charkha. He has been associated as Co-PI and associated scientist with several other externally funded projects.

He has more than 150 publications to his credit which include 80 research papers & 8 book/book chapters. He has also two patents to his credit which include Table Top Paddle operated NAIP Charkha for pashmina spinning & Identification of Cashmere (Pashmina) fibre from processed textile products by polymerase chain reaction based technique. He has guided 2 PhD & 5 MVSc students.

He is the recipient of 20 awards and honours including the National Fellow 2014 awarded by Indian Society of Sheep and Goat Production Utilization.

He has performed his role as Chairman and Member of various statuary bodies and committees of State and National level including Board of Management, Board of Studies, Board of Faculties, Screening Committees, Selection Committees, Academic Council, Accreditation Teams; Quinquennial Review Teams;

Livestock Development Board; Breeding Policy committee; State Level Executive Committee for implementation of Livestock Mission; Technical Committee BIS.

He has been the editor of SKUAST Journal of Research and member of editorial board for Indian Journal of Small Ruminants and Indian Journal of Animal Sciences.

He is the Life time member of many professional societies including Indian Society of Poultry Sciences, Indian Society of Sheep and Goat Production and utilization; and Indian Meat Scientists Association.