Dr   Sandeep Saran

Principal Scientist (Agricultural Economics)
& Head, Poultry Economics & Agribusiness Research & Prioritization, Monitoring & Evaluation Sections
& I/C, Institute Technology Management Unit
Vice President, ARS Scientists' Forum (North Zone)
Central Avian Research Institute
Izatnagar-243122, Bareilly (U.P.), INDIA
Phone: + 91-581-, 2300948, 2303223, 2301220 / Ext. 3004 (O) +91-581-2301321 (FAX)
Email: ssaran@rediffmail.com

To acquire professional edge through hard work and continuous learning. Seeking an interactive and challenging environment wherein I can apply my strengths, Knowledge and interpersonal communication skills efficiently and get an opportunity for personal growth and advancement so that I can excel and create a niche for myself in the field of technology



(Agri. Economics) with major in Agri. Production Economics and minor in Agri. Econometrics and Agri. Statistics
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (PUSA)

New Delhi



Ag. (Agri. Economics),

G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology



Ag & A.H

G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology


Awards & Recognitions

  • Prestigious ICAR Team Research Award for the Biennium 2005-2006 during 2008.
  • Best Poster Award in IPSACON-2004 held during April 7-9, 2004 at Palampur, H.P.
  • Recipient of ICAR Senior Research Fellowship 1987-91
  • Research Assistantship 1985-87 at GB Pant Uni. of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar.
  • Received College Merit Certificate for 1982-83 and University Merit Certificates for 1983-84 and 1984-85 at GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar.
  • National Productivity Award - 1997
  • Nominated as Alternate Representative on Agricultural Systems and Management Sectional Committee (FAD-22) of Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Scientific referee for evaluation of research papers for AERA, IJPS, IJAR, IJAS & Micro Finance etc.

Additional Responsibilities

  • I/c, Institute Technology Management Unit
  • Member, Institute Technology Management Unit, IVRI, Izatnagar
  • Member, Institute Bio-safety Committee
  • Member Secretary, Institute Animal Ethics Committee (CPCSEA)
  • Central Public Information Officer (Scientific Matters)
  • Member, Institute Works Committee
  • Alternate Representative on Agricultural Systems and Management Sectional Committee (FAD-22) of Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Referee for evaluation of research papers for AERA, IJPS, IJAR, IJAS, Micro Finance etc.
  • Nodal Officer for developing linkages with other SAUs/SVUs/Agri. & AH Deptts/ NGOs/Other external agencies etc.

Association with scientific societies

  • Life member, Agricultural Economics Research Association (AERA), New Delhi.
  • Life member, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE), Mumbai.
  • Life member, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing (ISAM), Nagpur.
  • Life member of the Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSA)
  • Member of Indian National Science Association (INSA)
  • Member of the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA)
  • Vice President (North Zone), ARSSF


Dr. Saran's area of research is Policy planning and analysis vis-a-vis emerging threats and opportunities concerning poultry sector including international trade. At present, he is engaged in the project entitled "Role of and access to Institutional Credit for Poultry Development in India". Besides, he is also engaged in the projects concerning consumer preferences, poultry inputs and products supply chain and capacity building for promoting livelihood security through family poultry etc.


Dr. Saran offers consultancy services to provide assistance for preparation of bankable project reports for establishing poultry farming and allied units for raising institutional finance (loans) under various schemes of the Central/State Governments.


Research papers - 15; Lead paper – 5; Books Chapters - 16; Popular articles -6; Key note address- 01; Books edited/compiled: 2; Abstracts – 34; International conference papers -7; Technical bulletin-5; Radio talks-12; TV show-1, Technical Reports-4; Documents/compilations -10; Teaching manuals-3

Five Best Research Papers

  • Sandeep Saran and Gangwar, L.S. (2008). Analysis of Spatial Cointegration amongst Major Wholesale Egg Markets in India. Agricultural Economics Research Review. 21(2):259-63
  • Saran Sandeep, Sasidhar, P.V.K., Sastry, K.V.H. and Singh, Rajvir (2005). Indian poultry industry: current scenario and future prospects- a review. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 75(8):992-998.
  • Gangwar, L.S., Saran, Sandeep and Kumar, Sarvesh (2010). Broilers’ supply value chain in the National Capital Region Delhi: A case study of Ghazipur poultry market. Agricultural Economics Research Review. 23 (CN): 461-468.
  • Saran Sandeep, Singh, R.A., Singh, Singh, Rajvir, Rani, Isabella S. and Singh, K.K. (2000). Feed resources for rearing livestock in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. Indian J. Animal Sciences. 70(5) : 526-529.
  • Saran, Sandeep, Nath Mintu, Singh Rajvir and Johri, T.S. (2000). Formulation of least cost broiler starter ration using Microsoft Excel-97 spread sheet. Indian J. Poultry Sci. 35(1):51-56.