Author, Dr. K. P. Agrawal obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V. Sc. & AH), 1968, and Master of Veterinary Science (M.V. Sc.), 1972, from the Veterinary College, Mathura, and Ph.D. (1980) from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (I.V.R.I.), Izatnagar. He had a humble beginning of his research/teaching career as a demonstrator in the Physiology Department at the Veterinary College, Mathura (December 1968 to September 1970). Since then, he has been working in different capacities: as research assistant; senior research assistant; scientist; senior scientist at I.V.R.I., Izatnagar; associate research scientist/associate professor/research scientist at the Veterinary College, Gujarat Agricultural University, Gujarat; and scientist-S3/principal scientist/head of the division at the Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom. He was selected as the director of the Department of Biotechnology, the Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi, in 1990.