• Departmental profile

    Introduction: The Department is running with two teachers and three non teaching staffs. The Dept. has completed 05 numbers of projects till today and at present two mega projects are going on. Also 40 M.F.Sc. students have passed out from this dept. and they are well placed in various prestigious organizations. Many students have received inspire fellowships, ICAR junior/senior fellowships and University Merit Schlorships.Now the Dept.is well equipped with all shorts sophisticated equipments to carry out advance research in fish disease diagnosis.

    a. Education: The Department Aquatic Animal Health has been offering the UG courses related to aquatic animal health to the four year BFSc degree programe. The Department is also offering PG and Ph D programmes in the specialized area of aquatic animal health.

    b. Research: Conducting field oriented research through external funded research projects, post graduate students as well as pursuing research for academic interest. The out puts of the research are being reflected through publications in the high standard journals of National and International Repute.

    c. Extension: The teaching staffs of the Department have a regular interaction with the farmers through various trainings, workshops, etc and the feed-backs are reciprocated by the fisher folks. d. Other activities: Besides the above, the teachers are also involved with additional duties like Library maintenance, Maintenance of the Guest house, Auditorium, Purchase of various items of the department etc.

  • Faculty Member

    Faculty: Faculty of Fishery Sciences
    Head of the Department. : 

    DR. JAWAHAR ABRAHAM. T

    Qualification : M.F.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Professor
    Email : abrahamtj1@gmail.com
    Phone : 9433326219

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 99
    INTERNATIONAL: 29
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 24
    MANUAL: 2
    OTHERS: 0

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 19
    CURRENT: 6

    DR. GADADHAR DASH

    Qualification : M.F.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Professor
    Email : dashgadadhar@gmail.com
    Phone: 9433326219

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 65
    INTERNATIONAL: 12
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 50
    MANUAL: 4
    OTHERS: 0

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 20
    CURRENT: 4

  • Course

    Course offered:

    Undergraduate Programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    DM–111 FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY 2+2
    AAH 323 Fishery microbiology 1+1
    AAH-312 Fish diseases and Management 2+2
    Post-graduate programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    AAH-502 Parasitic diseases of finfish& shellfish 2+1
    AAH-503 Health Management in Aquaculture 2+1
    AAH-504 Systemic Fish Pathology 2+1
    AAH-508 Clinical pathology 1+1
    AAH 501 Viral and bacterial diseases of finfish and shellfish 2+1
    AAH 505 Fish immunology 2+1
    AAH 506 Microbiological techniques 1+1
    AAH 501 Diagnostic techniques 1+1
    Ph D
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    AAH 601 Fish and shellfish virology 2+1
    AAH 607 Public health microbiology and epidemiology 2+1
    AAH 602 Advances in parasitology 2+1
    AAH 603 Molecular mechanisms in disease process 2+1
    AAH 605 Fish Pharmacology 2+1

    * Compulsory for Master’s programme; ** Compulsory for Doctoral programme

  • Project Completed / ongoing

    Ongoing
    Sl.No. Title Name of PI Period Funding Agency Budget (Rs. in lakhs)
    1 Niche Area of Excellence Programme on Surveillance of Diseases of Aquacultured Finfish and Shellfish and Development of Disease Management Strategies Dr. Jawahar Abraham. T 2012-2016 ICAR, New Delhi 488.970
    2 Development of Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases in West Bengal in collaboration with National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR),ICAR, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,(National Co-ordinator) 2013-2018 NFDB, Hyderabad 76.430

     

    Completed
    Sl.No. Title Name of PI Period Funding Agency Budget (Rs. in lakhs)
    1 National Agricultural Technology Project on Shrimp and Fish Health Management Dr. Jawahar Abraham. T 1999-2004 ICAR, New Delhi 21.493
    2 Use of Probiotics in Freshwater Aquariculture Dr. Jawahar Abraham. T 2001-2003 ICAR, New Delhi 12.820
    3 Design and Development of Responsible Trawl for Upper East Coast of India Dr. Jawahar Abraham. T 2004-2007 ICAR, New Delhi 11.688
    4 Elucidation of food safety issues related to fish borne parasites with zoonotic potential in aquaculture produce 2003-2006 ICAR, New Delhi 8.881
    5 Disease issues and health management in aquaculture systems 2015-2015 NFDB, Hyderabad 1.050
  • Research Findings

    Project Research Findings
    Niche Area of Excellence Programme on Surveillance of Diseases of Aquacultured Finfish and Shellfish and Development of Disease Management Strategies
    • Created facilities for fish disease diagnosis
    • Created a database on diseases of freshwater and brackish water fish of West Bengal
    • Documented the pathology of carp and catfish diseases
    • Documented the pathophysiology of carps
    • Documented the status on emerging finfish and shellfish diseases
    • Identified the suitable stress indicators in carps and catfish
    • Identified the potential growth indicators in carps and catfish
    • Immune markers for the selection of disease resistant carps stocks
    • Probiotics and immunomodulators for carps
    • Developed skilled human resources
    • Molecular characterization of Myxobolus spp.
    • Molecular characterization of Thelohanellus spp.
    • Molecular characterization Argulus spp.
    • Reported a new disease, Flectobacillosis in Labeo rohita
    • Reported the incidence of cyprinid herpus virus 2 disease in Carasius auratus and validated by the National referral laboratories
    • Reported the incidence of cyprinid herpus virus 3 disease in Carasius auratus and the finding is yet to be validated by the National referral laboratories
    • Reported the incidence of lymphocystis viral disease in Anabas testudineus, confirmed by histopathology /shrimp (acidosis, alkalosis, high algal bloom, asphyxiation etc.
    Development of Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases in West Bengal in collaboration with National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR),ICAR, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,(National Co-ordinator) Some of the major fish diseases which have been identified in West Bengal during the surveys undertaken by the project are:

    • Bacterial – Motile Aeromonas Septicaemia, Edwardsiellosis and Vibriosis;
    • Viral – White Spot Syndrome Virus in shrimp;
    • Parasitic – Myxoboliosis, Thellohanelosis, Argulosis, Dactylogyrosis, Lernaeasis, Trichodiniasis, Leeches etc.
    • Other types – Nutritional health hazards (muscle cramp in shrimp, softshellness in shrimp, stunted growth, scoliosis, weight loss etc. and environmentally induced diseases in fishes/shrimp (acidosis, alkalosis, high algal bloom, asphyxiation etc.
    National Agricultural Technology Project on Shrimp and Fish Health Management
    Use of Probiotics in Freshwater Aquariculture
    Design and Development of Responsible Trawl for Upper East Coast of India
    Elucidation of food safety issues related to fish borne parasites with zoonotic potential in aquaculture produce
    Disease issues and health management in aquaculture systems