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Ongoing Research Projects 2020

(Updated till Dec 2020)

Sl. No. Project Title Funding Agency Project Team
Crustacean Culture Division
Institute Funded Projects
1. Breeding biology, reproductive challenges and larviculture of candidate crustacean species  of brackishwater aquaculture ICAR

PI: Dr. C.P. Balasubramanian

Co-PIs:Dr. M. Jayanthi, Dr. A. Panigrahi, Dr. S. Kannappan, Dr. P. Nila Rekha, Dr. K.P. Kumaraguru Vasagam, Dr. P. Shyne Anand,Ms. L. Christina, Dr. T.N. Vinay,  Dr. N.S. Sudheer, Shri Jose Antony, Shri R. Aravind, Shri I.F. Biju

2. Novel approaches for technology refinement and upscaling of diversified systems and species of shrimp for sustainable development ICAR  

PI: Dr. A. Panigrahi

Co-PIs: Dr. M. Jayanthi, Dr. C.P. Balasubramanian, Dr. P. Nila Rekha, Dr. S. Kannappan, Dr. K.P. Kumaraguru Vasagam, Dr. P. Shyne Anand,

Ms. L. Christina, Shri R. Aravind, Shri Jose Antony, Dr. N.S. Sudheer, Shri I.F. Biju, Dr. T.N. Vinay, Dr. K. Ambasankar, Dr. R. Geetha, Dr. T.K. Ghoshal, Dr. M. Kumaran, Dr. P. Ezhil Praveena, Dr. Sanjoy Das, Dr. Suvana Sukumaran, Shri Pankaj Amrut Patil

Dr. S. Sivagnanam, Shri S. Rajamanickam,

3. Technological backstopping and promotion of sustainable aquaculture in west coast with particular reference to the state Gujarat ICAR PI: Shri Jose Antony

 

Co-PIs:

Shri Pankaj Amrut Patil

Dr. M. Kailasam, Dr. C.P. Balasubramanian,

Shri Tanveer Hussain, Dr. P. Mahalakshmi, Dr. R. Saraswathy, Dr. K. Ambasankar

Externally Funded Projects
4. Mapping of coastal resources and identifying suitable areas for expanding Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) in Maharashtra IMTA Maharashtra PI: Dr. M. Jayanthi

Co-PIs:

Dr. C.P. Balasubramanian

Dr. M. Muralidhar, Dr. K.P. Kumaraguru Vasagam, Dr. P. Kumararaja, Shri Pankaj Amrut Patil

5. Coastal watershed based surface and subsurface salinity mapping and modelling of Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts, Tamil Nadu for sustainable aquaculture NABARD PI: Dr. P. Nila Rekha

Co-PIs:

Dr. C.P. Balasubramanian

6. Identifying suitable brackishwater lands for increasing aquaculture area in the coastal states of India with reference to environmental conditions and regulation using multi criteria decision support system ICAR PI: Dr. M. Jayanthi

Co-PIs:

Co-PIs:

Dr. M. Muralidhar, Shri J. Ashok Kumar, Dr. R. Saraswathy

7. Resource mapping of brackishwater aquaculture in Tamil Nadu Dept. of Fisheries, Tamil Nadu PI: Dr. M. Jayanthi

Co-PIs:

Dr. M. Muralidhar, Shri J. Ashok Kumar, Dr. M. Kailasam, Dr. K. Sandeep

Finfish Culture Division
Institute Funded Projects
8. Application of improved techniques for captive maturation, assessment of reproductive biology, system development of induced breeding, larval rearing and seed production of brackishwater candidate finfish species ICAR PI: Dr. M. Kailasam

Co-PIs:

Dr. M. Makesh,

Dr. K.P. Kumaraguru Vasagam, Dr. T. Senthil Murugan,

Dr. Krishna Sukumaran,

Dr. G. Biswas,

Dr. Prem Kumar, Dr. Aritra Bera, Smt. Babita Mandal, Smt. M.U. Rekha, Shri Pankaj Amrut Patil, Shri Tanveer Hussain, Shri Dani Thomas, Shri T. Sivaramakrishnan, Dr. P. Kumararaja, Dr. Neethu, K.C., Shri R. Subburaj

9. Development and evaluation of novel culture technologies for candidate brackishwater finfishes for sustainable aquaculture. ICAR PI: Dr. M. Makesh

Co-PIs:

Dr. M. Kailasam, Dr. T. Senthil Murugan,

Dr. Krishna Sukumaran,

Dr. G. Biswas,

Dr. Prem Kumar, Dr. Aritra Bera,

Smt. Babita Mandal,

Smt. M.U. Rekha,

Shri Tanveer Hussain,

Shri Dani Thomas,

Shri Pankaj Amrut Patil ,
Dr. P. Kumararaja, Dr. Neethu, K.C.,

Shri R. Subburaj

Externally Funded Projects
10. Development of brackishwater aquaculture through optimisation of captive breeding protocols of potential and emerging ornamental fish species, technology transfer and livelihood generation ICAR PI: Dr. M. Kailasam

Co-PIs:

Dr.M.Makesh

Dr. K.P. Kumaraguru Vasagam

Dr. T. Senthil Murugan,

Dr. Krishna Sukumaran,

Dr. G. Biswas, Dr. Prem Kumar, Dr. Aritra Bera,

Smt. Babita Mandal, Smt. M.U. Rekha, Shri Dani Thomas, Shri Tanveer Hussain

Aquatic Animal Health and Environmental Division
Institute Funded Projects
11. Prevention and management strategies for viral, microbial and parasitic diseases of candidate species in brackishwater ecosystem ICAR PI: Dr. S. V. Alavandi

Co-PIs:

Dr. K.K. Vijayan,

Dr. K.P. Jithendran,

Dr. M. Poornima, Dr. P.K. Patil,

Dr. S. K. Otta, Dr. Sanjoy Das,

Dr. P. Ezhil Praveena,

Dr. R. Ananda Raja,

Dr. Sujeet Kumar,

Dr. T. Bhuvaneswari,

Dr. Vidya Rajendran,

Shri T. Sathish Kumar, Shri Mary Lini,

Shri Joseph Sahaya Rajan

Associates from other division

Dr. M. Makesh, Dr. P. Shyne Anand,

Smt. Leesa Priyadarsani, Dr. Satheesha Avunje, Dr. B. Sivamani, Dr. T.N. Vinay, Ms.Misha Soman

12. Abiotic stress management for enhanced productivity and environmentally sustainable

shrimp farming

ICAR PI: Dr. M. Muralidhar

CoPIs:

Dr. R. Saraswathy, Dr. P. Kumararaja, Dr. Satheesha Avunje,

Dr. Suvana Sukumaran ,

Dr. A. Nagavel,

Scientists from other division

Dr. M. Jayanthi, Dr. J. Syama Dayal

Externally Funded Projects
13. National surveillance programme for aquatic animal diseases NFDB PI: Dr. S. V. Alavandi

Co-PIs:

Dr. K.K. Vijayan,

Dr. K.P. Jithendran,

Dr. M. Poornima, Dr. S.K. Otta, Dr. Sanjoy Das,

Dr. Sujeet Kumar,

Dr. P. Ezhil Praveena,

Dr. T. Bhuvaneswari,

Dr. R. Ananda Raja,

Shri T. Sathish Kumar,

Dr. Vidya Rajendran

Dr. Joseph Sahayarajan

14. All India network on fish health ICAR National Coordinator: Dr. K.K. Vijayan

Project Coordinator & PI: Dr. P.K. Patil

Co-PIs:

Dr. S.V. Alavandi, Dr. S.K. Otta, Dr. R. Ananda Raja, Dr. T. Bhuvaneswari, Dr. Satheesha Avunje, Dr. R. Saraswathy, Dr. P. Kumararaja, Dr. E. Praveena,

Dr. T. Ravisankar, Shri J. Ashok Kumar Dr. R. Geetha

15. Consortium research platform on vaccines and diagnostics ICAR Project Coordinator:

Dr. M. Makesh

a. Development of RNAi –mediated prophylaxis and therapy of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV)

 

PI: Dr. S.K. Otta

Co-PIs:

Dr. S.V. Alavandi, Dr. M. Makesh

b. Development of vaccine for betanoda virus infecting seabass, Lates calcarifer

 

PI: Dr. M. Makesh

Co-PIs:

Dr. M. Poornima,

Dr. K.P. Jithendran,

Dr. P.K. Patil, Dr. Sujeet Kumar

c. Development of probiotics and immunostimulants for shrimp PI: Dr. P.K. Patil

Co-PIs:

Dr. S.V. Alavandi,

Dr. Satheesha Avunje,

Dr. T. Bhuvaneswari,

Dr. R. Ananda Raja

d. Development of improved diagnostics to existing and emerging pathogens of shrimp and fish PI: Dr. M. Makesh

Co-PIs:

Dr. S.V. Alavandi,

Dr. P. Ezhil Praveena,

Dr. M. Poornima,

Dr. S.K. Otta,

Shri T. Sathish Kumar,

Dr. Vidya Rajendran

Dr. Joseph Sahaya Rajan

e. Development of prophylactic strategies for the control of Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) PI: Mr. T. Sathish Kumar

Co-PI:

Dr. Joseph Sahaya Rajan

f. Development of diagnostics for differentiation and quantification of pathogenic Vibrio harveyi clade species PI: Dr. Sujeet Kumar

Co-PI:

Mr. T. Sathish Kumar

Dr. Joseph Sahaya Rajan

16. Network project on antimicrobial resistance ICAR PI: Dr. S.K. Otta

Co-PIs:

Dr. Satheesha Avunje,

Dr. Vidya Rajendran

17. National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)- Developing sustainable adaptive and  mitigation strategies for climate smart aquaculture ICAR PI: Dr. M. Muralidhar

Co-PIs:

Dr. M. Jayanthi ,

Dr. J. Syama Dayal,

Dr. A. Panigrahi, Dr. M. Kumaran,

Dr. R. Saraswathy, Dr. S.K. Otta,

Shri J. Ashok Kumar, Dr. P. Kumararaja,

Dr. Aritra Bera,

Dr. Satheesha Avunje, Dr T Sathish Kumar,

Dr. Suvana Sukumaran , Dr Jose Antony,

Dr. A. Nagavel

18. Impact assessment of aquaculture on agriculture, coconut gardens and drinking water in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh with specific reference to salinization Dept. of Fisheries, Andhra Pradesh PI: Dr. M. Muralidhar

Co-PIs:

Dr. P. Nila Rekha

Dr. R. Saraswathy,

Dr. P. Kumararaja,

Dr. A. Nagavel

Nutrition, Genetics & Biotechnology Division
 

Institute Funded Projects

19. Application of advanced molecular and bioinformatic tools for improvement of  brackishwater fish and shell fish ICAR PI: Dr. M. Shashi Shekhar

Co-PIs:

Dr.K.K. Vijayan,

Dr. Sherly Tomy, Shri J. Ashok Kumar

Dr. K. Vinaya Kumar,

Dr. B. Sivamani,

Dr. J. Raymond Jani Angel ,

Ms. Misha Soman

20. Novel approaches for development and

improvement of sustainable shrimp and

fish feeds

ICAR PI: Dr. K. Ambasankar

Co-PIs:

Dr. J. Syama Dayal,

Dr. T.K. Ghoshal,

Dr. Debasis De,

Dr. K.P. Kumaraguru vasagam,

Shri K.P. Sandeep,

Shri T. Sivaramakrishnan

Dr. Sherly Tomy

Dr. B. Sivamani

 

Externally Funded Projects

21. Outreach activity on fish feeds and nutrient profiling of brackishwater fish and shrimp ICAR PI: Dr. K. Ambasankar

Co-PIs:

Dr. J. Syama Dayal,

Dr. T.K. Ghoshal,

Dr. Debasis De, Shri K.P. Sandeep,

Shri T. Sivaramakrishnan

22. Genomic resources for augmentation of economic traits in Indian white shrimp and whole genome sequencing of brackishwater aquaculture candidate species ICAR PI: Dr. M. Shashi Shekhar

Co-PIs:

Shri J. Ashok Kumar,

Dr. K. Vinaya Kumar,

Dr. J. Raymond Jani Angel

Dr. M. Kailasam

Dr. Krishna Sukumaran

23. Investigations on dietary alterations in shrimp for abiotic stress using nutrigenomics approach ICAR PI: Shri J. Ashok Kumar

Co-PIs:

Dr. J. Syama Dayal,

Dr. M. Shashi Shekhar

Dr. K. Vinaya Kumar

Dr. K.P. Sandeep

Dr. M. Grover

 

Social Sciences Division
 

Institute Funded Projects

24. Research on socio-economics, frontline extension and information technology for sustainable brackishwater aquaculture sector ICAR PI: Dr. C.V. Sairam

Co-PIs:

Dr. T. Ravisankar

Dr. B. Shanthi

Dr. D. Deboral Vimala

Dr. M. Kumaran

Dr. P. Mahalakshmi

Dr. R. Geetha

 

Externally Funded Projects

25. Brackishwater cage culture with multi-trophic candidate species diverse rearing systems for alternate livelihood and societal development in Maharashtra Mangrove cell Maharashtra PI: Dr. C.V. Sairam

Co-PIs:

Dr. M. Kailasam

Dr. C.P. Balasubramanian

Dr. Pankaj Amrut Patil

Shri Tanveer Hussain

Shri K.P. Sandeep

26. Cage culture in brackishwaters of Puducherry and Karaikal regions of Puducherry Union Territory A – feasibility study FIMSUL PI:  Dr. M. Kumaran

Co-PIs:

Dr.M. Jayanthi

Dr. D. Deboral Vimala

Dr. C.V. Sairam

Dr. M. Muralidhar

Dr. K.P. Kumaraguru Vasagam

Smt. Babita Mandel

Shri R. Subburaj

27. Knowledge and Economic Empowerment of women, tribal and their families in coastal villages of Tamil Nadu through adoption of brackishwater aquaculture and allied technologies integrated with societal development programmes

 

CPCL PI : Dr. B. Shanthi

Co-PI : Dr. C.V. Sairam

 

28. Sustainable livelihood models for resource poor fish farmers/fisher folks in Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu for doubling their income CPCL PI : Dr. D. Deboral Vimala

Co-PI :

Dr.C.V.Sairam

Dr. M.Kumaran

Dr. K.P. Kumaraguru Vasagam Dr.P.Nila Rekha, Dr.P.Mahalakshmi

29. Development and Validation of Smart Aquaculture Model (SAM): Application of ICT and Data analytics for sustainable shrimp aquaculture NASF PI : Dr. M. Kumaran

Co-PI :

Dr. M. Muralidhar, Dr. D. Deboral Vimala Dr. K. Ambasankar, Dr. P. Mahalakshmi, Shri J. Ashok Kumar,

Dr.T. Sathish Kumar, Shri Jose Antony

Shri S. Nagarajan

 

Kakdwip Research Centre

 

Institute Funded Projects

30. Development and dissemination of economically viable and sustainable brackishwater aquaculture technologies for livelihood improvement of small and marginal farmers of Indian Sundarban ICAR PI:  Dr. Debasis De

Co-PIs:

Dr. T. K. Ghoshal

Dr. Sanjoy Das,

Dr. G. Biswas,

Dr. Prem Kumar, Ms. L. Christina,

Smt. Babita Mandal

Externally Funded Projects
31. Elucidation of molecular mechanism of

dopamine action on final oocyte maturation of Goldspot mullet (Lisa parzia, Hamilton, 1822)

DBT PI:  Dr. Prem Kumar

Co-PIs:

Dr. G. Biswas, Dr.T.K. Ghoshal

Other Projects
32. Agri-Business Incubation centre (ABI) at CIBA, Chennai NAIF –

ICAR

PI: Dr. P.K.Patil

Co-PI :

Dr. K.P. Kumaraguru vasagam, FCD

Dr. T. Ravisankar, SSD

Divisional Members

Dr. R. Geetha,  SSD

Dr. T.N.Vinay, CCD

Dr. J. Raymond Jani Angel, NGBD (Genetics)

Dr. K.P. Sandeep, NGBD (Nutrition)

Shri Dani Thomas, FCD

 

33. Intellectual property Management and Transfer/ Commercialization of Agricultural Technology Scheme (Up-scaling of existing components i.e. Intellectual property Right (IPR) NAIF –

ICAR

Dr. P.K. Patil, OIC

 

Divisional Members

Dr.K.P.Kumaraguru vasagam, FCD

Dr. T. Ravisankar, SSD

Divisional Members

Dr. R. Geetha,  SSD

Dr. T.N.Vinay, CCD

Dr. J. Raymond Jani Angel, NGBD (Genetics)

Dr. K.P. Sandeep, NGBD (Nutrition)

Shri Dani Thomas, FCD