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HRD Cell

The mandate of HRD Cell

  • To assess the training needs of the staff and nominate them to various training programs
  • To liaise with academic institutes to serve as a study center for a doctoral degree program.
  • To liaise with HRM unit of ICAR for reporting and for implementing initiatives of HRM unit.
  • To coordinate the registration of faculty and research scholars for a doctoral degree program.

Ph.D. Programme

Institute encourages high quality research leading to Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Students qualified in ICAR-NET, CSIR-UGC NET, DBT-JRF, INSPIRE and other National level exams are encouraged to do Ph.D. in subject matter related to brackishwater Aquaculture. ICAR-CIBA is a recognized research centre for pursuing Ph.D. with the following universities. 

  1. University of Madras, Chennai.
  2. Anna University, Chennai.
  3. Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Nagapattinam.

Project assistantships
Post-Graduate students interested in doing research can apply for the position of Project Assistants, Junior and Senior Research Fellows in different time bound projects. The advertisements for suitable positions are announced from time to time on our web-site and walk-in or online interviews are held on scheduled dates. Interested candidates may apply and upload their CVs for placement in response to the advertisement.

Project work

Post graduate students who have registered for their master’s degree in any of the UGC recognized universities can do six months project work at the Institute in the field of brackishwater aquaculture. Limited bench space is available for undertaking project work as a part of post-graduate degree in selected subject matter areas. The students will be charged a bench of Rs. 45,000/- for project work of up to 6 months duration.

Recommendation letter from HoD/Principal and CV may be sent to the Director, CIBA (Chennai) at least two months in advance.

Areas: Finfish culture, Crustacean culture, Fish nutrition and feed management, Fish health management, Environment management, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Economics & Extension.


Under-graduate and post-graduate students willing to do internship in any of the areas mentioned above may apply to the Director, CIBA, along with their CV and a recommendation letter from HoD/Principal. Limited bench space is available for undertaking internship. A bench fee of Rs. 20,000/- is applicable for internship up to one month and Rs. 35,000/- for period exceeding one month and up to three months.


Number of research scholars working in various research projects: 45
Number of research scholars pursuing Ph.D.: 15

Ph. D. Completed Scholars List

S.No Name of the Student Thesis Title Supervisor & Guide Year of Award
1 Ms. Sreekakula A Kathyayani Effect of adaptogens on shrimp resilience to a combination of environmental stressors Dr. M. Muralidhar 28.04.2021
2 Mr. P. R.Anand Development and validation of technology information communication modules as mobile application for sustainable shrimp aquaculture Dr. M.Kumaran 24.03.2021
3 Mr. C. Saravana Kumar Enrichment, Isolation and Characterization of Sulfur Oxidizing Bacteria with special reference to Beggiatoa species from Brackish water Ecosystems Dr. S.V.Alavandi 13.07.2020
4 Mr. S. Satheesh Kumar Viability and Transmission of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in shrimp Aquaculture Dr. S. V. Alavandi, 26.2.2020
5 Mr. S. Nandakumar Replacement of fishmeal with alternate protein sources in the diet of Asian Seabass, Lates calcarifer Dr. K. Ambasankar 10.2.2020
6 Mr. R. Subburaj Studies on Captive Breeding and Quality assessment of Eggs in Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) through Blastomere morphology, Morphometric, Biochemical Parameters and Immune Gene Expression Dr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu 1.11.2019
7 Mr. Prudhvi madhu babu Comparative Study in Relation to Dietary Formulations on Digestive Enzymes in Brackishwater Fishes With Different Food Habits. Dr.J.Syama Dayal 24.9.2019
8 Ms. V. Chitra Role of pond soil fertility and water salinity on essential mineral availability in coastal shrimp farming. Dr. M. Muralidhar 19.9.2019
9 Mr. M. Vasanth Studies on Greenhouse Gases Emission from Coastal Aquaculture Systems Dr. M. Muralidhar 18.9.2019
10 Ms. D. Thulasi Studies on sulfate – reducing bacteria sulfide toxicity and bioremediation in shrimp culture pond sediment. Dr. R.Saraswathy 2.4.2019
11 Mr.S.Sivakumar Development of cell culture system from crustacean and insect cell lines and adaptation of white spot syndrome virus Dr. N.Kalaimani 22.10.2018
12 Mr.Sujeet Kumar Quorum sensing and virulence mechanism in vibrio and clostridium species Dr. K.Viswas 24.2.2018
13 Mr. R.Jannathulla Nutrient utilization of fermented plant protein sources in the diet of shrimp Dr. J. Syama Dayal 7.2.2018
14 Ms. A.Gomathi Studies on sequential pathogenesis and immune express analysis of WSSV infection in Penaeus monodon Dr. Shashi Shekhar 7.9.2017
15 Mr. S.Elangeshwaran Reproductive biology of Cobia Rachycentron canadum around Chennai coast Dr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu 30.5.2017
16 Mr. R.Vijayakumar Identification and immunoproteomic analysis of outer membrane proteins (OMPS) of Vibrio anguillarum as potential vaccine candidates Dr.T.C.Santiago 21.4.2017
17 Ms. R. Jancy Merlin Steroid mediated oocyte maturation and vitellogenesis in giant tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon Dr. C. P. Balasubramanian 10.2.2017
18 Mr. S. Syed Raffic Ali Effect of dietary prebiotics on health and growth of Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer Dr. K. Ambasankar 8.2.2017
19 Mr. S. Thiyagarajan Isolation and characterization of lytic bacteriophages of Vibrio harveyi and their evaluation as biocontrol agent of luminescent bacterial disease of Penaeus monodon larvae Dr. S. V. Alavandi 8.12.2016
20 Mr. R. Gangadharan Geomatic approach for assessment of coastal ecosystem in and around shrimp farming area Dr. P. Nila Rekha 20.10.2016
21 Ms. M. Madhavi Studies on the reproductive biology of spotted scat Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766) Dr. M. Kailasam 04.11.2015
22 Mr. S. Venu Studies on the efficacy of viral vaccines against Nodavirus on the rearing of Asian Seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) Dr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu 28.09.2015
23 Mr. R. Rajendran Effect of fibrolytic enzymes in improving the nutrient utilization of alternate carbohydrate sources in the diet of tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1794) Dr. K. Ambasankar 23.09.2015
24 Mr. D. Ramesh Kumar Development of antiviral gene therapy for Monodon Baculovirus (MBV) using dsRNA and polyelectrolyte nanocapsule delivery system in Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) post larvae Dr. T. C. Santiago 09.09.2015
25 Mr. J. Shanmugakarthik Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms and expression profiling of immune-related genes in white spot disease challenged Penaeus monodon Dr. G. Gopikrishna 08.07.2015
26 Ms. J. Kiruthika Identification and characterization of differentially expressed genes in response to salinity stress in shrimp Penaeus monodon Dr. M. S. Shekhar 26.05.2015
27 Mr. K. Sivakumar Efficacy of marine algae against Quorum sensing bioluminescence causing Vibrio harveyi Dr. S. Kannappan 25.05.2015
28 Mr. D. L. Mohanlal Molecular basis of vitellogenesis in black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) Dr. C. P. Balasubramanian 16.03.2015
29 Mr. S. Ramakrishnan Cloning, expression and characterization of azurin and chitinase genes from Vibrio alginolyticus Dr. T. C. Santiago 09.01.2015
30 Mr. R. Singaravel Molecular and virulence characterization of Salmonella typhi from brackishwater ecosystems of India Dr. T. C. Santiago 29.12.2014
31 Mr. H. Imran Khan Studies on the fishmeal and fish oil replacement in the presence of lysolecithin in the diet of tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon Dr. J. Syama Dayal 26.11.2014
32 Mr. J. Joseph Sahaya Rajan Molecular and pathogenic characterization of Escherichia coli isolated from brackishwater environment Dr. T. C. Santiago 11.09.2014
33 Mr. N. Dineshkumar Diversity of Nitrifying and Denitrifying Prokaryotes in Brackishwater Ecosystems of India Dr. S. V. Alavandi 27.08.2014
34 Mr. V. Kathiravan Examination of Bacterial Diversity Implicated in Bioremediation of Aquatic Metabolites Using Molecular Techniques Dr. K. K. Krishnani 08.10.2013
35 Mr. M. Dillikumar Studies on immunomodulatory effect of recombinant MrNV capsid protein and differential gene expression in immunomodulated prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii Dr. M. S. Shekhar 25.07.2013
36 Mr. M. Rajamohamed Kalanjiam Exploring novel ingredients and investigations on the role of exogenous enzymes in maximizing the use of alternate plant protein sources in the diet of tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon Dr. J. Syama Dayal 07.06.2013
37 Ms. N. Kavitha Geographical Information System (GIS) based Multi Criteria Decision Support System for Sustainable Aquaculture Development – A Case Study of South East Coast of India Dr. M. Jayanthi 03.05.2013
38 Ms. B. Chrisolite Molecular Typing, Virulence Factors and Pathogenicity of Vibrio harveyi from Penaeus monodon hatcheries Dr. S. V. Alavandi 08.01.2013
39 Mr. M. Alagappan Studies on designing and evaluation of an expert system on shrimp aquaculture and its effectiveness in knowledge dissemination Dr. M. Kumaran 19.06.2012
40 Mr. E. C. Abhilash Bacteria of public health importance in farmed shrimp and marketed seafood with special reference to Vibrio vulnificus Dr. S. V. Alavandi 18.06.2012
41 Mr. Abey Varampath Abraham Studies on heavy metal ingress and removal in shrimp farming environment Dr. M. Muralidhar 05.03.2012
42 Mr. Gusheinzed Waikhom Reproductive performance and genetic diversity of different stocks of wild and captive reared banana shrimp, Fenneropenaeus merguiensis (DE MAN, 1888) Dr. S. M. Pillai 05.01.2012
43 Mr. S. Raja Studies on adoption and efficiency of standard operating procedures in seed production of Tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) Dr. M. Kumaran 08.09.2011
44 Mr. V. Rajaram Studies on the utilization of plant protein sources in the diet of Black Tiger Shrimp Penaeus monodon with emphasis on protein metabolism Dr. S. Ahamad Ali 09.08.2011
45 Mr. T. D. Babu Investigations on Loose Shell Syndrome in Farmed Black Tiger Shrimp, Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) in India: Putative Aetiological Agent Dr. S. V. Alavandi 14.07.2011
46 Mr. K. Aravindan Molecular cloning, expression and immunological characterization of Penaeus monodon allergenic proteins Dr. T. C. Santiago 06.07.2011
47 Mr. N. Chakravarthy Identification, cloning, expression and characterization of CuZnSOD from Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) and its effect on Vibrio anguillarum infection Dr. N. Kalaimani 27.06.2011
48 Mr. P. Stalin Studies on the development of digestive system in larval stages of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) Dr. M. Kailasam 04.05.2011
49 Ms. K. Anuradha Studies on the effect of some important environmental parameters on the Asian Seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch) fry Dr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu 04.01.2011
50 Ms. M. Sanjuktha Investigation on the RNA interference in White Spot Syndrome Virus multiplication in Penaeus monodon  (Fabricius, 1798) Dr. T. C. Santiago 03.11.2010
51 Ms. M. Meenakshi Growth and reproductive physiology of wild and domesticated banana shrimp, Fenneropenaeus merguiensis (De Man, 1888) Dr. S. M. Pillai 12.01.2010
52 Mr. S. Jagan Mohan Studies on the growth, biochemical constituents and reproductive performance of the domesticated Kuruma shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus Bate (1888) Dr. P. Ravichandran 10.10.2008
53 Mr. V. Mohan Raj Effect of heavy metals cadmium and mercury on the eco physiology of Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch) Dr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu 01.09.2008
54 Mr. S. Paulpandi Studies on the Development and Evaluation of Bacterial Cell Wall based Immunostimulant on Growth, Survival and Resistance of Tiger Shrimp, Penaeus monodon Dr. C. Gopal 17.11.2007
55 Mr. V. Thillai Sekar Molecular characterization of the virulent factors of Vibrio harveyi and Enterobacter cloacae, pathogenic to the Indian grey mullet Mugil cephalus Dr. T. C. Santiago 12.07.2007
56 Mr. V. Stalin Raj Morphological and molecular studies on white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and monodon baculovirus (MBV) affecting farmed Penaeus monodon from the south east coast of India Dr. K. K. Vijayan 16.03.2007
57 Ms. V. Parimala Studies on the removal of Nitrogenous Toxicants, Heavy Metals and Pesticides from Coastal Water Dr. K. K. Krishnani 01.07.2006