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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

List of students/faculty awarded Ph.D. degree

S.NoName of the StudentThesis TitleSupervisor & GuideYear of Award
1Mr. Binesh, C.P.Betanodavirus in Fishes: Molecular surveillance, phylogenetics and development of a diagnostic assayDr. K. P. Jithendran30.09.2021
2Ms. Sreekakula A KathyayaniEffect of adaptogens on shrimp resilience to a combination of environmental stressorsDr. M. Muralidhar28.04.2021
3Mr. P. R.AnandDevelopment and validation of technology information communication modules as mobile application for sustainable shrimp aquacultureDr. M.Kumaran24.03.2021
4Mr. C. Saravana KumarEnrichment, Isolation and Characterization of Sulfur Oxidizing Bacteria with special reference to Beggiatoa species from Brackish water EcosystemsDr. S.V.Alavandi13.07.2020
5Mr. S. Satheesh KumarViability and Transmission of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in shrimp AquacultureDr. S. V. Alavandi,26.2.2020
6Mr. S. NandakumarReplacement of fishmeal with alternate protein sources in the diet of Asian Seabass, Lates calcariferDr. K. Ambasankar10.2.2020
7Mr. R. SubburajStudies on Captive Breeding and Quality assessment of Eggs in Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) through Blastomere morphology, Morphometric, Biochemical Parameters and Immune Gene ExpressionDr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu1.11.2019
8Mr. Prudhvi madhu babuComparative Study in Relation to Dietary Formulations on Digestive Enzymes in Brackishwater Fishes With Different Food Habits.Dr.J.Syama Dayal24.9.2019
9Ms. V. ChitraRole of pond soil fertility and water salinity on essential mineral availability in coastal shrimp farming.Dr. M. Muralidhar19.9.2019
10Mr. M. VasanthStudies on Greenhouse Gases Emission from Coastal Aquaculture SystemsDr. M. Muralidhar18.9.2019
11Ms. D. ThulasiStudies on sulfate - reducing bacteria sulfide toxicity and bioremediation in shrimp culture pond sediment.Dr. R.Saraswathy2.4.2019
12Mr.S.SivakumarDevelopment of cell culture system from crustacean and insect cell lines and adaptation of white spot syndrome virusDr. N.Kalaimani22.10.2018
13Mr.Sujeet KumarQuorum sensing and virulence mechanism in vibrio and clostridium speciesDr. K.Viswas24.2.2018
14Mr. R.JannathullaNutrient utilization of fermented plant protein sources in the diet of shrimpDr. J. Syama Dayal7.2.2018
15Ms. A.GomathiStudies on sequential pathogenesis and immune express analysis of WSSV infection in Penaeus monodonDr. Shashi Shekhar7.9.2017
16Mr. S.ElangeshwaranReproductive biology of Cobia Rachycentron canadum around Chennai coastDr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu30.5.2017
17Mr. R.VijayakumarIdentification and immunoproteomic analysis of outer membrane proteins (OMPS) of Vibrio anguillarum as potential vaccine candidatesDr.T.C.Santiago21.4.2017
18Ms. R. Jancy MerlinSteroid mediated oocyte maturation and vitellogenesis in giant tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodonDr. C. P. Balasubramanian10.2.2017
19Mr. S. Syed Raffic AliEffect of dietary prebiotics on health and growth of Asian seabass, Lates calcariferDr. K. Ambasankar8.2.2017
20Mr. S. ThiyagarajanIsolation and characterization of lytic bacteriophages of Vibrio harveyi and their evaluation as biocontrol agent of luminescent bacterial disease of Penaeus monodon larvaeDr. S. V. Alavandi8.12.2016
21Mr. R. GangadharanGeomatic approach for assessment of coastal ecosystem in and around shrimp farming areaDr. P. Nila Rekha20.10.2016
22Ms. M. MadhaviStudies on the reproductive biology of spotted scat Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)Dr. M. Kailasam04.11.2015
23Mr. S. VenuStudies on the efficacy of viral vaccines against Nodavirus on the rearing of Asian Seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790)Dr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu28.09.2015
24Mr. R. RajendranEffect of fibrolytic enzymes in improving the nutrient utilization of alternate carbohydrate sources in the diet of tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1794)Dr. K. Ambasankar23.09.2015
25Mr. D. Ramesh KumarDevelopment of antiviral gene therapy for Monodon Baculovirus (MBV) using dsRNA and polyelectrolyte nanocapsule delivery system in Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) post larvaeDr. T. C. Santiago09.09.2015
26Mr. J. ShanmugakarthikIdentification of single nucleotide polymorphisms and expression profiling of immune-related genes in white spot disease challenged Penaeus monodonDr. G. Gopikrishna08.07.2015
27Ms. J. KiruthikaIdentification and characterization of differentially expressed genes in response to salinity stress in shrimp Penaeus monodonDr. M. S. Shekhar26.05.2015
28Mr. K. SivakumarEfficacy of marine algae against Quorum sensing bioluminescence causing Vibrio harveyiDr. S. Kannappan25.05.2015
29Mr. D. L. MohanlalMolecular basis of vitellogenesis in black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798)Dr. C. P. Balasubramanian16.03.2015
30Mr. S. RamakrishnanCloning, expression and characterization of azurin and chitinase genes from Vibrio alginolyticusDr. T. C. Santiago09.01.2015
31Mr. R. SingaravelMolecular and virulence characterization of Salmonella typhi from brackishwater ecosystems of IndiaDr. T. C. Santiago29.12.2014
32Mr. H. Imran KhanStudies on the fishmeal and fish oil replacement in the presence of lysolecithin in the diet of tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodonDr. J. Syama Dayal26.11.2014
33Mr. J. Joseph Sahaya RajanMolecular and pathogenic characterization of Escherichia coli isolated from brackishwater environmentDr. T. C. Santiago11.09.2014
34Mr. N. DineshkumarDiversity of Nitrifying and Denitrifying Prokaryotes in Brackishwater Ecosystems of IndiaDr. S. V. Alavandi27.08.2014
35Mr. V. KathiravanExamination of Bacterial Diversity Implicated in Bioremediation of Aquatic Metabolites Using Molecular TechniquesDr. K. K. Krishnani08.10.2013
36Mr. M. DillikumarStudies on immunomodulatory effect of recombinant MrNV capsid protein and differential gene expression in immunomodulated prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergiiDr. M. S. Shekhar25.07.2013
37Mr. M. Rajamohamed KalanjiamExploring 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 monodonDr. J. Syama Dayal07.06.2013
38Ms. N. KavithaGeographical Information System (GIS) based Multi Criteria Decision Support System for Sustainable Aquaculture Development – A Case Study of South East Coast of IndiaDr. M. Jayanthi03.05.2013
39Ms. B. ChrisoliteMolecular Typing, Virulence Factors and Pathogenicity of Vibrio harveyi from Penaeus monodon hatcheriesDr. S. V. Alavandi08.01.2013
40Mr. M. AlagappanStudies on designing and evaluation of an expert system on shrimp aquaculture and its effectiveness in knowledge disseminationDr. M. Kumaran19.06.2012
41Mr. E. C. AbhilashBacteria of public health importance in farmed shrimp and marketed seafood with special reference to Vibrio vulnificus Dr. S. V. Alavandi18.06.2012
42Mr. Abey Varampath AbrahamStudies on heavy metal ingress and removal in shrimp farming environmentDr. M. Muralidhar05.03.2012
43Mr. Gusheinzed WaikhomReproductive performance and genetic diversity of different stocks of wild and captive reared banana shrimp, Fenneropenaeus merguiensis (DE MAN, 1888)Dr. S. M. Pillai05.01.2012
44Mr. S. RajaStudies on adoption and efficiency of standard operating procedures in seed production of Tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798)Dr. M. Kumaran08.09.2011
45Mr. V. RajaramStudies on the utilization of plant protein sources in the diet of Black Tiger Shrimp Penaeus monodon with emphasis on protein metabolismDr. S. Ahamad Ali09.08.2011
46Mr. T. D. BabuInvestigations on Loose Shell Syndrome in Farmed Black Tiger Shrimp, Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) in India: Putative Aetiological AgentDr. S. V. Alavandi14.07.2011
47Mr. K. AravindanMolecular cloning, expression and immunological characterization of Penaeus monodon allergenic proteinsDr. T. C. Santiago06.07.2011
48Mr. N. ChakravarthyIdentification, cloning, expression and characterization of CuZnSOD from Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) and its effect on Vibrio anguillarum infectionDr. N. Kalaimani27.06.2011
49Mr. P. StalinStudies on the development of digestive system in larval stages of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790)Dr. M. Kailasam04.05.2011
50Ms. K. AnuradhaStudies on the effect of some important environmental parameters on the Asian Seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch) fryDr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu04.01.2011
51Ms. M. SanjukthaInvestigation on the RNA interference in White Spot Syndrome Virus multiplication in Penaeus monodon  (Fabricius, 1798)Dr. T. C. Santiago03.11.2010
52Ms. M. MeenakshiGrowth and reproductive physiology of wild and domesticated banana shrimp, Fenneropenaeus merguiensis (De Man, 1888)Dr. S. M. Pillai12.01.2010
53Mr. S. Jagan MohanStudies on the growth, biochemical constituents and reproductive performance of the domesticated Kuruma shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus Bate (1888)Dr. P. Ravichandran10.10.2008
54Mr. V. Mohan RajEffect of heavy metals cadmium and mercury on the eco physiology of Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch)Dr.A.R. Thirunavukkarasu01.09.2008
55Mr. S. PaulpandiStudies on the Development and Evaluation of Bacterial Cell Wall based Immunostimulant on Growth, Survival and Resistance of Tiger Shrimp, Penaeus monodonDr. C. Gopal17.11.2007
56Mr. V. Thillai SekarMolecular characterization of the virulent factors of Vibrio harveyi and Enterobacter cloacae, pathogenic to the Indian grey mullet Mugil cephalusDr. T. C. Santiago12.07.2007
57Mr. V. Stalin RajMorphological and molecular studies on white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and monodon baculovirus (MBV) affecting farmed Penaeus monodon from the south east coast of IndiaDr. K. K. Vijayan16.03.2007
58Ms. V. ParimalaStudies on the removal of Nitrogenous Toxicants, Heavy Metals and Pesticides from Coastal WaterDr. K. K. Krishnani01.07.2006