July 15, 2019
+91-44-24618817, 24616948
Faculty Member


Kumaraguru Vasagam.K.P. Dr

Principal Scientist
Discipline: Animal/Fish Nutrition
Division: Finfish Culture Division
Specialization: Aquaculture

Contact Me

Phone: +91- 044 – 24618817 Ext:105
Fax: +91- 044 – 24610311

Brief profile:

After obtaining MSc, MPhil and PhD in Marine Biology from the Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University in year 2001, 2002 and 2006 respectively, I have taken Nutrition R&D Manager in Integrated Aquaculture International, in 2006 at Brunei, and later in 2010, I moved back to India and served in UGC and CSIR’s postdoctoral research programs in India. In 2012, I got selected as a Senior Scientist in ICAR and I am working in CIBA, in its nutrition section of NGBD, since March, 2012. My research interest mainly focus on, cost effective formulations for the specific life stages of aquatic organisms, maximizing the utilization of feed inputs by well executed feed management, rearing system and feeding automation, functional feeds and search for sustainable feed ingredients for use in farming of fish and shrimp.

Research areas:

  • Fish Nutrition: Ingredient evaluation, Nutrient requirement, Feed management
  • Design and development of new rearing system for better feed utilization
  • Brood stock and larval nutrition

Current Research Projects:


Funded By
1 Newer Feed resources and feed additives for development and improvement of shrimp and fish feeds Institute
2 Assessment of productivity and variation in nutritional characteristics of BIOFLOC a sustainable feed for farmed aquatic animals DST-SERB
3 Outreach Activity On Fish Feed Institute
Best 5 Publications during the Career


  • Kumaraguru vasagam, K. P. and Rajkumar M.,. Beneficial influences of germination and subsequent autoclaving of grain legumes on proximate composition, antinutritional factors and apparent digestibility in black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon Fabricius. Aquaculture Nutrition, 17, 188-195.
  • Kumaraguru vasagam, K. P., Victor Suresh, A., George C. Chamberlain, 2008. Growth performance of Litopenaeus stylirostris in self-cleaning microcosm tanks. Aquaculture, 290, 236– 242.
  • Kumaraguru vasagam, K. P., T. Balasubramanian and R. Venkatesan, 2006. Apparent digestibility coefficients of differently processed grain legumes, cow pea and mung bean for black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon Fabricius and associated histological anomalies in midgut gland. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 132 (2007) 250–266.
  • Kumaraguru vasagam, K. P., Ramesh and T. Balasubramanian, 2005. Dietary value of different vegetable oil in black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon on the presence and absence of soy lecithin supplementation: effect on growth, nutrient digestibility and body composition. Aquaculture, 250, 317 – 327.
  • Kumaraguru vasagam, K. P., S. Rajagopal and T. Balasubramanian, 2005. Effect of salinity on gestation, fry production and growth performance Poecilia latipinna (Lesuer) in captive condition. Israel Journal Aquaculture Bamidegh, 57 (3), 147-152


Best 3 Publications during last 3 years


  1. Syama Dayal J., Ponniah A.G., Imran Khan H., Madhu Babu E.P., Ambasankar K. and Kumarguru vasagam K.P., 2013. Shrimps should be on man's regular platter-A nutritional perspective. Current Science, VOL. 104, NO. 11. 1487- 1491
  2. Jebaraja, K.J., Sivakumar, V., Kumaraguru vasagam, K.P. , 2013. Vegetable products as dietary pigment sources for juvenile goldfish, Carassius auratus. Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh 65 (1).