• Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
  • Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
  • Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
    Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
  • Vannamei shrimp
    Vannamei shrimp
  • Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
    Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
  • Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds
    Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds

  Scientific-Staff 

kumaran 
Kumaran. M. Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist
Discipline : Agricultural Extension
Division : Social Sciences Division
Specialization : Agricultural Extension Management
Research areas:
  • Aquaculture Extension-Pragmatic extension approaches and methodologies.
  • Risk, vulnerability and impact assessment of aquaculture systems.
  • Better Aquaculture Management Practices of Human Resource Development.
Brief profile:

After taking masters in Agricultural Extension in 1994 and PhD in Agricultural Extension at IARI in 1998. I have been working in CIBA since 1998 on Aquaculture Extension Research and Technology Transfer. I am currently worked in division of Social Sciences in CIBA. I have worked on Extension approaches, information and communication, risk and vulnerability assessment, family farming and impact assessment, Better aquaculture practices for shrimp farming and technology transfer in brackishwater aquaculture.I have contributed to the shrimp aquaculture sector and its sustainability through research and development programmes and institution building.I have interests in techno-economic assessment of production systems, climate smart extension, aquaculture planning and policy development.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Appraisal of Penaeus vannamei production systems and associated production risks for the development of better management practices.NFDB
2National Innovations in Climate Resilient AgricultureICAR
3 Pragmatic extension approaches for sustainable brackishwater aquacultureInstitute

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Outstanding Extension Scientist Award by the Fisheries Technocrats Forum, Chennai in 2007.
  • Resource Person for small scale aquaculture in Asia by Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific.
  • Resource person for capacity development of fishery extension officers of maritime states of India.
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. M.Kumaran, D.Deboral Vimala, Chandrasekaran.V.S, M.Alagappan and S.Raja. 2012. Extension approach for an effective fisheries and aquaculture extension service in India. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 18(3):247-267pp.
  2. Kumaran .M, M. Krishnan and P.Ravichandran. 2007.‘Extension Services in Coastal Aquacultrure : Need For a Public and Private Partnership’. Indian J. Fish, 54(1):75-83.
  3. Kumaran.M, Kalaimani.N, Ponnusamy.K, Chandrasekaran.V.S and D.D.Vimala. 2003. ‘A case of informal shrimp farmers Association and its role in sustainable shrimp farming in Tamil Nadu, India’. Aquaculture Asia, VIII (2): 10-12.
  4. M.Kumaran, P.Ravichandran, B.P.Gupta and A.Nagavel.2003. Shrimp farming practices and its Socio-economic consequences in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, India – A case study. Aquaculture Asia,8(3): 48-52.
  5. Kumaran M and K. Vijayaragavan.2000. Effectiveness of Agricultural Extension Services in an Irrigation Command Area. Ind.J.Extn.Edn, XXXVII(3&4): 125-132.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. M.Kumaran, P.Ravichandran, A.G.Ponniah, J.Asok kumar, D.Deboral Vimala and V.S.Chandrasekaran, 2015. Extension Methodology for Assessing the Effectiveness of Shrimp Farmer Groups, Indian J.Fish., 62(1): 116-123.
  2. Alagappan and M. Kumaran.2015. Expert system for shrimp aquaculture – an ICT aided tool for knowledge management. Indian J. Fish., 62(2): 56-61, 2015.
  3. M.Kumaran, P. Ravichandran, M.Muralidhar, K.Ambasankar, S.K.Otta, A.Panigrahi, D.Deboral Vimala, T.Ravisankar, J.Asok Kumar, PR.Anand and Johnson.2014. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pertaining to Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp farming, CIBA special Publication Series No. 77, 34 p.
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Present day Indian shrimp farming almost entirely depends on aquaculture of exotic white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei .
Sole dependence on a single species cast doubt about the sustainability of Indian shrimp farming.
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