BRAQCON
  • ICAR-CIBA inaugurated its first Aquaculture Research Centre on the West Coast in Gujarat at the Navsari Agriculture University Campus on 7th June 2018
    ICAR-CIBA inaugurated its first Aquaculture Research Centre on the West Coast in Gujarat at the Navsari Agriculture University Campus on 7th June 2018
  • Export Inspection Council (EIC), Govt. of India and ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai, jointly conducted skill enhancement programme for Fisheries officials
    Export Inspection Council (EIC), Govt. of India and ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai, jointly conducted skill enhancement programme for Fisheries officials
  • ICAR-CIBA partners with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of KCT in bracksihwater aquaculture sector
    ICAR-CIBA partners with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of KCT in bracksihwater aquaculture sector
  • First Shrimp feed mill in Northern India, under public private partnership mode (PPP) between ICAR-CIBA, Chennai and Dr Attar Aqua Feed, Bhiwani, Haryana, started operation
    First Shrimp feed mill in Northern India, under public private partnership mode (PPP) between ICAR-CIBA, Chennai and Dr Attar Aqua Feed, Bhiwani, Haryana, started operation
  • Dr.George Chamberlain, President, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), USA, delivered an invited Lecture at CIBA
    Dr.George Chamberlain, President, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), USA, delivered an invited Lecture at 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. 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. 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 .

  Scientific-Staff 

vidya 
Vidya Rajendran, Smt. Dr.
Designation : Scientist
Discipline : Fish Health
Division : Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division
Specialization : Fish pathology and microbiology
Research areas:
  • Microbial profiling of brackish water seed production systems
  • Bacteriophages
  • Prophylaxis and therapeutics for microbial diseases
Brief profile:

With graduation of Fisheries science (B.F.Sc) from Kerala Agriculture University in 2007 and specialisation in fish pathology and microbiology for the masters (2007-2009) and Doctor of Philosophy (2009-2016) at ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai, I begin the research career by understanding host-pathogen interactions and immune responses against animal virus and bacteria in aquatic animals. After receiving Agriculture research Service in 2014, I joined the lab of Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division of ICAR-CIBA, Chennai. I am currently working on microbial ecosystems associated with aquatic seed production and farming systems, more specifically on the negative and positive microbial interactions in various developmental stages. My passion for the microbes begins while studying the microbial association in Milkfish which is known for its inherent resistance to diseases. Apart from the conventional practices of classical microbiology, I use the molecular and protein based techniques for profiling, understanding and proving the biological hypothesis. I have explored and experienced the prophylactic and therapeutic control of bacterial disease using biocontrol agents’ viz., bacteriophages against luminescent Vibrio in shrimp hatcheries as well as growth and survival improvement in shrimps through probiotic formulations. I look forward for the productivity and sustainability of the fish production systems through brackish water aquaculture interventions and brings down the hunger and unemployment and to uphold the support for national prosperity and wealth.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Invertebrate and finfish diseases in brackishwater aquaculture in India and development of prophylactic and therapeutic strategiesInstitute
2National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal DiseasesICAR-NBFGR
3 CRP on vaccines and diagnosticsICAR

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Kerala agriculture university merit scholarship- 2004
  • Junior research fellowship,ICAR, (M.F.Sc)- 2007-2009
  • Hiralal Choudhary gold Medal-M.F.Sc (FPM)-2007-2009
  • ICAR- National Eligibility Test (Fish Health)-2013
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Vidya, R., Makesh, M., Purushothaman, C.S., Chaudhari, A., Gireesh-Babu, P., Rajendran, K.V., 2016. Report of leucine-rich repeats (LRRs) from Scylla serrata: Ontogeny, molecular cloning, characterization and expression analysis following ligand stimulation, and upon bacterial and viral infections. Gene. 590,pp 159–168.
  2. R Vidya, Anutosh Paria, A Deepika, K Sreedharan, M Makesh, CS Purushothaman, Aparna Chaudhari, P Gireesh Babu, KV Rajendran., 2014. Toll-like receptor of mud crab, Scylla serrata: molecular characterisation, ontogeny and functional expression analysis following ligand exposure, and bacterial and viral infections. Molecular Biology Reports. 41(10): pp 6865–6877
  3. Sujeet Kumar, Jangam, A.K., Akhil, V., Rajendran, V., Katneni, V.K., Rajan, J.J.S., Grover, M., Nagaleekar, V.K., Alavandi, S.V. and Vijayan, K.K., 2017. Draft Genome Sequence of the Luminescent Strain Vibrio campbellii LB102, Isolated from a Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Broodstock Rearing System. Genome Announcements, 5(20), pp.e00342-17
  4. Sathish kumar, T., Vidya, R., Kumar, S., Alavandi, S. V., & Vijayan, K. K. (2017). Zoea-2 syndrome of Penaeus vannamei in shrimp hatcheries. Aquaculture, 479,pp 759-767.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Sujeet Kumar, Jangam, A.K., Akhil, V., Rajendran, V., Katneni, V.K., Rajan, J.J.S., Grover, M., Nagaleekar, V.K., Alavandi, S.V. and Vijayan, K.K., 2017. Draft Genome Sequence of the Luminescent Strain Vibrio campbellii LB102, Isolated from a Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Broodstock Rearing System. Genome Announcements, 5(20), pp.e00342-17
  2. Sathish kumar, T., Vidya, R., Kumar, S., Alavandi, S. V., & Vijayan, K. K. (2017). Zoea-2 syndrome of Penaeus vannamei in shrimp hatcheries. Aquaculture, 479,pp 759-767.
  3. Vidya, R., Makesh, M., Purushothaman, C.S., Chaudhari, A., Gireesh-Babu, P., Rajendran, K.V., 2016. Report of leucine-rich repeats (LRRs) from Scylla serrata: Ontogeny, molecular cloning, characterization and expression analysis following ligand stimulation, and upon bacterial and viral infections. Gene. 590,pp 159–168.
  4. R Vidya, Anutosh Paria, A Deepika, K Sreedharan, M Makesh, CS Purushothaman, Aparna Chaudhari, P Gireesh Babu, KV Rajendran., 2014. Toll-like receptor of mud crab, Scylla serrata: molecular characterisation, ontogeny and functional expression analysis following ligand exposure, and bacterial and viral infections. Molecular Biology Reports. 41(10): pp 6865–6877
Phone : +91- 044 - 24618817 Ext:202
Fax : +91- 044 - 24610311
Email :

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

<< back


Director's Message...
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.
More


Home
Right to information act
Intranet
Hindi Cell
Library catalogue(OPAC)
Site map


Privacy policy
Disclaimer