• 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 

anand 
Ananda Raja. R. Dr
Designation : Scientist
Discipline : Veterinary Pathology
Division : Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division
Specialization : Veterinary Pathology
Research areas:
  • Pathobiology of shrimp and fish diseases
  • Diagnostics for aquatic animal diseases
  • Nanotherapy for Vibrio control in aquaculture
Brief profile:

After taking masters in Veterinary Pathology in 2003 [year] and Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology in 2016 [year], I have been working in CIBA since 2007 [year] on aquatic animal health. I currently work in Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division in CIBA. I have been working on epidemiology of shrimp and fish diseases, pathobiology of Vibriosis in shrimp culture, antibiotic residues in shrimp aquaculture and nanotherapy for Vibrio control in aquaculture. I have contributed to disease diagnosis, control and prevention in aquaculture. I have interests in pathobiology of fish and shrimp diseases.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Invertebrate and finfish diseases in brackishwater aquaculture and development of prophylactic and therapeutic strategiesInstitute
2Consortia research platform on vaccines and diagnostics ICAR
3National surveillance programme for aquatic animal diseasesNFDB
4All India network project on fish healthICAR
Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Experienced in gene knock down technology from Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany
  • Junior Research Fellowship for M.V.Sc. degree
  • Prize Money Award for B.V.Sc. degree
  • Gandhi Memorial Award for Higher Secondary Education
  • District level rank holder prize for Matriculation
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Ananda Raja, R., Panigrahi, A. and Sujeet Kumar. 2012. Epidemiological Investigation of Brackishwater Culture System of West Bengal. J. Appl. Aqua. 24:1, 49-59.
  2. Ananda Raja, R., Ghoshal, T. K., Sundaray, J. K., De D., Biswas, G., Sujeet Kumar., Panigrahi, A., Kumaran, M. and Pradhan, J. K. 2012. Status and challenges of livestock farming community in Sunderban India. Indian J. Ani. Sci. 82 (4): 436–438.
  3. Ananda Raja, R., Jithendran, K. P., Panigrahi, A., Sundaray, J. K., Biswas, G., De, D., Ghoshal, T. K. and Sujeet Kumar. 2012. A rare case of Rhabdomyoma in milk fish, Chanos chanos (Forsskål, 1775) associated with Iridoviral infection. Indian Vet. J. 89 (10): 105-107.
  4. Ananda Raja, R., Sujeet Kumar, Sundaray, J. K., De, D., Biswas, G. and Ghoshal, T. K. 2012. Hematological parameters in relation to sex, morphometric characters and incidence of white spot syndrome virus in tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798 from Sunderban, West Bengal. Indian J. Fish. 59 (4): 169-174.
  5. Ananda Raja, R., Kalaimani, N., Panigrahi, A and Ponniah, A.G. 2014. Effect of season and treatment of seed with antibiotics on grow out culture of Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) at Sunderban, India. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 14:879-885.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Ananda Raja, R and Jithendran, K. P. 2015. Aquaculture Disease Diagnosis and Health Management. In: S. Perumal et al. (eds.), Advances in Marine and Brackishwater Aquaculture, DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2271-2_23, Springer India 2015 .
  2. Ananda Raja, R. and Sujeet Kumar. 2014. Advances in Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Aquaculture Research. In: Sundaray, J. K., Munilkumar, S., Mohanty, R. K. and Otta, S. K. (eds), Frontiers in Aquaculture Research. Narendra Publishing House, Delhi, pp. 195-204.
  3. De, D., Ghoshal, T. K., Ananda Raja, R. and Kumar, S. 2013. Growth performance, nutrient digestibility and digestive enzyme activity in Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer juveniles fed diets supplemented with cellulolytic and amylolytic gut bacteria isolated from brackishwater fish. Aquaculture Research, 1-11. doi:10.1111/are.12325.
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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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