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  • 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 

jithendran 
Jithendran. K. P. Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist
Discipline : Fish Health Management / Fish Parasitology
Division : Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division
Specialization : Fish/shrimp Health Management
Research areas:
  • Epidemiology of animal diseases, pathophysiology, host-pathogen interactions and immune gene regulation during infection.
  • Development of molecular detection assays, immunodiagnostics and disease control through vaccines.
  • Genomic and molecular characterization of fish and shell fish viruses in aquaculture.
Brief profile:

After taking masters in M.Sc. in 1984, M. Phil. in 1987 and Ph.D. in Parasitology in 1994, I am working in CIBA since 1999 on Fish and Shrimp Health Management. I currently work in division of Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division in CIBA. I have worked on epidemiology of parasitic diseases in aquaculture system, molecular epidemiology and diagnostics of viral diseases of finfish and surveillance of aquatic animal diseases in brackishwater system; I have contributed to enhance the knowledge base on diseases in finfish and mud crab and their control; surveillance of fish and shellfish diseases and management, development of molecular diagnostics and genomic characterization of betanodavirus causing viral nervous necrosis in marine fishes of aquaculture importance in India. I have interests in viral genomics and molecular characterization with special reference of betanodavirus.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Aquatic animal diseases and intervention tools for their managementInstitute
2National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic animal Diseases (NSPAAD)NFDB
3 Defense genes of tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) with respect to bacteria (Vibrio harveyi) and white spot virus (WSSV) infectionNFBSFARA- ICAR

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • CSIR fellowship for Ph.D. Programme(Parasitology) at IVRI Izatnagar, during 1992-1994.
  • V. S. Alwar memorial award for the year 2001 for the Best Research Article published in Journal of Veterinary Parasitology under the auspices of Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (IAAVP) during 13th National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology, 14-16 December, 2002 held at Kolkata.
  • DBT Overseas Associateship Award 2005-06 for 3 months, 10 Oct., 2006 to 9 Jan., 2007 at University of Hiroshima (Japan).
  • Best Paper Award for oral presentation of the paper ‘Persistent betanodavirus infection in fishes: Concerns in Indian coastal aquaculture’ by Binesh and Jithendran during Golden jubilee national seminar on ‘Diversification of Aquaculture through Locally Available Fish species (DALAF-2010)’ organized by Central institute of Fisheries Education, Kolkata Centre during 27-28 Aug., 2010, pp. 109-110.
  • Best Poster Award (second prize) for the poster presented on Molecular characterisation of Vibrio alginolyticus isolated from brackishwater environment using RAPD and ERIC-PCR by Ezhil Praveena, P., Thenmozhi, T., Joseph Sahaya Rajan, J., Otta, S. K., Bhuvaneswari, T. and Jithendran, K. P. (2014). XXI Annual convention of ISVIB and international symposium on Livestock diseases affecting livelihood options and global trade-strategies and solutions held at Chennai during 17-19 June 2014.
  • Best paper award (second prize) for oral presentation of the paper on Differential expression pattern of antimicrobial peptides in tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon against white spot syndrome virus infection by Sindhu Priya, M., Saravanan, P., Otta, S.K., Bhuvaneswari, T., Ezhil Praveena, P. and Jithendran, K.P. in the National Conference on Bioactive peptides-Application in veterinary, medical and food sciences (NBAP-TANUVAS-2014) during 18-19 December 2014 at Dept. of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai.
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Jithendran, K.P. and Bhat, T.K. (1996). Prevalence of dicrocoeliosis in sheep and goats in Himachal Pradesh, India. Parasitol., 61: 265-271.
  2. Jithendran, K.P., Vaid, J. and Krishna, L (1996). Comparative evaluation of Agar gel precipitation test, counter immuno electrophoresis and passive haemagglutination test for the diagnosis of Dicrocoelium dendriticum infection in sheep and goats. Parasitol., 61: 151-156.
  3. Jithendran, K.P. and Bhat, T. K. (1996). Sub clinical coccidiosis in Angora rabbits –A field study in Himachal Pradesh, India. World Rabbit Sci., 4: 29-32.
  4. Jithendran, K.P., Rao, J.R. and Mishra, A.K. (1997). Evaluation of antigenic preparations for the diagnosis of experimental Trypanosoma evansi infection in bovine calves. Vet Parasitol., 11: 17-21.
  5. Jithendran, K.P. and Bhat, T.K. (1999). Epidemiology of parasitoses in dairy animals in North West Humid Himalayan Region with particular reference to nematodes. Trop. Anim. Hlth. Prod., 31: 205-214.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Binesh, C.P. and Jithendran, K.P. (2013). Genetic characterization of betanodavirus isolates from Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch) in India. Achieves of Virology, 158: 1543-1547.
  2. Binesh, C.P., Greeshma, C. and Jithendran, K.P. (2013). Genomic classification of betanodavirus by molecular phylogenetic analysis of the coat protein gene.Achieves of Virology, 158: 1589-1595.
  3. Sindhu Priya, M., Saravanan, P., Otta, S.K., BalaAmarnath, Arulraj, R., Bhuvaneswari, T., Ezhil Praveena, P., Jithendran, K.P. and Ponniah, A.G. (2014). White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) genome stability maintained over 6 passages through 3 different penaeid shrimp species. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 111: 23-29.
  4. John, K.R., George, M.R. Jeyatha, B., Saravanakumar, R., Sundar, P., and Jithendran, K.P. and Koppang, E.O. (2014).Isolation and characterization of Indian betanodavirus strain from infected farm-reared Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) juveniles. Aquaculture Research, 45, 1481-1488.
  5. Joe K. Kizhakudan, P. Ezhil Praveena,B.A. VenmathiMaran, S.K. Otta, T. Bhuvaneswari, J. J. S. Rajan, S. KrishnamoorthiandK.P. Jithendran(2015). Investigation on the mortality of juveniles in captive stock of the Indian halibut Psettodes erumei. Indian Journal of Geomarine Sciences (In press)
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Present day Indian shrimp farming almost entirely depends on aquaculture of exotic white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei .
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