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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 

kumaraguru 
Kumaraguru Vasagam.K.P. Dr
Designation : Senior Scientist
Discipline : Animal/Fish Nutrition
Division : Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Specialization : Aquaculture
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
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.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1Newer Feed resources and feed additives for development and improvement of shrimp and fish feedsInstitute
2Assessment of productivity and variation in nutritional characteristics of BIOFLOC a sustainable feed for farmed aquatic animalsDST-SERB
3Outreach Activity On Fish FeedInstitute
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
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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.
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