Department of Aquaculture

Overview

The Department has a well established research programme in the area of fish nutrition & feed technology, fish & shellfish breeding and shellfish health management with modern facilities for laboratory analyses for feeds, histopathology and disease diagnosis.  The Department has a freshwater prawn hatchery, modern nutrition and  Biotechnology laboratories, recirculating systems for indoor aquaculture works. The Department also has breeding and hatching facilities for cultivable and ornamental fishes, freshwater prawn and facility for histology and immunohistochemistry. The field facilities include instructional fish farm with a battery of cement and earthen ponds and hatchery facilities.

Faculty members carry out research with national and international funding support. The Department received several grants from  the ICAR(AP cess grant, NATP, NAIP), Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology, MPEDA(Govt .of India), RKVY, Karnataka State govt. International grants received by the Department include those from ODA,UK; IFS, Sweden; EU, Brussels; ACIAR, Australia;  Indo Norwegian programme and others.