4/1212 Sir Syed Nagar, Aligarh-202002
Fishery Science and Aquaculture is the major specialty of my teaching and research. Primary focus of my research is on the natural resource management and population dynamics of freshwater teleosts. Specifically, we are working to identify species-specific structure(s) for precise fish age estimation, to decipher species-specific growth parameters, and to delineate stock(s) of freshwater teleosts mainly from the Ganga river system. Research work at my laboratory received more than Rs. 89 Lakh funding from various R&D agencies such as UGC, DST-SERB and CST-UP. Two Ph.D. and 03 M. Phil. degrees, and 32 MSc project dissertations have already been awarded under my supervision. Currently, my research group comprises of 3 students pursuing Ph.D. Also, I am actively engaged in supervising P.G. students for their seminar presentations and project dissertations. Our research findings appear mostly in SCI indexed and impact factor journals published from Elsevier Science, Wiley-Blackwell, CSIRO publishing, EDP Sciences, Taylor and Francis, Springer etc. Based on publications, we have the distinction of being the only research group in the country working on estimation of precise fish age and analysis of otolith microchemistry for fish stock identification.