Fishery Science



The Department of Fishery Science is the only department of its kind in the North Eastern Hill University. The department is not only training students at the UG level but has been actively involved in research. It is one of the few departments that are dynamically working in with fish farmers in villages as part of its extension activities, to provide support, capacity building and popularizing the scientific method of fish culture in these villages. The department is also enthusiastically caught up with result oriented research, to sustain the academic interest of the faculty and students.

Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan
Head

Email: rnbhuyan2020@anthonys.ac.in

Publications:18
(National: 12,
International: 6)

Books: 2
Books Chapters: 7

Research Interest:
Fish physiology, biochemistry and breeding biology

Dr. Sarah M Kharbuli
Associate Professor

Email: sarahkbuli@gmail.com

Publications:7
(National: 9,
International: 0)

Books: 2

Research Interest:
Limnology, ornamental fish breeding

Rupak Nath
Assistant Professor

Email: rupak_nath2002@yahoo.com

Publications:10
(National: 10,
International: 0)

Books: 2

Research Interest:
quaculture, Taxonomy

Ms. Evashisha Wanniang
Assistant Professor

Email: evashishawanniang@yahoo.com

Research Interest:
Fish Biology

One Ph. D. awarded and presently two students are perusing Ph. D. from Assam Don-Bosco University, Assam under the guidance of Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan
Exploration and Artificial propogation of chocolate Maheseer (Neolissochilus hexagonolepis) and its conserveration at Shillong and other selected areas of Meghalaya
Co-ordinator: Dr. R N Bhuyan and R. Nath

Sponsor:

UGC, New Delhi

Study on traditional fishing methods of khasi and Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya
Co-ordinator:Rupak Nath and Dr. R N Bhuyan

Sponsor:

UGC-NERO, Guwahati

On-going Projects
Study of Reproductive Biology of Mud Eel (Monopterus Cuchia) & Training on Backyard Culture Mud Eel to Local Farmers, Especially Women Folk.

Year:2017-18
Funding Agency: Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Meghalaya
PI : Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan

Molecular and genetic Characterization of Selected Important Ornamental Fishes of North East India- A DBT Sponsored Twining project in collaboration with CIFE-ICAR, Mumbai, DCFR-ICAR, Bhimtal

Year:2017-20
PI : Dr. Rupak Nath
CO-PI : Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan and Dr. M. A. Laskar

Completed Projects
Icthyofaunal Diversity, Habitat Assessment and Eco-Biological Studies of Important Fish Species from The Selected Himalayan Drainage of Meghalaya.

Year:2017
Funding Agency: DCFR, ICAR, BHIMTAL, Uttarakhand, Govt. of India
PI : Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan
CO-PI : Mr. R. Nath

Exploration, sample collection, life history traits and propagation of Chocolate Mahseer Neolissochilus hexagonolepis and Danio rerio in the selected areas of Meghalaya.

Year:2007 - 2008
Funding Agency: NBFGR, ICAR, Lucknow
PI : Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan

Production of low cost fish seed and feed for the development of fisheries with special emphasis on women folk in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya.

Year:2006 - 2009
Funding Agency: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and technology. Govt. of India.
PI : Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan

Exploration, seed production and larval rearing of Chocolate mahaseer (Neolissocheilus hexagonolepis) under agro-climatic conditions of Shillong, Meghalaya’

Year:2006 - 2007
Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and technology. Govt. of India.
PI : Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan
CO-PI : Dr. D. Ghosh and Dr. SM Kharbuli

Production of fish seeds and nursery, rearing of major carps and cat fish, Clarias batruchus.”

Year:1998 - 2001
Funding Agency: NBFGR, ICAR, Lucknow
PI : Dr. D. Sarma
CO-PI : Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan and Dr. D. Ghosh