Fishery Science

The department of Fishery Science erstwhile Pisciculture was established in the year 1984 to cater the growing demand of human resources in Fisheries sector. The department was the first to offer 3 years fishery science Honours course in the North East Region of India. Since then there are 35 batches have been graduated and rendering their service in various sectors like Fisheries Department, Govt. of Meghalaya, ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Banking sector, defense etc. The department is functioning with the following mandates:

  1. Development of Human Resources in the Fisheries
  2. To conduct research and extension activities under prevailing agro-climatic condition
  3. Organizing seminar, workshop, guest lectures and need based programme for Fishers of Meghalaya
Departmental Activities 2014-2018

Dr. Sarah Millian Bathew Kharbuli


Dr. Rupak Nath
Assistant Professor


Ms. Evashisha Wanniang
Assistant Professor


Wanshaphrang Tiewsoh
Assistant Professor


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


UGC, New Delhi

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


UGC-NERO, Guwahati

On-going Projects
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

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

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

Funding Agency: Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Meghalaya
PI : Dr. Rabindra Nath Bhuyan

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

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