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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Fisheries

Faculty Detail

Dr. Naveen Kumar B.T.

Designation: Assistant Professor (Fisheries)
Contact Address:Department of Aquatic Environment, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414061
Mobile: 9844131671,

Academic Credentials

  • Graduation: Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc), 
  • Post-graduation: Master of Fisheries Science (Aquaculture)- Evaluated the Efficacy of an Organic Immunostimulant on Shellfish Growth, Immune Response, and Viral Pathogen Suppression
  • PhD: Aquaculture- Developed fish vaccine against the bacterial pathogen 

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Fish Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Aquatic animal Disease Management, Disease diagnosis and health management, Fish Pharmacology, Aquatic animal quarantine and certification, Fish immunology, Therapeutics in Aquaculture, Aquatic animal disease surveillance and epidemiology.

Other Appointments

  •  Associate Scientist: Abexome, Biosciences PVT. Ltd., Bangalore
  •  Assistant Professor (Contract): Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University

Area of Research Interests

  • Aquatic Animal Health Management
  • Aquatic Animal Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology
  • Vaccine Development for Aquatic Animals
  • Development of Diagnostic Kits for Aquatic Animal Diseases
  • Fish Pharmacology Research
  • Aquatic Animal Quarantine and Certification Protocols
  • Research in Fish Immunology
  • Therapeutics Development in Aquaculture
  • Advancements in Fish Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Ongoing Projects

Sr. No.


Title of Project

Funding Agency




“Development of farmer level monoclonal antibody based flow through immunoassay for detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus- the causative agent of shrimp EMS”


(14.91 lakhs)

3 years 4 months (2015-2018)



National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases-Phase I

PMMSY through ICAR

(40.73 Lakhs)

3 years 9 months (2018-2022)



Nanoparticle based novel oral biofilm recombinant vaccine model for aquaculture


(32.78 lakhs)

3 years 10 months (2018-2022)



Development of biotechnology intervention strategies to enhance the safety and shelf life of fishery products


(24.83 lakhs)

3 years (2017-2020)



Advanced research work on vaccine development

Institutional (5 Lakhs)

1 year (2023-2024)



National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases-Phase II

PMMSY through ICAR

(47.00 lakhs)

3 Years (2022-2025)

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Best Poster Award in 8TH DAA Symposium
  • Alltech Young Scientist Award
  • Scientist of the year award - Society of biological sciences and rural development, India
  • Certificate of reviewing award - Fish and Shellfish Immunology, Elsevier, Amsterdam. The Netherlands
  • Certificate of outstanding contribution in reviewing award - Fish and Shellfish Immunology, Elsevier, Amsterdam. The Netherlands
  • Acting as observer in Executive Committee of Asian Fisheries Society - Fish Health Section for the period of 2022 to 2025. 

No. of Publications

Research: 50
Extension: 13
    Books Chapter: 04    Manuals: 03


  • Nevil Pinto, M., Ganapathi Naik, Naveen Kumar, B.T., Shankar, K.M., Rakesh, K., Abhiman, P.B., Sathish, R.P.,  Ramesh, K.S. (2023). Oxytetracycline efficacy and preliminary establishment of pharmacokinetic residues in tropical fish, Catla catla (Hamilton, 1822), Aquaculture, Volume 571, 739481. Impact factor 5.1, NAAS: 10.24
  • Kumar, N.B.T., Thakur, N., Sharma, C., Shanthanagouda, A.H., Taygi, A., and Singh A. (2022). Effect of dietary chitosan nanoparticles on immune response and disease resistance against Aeromonas hydrophila infection in tropical herbivore fish (rohu, Labeo rohita). Aquaculture International, 30, 2439–2452. Impact Factor 2.90; NAAS rating: 8.24 
  • Kumar, N.B.T., Nishchal Thakur, Prabjeet Singh, Shanthanagouda, A. H., Anuj Tyagi, Meera D. Ansal, Deepa Bhatt, Prince Pal Singh and Amandeep Kaur (2021). Prevalence and incidences of shellfish diseases in shrimp farmed in inland saline waters of Punjab : A case study. Journal of Experimental Zoology India, 24, 1601-1609. DocID: ( NAAS: 5.25
  • Kaur, B., Naveen Kumar, B.T., Tyagi A., Admane Holeyappa S., Singh N.K (2021). Identification of novel vaccine candidates in the whole-cell Aeromonas hydrophila biofilm vaccine through reverse vaccinology approach. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 114 (Jul), 132-141. doi: 10.1016/j.fsi.2021.04.019. Epub 2021 Apr 29. PMID: 33932598. ( IF: 4.6; NAAS rating: 10.58
  • Girisha, S.K., Kushala, K.B., Nithin, M.S., Puneeth, T.G., Naveen Kumar, B.T., Vinay, T.N., Suresh, T., Ajay, S.K., Venugopal, M.N., Ramesh, K.S (2021). First report of the infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus (ISKNV) infection in ornamental fishes in India. Transboundary Emerging Diseases, 68(2), 964-972. doi: 10.1111/tbed.13793. Epub 2020 Sep 5. PMID: 33448668. ( NAAS: 10.19; IF: 4.5; NAAS rating: 11.01 
  • Rai, S., Tyagi, A., Kalia, A., Naveen Kumar, B. T., Garg, P., & Singh N.K. (2020). Characterization and genome sequencing of three Aeromonas hydrophila?specifc phages, CF8, PS1, and PS2. Archives of Virology, 165,1675–1678. ( NAAS: 8.57; IF: 2.6
  • Kamsagara Hanumanthappa, S., Naveen Kumar, B.T., Patil, P., Satish Rama Poojary, Abhiman, P.B., Ramesh, K. S., Shankar, K. M., Anuj Tyagi and Shanthanagouda, A H. (2020). Polyclonal antibody?based farmer?friendly flow?through test for the detection of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease in shrimp. Aquaculture Research, 51 (7), 2863-2869. DOI: 10.1111/are.14625. IF: 2.1; NAAS rating: 8.08
  • Nithin, M.S., Girisha, S.K., Kushala, K.B., Chandan, D.V., Puneeth, T.G., Naveen Kumar, B.T., Vinay, T.N., Suresh, T., Lopamudra Sahoo, Ramesh, K.S. (2021). Novel lytic bacteriophages (AhFM4 & AhFM5) as bio-control measures against multidrug resistant biofilm producing Aeromonas hydrophila (AhZ1K). Aquaculture, 544, 737106. ( NAAS: 10.24; IF: 5.1
  • Ram, M.K., Naveen Kumar, B.T., Poojary, S.R., Abhiman P. B., Prakash Patil, Ramesh K.S. and Shankar K.M. (2019). Evaluation of biofilm of Vibrio anguiilarum for oral vaccination of Asian Sea bass, Lates calcarifer (BLOCH 1970). Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 94, 746-51. IF: 4.6; NAAS rating: 10.58
  • Adil, B., Shankar, K. M., Naveen Kumar, B.T., Rajreddy Patil, Abhiman Ballyaya, Ramesh, K.S., Satish., Omkar V Byadgi, Prabhugouda Siriyappagouder. (2013). Development and standardization of monoclonal antibody based rapid flow through immunoassay for field level detection of Aphanomyces invadans-causative agent of EUS. Journal of Veterinary Science, 14 (4), 413-419. NAAS rating: 7.67; IF: 1.8