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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Fisheries

Faculty Detail

Dr. Surjya Narayan Datta

Designation: Assistant Professor (Fisheries)
Contact Address:Department of Fisheries Resource Management, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414061
Mobile: 9653285421,

Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor of Fisheries Sciences (B.F.Sc)
  • Master of Fisheries Sciences (M.F.Sc. Aquaculture)
  • PhD (Fisheries Resources Management)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Anatomy and Biology of finfish, Physiology of finfish and shellfish, Anatomy and Biology of Shellfish, Population dynamics and stock assessment, Reproductive biology of fish

Other Appointments

  • Fish Farm Manager
  • Member - Board of Studies COF, Administrative cum budget committee, Academic Affairs committee, Research committee, Disciplinary committee, Grievance Redressal Committee, Anti Ragging squad, University disciplinary committee
  • Store In-Charge, COF
  • In Charge – Fisheries Resource Management Lab

Area of Research Interests

  • Fisheries biology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Climate change, Cage aquaculture and diversification of aquaculture, Culture and breeding of Pangas catfish,  Histology, Survey of fish markets and data base generation

Ongoing Projects

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                                 Year of Start


Demonstration and replication of Pangas culture and processing model validated under agro-climatic condition of Punjab




Establishment of

Dedicated River

Health Monitoring Cell at GADVASU for Conservation and Restoration of the River Beas

        Punjab Pollution                 Control Board



Research Honour’s /Awards

  •  Fellow of Society of Life Sciences ( F.S.L.Sc) Satna, Madhya Pradesh
  •  Outstanding Faculty in Fisheries conferred by Centre for Advanced Research and Design, Venus International Foundation in 2021
  •  Best Teacher Award 2020. Conferred by Institute of Scholars, Bangalore, Karnataka
  •  Research Excellence Award, 2020 conferred by Institute of Scholars, Bangalore, Karnataka
  •  Best Oral Presentation Award’ Conference on Ecosystem Health and Fisheries of Indian Inland waters: Multiple stressors, Management and Conservation, at Pantnagar during 17 – 19 February, 2020.
  • ‘Best Researcher Award’, College of Fisheries for the year 2018-19 conferred by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
  • Second best oral Paper presentation in National Conference on Smallholders Livestock Producers’ in India: Opportunities and Challenges conferred by ISAPM National Conference-2018 at SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat. 11-13 April, 2018
  • Recipient of first prize in oral presentation in ‘The Indian Ecological Society: International conference (IESIC) 2016 held at Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology of Jammu from February. 18- 20, 2016.
  • Institutional fellowship in Ph.D from C.I.F.E. Mumbai
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) in M.F. Sc

No. of Publications

Research: 56
Extension: 05
Books: 01Manuals: 05


  • Datta, S. N., Singh, A. & Tyagi, A.  (2022) Study on biometrics and genetic variability of giant river catfish Sperata seenghala from Harike wetland - a Ramsar site. J. Exp. Zool. India, 25(1), 1123-1128. (NAAS rating: 5.25)
  • Kaur, A., Datta, S. N., & Tyagi, A. (2021). Study on biometric parameters and genetic diversity of Labeo rohita from Harike wetland – A Ramsar site. Indian journal of Animal Research, 55 (6), 217-623.(NAAS rating: 6.40)
  • Datta, S.N. & Ansal, M. D. (2020). Induced Breeding of Asian Striped Catfish, Pangasianodon hypophthalmus under Farmer Participatory Mode in Punjab. Journal of Krishi Vigyan, 9 (special issue), 201-207. DOI : 10.5958/2349-4433.2020.00103.8 ( NAAS Rating: 4.55)
  • Datta, S. N., Shanthanagouda, A.H., Kaur, A., & Hassan, S.S. (2020). Efficacy of ginger (Zingiber officinale) on survival, growth and haematological parameters of Asian striped catfish Pangasianodon hypophthalmus reared in cage system. Journal of Experimental Zoology, India, 23(2),1275-1279. (NAAS rating: 5.25)
  • Singh, N., Datta, S N. & Handa, T. S. (2019).Research dynamics in Indian fisheries and        aquaculture: a scientometric analysis. Current Science, 117(3), 382-389. NAAS rating 7.10
  • Datta, S. N., Singh, A., Jassal, G., & Pandey, A. (2018). A study on induced breeding, embryonic and larval development of Pangassionodon hypophthalmus in semi -arid agro climate. Journal of Environmental Biology, 39(5), 671-676. (SJR: 0.293)
  • Datta, S.N., Dhawan, A., & Singh, A. (2017).  Trends of Fish Marketing Strategy and Trade in Punjab-A Survey. Indian Journal of Ecology, 44(3), 637-643. (NAAS  Rating: 5.79)
  • Datta, S. N., Dhawan, A., Kumar, S., Singh, A., & Parida, P. (2017).  Standardization of stocking density for maximizing biomass production of Pangasius pangasius in pond cage aquaculture. Journal of Environmental Biology, 38 (2), 237-242. (SJR: 0.293)
  • Shrivastava, J., Sinha, A. K., Datta, S. N., Blust, R. & De Boeck, G. (2016). Pre-acclimation to low ammonia improves ammonia handling in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) when exposed subsequently to high environmental ammonia. Aquatic Toxicology, 180,334–344. (NAAS  Rating:10.96)
  • Datta, S. N. (2011). Culture of Azolla and its efficacy in diet of Labeo rohita. Aquaculture, 310,376–379. (NAAS  Rating 10.24)