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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Fisheries

Faculty Detail

Dr. Sachin Onkar Khairnar

Designation: Scientist (Fisheries)
Contact Address:Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414061
Mobile: 8196013639,

Academic Credentials

  • B.F.Sc
  • M.F.Sc (Aquaculture)
  • Ph.D (Aquaculture)
  • DETM (NAARM, Hyderabad)

  • PGAEM (MANAGE, Hyderabad)
  • PGDCA (Sterlite Institute, Mumbai)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • UG- Genetics & Breeding, Finfish Breeding & Hatchery Management, Shellfish breeding & Hatchery Management, Ornamental Fish Production & Management, Statistical Methods, PG- Seed Production & Hatchery Management of Finfish, Non-Food Aquaculture, Advances in Seed Production & Hatchery Management, Advances in Fish Genetics.

Other Appointments

  • Dean PGS representative, for verification of work programme/synopsis of PG students (M.F. Sc/Ph.D.) of Dept Aquaculture
  • NSS Programme Officer, College of Fisheries
  • Member, Extension Education Committee, Cultural and Co-curricular activities Committee, Placement Committee College of Fisheries
  • In-charge, EL Unit-Ornamental Fish Culture and Breeding, Aqua house cum aquarium Fabrication Unit, Ornamental Aquatic Plant Nursery, Green House.

Area of Research Interests

  • Collection and standardization of rearing techniques for indigenous fishes of ornamental importance, Culture and breeding of economically important ornamental fishes, Collection and Propagation of Aquatic plants, Introduction of new ornamental fishes and aquatic plants, Ornamental Fish Health Management, Aquarium Fish Medicine, Development of aquaponics system for ornamental fisheries 

Ongoing Projects

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Funding Agency

Year of Start


ICAR-99- ELP: Ornamental Fisheries: Culture, Breeding and Seed production (Co-PI


ICAR- Education Division, new Delhi


Research Honour’s /Awards

  • “Young Extension Scientist Award 2022” from Society of Fisheries and Life Sciences, Mangalore during Fisheries and Life Sciences Awards Ceremony on 31 July 2022.
  • “Best Fisheries Scientist Award” from Agro Environmental Development Society, Rampur (UP) during 4th International Conference on Current Approaches in Agricultural Animal Husbandry and Allied Sciences for successful Entrepreneurship.
  • “Research Excellence Award 2020” from InSc, Bangalore, 2020
  • “Young Scientist Award” from Samgra Vikas Welfare Society, Kanpur in 2019 on the occasion of International Conference on Advances in Agricultural and Allied Science Research on February 23-24, 2019 
  • “Appreciation letter as an outstanding performer” during 21 days ICAR sponsored winter school at CIFT, Kochi, Kerala. (05-25 Jan 2018)
  • “Chinese Government Scholarship” Awarded by Chinese Scholarship Council, Bejing, to pursue PhD in Ocean University of China, Qingdao. (2010-2013)
  • “Senior Research Fellowship” awarded by Indian Council of Agriculture, New Delhi. (2008-2012)

No. of Publications

Research: 35Extension: 22 Book Chapter :05Manuals: 06


  • Kaur, G., Kaur, V. I., Khairnar, S. O., & Shanthanagouda, A. H. (2022). Optimizing stocking density for rearing ornamental koi carp in pond cage aquaculture system. Indian Journal of Ecology, 49(3), 873-878. DOI : 10.55362/IJE/2022/3609 (NAAS- 5.79)
  • Singh, T. S., Pandey, A., Khairnar, S. O., & Tyagi, A. (2022). Efficacy of Probiotic Bacteria (Lactobacillus plantarum) Supplementation in the Diet on Growth and Nutritional Composition of Cirrhinus mrigala Fingerlings. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr. DR-1895. (NAAS-5.75)
  • Khairnar S.O., & Kaur V.I. (2021). Dietary supplementation of fish meal on growth and reproductive performances of black molly, Poecilia sphenops (Valenciennes). Indian Journal of Animal Health 60(2), 222-230. (NAAS- 5.25)
  • Amit, Pandey, A., Khairnar, S. O., & Tyagi, A. (2021). Effect of Dietary Supplementation of Probiotic Bacteria (Lactobacillus plantarum) on Growth and Proximate Composition of Cyprinus carpio Fingerlings. National Academy Science Letters-India, 44(6), 495-502. (NAAS-6.79)
  • Srivastava, A., Ansal, M. D., & Khairnar, S. O. (2020). Effect of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root powder supplementation on survival, growth and flesh quality of an Indian major carp, Labeo rohita (Ham.) fingerlings. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, 20(3), 515-524. DOI: 10.5958/0974-181X.2020.00045.1 (NAAS-6.23)
  • Khairnar, S. O., Tian, X., Dong, S., Fang, Z., Solanki, B. V., & Shanthanagouda, H. A. (2016). Effects of the amplitude and frequency of salinity fluctuations on antioxidant responses in juvenile tongue sole, Cynoglossus semilaevis. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 14(2), 6. (NAAS-7. 24)
  • Kaur, S., Kaur, V. I., Holeyappa, S. A., & Khairnar, S. O. (2016). Effect of Dietary Supplementation of Synthetic and Natural ?-Carotene on Survival, Growth and Pigmentation in Freshwater Ornamental Koi (Cyprinus carpio L.) Carp. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 33(4), 448-455. DOI: 10.5958/2231-6744.2016.00079.7 (NAAS- 5.66)
  • Khairnar, S. O., Tian, X., Fang, Z., & Dong, S. (2015). Effects of the amplitude and frequency of salinity fluctuation on the body composition and energy budget of juvenile tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis). Journal of Ocean University of China, 14(1), 127-134. (NAAS-7.18)
  • Zhong, D., Wang, F., Dong, S., & Khairnar, S. O. (2015). Benthic nutrient fluxes influenced by the common carp Cyprinus carpio in pond polyculture with special reference to nitrification, denitrification and nitrate ammonification. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 62(4), 50-57. (NAAS -6.50)
  • Khairnar, S. O., Tian, X., Fang, Z., & Dong, S. (2014). Effects of the Amplitude and Frequency of Salinity Fluctuations on the Growth Performance of Juvenile Tongue Sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis). The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh. 6: 1-7. (NAAS – 6.29)