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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

  • B.F.Sc.
  • M.F.Sc. (Aquaculture)
  • Ph. D (Aquaculture)
  • ASRB-NET (Aquaculture)

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

  • Development of monoclonal antibody based pond-site or on-site diagnostic kit for detection of finfish and shellfish pathogens, monoclonal antibody based therapy (passive immunity response), Bacterial biofilm for novel oral vaccine and for enhancing growth and disease resistance of fish in ponds, Vaccine for developing disease resistant offspring,  Strategies to combat the Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP), Aeromonas hydrophila, Tilapia lake virus (TiLV), White spot virus (WSV), Red sea bream iridovirus (RSIV), Infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus (ISKNV), Carp edema virus (CEV) diseases in finfish and shellfish aquaculture.

Ongoing Projects

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Funding Agency

Year of Start


Nanoparticle based novel oral biofilm recombinant vaccine model for aquaculture





National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases-Phase II (All Indian Network Project


Under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana from the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India through ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow



Development of point-of care cum farmer level rapid diagnostic kit for detection of fast emerging white spot disease (WSD) in shrimp aquaculture


Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana


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: 04Manuals: 03


  • 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
  • Poojary, S.R., Kumar, B.T.N., Patil, P., Abhiman, P.B, Shankar, K.M, Patel, D.M. and Ramesh, K.S. (2020).Studies on Development and Antigen Expression of Biofilm Cells of Vibrio anguillarum for Oral Vaccination in Aquaculture. Indian Journal of Animal Research. ( NAAS: 6.4; IF: 0.4
  • 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