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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Fisheries

Faculty Detail

Dr. Meera D. Ansal

Designation: Principal Scientist & Head
Contact Address:Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414061, 01612414056
Mobile: 9417109667,

Academic Credentials

  • B.Sc Medical
  • M.Sc. Zoology (Specialization - Fish & Fisheries)
  • Ph.D. Zoology (Specialization  - Fish & Fisheries)
  • ASRB-NET (Fish & Fishery Sciences, 1997 & Aquaculture, 1998)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • UG and PG Teaching in Aquaculture (Principles of Aquaculture, Fresh Water Aquaculture, Hatchery Management & Seed Production, Aquaculture Nutrition, Aquaculture Ecosystem Management, Soil & Water quality Management in Aquaculture).

Other Appointments

  • Head, Department of Fisheries resource Management (Additional Charge)
  • Member, Academic Council, GADVASU
  • Member, RIC, GADVASU
  • Member, Editorial Board, Vigyanik Pashu Palan
  • Chairperson, Task Force to Monitor Women Safety and Security Issues in the Campus
  • Chairperson, Academic Affairs Committee COF
  • Chairperson, Board of Studies, COF

Area of Research Interests

  • Aquaculture Production Technology, Inland saline Water Aquaculture, Aquaculture Nutrition - herbal supplements in fish nutrition, Azolla culture, Socio-economic evaluation of aquaculture, climate resilient aquaculture technologies, Intensive aquaculture Systems.

Ongoing Projects

  • Establishment of Capacity Building Resource Centre for Intensive Aquaculture Technologies in Punjab- Recirculatory and Biofloc Aquaculture Systems  funded by DOF, MoFAHD, GOI. Budget 139.05 lakh (PI)
  • Establishment of Dedicated River Health Monitoring Cell at GADVASU for conservation and Restoration of the River Beas- PPCB, Punjab. Budget - 27.50 Lakh (PI)
  • National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD)*- Surveillance of Freshwater and Saline Water Fish and Shellfish Diseases in Punjab  - ICAR (Co-PI)

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Fellow, The Indian Ecological Society, Ludhiana (Punjab)
  • Best Success Story Award by Indian Ecological Society, Ludhiana in International Conference - Natural Resource Management: Ecological Perspectives, held at SKUAST-Jammu, 18-20 February, 2016.

No. of Publications

Research: 51Extension: 18    
Books: 02      
Manuals: 04
Review Article: 12
Booklet/Pamphlets: 15     Road Map: 01


  • Ansal M D and Dhawan A. (2021) Aquaculture for livelihoods and food security in North-western India. Aquaculture Asia, NACA, 25(2): 27-40
  • Srivastava A, Ansal M D and 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: 515-524 (NAAS 6.30)
  • Ansal M D. 2020. Azolla for Socio-Economic Development of Farming Community and Environmental Benefits. Journal of Krishi Vigyan. 9 (Special issue on Fisheries): 21-28 (NAAS Rating – 4.55)
  • Ansal M D.  And Singh P. 2019.  Development of Inland Saline water Aquaculture in Punjab, India- Transforming Adversity to Prosperity. Global Aquaculture Advocate. Issue May, 2019.
  • Kumari, A. Ansal, M.D. 2019. Evaluation of Aquaculture Units Established in Inland Salt Affected Areas of District Fazilka, Punjab. Indian Journal of Ecology. 46(1):196-200 (NAAS- 5.79)
  • Khan, I. Dhawan, A. and Ansal, M.D. 2018. Effect of Aloe vera supplemented feed on survival and growth of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 35(2): 206-213 (NAAS-5.02)
  • Singh, B. Tyagi, A. Tammegowda, N.K.B. and Ansal, M.D. 2018. Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of vibrios of human significance in inland saline aquaculture areas. Aquaculture Research 1-9 (NAAS-7.46)
  • Kumari, A. Ansal, M.D., Singh, P. and Holeyappa, S.A. 2017 Evaluation of Aquaculture Units in salt affected areas of District Sri Mukatsar Sahib, Punjab. Indian Journal of Ecology  44(3): 632-636 (NAAS-5.79)
  • Ansal M D. Kaur, K & Kaur, V I. 2016. Efficacy of Azolla Compost as Bio-fertilizer in Carp Culture – Water & Quality and Productivity. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 33(2):191-196 (NAAS-5.02)
  • Ansal, M.D. Dhawan, A. Singh, G. and Kaur, K. 2016 Species selection for enhancing productivity of fresh water carps in inland saline water of Punjab- A field Study. Indian Journal of Ecology 43 (Special issue 1): 45-49. (NAAS- 5.79)
  • Ansal, M.D. Dhawan, A. and Singh, G. 2013. Productivity of freshwater carps in inland salt affected waterlogged areas of Punjab, India- A field Study. Indian Journal of Ecology. 40 (2):284-289. (NAAS- 5.79)
  • Kaur V.I. and Ansal M.D. 2010. Efficacy of vermicompost as fish pond manure – Effect on water quality and growth of Cyprinus carpio (Linn.). Bioresource Technology. 101(15): 6215-6218. (NAAS – 11.65)
  • Ansal M.D., Dhawan A. and Kaur V.I. 2010. Duckweed based bio-remediation of village ponds- An ecologically and economically viable integrated approach for rural development through aquaculture. Livestock research for Rural Development
  • Ansal M.D. and Kaur K. 1998. Relative efficacy of dietary administration of 3,5,3’-tri-iodothyronine (T3) to different stages of an India major carp, Cirrhina mrigala (Hamilton) : Growth & Economics. Aquaculture Research. 29: 835-841. (NAAS-7.46)
  • Kaur K. and Ansal M.D. (1996) Sensitivity of selected Zooplankton exposed to Phosphamidon, Fenitrothion and fenthion. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 57: 199-203. (NAAS-7.41).