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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Fisheries



Dr. Meera D. Ansal

Address : Head of Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries, GADVASU, Ludhiana


Call: +91-161-2414061

Fax: +91-161-2414054

Brief Introduction :

Dr. Meera D. Ansal, Principal Scientist (Fisheries) took over the charge of Head, Department of Aquaculture in 2015. She has made significant contribution in teaching, research, extension and institutional development. She has guided 9 M.F.Sc. and 2 Ph.D students and have taught over 20 UG/PG courses during the last 22 years. Presently 2 M.F.Sc. Students are working under her guidance.

Under ICAR’s prestigious Niche Area of Excellence Project (2010-2015),she played an instrumental role in aquaculture development in inland salt affected waste areas of south west districts of the State and was conferred with 'Best Success Story' award by the Indian Ecological Society. She also developed low cost carp feeds with non-conventional feed resources like duckweeds & Azolla and region specific Azolla culturetechnology.She is now working to develop ‘Climate Smart Aquaculture Technologies’ viz., diversification involving intercropping with high valuespecies, growth promoting & immuno-stimulating herbal supplements and brood stock management for enhanced aquaculture productivity, without any additional pressure on already depleting multiple use water/land resources. Being an active extension worker, she has conducted 12training programs in fish farming/aquaculture and served Innovative Fish Farmers Association, Punjab for 5 years as technical coordinator.

Recently, she earned an R&D project entitled “Establishment of Capacity Building Resource Centre for Intensive Aquaculture Technologies in Punjab- Recirculatory and Biofloc Aquaculture Systems” with 100% funding of 1.39 crores under PMMSY Center Sector Scheme (CSS) of Department of Fisheries (DoF), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAHD), GOI, to promote intensive aquaculture technologies in the region. With 12 R&D projects and more than 200 publications, including research papers, review articles, teaching/training manuals, books, booklets, pamphlets and extension articles, to her credit Dr. Meera has also been conferred with ‘Honorary Fellowship' of the IndianEcological Society.