Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ ਵੈਟਨਰੀ ਐਂਡ ਐਨੀਮਲ ਸਾਇੰਸਜ਼ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ

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College of Fisheries

Faculty Detail

Dr. Meera D. Ansal

Designation: Senior Scientist-cum-Head
Contact Address:Department of Aquaculture College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 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, Editorial Board, Vigyanik Pashu Palan
Member, Task Force to Monitor Women Safety and Security Issues in the Campus
Farm In-charge
Chairperson, Academic Affairs Committee COF
Secretary, Board of Studies, COF
Chairperson, Anti Ragging Squad & Anti Ragging Committee, COF
Chairperson, Disciplinary Committee COF

Area of Research Interests

Aquaculture Production Technology, Inland saline Water Aquaculture - Salinity tolerance and stress responses of freshwater species in inland saline water species for working out best species combinations carps for optimized growth under saline condition, Aquaculture Nutrition - Development of medicated feeds through herbal supplementation for enhanced growth, immunity (health) and reproductive performance of  fish, Socio-economic evaluation of fish farming systems in different districts of Punjab

Ongoing Projects

S. No.  Title of the Project                                                                                                 Funding Agency                                   Year of Start 

1        Ecological Survey  of Salt Affected Areas of South-West districts for            RKVY                                                        2015

          developing inland saline water aquaculture in Punjab (Co-I) 

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: 45
Extension: 75
Books: 02
Manuals: 04
Booklets: 06


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-4.96)

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- 4.96)

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- 4.96)

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)