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. Sachin Onkar Khairnar

Designation: Assistant Scientist (Fisheries)
Contact Address:Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141 004, Punjab, India
Telephone : 0161-2414061
Mobile: 8196013639

Academic Credentials

  • B.F.Sc
  • M.F.Sc (Aquaculture)
  • Ph.D (Aquaculture)
  • P. G. D. C. A. Sterlite Institute, Mumbai

Teaching and Other Appointments

(UG and PG courses of Aquaculture) Fish genetics and Breeding, Finfish breeding and Hatchery Management, and Shellfish breeding and Hatchery Management, Freshwater Aquaculture, Ornamental fish and Aquatic Plant production, Culture of Fish food organisms, Fisheries Statistics.

Other Appointments

  • Member, Extension Education Committee, College of Fisheries
  • Member Secretary, Cultural and Co-curricular activities Committee, College of Fisheries
  • Dean PGS representative for verification of synopsis of PG students (M.F.Sc/Ph.D)
  • I/C Aqua house cum aquarium Fabrication Unit
  • I/C Backyard Ornamental fish breeding and culture Unit
  • I/C Ornamental Aquatic Plant Unit

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 

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • 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: 18
Extension: 10
Book/ Book Chapters: 02
Manuals: 05


  • Khairnar SO, Kaur VI, Pandey A. and Sharma S. 2018. Morphological evaluation of freshwater ornamental aquatic plant waterwort, Elatine gratiloides under different organic substrate. Advances in Research. 13 (6): 1-7. (NAAS 4.80)
  • Khairnar SO and Kaur VI.  2018. Quantitative and qualitative differences in morphological traits of freshwater ornamental aquatic plant Water wisteria, Hygrophila difformis under different organic substrate. Journal of Entomology and Zoological studies. 6 (1):1664-67. (NAAS 5.53)
  • Sadique JK, Pandey A, Khairnar SO, and Naveen Kumar BT. 2018. Effect of molasses - fermented water hyacinth feed on growth and body composition of common carp, Cyprinus carpio. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies.  6(4): 1161-1165. (NAAS 5.53)
  • Mandal A, Das S K, Biswas B. and Khairnar S O. 2018. Future scope of sport fisheries development in India: A review. Indian Journal of Animal Health. 57(1): 01-16.(NAAS 4.08)
  • Sadique JK, Pandey A, Khairnar SO, and Naveen Kumar BT. 2018. Effect of fermented water hyacinth leaf meal on plankton productivity and gut content analysis of common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Journal of Current microbiology and applied sciences. 7(9): accepted (NAAS 5.38)
  • Khairnar SO, Tian X, Fang Z, Dong S, Solanki BV, and Admane S. (2016). Effects of the amplitude and frequency of salinity fluctuations on antioxidant responses in juvenile tongue sole, Cynoglossus semilaevis. Spanish Journal of Agriculture and Research.  14 (2): 1-8. (NAAS: 6.70)
  • Kaur S, Kaur VI, Hollyappa SA and Khairnar S.O.  2016. Effect of dietary supplementation of synthetic and natural ?-carotene on survival, growth and pigmentation in freshwater ornamental fish koi (Cyprinus carpio L.) carp. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition. 33(4): 448-455. (NAAS: 5.02)
  • Khairnar SO, Tian X, Fang Z. and Dong S (2015). Effects of the amplitude and frequency of salinity fluctuations on the biochemical composition and energy budget of juvenile tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis). Journal of Ocean University of China. 14 (1): 127-134. (NAAS: 6.57)
  • Zhong D, Fang W, Dong S. and Khairnar SO (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: 6.28) 
  • Khairnar SO, Tian X, Fang Z. and Dong S (2014). Effects of the amplitude and frequency of salinity fluctuations on the growth performance of juvenile tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis). Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidegh. 6: 1-7 pages. (NAAS: 6.43)