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. Anuj Tyagi

Designation: Assistant Professor (Fish Microbiology)
Contact Address:Department of Aquatic Environment, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana – 141 004
Telephone : 0161-2414061
Mobile: 9915608455,

Academic Credentials

  • B.F.Sc.
  • M.F.Sc. (Fishery Microbiology)
  • Ph. D. (Fishery Microbiology)

Teaching and Other Appointments

Fish Microbiology, Disease Mechanism, Potential Pathogens in Aquatic Environment.

Other Appointments

Incharge, Central Instrument Lab, COF

Area of Research Interests

Metagenomics of Aquatic Environment, Prevalence of virulent and antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens in aquatic environment, Immune responses and disease mechanisms in fishes.

Ongoing Projects

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Funding Agency

Year of Start


Study of Microbial Diversity and Potential Human Pathogens in Freshwater Aquaculture Environment




Development of Biotechnological Intervention Strategies to Enhance the Safety and Shelf Life of Fishery Products



Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Best Researcher Award, College of Fisheries for year 2017-18 from GADVASU, Ludhiana on 23rd Feb, 2018
  • Best participant award in 21 days summer school training programme on "Application of nanotechnology and molecular diagnostics in fisheries & aquaculture" organized  by Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar during 20th July - 09th August, 2016
  • Recipient of the Third Prize (as co-author) for poster entitled “Characterization of codon usage pattern in Japanese Encephalitis Virus” in XXIV National Conference of Indian Virological Society (IVS) – VIRCON 2015 on “Transboundary Viral Diseases Under One Health: Perspectives & Challenges” at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong from 8th – 10th Oct, 2015.
  • Recipient of DST-SERB Start-up Research Grant (Young Scientist) for project entitled “Study of microbial diversity and potential human pathogens in freshwater aquaculture environment” during Nov., 2015.
  • Recipient of the Prof. H. P. C. Shetty Gold Medal, University Gold medal, Dr.Tauro Gold Medal for best out- going Masters student in college during academic year 2004-2005.
  • Received ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship for Post Graduate studies during academic year 2003-04 to 2004-05.
  • Received ICAR- National Talent scholarship for Under Graduate studies during academic year 1999-2000 to 2003-04.

No. of Publications

Research: 14
Extension: 1
Books: Nil
Manuals: 04


  • Singh, B., Tyagi, A., Naveen Kumar B. T., Ansal, M. D. 2018. Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of vibrios of human health significance in inland saline aquaculture areas. Aquaculture Research 49: 2166-2174 (Impact Factor – 1.46, NAAS Score – 7.46)
  • Tyagi, A., Singh, B. 2017. Microbial diversity in Rohu fish gut and inland saline aquaculture sediment and variations associated with next-generation sequencing of 16S rRNA gene. Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences, 2(1): 1-8
  • Tyagi, A., Naveen Kumar B. T., Singh, N. K. 2017. Genome dynamics and evolution of codon usages in shrimp viruses. Archives or Virology, 162: 3137–3142 (Impact Factor – 2.39, NAAS Score – 8.39)
  • Singh, N. K., Tyagi, A. 2017. A detailed analysis of codon usage patterns and influencing factors in Zika virus. Archives of Virology, 162: 1963-1973 (Impact Factor – 2.39, NAAS Score – 8.39)
  • Tyagi, A., Singh, N. K., Gurtler, V. and Karunasagar, I. 2015. Bioinformatics analysis of codon usage patterns and influencing factors in Penaeus monodon nudivirus. Archives of Virology, 161: 459–464. (Impact Factor – 2.39, NAAS Score – 8.39)
  • Singh, N. K., Tyagi, A., Kaur, R., Verma, R., Gupta, P. K. 2015. Characterization of codon usage pattern and influencing factors in Japanese Encephalitis Virus. Virus Research, 221: 58-65 (Impact Factor – 2.32, NAAS Score – 8.32)
  • Safeena, M. P., Tyagi, A., Rai, P., Karunasagar, I.,  Karunasagar, I. 2010. Complete nucleic acid sequence of Penaeus monodon densovirus (PmDNV) from India. Virus Research, 150: 1-11.
  • Tyagi, A., Saravanan, V., Karunasagar, I., Karunasagar, I. 2009. Detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in tropical shellfish by SYBR Green real-time PCR and evaluation of three enrichment media. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 129: 124-130 (Impact Factor – 3.45, NAAS Score – 9.45)
  • Ryo, S., Wijdeven, R. H. M., Kono, T., Tyagi, A., Hermsen, T.,   Karunasagar, I., Sakai, M., Verburg-van Kemenade, B. M. L., and Savan, R. 2010. Common carp have two subclasses of bonyfish specific antibody IgZ showing differential expression in response to infection. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 34: 1183-90 (Impact Factor – 3.22, NAAS Score – 9.22)
  • Godhe, A., Asplund, M.E., Härnström, K., Saravanan, V., Tyagi, A., Karunasagar, I. 2008. Quantifying diatom and dinoflagellate biomass in coastal marine sea water samples by real-time PCR. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74: 7174-7182 (Impact Factor – 3.81, NAAS Score – 9.81)