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. Surjya Narayan Datta

Designation: Assistant Professor (Fisheries)
Contact Address:Department of Fisheries Resource Management College of Fisheries Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414061
Mobile: 9653285421,

Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor of Fisheries Sciences (B.F.Sc)
  • Master of Fisheries Sciences (M.F.Sc. Aquaculture)
  • PhD (Fisheries Resources Management)

Teaching and Other Appointments

Anatomy and Biology of finfish, Physiology of finfish and shellfish, Anatomy and Biology of Shellfish, Population dynamics and stock assessment, Reproductive biology of fish, Marine biology

Other Appointments

  • Store In-Charge, COF
  • Member - Board of Studies COF, Administrative cum budget committee, Academic Affairs committee, Research committee, Disciplinary committee, Grievance Redressal Committee, Anti Ragging squad, University disciplinary committee
  • In Charge – Fisheries Resource Management Lab 

Area of Research Interests

Fisheries biology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Climate change, Cage aquaculture and diversification of aquaculture, Culture and breeding of Pangas catfish,  Histology, Survey of fish markets and data base generation

Ongoing Projects

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Standardization of culture, breeding and processing      technologies for Pangasius species in Punjab 




Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) in M.F. Sc.
  • Institutional fellowship in Ph.D from C.I.F.E. Mumbai.
  • Recipient of first prize in oral presentation in ‘The Indian Ecological Society: International conference (IESIC) 2016 held at Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology of Jammu from February. 18- 20, 2016.

No. of Publications

Research: 35Extension: 03Books: 01Manuals: 04


  • Datta S N, Singh A, Jassal G and Pandey A. 2018. A study on induced breeding, embryonic and larval development of Pangassionodon hypophthalmus in semi -arid agro climate. Journal of Environmental Biology 39(5): 671-676. (NAAS rating: 6.70)
  • Datta S N, Singh A and Jassal G. 2018. Study of gonadal development in striped catfish Pangasianodon hypophthalmus (Sauvage, 1878) during breeding season in Punjab, India. Journal of Experimental Zoology, India 21(1): 185-189. (NAAS rating: 5.51 
  • Datta S N, Singh A, Mandal A and Jassal G. 2018.   Effect of different dietary protein sources on hematological parameters of striped catfish Pangasianodon hypophthalmus.  Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 6(2): 3198-3202. (NAAS rating: 5.53 
  • Datta S N, Dhawan A, Kumar S, Singh A and Parida P. 2017.  Standardization of stocking density for maximizing biomass production of Pangasius pangasius in pond cage aquaculture. Journal of Environmental Biology 38 (2): 237-242. (NAAS  Rating: 6.70) 
  • Datta S N, Dhawan A and Singh A. 2017.  Trends of fish marketing strategy and trade in Punjab-a survey. Indian Journal of Ecology 44(3): 637-643. (NAAS  Rating 4.96)
  • Kaur H, Datta S N and Singh A. 2017.  Fish Catch Composition and Biodiversity Indices at Harike Wetland- A Ramsar Site in India.  Journal of Animal Research 7 (5):  935-941. DOI: 10.5958/2277-940X.2017.00142.5 (NAAS  Rating: 5.68) 
  • Shrivastava J, Sinha A K, Datta S N, Blust R and De Boeck G. 2016. Pre-acclimation to low ammonia improves ammonia handling in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) when exposed subsequently to high environmental ammonia. Aquatic Toxicology 180:334–344. (NAAS  Rating:10.13)
  • Datta S N, Kumar S, Singh A and Parida P. 2015. Study on ovarian development of Channa punctata (Bloch 1793) reared in pond cages and natural water bodies of Punjab. The Bioscan 10 (1): 1185-1189 (NAAS Rating:  5.26) 
  • Datta S N, Dhawan A, Kumar S, Parida P and Kaur K. 2014. Comparative economic analysis of pond aquaculture with and without cage. Ecology, Environment and Conservation. 20(Suppl.): S297 – S301. (NAAS  Rating 4.89)
  • Datta S N. 2011. Culture of Azolla and its efficacy in diet of Labeo rohita. Aquaculture 310:376–379. (NAAS  Rating 8.57)