Research Centre-Aqua Culture
Department of PG Studies and Research in Aqua Culture & Fishery Microbiology
Research Guides

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor

Research Scholars


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Kripa N V


Development of substrate based microbial bioremediation for aquaculture production systems

Dr Ranjeet K

Reyhanath P V


Studies on the antifouling bioactive compounds associated with actinomycetes from northern coast of Kerala.

Dr Ranjeet K

Shahul Hameed P V P


Fishery,Biology and stock assessment of needle fishes(family:Belonidae) in the Lakshadweep Waters

Dr Ranjeet K

P Sahadevan


Studies on shrimp farming in kerala.

Dr S Suresh Kumar

Fathima suhara K


Systematics,biology and growth parameters of fishes in the family Sciaenidae from Ponnani coast

Dr Rajool Shanis CP

Thushara James


Development of chicken egg yolk antibodies (IgY) against Aeromonas hydrophila and its effect on disease control in farmed fishes

Dr Mujeeb Rahiman

Research Facilities


There are cisterns of various size for breeding and rearing fish In addition There are 24 acrylic tanks of 1 ton capacity for holding the fishes and   10 cylindrical tanks for live feed culture.For keeping fish glass tanks of various sizes are employed.Different species of   O

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Department is keeping large a museum comprising different species of Fishes, Crustaceans, Molluscs and Sea weeds.  There are 25 specimen stands for keeping these specimens There are also various models of dried specimens and craft and gear materials.

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Research Publications


  1. Divya, P R and Kumar, Rahul G and Mohitha, C and Rajool Shanis, C P and Bineesh, K K and Basheer, V S and Gopalakrishnan, A (2019) Resurrection and Re-description of Pampus candidus (Cuvier), Silver Pomfret from the Northern Indian Ocean. Zoological Studies, 58 (7). pp. 1-10.
  2. Idreesbabu, K.K., C.P.R. Shanis & S. Sureshkumar (2018). First record of the rare Furry Lobster Palinurellus wieneckii (De Man, 1881) (Decapoda: Palinu-ridae) from the Arabian Sea. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(15): 12986–12989;
  3. Aneesa P.A, Susan Joy, Mujeeb Rahiman, Emilda Rosmine, Ally C.A, Solly Solomon, Manjusha K, Saramma, A.V, Krishnan K.P and A. A. Mohamed Hatha, 2017. A Statistical approach to optimize cold active β-Galactosidase production by an Arctic sediment pscychrotrophic bacteria, Enterobacter ludwigii (MCC 3423) in Cheese Whey. Catalysis Letters 148: 712-724.
  4. Ranjeet Kutty, Shahana Shamsudheen, Shafeena Ottathaikkal, Jamsheera Vallikkattil  (2017) An account on the assemblage of fish larvae in Ponnani estuary, South India. Int. J. Aquat. Biol. 5(2): 52-62.
  5. Jesmi Yousuf, Thajudeen J, Rahiman M, Krishnankutty S, P. Alikunj A, A. Abdulla MH., 2017.  Nitrogen fixing potential of various heterotrophic Bacillus strains from a tropical estuary and adjacent coastal regions. J Basic Microbiol. 1–11.
  6. Mujeeb RKM, Yousuf J, Hatha MAA, Thomas AP., 2017. Bacterial Diversity of Giant Freshwater Prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii and Screening for Probiotic Potential Bacteria. J Aqua Mar Sci 1(1): 101.
  7. Ranjeet Kutty, Muhsina Chakkayil, Shahul Hameed Pentam Veli Pura (2016) Community structure of macrobenthos in Ponnani estuary, South India with reference to occurrence of invasive alien species. Int. J. Aquat. Biol. (2016) 4(4): 269-276
  8. Jyothi P.V. and S. Sureshkumar (2016). Aquaatic ornamental macrophytes in kole wetlands: an untapped resources for sustainable utilisation. Journal of Functional and Environmental Botany 6(2), 79-83.
  9. K. Ranjeet and P.V.P. Shahul Hameed (2015). Evaluation of Three Substrate Bound Periphyton Systems for the Farming of Oreochromis niloticus in South India. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 10 (4): 276-285.
  10. Ranjeet K, Sureshkumar S, Arunjith T.S, Hakeem A.B. (2015) Utilization of fish bycatch in live ornamental fish trade from Kerala, South India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2(5): 93-98.
  11. Ranjeet K, Arunjith T.S, Sureshkumar S, Harikrishnan M. (2015). Population structure and length-weight relationship of Epinephelus diacanthus from Ponnani, South India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2(5): 151-154
  12. Isamma A., Divya K.R., Ramasubramanian V., Arunjith T.S. and Sureshkumar S. (2014). Standardization of the bioencapsulation of probiotics and oil emulsion in Artemia parthenogenetica. International Journal of Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture, 4(3), 122-125.
  13. Isamma Akbar, Divya Kandathil Radhakrishnan, Ramasubramanian Venkatachalam, Arunjith Thundiparambil Sathrajith and Sureshkumar (2014) Enrichment of Artemia franciscana with different types of Oil Emulsions and their use in the Rearing of freshwater Fish Cyprinus carpio. Int. J. Rec. Biotech. 2014, 2 (3): 25-33.
  14. K.R. Divya, A. Isamma, T.S Arunjith, S. Sureshkumar and V. Krishnakumar (2014)  Effect of Enriched Artemia franciscana on Production, Survival, Growth and Biochemical Composition of the Freshwater Fish Catla catla (Hamilton, 1922). Int. J. Rec. Biotech. 2014, 2 (3): 15-24.
  15. Ramina, P.P*, Sabira, K.M, and Razia Beevi, M. 2014. Antibiotic sensitivity and enzyme production of bioluminescent Vibrio species isolated from squid and penaeid shrimp of Ponnani estuary, Kerala. Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Vol. 2: 534 - 538
  16. Jyothi P.V. and S. Sureshkumar (2014). Flora of medicinal significance in kole wetlands of Ponnani, Kerala. Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Vol. 2: 245 – 252.
  17. Divya, P.K. and Ranjeet, K. (2014) Effect of temperature on oxygen consumption and ammonia excretion in red bellied piranha Pygocentrus nattereri (Kner, 1858). Journal of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, Vol. 2(1) 2014: 97-104
  18. Aryasree P.D and Razia Beevi M. (2013). Characterization of gut bacteria in Puntius sarana, Scatophagus and Rastrelliger kanagurta. Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7(3), 111-114.
  19. Ranjeet. K and B. M. Kurup. (2013). Economic analysis of polder based freshwater prawn farming systems in Kuttanad, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 5(6), 110-126.
  20. Ranjeet K. (2013). Ecological implications of shark fishing and path for conservation. Vimala International Research Journal for Pure and Applied Science, 1(1), 73-80.
  21. Ranjeet K, Divya Das K, Fathimath Shamsiya MP and K. Reshmi (2013) Effect of Ekalux toxicity on selected physiological parameters in Anabas testudineus. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 11(4), 569-580.
  22. K. M. Mohamed Nasser and S. Sureshkumar (2014). Interaction between microalgal species richness and environmental variables in Peringalkuthu Reservoir, Western Ghats, Kerala. Journal of Environmental Biology 34, 1001-1005
  23. K.K. Idreesbabu, N. H. Cernohorsky and S. Sureshkumar (2014) New record of five Butterflyfishes (Family: Chaetodontidae) from the Lakshadweep Archipelago, Western Indian Ocean, with notes on occurrence of four additional species. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2014; 2(1): 92-101
  24. K.M. Mohamed Nasser and S. Sureshkumar (2014). Habitat Wise Variation in Periphytic Microalgal Assemblages in the Vazhachal forest division of Chalakkudy River basin. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 3(6), 649-658.
  25. K. M. Mohamed Nasser and S. Sureshkumar (2014). Seasonal Variation and Biodiversity of Phytoplankton in Parambikulam Reservoir, Western Ghats, Kerala. International Journal of Pure and Applied Bioscience, 2(3), 272-280.
  26. Jean Jose, Appukuttan Chandran, Lincy Alex, Aaron P. Lipton. (2014). Notes on the egg bearing cyclopoid copepod, Oithona similis Calus, 1886 of the Arabian Sea. Notulae Scintia Biologicae 6(1): 31-35.
  27. S. Sureshkumar, B. Jasmin, K.M. Mujeeb Rahiman, and A.A. Hatha Mohammed. (2014). Growth enhancement of micro algae, Chaetoceros calcitrans and Nannochloropsis oculata, using selected bacterial strains. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 3(4), 352-359.
  28. Isamma A., Divya K.R., Ramasubramanian V., Arunjith T.S. and Sureshkumar S. (2014). Studies on probiotics administration and its influence on gut microflora of ornamental fish Brachydanio rerio larvae. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 3(8), 336-344.
  29. Sureshkumar S., Ranjeet K. and K.V. Radhakrishnan (2014). Live handling and domestication of selected indigenous ornamental fishes of India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 1(5), 8-11.
  30. Reyhanath P.V. and Ranjeet K. (2014). Incidence of multidrug resistant Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from Ponnani, South India. Iranian Journal of Microbiology, 6(2), 60-67.
  31. Jyothi P.V. and S. Sureshkumar (2014). Preliminary documentation of aquatic Macrophytes of Kole wetlands of Northern Kerala, India. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 5(1), 117-122.
  32. Razia Beevi M. and S. Radhakrishnan (2012). Community ecology of the metazoan parasites of freshwater fishes of Kerala. J. Parasitic Diseases, 44, 121-132.
  33. Mohammed Nasser K.M. and S. Sureshkumar (2012). Environmental correlates of microalgal diversity in high ranges of the biodiversity hotspots, Western Ghats, India. J. Aquat. Biol. Fish., 1 (1&2), 178-187.
  34. Ranjeet. K and B. M. Kurup (2013). Economic analysis of polder based freshwater prawn farming systems in Kuttanad, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 5(6), 110-126.
  35. Ranjeet K and B.M. Kurup (2011). Density dependent variations on the production and population structure of Macrobrachium rosenbergii reared in the wetland polders of South India. Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology, 15(2), 55-62.
  36. Ranjeet. K. (2011) Difference in protein synthesis associated with male morphotypes of Macrobrachium rosenbergii as an intrinsic factor causing differential growth. Journal of Environment and Biosciences, 25(1): 109-114.
  37.  Ranjeet K and B.M. Kurup (2011). Standardising stocking density for freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man, 1879) farming in coconut garden channels. Asian Fisheries Science, 24: 354-366.
  38. Radhakrishnan, K.V., S. Sureshkumar and H.H. Ng (2010). Pseudolaguvia austrina, a new species of sisorid catfish (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes) from Peninsular India. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 377-383.
  39. Reneesha, K., K.M. Mujeeb Rahman, M. Razia Beevi, A.P. Thomas and A.A. Mohamed Hatha. (2010). Probiotic effects of Bacillus sp. on the growth and survival of larvae and post larvae of Macrobrachium rosenbergii Fish. Tech., 47(2): 173-78.
  40. Razia Beevi M. and Radhakrishnan ,S. (2010). Four new species and two new form of monogenea from freshwater fishes of Kerala. India Ind.J. Mult. Res., 6 (1);65-74
  41. Ranjeet K. (2010). Allozyme variations and genetic diversity among males of Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Journal of Environment and Biosciences, 24(1): 107-114.
  42. Ranjeet K. (2010). Genetic Characterization of male morphotypes of Macrobrachium rosenbergii using RAPD markers. Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology, 30(1): 107-113.
  43. Ranjeet K. and B. M. Kurup (2010). Effect of different substrata on growth, survival and production of Macrobrachium rosenbergii in polders. Journal of the Inland Fisheries Society of India, 42(1): 39-45.


  1. Ratheeshkumar, M., Jean Jose J, Baiju R.S., 2014. Anoop Krishnan R. and R. Ajayakumar Varma. Analysis of Phytoplankton community structure along the south west coast of India. In Proceedings, National Seminar on Lakes, Rivers and wetland ecosystems- A climate change perspective. Organized by Dept. of Geology, MES Ponnani College, Malappuram, Kerala, India on 19-21 March 2014