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"Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood"

Dr. G. Sugumar

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Dean FC&RI Thoothukudi (Professor-Fisheries Microbiology)

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Tamil Nadu Fisheries University
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Dr. G. SUGUMAR, the Dean of Fisheries College and Research Institute joined as Assistant Professor in 1986.  He has a Ph.D. in Fishery Microbiology from UAS, Bangalore in 1994 for which he worked on the “Haemolysins of marine Vibrio spp” at College of Fisheries, Mangalore. He was a recipient of Japanese Government Scholarship and has carried out Postdoctoral research at the Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences of the Hiroshima University, Japan on ” Bacillary necrosis of oyster larvae” from 1996 to 1998. He won FAO fellowship under AHRDP for undergoing a specialized training on Molecular Diagnostics at the Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory of the Texas A&M University, USA during August – October, 2000.

He has been handling UG, and PG courses on Fish Processing Technology, basic and applied Fisheries Microbiology and guiding M.F.Sc and Ph.D students. As Principal Investigator, he has completed research projects on, “Antimicrobial activity of Chitoson and its use in fish preservation”.  He has also served as Principal Investigator in a net work project with DRWA (ICAR) as lead centre and promoted dry fish processing. In 2015, as project supervisor, he was part of the team and developed environmental guidelines for Cage culture of fish in reservoirs of Tamil Nadu.  He has been conferred with “Best Teacher Award” by the Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum, Mumbai in 2003, 2008 and 2011. He has published 48 research articles in journals, 17 research articles in proceedings and presented many research papers in seminars / symposia, besides having authored 3 books and 5 manuals.

He was appointed as Joint Special Officer (JSO) by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu for establishment of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University in February 2012.  He was part of the ministerial delegation to Malaysia, China and South Korea in 2012. As Dean of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi, introduced programmes and measures for infrastructure development and academic reformation besides programmes on soft skills for students.   The institute has won, “Best College Award 2014” and he had won “Excellence for the Best Scientist Award – 2014” instituted by Malarum Velanmai, Coimbatore.   Has organized a special session on Indian Fisheries Education in the capacity of Convener of the session at the International Symposium on Fisheries Education at Shanghai Ocean University, China where Tamil Nadu Fisheries University was a Co-sponsor. He was conferred as Fellow of Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society (SciTSA), New Delhi in 2015. As convener, he has organized a national consultation on “Revitalizing Fisheries Education in India” at FCRI, Thoothukudi and an International symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries in India in 2016. He was conferred with a Recognition award for his significant contributions to Fish Processing Technology and Applied Fisheries Microbiology by the SABS, Bangalore and a Citation award at the International Conference on Environmental Sustainability for Food Security in September, 2016.