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

Dr. J. Stephen Sampath Kumar

Designation

:

Director - Centre for Sustainable Aquacultutre (professor-aquaculture)

Address

:

Director,Centre for Sustainable Aquacultutre, (CESA)
Tamil Nadu Fisheries University
Nagapattinam
Tamilnadu - 611001

Telephone

Mobile

:

:

+91 0461- 239029

94431 15068

E-mail

:

jstephenkumar@gmail.com

Academic Career

Degree

University

Period of Study

Marks / O.G.P.A. (Percentage)

B.F.Sc.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

1981-'86

3.87/4.00 (87.40%)

M.F.Sc.*

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

1987-'88

4.00/4.00
(90%)

Ph.D.**

Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chennai

1993-'98

9.6/10.0
(96%)

* Thesis

Role of steroid hormones on growth and sex of Etroplus suratensis

** Thesis

Studies on the nursery and grow-out culture of Macrobrachium rosenbergii under monoculture and polyculture systems

Awards / Medals Received

Sl. No.

Name of the Award

Nature of the Award

Period

Awarded by

1.

“Prof. G. Rengaswami’s Prize” for Outstanding Performance in M.F.Sc.,

Gold Medal + Certificate

1987 – 1988

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

2.

“Sardar Buta Singh Medal” for the First Rank in M.F.Sc., degree

Prizes + Certificate

1987 – 1988

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

3.

“Tamil Peravai of TANUVAS Medal” for the Best Tamil Text Book during 1996 – 97

Gold Medal + Certificate

1996 – 1997

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai

4.

Best Scientific Writer Award

Shield + Certificate

2013 – 2014

Malarum Velanmai, Coimbatore

5.

Bharat Gavurav Award

Citation + Certificate

2013 – 2014

India International Friendship Society, New Delhi

Employment details:

Sl. No.

Organization

Name of the post held

Period

No. of years

1.

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
Fisheries College & Research Institute, Tuticorin – 8

Assistant Professor

12th July 1991 to
13th Mar. 2002

10 yrs &
8 months

2.

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
Fisheries College & Research Institute, Tuticorin – 8

Associate Professor

14th Mar. 2002 to
09th Oct. 2008

6 yrs &
9 months

3.

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
Fisheries College & Research Institute, Tuticorin – 8

Professor

10th Oct. 2008 to 18th June 2012

3 yrs &
8 months

4.

Tamil Nadu Fisheries University
Fisheries College & Research Institute, Tuticorin – 8

Professor

19th June 2012 to till date

2 yrs &
9 months

5.

Tamil Nadu Fisheries University
Centre for Shrimp Brood Bank, Ganapathipuram, KK Dt.- 629502

Professor & Head

22nd Dec. 2014 to till date
(Additional Charge)

7 months

Guidance of research scholars as Chairman of the Advisory committee

1.As Chairman:

A.For PhD (Aquaculture)

Studies on the cryopreservation of Cyprinus carpio spermatozoa with reference to diluents and dilution ratios for artificial fertilization (C. Judith Betsy, PhD (Aqua) 2013-2016) Progressing

B.For MFSc (Aquaculture)

  • Role of fermented manure as direct feed for Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) (G. Priya, M.F.Sc. Thesis - 2004)
  • Impact of cryopreserved spermatozoa of goldfish (Carassius auratus) on fertilization and hatching rate (C. Sudha, M.F.Sc. Thesis – 2007)
  • Effect of bio-enriched live feeds on the growth survival and maturity of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) (K. Anantharaja, M.F.Sc. Thesis - 2007).
  • Effect of cryopreservation on the irradiated spermatozoa of Cyprinus carpio (Linn.). (P. Mohanraj, M.F.Sc. Thesis – 2009)
  • Role of bio-enriched Artemia on moulting cycle and gonadal maturation of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Mann). (P. Ramyalkashmi, M.F.Sc. Thesis - 2011)
  • Influence of hormonal inducement on the spermatological qualities of Cyprinus carpio. (R. Felcy Shibani, M.F.Sc. Thesis - 2014) - Progressing

2.As External Guide for outside students:

  • Evaluation of cryopreserved spermatozoa for the production of hybrids in ornamental fishes (K. Senthilkumar, St. John’s College, Palyamcottai. M.S. University - M.Phil. Thesis – 2008)
  • Impact of cryopreservation on the qualities of spermatozoa of common carp, Cyprinus carpio (T. Thirunama Jeya, Holy Cross College, Nagercoil. M.S. University - M.Sc. Biotech. Thesis 2008)
  • Effect of irradiation on the biometric qualities of gold fish spermatozoa during cryopreservation. (T.Veani Jenifer, Anna University of Technology, Trichy, B.Tech. Biotechnology, 2008).
  • Cryopreservation potential of Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) spermatozoa with different dilutions. (L. Vijay, Reg. No. 01014793 M.Phil. Thesis of M.S. University, St. John’s College, Palyamcottai)
  • Use of HUFA in the larval diet for fishes in the nursery tanks. (Tmt. N. Thamilzhselvi, Asst. Professor, APA College for Arts & Science, Palani, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu – Ph.D. Thesis)

3.As Member:

For PhD (Aquaculture)

  • Growth performance of Macrobrachium rosenbergii in nursery and growth system (S. Balasundari, Ph.D. Thesis – 2006)

For MFSc (Aquaculture)

  • Role of zeolite in manure ammonia – N transfer for developing low carbon aquaculture system (Ashamol Antony, M.F.Sc Thesis – 2008)
  • Production of gynogenetic female catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) using chromosome manipulation techniques (M. Mary Anusha, M.F.Sc thesis – 2008)
  • A comparative economic evaluation of carp and tiger shrimp culture practices in Nellore Dt. AP (Hasib Abdul Gilani, M.F.Sc., Thesis – 2010)
  • Role of supplemented energy sources on spermatological parameters of selected cultivable carps. (Judith Betsy, C. M.F.Sc., Thesis – 2013)
  • Influence of selected feed additives on the growth and breeding of gold fish (Kannan, B. M.F.Sc., Thesis - 2014)

Abstract of publications

Sl.No.

Type of publication

 

Nos

1.

Research papers – Published (International & National refereed journals)

:

31

2.

Conference & Seminar presentations

:

37

3.

Research papers – Communicated & Accepted

:

2

4.

Technical articles – English

:

49

5.

Technical articles in Tamil

:

46

6.

Books (English & Tamil)

:

18

7.

Book Chapters

:

22

8.

Teaching & Training Manuals

:

3

9.

Pamphlets and Brochures

:

17

10.

International photo credits

 

2

Total publications     - 226

Projects/Schemes obtained from external funding agencies

Sl. No.

Name of the Project

Funding Agency

Period

Budget
(Rs. In lakhs)

1.

Production maximization of freshwater prawns under monoculture and ployculture systems  (as Co-Principal Investigator)

ICAR, New Delhi

30.01.1996 to 29.07.1999

Rs. 4.59

2.

Establishment of a Freshwater Prawn hatchery unit for 10.00 million annual seed production – Part II Scheme (as Principal Investigator)

TN Govt.

01.04.1992 to 31.03.2002

Rs. 11.50

3.

Establishment of a Cryopreservation laboratory to enhance seeds of Indian Major Carps – Part II Scheme (as Principal Investigator)

TN Govt.

01.09.2006 to 31.03.2008

Rs. 17.50

4.

Freshwater Prawn Hatchery
(ICAR Scheme on Seed Production in Fisheries) (SC No. 42018) (as Principal Investigator)

ICAR, New Delhi.

01.04.2006 to 31.10.2011

Rs. 25.50

5.

DST Scheme “Economic Empowerment of rural fish farmers through skill development in freshwater prawn farming” (SC No. 39030) (as Co-Principal Investigator)

DST, New Delhi.

29.09.2008 to 28.04.2012

Rs. 14.92

6.

Development of a sperm Bank at FCRI, Thoothukudi (SC No. 39032) (As Principal Investigator)

NADP, Govt. of India

19.01.2009 to 31.03.2012

Rs. 50.00

7.

Enhancing open water aquaculture production through cage farming (SC No. 39044) –(As Principal Investigator)

NADP, Govt. of India

15.12.2011 to 31.12.2012
and continued further

Rs. 35.00

8.

Evaluation of cultured algal powder for its suitability in aquafeeds (Industry-Institute Linkage project) – (As Principal Investigator)

Praj Industries Ltd., Pune

11.06.2012 to 31.03.2013

Rs.1.79

9.*

Experiential Learning Unit in Freshwater Aquafarming (March 2012) – (As Principal Investigator)

ICAR, New Delhi

17.03.2012 onwards

Rs. 36.20

10*.

Shrimp Brood Bank

T.N. State Govt. under NADP

22.12.2014 to 21.12.2016

Rs.198.00