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

Dr. P. Chidambaram



Associate Professor and Head

Field of Specialization


Fisheries Biotechnology



Tilapia Research Centre
Pungampatti Village,Barur Post
Tamilnadu - 635





04341 254321,04342 - 28519

+91 99522 36193



Current Research Projects:                        

Sl. No

Title of the Project

Funding Agency


Total Fund
in Lakhs

PI / Co-PI


“Establishment of Regional Fisheries Research and Extension Centre in Barur, Krishnagiri district”.


2014 - 2016

Rs.121.04 Lakhs

Principal investigator

Completed Research Projects           :        


Title of the Scheme/

Funding Agency





Microbial Treatment of Wastewaters of sea food processing plant.

University Research Project

2 years


Principal Investigator



Generation of Self employment and improvement of per capita income through Ornamental Fish culture in Dharmapuri region.


Tamil Nadu State Government, Chennai.


3 years


4.82 lakhs


Principal Investigator


Fish culture and Breeding

Plan Scheme



Co- PI


Biotechnological interventions in livestock and aquaculture systems to empower Rural women in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu.


Department of Bio-Technology.


Two years
2007 –2009


24.90 lakhs


Co- PI


Development of Sperm bank for production of fish seeds






50 lakhs


Co- PI


Increasing fish production in Tamil Nadu through production and distribution of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT)






148 lakhs


Co- PI

Recent Research Publications     :

  • Karal Marx, K., Vaitheeswaran, T., Chidambaram, P., Sankarram, S and P. Karthiga (2014).         Length weight relationship of Nile Tilapia of Oreochromis niloticus niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758)         (Family: Cichlidae). Ind. J. Vet & Anim. Sci.  Res. 43 (1) 33 – 39.
  • P. Jawahar, B. Sundaramoorthy and P. Chidambaram (2014). Studies on the Breeding biology of Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus, 1758) Thoothukudi South Eastern Coast of India. J.Exp.Zool. India. Vol.17 (1), pp.., 2014.
  • P. Chidambaram, J. Selvaraj, G. Sugumar, P. Jawahar, B. Sundaramoorthy and S. Sankarram (2014). A survey on the Microbial and Histopathological lesions in Ornamental fishes in the farms of Tamil Nadu, India. J.Exp.Zool.India. Vol.17(1), 7 pp.
  • Karal Marx, K., Kumar, K.R.R., Raj, V.S., and P. Chidambaram. (2014). Induced spawning and invitro fertilization in common carp Cyprinus carpio using Ovaprim and Wova-FH. The 10th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (10IFAF), NBFGR, Lucknow, India. 12th -15th Nov 2014.       P.No. 130.
  • P.Chidambaram, S.Athithan, B.Ahilan, B. Sundaramoorthy and N.Felix (2014). Effect of selected herbal extracts on treatment of diseases in Gold fish (Carassius auratus), Biochem.cell. Arch. Vol.14 (1), April 2014.
  • T. Uma Maheswari, M. Rajakumar and P. Chidambaram (2014). Assessment of major constraints and income loss in Ornamental Fish Farms of Madurai District, Tamil Nadu. The 10th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (10 IFAF), NBFGR, Lucknow. India. 12th - 15th Nov 2014.     P.No. 563.
  • Chidambaram, P., Jawahar P., Srinivasan A., and A.Ahilan (2014). Influence of Water Quality on the Incidence of Diseases in Ornamental Fishes in Tamilnadu (India). SKUAST Journal of Research, Vol.15 (1) pp 17-22.
  • P.Chidambaram, S. Athithan, R. Saravanan and M. Vasantharajan. (2013). Haematological studies on Aquacultured Shrimp species from Tamil Nadu, India. Aquacult. Vol.14 (1&2), 57-64.
  • P.Chidambaram, G. Sugumar, S. Athithan and S. Santhosh Kumar (2012). A comparison on the physico-chemical characteristics and microbial load of fish culture systems in relation to manuring. J. Natcon. Vol. 24 (2); 141-148.
  • P. Chidambaram, C. Srikumar, P. Jawahar, G. Sugumar and S. Parimal Roy (2010). Prevalence of Parasites in Ornamental Fishes in selected farms of Tamil Nadu, National Seminar on Technology and Trade prospects in Ornamental Aquaculture, Chennai. 29th & 30th April 2010. P.No.127.  
  • P.Chidambaram, P. Jawahar, V. Lamek Jayakumar and   S.Santhosh Kumar (2010). Impact of loss of indigenous fish diversity on the revenue of Inland fisher folk of Mettur dam, Salem district, Tamil Nadu - A case study. National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation and management of Aquatic resources. NSBCMA’ 2010, 09-10, December 2010. (P.No. 158).
  • P. Jawahar, P. Chidambaram and V. Lamek Jayakumar (2010). Native fresh water Ornamental fishes of Tamiraparani River. National Seminar on Technology and trade prospects in Ornamental Aquaculture.  29th and 30th April 2010 (P.No 109).
  • P. Chidambaram, P. Jayaraman, M. Prabu, A. Saravana Pandian and K. Rajakumar (2010).   Studies on Annual revenue loss due to disease incidence in Ornamental fish farms in Tamil Nadu.
  •       National Seminar on Technology and trade prospects in Ornamental Aquaculture, Chennai.        29th & 30th April 2010. P.No.175.
  • P. Chidambaram, D. Manikandavelu and M. Prabu (2008). Empowerment of rural women through ornamental fish culture and value added fish production in Dharmapuri District. National Conference on status, constraints scope and for fisher folk development through micro finance. 14th - 15th 2008. (P.No. 1)
  •  D. Manikandavelu, K. Ravaneswaran and P. Chidambaram (2008). Economic edge of Polyculture of fish and prawn over prawn farming in the continuous harvest system. National Conference on status, constraints and scope for fisher folk development through micro finance, Thoothukudi 14th -15th February 2008. (P.No. 19)
  • P. Chidambaram, R. Santhanam and V. Sundararaj (2001). Microbial Treatment of sea food processing plants waste water discharged in marine Environment. International conference on Advanced Technologies in Fisheries and Marine Sciences, organized by Marine Biotechnology Laboratory,  ICAS and M.S. University, S.C. College Campus, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India. 2nd -4th February, 2001. (P. No. 198)
  • P. Chidambaram and A. Srinivasan (2000).  Common Fungi in Composite fish culture ponds. 8th National Tamil Science congress (Tamil) conducted by M.S. University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. 14th June,  2000 (P. No. 112)
  • P. Ruby Renchith Sheela, B. Muralimanohar, A. Sundararaj, D.Selvaraj, P. Chidambaram, Andrew Chandra Mohan and B. Ravishankar (1998). Infectious hypodermal and haematopietic necrosis virus 1HHNV in cultured Penaeus monodon in Tamil Nadu, Indian J. Fish 45(2): 183 – 186, April – June 1998.
  • P. Muralimanohar, A. Sundararaj, D. Selvaraj, P. Ruby Renchith Sheela, P.Chidambaram, Andraw chandra mohan, and B. Ravishankar (1996).  An outbreak of SEMBV and MBV infections in cultured Penaeus monodon in Tamil Nadu, Indian.J. Fish., 43(4) : 403-406. Oct – Dec.1996