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Dr. P K Nanda
Senior Scientist,
IVRI Kolkata,

Mobile No.: 09674417484

Field of Specialization Fish & Fishery Science Total Research Papers 33
No. Patents Granted / Filed Total No. of Book / Manual 6
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 0 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 0

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Nanda, P. K., Swain, P., Nayak, S. K., Das, S., Routray, P., Swain, S. K. and Patra, B. C. (2009). Goat serum as an alternative to establish cell culture from Indian major carp, Cirrhinus mrigala. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Animal, 45 (3-4):148-51.
  • Nayak, S. K., Swain, P., Nanda, P. K., Mohapatra, D, and Behera, T. (2011).Immunomodulating potency of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) derived from smooth type of bacterial pathogens in Indian major carp. Veterinary Microbiology, 151(3-4):413-417.
  • Behera, T., Nanda, P. K., Mohanty, C., Mohapatra, D., Swain, P., Das, B. K., Routray, P., Mishra, B. K. and Sahoo S. K. (2010). Parenteral immunization of fish, Labeo rohita with Poly d, l-lactide-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) encapsulated antigen microparticles promotes innate and adaptive immune responses. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 28(2): 320-325.
  • Swain, P., Behera, T., Mohapatra, D., Nanda, P. K., Nayak, S. K., Meher, P. K. and Das, B. K. (2010). Derivation of rough attenuated variants from smooth virulent Aeromonas hydrophila and their immunogenicity in fish. Vaccine, 28: 4626-4631.
  • Nayak, S. K., Swain, P., Nanda, P. K., Dash, S., Shukla, S., Meher, P. K. and Maiti, N. (2008). Effect of endotoxin on immunity of Indian major carp, Labeo rohita. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 24(4): 394-399.
  • Dash, S., Swain, P., Swain, M, M., Nayak, S. K., Behera, A., Nanda, P. K. and Mishra, B. K. (2008). Investigation on infectious dropsy of Indian major carps. Asian Fisheries Science, 21 (4): 377-384.
  • Swain, P., Nayak, S. K., Nanda, P. K. and Dash, S. (2008). Biological effects of bacterial lipopolysaccharides (endotoxin) on fishes - A review. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 25: 191-201.
  • Dash, C., Routray P., Das, S. N., Swain, P., Verma D. K. and Nanda P. K. (2009). Localization of primordial germ cells in different developmental stages of rohu, Labeo rohita (Ham.). Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 79(6): 645-649.
  • Verma, D. K., Routray, P., Nanda P. K. and Sarangi N. (2009). Seasonal Variation in semen characteristics and biochemical composition of seminal plasma of mrigal, Cirrhinus mrigala (Ham.) Asian Fisheries Science, 22 (2): 429-443.
  • Nanda, P. K. and Sahu, N. P. (2005). Analysis of lipid and lipid-fractions of some freshwater fishes and their inter-relationship. Journal of Indian Fisheries Association, 32: 87-94.


  • Best research paper award in 4th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmers Congress at Meerut in 2002.
  • Best poster award in 10th All-India Conference of Association of Public Health Veterinarians (APHV) and National Symposium on One world- One Health at Kolkata in 2012.


  • Association of Aquaculturists, Life Member
  • Indian Science Congress, Life Member
  • Bharat Krishak Samaj, Life Member

Ongoing Projects

  • Occurrence of common zoonotic pathogens and heavy metals vis-a-vis productivity in fish in integrated pig-cum-fish farming system
  • Molecular signature of the extended stectrum (ESBL) and AmpC Type Beta lactamase producing E-coli in animal and products: evaluation of alternative strategies against multi-drug resistant (MDR) isolates
  • Prevalence of Brucella melitensis in goat and fish with reference to its prevention and control
  • Profiling of zoonotic food borne diseases in livestock products processing system in eastern region and evaluation of scientific food safety interventions.