College of Fisheries Science

(Aquatic Animal Health Management)

Dr. Rachna Gulati

Head of the Department
Mailing Address

Phone No : 9416266015

Email Id :hodaahmfs@hau.ac.in

The Department of Aquatic Animal Health Management offers M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs and plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the well-being of aquatic species while maintaining biosecurity and preventing the spread of diseases. Our team actively monitors and detects aquatic animal diseases, conducts regular health assessments, and implements appropriate disease control measures.Continuous professional development and keeping abreast of emerging diseases, diagnostic techniques, and treatment modalities are essential for providing optimal care to the aquatic animals of the state. As a Collaborating Centre of the National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases, Phase II, the Department regularly conducts surveillance of fish and shrimp farms across various districts of Haryana in collaboration with state departments. This collaboration aims to ensure early disease detection, prompt response, and the implementation of best practices in aquatic animal health management.

Thrust Areas

  • Disease surveillance and monitoring in the state of Haryana.
  • Standardization of disease prevention and treatment measures particularly non-chemical approaches such as phage therapy, vaccine, probiotics, phytotherapy etc.
  • Awareness among farmers toward health management approaches especially for inland saline water resources of Haryana.


  • Screening for economically important aquatic animal pathogens.
  • Promotion and co-ordination towards Best Management Practices (BMPs) to ensure prevention from emerging and common diseases in aquaculture.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date aquatic animal health management strategies and site-specific approaches to support the sustainable development of aquaculture sector in Haryana.


  • State-of-art fish & shellfish disease diagnostic laboratory.
  • Assessment of samples including fish/shell fish, water, feed & soil thus enhancing the quality output of the aquaculture.
  • Need-based technical support to farmers and entrepreneurs.
  • Conception and awareness for environmentally responsible culture practices and superior quality output.

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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