College of Fisheries Science

(Fisheries Resource Management)

Dr. Rachna Gulati

Head of the Department
Mailing Address

Phone No : 9416266015

Email Id :hodfrmfs@hau.ac.in

The Department of Fisheries Resource Management plays a vital role in ensuring sustainable fishing practices and safeguarding the aquatic ecosystems of Haryana. Established at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in 2019, the department addresses pressing issues such as climate change, pollution, and habitat degradation that are impacting the fish fauna of aquatic bodies in the region.Significant strides have been made in our ongoing research endeavors. Through meticulous data collection and analysis, valuable insights into the distribution of various fish species in aquatic bodies have been garnered. These insights serve as a cornerstone for formulating effective management strategies and conservation efforts.Collaborating closely with the State fisheries department, our department is actively involved in raising awareness about responsible fishing practices, combating overfishing, and mitigating the impact of bycatch.Since the academic year 2019-20, the Department has been offering M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs in Fisheries Resource Management, furthering our commitment to educating and training future leaders in sustainable fisheries management.

Thrust Areas

  • Productive utilization of freshwater and brackish water resources in Haryana
  • Application of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for management of fishery resources
  • Mapping, identification and reference collection of freshwater fishes using DNA barcoding in the state Haryana
  • Evaluation and monitoring of physical, chemical and biological parameters of different water bodies of Haryana
  • Conservation of native, endangered and traditional species of Haryana


  • Sustainable utilization of various water resources in the state for conservation of aquatic biodiversity approaching neoteric techniques for enhancement of fish production, socio-economic and skill development of fish farmers.


  • Analysis of water and soil samples for their improvement to attain sustainable development of aquaculture.
  • Data collection of different freshwater fish species from rivers of Haryana.
  • Introduction of brackish water finfishes in water logged area for utilization of water resources.
  • Assessment and biodiversity conservation of freshwater fish species.

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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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