Profile of Dr Neeraj Kumar

Name: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 

Designation: Scientist

Date of Birth: 10.05.1982

Area of Specialization: Stress & integrative physiology; Nutrition & climate change in fishes

Email Id:

Mobile: +91-8669140178Phone: 02112-254057, Fax: 02112-254056





Year of Passing

PhD (Fish Biotechnology

Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Versova, Mumbai


MFSc (Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry)

Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Versova, Mumbai


BFSc (Fisheries Science)

College of fisheries, Panangad, Kochi, Kerala (KAU)


Professional History





till date

ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati, Maharashtra


Published more than 50 International Research papers, 3 Review papers, popular articles 15, 8 technical bulletins and 8 book chapters. 17 h-index, 26 i10-index with more than 800 citations in research works.

Publications List: (10 best only)

  • Neeraj Kumar*, Nitish Kuamr Chandan, GC Wakchaure, NP Singh (2020) Synergistic effect of zinc nanoparticles and temperature on acute toxicity with response to biochemical markers and histopathological attributes in fish. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C. 229: 108678.
  • Neeraj Kumar*, Krishnani KK, Singh NP (2019) Effect of zinc on growth performance and cellular metabolic stress of fish exposed to multiple stresses. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. DOI: 10.1007/s10695-019-00719-1
  • Neeraj Kumar*, Brahmchari RK, Bhushan S, Thorat ST, Kumar P, Chandan NK, Kumar M, Singh NP (2019) Synergistic effect of dietary selenium nanoparticles and riboflavin on the enhanced thermal efficiency of fish against multiple stress factors. Journal of Thermal Biology. 85: 102417

  • Neeraj Kumar*, Gupta S, Bhushan S, Narendra Pratap Singh (2019) Impacts of acute toxicity of arsenic (III) alone and with high temperature on stress biomarkers, immunological status and cellular metabolism in fish. Aquatic Toxicology. 214: 105233
  • Neeraj Kumar*, K. K. Krishnani, Narendra Pratap Singh (2019) Oxidative and Cellular Metabolic Stress of Fish: An Appealing Tool for Biomonitoring of Metal Contamination in the Kolkata Wetland, a Ramsar Site. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 76:469-482.
  • Neeraj Kumar, Narendra Pratap Singh. (2019).Effect of dietary selenium on immuno-biochemical plasticity and resistance against Aeromonas veronii biovar sobria in fish reared under multiple stressors. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 84: 38-47.
  • Neeraj Kumar⁠, K.K. Krishnani⁠, Paritosh Kumar⁠, Rupam Sharma⁠, Raju Baitha⁠, Dilip Kumar Singh⁠, Narendra Pratap Singh (2018)⁠ Dietary nano-silver: Does support or discourage thermal tolerance and biochemical status in air-breathing fish reared under multiple stressors? Journal of Thermal Biology, 77: 111-121.
  • Neeraj Kumar*, K K Krishnani, Gupta S.K, Rupam Sharma, Raju Baitha, Dilip Kumar Singh, Narendra Pratap Singh NP (2018) Immuno-protective role of biologically synthesized dietary selenium nanoparticles against multiple stressors in Pangasinodon hypophthalmus. Fish and Shellfish Immunology.78:289-298

  • Neeraj Kumar*, Krishnani K.K, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Singh NP (2018). Effects of silver nanoparticles on stress biomarkers of Channa striatus: immuno-protective or toxic?. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25(15):14813-14826.

  • Neeraj Kumar*, Krishnani K.K, Singh NP (2018). Effect of dietary zinc-nanoparticles on growth performance, anti-oxidative and immunological status of fish reared under multiple stressors. Biological Trace Element Research. 186(1):267-278.


1. Title: Animal feed supplement

Reference Number: E-2/614/2011-Mum

2. Title: A Feed supplement for improving Reproductive health

Reference Number: E-2/615/2011-Mum



  • Awarded as Associates of national Academy  of Agriculture science (NAAS), India from January 01, 2019
  • Received Young Scientist Award from Society of Fisheries and Life Science, during 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum at Kochi Hosted by ICAR-Central Institute of Fishing Technology, Kochi as on November 24, 2017

  • Received Best Scientist of the year Award from ICAR-National Institute of abiotic Stress Management, during Foundation day as on April 13 2017

  • ICAR-Jawaharlal Nehru National Award for PG Outstanding Doctoral Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2014
  • Dr. Karunasagar Best Post Graduate Thesis ( Best Ph.D Thesis – Indian category) Award for the Year 2014 from Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum (PFGF), at NBFGR, Lucknow
  • Best publication award for year 2015 from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
  • Best publication award for year 2014 from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
  • Best publication award for year 2011 from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai