Professor Dr. Nirmal Chandra Roy
Professor Dr. Nirmal Chandra Roy
Professor and Chairman
B.Sc. Fisheries (Honours), M.Sc. Fisheries in Aquaculture & Management, PhD in Fisheries (BAU)
01712170930
ncroy@sau.ac.bd
ncroy.sau@gmail.com

Dr. Nirmal Chandra Roy was born in 1965 at Nilphamari, Bangladesh. He passed SSC from Matukpur High School, Domar in 1981, and HSC from Carmichael Collage, Rangpur in 1983 with first divisions. He achieved the BSc Fisheries (Hons) degree in 1988 (Exam held in 1991) and MSc in Aquaculture & Management in 1989 (held in 1995) from BAU, Mymensingh securing 1st class 4th and 1st class 1st position, respectively. He obtained PhD from BAU under DANIDA funded ENRECA Fellowship program in 2006. Dr. Roy is a well known Fisheries Scientist in Bangladesh. He was a former Assistant Director of the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock. Dr. Roy has earned 27+ years of professional & hands-on experience mostly involved with fisheries research, extension service and development activities. He started his professional life under the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) and then switched to the Department of Fisheries (DoF), MoFL. After 21 years serving in BFRI & DoF, Dr. Roy switched to the teaching profession and joined as Associate Professor at the Department of Fish Biology & Genetics in Sylhet Agricultural University on 2013. Before joining the university, Dr. Roy was involved in good research truck with the National Agricultural Research System with particular research interest on aquaculture (captive breeding and diversified grow-out production system) and executed various fisheries development & extension project under DoF, MoFL. His research interests are fish breeding of endangered species, fish genetic and stock improvement, fish biodiversity and conservation. He joined a series of continuing professional development training in the field of fisheries sciences, offered by reputed institutes including AIT, UPM and UTM. He is well experience working with all levels of stakeholder in farming system research and technology dissemination. He has published 35 research articles in international and national peer reviewed journals, 30 popular articles and two books. Dr. Roy has conducted various research projects funded by different organization and worked as Principal Investigator. He possesses different positions such as Life Member, President, Secretary and Member in different Scientific and Social Organizations. Dr. Roy has worked and been working as an Editorial Board member and also as a reviewer of a number of journals and periodicals. At present, he is working as a Professor at the Department of Fish Biology and Genetics.

Publication Profile:
  • Number of publications : 31
  • Peer-reviewed journal articles : 24
  • Books : 02
  • Number of proceeding papers : 06
  • Popular articles : 30
Citation indices:
  • Number of citations : 49
  • H-index : 04
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Chowdhury M.A., N.C. Roy and A. Chowdhury. 2020. Growth, Yield and Economic Returns of Striped Catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) at Different Stocking Densities under Floodplain Cage Culture System. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research, 46: 91-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejar.2019.11.010.
  • Roy N.C, R.C. Sen and M.A. Chowdhury. 2019. Consequences of climate change on fish diversity in Dekhar haor Bangladesh. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 7(6): 118-124.
  • Roy N.C, M. Sinha, F.K. Sarkar and L. Ali. 2018. Possibilities of natural spawning ground of carp species at Surma and Kushiara river in Sylhet. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 6 (5): 31-36
  • Samanta C.S, N.C. Roy and A. Chowdhury. 2018. Observation of fish production and availability of aquatic inhabitants under pen culture in Chatol Beel floodplain. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, 3(3): 61-68.
  • Barman A.K.A., S.K. Mustafi, M. Hasan, N.C Roy, M.M. Hossain, P.P. Barman and M.G. Rasul. 2018. Puffer fish poisoning: An assessment of consumer awareness and availability in Sylhet region, Bangladesh. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 6(2): 110-116.
  • Das S.K., N.C. Roy, M. A. Hossain. 2017. Diversity of indigenous fish species in Ratargul freshwater swamp forest, Bangladesh. International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences, 5(2): 0028-0035.
  • Hossain M.M, M.A. Rahman, M.A.J. Bapary, D. Bhattacharjee, N.C. Roy and H.M.M Rahman. 2017. Prospects and Impediments of Fish Processing Plants in North East Region of Bangladesh. IJRDO-Journal of Agriculture and Research, 3(5):10-26.
  • Debnath, P., S. Chowdhury and N.C. Roy. 2017. Effect of dietary salt supplementation on growth and feed utilization of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 5(6): 275-280.
  • Roy N.C., S. Chowdhury and S.K. Das. 2016. Observation of hapa breeding technique of striped snakehead, Channa striatus (Bloch, 1793) under captive conditions. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 4(5): 413-417.
  • Roy N.C., S. Singh, S.K. Das. 2016. Induced breeding and seed production practices of the fish hatcheries in greater Sylhet Bangladesh. Trends in Fisheries Research, 5(3):13-23.
  • Roy N.C., M.M. Haque, M.A. Momi, M.H Rahman and A.B.M. Zahid Habib. 2016. Livelihood Status and Socioeconomic Condition of Hilsa Fishers of Lower Meghna River Basin, Bangladesh. Trends in Fisheries Research, 5(2):8-13.
  • Basak S S, M A Basher, A K Saha and N C Roy. 2016. Fish diversity of Kaptai lake in a area to Rangamati hill district. Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, 3(2): 233-243.
  • Roy N.C., M.A. Wahab and S.H. Thilsted. 2015. Optimization of Stocking Density of Mola (Amblypharyngodon mola) in Carp Polyculture under Low Cost Management for Rural Bangladesh. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences, 7(4): 221-227
  • Roy N.C., M.A. Wahab and S.H. Thilsted. 2003. An appropriate carp polyculture technology with small indigenous species mola (Amblypharyngodon mola) for rural Bangladesh. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics, 18: 97-110.
  • Roy N.C., M.A. Wahab, H. Khatoon and S.H. Thilsted. 2003. Economics of Carp–SIS polyculture in rural farmers’ pond. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 6(1): 61-64.
  • Roy N.C., A.H.M. Kohinoor, M.A. Wahab and S.H. Thilsted. 2002. Evaluation of performance of carp-SIS polyculture technology in the rural farmers’ pond. Journal of Asian Fisheries Science, 15(1): 41-50.
  • Trina B.D., M.G. Rasul, M.M. Hasan, J. Ferdous, H.J. Ferdausi and N.C. Roy. 2016. Status of Fish Biodiversity and Livelihood of Fisher’s Community in Dekhar haor of Bangladesh. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Science, 16(8): 1417-1423.
  • Ferdausi H.J., N.C. Roy, M.J. Ferdous, M.A. Hossain, M.M. Hasan, B.D. Trina, S. Mian, M.M. Iqbal, M.B. Munir and M.M. Hossain. 2015. Reproductive Biology of Striped Snakehead (Channa striata) from Natural Wetlands of Sylhet, Bangladesh. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Science, 2(6): 163-169 (http://naturepub.org/index.php/journal/navas).
  • Trina B.D, N.C. Roy, S.K Das and H.J. Ferdausi. 2015. Socioeconomic status of fishers’ community in Dekhar haor, Sunamganj district Bangladesh. Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, 2(2): 239-246.
  • Roy N.C., M.A. Rahman, M.M. Haque, M.A. Momi and A.B.M. Zahid Habib. 2015. Effects of Incentive Based Hilsa Management and Conservation Strategies in Bangladesh. Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, 2(1): 69-77.
  • Roy N.C., M.A.R. Faruk, M.S.Azad and M.I. Hossain. 2001. Culture prospects of nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in backyard ditches at farmers’ level. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 24(1-2): 31-38.
  • Chowdhury M.A., L. Hussain and N.C. Roy. 2001. Present status and future potential of Jamahal management at Amtali Upazila under Barguana district. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Science, 28(1): 171-182.
  • Hossain M.I. M.J.U. Miah, M.K. Kanak and N.C. Roy. 2001. Effect of fertilization on benthos production. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 24(1-2): 39-43.
  • Hossain M.S., M.A. Sufian, N.C. Roy and M.R. Amin. 2001. Comparative growth study of Thai sharpunti (Puntius gonionotus) and grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in combination with Indian major carps. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 24(1-2): 51-59.
Conference Proceedings:
  • Roy N.C., M.A. Chowdhury. 2019. A review on haor fisheries management in bangladesh: present status, challenges and opportunities. Abstract published in the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries (ICSF) 2019, 25-25 August 2019, SAU, Bangladesh.
  • Roy N.C. 2016. Haor Fisheries Management: Present Status, Challenges and Opportunities. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF) 2016. Book of Abstract. 7th Biennial Conference & Research Fair 2016. BFR, Dhaka, Bangladesh. xvi+152p.
  • Sharma A.P., N.C. Roy, and B.K. Barman, 2012. ‘Hilsa: Its social, cultural, and religious importance’ in Anon (ed.) Hilsa: Status of Fishery and Potential for Aquaculture, Proceedings of the Regional Workshop held in Dhaka, 16–17 September 2012, The WorldFish, Bangladesh and South Asia Office, Dhaka, pp. 216–223.
  • Roy N.C. and M. Moniruzzaman.2006. Dissemination of small indigenous fish species (SIS) along with carps in Northern Bangladesh through the Department of Fisheries. Book of Abstracts-Regional Workshop on Production and Conservation of Small Indigenous Fish Species (SIS) for Improved Food & Nutrition Security and Livelihoods of Rural Populations of South & Southeast Asia. Faculty of Fisheries, BAU, Mymensingh. 36 p.
  • Roy N.C., M.A. Alim, M.A. Wahab and S. H. Thilsted. 2003. Effects of inclusion of mola in different carp polyculture system on household nutrition and socioeconomic status of rural people. In: Wahab. M.A., Thilsted, S.H. and Hoq, M.E. (eds.) Small Indigenous Species of Fish in Bangladesh. Technical Proceedings of BAU- ENRECA/DANIDA workshop, 30-31 October 2002, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. pp 47-56.
  • Alim M.A., M.A. Wahab, N.C. Roy, A Raihan, M. Mohiuddin and A. Milsten. 2003. Pond dynamics in carp-small fish polyculture. In: Wahab. M.A., Thilsted, S.H. and Hoq, M.E. (eds.) Small Indigenous Species of Fish in Bangladesh. Technical Proceedings of BAU- ENRECA/DANIDA workshop, 30-31 October 2002, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. pp 57-64
  • Roy N.C., M.A. Wahab, M.A. Alim and S.H. Thilsted. 2001. To develop an appropriate carp polyculture technology with small indigenous species mola (Amblypharyngodon mola) for rural Bangladesh. Sixth Asian Fisheries Forum: Book of Abstracts, diversification and integration, November 25-30, 2001, Taiwan, page 259.
Books:
  • Fish Hatchery Management: Broodstock, Fish Breeding & Genetics; First Edition: March 2016, Author: Dr. Nirmal Chandra Roy, Associate Professor, Department of Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh. 241p.
  • Integrated Aquaculture. A Book of Diploma in Fisheries. N.C Roy (Eds). Published by Fisheries Diploma Course Project, DoF. June 2012. 185 p.
Research Interests:
  • Haor aquaculture technology
  • Biofloc technology in aquaculture
  • Climate changing adaptation in fish culture
  • Fish biodiversity and conservation
  • Fish breeding and stock improvement
Research Support:
  • Research project on “Biofloc Technology in Aquaculture: Enhancing Higher Productivity, Higher Income and Support Sustainable Development Goals” for 3 years (July 2019 to June 2022) Under Grant of Advanced Research in Education (GARE) program funded by Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information & Statistics (BANBEIS), Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
  • Research project on “Observation of Heavy Metal Bioaccumulation by Stinging Catfish (Heteropneustes fossilis) in Presence of Freshwater Mussel (Lamellidens marginalis)” funded by University Grants Commission (UGC) for 2019-2020 under Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES), Bangladesh.
  • Research project on “Co-management approach in Melan haor Sylhet: Impact on fish production, biodiversity, nutritional status and livelihoods” funded by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Research Grants for 2018-2019.
  • Research Sub-project of “Production and Productivity Improvement of Haor Floodplain Fisheries for Upliftment of Fishers’ Livelihood” – Project funded by USAID-GOB under CRG Sub-project (ID# 674), NATP-2, BARC, Bangladesh.
  • Research project on “Effects of Nutritional Feed Supplementation on the Larval Growth and Survival of Shol, Channa Striatus under Captive Condition” – Project funded by Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES) and University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh.
  • Research project on “Consequences of Climate Change on Fish Biodiversity and Production in Haor Fisheries, Bangladesh” - Project funded by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Bangladesh.
  • Collaborating research project under tri-party MoU conducted by Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited, Swiss Katalyst and SAU, Sylhet during from November 25, 2017 to October 2020.
  • Research sub-project on “Identification of Natural Spawning Ground of Indian Major Carp Species in Greater Sylhet”- Project funded by BCAS (Bangladesh Centre for Advance Studies) through Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock under IDRS-BFRI Project.
  • Research project on “Development of Low-cost Hapa Breeding Techniques of Striped Snakehead Shol, Channa striatus)” - Project funded by Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES) and University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh.
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Aquatic biodiversity and fisheries systematic (FBG - 211 & 212)
  • Fish breeding and genetics (FBG - 221 & 222)
  • Fish hatchery management (FBG - 421 & 422)
Masters Courses:
  • Fish population and conservation genetics (FBG-503)
  • Fish breeding and stock improvement (FBG - 505)
  • Fish biodiversity and systematics (FBG -509)
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • PhD (Fisheries): Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh; Duration (April 2000-April 2003); Awarding 2006
  • M.Sc. Fisheries (Aqua & Mangt.): Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh; Duration 1991-1992 (Exam. held in 1995); Passing Year 1995
  • B.Sc. Fisheries (Honours): Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh; Study period (1984 -1988; Exam. held in 1991); Passing Year 1991
  • H. S. C. (Science): Rajshahi Board; Study period (1981 -1983; Exam. held in 1983); Passing Year 1983
  • S. S. C (Science): Rajshahi Board; Study period (1971 -1980; Exam. held in 1981); Passing Year 1981)
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Professor (October 22, 2017 – Present): Working as a Professor in the Department of Fish Biology & Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Associate Professor (October 22, 2013 – October 21, 2017): Worked as Associate Professor in the Department of Fish Biology & Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Assistant Director (September 07, 2009 – October 21, 2013): Worked as Assistant Director in the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Bangladesh, Head office, Dhaka.
  • Information Officer (April 07, 2009– September 06, 2009): Worked as Information Officer (Fisheries) in the Fisheries & Livestock Information Department (FLID) Head office under the Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock, Dhaka.
  • Training Officer (March 07, 2007- April 05, 2009): Worked as Training Officer in the Department of Fisheries (DoF), North West Fisheries Extension Project, Parbatipur, Dinajpur.
  • Farm Manager (May 14, 2003-March 06, 2007): Worked as Farm Manager in the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Fish Seed Multiplication Farm, Lalmonirhat.
  • Instructor (April 20, 2003-May 11, 2003): Worked as Instructor in the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Fisheries Training & Extension Centre, Faridpur
  • Officer's in Special Duty (Deputed as PhD Research Fellow (April 20, 2000–April 19, 2003): Worked as Research Fellow (PhD Student) at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202.
  • Instructor (September 08, 1999-April 19, 2000): Worked as Instructor in the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Fisheries Training & Extension Centre, Faridpur.
  • Fisheries Extension Officer (September 02, 1998- September 07, 1999): Worked as Fisheries Extension Officer in the Department of Fisheries (DoF), District Fisheries Office, Jessore.
  • Fisheries Officer (June 26, 1994- August 31, 1998): Worked as Fisheries Officer in the Department of Fisheries (DoF) under Third Fisheries Project, Deputy Director Office, Khulna Division, Khulna.
  • Scientific Officer (June 22, 1992- June 23, 1994): Worked as Scientific Officer in the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI), Mymensingh.
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • Chairman: Department of Fish Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Fisheries, SAU, Sylhet; Duration (04.12.2019 to present)
  • Provost: Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100. Duration (1 July 2019 to present)
  • Executive Editor (SAU Journal): Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University; Duration (July 2016 to 31 March 2019)
  • Associate Director (Research): Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES); Duration (03-10-2016 to 31-03-2019)
  • Director (Research) in charge: Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES); Duration (05-08-2018 to 08-09-2018)
  • Chairman: Department of Animal and Fish Biotechnology, Faculty of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, SAU, Sylhet; Duration (21-12-2014 to 20-12-2016 and 21-12-2016 to 06-01-2019)
  • Chairman: Department of Fish Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Fisheries, SAU, Sylhet; Duration (04.12.2013 to 03.12.2015)
Awards and Scholarships:
  • PhD Research Fellow under ENRECA (Enhancement of Research Capacity for Under developing countries) Project a joint research program between Bangladesh Agricultural University and University of Copenhagen, Denmark supported by DANIDA (From April 2000 to April 2003)
Professional Memberships:
  • Life Member, Krisibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB), Bangladesh
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), Bangladesh
  • International Affairs Secretary, Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Association (FBUTA) Executive Committee 2017
  • General Secretary, SAU Teachers Council Executive Committee 2017, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • Publication Secretary (Founder) and Presently Research & International Affairs Secretary, Bangbandhu Fisheries Parishad, Executive Committee 2017, Bangladesh
Conference contributions (Oral Presentations):
  • HAOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT IN BANGLADESH: PRESENT STATUS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES; presented in 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries (ICSF) 2019 focusing on Wetland Fisheries for Food Security on 25-27 August 2019 organized by Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Contributes in the workshop on "Watershed Management Policy and Developing Implementation Framework” held on 19 February 2020 organized by IUCN, Bangladesh financed by FAO at Faculty of Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Contributes in the seminar on "Study on Interaction between Haor and River Ecosystem including Development of Wetland Inventory and Sustainable Wetland Management Framework” held on 18 February 2020 organized by Department of Bangladesh Haor and Wetland Development at Zila Parishad Auditorium, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • SHUSHANTA SINGH (Session 2013-2014): Performance of Quality Seed Production and Brood Management Status of Fish Hatcheries in Greater Sylhet, MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • HOSNEY JANNTUL FERDAUSI (Session 2013-2014): Studies on Gonadosomatic Index and Fecundity of Striped Snakehead (Channa striatus) in Natural Water of Sylhet; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • BRISTI DAS TRINA (Session 2013-2014): Fish Species Biodiversity and Livelihood Status of Fishers Community in Dekhar Haor; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • SUBRATA KUMAR DAS (Session 2014-2015): Diversity and Habitat Ecology of Indigenous Fish Species in Ratargul Swamp Forest Sylhet Bangladesh; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • MANISH SINHA (Session 2014-2015): Possibilities of Natural Spawning Ground of Carp Species at Surma and Kushiara River In Sylhet ; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • SAJIB KUMAR CHOWDHURY (Session 2015-2016): Induced Breeding of Striped Snakehead (Channa striatus); MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • RIPON CHANDRA SEN (Session 2015-2016): Consequences of Climate Change on Fish Diversity in Dekhar Haor; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • PINKY DEBNATH (Session 2015-2016): Effect of Dietary Salt Supplementation on Growth and Feed Utilization of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus); MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • ANGKUR CHOWDHURY (Session 2016-2017): A study on technological intervention for the improvement of haor floodplain fisheries; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • FAHIMA KHATUN (Session 2016-2017): Effect of Nutritional Feed Supplementation on the Larval Growth and Survival of Shol, Channa striatus; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • CHIRONJIB SINGHA SAMANTA CHANDAN (Session 2016-2017): Observation of Fish Production and Availability of Aquatic Inhabitants through Pen Culture in Chatol Beel Floodplain; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • BAPPU LAL BOHNI (Session 2017-2018): Impacts of Community Based Fisheries Management Approach on Fish Production, Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Chatol Beel Floodplain Area; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • PUJA ROY (Session 2017-2018): Predation-prey size ratio and feed types affect the cannibalism and mortality of larval Channa striata; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • MAHEDI HASAN (Session 2017-2018): Effect of fish Sanctuary on Fish Diversity in Melan haor Sylhet; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • MD. IFTEKHAR AHMED (Session 2017-2018): Study on larval growth and survival of Channa striata using artificial and live feed; MS in Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University
Language:
  • Bangali (Native Speaker)
  • English (Fluent in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)
  • Hindi (Little bit Speaking & Listening)