Dr. Asim Kumar Pal
Fellow, Elected 2008

Born in Gomotia, Singur, Hoogly, WB, India on 1 June, 1953. Educated at Hakimpur T.C. High School, Hakimpur (Hoogly, WB), 1963-69; Serampore College, Hoogly, 1969-70; Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belumath (Calcutta University), 1970- 73; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Mohanpur, 1973- 78; Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, 1979- 81, 1984- 89; B.Sc. (Hons)1973; BVSc & AH, 1978; MVSc & AH (Hons), 1981, Ph.D, 1990.

Assistant Professor, 1982, and Associate Professor/ Sr. Scientist, 1995, BAU, Ranchi; Principal Scientist, 2003, Head, Division of Fish Nutrition, Physiology and Biochemistry, 2009-12, and Joint Director, 2012-2015, CIFE, Mumbai.

Awards/Honours: CIFE Best Teacher Award, 2002, 2004, Best Technology Transfer Award, 2002, and Best Scientist Award, 2003; ICAR Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award, 2005; Best Division Award, 2009; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for Best Indian Fisheries Scientist, 2008; Rafi Ahamed Kidwai Award, 2012; Life Time Achievement Award of CLFMA of India, 2013; Millennium Plaques of Honour, Indian Science Congress Association, 2014.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India); Linnean Society of London; Institute of Chemists (India); Maharashtra Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Stress physiology and climate change, nutraceuticals, natural resources management and aquatic radioecology.

Address: Former Joint Director, ICAR-CIFE; 1205-B, Green Tower 216, Gilbert Hill Lane, Near Bhavans College, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (022) 26709265, Cell: 09969282919; Email: akpal53@gmail.com; drasimkpal53@gmail.com]