Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Vass
Fellow, Elected 2005

Born in Jammu & Kashmir, India on 24 November 1947. Educated at SRMP School, Jammu and SP Higher Secondary School, Srinagar, 1958-62; Sri Pratap College, Srinagar 1962-65; Post-graduate Department of Botany, Kashmir University, Srinagar, 1966-72; B.Sc. 1965; M.Sc. 1967; Ph.D. 1976; Post-doc, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K. 1993.

Junior Fishery Scientist, CIFRI Barrackpore, 1972-1975, Senior Scientist & Officer-in-Charge Coldwater Fisheries Station, CIFRI, Srinagar-Kashmir, 1975-1987; Principal Scientist & Scientist In-Charge Wetland Fisheries, 1988-94, and Head, Divison of Fish Health and Environment, CIFRI, Barrackpore, 1994-97; Director, National Research Centre on Coldwater Fisheries, Bhimtal (Nanital), Uttrakhand, 1997-2005; Director, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkatta, 2005-09.

Awards/Honours: Norman H. Dill Memorial Gold Medal, 2001; Environmental Conservation Excellency Award, 2002; Vice-Chairman Asian Fisheries Society (Indian Branch); Vice-President, National Institute of Ecology.

Fellow: Inland Fisheries Society of India; National Institute of Ecology; Zoological Society of India; Society of Biosciences; Association of Aquaculturists; Indian Fisheries Association; Academy of Science, Engineers & Technologists.

Research Areas: Inland Aquatic ecology, Ecology & Fisheries management in tropical and temperate rivers, reservoirs wetland and lakes; Coldwater Fisheries and Aquaculture; Environment management and EIA studies; Trout and Snow-trout culture; High altitude ecology.

Address: Ex-Director, CIFRI, C-218, Pocket-VII, Kendriya Vihar - II, Sector 82, Noida 201304, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 2462012; Cell: 9999330182; Email: kuldeepvass@rediffmail.com; vass.kuldeep76@gmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2015