September 25, 2016

Dept. of Fish Biology & Biotechnology

Department of Fish Biology & Biotechnology

Department of Fish Biology and Biotechnology has started its journey through the establishment of Faculty of Fisheries in 2012. It has become an important department under the Faculty of Fisheries.  The Vision of this department is to play a social role by meeting the demand of fish protein through the increase of production by sophisticated research and applying modern biotechnological applications. The department offers different course at undergraduate (B. Sc. Fisheries (Hons.) and along with teaching activities, faculties of this department also engaged with research, consultancy and other extracurricular activities. The aim of this department is to produce competent fisheries graduates and also develop a center of excellence for education, training and research in the field of fish biology and biotechnology. This department is engaged in generating sustainable breeding technologies for different exotic and indigenous species and establishing proper management technique for revival and conservation of different vulnerable and critically endangered species with applied molecular techniques. This department is located at 1st floor of the new academic buildings of CVASU. 

Faculty Members

Dept. Head

Md. Mahiuddin Zahangir


Assistant Professor &


Dept. Head


Assistant Professor

Md. Moudud Islam


Assistant Professor


Message from Department Head

Department of Fish Biology and Biotechnology believes that students and faculty have a shared responsibility to obtain knowledge. Faculty should maintain their expertise by ongoing investigation, presentation, and pursuit of scholarly activities. In addition to the pursuit of scholarly information in Fish Biology and Biotechnology, students should develop skills in communication, analysis, and critical thinking relevant to Fish Biology, Biotechnology and other disciplines.

As a Department Head, I would like to lay out the welcome-mat for the pupils to apex their career in the respective strain of life. We want to develop this university as a unique institution so that the graduates produced from it can cope with the challenges of 21st century. Here you can enroll yourself in M.S. and Ph.D.

We cordially invite the students who wish to be admitted in our department for undergraduate and post-graduate program.


 Best wishes

Md. Mahiuddin  Zahangir

Course Curriculum
Departmental Teaching

This department offers 9 courses in Biology and Biotechnology of fishes with total credits of 25. The courses offered by this department are- Fisheries Zoology, Ichthyology, Fish Systematics and Evolutionary Biology, Fish Physiology, Shellfish Biology, Fundamentals of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Embryology, Fish Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and Hatchery Management. The department will also provide 1.5 years thesis based M.S. degree from January/2017. The M.S. degree is named MS in Fish Biology and Biotechnology and the offered courses are- Biology of Aquatic Animals, Advanced Fish Physiology, Research Design & Genetic Data Analysis, Fish Genetic Engineering, Fish Population & Conservation Genetics, Fish Endocrinology, Biodiversity and Fishery Systematics, Aquatic Pharmacology, Advanced Ichthyology, Molecular Biology, Reproductive Physiology of Fishes, Fish Breeding & Stock Improvement, Embryology of Fishes, Bioinformatics, Genetics & Breeding of Ornamental Fishes and Marine Biotechnology with a total credits of 40.


The department of Fish Biology and Biotechnology has a wide area of opportunity to work with modern biotechnological work in the laboratory of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. This laboratory is well equipped with PCR machine, Gel electrophoresis; DNA based working equipments and other molecular biological working facilities. Besides this the students of this department can work in biology, physiology, histology, endocrinology and toxicology based research in this laboratory. On the other hand, students of this department may also accomplish their research in the Field laboratory complex under the faculty of Fisheries.