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Dr. Ram C. Bhujel

Research Associate Professor and Director of Aqua-Centre
Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, Department of Food, Agriculture, and Bioresources

Post-doc. 2001-2002: AIT & Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Doctoral degree (Aquaculture): Dec. 1999, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

Master’s degree (Aquaculture): Aug 1994, AIT, Thailand

Bachelor of Science (Animal Science): 1992, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tri-Bhuvan University, Nepal

  • Sustainable seafood and nutrition security
  • Aquaculture nutrition and feed supplements
  • Aquaponics & Green aquaculture
  • Industry Linkages Aquaculture Business
  • Tilapia farming and Fry Production technology
  • Curriculum Development & Internship
  • Technology Transfer/ Extension / Commercialization,
  • Biostatics and research design
  1. Bhujel, R.C. 2014. A Manual for Tilapia Business Management. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. ISBN (10): 1780641362, 216 pages.
  2. Bhujel, R.C. 2008. Statistics for Aquaculture. Wiley-Blackwell, 224 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8138-1587-9. (Bestseller among Wiley-Blackwell’s book in Aquaculture / Fisheries in 2010).
  3. Bhujel, R.C and Suharman, I. (2021). Food and nutrition security in the context of COVID-19 and the potential role of tilapia aquaculture. The 9th International and National Seminar on Fisheries and Marine Science (ISFM), IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 695 (2021) 012023. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/695/1/012023.
  4. Bhujel, R.C., Jha, D.K, and Anal, A.K. 2020. Effects of probiotic doses on the growth and survival of hatchlings, fry and advanced fry of Rohu (Labeo rohita Ham.). Journal of Applied Aquaculture 32(1): 34-52. Doi: DOI: 10.1080/10454438.2019.1605325
  5. Perera A. D. and R. C. Bhujel. 2021. Field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) meal (FCM) to replace fishmeal in the diets for sex-reversal and nursing of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fry. Aquaculture Research (3rd May, 2021). DOI: 10.1111/are.15328.
  6. Perera, GSC, R.C. Bhujel, Krishna, S., Nguyen, L.T, Sermwatanakul, A., Ei Lin, O.E. 2022. Effects of the varying inclusion levels of the egg yolk powder on growth, stress, tolerance, and pigmentation of Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) fry. Journal of Applied Aquaculture (In Press: https://doi.org/10.1080/10454438.2022.2027835
  7. Peter, J., Yukongi and Bhujel, R.C. 2021. An empirical study of entrepreneurship education program (EEP) in Nigerian public universities. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 24 (S1). https://www.abacademies.org/articles/an-empirical-study-of-entrepreneurship-education-program-in-nigerian-public-universities-11717.html
  8. Athukoorala, S.H.A.A., R. C. Bhujel, Krakstad, J-O, Matsuishi, TF. 2021. Regional variation in fish species in the coastal zones of Sri Lanka. Regional studies in Marine Science (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101755).
  9. Boonyapakdee, A, and Bhujel, R.C., 2020. Determining the Dose of Dietary Probiotic (Bacillus licheniformis) for the Nursing of Blue Swimming Crablets (Portunus pelagicus, L., 1758). Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 20(12): 889-899.
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4194/1303-2712-v20_12_05.
  10. Farquhar, S.D., Khanal, N., Shrestha, MK, Farthing, M., Bhujel, R.C. 2019. Socio-economic Impacts of Women in Aquaculture (WiA) Project in Nepal. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kjss.2017.12.014.
  1. Growing Seafood in the Lab (GSIL), project has been initiated to carry out research on cell culture for the production of seafood in the lab collaborating with Shiok Meats Pvt, Ltd., Singapore with the Budget of 11.95 million Baht for the Period of five years. Dec 1, 2021 – Nov 30, 2026 (with the possibility of expansion and commercialization).
  2. Curriculum Development Project: “Sustainable Seafood and Nutrition Security (SSNS) co-funded by European Union Erasmus+ programme partnering with 13 institutions in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Greece, Norway and UK. Oct 2017- Dec 2021: (48 months). Budget approx. 999,556 Euro.
  3. Women in Aquaculture (Cambodia): Energy efficient fishpond aeration enhancing integrated small-scale aquaculture in Cambodia involving women funded by REPIC through ZHAW, Switzerland partnering with Smiling Gecko Cambodia (SGC), 2020-2022. This project of improved form of previous similar projects in Nepal and Myanmar.
  4. Testing of commercial products (with industry): nutrition research on feed additives to mitigate the problem of aflatoxins in aqua-feed sponsored by a private companies, Biomin (Austria), Delacon (Austria), Patent (Serbia) and Lucta (Spain/China).
  5. Training and technology transfer: Dissemination of aquaculture technologies and sponsored by private and public organizations which involves organizing short term training and outreach programs / business e.g. AIT model tilapia hatcheries in Bangladesh with BRAC, Pakistan with LAARH, Nepal with Vaidya Group, and South East Asia with United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC), and many other countries of Asia and Africa.