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College of Veterinary Science
Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati - 781022

Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility
(Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India)


Department of Poultry Science
(Established in 1988)



Head of the Department:

Dr. N. Kalita
e-mail:  niranjankalita2004@yahoo.co.in


Faculty members:




Field of specialization

Phone nos.

e-mail address

Dr. J K Talukdar

Associate Professor

Poultry Science (Nutrition and Economics)



Dr. D Sapcota


Poultry Science

(Poultry Nutrition)



Dr J D Mahanta

Professor cum Manager, IPF

Poultry Science (Poultry Management)




Ongoing Research Projects:


Title of the Project

Funding Agency


Name of PI

Date of implementation

1.  AICRP on Poultry Breeding 


4 years

Dr. Niranjan Kalita


2. Livelihood promotion through integrated farming system in Assam


4 years

Dr. Niranjan Kalita (Co-PI)




Salient achievements:

@ Successfully completed 3 research projects, viz., (i) In vitro and in vivo evaluation of protein quality and utilization of silk worm pupae meal of Assam as protein source in poultry diet (1998-2001), (ii) Utilization of nutritious cereals and byproducts of oilseed based cropping systems for poultry production (2000-2004) and (iii) Measures to counteract/detoxify aflatoxins in oilseeds and nutritious coarse cereals based poultry and livestock feeds (2000-2004).

@ Economic Poultry ration formulated for rural adoption with locally available feed ingredients like rice kani, MOC etc. where regular feed stuff are either costly or scanty.

@ Least cost housing design developed for rural poultry using locally available materials like bamboo, thatch, polythene, CI sheets etc.

@ Explored the possibility of Broiler rearing in scavenging system in farmer's premises with minimal supplementary feedstuff.

@ Technology developed to detoxify/counteract aflatoxins in animal feeds through the application of herbs like ginger etc.

@ Exploring possibility of indigenous chicken and duck farming as an economic venture with low input technology in rural situation.

@ Silkworm pupae meal is found to be the best alternative of fishmeal for preparation of poultry ration under local condition.

@ Conducted various farmers training programs in collaboration with the SIRD, DEE (AAU), NGOs etc.

@ Involved in developing various study materials for certificate courses in poultry production for Sri Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, Guwahati.



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