Scientific Staff

Dr Venkateswarlu Ronda

Dr Venkateswarlu Ronda

Discipline: Biochemistry | Designation: Scientist | At IIMR Since: 2015

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Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field


ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute


Animal Biochemistry


ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute


Animal Biochemistry


Madras Veterinary College-TANUVAS


Veterinary Science

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(years, months)



ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad

May 2015 to date




ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi

August 2009 to May 2015

5 years, 9 months

Current responsibilities:

  • Forage and Stover quality of Sorghum, Pearl Millet and Finger Millet
  • Instrumentation Facility

Recent major contributions:

  • Developed fresh water fish wafers enriched with soy flour and sardine oil for improving protein and PUFA content
  • Member, NABL cell for implementation of NABL at ICAR-CIFT, Kochi
  • Team member in technology transfer of Chitin and Chitosan to Industry

Recent awards and recognitions:

  • Best Trainee Award- 86th FOCARS of NAARM
  • Guided two students for research work as part of their M Sc degree program

Current collaborative activities:


Recent most significant publications:

  • Jeyakumari A, Remya S, Jesmi D, Ravishankar C N, Zynudheen A A, George N, Venkateshwarlu R and Lalitha K V.2015. Effect of delayed icing on the quality of white shrimp (Litopenaeusvannamei) during chilled storage. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 39(6): 2778-2885.
  • C. G. Joshy, A. A. Zynudheen, George Ninan, V. Ronda and Sabeena Muhammed. Optimization of Process Parameters for the Production ofChitin from the Shell of Flowertail Shrimp (Metapenaeusdobsoni). Fishery Technology. 53: 140 – 145.
  • K.B.R.S. Visarada, P. Sanjana Reddy, R. Venkateswarlu. 2017. Performance of sorghum-maize interspecific derivatives for forage attributes. Agric. Update (TECHSEAR-9). 12: 1-8

Other professional activities

  • Member, Society of Biological Chemists-India
  • Member, Society of Fisheries Technologists-India

Dr Venkateswarlu Ronda