Dr.   Avishek Biswas

Principal Scientist & Head
Post Graduate Education and Training Section
ICAR-Central Avian Research Institute
Izatnagar 243122, India
Phone: +91-581-2971811   FAX: +91-581-2301321
Email: drbiswas007@gmail.com;    Avishek.Biswas@icar.gov.in
Mobile: (+91) 9690170470, (+91) 6398696923


B.V.Sc & A.H.; M.V.Sc. (IVRI); Ph.D. (IVRI)

Field of Specialization / Area of Expertise

  • Nutrigenomics
  • Gut microbiology
  • Nutritional biotechnology
  • Mycotoxin research

Awards & Recognitions

  • Awarded International Travel Grant from World Poultry Science Association (WPSA), Netherland for attends 30th Australian Poultry Science Symposium (APSS) at Sydney, Australia.
  • Awarded Best Researcher Award for the ccontribution and honourable Achievements in Innovative Research from International Research Awards on New Science Inventions NESIN (Registered by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Govt. of India)
  • Awarded ‘Fellow of Indian Poultry Science Association’ during 35th Annual Conference of Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSACON).
  • Awarded DST International Travel grant Award for attends the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) Congress, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • Best oral presentation Award by Indian Poultry Science Association on IPSACON.
  • Received ‘Krishi Vigyan Garurav’ award for from Agricultural Research Communication Centre (ARCC), India.
  • Received ‘Reviewer Excellent Award’ from from Agricultural Research Communication Centre (ARCC), India.
  • Editorial Board Members of Agricultural Science, Journal of Nutrition and Feed Technology, Advances of Biology, Biotechnology and Genetics and Journal of Liver and Pancreatic Disease.

Teaching & Research Guidance

  • Teaching (5 courses ) i.e., PSC-561, PSC-763, PSC-765; PSC-767, PSC-768
  • Faculty member of ICAR-IVRI (Deemed University) and taught MVSc & Ph.D. courses and major advisor of PG students.
  • Guided 6 MVSc students and 2 PhD students


  • Attended training on Stress Management at NAARM, Hyderabad, Telengana
  • Attended International Virtual Workshop Series on Regulatory Approaches for Animal Biotechnology organized by USDA, USA.
  • Attended training on Science, Technology and Emerging Trends in Governance at Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi
  • Attended UN CC: Lear introductory e-course on ‘Climate change’ from United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • Attend training on Total Quality Management at Indian Institute of Quality Management (IIQM), Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Attended SAARC regional international training on Advanced avian nutrition and feed Technology, at ICAR-CARI, Izatnagar.
  • Attended training on 'Sensitization training programme on data analysis using SAS’ at IVRI, LES Division, Izatnagar.
  • Attended refresher course on ‘Agricultural research management’ at NAARM, Hyderabad.

Professional Affiliations

  • Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata
  • World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA), UK
  • World Poultry Science Association (WPSA); Netherland
  • Animal Nutrition Society of India (ANSI), Karnal
  • Animal Nutrition Association (ANA), Izatnagar
  • Agricultural Research Service Scientist Forum (ARSSF), New Delhi
  • Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSA), Izatnagar
  • Society of Animal Physiology of India (SAPI), Izatnagar
  • Veterinary Council of India (VCI), New Delhi
  • West Bengal Veterinary Council (WBVC), Kolkata


  • Research publications : 87 (International-51 & National-36)
  • Books /Edited Book : 06
  • Abstracts published at symposia/conference/seminar : 92
  • Extension folders/ Technical bulletin/Teaching manuals : 21
  • Lead papers / Lectures in proceedings : 30
  • Book Chapter/ Popular articles : 42
  • Patent (Submitted) : 01

Five Best Publications

  • Kapil Dev, , Jubeda Begum, Biswas Avishek*, Nasir Akbar Mir, Jitendra Singh, Ravi Prakash, Joyshikh Sonowal, Krishna Bharali, Simmi Tomar, Rajiv Kant, Neeraj Ahlawat (2021), Hepatic transcriptome analysis reveals altered lipid metabolism and consequent health indices in chicken supplemented with dietary Bifidobacterium bifidum and mannan-oligosaccharides. Scientific Reports (online published); https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97467-1
  • Biswas, Avishek*., Divya, S., Tyagi, Pramod K., and Mandal, A.B. (2021). Physio-biochemical, antioxidant and oxidative stability of Turkey meat fed diet incorporated with different level of organic Chromium. Animal Biotechnology; 32(1):106-112. https://doi.org/10.1080/10495398.2019.1661255
  • Kapil Dev, Jubeda Begum, Avishek Biswas*, Jyoti Kannoujia, Nasir Akbar Mir, Joyshikh Sonowal, Rajiv Kant, T. Narender (2021). Dietary Lactobacillus acidophilus and mannan-oligosaccharides alter the lipid metabolism and health indices in broiler chickens. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 13:633-646 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12602-020-09717-9
  • Kapil Dev, Nasir Akbar Mir, Avishek Biswas*, Jyoti Kannoujia, Jubeda Begum, Rajiv Kant (2020). Dietary Mannan-oligosaccharides potentiate the beneficial effects of Bifidobacterium bifidum in broiler chicken. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 71:520-530; https://doi:10.1111/lam.13360
  • Kapil Dev, Nasir Akbar Mir, Biswas A*., Jyoti Kannoujia, Jubeda Begum, Rajiv Kant, Asitbaran Mandal (2020). Dietary synbiotic supplementation improves the growth performance, body antioxidant pool, serum biochemistry, meat quality, and lipid oxidative stability in broiler chicken. Animal Nutrition, 6: 325-332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aninu.2020.03.002

Technologies / Patents

  • Least cost feed formulation for poultry.
  • Ameliorating mycotoxicosis through dietary supplementation of probiotics and prebiotics.
  • Antibiotic replacement through dietary supplementations of pre, pro and synbiotics.
  • Phytogenic feed additive for poultry.
  • Srivastavam R.B., Ballewar, V.R., Bharti, V.K., Hota, S.K., Ahmed, M., Gogoi, D., Deshmukh, P.B.R., Biswas Avishek. and Yadav, R. (2013). Patent filed at Indian patent office, New Delhi for invention of ‘Design of pressurized normobaric hatchery technology for poultry egg hatching’ patent file number 1254/DEL/2013.

Ongoing Projects

  • . Ameliorating mycotoxicosis in broiler chickens through dietary herbal supplementation. (Principal Investigator; Start date: Apr 2019, End date: Mar-2022; Project Type: Institute; Funding Agency: Institute).
  • Exploring herbs, essential oils and plants natural compounds for development of natural growth promoter. (Co-Principal Investigator; Start date: Oct-2019, End date: Sept-2020; Project Type: Institute; Funding Agency: Institute).
  • Studies on certain dietary antioxidants and their interactions in poultry. (Co-Principal Investigator; Start date: Jun-2019, End date: May-2020; Project Type: Institute; Funding Agency: Institute).
  • Quality assessment of poultry feeds and feedstuffs. (Co-Principal Investigator; Start date: Apr-2013, End date: Continuous; Project Type: Institute; Funding Agency: Institute).