Dr. Nibedita Nayak    Scientist (Poultry Science)






                                                                                Address:  Room No. S-11, Animal Science

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Email:  nibedita.nayak@icar.gov.in



Academic background:

Ph.D. in Poultry science from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh (2022)

M.V.Sc. in Poultry science from Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2013-2015)

B.V.Sc. & A.H.: College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, O.U.A.T., Bhubaneswar, Odisha (2008-2013)


Research interests and current focus

  •  Adaptability and Climate Resilient Poultry Production

  •  Phytobiotics: Evaluation, Characterisation and Alternative to Antibiotics

  • Impact analysis of Poultry Production Technologies

  •  Conservation and Identification of Indigenous Poultry Breeds

Membership in professional societies            

1.     Life member of “Orissa Veterinary Council”, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

2.     Life member of “Indian Poultry Science Association”, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

3.     Life member of the Association of Meat Scientists and Technologists, Chennai

4.     Member of “World Poultry Science Association”, India Branch

5.     Life Member of “Association for Coastal Agricultural Research”, Goa


Outreach and Extension

  1.  Advisories to the farmers and other stakeholders on scientific poultry farming.

  2. Training, Demonstration and Awareness programmes on various aspects of poultry farming including incubation and hatching of eggs, feed formulation, flock management, health care, schemes and subsidies for scientific farming of different species of poultry.

Awards and Honours

  1. Young Scientist Award 2023 from Indian Poultry Science Association, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

  2. Best Poster Presentation (Third) 2022 during ICPA Technical Session in Pashu Ayurveda Conclave during 9th Word Ayurveda Congress organised by Ministry of Ayush and Vigyan Bharti held at Kala Academy, Panjim, Goa.

  3. Ayurvet Research Award 2021 for Excellence in Avian Research from Indian Poultry Science Association, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

  4. Best Poster Presentation (Second prize) 2019 in XXXVI Annual Conference of Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSACON 2019) held at College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg, Chhattisgarh.

  5. Best Oral Presentation (Third prize) 2018 in XXXV Annual Conference of Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSACON 2018) held at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

  6. IPSA Kerala Chapter IPSA Award 2015 for Excellence in the Field of Poultry Nutrition from Indian Poultry Science Association, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

  7. Best M.V.SC Student in 2015 securing highest OGPA in Animal Sciences and received Dr. Natarajan and Tmt. Lakshmi Natarajan Endowment gold medal from TANUVAS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  8. Thiru SK Maeilanandhan Medal for the Best M.V.Sc Thesis (Poultry Science) in 2015 from TANUVAS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  9. Best Poster Presentation (First Prize) 2014 in XXXI Annual Conference and National Symposium of Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSACON 2014) held at VCRI, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu.

  10. Senior Research Fellowship (ICAR-SRF PGS) 2015-18 from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India.

  11. Junior Research Fellowship (ICAR JRF) 2013-15 from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India.

  12. Xceft Merit Award for securing 1st position in B.V.Sc & A.H. course for the academic session 2012-2013 from College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

  13. Gold Medalist in B.V.Sc & A.H during 2008-13 from OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Research Publications


  • Nayak, N., Bhanja, S. K., Chakurkar, E. B., Sahu, A. R., Ashitha K., Shivasharanappa N. and Atasha Delia D’Mello. 2023. Impact of bioclimatic factors on physio-biochemical and molecular response of slow-growing poultry reared in tropics. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 55: 253-266.

  • Kanaka, K. K., Sukhija, N., Nayak, N., Goli, R. C., Sahu, A. R. and Koloi, S. 2023. Network analysis of beta casomorphin-7 revealed genes and pathways associated with human diseases. Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences, 5 (3): 31-46.

  • Nayak, N., Bhattacharya, T. K., Shukla, R., Divya, D., Prasad, R. and Chakurkar, E. B. 2022. Molecular cloning and characterization of partial promoter of Acetyl Coenzyme A Carboxylase B gene in chicken. Indian Journal of Poultry Science (2022) 57 (2): 113-117.

  • Nayak, N., Bhanja S. K., Chakurkar E. B., Sahu A. R., and Kumar S. 2021. Effect of mid-embryonic thermal conditioning on zootechnical performance, immune-competence and expression profiling of HSP70 gene in backyard chicken variety. Indian Journal of Poultry Science, 56: 253-59.

  • Goel, A., Bhanja, S.K., Nayak, N. Mehra, M. and Karuppasamy K. 2020. Effects of supplementing silver nano-particles during early embryogenesis on the hatchability and post hatch performance of broilers. Indian Journal of Animal Science, 90 (5): 749-753.

  • Karuppasamy, K., Bhanja, S.K., Mehra, M., Aswathi, P.B., Nayak, N., Goel, A. 2018. Evaluation of economic traits of White Leghorn layers under normal and controlled heat stress conditions. Indian Journal of Poultry Science, 53 (1): 21-27.

  • Nayak, N., Rajini, R. A., Kirubaharan, J. J., Ezhilvalavan, S. and Sahu, A. R. 2018. Effect of In Ovo Feeding of Tryptophan on Post-Hatch Production Performance and Immune Response in Commercial Broilers. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, 18: 355-366.

  • Nayak, N., Rajini, R. A., Ezhilvalavan, S., Sahu, A. R. and Kirubaharan, J. J. 2016. Influence of In-ovo Arginine Feeding on Post-hatch Growth Performance and Economics of Broilers. Journal of Animal Research, 6 (4): 585-591.

  • Nayak, N., Bhanja, S. K., Ahmad, S. F., Mehra, M., Goel, A., Sahu, A. R. and Karuppasamy, K. 2016.  Role of epigenetic modifications in improving the thermo-tolerance, growth and immuno-competence in poultry: Current status and future applications. Indian Journal of Poultry Science, 51 (1): 1-9

  • Nayak, N., Rajini, R. A., Ezhilvalavan, S., Sahu, A. R. and Kirubaharan, J. J. 2015. Comparative effect of arginine and/or tryptophan in ovo feeding on hatchability percentage, growth performance and economic importance of commercial broiler. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences87 (2): 153-158.

  • Nayak, N., Rajini, R. A., Ezhilvalavan, S., Kirubaharan, J. J., Sahu, A. R. and Manimaran, K. 2015. Effect of in ovo feeding of arginine and/or tryptophan on hatchability and small intestinal morphology in broiler chicken. Indian Journal of Poultry Science, 50 (1): 18-23.



  • Das, D., Das, B.C., Nayak, N., Jena, B. and Sahu, A.R. 2021. Textbook on Poultry Management, pp. 1-200. Narendra Publishing House, New Delhi. (ISBN: 978-93-91063-48-1).

  • Chakurkar EB, Desai AR, Thangam M, Manohara KK, Shivasharanappa N, Gokuldas PP, Rajkumar RS, Mahajan GR, Susitha R, Vishwanath Reddy K, Sreekanth GB, Das B, Paramesh V, Desai S, Chethan Kumar HB, Mayekar T, Nayak N. 2020. Coastal Agricultural Resource Inventory: An Overview and Way Forward. pp. 1-265. Published by ICAR-CCARI, Goa. ISBN: 978-93-5406-829-4.

Book Chapters


  • Rajini, R. A. and Nayak, N. 2023. Antibiotic Residue in Chicken Eggs and Issues Related to Public Health. In book of “POULTRY PRODUCTION: Current Insights” (Eds: Khan A.A., Adil, S. and Sheikh, I.U.). In event of XXXVIII Indian Poultry Science Association Conference and National Symposium on “Innovative poultry production strategies for nutritional, socio-economic and environmental security” held at FVSc&AH, SKUAST-K, Kashmir, India, Pp: 331-335 (13-15 September 2023), Publisher: Daya Publishing House, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-93-5461-994-6).

  • Nayak, N., Sahu, A.R., Mohapatra, S.S., Biswal, P., Palai, S. and D’Mello, A.D. 2023. Seaweeds as sustainable livestock and poultry feed: From production to processing. In book of “Recent advances in avian health and management” (Eds: Tiwari, S. P., Sharma, R.K., Verma, J., Chouhan, L. and Shinde, A.). In event of World Veterinary Poultry Association (India) conference on “Recent advances in avian diseases and management: A global prospective” held at College of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, NDVSU, Jabalpur during 24-25 February 2023, Pp: 134-142. Publisher: Sandarbh Prakashan, Bhopal (ISBN: 978-93-89399-78-3).

  • Nayak, N. 2021. Multiple choice questions in Poultry Science. In the book of Hidden Treasure: MCQ Animal Sciences (Eds: Das, D., Das, B.C., Jena, B. and Sahu, S.). Brillion Publishing, Pp: 201-234. (ISBN: 978-93-90757-23-7).

  • Chakurkar, E.B., Nayak, N., Singh, A., Maruthadurai, R., and Mahajan, G. 2019. Waste profiling and its input oriented sustainable management: A perspective in Indian context. In book of ‘Recent trends in poultry production’. pp. 135-138. IBPS Publication (ISBN: 9789388892490).


  • Nayak, N., Sahu, A. R., Atasha Delia D’Mello and Parveen Kumar. 2023. Duck production and management for coastal farmers. CCARI/ Extension Folder/ 108/ 2023.

  • Nayak, N., Sahu, A. R., Narnaware S and Atasha Delia D’Mello. 2023. Economic feeding of Backyard Poultry. CCARI/ Extension Folder/ 105/ 2023.

  • अमिया रंजन साहू, साजन नाइक, गोकुलदास पी.पी एबं निबेदिता नायक. 2023. वैज्ञानिक सुअर पालन की संभावनाएँ. लहरें हिंदी मैगज़ीन  (अंक- ), 2023, Pp: 6-12

  • निबेदिता नायक, . आर. देसाई, अमिया रंजन साहू, अताशा डीमेलो एबं असिथा के. 2022. गोवा राज्य में नारियल आधारित फसल चक्र प्रणाली में आहाता कुक्कुट पालन के प्रदर्शन का मूल्यांकन. लहरें हिंदी मैगज़ीन  (अंक- ), 2022, Pp: 27-29.

  • Nayak, N., Sahu, A.R. and Srinivasan, G. 2022. Perinatal Nutrition in Poultry. Poultry World Magazine, January 2022, Pp: 37-38.

  • Nayak, N., Sahu, A. R. and Ashitha, K. 2021. Incubation and Hatching: Problems and Preventions. CCARI/ Extension Folder/ 98/ 2021.

  • Nayak, N., Chakurkar, E. B. and Sahu, A. R. 2021. Poultry: A component in Agro-eco-tourism. CCARI/ Extension Folder/ 99/ 2021.

  • निबेदिता नायक एबं अमिया रंजन साहू. 2021. बतख पालन के माध्यम से उद्यमिता बिकास और गोवा में कुट्टनाड बतख के प्रदर्शन का मूल्यांकन. लहरें हिंदी मैगज़ीन  (अंक- ), 2021, Pp: 31-33.

  • Udharwar, S.V., Nayak, N., and Prabhu, HRC. 2020. Improved backyard poultry birds. ICAR-KVK, North Goa-Extension Folder 31/2020.

  • Nayak, N., Maruthadurai, R. and Sahu, A. R. 2020. Black soldier fly larvae: as converter of waste to wealth and alternate feed source for poultry. Poultry World Magazine, July 2020, pp: 44-45.

  • Nayak, N. 2020. କୁକୁଡ଼ା ଫାର୍ମ ରେ ଲିଟର ପରିଚାଳନା. ପ୍ରାଣୀ ବିକାଶ ଧାରା ମIଗାଜ଼ୀନ, 5 (4): 13-14.

NCBI gene sequences:

Madras Red growth hormone receptor protein (GHR) gene- KT757901.