AquaFish has supported more than 500 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in aquaculture, fisheries, aquatic ecology, economics, engineering, and many other disciplines. Some of our students who are or have been supported are featured below.

Sujata Balami

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Nepal
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Agriculture and Forestry University

Sujata Timalsina

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Nepal
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Agriculture and Forestry University

Sunila Rai

Status: Alumni
Nationality: Nepal
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Asian Institute of Technology
  • Major Professor: Dr. Yang Yi
  • Supported through: 1996
Degree: PhD
  • Institution: Asian Institute of Technology
  • Major Professor: Dr. Yang Yi
  • Supported through: 2007
  • Thesis Title: Use of Rice Straw as Substrates for Periphyton-Based Fish Culture
Biography:

Sunila Rai is a Nepalese fisheries scientist whose graduate education was supported by the AquaFish CRSP/ACRSP, earning a Master’s and a Doctorate at Thailand’s Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). Sunila’s doctoral advisor was Dr. Yang Yi, who himself completed a PhD in Aquaculture Sciences at AIT supported by AquaFish. Sunila was motivated to pursue her education in fisheries and aquaculture science in part because of the need to address the significant gender gap in the aquaculture sector in Nepal. Through her formal long-term training and experience working on AquaFish-funded projects, Sunila was well positioned for building on her accomplishments and continuing into a promising career in aquaculture science.

After completing her graduate education, Sunila worked as the Head of the Aquaculture Department at the Institute for Agriculture and Animal Sciences (IAAS) at Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU, formerly Tribhuvan) in Chitwan, where she conducted research for enhancing carp production in polyculture ponds. In 2013, she was appointed the Associate Dean of Academics of the Faculty of Animal Science at the AFU. Sunila is a pioneer for women in the field of aquaculture science, and she sets a strong example to encourage women to not only pursue higher education, but to become leaders in the aquaculture sector.

Suraj Singh

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Nepal
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Agriculture and Forestry University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Dilip K. Jha

Sushmita Thapa

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Nepal
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Agriculture and Forestry University

Susmita Paudel

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Nepal
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Agriculture and Forestry University

Tahmin Toma

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Bangladesh
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Sharoz Mahean Haque

Thanh Thao Le

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Vietnam
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Can Tho University

Thao Huynh Trang

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Vietnam
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Can Tho University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Tran Thi Thanh Hien

Tinh Huynh Thien

Status: Alumni
Nationality: Vietnam
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Can Tho University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Tran Thi Thanh Hien
  • Supported through: 2017
  • Thesis Title: The effects of phophorous sources in diets on growth performance and feed conversion ration of snakehead (Channa striata)

Tithy Akhter

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Bangladesh
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Sharoz Mahean Haque

Tran Hoang Tuan

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Vietnam
Degree: PhD
  • Institution: Can Tho University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Truong Hoang Minh

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