A new University for Fisheries sector, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, have got established on 20th February at Kochi. The Chief Minister of Kerala announced its establishment at Panangad, near Kochi, where the College of Fisheries is functioning. Foundation stones for necessary buildings were also laid there.
The Ministry of Kerala has approved the names of the three topmost administrators of the newly formed Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies. Dr. B.Madhusoodana kurup will be the Vice-Chancellor, Dr.C.Mohanakumaran Nair, the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dr.Theresa Radhakrishnan the Registrar.
Dr.B.Madhusoodana Kurup is presently the Director of School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology. He is also the Fisheries Advisor to the Minister (Fisheries, Kerala Govt.).
Dr.C.Mohanakumaran Nair is working as the Dean(i/c) of the College of Fisheries (which now forms part of the new University).
Dr.Theresa Radhakrishnan is the Head of Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Kerala University.
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