A Centre of Professional and Higher Education in Fisheries


Know about the first Fisheries University of the country and the programmes offered there for producing experts in the field so that fish production of the country gets benefited. Kerala, the State which always kept top position in fish production was first to start various training programmes in the field.

Kerala used to and continues to contribute a good share, almost between 25 to 30 percent of total fish production of the country. To produce more efficient technical manpower in fisheries sector Kerala started introducing educational facilities in this sector and related fields about five to six decades back.

In the year 1979 it started a professional college offering degree and post graduate programmes. It was started as a separate faculty under the Kerala Agricultural University at Panangad in Kochi. It was started with the approval of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India. Being a professional course the duration of the course was four years (eight semesters) as specified by the ICAR. PG programmes (with specialisations) need two years.

Now the first Fisheries University of the country also has come up and is functional with facilities for higher education and research in the field. The campus at Kochi, where the Fisheries College is functioning is the location of the Head quarters of the University. It is named as the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies ( KUFOS ). It is  an autonomous public funded institution established on 20th  November 2010, and governed by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies Act, 2010. This is the first Fisheries University in India. The Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) functioning at Mumbai is a deemed university.

The Mission of the University is to serve as a flagship University of higher learning through demonstrated and growing excellence in teaching,research,extension,scholarship and creative work in fisheries and ocean studies,comparable with global standards that will benefit the country and the world at large.

This university is for furthering the advancement in learning and conduct of research in fisheries, ocean studies and allied subjects. It will formulate new courses and curriculum in fisheries and ocean studies in accordance with the technical advancement in respective fields. It aims at collaborating with other similar institutions within and without the country. This will be developed as the centre of excellence for Human Resource Development in fisheries and ocean studies.

Since the University is functioning in the same campus where the Fisheries college was functioning since 1979, the graduate and post graduate programmes conducted there are transferred with all its built up facilities and staff pattern. The college itself got disaffiliated from Kerala Agricultural University and is now part of the new KUFOS. Also the fisheries research station at Puduvaypu near Kochi has been transferred to this new University.

From the academic year 2011-2012 onwards, the University offers under graduate ( B. F. Sc.), Post-graduate( M.F.Sc.) and Doctoral (Ph. D. ) programmes in Fisheries Science under the Faculty of Fisheries. The courses under the Faculty of Fisheries are offered in full compliance with the ICAR pattern. Post–graduate programmes are offered in four disciplines and Doctoral programmes  in three disciplines. There are 50 seats for the B. F. Sc. programme out of which  31 seats are open. Seven seats are allotted to ICAR candidates selected nationally by ICAR and six reserved for children of fishermen. The remaining seats are for other reservation categories. Selection to the seats (other than ICAR quota) are done through an entrance examination. Out of the 14 seats for the M.F. Sc. programme, 4 seats are allotted to ICAR candidates.  

B.F. Sc. Programme is for eight semesters with one semester allotted for field experience. M.F.Sc. Programmes are offered in Aquaculture, Fish Nutrition and feed Technology, Fish Processing Technology, Fishery Hydrography and Fishery Resource Management, Physical Oceanography & Ocean modelling, Biological Oceanography & Bio-diversity, Fisheries Economics and MBA.

The courses are offered under various departments working in Schools as shown below:

1. School of Aquaculture and Biotechnology

  1. Department of Aquaculture

  2. Department of Nutrition and Feed Technology

  3. Department of Fish Health management

  4. Department of Aquatic Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

  5. Department of Aquarium Science and Technology

2. School of Fisheries Resource Management and Harvest Technology
  1. Department of Fish Taxonomy and Biology

  2. Department of Fisheries Resource Management

  3. Department of Fishery Hydrography

  4. Department of Fishery Engineering

  5. Department of Fishing Technology

  6. Department of Basic Science and informatics

3. School of Aquatic Food Products and Technology
  1. Department of Applied Bio-chemistry and Nutrition

  2. Department of Microbiology, Quality assurance and Waste Management

  3. Department of Preservation and Packaging Technology

  4. Department of Products and By-products Technology

  5. Department of Seafood Marketing and Trade

4. School of Management & Entrepreneurship

The College campus is about ten km from the Koch City towards South on the NH 47 leading to Kanyakumari.


Related Articles

The College Of Fisheries, Panangad

The College of Fisheries at Panangad, Kochi is one of the three such institutions in the entire country. The College of Fisheries was established in 1979. The College of Fisheries offers Degree, Postgraduate and Ph.D programs in Fisheries. Admissions are made through entrance examinations (Medical stream) conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

Women’s collages in Kerala - Courses and details

Arts & Science women’s Colleges in Kerala. Here we are including the details about courses, affiliation and contact numbers of women’s collages in Kerala. The women’s collages in Kerala, which including Govt. College Trivandrum, Krishna Menon Memorial, Ansar Women's College, Chinmaya Arts and Science, Dayapuram Arts and Science, Marthoma College, N.S.S. College, Providence Women's College, S.N. College, Sacred Heart College, St. Joseph College, St. Xaviers College and Unity women's College

Thejus Engineering College Thrissur, Kerala

Thejus engineering college Thrissur is a new generation engineering college in Kerala. All facilities are available in this college with an aim of moulding students into global professionals in the field of engineering. Thejus engineering college also provides full fee deduction as scholarship for the students with excellent performance in higher secondary or engineering entrance exams. The college has an intake of more than 450 students each year into various B.tech branches.

Vidya Academy of Science and Technology Thrissur, Kerala

Vidya academy of science and technology Kurumal(Thrissur),Kerala has got the primary place in modern engineering college. The college known in the abbreviated name as VAST is popularly fame not only in Kerala but also in outside of the state. Promptitude academic practice has make Vidya College in the primary line of engineering college in Kerala. Read more about Vidya academy of science and technology here.

More articles: Colleges in Kerala

Comments

No responses found. Be the first to comment...


  • Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
  • No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
  • This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
  • Name:
    Email: