• BACHELOR OF FISHERIES SCIENCE PROGRAMME IN INDIA

  •           Indian Fisheries Sector has shown tremendous progress in last 50 years. Present fish production in the country is more than 6 million tons out of which more than 50% is contributed by inland fisheries sector. The fisheries sector has shown steady growth rate of more than 7% per annum. The major contributing factor for this accelerated growth in fisheries are availability of skilled manpower, development and dissemination of new technologies, high receptivity of fishermen and women and increased investment by the government. The technology development has been the result of sustained research efforts of the central and state fisheries institutions and state agricultural universities.

              Fisheries education in the country has progressed at a good pace over the years. The first Fisheries College under the State Agricultural University was established at Mangalore in 1969 followed by the establishment of Fisheries College and Research Institute at Tuticorin in 1977 under Tamilnadu Agricultural University. Now there are seventeen colleges spread across the country. Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai established under the Government of India in the year 1961 was brought under Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1979 and was upgraded as a Deemed University in 1989. Apart from CIFE, Mumbai most of the fisheries colleges in the country are now offering M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. programme in various subjects.

    Mission :

    • To make available technically qualified fisheries professionals with sufficient skills to manage, conserve and develop diversified fisheries resources in the country to provide food security and quality fish protein.

    Objectives :

    • To create a cadre of fisheries professionals who are well qualified to meet demands of fisheries sector.
    • To develop entrepreneurial skills.
    • To make students aware of national and international issues related to fisheries.
  • Development of e-Courses for B.F.Sc. Programme

  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the Component 1 of National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) is involved in the Development of e-Courses for B.F.sc. programme offered by all the fisheries colleges in the country. To bring uniformity in fisheries education, ICAR has implemented a common syllabus for B.F.Sc. programme. The NAIP project for the development of e-Courses for B.F.Sc. programme is taken up jointly by College of Fisheries, Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Mangalore as Lead Institution and Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Thoothukudi as Partner Institution. Under this project 58 courses are being developed as e-Courses based on the syllabus approved by the ICAR.


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