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Top 10 Colleges Offering Courses in Fisheries Science To Apply for In 2022

M Kanika
M Kanika

Education is a lifelong endeavor. In India, State Agricultural Universities are responsible for the education of all agricultural sciences, including fisheries in their respective states. The goal of fisheries education is to improve fish production by utilizing resources, modern culture systems, modern techniques, marketing, and social advancement of the fishing community.

Many students are interested in this field, but they are unaware about what are all the courses, that can be pursued, and from where? To help them get rid of this confusion. Let us tell you that there are currently a number of Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) fisheries courses available in India that can help you shape your future and advance your career. So let's discuss the Top 10 fisheries universities in India.

List of 10 Best Fisheries Colleges In India:

Below we have listed some of the top fisheries colleges in India

Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar

KVAFSU (Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University) is a state university in Bidar, Karnataka. KVAFSU, which was founded in 2004, offers a variety of Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) programs. Furthermore, the university offers Ph. D. programs in a variety of specializations at the doctorate level. The application form can be downloaded from the university's official website.

  • Admission to BVSc & AH, BFSc, and B.Tech courses is granted based on a valid score in the KEA Common Entrance Test (CET).

  • At the postgraduate level, the institute also offers M.Tech, M.V.Sc, and M.F.Sc courses. Students are admitted to these courses based on their performance in the relevant bachelor's degree and a written test.

  • MBA admission is based on performance in a written test, followed by a group discussion and an interview.

  • The university holds a separate entrance exam followed by an interview for the Ph.D. program. Final admission is contingent on candidates' previous academic records.

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University (TNJFU)

The Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University (TNJFU) is a government fisheries university located in the southern part of Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India. The UG, PG & Ph.D. courses available in TNJFU are as follows:

UG Courses in (TNJFU)

Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc.,), B.Tech (Fisheries Engineering), B.Tech (Biotechnology), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech. (Energy and Environmental Engineering), B.Tech. (Fisheries Nautical Technology), B.B.A. (Fisheries Business Management), B.Voc. (Industrial Fish Processing Technology, B.Voc. (Industrial Aquaculture), B.Voc. (Industrial Fishing Technology), B.Voc. (Aquatic Animal Health Management).

PG Courses (TNJFU)

Aquaculture, Aquatic Animal Health, Aquatic Environment Management, Fisheries Economics, Fisheries Engineering and Technology, Fisheries Extension, Fish Processing Technology, Fisheries Resource Management, Fish Biotechnology, Fish Genetics and Breeding, Fish Nutrition and Food Technology, Fish Quality Assurance Management, Fish Pharmacology and Toxicology, M.Tech (Aquaculture Engineering), M.Tech (Fish Processing Engineering), MBA- Fisheries Enterprises Management.

Ph.D in (TNJFU)

Aquaculture, Aquatic Animal Health, Aquatic Environment Management, Fisheries Economics, Fisheries Engineering & Technology, Fisheries Extension, Fish Processing Technology, Fisheries Resources Management, Fish Quality Assurance and Management, Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology, Fish Biotechnology, Fish Pharmacology & Toxicology.

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS)

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is the state's first university dedicated to fisheries and related studies. The Kerala government established it in 2010. It is a self-governing, publicly funded institution with headquarters in Panangad, Kochi. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in Fisheries Science.

It also provides a Postgraduate Diploma in Aquarium Science and Technology, as well as a Diploma in Brackish Water and Marine Aquaculture. The results of the annual entrance exam are used to determine the selection criteria for various courses.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University

The Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University in Samastipur, Bihar, was founded in 1970. In India, it is well-known for agricultural engineering courses, research, and education. Lord Curzon laid the foundation stone for the university in 1905.

It was established as India's first Imperial Agriculture Research Institute. Apart from the college of agriculture, fisheries, and dairy technology, the university has five faculties in the disciplines of Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Basic Sciences, Humanities & Home Science, and Basic Sciences, Humanities & Home Science. Six undergraduate degree programs, thirty-three postgraduate programs, and eighteen PhD programs are available at the university. It is also the only university that offers an MBA in Agribusiness.

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU)

The Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is a veterinary school located in Ludhiana, Punjab. This college is commonly referred to as GADVASU Ludhiana. It was founded on August 9, 2005, with the primary goal of promoting livestock production in society as well as spreading knowledge about health and disease prevention through integrated teaching and extension programs.

The college's mission is to produce veterinary graduates, scientists, and extension workers to promote better livestock health through disease prevention, increased livestock production, and reproduction, thereby improving the quality of rural life in Punjab.

Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU)

Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU) is a public state university in Tirupati, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was founded in 2005 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and is dedicated to veterinary studies.

The university offers courses at three levels: undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral. The course offerings at SVVU Tirupati include three undergraduate programs, twenty postgraduate programs, and two doctoral programs. B.V.Sc. and Animal Health, B.Tech Dairy Technology, M.V.Sc. Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, M.V.Sc. Livestock Production Management, M.V.Sc. Veterinary Medicine, and other courses are available at the university. The Master of Veterinary Sciences (M.V.Sc.) program at the university is available in 17 specializations.

The duration of courses at Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University ranges from two to six years. The total fees and eligibility requirements for Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University courses vary by program. Full-time courses are available at the university.

Central Institute of Fisheries Technology

The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), founded in 1957, is the country's only national institution for research into all aspects of fishing and fish processing. In 1957, the institute opened its doors in Cochin. Veraval (Gujarat), Visakhapatnam (AP), and Mumbai all have research centres (Maharashtra).

The Institute Function with Following Mandate

  • Fisheries and processing research, including basic and strategic.

  • Design and develop energy-efficient fishing systems for sustainable management and responsible fishing.

  • Development of fishing and fish processing tools and machinery.

  • Training, education, and extension are all used to develop human resources.

College of Fisheries Lembucherra, Tripura central Agricultural University, Imphal
College of Fisheries Lembucherra, Tripura central Agricultural University, Imphal

College of Fisheries Lembucherra, Tripura central Agricultural University, Imphal

Tripura Central Agricultural University, Imphal College of Fisheries Lembucherra is a well-known college in the state of Tripura. Tripura Central Agricultural University, Imphal, founded the College Of Fisheries Lembucherra in 1998. It is a premier college in the field of Agriculture Science and Technology. It's in the state of Tripura, in the city of Agartala. Tripura Central Agricultural University, Imphal's College Of Fisheries Lembucherra is a government-run college.

UGC is in charge of it. This institution offers three courses. Courses are divided into three categories: undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral. There are three courses in the Agriculture Science and Technology category. For the post-graduate studies, M.F.Sc. is the only course taught for the Doctoral studies, Ph.D (Fisheries) is the only course taught.

College of Fisheries, Rangeilunda

RANGEILUNDA COLLEGE OF FISHERIES is in the state of Odisha. The RANGEILUNDA COLLEGE OF FISHERIES was founded in 1981. It is a premier college in the field of Agriculture Science and Technology. RANGEILUNDA COLLEGE OF FISHERIES is located in Ganjam, Odisha. This institution offers three courses in a variety of specialties. UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses are among the several types of courses accessible.

There are three courses in Agriculture Science and Technology. Undergraduate courses are only available for the B.F.Sc. program. M.F.Sc. is the only program that offers a postgraduate course. Only the Ph.D. (Aquaculture) program is accessible as a doctoral course.

Sacred Heart College, Kochi

Sacred Heart College, Kochi

In 1944, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) founded Sacred Heart College (SH College) in Kochi. SH College was granted autonomy by the Kerala government in 2014. Undergraduate (BA/B.Sc/B.Com/B.Sc/BBA/BCA), postgraduate (MA/MCJ/M.Sc/M.Com), M.Phil, and Ph.D. programs are available at the college. Mahatma Gandhi University is connected with Sacred Heart College.

According to the NIRF rankings for 2021, Sacred Heart College is placed 63rd in the college category, while it was ranked 55th in the same category in 2020.

There are some Leading Fisheries Science Colleges as well, which we have mentioned below: 

Below we have the other four fisheries science colleges in India 

College of Fisheries, Mangalore

The College of Fisheries in Mangalore, Karnataka, is an education and research institute for fisheries in India. The University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, founded it in 1969.

The university has two campuses. The main campus, which includes an administrative building, a library, departments of Aquaculture, Fishery Microbiology, Fisheries Resources and Management, and Fisheries Environment and Ecology, as well as hostels (for men and women), a training centre, a guest house, an auditorium, a sports complex, a swimming pool, a post office, and a bank, is located on NH 17 in Yekkur, Kankanady, Mangalore.

The Technology Wing is located in Hoige Bazar, near the mouth of the Nethravathy River, near the Arabian Sea, and houses the Departments of Fish Processing Technology and Fishery Engineering.

Central Institute of Fisheries Education

The Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) is a deemed university in Mumbai that offers Fisheries Education. The university only offers two courses in Fisheries and Agricultural Education: M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. The university provides postgraduate (PG) and doctoral level education.

The institute is one of four universities recognized by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), along with the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), and the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI).

Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University

Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU) was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The University's constituent colleges include six veterinary colleges, two fisheries colleges, two dairy technology colleges, and one wildlife research and training centre. The University has been approved by the UGC.

Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Sciences University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, it provides PhD and diploma programs.

Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture

The Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) is one of the research institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, that serves as the nodal agency for brackishwater aquaculture research in India.

The courses that are offered in ICAR – Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture is Tools for Aquatic Animal Disease Diagnosis and Management, Diagnosis and control of brackishwater finfish and shellfish diseases with special reference to emerging diseases, Recent advances in Soil and Water Management in Brackishwater Aquaculture and Environmental and Climate Change Issues in Brackishwater Aquaculture Sustainability.

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