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"Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood"

About Tamil Nadu Fisheries University

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VISION

"Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood"

Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) is a State-funded Fisheries University in India imparting professional education, research and training to enhance fish production and utilization by following the State Agricultural University (SAU) pattern and syllabi.

HISTORICAL  BACKGROUND

  • The Department of Fisheries was started in the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) during 1973.
  • The Fisheries College, Thoothukudi was established in 1977 and the first batch of students for B.F.Sc., programme were admitted. The Fisheries College was upgraded as Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI) during the year 1989.
  • The Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI), Thoothukudi became a constituent Institute of the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) with effect from 20.09.1989.
  • The Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) was established on June 19, 2012 with headquarters at Nagapattinam.

MISSION

  1. To impart skill based professional education in different branches of Fisheries Sciences as the University may determine.
  2. Wide range of higher education opportunities to be made available for the Fisheries professionals.
  3. To conduct organised research in frontier areas with the objective of developing cutting edge technologies in Fisheries Sciences.
  4. To provide effective extension services using conventional and advanced state-of- art dissemination tools.
  5. To facilitate the rich incubation ecosystem in alliances with industry and academic partners to develop translational and transformational technologies
  6. To offer Para – Professional Fisheries education to the needy fisherfolk, fish farmers, unemployed youth in the state to enhance entrepreneurial skill in Fisheries sector.
  7. Contribution to blue economy of the nation to help double the income in fisheries sector through HRD and technology development

EDUCATION

COURSES OFFERED UNDER UG DISCIPLINE
  • B.F.Sc
  • B.E (Fisheries Engineering)
  • B.Tech (Biotechnology)
COURSES OFFERED IN M.F.Sc (UNDER ICAR STREAM)
  1. Aquaculture
  2. Aquatic Animal Health Management
  3. Aquatic Environment Management
  4. Fisheries Economics
  5. Fisheries Engineering and Technology
  6. Fisheries Extension
  7. Fish Processing Technology
  8. Fisheries Resource Management
  9. Fish Quality Assurance Management*
  10. Fish Biotechnology
  11. Fisheries Pharmacology and Toxicology*
  12. Fish Genetics and Breeding

*To be accredited under ICAR

COURSES OFFERED IN Ph.D. (UNDER ICAR STREAM)
  1. Aquaculture
  2. Aquatic Animal Health Management
  3. Aquatic Environment Management
  4. Fish Processing Technology
  5. Fisheries Resource Management
  6. Fish Quality Assurance Management*
  7. Fisheries Economics
  8. Fisheries Extension

*To be accredited under ICAR

CAMPUSES OF THE UNIVERSITY

The Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC&RI), Thoothukudi, the second oldest college in the country, offers B.F.Sc. (60 seats),  M.F.Sc. (in ten disciplines viz., Fisheries Resource Management, Aquatic Environment Management, Aquaculture, Aquatic Animal Health, Fish Biotechnology, Fisheries Engineering and Technology, Fish Processing Technology, Fish Quality Assurance and Management, Fisheries Economics and Fisheries Extension) and Ph.D. (in seven disciplines viz., Fisheries Resource Management, Aquatic  Environment Management, Aquaculture, Fish Processing Technology, Fish Quality Assurance and Management, Fisheries Economics and Fisheries Extension) degree programmes. This Institute is located in Thoothukudi campus and has field facilities like Shore Lab Field Research Facility (SFRF) in the fishing harbour and Mariculture Research Farm Facility (MRFF) at Tharuvaikulam to facilitate education and research activities.

         The Fisheries College and Research Institute located in Ponneri campus, Chennai was established in 2012 offers B.F.Sc. (60 seats) degree programme from 2014-15. This Institute has field facilities like Pulicat lake Field Research Facility (PFRF), Brackishwater Research Farm Facility (BRFF) at TNFU, OMR campus, Vaniyanchavadi and Advanced Research Farm Facility (ARFF) at TNFU, Madhavaram Campus to undertake education and research activities.

           

               The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thalainayeru (Nagapattinam District) is offering BFSc degree programme from the academic year 2017-18 onwards with an intake of 20 students per year.

                The College of Fisheries Engineering located (CoFE) in Nagapattinam campus is offering B.E. degree in Fisheries Engineering (20 seats) from 2015-16. This Institute has Fish Processing Plant Facility located at the fishing harbour complex for undertaking academic and research activities.

             The Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Institute of Fisheries Biotechnology, Vaniyanchavadi, OMR, Chennai are offereing postgraduate courses besides conducting research and extensiopn programmes.

EXTENSION

                This University is instrumental in bringing out developments in the fisheries sector in the State of Tamil Nadu through various extension and training programs covering all aspects, including farm advisory services, answer to farmer's queries, organizes mass awareness programmes, fish farmers' meets, stakeholders linkage through mass media, Industry-Institute meets and Exhibitions.

ADVOCACY/ CERTIFICATION / CONSULTANCY SERVICES

  • This University is involved in certification of the seafood products through the Fish Quality
    monitoring and Certification centre at Thoothukudi.
  • University is having network of laboratories for surveillance of aquatic animal for diseases. For which, one state Referral Lab at Chennai and Regional Labs at Thoothukudi and Nagapattinam are functioning.

COLLABORATION/ NEW INITIATIVES

A MOU was signed between TNFU and Auburn University, USA on 07.10.2013 in the presence of Dr. William H. Daniels to have collaborative research in various fields of fisheries and to have staff and student exchange programmes. A high level delegation from the Guangdong Ocean University (GDOU), China led by the Vice-President of the University, Prof. Zhu Jianzhen had bilateral discussion with faculty of TN FU led by the Vice-Chancellor for developing a co-operation between GDOU and TNFU on 16.10.2014.

Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) shall have five faculties,  six directorates, referral laboratories and many other off-campus facilities.

I. Faculties

  1. Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
  2. Faculty of Fisheries Engineering
  3. Faculty of Basic Sciences
  4. Faculty of Fisheries Information and Social Sciences 
  5. Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition

1). Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
     i) Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukud

  1. Department of Aquaculture
  2. Department of Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology
  3. Department of Fish Pathology and Health Management
  4. Department of Fish Processing Technology
  5. Department of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering
  6. Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management
  7. Department of Fisheries Biology and Resource Management
  8. Department of Aquatic Environment Managment
  9. Department of Fisheries Information and Statistics
  10. Department of Fisheries Economics
  11. Department of Fisheries Extension

    ii) Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri

  1. Department of Aquaculture
  2. Department of Fisheries Biology and Resource Management
  3. Department of Fisheries Environment
  4. Department of Fish Processing Technology
  5. Department of Fish Pathology and Health Managment
  6. Department of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering
  7. Department of Fisheries Extension, Economics and Statistics

  iii) Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thalainayeru

  1. Department of Aquaculture
  2. Department of Fisheries Biology and Resource Management
  3. Department of Fisheries Environment
  4. Department of Fish Processing Technology
  5. Department of Fish Pathology and Health Managment
  6. Department of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering
  7. Department of Fisheries Extension, Economics and Statistics

2) Faculty of Fisheries Engineering

i. College of Fisheries Engineering, Nagapattinam

  1. Department of Basic Engineering
  2. Department of Fisheries Science
  3. Department of Aquaculture Engineering
  4. Department of Fish Process Engineering
  5. Department of Fisheries Nautical and and Marine Engineering

3) Faculty of Basic Sciences

  1. Department of Fisheries Biotechnology, FCRI, Thoothukudi
  2. Department of Basic Sciences, FCRI, Thoothukudi
  3. Department of Basic Sciences, CoFE, Nagapattinam

4) Faculty of Fisheries Information and Social Sciences

  1. Department of Fisheries Extension, Economics & Statistics  (FC&RI, Ponneri & Thalainayeru)
  2. Department of Fisheries Information and Statistics (FC&RI, Thoothukudi)
  3. Department of Fisheries Extension (FC&RI, Thoothukudi)
  4. Department of Fisheries Economics (FC&RI, Thoothukudi)

ii. Directorates

1. Directorate of Research (DR)

2. Directorate of Extension Education (DEE)

  1. Distance Mode Courses
  2. TNFU Newsletter
  3. Tamil Magazine “Meenvalasudar”
  4. Bimonthly Journal – “National Journal of Aquaculture & Fisheries” (Proposed)
  5. KVKs

3. Directorate of Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (DCeSA)

  1. Thanjavur Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (Thanjavur CeSA)
  2. Ramanathapuram Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (Ramanathapuram CeSA)
  3. Kanniyakumari Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture(KK Kanapathipuram CeSA)
  4. Kanniyakumari – Parakai Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (KK – Parakai CeSA)
  5. Krishnagiri Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (Krishnagiri CeSA)
  6. Erode Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (Erode CeSA)

4. Directorate of Aquaculture Technology, Training and Incubation (DATTI)

  1. Kancheepuram- Muttukadu ATTIC (Headquarters)
  2. Kancheepuram- Chengalpattu ATTIC
  3. Tiruvallur -Poondi ATTIC
  4. Tiruvallur- Madhavaram & ATTIC (ARFF)
  5. Tiruvallur – Madavaram ATTIC (ARTP)
  6. Tiruvallur – Madhavaram ATTIC (ARM)

5. Directorate Fisheries Technology, Training and Incubation (DFTTI)

  1. Mandapam, FTTIC (Headquarters) - PPIFT
  2. Royapuram FTTIC (to offer para professional Programmes)
  3. Thoothukudi (Shorelab) FTTIC (to offer para professional Programmes)
  4. Ponneri FTTIC (Fish Food Technology Park)
  5. Thoothukudi FTTIC (Fish Food Technology Park)
  6. Ponneri FTTIC (Fish Processing & Incubation Centre)

6. Directorate of TNFU Academy

  1. Refresher courses – Staff of Department & TNFU
  2. Distance Mode Courses

 7. Rererral Labs of TNFU

  • State Referral Lab for Aquatic Animal Health, Madhavaram
  • TNFU Referral Lab for Aquatic Animal Health, Thoothukudi
  • TNFU Referral Lab for Fish Quality Monitoring and Certification, Thoothukudi
UNIVERSITY OFFICER AUTHORITY AND FUNCTIONS
Vice-Chancellor Academic Head and Principal Executive Officer of the University
Registrar Management of property and investments, custodian of records and other properties, convention of meeting of Board of Management
Controller of Examination Education and Examinations
Finance Officer Budget, Accounts and Audit
Dean of Colleges/ Faculties Education and progress of students
Director of Research Coordination of research programmes
Director of Extension Education Coordination and integration of extension educational activities
Estate Officer Maintenance of Estate and Buildings
Director, DFTTI Coordination of research programmes on fish post-harvest technology 
Director, CeSA Coordination of research programmes on sustainable aquaculture production
Director, TNFUA To provide training to staff of Department of Fisheries, Government of Tamilnadu  and Others
Director, DATTI Coordination of research programmes on aquaculture technology