Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) is the 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.
Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi , the second oldest college in the country, offers B.F.Sc. (40 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 programs. This Institute is located in Thoothukudi campus. This campus has field facilities like Shore Laboratory Complex in the fishing harbour and Coastal Aquaculture Facilities at Tharuvaikulam to facilitate education and research activities.
Fisheries College and Research Institute located in Ponneri campus, Chennai was established in 2012 offers B.F.Sc. (40 seats) degree program 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.
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.
Madhavaram and OMR campuses of this University are recognised for Post Graduate Research Programme.
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.
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.
The Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) shall have five faculties, five schools, two directorates, two centres and two training institutes.
Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
i. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi
ii. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri
iii. College of Fisheries Engineering, Nagapattinam
1. Department of Fisheries Science
Faculty of Fisheries Engineering
i. College of Fisheries Engineering, Nagapattinam
Faculty of Basic Sciences
1. Directorate of Research
2. Directorate of Extension Education
4. Training Institute
|UNIVERSITY OFFICER||AUTHORITY AND FUNCTIONS|
|Vice-Chancellor||The academic head and the Principal Executive Officer of the University|
|Registrar||Management of the 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 & Buildings|
|Director, CefFiMaPP||Management of fisheries information and knowledge|
|Director, CeSA||Co-ordination of research programmes on aquaculture production|
|Director, STI||To give training to staff of Department of Fisheries, Government of Tamilnadu & Others|