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

About Tamil Nadu Fisheries University

VISION

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

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.

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 head quarters at Nagapattinam.

EDUCATION

CAMPUSES OF THE UNIVERSITY

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.

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 atThoothukudi.
  • University is having networkof 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.

The Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) shall have five faculties, five schools, two directorates, two centres and two training institutes.

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 (proposed)
  5. Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition (proposed)

Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
i.   Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi

  1. School of Aquaculture
    1. Department of Inland Aquaculture
    2. Department of Coastal Aquaculture
    3. Department of Fish Pathology and Health Management
  2. School of Harvest and Post-Harvest Technology
    1. Department of Fish Processing Technology
    2. Department of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering
    3. Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management
  3. School of Fisheries Resources and Environment Management
    1. Department of Fisheries Biology and Resource Management
    2. Department of Fisheries Environment
  4. School of Fisheries Information and Social Sciences
    1. Department of Fisheries Economics
    2. Department of Fisheries Extension
    3. Department of Fisheries Information and Statistics

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 Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering
  6. Department of Fisheries Extension
  7. Department of Fisheries Economics
  8. Department of Fisheries Business Management (to be elevated to the School of Fisheries Business Management and would be located at OMR Campus)

iii.  College of Fisheries Engineering, Nagapattinam
1. Department of Fisheries Science
Faculty of Fisheries Engineering
i.  College of Fisheries Engineering, Nagapattinam

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

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

ii. Directorates

1. Directorate of Research

  1. Fisheries Research and Extension Centre, Madhavaram, Chennai
  2. Centre for Marine Fin Fish Culture, Mandapam, Ramnad Dt.
  3. Tilapia Research Centre, Barur, Krishnagiri Dt.
  4. Shrimp Brood Bank, Neendakara.B., Kanyakumari Dt.
  5. Centre for Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhavanisagar, Erode Dt.

2. Directorate of Extension Education

  1. Fisheries Training and Research Centre, Thanjavur
  2. Fisheries Training and Research Centre, Parakkai, Kanyakumari Dt.

3. Centres

  1. Centre for Fisheries Management, Planning and Policy (CeFiMaPP) will function as separate Directorate with Headquarters at Vaniyanchavadi, OMR, Chennai
  2. Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (CeSA) will function as separate Directorate with headquarters at Nagapattinam

4. Training Institute

  1. Staff Training Institute (to be renamed as Tamil Nadu Fisheries Academy), Chennai
  2. Fisheries Institute of Technology and Training, Chennai

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