The orientation programme for new students (B.F.Sc 2017-18 Batch) was organised at the Seminar Hall of Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC&RI), Ponneri on 18.09.2017. A total of 63 students have been admitted to the B.F.Sc Programme at FC&RI, Ponneri for the academic year 2017-18. Out of 63 students, three students have been admitted under NRI quota. The new students, their parents and relatives were extended a warm welcome by the second year students with bouquet and sweets. At the outset, Dr. B. Ahilan, Dean i/c delivered the welcome address. In his welcome address, he extended warm welcome to the new students and their parents. In addition, he explained the potential of the fisheries sector and its contribution to the national economy, food security and employment generation and the roles of fisheries professionals in improving the productivity in this sector. Further, he stated that FCRI, Ponneri is a ragging free campus and appropriate steps are being taken to prevent ragging in the campus. Later, Dr. N. Jayakumar, Student’s Co-ordinator explained the academic rules and scholarships that are available to the B.F.Sc students. Mr. R. Durairaja, Warden i/c., elucidated the hostel rules and regulations. Mrs. S. Aruna, Assistant Professor and Head detailed the extra-curricular activities of the Institute and achievements made by the students of the Institute. Mr. R. Velmurugan, Sports Secretary explained the sports and games facilities that are available to the students and sports activities being undertaken at the Institute. Dr. E. Suresh, Member, Placement and Career Guidance Cell briefed about the job opportunities available at the Government and Private Sectors. During this occasion, several parents interacted with the faculty and clarified their doubts on job opportunities, course programme, fellowship and other facilities. At the end, Ms. S. Agnes Daney Angela, the Students’ Counsellor proposed vote of thanks.