The third Extension Education Council (EEC) meeting of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) was held at the FCRI, Ponneri on 16.03.2017 under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Rathnakumar, Registrar and the Acting-Vice Chancellor, TNFU. All the Deans and Directors, Chairs of schools, Heads of out stations and nominated faculties of TNFU attended the meeting.
Ms.T. Jency, I Year B.F.Sc., student of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi has won Bronze Medal in the Tamil Nadu State Junior Wrestling Championship 2016-17 (Boys and Girls) organized by Tamil Nadu Amateur Wrestling Association on 30 & 31 December 2016 held at Sri Ragendra Polytechnic College, Namakkal. The efforts of Ms.T.Jency was appreciated by the Dean, Dr.G.Sugumar and Physical Director, Dr.C.RajasinghHariston
Dr.S.Athithan, Professor & Head, Dept. of Coastal Aquaculture received Distinguished Scientist Award in the field of Fish Nutrition of the Research Awards VIRA 2016, organized by Venus International Foundation, Chennai on 03.12.2016. The award carries certificate, bronze medal and memento. The award was given during the award ceremony by Honorable Justice ThiruS.K.Krishnan, Judge, LokAdalat High Court of Madras, India
Dr.S.Athithan, Professor & Head, Dept. of Coastal Aquaculture received Best Professor Award in the field of Coastal Aquaculture of the Award Ceremony on PEARL Foundation Educational Excellence to Higher Education in India (2016), organized by PEARL Foundation, Madurai on 10.12.2016. The award carries certificate and memento. The award was given during award ceremony by Honorable Justice Dr. P. Jyothimani, Judicial Member, National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, Faridkot House, New Delhi.
The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi, a constituent unit of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University organized an Inter-School elocution for students of Class VIII to X on the title “The role of Youth in the future of Agriculture / Fisheries in India”.
The NSS unit of the Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi organized an awareness programme on “Digitalization of Transactions in Fish Market” at Kombuthurai Village, a fishing hamlet near Kayalpattinam of Thoothukudi District on 06.01.2017. The programme was organized under the “VISAKA” campaign implemented by Government of India from 12th December, 2016 to 12th January, 2017. As per the direction from Dr.G.Sugumar, Dean, Fisheries College & Research Institute, Thoothukudi, the NSS unit of this institution identified the fish market of Kombuthurai Village to transfer it into a digital market place and enable the fishermen with digital payment systems.
The students and staff of Fisheries College and Research Institute celebrated pongal festival at their campus on 12.01.2017. Students and staff with traditional attire performed pooja, made pongal and celebrated with pomp. Traditional games and activities including Pot breaking (Uri), dancing to the tune of Thappattam, Kummi were performed by the students. Further ‘Rangoli’ competitions were held for students of the institute and prizes were distributed to the winners. The event was organized by the Students Association in the presence of Dr. G. Sugumar, Dean of the Institute
The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi a constituent institute of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University has taken up a massive training project on “Hygienic Handling and Management Practices of Fishing Harbour and Landing Centre” under the funding support of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries Management for sustainable livelihood (FIMSUL) of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department, Chennai.
Department of Coastal Aquaculture, Tharuvaikulam functioning under the control of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, offered one week vocational training on “Shrimp Farming” from 18.01.2017 to 25.01.2017. A total of 08 trainees including one woman from Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli districts participated. During this programme, various aspects of shrimp farming along with demonstrations were taught to the participants for one week. After this exposure, all the participants were taken to M/s. RR Aqua Farm, Veppalodai, located in Thoothukudi district so as to gain hands on knowledge in shrimp farming. On the concluding day, Dr.G.Sugumar, Dean distributed the certificates to the participants and spoken on the importance of this week long vocation training programe to motivate the coastal community to take up shrimp farming to alleviate poverty and to improve their financial status. The aim of such one week training course is to provide skill based training in shrimp farming field which will pave way for self employment of the trainees by starting their own farming practices or to get employment opportunities in private shrimp farming sector. Dr.S.Athithan, Professor and Head of this Department is coordinated the above training programme, who could be contacted for further information on shrimp farming
Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi, a constitute college of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University,Nagapattinam celebrated the 68th Republic Day in a grand manner.
Ms.Jane Jacob, IV Year B.F.Sc., student of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi has placed District Second position at the College Level Elocution Competition on “Importance of registration in Electoral roll and need to vote” held on the eve of National Voters Day 2017 at Kamaraj College, Thoothukudi on 20.01.2017 district which was organized by Election Commission of India, Thoothukudi
Department of Coastal Aquaculture, Tharuvaikulam offered three days (04.01.2017 to 06.01.2017) and one week (18.01.2017 to 25.01.2017) vocational training on “Seaweed Farming”. A total of 02 trainees from Vishakhapatnam and Thoothukudi participated. During this programme, various aspects of seaweed farming along with demonstrations were taught to the participants. After this exposure, these two participants were taken to Mullakadu coast of Thoothukudi district so as to gain hands on knowledge in seaweed farming. On the concluding day, Dr.G.Sugumar, Dean distributed the certificates to the participants and spoken on the importance of this week long vocation training programme to motivate the coastal community to take up seaweed farming to alleviate poverty and to improve their financial status. Dr.S.Athithan, Professor and Head of this Department is coordinated the above training programme
Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on “Driving changes in Shrimp farming Industry” for Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA) registered shrimp farmers as a part of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) funded Extramural Research Project (ERP) entitled “Value Chain Analysis of Farmed Shrimp Industry in Tamil Nadu” was organised by the Department of Fisheries Economics, Fisheries College & Research Institute, Thoothukudi, in association with State Fisheries Department, Tamil Nadu at Ramanathapuram on 06.01.17
Department of Coastal Aquaculture, Tharuvaikulam functioning under the control of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, offered one day vocational training on “Crab fattening” on 01.02.2017. A total of 04 trainees from Thoothukudi district participated. During this programme, various aspects of crab fattening along with demonstrations were taught to the participants. After this exposure, all the participants were taken to Mud Crab farm at Punnakayal so as to gain hands on knowledge in crab fattening. Dr.G.Sugumar, Dean distributed the certificates to the participants and spoke on the importance of this training programe to motivate the coastal community to take up crab fattening to alleviate poverty and to improve their financial status. The aim of this training programme is to provide skill based training in crab fattening field which will pave way for self employment of the trainees by starting their own farming practices. Dr.S.Athithan, Professor and Head of this Department coordinated the above training programme, who could be contacted for further information on crab farming
A training programme on “Microbial Quality Testing of Seafood” was conducted at the Fish Quality Monitoring and Certification Centre of Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management, School of Harvest and Post Harvest Technology, Fisheries College & Research Institute campus of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Thoothukudi during 6th - 10th February 2017. This training programme was organized at the request of M/s.DSF Group of Seafood Companies, Thoothukudi on charge basis. The training mainly focused on the microbial quality assessment of seafoods especially pathogenic microorganisms. Being highly perishable, seafood undergoes microbial attack due to unhygienic handling, processing and storage. With this view, this programme was aimed at training the Quality Control Technologists and Quality Managers working in seafood processing industries. Thirteen participants from Diamond Group of companies namely M/s. Diamond Seafood Exports, M/s. Theva& Co., and M/s. Edhayam Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd., Thoothukudi took part in the training programme.
Ms.Benazir, III B.F.Sc., Ms.Selvapooja Devi and Ms.Kavineelavu, I B.F.Sc.students of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi haveparticipated in the State-Level Essay Competition (Tamil)which was organized by World ThirukkuralPeravai, Kundrathurfor the academic 2016-17 and they received the certificates and the prize of Thirukkural Book.The students were appreciated by the Dean Dr.G.Sugumar
Mr.P.Dheeran of IIB.F.Sc. student of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi has participated in the Inter-Collegiate Exhibition cum Competition on “The Whole Earth” in the topic on “The Environment in our hand”and won 3rd prize in Poster Presentation Competition on 10.02.2017 which was jointly organized by the Hard Rain Project, UK and Department of Botany, Kamaraj College, Thoothukudi held at Annammal College of Education for Women, Thoothukudi. The performance of Mr.P.Dheeran was appreciated by Dean Dr.G.Sugumar
National Science day was celebrated at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 28.02.2017. To commemorate this event, a special address was arranged on the topic “Fisheries and Medicine : Exploration for an inter disciplinary Approach”.
An inter-collegiate quiz competition “FIZZOREE 2017” was conducted at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 28.02.2017. The FIZZOREE is celebrated every year at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi since 1983 and the 35th edition of the quiz competition was organized by the Students’ Association. A total of 13 colleges from Southern districts registered for the event and six colleges were selected based on preliminary rounds and the main quiz lasted for 12 rounds. National Engineering College, Kovilpatti won the first prize that carried the Dophinous Trophy and a cash reward of Rs.3000/-. The second and third prize were won by MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi and Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli respectively. Dr.B.Manivannan, Professor of English, V.O.Chidambaranar College, Thoothukudi was the Quiz Master. In the prize distribution ceremony, Dr.A.Srinivasan, Vice-President of Students’ Association welcomed the gathering. Dr.G.Sugumar, Dean of the institute and President of Students’ Association presided over the function and spoke on how important it is for the students to convert the information available into knowledge to serve oneself and the community. Mr.N.Hariharan, Assistant General Manager, Sterlite Copper, Thoothukudi was the Chief Guest who distributed prizes to the Winners and recollected his student days and reminded the students on enriching personality through organizing events such as FIZZOREE. Mr.A.Ameen, the Literary Association Secretary delivered the vote of thanks. M/s. Sterlite Copper, Thoothukudi was the major sponsor for FIZZOREE 2017
An Inter collegiate cultural competition was organsied by the Students Association of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 1st March, 2017
Indian Council of Agricultural Research – Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai (ICAR-CIFE) organized the Second National Students Convention on “Innovative Approaches for Academic Excellence in Higher Education” during 3 – 5 March, 2017 at ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai. About 500 students from various Fisheries Colleges and Universities participated and shared their excitement and innovative ideas for the development of fisheries sector especially through education and research. 12 students from Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi participated and presented their poster at this convention. Mr.C.Jayapavithran, M.F.Sc. student was awarded I Prize in the poster presentation on “Transmogrify – carnivore to herbivore” and received cash prize of Rs.10000/-. As part of the convention, each institute was given opportunity for show casing cultural talents of students. Ms.H. Benazir, III B.F.Sc. student won Third Prize for Solo Dance with a cash reward of Rs.2000/-. The students were appreciated by the Dean, Dr.G.Sugumar for their accomplishment bringing laurel to the institute
The Annual Sports Meet 2016-17 of the Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi was conducted at the college ground on 10.03.2017. During inaugural function, Shri.S.Selvanagarathinam, IPS, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Thoothukudi Town took salute of the march past contingents of students in the presence of Dr.G.Sugumar, Dean and Dr.C.RajasinghHariston, Physical Director followed by unfurling of the college flag. To enliven the sports event, the Olympic Torch was taken up by the athletes, which was followed by oath taking ceremony by the students. The sports meet was declared open by Shri. S. Selvanagarathinam, IPS, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Thoothukudi Town and all students and staff of this institute attended the inaugural function. About 20 athletic events were conducted and more than 200 students actively participated in the track and field events with true spirit of sportsmanship. Events for staff such as friendly volleyball match between students, 200m race walk and Discuss throw for women staff were also conducted.
The Centre for Marine Finfish Culture organized a one day consultation meet for Cobia farmers on 03.02.2017 under the NADP Programme on Establishment of Marine Finfish Hatchery System at Seeniappa Dhargha. The programme was conducted at Igloo hotel, Pattinamkathan, Ramanathapuram Dt. on 03.02.2017 and it was inaugurated at 11.00 am by Dr.J. Stephen Sampathkumar, Director, CeSAinaugurated the meet. He indicated the role played by TNFU to support the fish farmers and fishermen. Mr. P. Isaac Jayakumar, Deputy Director of Fisheries, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department, Ramanathapuram Dt.,in his felicitation, indicated the need for supplying quality cobia seed and extending technical assistance. Further, he specifiedthat the right time intervention by the TNFU for the establishment of finfish hatchery unit at Ramanathapuram and expressed optimism that the hatchery production from the center will cater the needs of the local farmers.
Patent has been granted for the fisheries invention entitled “POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (PCR) PRIMERS FOR DETECTION OF WHITESPOT SYNDROME VIRUS (WSSV)”.
A programme was organized by Fisheries Institute of Technology and Training (FITT),Chennai under the NADP project funding on 28/11/2016 at 11.00 am in Assistant Director (Marine) office, Fisheries Department, Chennai to distribute Global Positioning System (GPS) to 100 fishermen at 50% subsidy.
Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries ThiruD.Jayakumar has distributed the GPS to all 100 beneficiaries and emphasized the importance of GPS in locating potential fisheries population and its benefits.Dr.K.Rathnakumar, Registrar& Acting Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University was present on the occasion.
The cost of the hand held GPS is Rs.9,200/-.The institute bears 50% cost (Rs.4600/-) from NADP funds and the remaining 50% (Rs.4600/-) is contributed by fishermen. Dr.N.Felix,Chief Executive Officer, Fisheries Institute of Technology and Training and his teamorganised the programme.
Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University has organised an International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries as part of the International Conference on “Environmental Sustainability for Food Security” (ENFOSE-2016) on 23rd September 2016 at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi.
Establishment of Fish and Shell Fish Health Certification and Disease Surveillance Laboratories in TamilNadu for Enhancement of Aquaculture Production - Advertisement for recruiting the Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) and Computer Typist
Applications are invited from interested candidates for the following positions under the research project sponsored by the NADP for a period of 1 year or till the completion of the project:
Senior Research Fellows (SRF) - 2
Computer typist – 1
Applications are invited in the prescribed form to fill up the post of Assistant Professor/Assistant Librarian/Associate Professor in the University.
1) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: 19 Posts / ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN : 1 Post (FACULTY OF FISHERIES SCIENCES)
2) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: 4 Posts/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – 1 Post (FACULTY OF BASIC SCIENCES)
3) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: 3 Posts/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR-2 Posts (FACULTY OF FISHERIES ENGINEERING)
The following temporary vacancies (Technical Posts) are available in the NADP Scheme on “Strengthening regional stations of Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (TNFU)” at different work places as given below
ACCRRI'16, an International Conference organized in Chennai joining with World Aquaculture Society - APC on the 23rd and 24th of August 2016. This conference was attended by more than 250 people from India and abroad. Various advanced aquaculture Technologies were deliberated by experts from abroad for the benefit of the participants. Farmers, entrepreneurs from TN, AP, Kerala, Gujarat, WB, Maharastra, etc have attended the Conference.
PG & Ph.D Admission for Residential, Non – Residential (NRI) & International Students at ponneri
For Assistant Project Manager
Working Place: Poondi, Thiruvallur district
For Feed Mill Operator
Working Place: Muttukadu, Kanchipuram district
Work involves operation of fish feed extruder and production of fish feeds.
Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University organized two day International conference on “Emerging issues in Quality and Safety of Fish and Shellfish” on 11 and 12th of August 2016 at TAG Auditorium, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai in collaboration with Institute of Ocean Management, Anna university, Chennai. This conference was inaugurated by Dr. J. K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi. In his inaugural address, he stressed the need for quality awareness in domestic fish trade with equal importance of that of export trade.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with M/s NAAF Aqua Farm Pvt. Ltd., Chennai for the breeding and rearing of marine ornamental fishes in Centre for Marine Fin-Fish Culture, Seeniappa Durgha, Mandapam in Ramnathapuram Dt. This is the first MoU signed for the production oriented activity in the University under Directorate of Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture, which is responsible for the production Centres of the University present all over the State.
The Centre for Inland Fish Broodstock Development, Thanjavur under the Directorate of Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture, TamilNadu Fisheries University conducted a “One Day Awareness Programme on Water Quality Analysis In Fresh Water Fish Culture, Water Quality Analysis Camp & Launch of Fisheries Voice SMS for 1000 Fish Farmers on 19.07.2016 at the Centre.
The second “International Yoga Day” was celebrated in College of Fisheries Engineering at Nagapattinam on 21.06,2016 at 11.30 am. In this session, Dr. K. Rathinakumar, Registrar/ Acting Vice- Chancellor, TNFU, Dr. K. Karal Marx, Director of Research, TNFU, Dr. M. Nagoor Meeran ,Director of Extension Education, TNFU, Dr. S.A. Shanmugam ,Controller of Examination, TNFU, Dr. J. Stephen Sampath Kumar, Dean i/C, CoFE, Teaching staff, Non Teaching staff and students were among those who participated.
"TNFU-Admission Helpline (24 X 7) -04365-240558 "
A five day training programme entitled “ Office procedures for TNFU Administrative staff would be conducted between 06.06.2016 to 10.06.2016 at Fisheries Staff Training Institute , Chennai. The training program would cover aspects such as Establishment Rules, Fundamental Rules, Service Matters, preparation of bills, monthly and annual accounts, Right to information act etc. the administrative staff from the various constituent units of TNFU would participate in the training.
Application invited for elevation under Career Advancement Scheme for TNFU Teaching Staff-Last date: 17.06.2016"
An Inaugural Function of “KOHA – an Integrated Library Management System Software” was organised for staff and students on 8th March 2016.
SMART SHRIMP FARMING'16
National workshop - "AMF based Shrimp Nursery Technology for EHP Mitigation"
The Fisheries Research and Extension Centre, Madhavaram is located in TNFU- Madhavaram Campus, Madhavaram milk colony, Chennai-600051
The students of College of Fisheries Engineering, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam have recently participated in PONFIMA - 2016
Dr.K.Rathnakumar assumed charge as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of TNFU from the fore noon of 20.03.2016
The First VC Dr,Baskaran Manimaran demitted his Office on 19.03.2016.. Dr.K.Rathnakumar,Registraris the VC -in-Charge
ICAR -AIEE- 2016-'17 for admission to MFSc and PhD
The date, time and venue for the Second Convocation of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam is as follows:
Date : 27th February 2016
Time : 6.45 p.m
Venue : Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Chennai – 600 022.
Walk -in-Interview on 24.02.16 for SRF,JRF,Project Manager at TNFU Madhavaram campus
Walk-in- Interview on 29.01.2016 at DFQAM ,FCRI,Thoothukudi for RA/SRF in SERB-DST Project
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International Training Programme
on Health Management in Aquaculture
As the aquaculture sector evolves from an artisanal venture to a highly specialised bio-industry, diseases and health management are becoming a major concern.
The general lack of basic knowledge on disease prevention and health management has driven farmers to the injudicious use of antibiotics. These practices are a threat to public health and moreover further compromise sustainable production due to microbial resistance issues.
On the night of 11.01.2016 the TV news channels have broadcasted the news of mass stranding of whale in the coastal region of Aalanthalai, near Tiruchendur in Gulf of Mannar. The Dean, Fisheries College and Research Institute of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Thoothukudi deployed a team of Scientists of FC&RI, Thoothukudi to the whale stranded coast of Aalanthalai.
The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi, the premiere institute of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam hosted the Second Research Council meeting and Scientific Workers Conference on 11.01.2016.
MoUs/ Cooperation Agreement signed by TNFU
In commemoration of the World Fisheries Day on 21st Nov. 2015, the need for making awareness on managing global fisheries to ensure sustainable stock and health of the ocean ecosystems by the people connected with the fisheries is felt. Since the Centre is located in the coastline and working amidst fisherfolk, the activities were focussed on fisherfolk and public.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Dr D.R.Anandakumar, Registrar, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) and Dr.G.Jeyasekaran, Director of Research, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) in the presence of Dr.Baskaran Manimaran, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) on 22.08.2015 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
To celebrate World Fisheries Day (21st Nov) the Science Club of Students’ Association is organizing the following competitions for students on 21.11.2015.
An Awareness programme on “Cage Culture of Fishes in Inland Water Bodies to Improve the Livelihood of Fishers” was held at Thiruvallur on 15.10.2015. Dr.N.Felix, Officer incharge of Fisheries Institute of Technology and Training(FITT),Chennai has organized this programme and welcomed the gathering. Totally 60 participants from various Inland fishermen societies in and around Poondi reservoir participated in this programme.
WAS APC Smart Shrimp Workshop Bangkok,Thailand. January 20,21,22th, 2016
AQUACULTURE 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada USA Feb 22-26th, 2016
ASIA PACIFIC AQUACULTURE Surabaya, Indonesia April 26-29th, 2016
AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2017 San Antonio, Texas, USA Feb. 19-22th, 2016
AQUACULTURE AMERICA 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Feb. 19-22th, 2016
AMF (Biofloc) driven Raceways based Nursery Technology for L.vannamei
AMF (Biofloc) driven Raceways based Nursery Technology for L.vannamei
International Conference on Emerging in Quality and Safety of Fish and Shellfish – 10th & 11th February 2016