Department of Fisheries Engineering

Department of Fisheries Engineering

Introduction

The Department of Fisheries Engineering at College of Fisheries Engineering, Nagapattinamwas started to undertake teaching, research and extension activities in the field of fisheries engineering. The department offers courses for undergraduates onbasic engineering, fisheries science, aquacultural engineering, fish process engineering, and fisheries nautical and marine engineering. The department has an experienced faculty to impart quality education, solving field problems through conducting research and offer extension services to the fisher folks. The department has Metro Fish Processing Facility with preprocessing equipment, processing equipment and cold storage facilities to develop value added fish products and act as an incubation centre for self-help groups and entrepreneurs.

Objectives

  • To impart knowledge to undergraduates on the basics of aquacultural engineering, basic engineering, fish processing and preservation
  • To carry out need based research to develop suitable technologies for the fish/shrimp farming community
  • To disseminate the entrepreneurial skills related to fish processing and demonstrate various equipment/technologies developed in the department to various stakeholders

Teaching

SI. No Course No Course Title Course Code

1

BCE 101

Engineering Graphics

(2)0+2

2

BME 101

Manufacturing Practices

(3)2+1

3

AQE 101

Fundamentals of Aquacultural Engineering

(3) 2+1

4

AQE 101

Aquaculture machineries and Equipments

(2) 1+1

5

MAT 101

Matrices, Calculus and Complex Analysis

(3) 2+1

6

PHY 101

Engineering Physics

(3) 2+1

7

CHE 101

Analytical Chemistry

(3) 1+2

8

ENG 101

Communication Skills and Personality Development

(3) 2+1

9

FBR 101

Fisheries Biology and Fisheries Resources

(3) 2+1

10

BME 102

Engineering Mechanics

(2)1+1

11

MAT 102

Differential Equations and Transform Theories

(3) 2+1

12

CHE 102

Engineering Chemistry

(3) 2+1

13

BME 103

Thermodynamics

(3)2+1

14

BEE 201

Electronics and Instrumentation

(3)2+1

15

BCE 201

Strength of Materials

(3)2+1

16

BEE 201

Electronics and Instrumentation

(3)2+1

17

BME 201

Heat and Mass Transfer

(2)1+1

18

FPE 201

Principles of Fish Process Engineering

(2) 1+1

19

AQE 201

Coastal Engineering and Management

(3) 2+1

20

MAT 201

Numerical Methods for Engineering Applications

(3) 2+1

21

AQC 201

Principles and Practices of Aquaculture

(3) 2+1

22

FPT 201

Principles of Fish Processing and Preservation

(3) 2+1

23

BCE 202

Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics

(3)2+1

24

BME 202

Machine Design and Computer Aided Machine Drawing

(3)1+2

25

FPE 202

Unit Operations in  Fish  Process Engineering

(3) 2+1

26

BME 203

Heat Power Engineering

(2)1+1

27

BCE 203

Surveying and Levelling

(3)1+2

28

FPE 203

Industrial Production of  Fishery Products

(3) 2+1

29

BME 301

Refrigeration Engineering and Freezing Technology

(3)2+1

30

FPE 301

Refrigeration Engineering and Freezing Technology

(3) 2+1

31

AQE301

Advanced Aquaculture Systems

(3) 2+1

32

MAT 301

Engineering Statistics

(3) 2+1

33

FEM 301

Fisheries Economics and  Management

(3) 2+1

34

BME 302

Renewable Energy Engineering

(2)1+1

35

FPE 302

Industrial Engineering and Management

(3) 2+1

36

AQE 302

Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing in Fisheries and Aquaculture

 (3) 2+1

37

MAT 302

Operations Research

(2) 1+1

38

FPE 303

Environmental Engineering and Management

(3) 2+1

39

FPE 401

Plant Design and Equipment Engineering

(3) 2+1

40

FEE 401

Fisheries Extension  and Management

(2) 1+1

41

FPE 402

Fish Packaging and Storage Engineering

(3) 2+1

Research Projects

S.No Scientists Involved Title of the Project Funding
Agency
Budget
(Rs. In lakhs)

1

Dr. M. Sivakumar
Dr. N. Manimehalai
Dr. P. Karthickumar
Dr. Mohammad Tanveer
Dr. D. Kesavan
Er. S. Monikandon

Development and Demonstration of Innovative  Fisheries Engineering Interventions for the Production Maximization in Fisheries Industries in  Tamil Nadu

TANII

75.20

2

Dr. K. Rathnakumar
Dr. P. Karthickumar
Dr. N. Manimehalai

Establishment of Fisheries Techno Park Cum Business Incubation Centre

National Agricultural Development Programme

1.1465

3

Dr. S. Balasundari
Dr. N. Muralidharan
Mr. F. Parthiban
Dr. P. Karthickumar

Creating a Platform “Kayalagam” – The Future Store for amplification ofmarketing of diversified fish products in Tamil Nadu

Under this scheme a Kayalagam  at Nagapattinam is going to be established with a financial outlay of 30.83 lakhs for two years duration from 01.10.2018

National Agricultural Development Programme

250.00

Sl.No Title of the project Ear Scientists involved Funds in Rs. Funding Agency

1

Role of edible coating in extending the shelf life of seer (Scomberomorous guttatus) fish

2016-17

Dr. N. Manimehalai

1,00,000

TNJFU

2

Design and Development of Nano particle Eco friendly chilling plant for Fish processing

2016-17

Dr. M. Sivakumar

1,00,000

TNJFU

3

Development and Performance Evaluation of a Desktop based aquaponics System

2016-17

Dr. Mohammad Tanveer

1,00,000

TNJFU

Outreach/Extension activities

Sl.No Name of the Extension activities/ Program Year Beneficiaries

1

Two days skill development training program on Development of Value added Fish Products, Marketting strategies and Entrepreneurship development

2018

10 Fisher women

2

Three days skill development training program on Development of Value added Fish Products, Marketting strategies and Entrepreneurship development  (2 batches)

2018

61 Fisher women

3

One day awareness programon Hygienic handling of Fish and its processing (4 batches)

2018

91 Fisher women

4

One day Workshop on Retort processing Technique

2018

36 College Students

5

One day Workshop on Business Opportunities in Extrusion Technology

2018

15 College Students

6

One day Workshop on Entrepreneurship development in Fish Processing

2018

63 College Students

7

Exposureon fish processing technologies and value addition techniques. (3 batches)

2017 - 2018

140 School students

8

One day awareness cum training program on Importance of Value added Fish Products and its production (2 batches)

2017

84 Fisher women

9

Certificate course on “Basic Techniques in Ornamental Fish culture and Breeding” to ADM college for women, Nagapattinam (40 hours)

2017

50 college students

10

Follow up meeting for the entrepreneurs who have attended two days training on “Value added Fish Product preparation” at Metro Fish Processing Facility

2017

25 Fisher women

11

Counseling talk on “Prospects and Admission in B.E (Fisheries Engineering) at Bed Roc Child Development office, Nagapattinam

2017

30 plus two pass out students

12

Training on value added fish products to member of fisherwomen co-operative societies of Alangadu in Thiruvarur district

2017

40 fisher women

13

Training on value added fish products to member of fisherwomen co-operative societies of Nagore in Nagapattinam district

2017

40 fisher women

14

Marketing strategies of value added Fish Products

2017

AIR, Trichy

15

Hygienic Production of Dry Fish

2017

AIR, Trichy

16

Three days training program on Value added Fish Products

2017

25 Fisher women

Infrastructure

Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory Facilities

  • Total Station
  • Permeability Apparatus
  • Liquid limit Apparatus
  • Plastic Limit Apparatus
  • Shrinkage Limit Apparatus
  • Pycnometer
  • Specific Gravity Bottle
  • Sieve Shake
  • Fish Processing (Metro) Plant

Preprocessing Machines Processing Machines
Flake ice unit
Air blast freezer
Deep freezer
Autoclave
Twin screw extruder
Pulverizer – Hammer mill
Pulverizer – Plate mill
Ribbon blender
Planetary mixer
Meat mincer
Centrifuge
Retort processing machine
Tray drying machine
Freeze drying machine
Microwave
Air fryer
Pasta making machine
Deep frying unit
Packaging Machines Analytical Equipment
Form Fill Sealing machine
Foot operated sealer
Vacuum sealer
Induction sealer
Weighing machine
Hot air oven
Vacuum oven
Muffle furnace
Sieve analyzer
pH meter
Digital melting point apparatus
Penetrometer
Water bath apparatus
Manufacturing Practices Laboratory Thermal Engineering Laboratory
All Gear Lathe
Heavy Duty Lathe
Medium Duty Lathe
Universal Milling Machine
Slotting Machine
Shaping Machine
Radial Drilling Machine
Hydraulic Power Hacksaw Machine
Bench Grinding Machine
Welding Machine
Hammer drill
Portable Planning Machine
Portable drilling Machine
Portable Cutting Machine
Pallet Truck
Flash & Fire Point Apparatus
Redwood Viscometer

Refrigeration Test Rig (LPG-Setup) Year around Air Conditioning Test Rig with accessories
Condensing Unit, Accumulator& charging Kit
Evaporating Unit
Vaccum Pump
Heat Power Engineering Laboratory Heat And Mass Transfer Laboratory
Research Engine Test Setup with Accessories (240pe- Multi Fuel VCR For Both Petrol And Diesel)
Data Acquisition System with load cell, eddy current dynamometer and complete analysis with electric start
Four Stroke Diesel engine cut-section
Single cylinder petrol engine with mechanical Brake dynamometer test rig
Centrifugal Blower Test Rig – 2 HP
Oxygen and acetylene cylinder
Fire Extinguishers
Natural Convection Test Rig
Forced Convection Test Rig
Pin Fin Apparatus
Stefan Boltzmann Apparatus
Lagged Pipe Apparatus
Guarded Plate Apparatus
Parallel and Counter Flow Apparatus
Emissivity Apparatus
Surveying And Levelling Laboratory Strength Of Materials Laboratory
Plane table Apparatus with Accessories
Dumpy level with 7” inch telescope withAccessories
Dumpy level with 9” inch telescope with Accessories
Dumpy level with 12” inch telescope with Accessories
Prismatic compass with Accessories
Theodolite Vernier transit model with Accessories
Planimeter with Accessories
Brinell Hardness Testing Machine
Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine
Impact Testing Machine
Compression and Tensile Testing machine
Spring Test Machine
Rosette Strain Gauge
Hydraulics Laboratory Engineering Graphics
Reciprocating Pump Test Rig Model (PHM – 05)
Losses in Pipes Apparatus Model (PFM – 04)
Venturimeter & Orifice meter Apparatus Model (PFM – 01)
Centrifugal Pump Test Rig Single Stage Type Model (PHM – 01)
Orifice & Mouthpiece and Notch Apparatus Model (PFM – 03/05)
Pipe Friction Apparatus Model (PFM – 06)
Water Current Meter Cup Type Model (PTR – 01)
Venturi flume – Model (PFM – 10)
Wooden Drawing Tables and Stools
Electrical Engineering Laboratory Electronics and Communication Lab
5hp 220v Dc Series Motor
5hp Dc Shunt Motor
3phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motor
Tachometers
Tong Testers
Energy Meters
Rheostats
Megger
Dc And Ac Ammeters
Dc And Ac Voltmeters
Regulated Power Supplies
Dual Variable Power Supplies
Electronic Components
Decade Resistance Boxes
100a Rectifier Unit
Rtd Trainer Kit
Thermocouple Trainer Kit
Thermistor Trainer Kit
Strain Gauge Trainer Kit
Hall Effect Trainer Kit
Lvdt Trainer Kit
Load Cell Trainer Kit
Photoconductive Trainer Kit
Logic Gates Trainer Kit
Microprocessor 8085 Trainer Kit
Multimeters
Galvanometers

Achievements

  • Mobile app for allowable TAN
  • Mobile app for pH calculator
  • Dr.M.Sivakumar secured Best Teaching Staff Award 2017 from TNJFU.
  • Dr. M. Sivakumar awarded as Outstanding Reviewer by Elsevier Journals “Applied Thermal Engineering and International Journal of Heat And Mass Transfer”
  • Dr. M. Sivakumar secured Indian Government Accredited Energy Manager from Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Accredited Energy Auditor from Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)
  • Er. S. Monikandon secured Young scientist Award, AUFAU International Award, India 2016.
  • Er. R. Regupathi secured Best Trainee award in one Week Training on “MODERN SURVEYING TECHNIQUES” at Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering, Krishnankoil.
  • Er. C.Mercy Amrita secured Sankalp Topper Award 2013-14 for Masters “Mobile and Pervasive computing” programme.
  • 2nd Prize -Conceptual approach to estimate the flow rate and sizing of trickling filter in MECH ‘O’ FEST 2K18, A National Level Technical Symposium at EGS Pillay Engineering College Nagapattinam on 17.02.2018.

Current Focus

Thrust Areas for Research

  • To conduct advanced research in intensive shrimp farming practices viz., Biofloc, periphyton etc.,
  • To conduct advanced research in intensive shrimp farming practices viz., Biofloc, periphyton etc.,
  • Design and development for novel fishery products
  • Engineering properties of fishes available in the Nagapattinam region

Thrust Areas for Extension

  • Dissemination of developed technologies through trainings to entrepreneurs, rural youths, self-help group members
  • Offers training programs on value added fish product development and other preservation technologies
  • Awareness programs on advanced fish processing and preservation technologies
  • Advanced aquaculture techniques to sustain the aquaculture and fishery through extension programmes.

Faculty

S.NO

Name

Designation

E-mail

Phone No

1

Dr. K. Rathnakumar

Professor

rathnakumar@tnfu.ac.in

9443032439

2

Dr. N. Manimehalai

Associate Professor

manimehalai@tnfu.ac.in

9841245546

3

Dr.M.Sivakumar

Assistant Professor

sivakumar@tnfu.ac.in

+91-9865843427

4

Dr. Mohammad Tanveer

Assistant Professor

mohammadtanveer@tnfu.ac.in

9444344357

5

Dr. P. Karthickumar

Assistant Professor

karthickumar@tnfu.ac.in

9994358736

6

Dr.R.Brimapureeswaran

Assistant Professor

brahma@tnfu.ac.in

9790869252

7

Er. S.Monikandon

Assistant Professor

monikandon@tnfu.ac.in

+91-9965858595

8

Er. R.Regupathi

Assistant Professor

regupathi@tnfu.ac.in

+91-9003893644

9

Er. D.Babiyola

Assistant Professor

babiyola@tnfu.ac.in

+91-9566643241

Publications

Book / Book chapters Research / Review Papers Technical Article Manuals

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58

06

35