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

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About College

Fisheries College was started at Thoothukudi by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in October, 1977 as the second fisheries college in India. It was brought under the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) on 19th September, 1989. The college was renamed as Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC & RI) in 1990 to focus more on research and extension activities. The FC&RI has four campuses: the Main Campus, the Shore Laboratory Campus and the campus that houses staff quarters and Mariculture Research Farm Facility located at Tharuvaikulam, a coastal village 17 km away from the main campus, for undertaking Mariculture / Coastal Aquaculture activities. Fisheries College and Research Institute is adequately staffed with a sanctioned strength of 43 teaching positions and 90 non-teaching positions. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi has been accredited by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Govt. of India, New Delhi for a period of 5 years from 2016-17 to 2020-21.

Motto

  • Educate, Innovate, Elevate.

Vision

  • Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood.

Mission

  • To develop Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi into a Centre of academic excellence in Professional Fisheries Education and to develop human resources committed to fulfill the vision of the University and beyond.

Objectives of the Institute

  • To develop technical and professional manpower for fisheries sector.
  • To impart educational programmes such as B.F.Sc., M.F.Sc., Ph.D., PG Diploma and Certificate courses.
  • To undertake basic and applied research for the benefit of people in various sectors / areas of fisheries.
  • To disseminate the research innovations through various extension programmes.

Conference Alert

ASIAN-PACIFIC AQUACULTURE 2019- AQUACULTURE FOR HEALTH, WEALTH AND HAPPINESS

19-21 June 2019, Chennai Trade Centre, Tamilnadu

News & Events

  • Students of FCRI participated in JAYCEE WEEK 2019

    The JCI Pearl City, Thoothukudi organized the JAYCEE WEEK 2019. A total of 16 Students of this In

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  • Observance of Sadbhavana Diwas Day at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi

    The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi, a constituent unit of Tamil Nadu Dr. J

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  • 73rd Independence Day Celebration at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi

    The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi, a constitute college of Tamil Nadu Dr.

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  • Sea Food Exporters Meet 2019

    A Seafood Exporter’s Meet is organized by Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothu

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  • National Fish Farmers’ Day 2019 Conducted at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi on 10.07.2019

    On behalf of the Tamil Nadu Dr.J.Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, the Fisheries College and Res

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