"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.

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News & Events

  • Online training programme on “Freshwater ornamental fish culture” conducted at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi

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  • 74th Independence Day Celebration at Fisheries College and Research Institute

    74th Independence Day Celebration at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukud

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  • Yoga Day Celebration at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi

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  • Fisheries College and Research Institute Thoothukudi Celebrated the The Foundation Day in Commemoration of the Foundation of TNJFU on 19.06.2020

    The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi celebrated the “Foundation Day&rd

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