"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

  • Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi Organized State Level FIZZOREE 2019

    An inter-collegiate quiz competition “FIZZOREE 2019” was conducted at Fisheries Colle

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  • Two Days Awareness Programme - Tamil Nadu Marine Fishing Regulation Act 1983

    “சிதைந்து வரும் நிலையிலுள்ள கட

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  • Observance of Silence and Taking Pledge - FC&RI, Thoothukudi

    Silence and Take pledge against untouchability” on 30.01.2019 in connection with the Martyr

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  • Report on Valedictory function for the 3 months certificate course “Fishing Technology and Fish Product preparation”

    The Directorate of Incubation and Vocational Training in Fisheries (DIVF), a constituent unit of

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  • Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi - Observed Voters Day

    The staff and students of the Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi assembled in

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