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

The Institute of Fisheries Biotechnology (IFBT) is a constituent college of TNFU located at Old Mahabhalipuram Road, near Vaniyanchavadi, Padur (P.O), Chennai. IFBT offers B.Tech (Biotechnology) from this academic year. B. Tech (Biotechnology) is a four year (8 semester) programme whose curriculum includes courses from basic sciences, genetics and breeding, biotechnology and engineering together with relevant laboratory programs, and a research project. Considering the developments taking place in the field of Biotechnology, ICAR has already introduced B. Tech – (Biotechnology) programme in SAUs with common syllabus including Agriculture and Animal husbandry. This programme is also based on ICAR common syllabus with elective subjects in Fisheries Biotechnology and the first board of studies for Faculty of Basic Sciences held on 15.05.2017 has approved the programme for placing in the Academic Council of TNFU.


  • To offer B.Tech. programme in Biotechnology
  • To undertake research programmes in the field of Biotechnology