Basic sciences such as chemistry, physics, mathematics and microbiology are fundamental and essential elements of fisheries. Department of Basic Sciences at College of Fisheries Engineering, Nagapattinam, started functioning since 2015 in order to perform teaching, research, and extension activities pertaining to fisheries sector. The department has an ideal mix of young faculty with international exposure from different disciplines of basic sciences. The department offers 11 undergraduate courses for B.E. (Fisheries Engineering) students in the subjects of chemistry, physics, mathematics, microbiology, and English at present. Further, the department has state-of-art water quality analysis laboratory and basic sciences laboratory
The Department of Fisheries Science at college of Fisheries Engineering, Nagapattinam was started functioning with effect from 22.09.2015 to perform teaching, research and extension activities in Fisheries Science. The department offers courses for undergraduates on aquaculture, fish processing fisheries Biology, fisheries extension and fisheries economics.