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B.Sc. (Fisheries Sciences)

B.Sc Fisheries Sciences is an UG programme. It is the science that is involved in managing, catching, processing, marketing and conservation of Fish. The duration of Bachelor of Fisheries Sciences course is four years spread over a number of semesters which are mostly eight in numbers. The course is also known as B.Sc. (Fisheries). The course studies habits and breeding of various species of fish. It involves farming and husbandry of important fishes and aquatic organisms in fresh water, brackish water and any marine environment. The course is very valuable and important for farm and fish communities and provides a lot of career scopes after its completion.

Eligibility and admission

10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Maths/ Biology/Agriculture/Micro- Biology/Home Science or Diploma in Agriculture or B.Sc.

Semester I

  • Principles of Aquaculture
  • Taxonomy of Finfish
  • Taxonomy of Shellfish
  • Meteorology, Climatology and Geography
  • Statistical Methods
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Soil and Water Chemistry
  • Fish in Nutrition
  • Swimming

Semester II

  • Fresh Water Aquaculture
  • Anatomy and Biology of Finfish
  • Limnology
  • Marine Biology
  • Inland Fisheries
  • Food Chemistry
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Aquaculture in Reservoirs
  • Physical Education, First Aid & Yoga Practices

Semester III

  • Physiology of Finfish and Shellfish
  • Fish Food Organisms
  • Aquatic Ecology, Biodiversity and Disaster Management
  • Fishery Oceanography
  • Ornamental Fish Production and Management
  • Freezing Technology
  • Genetics and Breeding
  • Fish Immunology
  • Fisheries Economics
  • Aquatic Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians

Semester IV

  • Coastal Aquaculture and Mariculture
  • Therapeutics in Aquaculture
  • Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology
  • Fish Canning Technology
  • Fish Packaging Technology
  • Fish and Shellfish Pathology
  • Fishing Craft Technology
  • Fisheries Extension Education
  • Shellfish Hatchery Management
  • Communication Skills and Personality Development

Semester V

  • Finfish Hatchery Management
  • Anatomy and Biology of Shellfish
  • Pharmacology
  • Fish Toxicology
  • Marine Fisheries
  • Fisheries Co-operatives and Marketing
  • Fishing Gear Technology
  • Fish Population Dynamics and Stock Assessment
  • Coastal Zone Management

Semester VI

  • Introduction to Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • Refrigeration and Equipment Engineering
  • Fisheries Policy and Law
  • Aquatic Pollution
  • Fishing Technology
  • Fish Products and Value Addition
  • Microbiology of Fish and Fishery Products
  • Navigation and Seamanship

Semester VII

  • Student READY Programme
  • In-plant attachment
  • Rural Fisheries Work Experience Prog
  • Study Tour (in and outside State)

Semester VIII

  • Aquaculture Engineering
  • Microbial and Parasitic Diseases of Fish and Shellfish
  • Quality assurance of Fish and Fishery Products
  • Student READY Experiential Module
  • Skill Development
  • Experiential Learning Programme
  • Project Work

Well-equipped labs, academic achievements, seminars, projects and more add to the pedagogic strengths and the edge in students.

Fishery Science is a field that offers a wide range of career avenues and fisheries graduates can find job opportunities in public sector organizations like fisheries department and nationalized banks. A career in Fishery Science will create modern fishermen, breeders, traders, exporters, farm managers and aquaculturists. Fishery science courses can enable a person to execute fisheries development plant and even for the development of such plans.

Program Fee (Per Semester) Amount
Semester Fee 36500
Scholarship Category A 14600
Scholarship Category B 21900
Scholarship Category C 29200

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