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Which are good institutes for fisheries science?

Which are good institutes for fisheries science?

Pervin Malhotra

Q.I have just given my Class XII exams (non-med). I wish to join my uncle who is in the seafood processing and export business. What would be the best place for me to study. —Sarvesh Dogra

A.Fishery science is the study of fish husbandry for commercial, ecological and recreational purposes. It also includes the management of marine life resources including fisheries.

You should ideally be looking at doing a bachelor’s in fishery science (BFSc) from a good university. And there are quite a few of them.

The 4-year BFSc course will typically cover topics such as: Core Fishery Biol, Aquaculture, Fishery Oceanography, Fishery Engg, Fishery Microbiology, Fishery Biochemistry, Aquatic Biology, Fish Processing Tech, Fisheries Extension, Fisheries Statistics, etc.

However, a recent offering has cought my eye and merits checking out:

n Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical & Engg Training (CIFNET), Kochi,

Bachelor of Fishery Science (Nautical Science), 4-year

Affl to Cochin University of Science & Tech (CUSAT), Kochi & approved by DG Shipping, Mumbai

Eligibility:  +2 with min 50% in all PCB /r PCM subjs

Selection: Common Entrance Test along with 50% weightage of academic performance/interview.

This one of its kind course is conducted by the 8-sem prog includes integrated practical & onboard training on ocean going fishing vessels

Another bonus is that PCM students are directly eligible for GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System) after BFSc (NS) degree. 

*GMDSS is an internationally mandated set of safety procedures, types of equipment, and communication protocols used to increase safety and easily rescue distressed ships, boats and aircraft.

CIFNET functions under M/o Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare (D/o Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries)

Admission details:

Better to relocate abroad after BDS

Q.I am currently doing my BDS in India. I am very keen to settle in Australia. Should I complete my master’s in dentistry here and then move to Australia?  — Yogesh Kwatra

A.My suggestion would be to go there straight after completing your BDS. You won’t really achieve much by doing a Masters in India, especially since you intend to practice in Australia.

Of course you’ll have to clear the ADC exams first in order to get a license to practice Down Under. 

For July session, send in your applications by May. For the Feb session: apply before Dec and get a confirmation date 6-8 weeks before starting date. Allow at least 8 weeks for the visa). 

IELTS (6.0 score) compulsory for all students.

Where should I apply for textile design course?

Q.After doing my master’s in Textile Design from Orissa, I have been teaching in a local design school for the past three years. I would now like to take a break and do some specialised research in my field from a reputed institution. Can you please suggest where to apply? —Darpan Minocha

A.Here are some very reputed courses that fit the bill:

IIT Delhi’s Department of Textile Technology offers Ph.D. programmes in a wide variety of subjects bracketed under three key areas: Textile Engineering, Textile Chemical Technology and Fiber Science & Technology

Admission to the PhD programmes is normally on the basis of an interview conducted by the Department (it may decide to conduct a written test as well, or multiple interviews etc, to screen the candidates.

Admissions happen year-round.


  • NID (Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru)
Application Deadline: 18 April 18, 2019

Selection: Design Research Test (DRT) at NID on 20 May 2019 (1 pm-6 pm)

Interviews & Presentations by shortlisted candidates: 22 -24 May

Results: 07 June 2019


*NID is an autonomous institute under the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, M/o Commerce & Industry, GoI.

  • NIFT (M/o Textiles, GoI)
PhD programmes in Design, Management and Technology

Apply online:

Application deadline: April 18, 2019




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