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					            ACADEMIC BROCHURE

                U.G. & P.G. PROGRAMMES

                         2011 – 2012




KERALA UNIVERSITY OF FISHERIES AND OCEAN STUDIES ( KUFOS )
       PANANGAD P.O., KOCHI 682 506 , KERALA, INDIA
                 Phone : 0484 - 2703781, 2700964, 2700598
                  Fax    : 0484 – 2700337
email : registrar.kufos@gmail.com, registrar@kufos.ac.in
                  Website: www.kufos.ac.in
KUFOS - At a Glance
The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies ( KUFOS ) is
an autonomous public funded institution established on 20th
November 2010, and governed by the Kerala University of Fisheries
and Ocean Studies Act, 2010 passed by the Kerala Law ( Legislation
1 ) Department vide Notification No. 19540 / Leg.1 / 2010/Law dated
28 th January 2011. This is the first Fisheries University in the
Country coming under the Fisheries Ministry with its headquarters
at Panangad , 12 km. away from Kochi city, along the NH-47. College
of Fisheries, Panangad, Kochi and the Fisheries Research Station,
Puduvype were disaffiliated from Kerala Agricultural University to
form KUFOS which started functioning with effect from 1 st April
2011. This is the primary and principal instrumentality of Kerala
State in providing human resources, skills and technology required
for the sustainable development of Fisheries and Ocean Studies. It
acts as a centre of excellence for human resource development in
Fisheries and Ocean Studies and the nodal agency to establish
relationship with institutions and universities functioning at national
and international level. The mission of the University is to serve as a
flagship University of higher learning through demonstrated and
growing excellence in teaching, research, extension, training,
scholarship and creative work in Fisheries and Ocean studies,
comparable with global standards that will benefit the country and
the world at large.

His Excellency the Governor of Kerala is the Chancellor and the
Hon.Minister for Fisheries is the Pro-Chancellor of the University.
The supreme authority of the University is the Senate and the chief
executive body is the Governing Council. The Vice- Chancellor is the
principal executive who is assisted by the Pro-Vice chancellor,
Registrar, Finance Officer, Deans of Faculties, Controller of
examination, Director of Research, Director of Extension, Directors
of Schools and Heads of Departments.

The University fulfills its obligations and commitments through a
network of Faculties, Schools and Departments, the details of which
are given below:


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I. Faculty of Fisheries

(i)   School of Aquaculture and Biotechnology

      ( a ) Department of Aquaculture
      ( b ) Department of Nutrition and Feed Technology
      ( c ) Department of Fish Health Management
      (d) Department of Aquatic Biotechnology and Genetic
           Engineering
      (e) Department of Aquarium Science and Technology

( ii ) School of Fisheries Resource Management and Harvest
       Technology

      ( a ) Department of Fish Taxonomy and Biology
      ( b ) Department of Fisheries Resource Management
      ( c ) Department of Fishery Hydrography
       ( d ) Department of Fishery Engineering
       ( e ) Department of Fishing Technology
       ( f ) Department of Basic Science and Informatics

( iii ) School of Aquatic Food Products and Technology
        ( a ) Department of Applied Biochemistry and Nutrition
        (b) Department of Microbiology, Quality Assurance and
              Waste Management
        (c) Department of Preservation and Packaging Technology
       ( d ) Department of Products and By- products Technology
        ( e ) Department of Seafood Marketing and Trade

II. Faculty of Ocean Science and Technology
( i ) School of Ocean Studies and Technology

      ( a ) Department of Geology and Geophysics
      ( b ) Department of Biological Oceanography
      ( c ) Department of Chemical Oceanography
      ( d ) Department of Physical Oceanography
      ( e ) Department of Polar Oceanography

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      ( f ) Department of Non-living Resource Management
      ( g ) Department of Marine Nutraceuticals and Pharmacology




III. Faculty of Ocean Engineering

(i)   School of Ocean Engineering and Underwater Technology

      ( a ) Department of Port and Harbour Engineering
      ( b ) Department of Operational Oceanography
       ( c ) Department of Remote Sensing Technology and GIS
      ( d ) Department of Underwater Technology
       ( e ) Department of Ocean Energy
       ( f ) Department of Coastal and Off shore Engineering

IV. Faculty of Climate Variability and Aquatic Ecosystems
    Studies
( i ) School of Fishery Environment

      ( a ) Department of Climate Variability and Aquatic Resource
             Management
       ( b ) Department of Coastal Zone Management
       ( c ) Department of Meteorology and Disaster Management
       ( d ) Department of Monsoon Studies


V. Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
(i)   School of Management and Entrepreneurship

      ( a ) Department of Applied Economics and Statistics
       ( b ) Department of Business Administration
       ( c ) Department of Commerce and Business Studies
       (d) Department of Human Resource Management and
             Entrepreneurship
       (e ) Department of Fisheries Extension
       ( f ) Department of Humanities




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EDUCATION
The study of Fisheries Science has got vast opportunities in
Aquaculture, artificial breeding, fish culture and also in exploiting
the immense fishery resources. Teaching is carried out at the
Panangad campus of the University. The University has world
renowned, eminent teacher scientists, full-fledged laboratories, fish
hatcheries, farms, library and computer lab. National Service
Scheme, NCC ( Naval Wing ) , Placemnt Cell and the Parent Teacher
Association take care of the extra-curricular activities of the students.
Ample facilities are there for sports and games. Hostel facility is
available for both boys and girls.

In the academic year 2011-2012, the University offers Under
graduate ( B.F.Sc.), Post-graduate( M.F.Sc.) and Doctoral (Ph.D. )
programmes in Fisheries Science under the Faculty of Fisheries. The
courses under the Faculty of Fisheries are offered in full compliance
with the ICAR pattern. Post–graduate programmes are offered in
four disciplines and Doctoral programmes in three disciplines. There
are 50 seats for the B.F.Sc. programme out of which 31 seats are
open. Seven seats are allotted to ICAR candidates and six reserved
for children of fishermen. Out of the 14 seats for the M.F.Sc.
programme, 4 seats are allotted to ICAR candidates. The number of
seats for B.F.Sc., M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes are given below :

( a ) Under- Graduate Programme ( B.F.Sc. )

  Sl.    Category                           No. of seats
  No.
  1      Open seats                          31
  2      ICAR                                 7
  3      Children of Farm Labourers           1
         ( FL )
  4      Sports Quota ( SP )                  1
  5      Anglo Indian / Jews AI / JW          1
  6      Children of Fishermen ( CF)          6


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 7      Lakshadeep nominee ( LD )         2
 8      Defence killed / Missing/         1
        Disabled in action ( DK )
        Total                             50




( b ) Post - Graduate ( M.F.Sc.) Programmes


Sl. Discipline             No. of seats
No.                  KUFOS ICAR       Total
1   Aquaculture        3       1         4
2   Fishery Biology    3       1         4
    &       Resource
    Management
3   Fishery            1       1         2
    Hydrography
4   Fish Processing    3       1         4
    Technology

      Total                  10       4        14


( c ) Doctoral Programme ( Ph.D. )


Sl. Discipline               No. of seats
No.                  KUFOS ICAR           Total
1   Aquaculture        1         1              2
2   Fisheries          2         0              2
    Resource
    Management
3   Fish                 1            1             2
    Processing
    Technology


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      Total            4       2             6




ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION *

Sl.   Name of Degree       Qualification
No.
                           Pre-Degree or Higher Secondary (
1     Under-graduate       + 2 ) or recognized equivalent
      Programme            examination with minimum 50 %
      ( B.F.Sc. )          marks in Biology separately and
                           50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry
                           and Biology put together. SC / ST
                           candidates need only a pass in the
                           qualifying examination.
2     Post-graduate        Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries
      Programme            Science ( B.F.Sc. ) recognized by
      ( M.F.Sc. )          KUFOS with an O.G.P.A. of 7.0 /
                           10.0 ( in the case of SC / ST
                           candidates an OGPA of 6.5/ 10.0 ).
                           For ICAR candidates, a minimum
                           of 6.0 / 10.0 or equivalent OGPA/
                           equivalent % marks in Bachelor’s
                           degree ( for SC / ST candidates,
                           OGPA of 5.5 / 10.0 is the
                           minimum requirement ).
3     Doctoral Programme   Master’s Degree in Fishery
      ( Ph. D. )           Science ( M.F.Sc.) in the respective
                           discipline recognized by KUFOS
                           with an OGPA of 7.0 / 10.0 ( in the
                           case of SC / ST candidates, an
                           OGPA of 6.5 / 10. 0 ).



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* subject to ratification by the Academic Council of KUFOS.




FEE STRUCTURE *

Sl.                                 B.F.Sc.                     M.F.Sc.            Ph.D.
                               st
No. Item                     I          II nd           Ist
                                                                  II nd     Ist
                                                                                     II nd
                             Sem        Sem.            Sem       Sem.      Sem      Sem.
                                        onwards                   onwards            onwards
                             ( Rs. )    ( Rs. )          ( Rs. ) ( Rs. )     (Rs. ) ( Rs. )
1     Admission Fee             75           --         300       --        300       --
2     Tuition Fee              1930         1930        3225      3225      4040 4040
3     Special Fee
      i. College Caution           400             --   750     --          1000   --
         Deposit
      ii. Library                  150         150      440     440         825    825
      iii. Stationery              100         100      300     300         350    350
      iv. Athletic Fee              60          60      200     200         200    200
      v. Association Fee            50          50      100     100         100    100
      vi. Magazine Fee              50          50      100     100         100    100
      vi. University                25          25      100     100         100    100
           Union Fee
      vii. Medical                  40             --   100     --          125    --
           inspection Fee
      viii. Academic                50         50       --      --          --     --
            Handbook
      ix. Syllabus and        --          --            200     --          350    --
           Calendar Fee
       Total                 2930        2415           5815    4465        7490   5715

* Subject to revision at the discretion of the University

RESEARCH AND EXTENSION

Several Research projects sponsored by various funding agencies
such as ICAR, NATP, DBT, KSCSTE, DST etc. in the fields of fish
processing, value addition, Marine Biotechnology, Fish toxicology,
ornamental fish breeding & rearing, fish disease and health
management, fresh water prawn breeding & biodiversity, Physical
oceanography and marine meteorology are being carried out in the
University. The students undergo training / work experience at the
research stations located at Puduvype and Kumarakom.



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Training programmes in marine and fresh water fish keeping for
scientists, extension workers and entrepreneurs are being conducted
regularly by the University. Efforts are being made to develop
certain villages of Kerala as Model Fish Villages for the socio-
economic development of rural and unemployed youth.




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