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Bachelor of Fisheries Science

 

COURSE OFFERED DURATION (IN YEARS) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Bachelor Of Fisheries Science

4 12th standard pass with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Maths with at least 55% marks.

 Disclaimer: TNU reserves the right for relaxation in admission criteria for the most deserving candidates.

India holds seventh position in the export of fish in the world and is the fourth largest producer of fish in the world. The living of over 500 million people in developing countries depends on fisheries and aquaculture (as in sarvgyan.com). TNU’s Bachelor of Fisheries Science course involves advanced knowledge and skill in catching, processing, marketing and conservation of fish, molluscs (including oyster’s abalone, mussels and scallops) and crustaceans (shrimps, prawns, freshwater and marine crayfish) and aquatic plants such as sea weeds. This programme will include curriculum designed by academic experts, research and hands-on experiential training to provide students with real-life work experience.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Semester I: (First Year) Curriculum

Branch / Course: Bechelor of Fishery  Sciences

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-FSL101+ CC-FSP101

Principles of Aquaculture.

2

2

3 (2+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-FSL102 + CC-FSP102

Taxonomy of Finfish.

1

4

3 (1+2)

3

Core Courses

CC-FSL103 + CC-FSP103

Information and Communication Technology

1

2

2 (1+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-FSL104 + CC-FSP104

Meteorology, Climatology and Geography.

1

2

2 (1+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-FSL105 + CC-FSP105

Statistical Methods

2

2

3 (2+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-FSL106 + CC-FSP106

Fundamentals of Biochemistry

2

2

3 (2+1)

7

Core Courses

CC-FSL107 + CC-FSP107

Fundamentals of Microbiology

1

2

2 (1+1)

8

Core Courses

CC-FSL108 + CC-FSP108

Soil and Water Chemistry.

2

2

3 (2+1)

9

Core Courses

CC-FSL109

Fish in Nutrition.

1

0

1 (1+0)

10

*Compulsory non-credit courses

SE-FSP110

Swimming

0

2*

 

1 (0+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

33

 

Total Credits

22+2*=24

Semester II: (First Year) Curriculum

Branch / Course: Bechelor of Fishery  Sciences

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-FSL211+ CC-FSP211

Fresh Water Aquaculture

2

2

3 (2+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-FSL212+ CC-FSP212

Aquaculture in  Reservoirs

1

2

2 (1+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-FSL213+

CC-FSP213

Anatomy and Biology of Finfish

2

2

3 (2+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-FSL214+

CC-FSP214

Anatomy and Biology of Shellfish

1

2

2 (1+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-FSL215+

CC-FSP215

Limnology

2

2

3 (2+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-FSL216+

CC-FSP216

Aquatic Ecology and Biodiversity

1

2

2 (1+1)

7

Core Courses

CC-FSL217+

CC-FSP217

Food Chemistry

2

2

3(2+1)

8

Core Courses

CC-FSL218+

CC-FSP218

Information and Communication Technology

1

2

2 (1+1)

9

*Compulsory non-credit courses

AE-FSP219

Physical Education, First Aid & Yoga Practices

0

2*

1(0+1)

10

 

Compulsory Course on Environmental Science

 

SE-FSL220+

SE-FSP220

Environmental studies

2

2

3 (2+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

34

 

Total Credits

23+2*=25

Semester III: (Second Year) Curriculum

Branch / Course: Bechelor of Fishery  Sciences

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-FSL321+ CC-FSP 321

Fish Immunology

1

2

2 (1+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-FSL322 + CC-FSP 322

Marine Biology

2

2

3 (2+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-FSL323 + CC-FSP323

Fishery Oceanography

1

2

2 (1+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-FSL324+ CC-FSP324

Fish Food Organisms

1

2

2 (1+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-FSL325+ CC-FSP325

Ornamental Fish Production and Management

1

2

2 (1+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-FSL326+ CC-FSP326

Genetics and Breeding

1

2

2 (1+1)

7

Core Courses

CC-FSL327+ CC-FSP327

Physiology of Finfish and Shellfish

2

2

3 (2+1)

8

Core Courses

CC-FSL328+ CC-FSP328

Inland Fisheries

2

2

3 (2+1)

9

Core Courses

CC-FSL329+ CC-FSP329

Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology

2

2

3 (2+1)

10

Core Courses

CC-FSL330+ CC-FSP330

Freezing Technology

1

2

2 (1+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

34

 

Total Credits

24

Semester IV: (Second Year) Curriculum

Branch / Course: Bechelor of Fishery  Sciences

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-FSL431+ CC-FSP 431

Therapeutics in Aquaculture

1

2

2 (1+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-FSL332 + CC-FSP 432

Fish and Shellfish Pathology

2

2

3 (2+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-FSL433 + CC-FSP433

Fish Toxicology

1

2

2 (1+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-FSL434+ CC-FSP434

Finfish Hatchery Management

2

2

3 (2+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-FSL435+ CC-FSP435

Shellfish Hatchery Management

1

2

2 (1+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-FSL436+ CC-FSP436

Aquaculture Engineering

2

2

3 (2+1)

7

Core Courses

CC-FSL437+ CC-FSP437

Fish Canning Technology

1

2

2 (1+1)

8

Core Courses

CC-FSL438+ CC-FSP438

Quality Assurance of Fish and Fishery Products

2

2

3 (2+1)

9

Core Courses

CC-FSL439+ CC-FSP439

Navigation and Seamanship

1

2

2 (1+1)

10

Core Courses

CC-FSL440+ CC-FSP440

Fishing Craft Technology

1

2

2 (1+1)

11

Core Courses

CC-FSL441+ CC-FSP 441

Communication Skills and Personality Development

0

2

1 (0+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

31

 

Total Credits

25

Semester V: (Third Year) Curriculum

Branch / Course: Bechelor of Fishery  Sciences

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-FSL542+ CC-FSP542

Microbial and Parasitic Diseases of Fish and Shellfish

2

2

3 (2+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-FSL543 + CC-FSP543

Pharmacology

2

2

3 (2+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-FSL544 + CC-FSP544

Coastal Zone Management and Disaster Management

2

2

3 (2+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-FSL545+ CC-FSP545

Coastal Aquaculture and Mariculture

2

2

3 (2+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-FSL546+ CC-FSP546

Aquatic Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians

1

0

1 (1+0)

6

Core Courses

CC-FSL547+ CC-FSP547

Marine Fisheries

2

2

3 (2+1)

7

Core Courses

CC-FSL548+ CC-FSP548

Fish Packaging Technology

1

2

2 (1+1)

8

Core Courses

CC-FSL549+ CC-FSP549

Fish By-Products and Waste Utilization

1

2

2 (1+1)

9

Student READY  Programme

CC-FSL550+ CC-FSP550

Fishing Gear Technology

1

2

2 (1+1)

10

Core Courses

CC-FSL551+ CC-FSP551

Fishing Technology

1

2

2 (1+1)

11

Core Courses

CC-FSL552+ CC-FSP552

Microbial and Parasitic Diseases of Fish and Shellfish

2

2

3 (2+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

37

 

Total Credits

24

Semester VI: (Third Year) Curriculum

Branch / Course: Bechelor of Fishery  Sciences

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Core Courses

CC-FSL653+ CC-FSP653

Aquatic Pollution

1

2

2 (1+1)

2

Core Courses

CC-FSL654 + CC-FSP654

Introduction to Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

1

2

2 (1+1)

3

Core Courses

CC-FSL655 + CC-FSP655

Fish Population Dynamics and Stock Assessment

2

2

3 (2+1)

4

Core Courses

CC-FSL656+ CC-FSP656

Fish Products and Value Addition

2

2

3 (2+1)

5

Core Courses

CC-FSL657+ CC-FSP657

Microbiology of Fish and Fishery Products

2

2

3 (2+1)

6

Core Courses

CC-FSL658+ CC-FSP658

Refrigeration and Equipment Engineering

2

2

3 (2+1)

7

Core Courses

CC-FSL659+ CC-FSP659

Fisheries Economics

2

2

3 (2+1)

8

Core Courses

CC-FSL660+ CC-FSP660

Fisheries Co-operatives and Marketing

1

2

2 (1+1)

9

Core Courses

CC-FSL661+ CC-FSP661

Fisheries Extension Education

1

2

2 (1+1)

 

10

Core Courses

CC-FSL662+ CC-FSP662

Fisheries Policy and Law

1

0

1 (1+0)

11

Core Courses

CC-FSL663+ CC-FSP663

Fisheries Business Management and

Entrepreneurship Development

1

0

1 (1+0)

 

 

 

No. of hours

34

 

Total Credits

25

Semester VII: (Fourth Year) Curriculum

Branch / Course: Bachelor of Fishery  Sciences

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Student READY Programme

SRP-FSP764

In-plant attachment (for 8 weeks)

0

20

10 (0+10) 

2

Student READY Programme

SRP-FSP765

Rural Fisheries Work Experience Prog. (for 8 weeks)

0

16

8(0+8)

3

Student READY Programme

SRP-FSP766

Study Tour (in and outside State) (for 4 weeks)

0

4

2(0+2)

 

 

 

No. of hours

40

 

Total Credits

20

Semester VIII: (Fourth Year) Curriculum

Branch / Course: Bechelor of Fishery  Sciences

Sl No

Type of Course

Course Code

Course title

Hours per week

Credits

Lecture

Practical

1

Student READY Experiential Module

SRP-FSP867+

ELP-FSP867

Skill Development (for one week) and Experiential Learning Programme

0

34 (10+24)

17 (0+17)

3

Student READY Programme

PRW-FSP868

Project Work

0

4

2 (0+2)

4

Student READY  Programme

SEM-FSP869

Seminar

0

2

1 (0+1)

 

 

 

No. of hours

40

 

Total Credits

20

FACULTY MEMBER

Prof. (Dr.) Sushil Kumar Kothari, Professor & Director

Prof. (Dr.) Kothari has 10 years of teaching experience and an overall 14 years of industry experience. He is a Postdoc on Plant Nutrition and has a total research experience of 35 years on the development of agro-technology of medicinal, aromatic, and biofuel crops. He did his Ph.D. in Agronomy and has 60 National and 27 International Publications. He has been awarded the CSIR Merit Promotion and the DAAD Fellowship from Germany. He has attended 52 National and 11 International Conferences.

Dr. Shibam Saha, Assistant Professor

Dr. Saha has just started his teaching career. He has research experience in the areas of Fish Biology, Physiology, Biodiversity & Conservation, Fish Population Dynamics, and Ecological Modelling. He did his Ph.D. in Fisheries Resource Management (FRM). He has seven national and an equal number of international publications to his name. He is a life member of the Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences and Paschim-Banga Vigyan Mancha. Also, he is a member of AIASA. To date, he has been to a national seminar and an international conference organized by various forums.  

Dr. Amit Sarkar, Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarkar has 5 years of teaching experience and an overall research experience of 20 years. He did his Ph.D. in Microbiology and his research area was Molecular Genetics of Pathogenic Bacteria. He has 9 International Publications in his name. He has attended 2 International Conferences.

Dr. Mostaid Ahmed, Assistant Professor

Dr. Ahmed has 2 years of teaching experience. He did his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and his research areas were Solid Mechanics, Theory of Elastic Waves, Geodynamics, and Mathematical Modeling. He has had 11 International Publications to his name and has attended 3 International Conferences as well.

Dr. Manashi Chakraborty, Assistant Professor

Dr. Chakraborty has 13 years of teaching experience and has an overall research experience of 11 years. Currently, she has been working on projects involving Dependence of Exchange Bias on Interparticle Interaction and Improving multiferroicity with RGO/GO/Graphene-based Nanocomposites.  She did her Ph.D. in Chemistry and her areas of research have been Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, and Nanomaterials Synthesis, Characterization, and Magnetic Properties Study. She has a National and 5 International Publications in her name.

Dr. Subhasish Mondal, Associate Professor

Dr. Mondal has 7 years of teaching experience and an overall  2 years of industry experience. He has more than 7 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Biochemistry & Nanomedicine Development. He did his Ph.D. in Pharmacy. He is a Registered Pharmacist under the West Bengal Pharmacy Council, Govt. of West Bengal. He has 1 National and 10 International Publications in his name. Apart from this, he has attended 8 National and 3 International Conferences.

Mr. Subrata Routh, Faculty

Mr. Routh has 20 years of global experience in academics and industry. He did his MBA in Hotel Management. He has experience working with many international hotels such as Hotel Intercontinental, Ritz Carlton, Bahrain, and more. 

Ms. Sudeshna Sarker, Teaching Associate

Ms. Sarker is just starting off her teaching career. She has more than seven years of research experience on Aquatic Animal Health. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Fishery Sciences and she has done her M.F.Sc. earlier. Currently, she is associated as a Young Professional – II in ICAR-All India Network Project on Fish Health in Dept. of Aquatic Animal Health, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences. She has received various awards such as the National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste students (NFSC/RGNF) 2017-18 by University Grant Commission (UGC), the “Dr. N.R. Menon Award” for the ‘Best Indian M.F.Sc Thesis for the year 2016’ by Professional Fisheries Graduate Forum (PFGF), the “InSc Young Researcher Award” for the year 2020 by Institute of Scholars (InSc) and the Scholarship for college and university students of the Govt. of India by Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Govt. of India. Till date, she has two national and twelve international publications in her name. She has attended 12 National and 7 International Conferences organized by various forums.

Ms. Debasmita Jana, Teaching Associate

Ms. Jana has 2 years of teaching experience. She completed her Post-Graduation (M.F.Sc.) in Aquatic Environment Management and has 6 years of research experience on the utilization of Bio-Waste as manure in aquaculture. She has attended a National and an International Conference.

Mr. Siddhnath, Teaching Associate

Mr. Siddhnath has been teaching for a month now. He has an industry experience of a month and has been involved in 5 years of research on “Fish Microbiology” and “Nutritional composition of Dry Fish”. He has done his M.F.Sc. in Fish Processing Technology from Central Agricultural University where he was awarded the University Gold medal and the Best Thesis Award. He has had 24 National and 3 International Publications in his name. To date, he has attended 16 National Conferences and an International Conference organized by various groups.

Dr. Srijani Banerjee, Faculty (Visiting)

Dr. Banerjee has 3 years of teaching and an overall 5 years of industry experience. She did her Post-Graduation (MPT) with a specialization in Cardiothoracic Disorders and ICU Management. She is also a member of the Indian Association of Physiotherapy. Her interest areas are Geriatric Care, Dementia, and Mental Health.

Mr. Animesh Ankuria, Technical Assistant

Mr. Ankuria has a year of research experience on “Studies on Design and General Features of Traditional Trawl Nets Operated from Kakdwip Port, West Bengal”. He has done his B.F.Sc. in Fisheries Sciences.

EXPERT COMMITTEE

Mr. Amit Saraogi

MD, Anmol Feed - Industry Expert

Dr. Basanta Kumar Das

Director, CIFRI - Subject Expert

LABORATORIES

Fishery Science laboratory

CAREER PROSPECTS

After completing the course, graduates will have ample job opportunities in Government and Private sectors like Marine Product Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Fisheries Survey of India (FSI), NIO, WHO or in Institutions, Banks, Fishing/Oceans and in Foreign Countries. Students can also apply for Research Projects or pursue higher studies in Master of Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc). Aspirants can go for entrepreneurship in their own fisheries-aquaculture business. Some of the top companies are, The Waterbase Ltd. Avanti Feeds Ltd., Zeal Aqua, Kings Infra Ventures, Shantanu Sheorey Aqua Ltd., Siam Canadian Group Ltd., Redberry India Private Limited, Amigo Foods, Anand Exports.

 

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