Bachelor of Fisheries Science

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Course Offered Duration (in Years) Eligibility
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.

Fishing in India is a major industry employing 14.5 million people. India ranks second in aquaculture and third in fisheries production. Fisheries contributes to 1.07% of the Total GDP of India. West Bengal is a major fish producing state of India with highest per capita consumption. Fisheries are next to agriculture in terms of providing employment and food supply.

The Neotia University (TNU) offers ICAR guided Bachelor of Fisheries Science course. 60-acre campus with several ponds in TNU provide students with practical training, research and development opportunities. The course curriculum, laboratories, equipment and practical manuals is as prescribed by ICAR. As part of the curriculum, students field visit includes, coastal areas through fishing vessels, sampling in rivers and reservoirs or estuaries, aqua farms, hatcheries and fish processing plants. Final year students complete their internships and training programme in READY (Rural and Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana); Fish Processing or in Aquaculture.

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Career Prospects

The employment opportunities for B. F. Sc. graduates are available in the government as well as private sector. In the government sector, more opportunities are available like Assistant Directors, Assistant Fisheries Development Officer (AFDO)/Fisheries Extension Officer (FEO) and Fisheries Development Officer (FDO). In State Fisheries Development Corporations and co-operated

societies, have different posts available as, Managers, Project Officers, Production Manager, Farm Manager, Fisheries Officers and more. In Fish Farmers Development Agency (FFDA) and Brackish water Farmers Development Agency (BFDA), opportunities are Executive Officers in respective states. In nationalized as well as private banks, different posts are available like Manager, Assistant Development Officer, Rural Development Officer, Field Extension Officer and Agriculture Field Officer. Fisheries graduates can also get job in central agencies like as Aquaculture Assistants, Lab Assistant, Technical Officers in Marine Product Export Development Authority (MPEDA) Export Inspection Agency (EIA), Coastal Aquaculture Authority of India (CAA), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and as Technical Officers in Fisheries Survey of India (FSI), National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Indian National Centre for Ocean and Information Services (INCOIS). Graduates can apply for Research Projects or pursue higher studies in Master of Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc). Fisheries graduates can also start their own enterprise as an entrepreneur like aquarium business, aqua-Shoppe, fish breeding center, shrimp farming, fish farming, cage culture, fish processing, fish drying, packing, cold storage, cold chain enterprise or may involve in export-import activity in national as well international market.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • One student of B.F.Sc. (2019- 2020 batch) participated in poster representation in national seminar on the effect of corona virus in fishery sector.
  • Students received the IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship for two months in Amity University, Noida in 2020.

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Course Structure

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semester 4
  • Semester 5
  • Semester 6
  • Semester 7
  • Semester 8

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

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