Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi


Fisheries College came into existence in the year 1977 at the city of Tuticorin as a constituent unit of the state of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and later it was brought under the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from the year 1989 on the 20th of September. In the year 1990, the institute was renamed as  Fisheries College and Research Institute, with its primary mandate for offering graduates with the best education in fisheries science with a view to meet the requirements of fisheries sector.

Courses offered:

Fisheries College and Research Institute offers the following courses:

Four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries called as B.F. Sc

Two-Year Master’s Degree in Fisheries Science with specialization in

o Fish processing technology

o Fisheries engineering

o Fishing technology

o Fisheries extension

o Fisheries environment

o Fisheries Economics

o Fisheries Biotechnology

o Fisheries biology and capture fisheries

o Aquaculture

Doctor of Philosophy in

o Fish Processing Technology

o Fisheries Economics

o Fisheries Biology and Capture Fisheries

o Aquaculture

Departments functioning under Fisheries College and Research Institute:

For offering the best education in fishery sciences, the following departments are functioning under Fisheries College and Research Institute:

Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering

Fisheries Extension

Fisheries Environment

Fisheries Economics and Statistics

Fisheries Biology and Resource Management

Fish Processing Technology


Infrastructural facilities at the institute:

Fisheries College and Research Institute has two campuses namely main campus spread over an area of 24 ha and this campus is located at the Harbor Byd-bass road and another campus is called harbor complex, which is in the north beach road. In both these campuses, the institute has the best infrastructural facilities and the facilities are classified under three categories namely teaching facilities, research facilities and other facilities. The list of facilities offered under each of these categories is given below:

Teaching facilities:




UG/PG Classroom blocks

Research Facilities:

Video lab

Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer

GPS System

ELISA Reader

Shimadzu HPLC

Epifluroscent microscope

Fish deboner

Fish farms

Fishing boats

Other facilities:

Play ground


Staff quarters

Boys and girls hostels

Trainings offered by the institute:

Fisheries College and Research Institute has so far organizations about 170 off campus and on campus programmes in different trades of fisheries like preparation of value-added fisher products, hygienic handling of fish and fishery products, freshwater prawn farming, ornamental fish culture, etc… for helping out fish processors, entrepreneurs, fishermen and fish farmers. Among the 4500 people who got training from the institution, 300 of them have started their fishery trade activities pertaining aquaculture, product manufacture and fish processing.

Contact Details:

Fisheries College and Research Institute



Tamil Nadu - 628 008




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13 Responses to “Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi”

  1. 13

    Can i study the course of fishing technology in distance education?????

  2. 12
    allwin valdharis:

    My sister study in 12 std maths biotechnology to join Fisheries course in Fisheries college and research institute at Tuticorin. When the application procedure starts.

  3. 11

    I need last year minimum cutoff for joining B.F.Sc.

  4. 10
    biren naik:

    sc scholarship

  5. 9

    sir unga clg la 1st year manavan deepak vaarathu ku oru murai sarakku adikiran athu ungaluku theriuma………
    then hostel la manavargaluku pothumana paathukappu illa athu ungaluku theriuma………

  6. 8

    i am interest in this course how to apply for it. and what is the scope of it and what kind of job opportunity i will get?

  7. 7

    i like to join in fcri when the application distribute were started

  8. 6

    My daughter is eager to join Fisheries course in Fisheries college and research institute at Tuticorin. When the application procedure starts.

  9. 5
    Mr Pyndiah:


    I saw on net that your college has trained some people in making samosas and other from fresh fish.

    My company is from abroad and i am interested in importing from your country all fish made such as samosas, fish ball etc.

    Can you put me in relation with any serious packer. EU approved is needed.

    thanking you

  10. 4

    i have 188 rank at icar exam can i select for this institudess

  11. 3

    i have 184 rank at icar exam can i select for this institudess

  12. 2

    Sir, I am kuppuraj . I trying to export fish to foreign countries. so How was packing fish and cuttle fish processing training centre in your institute. please inform above my e-mail address.
    Thanking you sir
    your faithfully
    kuppuraj T

  13. 1
    Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer:

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