Career in Fisheries
Fisheries, is a team related with the capture of fisheries including inland and sea, aquaculture, gears, navigation, oceanography, aqua – rium management, breeding, processing, export and import of seafood, special products and by products, research and related activities.
The contribution of fisheries to the GDP is around 1.4% and GDP contribution of agriculture sector as a whole is at 4.6% Fish is the primary source of protein for over one billion people in the world. Fishing is also the main source of income for over 100 million people who are directly involved in fishing. In India, it is estimated that around 8 million people directly or indirectly depend on the fisheries sector. India is the fourth largest producer of fish in the world.
It is also the second larges producer of inland fish. Developments of brackish water and freshwater aquaculture have tremendous scope in India. Out of a total area available for culture only 30% of fresh water area and 10% of brackish water area is utilized.
Objective of Fisheries Education :
To make available the much needed technically competent extension personal for transfer of technology. To make available personnel to assist the research and development, & instructors to teach. To make available administrators to plan, develop & execute fisheries development plan. To create aquaculturist, farm manager, exporters, traders, breeders and modern fishermen’s, etc.
Admission to various branches of Fisheries Science at State Agricultural Universities :
To become a fisheries graduate one has to pass 4 Year degree from Fisheries College of State Agriculture Universities. For admission in B.F. Sc. ( Bachelor of Fisheries Science ) Course one can apply after 10 + 2 having PCB group. Admission is given as per merit of candidates and availability of seats. Special Quota for outside state candidates are allowed to the candidates who have passed entrance exam of ICAR and are getting – fellowship too.
Special reserved seats are there for Jammu & Kashmir, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. B.F. Sc. Involves courses such as Inland Aquaculture, Freshwater Aquaculture, Mariculture, Industrial Fisheries, Fish Processing and Post Harvest Technology, Environment, Ecology and Extension. Fourth Year Syllabus contains practical experience like on Sea cruise on Fishing Vessels for Data Collection & Fishing, in Processing Plants and on Aqua Farms.
After completion of B.F. Sc. Candidates can become M.F. Sc ( Master of Fisheries Science ). For taking admission in Central Institutes, one has to appear for All India Level Common Entrance Test conducted by ICAR, New Delhi.
Institutions working in the field of Fisheries
|Sl.No.||Name of the City / Centre||Centre Code|
Different Fisheries College under State Agriculture Universities in India :
|Program||AIPGDET III Eligibility Criteria||Day, Date & Time of AIPGDET III Entrance Test||Last Date of Submission of AIPGDET III Application Form||( a ) Price of Brochure|
( b ) Entrance Test Fee
|Centre for AIPGDET III Entrance Test|
|MDS||BDS|| 25th May, 2012 ( Friday );|
11.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
|24th May, 2012||( a ) 1500 /-|
( b ) 2000 /-
|Pimpri, Pune - 18|
Apart from these, institutes offering degree & higher education include ICAR open Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Trainers Training Centres at CIFA, CMFRI and CICFRI, state government introduced fisheries as a vocational course at 10+2, level with active assistance from NCERT in regard developing circular & books. Also some of coastal states have fisheries school at fishermen’s dominating villages.
Job Opportunities for Fisheries Graduates :
|1.||AIPGDET III Form Fee|| 1500 /- ( Add 250 /-, if required by post )|
DD Favoring “The Registrar, Dr. D. Y. Path Vidyapeeth”, Payable at Pune
|2.||Last date for submitting the application form to - Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune for All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Test III 2013 ( AIPGDET III 2013 )||Last Week of May, 2013|
|3.||Place where the AIPGDET III 2013 will be held||Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune – 411 018.|
|4.||Dispatch of admit cards to candidates who are considered provisionally eligible for AIPGDET III 2013.||At the time of submission of form or between 9.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. on the day of AIPGDET III 2012.|
|5.||Date & time of AIPGDET III 2013||Last Week of May, 2013|
|6.||Declaration of AIPGDET III Entrance Results||Last Week of May, 2013|
|7.||Schedule of AIPGDET III Entrance Counseling||Last Week of May, 2013|
|8.||Venue of AIPGDET III Entrance admission sessions||Padmashree. Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018.|