About us

ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) is a leading Fisheries University having a distinguished heritage and has nurtured many illustrious scholars and leaders over the years. In over 50 years of existence, CIFE has emerged as a centre of excellence for higher education in fisheries and allied disciplines. The Institute was established on 6th June 1961, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India with assistance from FAO/UNDP. It came under the administrative control of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on 16th April 1979 and subsequently, the scope and mandate have been widened to include education, research and extension.

Recognizing the pivotal role played by CIFE in human resources development in fisheries, the institute was conferred the status of Deemed-to-be-University on 29th March 1989. Encouraged by the new status, the University grew by leaps and bounds. Building professional capabilities and competencies of more than 4000 State fisheries extension and development personnel since 1961, the emphasis has always been on quality education. Now CIFE is a knowledge powerhouse and a brand name in fisheries higher education.

From a modest beginning in 1961, CIFE is now located in a new campus with state-of-the-art facilities and is looking forward to the future with great optimism and excitement. As a leading university, CIFE seeks to innovate and adopt best practices in educational and research programmes that prepare students to be leaders in the respective domains. CIFE has created an ecosystem of teaching and research excellence making it a preferred destination of students. The breadth of disciplines and collaboration among constituent institutions give unparallel opportunity to students to cross departmental boundaries and explore different horizons.


  • Mandate

    CIFE envisions being a world-class organisation providing leadership in Fisheries education and research especially in the Asia-Pacific region with professionalism and excellence as its core values.
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  • Administration

    The Institute is a constituent unit of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, which is a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860).
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  • Our Campus

    The University has two campuses one at Yaari Road and another close by at Seven Bungalows, in Mumbai. The new Yaari road campus . . .
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  • History

    The establishment of Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) in 1961 marked the beginning of fisheries education in a more focused and an organized manner in India.
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  • Honours & Awards

    CIFE 's significant contributions in research by scientists as well as by students recieved number of honors and awards.
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  • Contact Us

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