Academic Programs / Disciplines

ICAR-CIFE offers two years Masters (Masters in Fisheries Science) and three years Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in as many as eleven specialised disciplines of fisheries sciences, perhaps one of its kinds in the world. Since its recognition as Deemed to be University in 1989, under Section 3 of University Grants Commission Act, 1953, CIFE offers its own degrees.

At present, the University is organized into six major functional Divisions / Departments each of which offers one or two Masters and Doctoral programs in related Disciplines as detailed below.

Courses Offered and Syllabus

The Institute offers M. F. Sc. and Ph. D. courses in following disciplines covering various aspects of specializations as follows:

Aquaculture Division

  1. MFSc in Aquaculture (AQC) Download Syllabus
  2. PhD in Aquaculture (AQC) Download Syllabus

Fisheries Resources, Harvest & Post-Harvest Division

  1. MFSc in Fisheries Resources Management (FRM) Download Syllabus
  2. MFSc in Post-Harvest Technology (PHT) Download Syllabus
  3. PhD in Fisheries Resources Management (FRM) Download Syllabus
  4. PhD in Post-Harvest Technology (PHT) Download Syllabus

Aquatic Environment and Health Management Division

  1. MFSc Aquatic Environment Management (AEM) Download Syllabus
  2. MFSc in Aquatic Animal Health (AAH)Download Syllabus
  3. PhD Aquatic Environment Management (AEM) Download Syllabus
  4. PhD in Aquatic Animal Health (AAH) Download Syllabus

Fish Nutrition, Biochemistry and Physiology Division

  1. MFSc in Fish Biochemistry & Physiology (FPB) Download Syllabus
  2. PhD in Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology (FNT) Download Syllabus
  3. PhD in Fish Biochemistry & Physiology (FPB) Download Syllabus
  4. MFSc in Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology (FNT) Download Syllabus
  5. MFSc in Fish Biochemistry & Physiology (FPB) Download Syllabus
  6. PhD in Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology (FNT) Download Syllabus
  7. PhD in Fish Biochemistry & Physiology (FPB) Download Syllabus

Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division

  1. MFSc in Fish Genetics & Breeding (FGB) Download Syllabus
  2. MFsc in Fish Biotechnology (FBT)Download Syllabus
  3. PhD in Fish Genetics & Breeding (FGB) Download Syllabus
  4. PhD in Fish Biotechnology (FBT) Download Syllabus

Fisheries Economics, Extension and Statistics Division

  1. MFSc in Fisheries Extension (FEX) Download Syllabus
  2. MFSc in Fisheries Economics (FEC) Download Syllabus
  3. PhD in Fisheries Extension (FEX) Download Syllabus
  4. PhD in Fisheries Economics (FEC) Download Syllabus

Post-graduate Programs offered by CIFE, Mumbai

a) Diploma in Fisheries Science

CIFE made its beginning in 1961 as a Centre catering to the training needs of the Fisheries Sector. A two-year Diploma in Fisheries Science was offered at CIFE from 1961 to 1999. A total of 992 Indian & 40 foreign students have availed this course till 1999 after which this Diploma has been withdrawn. The program was subsequently recast into more specialized Masters' programs.

b) M. Sc.

After the Deemed University status was conferred on CIFE in 1989, two M.Sc. programmes namely Fisheries Management and Inland Fisheires Administrative and Management were started. In 1994 another programme in Mariculture was initiated at CMFRI, Kochi

c) M.F.Sc.

In 1995, the Post graduate degree was termed as M.F.Sc. and programmes were renamed as Fisheries Resource Management, Inland Aquaculture and Mariculture. In 1998, two new programmes, Post-Harvest Technology at CIFT and Freshwater Aquaculture at CIFA were initiated. Thereafter new courses were added based on the need of fisheries sector.

Post-graduate degree programmes in three new disciplines were commenced in the Academic Year 2001. These are Fish Genetics & Biotechnology (FGB), Fish Pathology & Microbiology (FPM) and Fish Nutrition & Biochemistry (FNB) with 5 seats each.