CIFE Celebrates 51st Foundation Day

CIFE Celebrates 51st Foundation Day


Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, an apex organization in the field of fisheries education organized the 51st Foundation Day on June 6, 2012.   This Institute has the distinction of being the first fisheries university in India and offers masters and doctoral programmes in eleven disciplines of fisheries science.  The Institute has played a pivotal role in brining blue revolution in the country and also catering to the needs of  Asian and Afro-Asian Countries for fisheries education and research.

The function was inaugurated by Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi who is a noted agricultural scientist.  He advocated for innovations and farmers friendly technologies for enhancing productivity and sustainability.  He emphasized on quality human resources through improved agricultural education and research programmes.  He lauded the organization and its leadership for the modern infrastructure and quality of teaching standard and the students.

Dr. Rajan Welukar, Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University  who was the guest of honour stressed the use of ICT in higher education and inspired the students to compete globally and bring a change in perception and delivery through advanced knowledge and innovations.

Dr. K. Venkatesham,   IPS, CEO, Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana, Mumbai emphasized on `dream big to achieve big’ and  to take CIFE to newer heights.

Dr. W. S. Lakra, Director and Vice-Chancellor of CIFE while welcoming the guests highlighted the achievements of the institute in the field of saline aquaculture, genetics, pathology, cage culture, radio-ecology etc. His vision envisaged to make the Institute a world-class organization.  During this programme several Scientists, Staff and Students were awarded for their excellence in education and research.