Gangan Prathap, Vice-Chancellor, Cochin University of Science and Technology(CUSAT), inaugurated the M.Phil. programme in fisheries science offered by the School of Industrial Fisheries in Kochi on October 17.

The duration of the programme is one year.

Students will learn the general course during the first six months. In the next six months, the focus will be on the field of specialisation.

There are 10 seats for the programme.


Qualification required for the course is M.Sc. in industrial fisheries, marine biology, zoology or life science with at least 50 per cent marks.

Selection will be based on the basis of marks scored in the postgraduate examination. N. Chandramohan Kumar, Registrar, CUSAT, presided over the inaugural meet.

K. Gopakumar, former Deputy Director General of Indian Council for Agricultural Research; K. Mohankumar, Dean, Faculty of Marine Sciences, CUSAT; M. Shahul Hameed, former director of School of Industrial Fisheries; and Edwin Joseph, president, Industrial Fisheries alumni, spoke.

Saleena Mathew, Director, School of Industrial Fisheries, welcomed the gathering.

B. Madhusoodana Kurup, professor of the School of Industrial Fisheries proposed a vote of thanks.