Staff Reporter

G.A. Bushra Shabnam, also student of FCRI, ranked third in the national-level examination

Tuticorin: Raju Baitha, an undergraduate student of Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI), Tuticorin, a constituent of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), who hails from Bihar, has ranked first in the All India Entrance Examination in Agriculture and Allied Sciences organised by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

It was a defining moment for the faculty members of FCRI since the boy had brought laurels to the institution.

He was a final year student in the discipline of B. FSc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science).

He has emerged successful in the first sitting of the examination held on April 18, 2010.

Following the successful results, he was privileged to pursue his higher education with stipend under Junior Research Fellowship in the leading institutions in the country.

With a sense of jubilation, the top performer said that “I dedicate this achievement to my parents and the distinguished staff. I wish to continue my post-graduate studies in Fish Pathology and Microbiology at Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Deemed University under ICAR, Mumbai. I will also be proud if I can share this piece of information with Chief Minister of Bihar, Nithish Kumar, who is keen to raise the standards of fisheries sector through the Ministry of Agriculture in Bihar.”

Similarly, G.A. Bushra Shabnam, a resident of Tuticorin and a student of the same discipline of FCRI, was ranked third in the examination at the national-level.

She too expressed her intentions to pursue post-graduation.

“The faculty members of FCRI helped me in guiding to acquire basic skills of the exam. I wish to be a scientist to carry out research programmes. The fish farmers need more information and awareness about their own potentiality and I expect developments in the fisheries field. Hence I have chosen this course of studies,” she said.