• Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean studies (KUFOS) is an autonomous public funded-institution established on 20th November 2010. KUFOS is the first fisheries university in the country. The headquarters of KUFOS with its enchanting blue building stands in harmony with the greenery at Panangad, 12 km away from Kochi city, along NH-47. It provides high quality instructional programmes in fisheries, ocean sciences and allied subjects. The University now has 75 acres in the headquarters at Panangad, 50 acres at Fisheries station, Puduveypu and 10 acres at Thiruvallom near Vizhinjam. With a view to producing technocrats of high calibre, we provide highly qualified faculty, full fledged infrastructure facility and good linkages with reputed national and international institutes The academic excellence is intended to be attained by undertaking graduate and post graduate teaching and research programmes in emerging disciplines of fisheries science .With a view to meeting the requirement of state and national priorities, we are introducing specialized courses in the needy areas thereby creating professionals and experts. Results of research emerging from various disciplines leading to successful technologies need to be disseminated to the endusers at the grass root level.