Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies ( KUFOS ) is
an autonomous public funded institution established on 20th
November 2010, and governed by the Kerala University of Fisheries
and Ocean Studies Act, 2010 passed by the Kerala Law ( Legislation 1 )
Department vide Notification No. 19540 / Leg.1 / 2010/Law dated 28 th
January 2011. This is the first
His Excellency the Governor of Kerala is the Chancellor and the Hon.Minister for Fisheries is the Pro-Chancellor of the University. The supreme authority of the University is the Senate and the chief executive body is the Governing Council. The Vice- Chancellor is the principal executive who is assisted by the Pro-Vice chancellor, Registrar, Finance Officer, Deans of Faculties, Controller of examination, Director of Research, Director of Extension, Directors of Schools and Heads of Departments.
AS PER KUFOS ACT 2010
Campuses of KUFOS
The campus of College of Fisheries,Panangad(eastern and western,Around
study of Fisheries Science has got vast opportunities in Aquaculture,
artificial breeding, fish culture and also in exploiting the immense fishery
resources. Teaching is carried out at the Panangad campus of the University.
University has world renowned, eminent teacher scientists, full-fledged
laboratories, fish hatcheries, farms, library and computer lab. National
Service Scheme, NCC ( Naval Wing ) , Placemnt Cell and the Parent Teacher
Association take care of the extra-curricular activities of the students.
Ample facilities are there for sports and games. Hostel facility is available
for both boys and girls.
In the academic year 2011-2012, the University offers Under graduate ( B.F.Sc.), Post-graduate( M.F.Sc.) and Doctoral (Ph.D. ) programmes in Fisheries Science under the Faculty of Fisheries. The courses under the Faculty of Fisheries are offered in full compliance with the ICAR pattern. Postgraduate programmes are offered in four disciplines and Doctoral programmes in three disciplines. There are 50 seats for the B.F.Sc. programme out of which 31 seats are open. Seven seats are allotted to ICAR candidates and six reserved for children of fishermen. Out of the 14 seats for the M.F.Sc. programme, 4 seats are allotted to ICAR candidates.
In the academic year 2012-2013, the University started Post graduate courses in Physical Oceanography & Ocean Modelling (M.Sc.-PO & OM), Biological Oceanography & Bio-Diversity (M.Sc.-BO & BD) and MBA.
Research projects sponsored by various funding agencies such as ICAR,
NATP, DBT, KSCSTE, DST etc. in the fields of fish processing, value addition,
Marine Biotechnology, Fish toxicology, ornamental fish breeding &
rearing, fish disease and health management, fresh water prawn breeding
& biodiversity, Physical oceanography and marine meteorology are being
carried out in the University.
The students undergo training / work experience at the research
stations located at Puduvype and Kumarakom.