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Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam

About Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam


Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University commonly known as TNFU is a 20th-century university established in 2012 situated in Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu, India under Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Act, 2012. The college formerly known as Tamilnadu Fisheries University was then renamed after the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. J. Jayalalithaa. The college has a number of Institutes/ para-professional institutes operating under it, namely Fisheries College and Research Institute, Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, College of Fisheries Engineering, TNFU Business School (Fisheries), College of Fish Nutrition & Food Technology, Madhavaram Milk Colony, and Para-professional Institute of Fishing Technology.

TNFU offers various professional/vocational degree programmes in Fisheries Science such as Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc.), B.Tech. (Fisheries Engineering), B.Tech. (Energy & Environmental Engineering), B.Tech. (Biotechnology), B.B.A. (Fisheries Business Management), B.Tech. (Food Technology), B.Voc. (Industrial Fish Processing Technology), B.Voc. (Industrial Aquaculture), B.Voc. (Industrial Fishing Technology), B.Voc. (Aquatic Animal Health Management), M.B.A. (Fisheries Enterprises Management), Master of Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc.) and Ph.D. in Fisheries Science. Besides, various Directorates and Centres are functioning under the TNFU, to carry out Fisheries and Aquaculture Research and Extension activities across the state.

The university is providing financial support to the students in the form of scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Students' amenities such as gymnasiums, indoor and outdoor game facilities, hostels and many other student-friendly facilities such as computer, internet and e-learning facilities and student placement cells are available in university colleges to promote students' interests in acquiring knowledge on various aspects of fisheries science as well as in finding a right placement for them. Some highlights of the college are given below.

Highlights of Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University
Year of Establishment 2012
Founder (Late) Dr. J.Jayalalitha
Location Tamil Nadu, India
Accreditation ICAR
Recognition UGC
2020 Fees Structure TNFJU fee structure
2020 Admission TNFJU admission
Infrastructure Facilities Auditorium, hostel, transport, library
TNFJU Address TAMIL NADU Dr. J. JAYALALITHAA FISHERIES UNIVERSITYThe Registrar, Vetter River View Campus, Nagapattinam – 611 002.
TNFJU Placement Private and government sector
TNFJU Contact Number 04365- 240558
Programs Offered UG, PG, Ph.D
Website www.tnjfu.ac.in
Email [email protected]

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Quick Links:

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Programs Offered:

The college offers several undergraduate, postgraduate research and vocational programs for prospective students to apply to.

UG Program

Course Specialization
B.F.Sc.
  • Bachelor of Fisheries Science
B.Tech
  • Fisheries Engineering
  • Energy & Environmental Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Technology
B.B.A.
  • Fisheries Business Management
B.Voc.
  • Industrial Fish Processing Technology
  • Industrial Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Animal Health Management
  • Industrial Fishing Technology

PG Program

Course Specialization
M.F.Sc.
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Aquatic Environment Management
  • Fisheries Economics
  • Fisheries Engineering & Technology
  • Fisheries Extension
  • Fish Processing Technology
  • Fisheries Resource Management
  • Fish Quality Assurance & Management
  • Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology
  • Fish Genetics and Breeding
  • Fish Biotechnology
  • Fish Pharmacology & Toxicology
M.Tech
  • Aquaculture Engineering
  • Fish Process Engineering
MBA
  • Fisheries Enterprises Management

Research Program

Course Specialization
Ph.D
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Aquatic Environment Management
  • Fisheries Economics
  • Fisheries Engineering & Technology
  • Fisheries Extension
  • Fish Processing Technology
  • Fisheries Resource Management
  • Fish Quality Assurance & Management
  • Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology
  • Fish Genetics and Breeding
  • Fish Biotechnology
  • Fish Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Life Sciences

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Campus:

The university offers various courses in the discipline of fishery and management in fisheries under a number of campuses/colleges operating under it.

Course Campus Name
UG
  • Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi
  • Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri,
  • Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thalainayeru,
  • College of Fisheries Engineering, Vetter River View Campus, Nagapattinam
  • Institute of Fisheries Biotechnology, Vaniyanchavadi,
  • TNFU Business School (Fisheries), Vaniyanchavadi,
  • College of Fish Nutrition and Food Technology, Madhavaram
  • Paraprofessional Institute of Fisheries Technology, Royapuram,
  • Paraprofessional Institute of Aquaculture Technology, Muttukadu,
  • Paraprofessional Institute of Fishing Technology, Mandapam
PG
  • Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi
  • Dr. MGR Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri (Near Chennai), Thiruvallur District.
  • Institute of Fisheries Postgraduate Studies, OMR Campus, Vaniyanchavadi, Chennai
  • College of Fisheries Engineering, Nagapattinam
MBA
  • TNFU Business School (Fisheries)

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Infrastructure:

The college provides ambient facilities for the students during their time in college in order to set the environment for pleasant learning. The infrastructure provided by the college includes laboratories, library, transport, hostel, auditorium, cafeteria etc. The college library has a number of titles and references for the student's reference, apart from these there are a number of national and international journals, publications, magazines, articles and many more. TNFU provides separate laboratories for each and every department giving equal practical exposure to the students. Transportation facilities are available at the college which is really helpful for the students not residing inside the campus. Staff working at the college can also use the transportation facility present. Hostel facilities are available for both boys and girls with all the basic amenities present. Separate hostels are situated for boys and girls inside the college premises itself. The college has a huge auditorium for conducting cultural programs1, conferences, guest lectures seminars etc. The canteen present on the campus provides delicious meals in a hygienic manner. Food in the canteen is available in a reasonable price range.  

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Placement:

The college has a dedicated placement and training cell which helps its students endeavour into the respective industry. So far 940 B.F.Sc., and 20 B.Tech. (Fisheries Engineering) graduates have successfully graduated from this university. Graduates are well-positioned in various federal, state universities and private sectors. Many of them have become major entrepreneurs and provide job opportunities for a relatively large number of people.

Streams related to the program for employment include,

  • Higher Studies
  • Others
  • State Fisheries Department
  • Tamil Nadu Administration Service
  • State Agricultural Universities
  • ICAR Institutes
  • Foreign Countries
  • Bank/Public Sector
  • Private Sector
  • Self-employment/Entrepreneur
  • Aqua Farming
  • Hatchery
  • Feed Manufacturing & Marketing
  • Seafood Processing & Export
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Organized Seafood Retailing
  • Ornamental Breeding, Farming, Trading & Export
  • Fishing Gear & Craft Units
  • Laboratory Services

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Scholarship:

The university aids the underprivileged and meritorious students with a number of scholarship and fellowship programs such as,

UG Scholarship

  • First Graduate Tuition Fee Concession
  • SC/ST Welfare and Backward Class scholarships
  • Scholarships are given by Govt. of India
  • Government of Tamil Nadu and Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • Pattukottai Azhagiri Endowment scholarships are available for deserving candidates.

PG Scholarship

  • TNFU Stipend All students admitted to M.F.Sc. / Ph.D. courses and do not avail any scholarship are eligible to avail University Stipend of Rs. 4,000/- (Rupees four thousand only) per month for M.F.Sc. and Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees five thousand only) per month for Ph.D. courses.
  • Fellowship in Research Schemes Students of PG and Ph.D. programmes of Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University can work as JRF / SRF in externally funded research schemes / Industry sponsored schemes according to their field of specialization.
  • Other Government Scholarship
    • Adi-Dravidar Welfare Scholarship
    • Backward Class Scholarship

 

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Fee Structure:

TNFU has laid out a detailed fee structure for the reference of the students for the fee distribution. The candidates can refer to the below-mentioned fee structure and in case of any queries, they can contact the college management. This fee structure is subjected to change at any time by the college management.

  • Fees for B.F.Sc. & B.Tech. (Fish Engineering) degree courses:
B.F.Sc. & B.Tech. (Fish Engineering) degree courses
Particulars I Semester II, IV, VI Semester III, V, VII Semester VIII Semester
Tuition Fees 4000 4000 4000 4000
Examination Fees Internal / Practical 2000 2000 2000 2000
Final Examination 1000 1000 1000 -
Special Fees. College Magazine 200 200 200 -
University Calendar 100 - 100 -
Library Fees 250 250 250 -
Sports, Games charges 250 250 250 -
Computer charges 250 250 250 -
Laboratory contingency fund 500 500 500 -
Registration, enrolment fees 100 - - -
Admission fees 100 - - -
Syllabus 100 - - -
Identity Card 100 - - -
Career Counselling charges 100 100 100 200
Transport charges 250 250 100 250
Day Scholar amenity 100 - 100 -
Lab Fund 500 500 500 -
Students Association 250 250 250 250
University Journal subscription 100 100 100 100
Alumni Association 100 - 100 -
Student accident medical relief fund 200 - 200 -
Certificate Verification charges 100 - - -
Transcript card/ Degree Certificate charges 500 - - -
Co-operative society fees: (Membership fee Rs. 10/-, Share Capital Rs.15/- & Trade Deposit Rs.100/-) 125 - - -
Library Caution Deposit 300 - - -
Blazer Charges 3000 - - -
Lodging Fees (for Hostellers) 1000 1000 1000 1000
Total 15575 10650 11000 7800
  • Fees for MBA: 
MBA Program
Particulars I Semester II Semester III Semester IV Semester
Self-supporting Fees 40000 40000 40000 40000
Tuition Fees 5000 5000 5000 5000
Examination Fees 4000 4000 4000 4000
College Magazine 200 200 200 200
University Calendar 100 - 100 -
Library Fees 500 500 500 500
Sports, Games charges 250 250 250 250
Computer charges 500 500 500 500
Contingency fund 1000 1000 1000 1000
Registration & Enrolment fees 300 - - -
Admission fees 300 - - -
Syllabus 100 - - -
Identity Card 100 - - -
Transport charges 250 - 250 -
Day Scholar amenity 250 - 250 -
Students Association 250 - 250 -
Journal subscription 1000 - 1000 -
Alumni Association 100 - 100 -
Personal accident insurance fee 200 - 200 -
Transcript Card/ Degree Certificate charges 400 - - -
Co-operative Society fees: (Membership fee Rs. 10/-, Share Capital Rs.15/- & Trade Deposit Rs.100/-) 125 - - -
Exposure Visit 2000 2000 2000 2000
Library Caution Deposit 500 - - -
Total 57,425 53,450 551,000 52,950

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Collaboration:

TNFU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding/ Co-operate project agreement with various international/ national universities and fisheries industries to carry out collaborative field-level research by staff and students.

MoU with International Universities:

  • Auburn University (AU), USA
  • University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain
  • James Cook University (JCU), Australia
  • Curtin University (CU), Australia
  • The University of Arizona (UA), USA
  • Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Nepal
  • Hawassa University (HU), Ethiopia
  • Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China
  • Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Ghent University (GU), Belgium
  • Guangdong Ocean University (GDOU), China
  • University of Porto (UP), Portugal

MoU with National Universities/ Institutions:

  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore
  • ICAR - Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi
  • ICAR - Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR), Uttarakhand
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
  •  National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad · ICAR - Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai
  • ICAR - Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai
  • National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad
  • National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai
  • ICAR – National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Bhubaneswar
  • ICAR–Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI), Port Blair
  • ICAR–Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana
  • SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur
  • Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi
  • Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET), Chennai

MoU with Aqua Industries

  • M/s. NAAF Aqua Farm Private Limited, Kolathur
  • M/s. Kemin Industries South Asia Private Ltd, Chennai
  • M/s. Yadvi Fish Farms, Vellore
  • M/s. Raj Industries, Chennai
  • M/s. LIPTOSA, Spain
  • M/s. Sri Vari Agency, Ponneri, Thiruvallur District
  • M/s. Nandhini Fish Farm, Thanjavur
  • M/s. Certitude Farms, Vettaikaran Iruppu, Nagapattinam
  • M/s. Sea6 Energy, Bangalore
  • M/s. Seribu Biosystems SDN. BHD, Malaysia
  • M/s. Jayashri Hatchery, Chennai
  • M/s. AlgalR Nutra Pharms Private Limited, Thanjavur
  • M/s. CPF (India) Private Limited, Chennai
  • M/s. Matha Ice Plant and Boat Yard, Nagapattinam
  • M/s. Zion Marine, Chennai
  • M/s. Vishalakshi Marine Farms, Nagapattinam
  • M/s. P.S. Steel Boat Works, Nagapattinam
  • M/s. Caprienzymes Technology Private Limited, Chennai
  • M/s. Kaushalya Aqua Marine Product Exports Private Limited, Chennai
  • M/s. Abad Overseas Private Limited, Chennai
  • M/s. Royal Marine Impex Private Limited, Kavu Yerravaripalem, Andhra Pradesh
  • M/s. Dhanvantari Nano Ayushadi Private Limited, Chennai
  • M/s. Chitra Devi, Ponneri
  • M/s. BASF New Business GmbH, Germany
  • M/s. Bharath Rhino Biotech, Thanjavur
  • M/s. Kings Infra Ventures Limited, Cochin
  • M/s. Vels Natural Fibres, Tuticorin
  • M/s. Ew Nutrition, Germany

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Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure


Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Eligibility Criteria:

TNFU has a detailed explanation on the eligibility for the UG, PG and research programs for the candidates referenced who are interested to apply. 

Course Eligibility
UG
  • Candidates should have passed in the Higher Secondary Course in 10+2 in a state board/ CBSE/ any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto with a minimum of 50% marks
PG
  • Entrance Examination will be conducted discipline wise to fill the seats. According to the merit, seats will be filled with Tamil Nadu candidates. 
  • Candidates with an OGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 under the trimester system or 6.5 out of 10.0 under the semester system or 65 percent under the semester system or 65% aggregate in the Master’s degree alone are eligible to apply for admission to a Ph.D. degree course in Fisheries Science. A minimum pass is sufficient for SC / ST candidates 
  • Candidates with four years B.F.Sc. and M.F.Sc. degree in the concerned field of specialization (as given in the table below) from a State Agricultural University or Central University recognized by the ICAR shall alone be eligible to apply. 
  • Candidates who have graduated in one discipline at the masters' level can apply for admission to the same or closely related disciplines as given below.
MBA
  • Candidates who have appeared for the final examination of any Undergraduate Course of a UGC recognized University including Deemed University under any stream and awaiting results. 
  •  Candidates who have passed the final examination of any Undergraduate Course of any UGC recognized University under any stream viz., Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries and Medicine etc.,
Ph.D
  • The candidates should have a Master’s Degree from a recognized university in a relevant stream.

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Admission:

The candidates willing to apply to TNFU can follow the procedure below for applying to the college. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria shall be selected on the basis of merit for admission to UG Courses. For Admission to M.Tech, M.F.Sc and Ph.D., a separate Entrance Exam shall be conducted by the University. Eligible candidates shall be called for counselling according to their rank.

 Required Documents:

  • HSC/CBSE/other equivalent mark sheet
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Transfer Certificate 4. Community Certificate (For OC candidates, community certificate is not required)
  • Certificates for Special categories
  • Nativity Certificate
  • First Graduate Certificate, if required and Joint declaration form provided in the prospectus.

Courses and Fees Structure of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam

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Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Engineering [BE]  4 year(s), Full Time

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Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time
Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Fisheries Science [B.F.Sc]  4 year(s), Full Time
Master of Fisheries Science [M.F.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time
Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam Medical Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation


The college is approved by ICAR.

Hostel Details


Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University Hostel:

Hostels for the students are available on each campus and the messes are run on a dividing system. The students will be accommodated in the hostels to the extent possible, subject to availability. A sum of Rs. 10,000/- will be collected as a hostel deposit (Refundable)

  • The university has provided two hostels for the students, one for the boys and girls
  • The boy's hostel is located on the main campus
  • Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Facilities at hostel provides mess facilities too
  • Indoor sports facilities are provided with the hostels
  • The ladies hostel is located at the staff quarters campus
  • Both the hostels have separate hostels for UG and PG students with all infrastructure facilities
  • There boys hostel can accommodate 106 students and the girl's hostel can accommodate 83 students

Facilities


Library
Computer labs
Laboratory
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Hostel
Transport
Sports

Contact Details and Location


Address : Tamil Nadu Dr.J.Jayalalithaa Fisheries University (TNJFU), First Line Beach Road, Nagapattinam – 611001
Website : http://tnfu.ac.in/

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