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Department of Fisheries

Department of Fisheries

If you have a passion for aquatic life, sustainable fishing practices, and marine conservation, you’re in the right place. Our comprehensive program is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of fisheries science, preparing them for rewarding careers in the field.

At Phonics, we believe in a holistic approach to education, combining theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience. Our experienced faculty members are experts in their fields, dedicated to nurturing the next generation of fisheries professionals. Through a blend of classroom lectures, laboratory sessions, field visits, and industry internships, students gain practical skills and real-world insights.

Key Features of our B.Sc. (Fishery) Program:

  • Rigorous Curriculum: Our curriculum covers a wide range of subjects, including fish biology, aquaculture, fish nutrition, fisheries management, and aquatic ecology. Students delve into the complexities of aquatic ecosystems and learn about the sustainable management of fisheries resources.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our campus is equipped with modern laboratories, aquaculture ponds, and research facilities, providing students with ample opportunities for hands-on learning and experimentation.
  • Industry Exposure: We collaborate with leading fisheries organizations, government agencies, and research institutions to provide students with industry exposure and practical training. From fish hatcheries to marine research centers, students have the chance to explore various facets of the fisheries industry.
  • Research Opportunities: We encourage students to engage in research projects and independent studies, fostering their curiosity and critical thinking skills. Our faculty members mentor students throughout the research process, guiding them towards innovative discoveries and scholarly publications.
  • Career Guidance: Our dedicated placement cell assists students in securing internships and job placements in reputed fisheries organizations, aquaculture farms, government agencies, and environmental consulting firms. We also provide career counseling and guidance to help students pursue their passion in the field of fisheries.


  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our B.Sc. (Fishery) program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of subjects, including fish biology, aquaculture, fisheries management, and aquatic ecology. Students gain a deep understanding of the principles and practices essential for sustainable fisheries management.
  • Hands-on Learning: At Phonics, we emphasize hands-on learning experiences to complement theoretical knowledge. Students have access to modern laboratories, aquaculture ponds, and research facilities, where they engage in practical experiments and field studies under the guidance of experienced faculty members.
  • Industry Exposure: We facilitate industry exposure and practical training through collaborations with leading fisheries organizations, government agencies, and research institutions. Students have the opportunity to visit fish hatcheries, aquaculture farms, and marine research centers, gaining valuable insights into the workings of the fisheries industry.
  • Research Opportunities: Our faculty members are actively involved in research and encourage students to participate in research projects and independent studies. Through research opportunities, students develop critical thinking skills, contribute to scientific knowledge, and explore their interests in specialized areas of fisheries science.
  • Career Support: We provide dedicated career support services to help students explore job opportunities, secure internships, and embark on successful careers in the field of fisheries. Our placement cell assists students in resume building, interview preparation, and networking with industry professionals to enhance their employability.
  • Interdisciplinary Approach: The Department of Fisheries at Phonics promotes an interdisciplinary approach to learning, integrating concepts from biology, ecology, environmental science, and economics to address complex fisheries issues. Students develop a holistic understanding of aquatic ecosystems and learn to apply multidisciplinary approaches to fisheries management and conservation.
  • Alumni Network: Joining the Department of Fisheries at Phonics means becoming part of a vibrant alumni network of fisheries professionals. Our alumni are engaged in diverse career paths, spanning research, conservation, aquaculture, policy-making, and entrepreneurship, providing valuable mentorship and networking opportunities for current students.

Vision & Mission


“To be a premier center of excellence in fisheries education, research, and conservation, fostering innovation, sustainability, and leadership in the aquatic sciences.”


  • Educate: Our mission is to provide students with a comprehensive education in fisheries science, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values necessary for successful careers in the field.
  • Research: We are committed to conducting cutting-edge research in fisheries biology, aquaculture, and aquatic ecology, addressing pressing challenges and contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge and sustainable practices.
  • Conservation: We strive to promote the conservation and sustainable management of fisheries resources, advocating for responsible stewardship of aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity preservation.
  • Industry Collaboration: We aim to collaborate with fisheries organizations, government agencies, and industry partners to facilitate industry-relevant education, practical training, and research opportunities for our students.
  • Community Engagement: We endeavor to engage with local communities, stakeholders, and policymakers to raise awareness about fisheries issues, promote community-based conservation efforts, and contribute to the socio-economic development of coastal and inland fishing communities.
  • Innovation: We encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the fisheries sector, fostering a culture of creativity, problem-solving, and technological advancement to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the industry.
  • Global Perspective: We embrace a global perspective in fisheries education and research, fostering international collaborations, exchange programs, and partnerships to address transboundary fisheries issues and promote global sustainability initiatives.

Program Outcomes

  • Deep Understanding of Fisheries Science: Graduates will demonstrate a thorough understanding of fisheries biology, aquaculture, fisheries management, aquatic ecology, and related disciplines, enabling them to analyze and address complex fisheries issues.
  • Practical Skills: Graduates will possess practical skills in fish culture techniques, aquaculture management, fishery surveys, data analysis, and laboratory techniques, acquired through hands-on training and fieldwork experiences.
  • Sustainable Fisheries Management: Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to promote sustainable fisheries management practices, including stock assessment, habitat restoration, fishery regulations, and ecosystem-based approaches to conservation.
  • Research and Critical Thinking: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research, analyze data, and critically evaluate scientific literature in fisheries science, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Graduates will be effective communicators and collaborators, capable of presenting scientific findings, engaging with stakeholders, and working in multidisciplinary teams to address fisheries challenges and develop solutions.
  • Ethical and Professional Values: Graduates will adhere to high ethical standards and professional integrity in their work, demonstrating respect for the environment, ethical treatment of aquatic organisms, and commitment to sustainable practices in fisheries management and aquaculture.
  • Career Readiness: Graduates will be prepared for diverse career opportunities in the fisheries sector, including fisheries management, aquaculture production, research, conservation, consulting, policy-making, and entrepreneurship, and will possess the skills and confidence to succeed in their chosen field.
  • Lifelong Learning: Graduates will recognize the importance of lifelong learning and professional development, staying abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and research in fisheries science and contributing to the ongoing improvement of fisheries management practices worldwide.

Career Prospects

  • Fisheries Biologist: Graduates can pursue careers as fisheries biologists, conducting research on fish populations, habitats, and ecosystems to inform sustainable fisheries management practices. They may work for government agencies, research institutions, or environmental organizations.
  • Aquaculture Specialist: Graduates can work in aquaculture production facilities, hatcheries, or fish farms, overseeing the breeding, rearing, and harvest of aquatic species for food production, conservation, or ornamental purposes.
  • Fisheries Manager: Graduates can become fisheries managers, responsible for overseeing the sustainable management of fish stocks, implementing regulations, monitoring fishing activities, and conducting assessments to ensure the long-term health and productivity of fisheries resources.
  • Marine Conservationist: Graduates can work as marine conservationists, advocating for the protection and conservation of marine ecosystems, endangered species, and biodiversity. They may engage in habitat restoration, conservation planning, and environmental education initiatives.
  • Aquatic Ecologist: Graduates can pursue careers as aquatic ecologists, studying the interactions between organisms and their aquatic environments, assessing the impacts of human activities on aquatic ecosystems, and developing strategies for ecosystem restoration and conservation.
  • Environmental Consultant: Graduates can work as environmental consultants, providing expertise on fisheries-related issues to government agencies, private companies, or non-profit organizations. They may conduct environmental impact assessments, develop conservation plans, and advise on sustainable resource management practices.
  • Fisheries Extension Officer: Graduates can work as fisheries extension officers, providing technical assistance, training, and outreach to fishing communities, aquaculture farmers, and stakeholders. They may promote sustainable fishing practices, provide educational resources, and facilitate community-based conservation initiatives.
  • Entrepreneurship: Graduates can start their own businesses in the fisheries sector, such as aquaculture farms, fish processing facilities, seafood restaurants, or eco-tourism ventures. They may also develop innovative technologies or products to address fisheries challenges or market demand.

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