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CIFNET 2020 Entrance cancelled, admission criteria changed

Published on : 07-Jul-2020 Powered by

Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET) offers a unique 4 year Bachelor of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) programme at its Kochi campus, the admission to which is generally through a Common Entrance Test, which, for 2020, has been cancelled (was earlier scheduled to be conducted on 13 June 2020). The admissions shall now be granted based on academic merit alone.

Revised dates & selection criteria

Last date to apply (extended) : 30 July 2020 (initial closing date was 15 May 2020 which was earlier extended till 3 July)

Date of CIFNET entrance test : Not applicable since admission in 2020 shall be on the basis of academic merit only.

About the course : The B.F.Sc.(N.S.) course offered by CIFNET is a 4 year (8 Semester) programme mainly concerned with study of fish capturing techniques, nautical science and operation of fishing vessels.  This programme has an exhaustive curriculum designed to provide profound practical knowledge on various aspects of the fishing and nautical sciences.  This Degree course is affiliated to CUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology), Kochi

This 4 year professional degree programme will be producing a new generation of experts in the fishing field who will be able to take up any challenges in the operation of fishing vessels and related research and academic spheres with confidence. 

The candidate who successfully pass this degree and the basic modular courses with required sea experience are exempted from all written papers and directly (without Post Sea courses) appear for the Mate Fishing Vessel oral examination leading to the issuance of Certificate of competency as Mate of a fishing vessel.

Candidates with PCM group will be directly eligible for GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) after BFSc(NS) degree. GMDSS is an internationally agreed-upon set of safety procedures, types of equipment, and communication protocols used to increase safety and make it easier to rescue distressed ships, boats and aircraft.

NRI candidates - Sponsorship by Non-resident India is only essential. If more candidates apply in this category, the selection will be on the basis of academic merit and performance in the interview

Foreign National candidates need Sponsorship of a foreign organisation.


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