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CIFNET : BFSc (Nautical Science) Entrance Exam on 11 June

Published on : 12-May-2016 Powered by

Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET), erstwhile Central Institute of Fisheries Operatives (CIFO), was established in 1963 at Kochi to meet the trained manpower needs of ocean going fishing vessels and that of fishing industry, by the Govt. of India.  Subsequently two units of CIFNET were established, at Chennai, Visakhapatnam in 1968 and 1981 respectively, for meeting the additional requirement of manpower necessitated by the expansion of marine fishing industry with large number of fishing vessels in their fleet.  The name was later upgraded consistent with its functions as Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET).  CIFNET is the only national institute of its kind in the country to meet the training requirements of technical and certified personnel such as Skippers, Mates, Engineers, Engine Drivers of ocean going fishing vessels as stipulated in the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act. 1987.  CIFNET is also responsible for developing the required technical manpower for supporting shore establishments.


Course offered : 4 year Bachelor of Fishery Science (Nautical Science)


No. of seats : 20 (Plus 1 NRI seat and 1 Foreign National seat)


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 course will be converted into a Residential course in due course.


Last date to apply : 27 May 2016

Date of entrance exam : 11 June 2016

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