Established :1961

Director & Vice Chancellor : Dr. Ravishankar C N

ICAR-CIFE was established with the assistance of UNDP in 1961 to promote fisheries education in the country by training officials from state governments. It was initially under the administrative control of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India and subsequently transferred to ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) in 1979. The mandate of the Institute was widened to include higher fisheries education, research as well as extension education under its functional fold. Recognizing the pivotal role played by the Institute in Human Resources Development in fisheries, the Institute was accorded the status of Deemed-to-be- University in March, 1989. The Institute has emerged as a centre of excellence in HRD not only with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories but by producing competent manpower who have been securing top ARS positions besides joining national and international organizations. The Institute has also been deeply engaged in orienting, grooming and preparing the professionals from the Afro-Asian countries in fisheries and aquaculture sector.



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o   Academic Achievements:this year overall 77 MFSs and 22 Ph.D. students completed their dissertation work from CIFE-Mumbai.

o   Strengthening to teaching and research: A total of 152 research papers were published in refereed journals with high impact factor. Apart from this, 11 books, 11 books chapters, 11 extension booklets, 25 training manuals and six CAFT manuals have also been published during the year 2016-17.

o   Infrastructure: Rs. 200 Lakh were sanctioned by the Council under hostel repairing and renovation head. The Review and Monitoring team of ICAR-Education division visited CIFE, and suggested that maximum fund should be utilized to renovate old boys hostel that is in poor condition. Since the old boys hostel which is located in Seven Bungalows campus urgently needed complete renovation. Work has been allotted to CPWD and is under progress

o   Strengthening of Central Instrument facility: 149 lakhs sanctioned under equipment head of this fund was utilized for procuring many important equipments which were urgently needed for students research work. Few of them are HPLC, Bomb calorimeter, Platform and Software for NGS data analysis, CO2 incubator, thermocycler, spectrophotometer and many small equipment.

o   Student activities and personality development: Students attended Agriunifest and Agrisports with the fund from the allotted budget. A few students also attended International Conference on Next Generation Sequencing organized in Hyderabad, during February 2017.

o   The Institute conducted its XIII convocation on 3rd Mar 2017, during which 151 M.F.Sc and 54 Ph.D degrees were awarded along with 29 Gold Medals to different meritorious students by Dr. Trilochan Mahapatra, Secretary DARE & Director General, ICAR.

o   A series of events named "CIFE WAVE 2017" were organized during 3-6 March 2017. These included the Brainstorming session on Blue Revolution: Way Forward; Industrial Meet and Alumni Meet. The highlight of the mega event was the Second Students' Convention on Innovative Approaches for Academic Excellence in Higher Fisheries and Education that was attended by around 250 students from fisheries universities all over India. This was a unique opportunity for fisheries graduates and post graduates to present their innovative research ideas through posters, participate in discussions. The students also displayed their talent in cultural events.

o   Strengthening of research: Some high end research work that required sophisticated instrument facility like LCMS/ FTIR/TEM etc. that is unavailable at CIFE, Mumbai was carried out at other institutes like IIT, Mumbai, Mumbai University and ICAR-Institute of Abiotic Stress at Baramati. The charges were funded from the development grant

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Financial Year : 2018-19 | Beneficiary :81

ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education,Mumbai
ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Education (University under Sec. 3 of UGC Act), Indian Council of Agricultural Research Panch Marg, Off. Yari Road, Versova, Andheri (west), Mumbai 400 061

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