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What is the eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Science in Fisheries?

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This course is an undergraduate course. The duration for this course is 3 years. The academic discipline for understanding and managing the fisheries is “Fisheries Science”. Science that draws Discipline of aquaculture including diagnosis of fishes, nutrition, genetics, breeding, farming, medical treatment of aquatic animals, other aquatic resources, biotechnology, is “fisheries science”. Fisheries science is a multidisciplinary science that draws the discipline of fish processing that includes value addition, curing, freezing, quality assurance and management, canning, waste utilization and byproducts, fisheries biochemistry, fisheries microbiology. Biology, taxonomy, population dynamics, physiology, anatomy are included in fisheries resource management which will be drawn by fisheries science. Studying aquatic organisms in fresh water, valuable fishes, studying aquatic organisms in blackish water and any marine environment are utilized by the fisheries science. Fishery science draws the discipline of fishing technology including the seamanship and navigation, craft and gear engineering, fisheries management and economics, marine engines and fisheries extension. Aqua Science and Aquaculture are comparable to Fishery Science. Under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, fisheries Science is one of the departments. Fisheries science comes under the administration of the department of Animal Husbandry Dairying and Fisheries(DADF).Fisheries science is the field of Agriculture.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Sc. Fisheries

 Eligibility criteria for this course are very less compared to other courses. The candidate must have completed his 12th standard/10+2/any equivalent examination from any well-recognized board with minimum 55% of marks.

 Academic Syllabus for B.Sc. (Fisheries)

Depending upon the various universities and colleges, academic syllabus for this course varies. Few of the common subjects handled in various universities are-

  1. Fish Processing Technology
  2. Fishery Extension
  3. Fisheries Environment
  4. Fishery Engineering
  5. Aquaculture
  6. Fishery Pathology and Microbiology
  7. Fishery Biology and Resource Management
  8. Fishery Economics


  1. Hydrography
  2. Industrial Fish and Fisheries
  3. Fish Technology and Engineering
  4. Aquaculture and Fishery Microbiology
  5. Fish Biology
  6. Fish Economics and Management
  7. Fish Extension Education
  8. Aquaculture

Colleges or universities that offer B.Sc. Fisheries

  • Central Agriculture University – CSU, Imphal.
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
  • Salipur College, Cuttack
  • Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University- BAMU, Auragabad.
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala.
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Versova, Mumbai.
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kerala.

 Course Suitability for B.Sc. Fisheries

  • Candidates who are having good knowledge in science and want to gain more knowledge are suitable for this course.
  • Candidates who are having a keen interest in aquatic life and want to grow their career in the same field are best suitable for this course.


Benefits of going for B.Sc. Fisheries

 A workplace where the fishes are caught, processed and sold is fisheries. Thus fisheries science is simple, the field which pertains to the fish conservation and marketing, fish catching and processing. Both skill essential and the scientific knowledge for fisheries science career in India provided by this course. Higher option available after candidates completing this course is Master of Fisheries Science (M. F. Sc). The candidates who complete this course can get jobs such as Research Assistant, technicians, as a biologist, biochemist etc.

Various career opportunities and employment areas for B.Sc. Fisheries

  • In fresh water fish production, worldwide India has the Second rank. Fish as per Department of animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries(DADF), the India is third largest Producer. Fish production status in India which has incremented from 7.1 million tons to 7.6 million tons also provided by DADF. Since this figure reflect profitable avenue, there are lots of career and employment opportunities in fishery industry. In government and private sectors, there are several jobs and career opportunities. In their own fisheries related business one can go for self employment or the aspirant candidates can go for entrepreneurship. You can apply for various posts in government sector as you can see the government has fisheries department in each and every country or state. Candidates who complete this course can find plenty of jobs in banks, institutions, oceans/fishing and in the foreign countries. One can apply for a research project or can go for further studies.

 There are lots of career and job opportunities available for the aspirants in central government agencies such as WHO, Fisheries Survey of India(FSI), NIO, Marine Product Export Development Authority(MPEDA), Indian National Centre for Ocean and Information Services(INCOIS), Hyderabad, Coastal Aquaculture Authority of India (CAA), Export Inspection Agency ( EIA), National Institute of Oceanography(NIO) and many others.


Various types of career paths after B.Sc. Fisheries

Lots of career opportunities are available in this field. Candidates who are having an interest in science can go for this course. Through more courses, the candidates can also expand their knowledge and skills. A candidate who completes this course can also go for teaching jobs in various colleges and universities. In areas like bioinformatics, the pharmaceutical industry, food industry, water conservation, research institutes, biotechnology, the candidate with good skills and knowledge can seek employment. From the beginning of their career, the researchers can earn descent salary. Generally, the experts or professionals in fishery science are referred as Fishery Scientist. The biological study of habits, life, farming and breeding of various kind of species and any other aquatic organism is conducted by the Fishery Scientist. The candidate who completes this course can become an Aquaculturists, exporters, modern fishermen, breeders, and farm manager.

Various job titles for fisheries are given below-

  • Fisheries Officer
  • Fishery Technician
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Fishery Manager
  • Fisheries Extension Officer(AEO)
  • District Fisheries Development Officer(DFDO)
  • Assistant Fisheries Development Officer(AFDO)
  • Fishery Observer

 Advanced Courses after completing B.Sc. Fisheries

After successfully completing this course, the candidate who wants gain detailed knowledge in this industry can go for the courses like-

  • Sc (Fisheries)
  • F. Sc(Master of Fisheries Science)
  • D (Fisheries Economics)

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