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Directorate Extension Education

The Directorate of Extension Education of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University is located at TNJFU premises, Nagapattinam. This Directorate is functioning with the objective of planning, coordination and execution of all extension programmes of the entire University in close consultation and cooperation with the line department and other organizations associated with the development of fisheries. The Directorate of Extension Education brings out extension publications and periodicals, organizes, radio programmes, TV programmes, exhibitions, awareness programmes, etc., to disseminate fisheries technologies among the various stakeholders for adoption The Directorate organizes various types of training programmes including entrepreneurial and skill development programmes for popularizing the new/improved fisheries technologies and for developing skilled man power for undertaking various tasks in the industrial units associated with fish production and processing. The Directorate brings out a farm magazine viz., Meenvalakathir, a quarterly magazine, published in Tamil for the benefit of aqua farmers, fisherfolk and fisheries entrepreneurs. TNJFU Newsletter is another periodical published by the Directorate on the various activities of the University.

This Directorate also brings out extension publications like booklets on fisheries technologies for sale.

Now, during 2017, the Directorate has commenced conduct of two certificate courses viz., “Freshwater fish culture technologies (3 months) and Shrimp farming technologies (6 months)” under Distance Education Mode.

A small video editing unit has been established in this Directorate for video documenting of TNJFU activities and production of educational video programs in fisheries. It has been planned to start online courses program under this Directorate during 2018.

Now the KVK, Sikkal, Nagapattinam district earlier functioning under the control of TNAU has been brought under the control of TNJFU by the ICAR during 2017.


  • To develop a strong extension system in fisheries that will augment the fisheries production and productivity of the state.


Extension Extension
  • To plan and coordinate the extension activities of TNJFU.
  • To help the line department and other organizations associated with the development of fisheries to carryout field extension services by producing extension education materials in fisheries for dissemination..
  • To guide the research activities in fisheries by providing information on field problems for solution.
  • To develop repositories on fisheries technologies, e-contents and course modules for dissemination of knowledge and innovations in fisheries.
  • To formulate the policies and programme for the extension education activities of TNJFU.
  • To liaise with fisheries organizations for effective implementation of Government schemes / programmes for developing fisheries.
  • To undertake continuous research in the field for improving the extension delivery system.