"Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood"

About Institute

PIA

The Paraprofessional institute of Aquaculture Technology, is being established under the university with the funding of National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD). This institute offered an one year Diploma course in Industrial Aquaculture Technology in 2018, and started to offer a 3 year Bachelor of Vocational degree (B.Voc in Industrial Aquaculture) from 2019 onwards. This institute has been established with the aim to produce “second level” technical / skilled para-professionals required for aquaculture and fisheries sector.

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Job Opportunities for Paraprofessionals

  • Farm supervisor/ Technician in Fish/ Shrimp farms.
  • Technician in ornamental fish culture and breeding unit and shrimp seed production unit (Hatchery).
  • Lab Technician in water quality, disease diagnostic and feed quality testing laboratory.
  • Marketing sales representatives for Feed, additives, medicines and other inputs.
  • To become an Entrepreneur

Directorate of Incubation and Vocational Training in Aquaculture (DIVA) signed MoU between various Private Fish and Shrimp Farms and Additives Companies for the benefit of Diploma and B.Voc. students’ internship program

Sl. No. Name of the Farm
1 M/s. Shibin Nutraceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Saligramam, Chennai - 600 093
2 M/s. Aquatic Remedies, Kolathur, Chennai - 600 099
3 M/s. King Aquatic, Gummidipoondi, Thiruvallur Dt - 601 201
4 M/s. Periyar Integrated Fish Farm, Vandalur, Chennai - 600 048
5 M/s. Monish Aquatics Pvt. Ltd. Palur, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram Dt
6 M/s. Sun Marine Hatchery, Ramnagar south, Chennai - 600 091 (Chennai region)
7 M/s. Sun Marine Hatchery, Ramnagar south, Chennai - 600 091 (Nellore region)

Objectives

  • To develop and upgrade aquaculture technologies with innovative interventions for the benefit of farming community.
  • To collaborate with fisheries industries for conducting problem solving research for the benefit of the farmers, entrepreneurs and students.
  • To provide business incubation services for the growth of farmers, start-ups and other stakeholders with lower lease rates and technical support.
  • To produce “second level” technical / skilled para-professionals required for aquaculture and fisheries sector.
  • To conduct need based training programmes in aquaculture and fisheries for development of entrepreneurship.