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

About Institute

PIA

The Paraprofessional Institute of Aquaculture is being established with the funding of National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) for a total budget of Rs.880 lakh. This institute has offered one year course of Diploma in Industrial Aquaculture Technology during the year 2018-19 and started offering UGC approved 3 year B.Voc in Industrial Aquaculture from the academic year 2019-20 onwards. This institute have 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

  • 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

MoU Signed with the following Private Fish and Shrimp Farms and Additives Company for the benefit of 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 produce skilled para-professionals in order to meet out the requirements of aquaculture sector
  • To upgrade aquaculture technologies with innovative interventions by the host institute
  • To empower underprivileged youth from rural and semi-urban communities, leading to employment and income generating opportunities
  • Developing rural enterprise by creating rural entrepreneurs with eco-friendly and sustainable technologies