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TNJFU Vision 2020

The Department of Fisheries

The Department of Fisheries was started in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) during 1973. The Fisheries College, Thoothukudi was established in 1977 and the first batch of students for B.F.Sc., Programme were admitted. The Fisheries College was upgraded as Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI) during the year 1989. The Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI), Thoothukudi became a constituent Institute of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) with effect from 20.09.1989. Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNJFU) was established on June 19, 2012 with head quarters at Nagapattinam. In due course of time, the TNJFU have gained widespread recognition as University of excellence.


Educational Processes
Human Resources
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Building Relationships
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Vision 2020 Identifies the Following Broad Targets

  • Become a leading technological university, ranked in the global top 50 among the Major Fisheries Universities.
  • Become as renowned for postgraduate education and research as for the flagship undergraduate programme.
  • Earn the recognition among students and research scholars that TNJFU is a ‘happening’ campus.
  • Establish a track record as a creator of new and innovative technologies for industrial and national needs.
  • Incubate successful start-ups creating innovative products and business models using the knowledge and technologies developed by the Institute.
  • Build the TNJFU up to its full capacity and create a world-class ecosystem for collaborative research with industry and for incubation.
  • Provide an invigorating work environment for faculty and staff, where merit and hard work are recognised and rewarded.
  • Be a model university campus in terms of sustainability, usage of energy and water and recycling of materials.
  • Be an institute that is sought for international collaborations leading to exchange of students and faculty and joint degree programmes.
  • Intensify the involvement of alumni in all aspects of the Institute's development—interacting with students, mentoring incubates, contributing resources towards enhancing the facilities and quality of education, collaborating with faculty members in research and development.
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