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The Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (or CIFNET) formerly known as the Central Institute of Fisheries Operatives (CIFO), is a marine studies centre located at Kochi, India. Maintained by the Department of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry of the Government of India, the institute was set up to aid research and development in the field. The institutes's charter commits it to bringing these developments to the aid of the poor fisher-folk in India. The institute trains graduates in various fisheries-related administrations. It is located at Foreshore Road near the School of Marines (CUSAT). The institute was set up in 1963 and is affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). it has one of the finest libraries in Kerala which boasts of fishery and maritime journals along with several science, fishery-science and nautical-science related books. It is the only institute to offer a bachelor's degree in both fisheries and nautical science. It has two other units in Visakhapatnam and Chennai.

Vision: To produce trained manpower capable of handling and managing any technical eventualities in fisheries, nautical and marine field.

Courses: Currently the institute offers a bachelor of fisheries and nautical science degree and two diploma courses. The diploma courses are in vessel navigation and marine fitting. It also conducts refresher courses for students the MMD exam. Know more…

Contact Details

Dewan's Road,

Kochi Kerala 682016

Phone: (0484) 2351493, 2351790, 2351610
Fax: 91- 484 - 2370879
Email: cifnet@ker.nic.in
Website: www.cifnet.nic.in

Course Type: Degree
Study Mode: Full Time
4 Years

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