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Rural Fisheries Work Experience Programme RFWEP 2019

The course titled Rural Fisheries Work Experience Programme RFWEP 401 (0+1) including NSS camp offered during II Semester of the academic year 2019-20 for 11/ students that the camp was conducted from 19th to 25 December, 2019 at adopted village— Daregudde, Moodabidiri Taluk, D.K. dist.
Dr. A.T. Ramachandra Naik, Professor. Dept. of Aquatic Environment Management was the Camp Officer and Mr. Manoj Kumar, Asst. Professor is the NSS Programme Officer.


First Report of Red Sea Bream Iridovirus (RSIV) in Asian sea bass in India

The Department of Aquatic Animal Health Management of CoFM reported for the first time RSIV viral disease in Asian sea bass (Lates calcarifer), hitherto unknown in Indian waters. The fish infected with RSIV, was first observed in Japanese cultured red sea bream farm in the 1990’s. Asian sea bass grown in cages in nearby Udupi District. On compaint from fish farmers that the fishes exhibited abnormal behaviour and other clinical signs such as slow movement, lethargy, reduced feeding, erratic movement along the sides of the cages and mortality the pathologists from the college collected samples and analysed them. The laboratory tests indicated that Asian sea bass to be infected by RSIV. More than 30 marine and brackish water fish species such as sea bass, grouper fish and red sea bream etc, are known to be susceptible to this virus. This virus can cause mortality up to 100% depending on host fish species, size, age, water temperature and other culture conditions. The main target organs being spleen, kidney, heart, intestine and gill. RSIV is a new emerging virus in Indian waters and its spread could be controlled through proper scientific management practices.

The college has been carrying out a disease surveillance programme under the ‘National Surveillance of Aquatic Animal Disease’ project in both freshwater and brackish water cultured fishes. The programme was initiated by the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow. The prime objective of the project is to create awareness about emerging aquatic animal diseases and preventive measures among the fish farmers in the regions where fish culture and shrimp farming are being carried out in the State of Karnataka, through passive and active surveillance. With regard to eating fish which has been infected with Red Sea bream Iridovirus (RSIV) the matter has been taken up with the ministry of health and family welfare/FSSAI seeking their opinion with respect to food safety. 

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   (The Hindu, Times of India, Deccan Herald - 13 December 2019)  


Candle light March - protesting atrocities against women

The Staff and Students of CoFM held a ‘Candlelight March’ on 6th December 2019 within the college premises to protest against the brutal rape and murder of a young Telangana veterinary doctor. Staff and student representatives spoke on the occasion and were of the opinion that the judicial system should be strict and punishment meted out for such actions to be severe so that nobody would dare to commit such crimes.

Nirbhaya Karate Classes

As a step towards women safety, CoFM has introduced regular Karate Classes to the girl students towards self defence.


KVAFSU Inter-collegiate Sports and Games – 2019, Bidar

The KVAFSU Inter-collegiate Sports and Games – 2019 was held at Bidar from 12th – 15th November 2019. Around 50 students represented the College of Fisheries, Mangaluru and bagged the Group Game Overall Championship Runners up with total points of 56.

Women – Winners in Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Shuttle Badminton, Kabaddi

Men – Runners in Shuttle Badminton


Drop in mackerel and sardine and increase in Kargil fish catch

It has been noticed that for the last few years there has been a decline in sardine and mackerel catch along the Karavali coast, which were earlier being caught in huge quantities. The same is true for the other commercial species like pink perch, pomfrets and seer fish. In place of the commercially important species, Odonus niger a non-conventional fish has appeared in large quantities. Odonus niger also called as ‘trigger-fish’ is locally referred as 'Kargil fish' or 'Klaati' in Karnataka. Trawl landings of this fish along Karnataka coast is seen to increase from  41,810 tonnes in 2018 to 2,69,500 tonnes as of September 2019. Experts are of the opinion if this trend in Kargil fish catch continues, it would replace the catch of commercially important fish along the Indian roast. Presently, trigger Is not consumed due to its appearance and taste and Is treated as trash fish.

Read more - (Times of India - 12 November 2019) 


Field Visit - Dredger Bhagvati Prem 

On 2nd  November, 2019 a field visit was arranged by College of Fisheries, mangalore to 44 Under Graduate Students accompanied by Dr. Rajesh, D.P. and Mr. Jayaprakash Mendon, Assistant Professor at  Surathkal beach near Mangaluru to collect the information about “Dredger Bhagvati Prem


Identification and reporting of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Chinnasandra and surrounding villages of Chintamani Taluka of Chikkaballapur District on 21st October 2019

Dr. Anjanayappa H. N., Professor & Head and Dr. Kumar Naik A. S., Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Fisheries Resources and Management, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru, Scientists from FRIC, Hebbal, FRIC, Hesarghatta along with the Officials from the Dept. of Fisheries, Revenue and Police departments verified the catfish culture ponds in and around the Chinnasandra and nearby villages on 21st October 2019. There are 87 fish ponds in Chinnasandra and nearby villages. Fish samples were collected randomly from 26 fish ponds for identification of the fishes and reported as given below.

Taxonomical Identification of fish samples are based on standard taxonomical keys and the characteristics are - Body elongate, Head large, depressed and bony with small eyes. Narrow and angular occipital process; gill openings wide; cleithrum pointed, narrow with longitudinal ridges and with sharpness. Mouth large and terminal, 4 pairs of barbels present. Long dorsal and anal fins; without dorsal fin spine and adipose fin. Anterior edge of pectoral spine serrated. Caudal fin rounded. Body colour gray to olive with dark greenish; brown markings, belly white.

On the basis of the above characteristics, fish species was identified as Clarias gariepinus belongs to the family Clariidae. This fish is commonly known as “African catfish”. The committee submitted the report to the Deputy Commissioner, Chikkaballapur District with a recommendation that the culture and marketing of this fish is illegal and banned as per the decision of Hon’ble National Green Tribunal, New Delhi

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Two days farmers fest “Krishimela – 2019” on 19-20th October 2019 held at Brahmavara.

The College of Fisheries participated in the two days farmers fest “Krishimela-2019” organized by Zonal Agricultural & Horticultural Research Station, Brahmavara  on 19th & 20th Oct 2019. The programme was inaugurated by Shri. K. Raghupathi Bhat, MLA Udupi District on 19th Oct 2019.

The two-day event focussed on auxiliary technologies to enhance  agriculture income, plots demonstrating yield of new verities of seeds, agricultural innovations and implements suitable for small and marginal farmers along with seminars, interactions with agricultural enterprises were the key features of the Mela. An exhibition, including agricultural products, agricultural engineering and animal husbandry were the other key attractions during the Mela.

Apart from all these, College of Fisheries had also set up a stall to provide information about the college, in order to promote fisheries education and the services available from the college to various interest groups. Dr. Mridula Rajesh, Dr. Abhiman P.B, Dr. Ajay S.K and Dr. Rajesh D.P represented the College. Various models and exhibits were displayed in the stall. On the occasion, leaflets prepared by the college on “Fish for Good Health” and ಮೀನು ಕೃಷಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೀರಿನ ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟದ ಮಹತ್ವ was released by Shri Manjunatha K. Naik, Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga. More than 1 lakh visitors from in and around  Udupi District took part in the Krishi Mela. The visitors were apprised of the activities of the college as well as the models and exhibits displayed.


Field Visit to ICGS VIKRAM

Students got an opportunity to visit ICGS –Vikram on 12th October 2019 at Panambur Port, Mangaluru. Commandant Raj Kamal Sinha was kind enough to arrange the visiting pass for all our students and staff as per Dean Dr.Senthil Vel request. The officers gave a brief explanation about the background, equipment and unique features of ICGS _Vikram and also arranged a short film based on the role of coastal guards in India. Later the students had interactive sessions with the coast guard officers where they shared their experiences and also gave insight on the selection criteria. The visit was very informative.


Introduction of UG Seminar

To expose the students to various other fields in the area of Science, arts, media, fiction, literature etc that also have linkage to fisheries UG seminars are being undertaken from 19 Oct, 2019. Various subjects are being allotted to a group consisting of I, II and III  year BFSc students to prepare the brief project report and a presentation. Which will also provide the opportunity to the students to explore other areas that may be related to fisheries and aquatic sciences.


Release of the second issue of the quarterly newsletter “Flying Fish”.

The college newsletter - Flying Fish was released by Dr. Managing Director, KFDC; Mrs Beena Shetty and Dr. S.M. Shivaprakash, Former Dean (Fisheries) and by Dr. Senthil Vel. A., Dean(Fisheries) on 25th September 2019. This newsletter brings out the activities, research and other studies carried out by the college staffs and its researchers.



The Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India through National Centre for Coastal Research, Chennai has assigned College of Fisheries, Mangaluru to undertake International Coastal Clean Up campaign on 21.09.2019.

Keeping in view the above and the initiative taken by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with regard to Swachtha Abhiyan the College of Fisheries, Mangaluru (CoFM), undertook the above campaign. CoFM undertakes research and academics in developing fish and fisheries in the country and also promote Conservation and Protection of the Aquatic Environment including the marine habitat.

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The College of Fisheriesorganized a Parent Teachers Students meeting on Saturday, 14th and21st Sept. 2019 in the seminar hall at 10 am for the II and III B.F.Scstudents. The main purpose of the meet was to create a common platform, whereteacher and parents come together to enrich the student’s educationalexperiences and discuss variety of issues, regarding all round development ofstudents.

Themeeting was organized under the guidance of Dr A. Senthil Vel, Dean, COF.  All the faculty members were present duringthe meet. Parents of eighteen students out of the total 85 attended the meet.


Inauguration of new conference hall

New conference hall was inaugurated by Mrs. Jayamma (Staff Estate branch) in the presence of Comptroller, KVAFSU and Dean (Fisheries) on 31 August, 2019. The hall was named after the Late Alumni Dr. James David 1978-82 (BFSC) who was  one of the jewel College. Dr. James has spent all wealth for charity of society.


Viewing of Live telecast Fit India Movement

In order to inculcate physical activity sports into the daily life of citizens and the student community to benefit immensely from an academic environment and to build a vibrant nation, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India  launced the Fit India Movement on 29th August, 2019 at 10:00 AM was arranged.

The live telecast of launching programme was arranged for viewing on Doordarshan at Prof. H.P.C. Shetty Seminar Hall of the college for the benefit of Students, Teaching, Non teaching and Project staff. After the launch, the staff and students took the Fitness Pledge which was administered by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. 


College deputes five teams to assess flood damage in DK

The College of Fisheries, Mangaluru, has deputed five teams to assess the damage to livestock and fisheries in the recent floods and heavy rains in Dakshina Kannada. Dr. A. SenthilVel, Dean (Fisheries), flagged off the teams on 17th August 2019.

The teams will visit Mangaluru, Bantwal, Belthangady, Puttur, and Sulliataluks. The teams will be aided by S.R. Somashekar, Head of Fisheries Economics Satistics and Extension and they will work in coordination with the Department of Animal Husbandry.

The assessment report and recommendations of the teams will be submitted by the college to the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFS) on a weekly basis. The Dean of the college will monitor the activities of the college.


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Teams to depute

Times of India


Independence Day 2019

The college celebrated the 73rd Indian Independence Day on a grand scale at premises on 15th August 2019 at 9:30 am. Dr. SenthilVel, Dean (Fisheries) unfurled the tricolor and took the guard of honour. All the staff and students were present on occasion.

As a part of it, Independence Cup Badminton 2019 was organized.


Badminton winners Dr. S. K. Girisha and Dr. Kumar Naik.


Swachhta Pakhwada

The NSS unit of the colllege with staff and students observed the Swachhta Pakhwada, a 15 day cleaning programme. The programme was inaugurated on 1st Aug 2019 with speech by Dr. S.M. Shivaprakash, former HoD, FRM dept. followed by Pledge oath taking felicitated by Dr. A. Senthil Vel, the Dean (Fisheries), CoF, Mangaluru. Welcome by Dr. A.T. Ramachandra Naik, NSS Prog. Officer. & Vote of thanks by Mr. Manojkumar, Phy. Edn. Head.

The programme continues through the series of activities like campus cleaning, tree plantation, maintenance, village/slum door campaign, adoptation of village slums, drives to clean hospitals, tourist areas, etc, hold rallies upto Aug 15th 2019 


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Awareness and sensitization programme

Awareness and sensitization programme on RKVY-RAFTAAR Agri-Orientation
and Start-up Agribusiness by Dr. Sathish B. Shivachandra, CEO. Nivedi's Naavic

Agribusiness Centre was undertaken for UG and PG students on 23.07.2019 at 2.30 P.M. at Prof. H.P.C Shetty Seminar.


‘Pilikula Kshetrotsava’ and ‘Matsyotsava’

Fish lovers took home some big catches during ‘Pilikula Kshetrotsava’ and ‘Matsyotsava’ held at Lake Garden of Dr Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama on Sunday. The events were organised by the Nisargadhama.

Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat Vice President Kasturi Panja inaugurated the ‘Kshetrotsava’ by releasing the fingerlings into the Pilikula lake. Speaking on the occasion, she said that fishing is recognised as an important trade in the coastal region and contributes to the economy to a great extent. Fish has been an indivisible part of coastal cuisine too.

“Pilikula Nisargadhama has been exploring the possibilities of fresh fish marketing, through ‘Matsyotsava’, which is a laudable step. In order to balance the fish population in Pilikula lake, fingerlings are released during ‘Kshetrotsava’. The fingerlings attain full growth in a year, she added.

As a part of ‘Kshetrotsava’, 25,000 fingerlings of Rohu and Katla varieties of fish were released to the Pilikula lake. The fishes caught through traditional boat fishing during the ‘Matsyotsava’, were on display and were later auctioned. Fish lovers purchased the fishes without any delay.

Dr Mridula Rajesh, from College of Fisheries, Mangaluru, released a leaflet on ‘Responsible Fishing’ on the occasion.

Apart from the lake fishes caught during the Matsyotsava, the Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation (KFDC) had established ‘Mastya Darshini’ stalls, featuring sea fishes like sardine, mackerel, pangasius, roopchand, pompfret, sole, butterfish, lady fish, seer fish and so on.




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Special Talk - Art = Science

A special talk on the topic "Art Science" by Dr Kiran Acharya, Professor and Head, Department of Orthopedic, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal was arranged in collaboration with Karavali Chitrakala Chavadi, Mangaluru  on 18.07.2019 at 4.30 pm at College Auditorium.


Release of the first edition of the quarterly newsletter “Flying Fish”.

The college newsletter - Flying Fish was released by Dr. Gangadhar Gowda, Librarian, KVAFSU, Bidar and by Dr. Senthil Vel. A., Dean(Fisheries) on 16th July 2019. This newsletter brings out the activities, research and other studies carried out by the college staffs and its researchers.


Field trip to Sasihitlu by I BFSc students on 6th July 2019

Purpose: Socio-economic status of people in Sasihitlu village


Mathsys Varna - An Art Camp

As a part of Golden Jubilee Celebration, Karavali Chitra Kala Chavadi(R.) c/o Prasad Art Gallery, Ballal Baug Mangaluru, An art camp Mathsys Varna was organized on Friday & Saturday, 5 & 6 July 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Dr. M. Mohana Alva Chairman, Alvas Education Foundation (R.) Moodabidri was the inaugurator and Dr. Koti Prasad Alva, Director, Prasad Art Gallery, Mangaluru was the Chief Guest. Dean (Fisheries) Dr. Senthil A. Vel Presided over the function.

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Whale shark beached at Surathkal died due to isolation, starvation, external injury: College of Fisheries

The whale shark — an endangered species under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 — that beached at Surathkal on Saturday, died due to isolation, deprivation of food and injury caused by rocks in the coastal waters, a team of professors and students from the College of Fisheries, Mangaluru. Its autopsy was done at the Fish Processing Department of the college at Hoige Bazaar after Forest Department officials transported it on Saturday

The animal had strayed from its migratory route and hence had been isolated. It was starving owing to acute deprivation of food. This would have prompted it to gulp large amounts of sand. The strong currents and waves in the shallow waters due to monsoon conditions washed the animal ashore. It was injured when it hit the boulders and rocky formation along the Surathkal coast.

Its gut content primarily consisted of a large amount of sand and shells. From the texture of the sand, it is possible that the animal gulped the sand from the water along the shores of Surathkal. The stomach was almost empty and contained a little amount of some semi-digested matter which has been taken for further studies. All its other organs — liver, pancreas, heart, gills and gall bladder etc. were weighed, measured for length, and stored in refrigerated conditions for further studies. No internal injuries were found. It was a male.

The animal was 5.9 m long and weighed about 1.2 tonnes. Its age is likely between five to six years. “The body of the animal, which has been cut into various sizes, is stored in a refrigerated condition for further studies in the technology wing of the college,” The team that conducted the autopsy comprised of Dr. Senthil Vel, H.N. Anjanayappa, Shivakumar M., S.R. Somashekara, C.V. Raju, S.K. Girisha, Ganesh Prasad and some Ph.D. and PG students.

It said that the whale shark is gigantic but harmless. It is not an efficient swimmer since the entire body is used for swimming, which is unusual for fish and contributes to an average speed of only around 5km/hour. It is usually solitary. These animals are found mainly in the open sea, but sometimes come near the shore. Whale sharks live in warm water (near the equator) both along the coast and in the open seas. They spend most of their time near the surface.

The whale shark body is mostly grey with a white belly. Three prominent ridges run along each side of the animal, with the lower ridges extending into strong caudal keels near the tail.


International Day of Yoga - 2019

International Day of Yoga was observed in the College in collaboration with NSS (CoF) and Physical Education Dept. (CoF), ICAR-KVK and Shree Sahara Prakrithi Chikitsa Kendra (SSPCK) - A Unique Yoga Naturopathy and Ayurveda, Mangalore  on June 21st, 2019 at 4.30 PM in HPC Shetty hall. 

The programme was inaugurated by Mrs. Purnima Rao, (Proprietor   SSPCK, Mangalore ). Sri Ashok Rao  (Proprietor   SSPCK, Mangalore ) and Dr. Tripti Nitin (Yoga Teacher) were the guests of honour, Dr. K. S. Ramesh presided over the function, 

Dr. A.T. Ramachandra Naik (NSS Programme Officer and Head KVK-DK) briefed about the International Yoga Day and welcomed the guests while Mr. Manoj Kumar (Asst. Prof. Phy Edn.) proposed the Vote of thanks. 

The programme continued with participation and demonstration of yoga exercises by Dr. Tripti Nithin, Yoga Teacher,  SSPCK. All the staff and students were present for the programme.

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World Ocean Day-2019

Theme: War against Tarball


As part of World Ocean Day, The Department of Aquatic Environment Management, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru headed by Dr. Senthil Vel Dean Fisheries a team of Dr. S.M. Shivaprakash Professor and Head Department of Fisheries Resources and Management.,  Dr. Shivakumar Magada, Professor and Head,  Dept. of Aquatic Environment Management, Dr. H.N. Anjanayappa, Professor., Dr. Lakshmipathi,  M.T. Professor., Dr. Annappaswamy T.S., Mrs. Vandana and Dr. Rajesh, D.P Assistant Professors  along with a team of 45 Post graduate students of the college visited the Mukka – Sasihitlu beach at 9.00 am on 08.06.2019.  They observed the tar balls spread all along the beach of 2 km stretch. They also interacted with the local fishermen community Mr. Rithesh Salian and Subhash and discussed about their views with the tarball and their source of pollution that is affecting the fisheries and their livelihood.

Following issues were noted:

  1. Tarballs of different size ranging from small oil droplets particles to 10 cm were observed all along the beach of 2 km stretch. The team also observed fresh tarballs at the site. The different reasons of tarball pollution may be due to discharge of oily effluents from industries, oil spills from tankers or may be from other coastal regions. Tarball occurs only during onset of monsoon i.e. End of May and first fortnight of June every year. Due to the tarball and oil presence in water fishermen indicted that there is a reduction in fish catch in recent years.
  2. The beach site is polluted with garbage dumping like plastics, bottles, ghost fishing nets, etc. along with the tarballs. Thus waters pose an ugly scene of the beach.
  3. The size of the sand is very fine in the beach and the beach has less wave action, thus it makes very good beach for tourism & recreation activities.
  4. Another issue observed was that the erosion of the sand. The beach stretch is fully lost up to 20 – 25 m area and also loss of habitation was observed. On account of erosion the State Government has put rubble walls spoils the natural beauty of the beach. But the eminent danger is that the beach is now located 10 m away from the habitation and thus it will affect the beach area.

During the whole awareness program, the local people supported the teamus for maintenance of beach cleaning programme, as they have earlier participated with our college activities.

Seeing the serious issue of pollution, the College of Fisheries pledges for adopting the beach stretch and maintain cleanliness of the beach and its natural beauty with concerned departments and state Government along with the cooperation of local communities.

During discussion the learn that the river viz. Shambahavi and Nandinin which used to flow from Western Ghats and drains into coastal waters. But during last few years the river mouth has shifted towards the southern side by 4 km due to natural and anthropogenic interventions. In this regard, the college proposes to study the shifting of the river mouth and erosion occurring.

Fisheries college team at Shashihithlu beach observing “World Ocean Day 2019” with a slogan “War against tarball

Plastic menace at beach and the tarball


Students from College of Fisheries, Mangaluru at shashihithlu beach

Deposition of tarballs at the beach and its quantification

Team of professors from college of fisheries walked along the beach to take stock of severity of the tarball deposition

Dr Senthil Vel, Dean (Fisheries) addressing the students on coastal environment management

The college is in the process of studying the tarballs so as to ascertain the source and its toxicity that it is causing to the coastal waters. 

The college in cooperation with the state government, industries, local communities shall undertake cleaning of the beach and shall take all measures to protect the coastal stretch

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World Environment Day 2019 and World Ocean Day 2019

World Environment Day and World Ocean Day 2019 was celebrated in collaboration with The Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited and Dept. of Aquatic Environment Management - College of Fisheries on 07-06-2019 at 3:00 pm in Prof. HPC Shetty Hall with the theme "Combating Air Pollution"

World Environment Day is observed on the 5th of June every year. The main objectives of this campaign set by the United Nations was to give people a real face of environmental issues and empower them to become active agents eco-friendly development, all over the world. It is to promote people to change their attitude towards the environment for making a safe future.

World Oceans Day is observed on 8th of June every year to remind everyone, the major role the oceans in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public, the impact of human actions on the ocean. It is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean.

Dr. Shivkumar Magada Prof and Head, Dept. of Aquatic Environment Management and  Dr. Somashekara, Prof and Head, Dept. of Fisheries Economics Statistics and Extension escorted the dignitaries on to the dais followed by invocation. Dr. Magada welcomed the gathering; Dr T. S. Channesh, Director, Centre for Public Understanding of Science, Bengaluru along with other dignitaries inaugurated the function  by lighting the lamp. 

Dr T S Channesh, delivered the inaugural address. He was also the keynote speaker, during his keynote address he delivered info about issues of water, soil, land and environment exploitation, climate change issues

Dr. Senthil Vel A., Dean (Fisheries) felicitated the guests and presided over the function and delivered his presidential remarks.

Prizes were distributed to UG students, for their participation towards collage and painting competitions held on account of World Environment Day 2019 and World Ocean Day 2019.

Guest of Honor - Dr S. M. Shivaprakash Head of the Department, Dept. of FRM also spoke during this occasion.

Vote of Thanks  was then proposed by Dr. Somashekara, Prof. and Head, Dept. of FESE. 

Mrs. Vandana K., Asst. Professor (Statistics), Dept. of FESE was the compere for this function.

The programme was followed by planting the saplings thereafter.


Dr. Senthil Vel, Professor and Advisor to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change, Government of India, New Delhi, has been appointed as the Dean of College of Fisheries, Mangalore on a regular basis for a term of four years by Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar. Dr. SM Shivaprakash, In Charge Dean handed over the charge to Dr. Senthil Vel on Monday, June 3.

Dr. Senthil Vel is an alumnus of College of Fisheries Mangalore and has much experience in administration at various departments in Government of India.

Dr. Senthil Vel, who did his Masters in Fisheries Science at the College of Fisheries, Mangalore, also holds a Ph. D. from the Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, titled 'Policies and Framework for Coastal Management in India'.

He has worked as Senior Executive in a Consultancy firm for setting up an Integrated Brackish Water Aquaculture unit at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh before joining the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Jor Bagh, Aligang, New Delhi, where he worked from 1991 to March 2019.


Golden Jubilee Lecture Series

As part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College, a talk by  Dr. P. E. Vijayanand, USSEC Country Director, India was arranged for the benefit of staff and students on 29-04-2019 at 2.30 PM in the H.P.C Shetty Hall.

The topic was  Priorities & Changes needed for Indian Aquaculture - Examples from Global Initatives


Ambedkar Jayanthi and Golden Jubilee College Hostel Day 2019

Ambedkar Jayanthi was celebrated to commemorate the 128th birth anniversary (April 14th) of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's birthday.

Golden Jubilee Hostel day was also celebrated on April, 16th 2019 at 4:30 pm in Boys Hostel.

The programme began by lighting the lamp and was inaugurated by Dr. Gangadhar Gowda, Dean(PGS), KVAFSU, Bidar. The annual report of Hostels were also presented.

The staffs of both Boys and Girls hostel were honoured during this day, for rendering their awesome service. The prizes were also distributed on this day, The best Room award for Boys and Girls.

RJ - Ms. Nayana Shetty, Red FM, Mangalore was the Chief Guest for the function who addressed the gathering followed by presidential remarks of Dr. S. M. Shivaprakasha, Dean (Fisheries), who was the president for the function. 

The formal programmed concluded with Vote of Thanks and a variety entertainment.

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Farewell for outgoing UG and PG students

A farewell was organized for outgoing UG and PG students on April 13th, 2019, Saturday at 12:00 pm at Prof. H.P.C. Shetty Hall.

The programme begun with the invocation by Ms Saptami Joglekar, COFAA member. Dr. A.T. Ramachandra Naik, Joint Secretarty, COFAA welcomed the dignitaries on the dais and delivered a welcome speech.

Dr. Shivakumar Magada, EC Member, COFAA welcomed the IV B.F.Sc students and outer state PG students to the COFAA family. Dr. S M. Shivaprakasha, President COFAA & & Dean(Fisheries) handed over the gifts to all the students as a token of love and gratitude.

COFAA Educational awards were also conferred to the meritorious students for the year 2017-18 on this day. All the outgoing students were given an opportunity for expressing their opinions and feedback about the Alma mater.

Dr. S M. Shivaprakasha gave the presidential remarks and the programme was concluded by Vote of thanks by Dr. Abhiman.

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SWARNA TARANGA - Golden Jubilee Annual Day celebrations 2019

The College of Fisheries, Mangalore held its annual college day on 11th of April 2019.

The programme began by welcoming of the guests followed by lighting of the lamp,

Chief Guest - Shri Narendra L. Nayak, Chairman, Expert Group of Institutions, Mangalore

Dr. Suresh T., Asst. Professor (FRM) & Staff Advisor, presented the annual college report highlighting the achievements of the college. The consistent performance of the college was appreciated by the dignitaries especially in the field of research and innovation.

Shri Narendra L. Nayak, in his rousing address, inspired the graduating students students to envision their future goals and to pursue it with dedication, commitment and perseverance.  He stressed the importance of ceaseless learning in the profession and encouraged the students to pursue excellence in the field of research and innovation. He hoped that the novel graduates would achieve success in all their future endeavors and would return as proud alumni to their Alma Mater .

The guests of honor, who also spoke about confidence in the graduates to uphold the traditions of College of Fisheries, Mangalore by excelling in the upcoming exams and wished them success.

Prizes were distributed to the students who were excelled in academics and to the winners of various competitions held on account of College day. The function concluded by the vote of thanks followed by cultural programme.

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SWARNA TARANGA - Ethnic and Cultural Day 2019

Ethnic and Cultural Day was celebrated in the College as a part of Golden Jubilee College Day on 10th April 2019 at 10:00 am onwards. Several variety competitions like Debate - Kannada, Debate – English, Quiz, Solo singing, Duet song, Mono acting, Group singing, Mime show, Stand up comedy, Solo dance, Mad ads, Group dance, Fashion show, Skit, Dumb charades were conducted, which was organized by WaveRiders (Students of III B.F.Sc) during this day.

The objective was to promote universal brotherhood and help students understand the cultures and traditions of people around them.


Special lecture on 125th year of Swami Vivekananda's historic address

To commemorate the 125th year of Swami Vivekananda's historic address at the World Parliament of Religious at Chicago held during September, 2018 and to memorialize the Golden Jubilee year of Fisheries College and the National Service Scheme, The NSS unit of College in collaboration with M/s Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru had organized the lecture to highlight the significance of Swami Vivekananda's life and message to the present young generation.

The lecture was delivered on 4th April, 2019 at 3.00 PM at Prof H.P.C. Shetty hall by Mr. Krishna Updhyaya, Ramakrishna Mission, was helpful to the modern younger generation to appreciate the life giving message of Swami Viviekananda and to inculcate the same in their life and to contribute towards national development. 

All the Staff (teaching and non-teaching) and Students (B.F.Sc., M.F.Sc. and Ph.D.) were present for this programme.

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Annual Sports day 2018 - 2019

Annual Sports day 2018 - 2019 was conducted on 2nd April 2019 in the college playground. The programme began at 9:55 am with the assemble of the teams then followed by the arrival of chief guest and march fast by the students.

The program begun with the Invocation and welcome speech followed by the guest speech by Dr. H. Shivananda Murthy, Dean (Fisheries)  Declaration of meet.

Several events like Cricket (Men, Women), Shot put, Discuss throw, Recreational Games (Music chair, Tug of War, Lemon spoon race) were held after the Oath taking ceremony by the participants.

The programme concluded with the Vote of Thanks

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Guest Lectures on Diabetic Management and Antarctica Exhibition

As part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College, 2 guest lectures were organised on 27th March 2019 (Wednesday) at 3.30pm in Prof. HPC Shetty hall.

Management of Diabetics” by Dr. Mohan – Mohans Diabetics Lab, Mangalore

“Experiences of Antarctica Expedition, the coldest continent on the earth” by Dr. K. Balakrishna, Professor of Geology, Mangalore Institute of Technology, Manipal in collaboration with Association of  British Scholars, Coastal Karnataka Chapter


Awareness Programme on “Gender Equality and Related Issues”

A two day Awareness programme on “Gender equality and related issues” was inaugurated on 26th March 2019 at 2.00 PM in Prof. HPC Shetty Hall in College of Fisheries. 

The programme was organised in collaboration with Prajna Counselling Center, Mangalore for the benefit of 3rd BFSc students, was held from 26th to 27th March 2019 between 2.00 to 5.00 PM on both days.

Resource persons from Prajna Counselling Center had participated and conducted the programme.


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Golden Jubilee Lecture Series

As part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College, a talk by Mr. Eshwara Prasad, Secretary, Poornachandra Tejaswi Pratishtana, Kottigehara and Secretary, Parisara Environment Protection Organisation a Bangalore based NGO (Spoorthivana) was arranged for the benefit of staff and students on 21-03-2019 (Thursday) at 4.00 PM in the College Auditorium.

A documentary on Home and Planet Ocean by Mr. N. Arthus Burtland of France was also screened.



Campus Cleaning Programme March 2019

National Service Scheme (NSS) of the College in collaboration with Staff Club has organized 'Campus Cleaning Programme' on 5th March, 2019 (Tuesday) at 2.00 PM. All the Students, Teaching, Non-teaching and Project staff of the Main Campus and Technology Wing took part in the programme to keep the premises clean and neat.

Dr. A.T. Ramachandra Naik, NSS Programme Officer and Dr. Girisha S.K., General Secretary (Staff Club) were the Coordinators of the cleaning programme.

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World Wetlands Day-2019

World Wetlands Day 2019 was celebrated in the College in collaboration with the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Bengaluru on 12nd February 2019. The inaugural of the programme was held at 10.30 AM in the Prof. HPC Shetty Hall.

This day was celebrated to commemorate and to raise awareness of wetland values, its benefits, promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands among the Students and Faculty . It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.


Dr. G. Santhosh Kumar, Assistant commissioner (Revenue), D.K inaugurated the programme while Dr. Prakash Netalkar, IFS, Managing Director, Karnataka Cashew Development Board, Mangaluru was the Guest of Honour. Prof. K. Umamaheshwar Rao, Director NITK, Surathkal, Mangalore was the Chief Guest. Dr. H. Shivananda Murthy, Dean (Fisheries) presided over the function.

Sri. V.K. Srininivas, Scientific Officer, KSTA, Bengaluru and Dr. Gangadhar Gowda, Professor and Head, Dept. of Aquatic Environment Management, CoF were Programme co-ordinators.

The programme was then followed by a Quiz competition and Poster presentation. Several students from various institutions had participated in the programme. 

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2 Day Guest Lecture series on Fisheries Resource and Management

A two day guest lecture series as a part of Golden jubilee lecture series in collaboration with Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Bengaluru was inaugurated on 28th January 2019 in Prof. H.P.C. Shetty Hall.

Dr. Pravin Puthran, Asst. Director General ICAR was the inaugurator. Dr. Madhusudhan Kurup, Chairman of CIFRI Barakpur (Research Advisory Committee) was the Chief guest. Dr. A. M. Ramesh, Chief executive officer KSTA was the guest of honor. Dr. H. Shivananda Murthy, Dean (Fisheries) presided the programme.

Dr. Shivaprakasha S. M., Professor and Head, Department of Fisheries Resource and Management was the convener of this programme.


Aquaclinics and Aquapreneurship Development Programme

Aquaclinics and Aquapreneurship Development Programme (a one month training programme) was inaugurated  by College of Fisheries and ICAR KVK DK in collaboration with National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad on 21st January 2019 in Prof. H.P.C Shetty hall at 10:00 am.

This program was inaugurated by Dr. Jayaprakash Shetty, Associate Dean, NITTE Deemed University. Sri Sasikanth Senthil, Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate was the Chief Guest.

Dr. R. Vijayan, Manager incubation center MANAGE Hyderabad was the guest of honor. The programme was presided by Prof. (Dr.) H. Shivananda Murthy, Dean (Fisheries).

Dr. S. M. Shivaprakasha, Professor and Head, Department of FRM and Dr. A. T. Ramachandra Naik, Senior Scientist ICAR KVK DK were the convenors.

The inaugural was followed by the training session, which had stretched from 21st January to February 19. About 30 participants had enrolled for the training.


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