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  • About the Faculty:

    The adequate Research & Development coupled with Education support in Hill/coldwater fisheries sector are very important and critical to the region. Even the Human resource Development for this sector is very inadequate. No Institution in the country is conducting Resident Instruction programmes in Fishery Science specific to temperate Coldwaters. Most of the programmes are tailor-made for warm water, coastal and marine sectors. Therefore, in order to remove this imbalance and address the issues of coldwater/temperate sector in greater detail to generate suitable technologies for raising per unit productivity, the Faculty of Fisheries in SKUAST (K) was established in August 2005. Mandate of the Faculty shall be to conduct research and disseminate the findings and other technical information through extension education programmes, besides producing skilled and trained manpower for the better administration and management of fisheries sector. Degree Programme Offered.

    The Faculty is offering Bachelors (B.F.Sc.), Masters (M.F.Sc. in seven disciplines) and Doctoral (Ph.D. in two disciplines) at its Rangil, Campus. Courses related to Cold water/Hill Fisheries have been incorporated in the curriculum as per ICAR recommendations. The Faculty is offering two seats each in B.F.Sc & M.F.Sc degree programmes for other hill states of the country like Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & Uttarakhand having Coldwater / Hill fisheries resources. Students from these states are already taking the benefit of this provision. Students of Fisheries have excelled at National level in various competitive examinations conducted for research fellowships and ARS. Under ICAR JRF, students have shown 100% results (with National Ranking as high as 3) all along during the past which has resulted SKUAST-Kashmir to rank at No.3 among the Best SAUs in India.

  • Brief Details

    • Name Faculty of Fisheries
    • Tel. 0194-2262214 (O), 0194-2262214, 09419004020
    • E-mail deanfofy@skuastkashmir.ac.in
    • Dean Dr. Masood-ul-Hassan Balkhi
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    • Address Faculty of Fisheries, Rangil, Ganderbal

The Faculty has following Divisions:

• Fisheries Resource Management

• Aquaculture

• Aquatic Environmental Management

• Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry

• Fish Genetics and Biotechnology

• Aquatic Animal Health Management

• Fisheries Engineering

• Post-Harvest Technology (Fisheries)

• Social Sciences