Faculty of Fisheries


Faculty of Fisheries in SKUAST (K) was established in the year 2005 after continuous efforts of seven years with 152 newly created staff positions & a substantive position of Dean. The Faculty has come up at Rangil, Ganderbal (Srinagar), Kashmir on 229 kanals of prized land provided by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir and has became country’s first Faculty (College) of Fisheries with Coldwater/Hill Fisheries. Besides its primary mandate of Teaching, Research & Extension Education, the college has become a common facility for other hill states of the India like Himachal Pradesh, Uttararanchal Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim etc. for Human Resource Development specific to hill/coldwater fisheries. In token of this, the Academic Council of SKUAST (K) approved reservation of two seats each in BFSc & MFSc degree programmes for all these States. Number of State nominees of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim are already taking the benefit of this provision and under this provision a number of students have completed their Degress from this University.