Faculty of Fisheries



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 during 2012-2014.

Students Activities:

The students of the Faculty are participating in various extra- /Co-curricular activities within and outside the university with brilliant performance. The Faculty has retained the Badminton Championship Trophy all along during the past in the university. The Faculty has also received a prize for excellent performance during Inter-college competition of all fisheries colleges of India held at CIFE, Mumbai. The students are regularly participating in various NSS activities like plantation/ cleanliness drive and other environmental awareness programmes. Similar performance is shown by our students in debates etc.


The availability of fishery resources in the hill region in terms of gene pool is diverse, mainly used as food, while few of them are used for sport and ornamental purposes. The distribution of some of the species is restricted to Kashmir waters, which is very important for biodiversity of this region. The aquatic resources are diverse comprising of lakes, wetlands, reservoirs, rivers, streams, springs etc. About 42 fish species (both exotic and endemic) are reported from Kashmir. In the high mountain zones, some of the fish fauna can withstand extreme cold climate in high-altitude lakes. Such diversified natural resource bases with wide range of climatic diversity are very much conducive to conserve and rear various fish species in upland regions of India. Faculty of Fisheries comprises of nine independently functional subject-matter Divisions viz. Aquaculture, Aquatic Environmental Management, Fish Genetics & Biotechnology, Fish Nutrition & Bio-Chemistry, Fish Pathology, Fisheries Resource Management (FRM), Fishery Engineering, Post-Harvest Technology (Fisheries) and the Division of Social Sciences (comprising of disciplines of Fishery Economics, Statistics, Extension & Computer Sciences) besides a Fisheries Research-cum-Instructional Farm at Shuhama. Another such Farm is coming up at Rangil campus exclusively for Coldwater fisheries. A Flow-Through Fish hatchery has been established at Shuhama campus for seed-production of fish under ICAR funding.


The Scientists of the faculty are actively engaged in conducting regular workshops/seminars to the State Development Department Functionaries, Farmers and Fisher community in the fields of disease control, fish post harvest technology, water & fish conservation measures. The Scientists are also attending various workshops being conducted by the Directorate of Extension besides sharing experiences with the farmers on electronic/print media and through personal visits. Kisan Goshtis and Training programmes including Vocational trainings are also being conducted. The scientists of this Faculty are being continuously exposed to the latest scientific developments within and outside the country (China, Thailand, Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, America, England, South Africa).

Faculty Profile 2018-19

Faculty Profile 2017-18