Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) is a State funded, unitary professional Fisheries University in India imparting education, research and training to enhance fish production and utilization by following the State Agricultural University (SAU) pattern and syllabi.


I. Faculty

  1. Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
  2. Faculty of Basic Sciences
  3. Faculty of Fisheries Engineering

II. Schools

  1. School of Aquaculture
  2. School of Harvest and Post-Harvest Technology
  3. School of Fisheries Resources and Environment Management
  4. School of Fisheries Resources and Environment Management
  5. School of Fisheries Information and Social Sciences

III. Research Centres

  1. Fisheries Research and Extension Centre, Madhavaram, Chennai
  2. Centre for Marine Fin Fish Culture, Mandapam, Ramnad District
  3. Tilapia Research Centre, Barur, Krishnagiri District
  4. Shrimp Brood Bank, Neendakara,B, Kanyakumari District
  5. Centre for Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhavanisagar, Erode District

IV. Campuses

  1. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi
  2. Institute of Fisheries Technology, Ponneri, Chennai
  3. Institute of Fisheries Technology, Nagapattinam

Academic Programmes

  1. Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc.)
  2. Master of Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc.) (Ten disciplines)
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Seven disciplines)
  4. Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Fisheries Engineering (from 2015-16)


Research activities in various fields of fisheries are operated at the three Colleges/Institutes and five Research Centres. Peripheral research centres have been established forunder taking research activities in specific fields like ornamental fishculture, recirculatary aquaculture system, tilapia farming, fresh water aquaculture, marine finfish culture, and shrimp brood development. The University has established state of art laboratory facilities for Sea food Safety and Quality Assurance, Aquaculture, Fisheries Biotechnology and Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Management apart from 40 years old Library and Fisheries Museum. Currently the University operates externally funded projects to the tune of Rs. 19.35cr.


Extension activities and outreach programmes are undertaken at the Colleges/Institutes and five Research Centres of the University. The various extension activities include conduct of certificate courses, skill development programmes, vocational training programmes, participation in exhibitions, demonstrations, farm advisory services and bringing out extension publications for promoting fisheries.