Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF FISHERIES, NAUTICAL AND ENGINEERING TRAINING (CIFNET) Bachelor of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) [B.F.Sc.(N.S.)] Admission Notice 2015

Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi – 682 016, India.
Phone: 0484-2351610, 2351493, 2351790. Fax: 0484-2370879.
E-Mail: cifnet@nic.in  Website: www.cifnet.gov.in

Bachelor of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) [B.F.Sc.(N.S.)] Admission Notice 2015

Last date for receiving the filled in Application: 15 th May, 2015
Application fee Rs.500/- for General and Rs.250/- for SC / ST
Application form:

Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), erstwhile Central Institute of Fisheries Operatives (CIFO), was established in 1963 at Kochi to meet the trained manpower needs of ocean going fishing vessels and that of fishing industry, by the Govt. of India. Subsequently two units of CIFNET were established, at Chennai, Visakhapatnam in 1968 and 1981 respectively, for meeting the additional requirement of manpower necessitated by the expansion of marine fishing industry with large number of fishing vessels in their fleet. The name was later upgraded consistent with its functions as ‘Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical & Engineering Training’ (CIFNET). CIFNET is the only national institute of its kind in the country to meet the training requirements of technical and certified personnel such as Skippers, Mates, Engineers, Engine Drivers of ocean-going fishing vessels as stipulated in the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act. 1987. CIFNET is also responsible for developing the required technical manpower for supporting shore establishments.

The key objectives of the Institute are:  To create technical manpower for the operation of Ocean going· fishing vessels  To create trained manpower to manage fishery establishments·  To provide training for technical teachers of Maritime States and· Union Territories for manning their fishermen training centres  To assist developing nations in the South-east Asia, Middle-east· and African regions to create technical manpower for development of Marine Fisheries sector  To provide technical consultancy service in all its related matters· with special reference to technical manpower requirements.

The B.F.Sc.(N.S.) course offered by CIFNET is a 4-year (8 Semester) programme mainly concerned with study of fish capturing techniques, nautical science and operation of fishing vessels. This programme has an exhaustive curriculum designed to provide profound practical knowledge on various aspects of the fishing and nautical sciences. This Degree course is affiliated to Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi. This course will be converted into a Residential course in due course. This 4-year programme will be producing a new generation of experts in the fishing field who will be able to take up any challenges in the operation of fishing vessels and related research & academic spheres with confidence. The candidate who have successfully passed this degree and the basic modular courses with required sea experience are exempted from all written papers and directly (without Post-Sea courses) appear for the Mate Fishing Vessel oral examination leading to the issuance of Certificate of competency as Mate of a fishing vessel.

Mode of study Theory - The theory papers will be handled by well experienced faculties of the Institute who have proven practical track records in their field of study. The classes will be handled with modern teaching aids like Multi-media, Internet, Overhead projectors, live models etc.

Practical The curriculum is framed with special emphasis on practical aspects in Nautical science, Fishery Biology, Fishing Craft Technology, Fishing Gear etc. Practical exposure will be given to the students in the well established laboratories.

On-board training The speciality of this 4-year Degree programme is the component of on board practical training given to the students during the course of study. The onboard practical training will be an opportunity to students to get acquainted with the operation, management and maintenance of the vessel which is the unique nature of this course.

Eligibility Criteria Entry Qualification : 10 + 2 with 50% marks in Maths and 50% aggregate marks in other science subjects and also minimum 50% marks in English either in 10th or +2 std. In the case of SC/ST students only a pass is required in the qualifying examination with the above subjects.

Age limit : Maximum: 20 years as on 1st October of respective year

Vision : In case the candidate wish to take up the career on sea/vessel he/she should pass the prescribed eye test conducted by Mercantile Marine Department before admission.

Mode of selection
Admission through CET: Based on Common Entrance Test (conducted by CIFNET at Kochi), Academic performance in qualifying examination and interview.

Common Entrance Test (CET)
All applicants (except students sponsored by NRI & Foreign Nationals) who wish to undergo this B.F.Sc.(N.S.) programme with CIFNET have to appear for a Common Entrance Test at CIFNET, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi -16. The Common Entrance Test will be of objective type, which covers the topics of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English language. For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded and for every wrong answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted.

Hostel Facilities
Boys hostel : Hostel facility within the campus will be provided according to the availability only.
Girls hostel : Not available.

Downloaded application duly filled may also be sent with application fee of Rs.500/ - for general and Rs.250/ - for SC/ST through demand draft drawn in favour of ‘Senior Administrative Officer, CIFNET’ payable at Kochi – 16

How to apply
The filled applications (in the prescribed forms) along with the attested copies of certificates in respect of qualification, including mark list of 10th & 12th Standard Examination, Age and Community Certificate (in the case of SC/ST/OEC Candidates) and two self addressed (Unstamped) envelopes of size 25cms x 11cms. Should reach the Director, Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi -682016 on or before 15th May, 2015. Applications which are received late/incomplete/without age certificate/SSLC Mark List/Community Certificate (for SC/ST only)/not in the prescribed forms, will not be considered. Filled in applications shall be sent to : The Director, CIFNET Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi – 682 016

Contact Address of Units:-
Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), No. 59 S.N. Street, Kasimedu, Royapuram, Chennai – 600 013. Ph: 044-25952691, 25952692 Fax: 044-25951785.

Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), Post Bo No.191, Opposite to Fishing Harbour Beach Road, Visakhapatnam – 530 001. Ph: 0891-2563894 Fax: 0891-2566787.  

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