Training

ICAR-CIFE conducts various types of training programs ranging from 3-7 days short term programs to 6-12 months long term programs for various client groups, be it fishers, farmers, entrepreneurs, faculty, industry representatives, students, research scholars, etc. The training programs are conducted at CIFE, Mumbai as well as at four regional centres located at Kolkata, Kakinada (A.P.), Rohtak (Haryana) and Powerkheda (M.P).

Short Term Training Programs

Training Calendar (April 2017 to March 2018)  

Application: Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the respective Scientist-In-Charge / Course Coordinators directly by email or phone during the office hours (10 am to 5 pm) on working days. Application can also be sent by post addressed to the respective Scientist-In-Charge or the Training Coordinator.

Eligibility: No special qualification or prior knowledge is required to attend most of the program. Anyone who can read and write, and has an interest to learn is eligible to attend most of the training programs.

Medium: The medium of instruction will be in English and Hindi in general. However, we customise the course delivery as per the background of the participants. For instance, Marathi, Bengali and Telugu will be used in Mumbai, Kolkata and Kakinada Centres respectively in addition to English and Hindi.

Course Fees: The payment can be made at the venue on the first day of the program either in cash or DD made in favour of ICAR Unit - CIFE.

Other charges: Accommodation (for outstation candidates) and food charges will be extra and are to be borne by the participants as per the expenditure incurred. Dormitory accommodation would cost Rs.50- 75/day while food charges would be about Rs.250- 300/day.

For further details, please contact Dr. S.N.Ojha, Head (Acting), FEES Division at snojha@cife.edu.in or Dr. Dr. S.K. Pandey, CTO / Training Coordinator at skpandey@cife.edu.in.

Centre for Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) in Fisheries Science

The premier alma mater for fisheries in India, CIFE was established in 1961 as an in-service training centre mainly to impart proficient training and education to the fisheries professionals where trainees were exposed to various operative learning strategies so as to equip them to face the challenges of the fisheries sector. By year 1979, CIFE came under the administrative control of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. In recognition of its yeomen services and expertise, CIFE was deservingly conferred the Deemed-to-be-University status by UGC in 1989. Subsequently the scope and mandate have been widened to include education as well as research. This fostered a positive atmosphere to different stakeholders and facilitated them to fulfill their career objectives and goals. CIFE has made its mark in a knowledge driven economy and in the process of enriching the quality of fisheries education, the academic programs offered by CIFE were accredited by ICAR and UGC. CIFE, since then, has been providing a rich curriculum mixed with a wide range of extra-curricular activities for holistic development of fisheries professionals.

CIFE continues to be a global player in fisheries academics and research by creating globally competent students and faculty through world class education. In view of this, the ICAR, New Delhi sanctioned the only CAFT in Fisheries Science and was established at CIFE, ‘Centre of Advanced Studies in Fisheries Science’ during 1994 (vide F.No:1-2/93(CAS)/UNDP Dated 11.11.1994) which was subsequently renamed as ‘Centre for Advanced Faculty Training.’

The primary objective of CAFT is to impart trainers training in specialized aspects of fisheries and allied sciences for improving faculty competence.

DBT sponsored 3 months National Training in "Molecular Biology & Biotechnology" for Fisheries Professionals

There is a program for 3 months on National Training in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology For Fisheries Professionals. The objective of the training is to create a core group of fisheries scientists equipped with knowledge of molecular biology and biotechnology tools and to promote such research through post-training mentoring. The eligible for this program are Assistant Professors/ Scientists and above employed in SAUs, CAUs, Fisheries Colleges, research institutes, traditional universities and engaged in research and teaching in the area of aquaculture, fisheries and allied disciplines. Post-doctoral Fellows working in this field and associated with above mentioned institutions are also eligible. The candidates should be interested in applying molecular biology and biotechnology tools for addressing issues in the fisheries and aquaculture sector and are required to submit a ‘Statement of Purpose’ highlighting any issue of their interest.

The program is conducted at this Centres and Specializations:

  • ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai – ‘Mol Biol, Genomics & Transgenics’
  • ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar – ‘Aquaculture Biotech, Genomics & Molecular Breeding’
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi – ‘Marine Biotech’.

Dates available for participating in this program in Summer batch: 02.05.2016 to 31.07.2016 and Winter batch: 01.11.2016 to 31.01.2017. Participants for each batch will be ten at each centre. For travelling purpose Train AC 2Tier fare is permissible for joining of selected participants and boarding and lodging will be provided as permissible under the project. For further details, please contact Dr. Aparna Chaudhary at aparnac@cife.edu.in

PG Diploma in Inland Fisheries & Aquaculture Management (PGDIF&AM)

The 3rd Batch of One year course would begin from May, 2016 at ICAR-CIFE Kolkata Centre. For admission, eligibility, fees and other details download the Prospectus. For inquiries, please contact Officer In Charge, Kolkata Centre at kolkata@cife.edu.in

Customised Programs - including Sponsored Programs

In addition to listed programs, ICAR-CIFE conducts customised and tailor-made programs for interested agencies / group of people in all areas of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as provides Technical Consultancy Services, undertakes contract research and Turn Key projects on mutually agreed terms and conditions. Interested agencies / candidates are advised to write to director@cife.edu.in with a copy to snojha@cife.edu.in. For all other queries related to training at CIFE, please contact the Training Coordinator skpandey@cife.edu.in.

CIFE organised several Customised Training Programs notably for 300 fish farmers from Telangana sponsored by Government of Telangana and World Bank, and for 500 farmers from Bihar sponsored by Government of Bihar and NFDB. It has also conducted custom made refresher courses for State Fisheries Department officers from Kerala, Maharashtra, Harayana, Punjab and several northern eastern States.

List of Training Programs Conducted during 2014-15

S,no Name of the Program Period
1.
Research Strategies for Mitigation and Impact of Climate Change on Fisheries
2012-13
2.
Responsible harvest and quality standards for seafood export
2012-13
3.
Broodstock Management
for Quality Seed Production
2011-12
4.
Advanced analytical Techniques for Aquatic Enviroment
2010-11
5.
Fisheries Resource Management
2009-10
6.
Recombinant DNA Technology Idea to Products
2008-09
7.
Seafood Microbiology and Quality Control
2008-09
8.
Nutritional biotechnology for qualitative and quantitative enhancement in food fishes
2008-09
9.
Recent Advances in aquaculture technologies
2007-08
10.
Brood stock development management and breeding plans for quality seed production
2007-08
11.
Recent advances in biochemical and molecular techniques and their applications in aquaculture
2006-07
12.
Genetic improvement of fish: A biotechnological approach
2006-07
13.
Nutritional strategies and feeding management in finish and shellfish
2006-07
14.
Advances in disease diagnostics for finfish & shellfish health management
2005-06
15.
Advances in Fish Immunology
2005-06

Short Term Training Programmes / Special Training Programmes for NE States/ Other States etc. Organized

Title Venue Duration No. of Participants
Handholding training programme on freshwater aquaculture IESWM, Department of Environment, W.B.
22-26 Apr, 2014
23
On-Job Training Programme on Culture of carp & ornamental fish and fish processing JLN College, Rohtas, Bihar (B.Sc. Industrial Fish & Fisheries students)
21 Apr -7 May, 2014
21
Ornamental fish breeding and culture
NFDB, Hyderabad
24- 30 Jun, 2014
24
Magur breeding & hatchery management

CIFE Centre

Powerkheda

02-08 Jul, 2014
8
Freshwater aquaculture
NFDB, Hyderabad
04-10 Jul, 2014
25
Freshwater aquaculture
NFDB, Hyderabad
30 Jul- 5 Aug, 2014
26
In-Plant Training programme
Kolkata centre
31 Jul- 27 Sep, 2014
21
Carp breeding and hatchery management

CIFE Centre

Powarkheda

16-22 Jul, 2014
17
Seed production and culture of Magur
CIFE Centre Kakinada
01-07 Aug, 2014
4
Pangusius breeding & carp Seed production

Samra, Dhantri Rajiv

Gandhi Fish Farm, Raipur

Chattisgarh

03-05 Aug, 2014
35
Integrated fish farming system State Fisheries Dept . Raipur
03-05 Aug, 2014
46
Ornamental fish breeding & culture
NFDB, Hyderabad
19-25 Aug, 2014
26
National Level Training Programme on Entrepreneurship development in ornamental fish breeding & culture
CIFE,Mumbai
19-25Aug, 2014
9
Carp culture practices and recent advances

CIFE Centre Powarkheda

01-06 Sep, 2014
23
Seed production and culture of Magur
CIFE Centre
08-12 Sep, 2014
15
Freshwater aquaculture
NFDB, Hyderabad
09 to 15 Sep, 14
25
Brackishwater finfish and shellfish aquaculture
CIFE Centre Kakinada
22-26 Sep, 2014
15
In Plant Training programme
CIFE Centre Kakinada
30 Sep-29 Nov 2014
21
On-Job training programme on Fish processing technology, ornamental fish breeding & culture
CIFE Centre Kolkata
09-22 Oct, 2014
32
Inland saline water aquaculture management practices
CIFE Centre Rohtak
13-17 Oct, 2014
17
Soil and water quality management in aquaculture
CIFE Centre Rohtak
20-25 Oct,, 2014
25
Inland saline water aquaculture management practices
CIFE Centre Rohtak
27-31 Oct, 2014
44
Disease diagnosis, control and treatment measures in aquaculture
CIFE Ccentre Kakinada
27 Oct - 02 Nov, 2014
10
Advances in carp culture practices
CIFE Centre Powarkheda
27 Oct - 01 Nov, 2014
11
Ornamental fish breeding & culture
NFDB, Hyderabad
07-13 Nov, 2014
25
Freshwater pisciculture World Bank financed Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Project
01-05 Dec, 2014
51
Freshwater aquaculture
NFDB, Hyderabad
07 - 13 Dec, 2014
25
Training on Fish nutrition and feeding strategies  
16- 22 Dec, 2014
06
Matsya palan (in Hindi) CIFE Centre Powarkheda
16-20 Dec, 2014
24
Ornamental fish breeding & culture
MPEDA
02-06 Jan, 2015
21
Fish and prawn culture (in Hindi) CIFE Centre Powarkheda
28 Jan - 06 Feb, 2015
20
Fish and prawn culture (Hindi) CIFE Centre Powarkheda
09-18 Feb, 2015
19
Field training programme for DoF, Kerala
CIFE Centre
16-20 Feb, 2015
10
Ornamental fish breeding & culture
NFDB, Hyderabad
17-23 Feb, 2015
28
Fish processing and value added

fish products

NFDB, Hyderabad
23 Feb - 01 Mar, 2015
20
Mithe pani me machhli palan
Khagaria, Bihar
24 Feb-02 Mar, 2015
25
Fish and prawn culture (Hindi) CIFE Centre Powarkheda
19-28 Feb, 2015
20
Important aspects of fisheries & aquaculture CIFE Centre Powarkheda
02-07 Mar, 2015
11
Data analysis through statistical software SPSS
CIFE, Mumbai
23-27 Mar, 2015
24
Fish nutrition, feeding strategies
NFDB, Hyderabad
03 - 10 Mar, 2015
25
Mithe pani me machhli palan
Bhojpur, Bihar
10-19 Mar, 15
25
Mithe pani me machhli palan
Sheohar, Bihar
11-19 Mar, 15
14
Mithe pani me machhli palan
Buxar, Bihar
20-26 Mar, 2015
19
Mithe pani me machhli palan
Jehanabad, Bihar
27 Mar-02 Apr, 2015
25
Fish and prawn culture (Hindi)
CIFE Centre Powarkheda
23 Mar - 1 Apr, 2015
14

Following training manuals and extension materials were developed during the period under report to support the extension and TOT programs.

  • Management of Commercial Giant Freshwater Prawn Hatchery.
  • Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
  • Culture of Carps and Giant Freshwater Prawn,
  • Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Fish Culture- at a glance in English.
  • Fish Culture- at a glance in Hindi.
  • Fish Culture- at a glance in Manipuri.
  • Fish Culture - at a glance in Marathi.
  • Ornamental Fish breeding and Culture in English, Hindi and Marathi