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The establishment process of College of Fisheries Science and Research Centre, at Etawah, started with the announcement by Shri. Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji, the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on dated 14 /01/2006 while addressing the college staff and students at the University's Etawah campus on the occasion of University's centenary year, he strongly advocated a vast potential of fisheries in the nearby districts of Etawah, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Kannauj and Auraiya. In Etawah district itself, there is a confluence of five rivers viz. Kunwari, Pahuj, Jamuna, Chambal and Sind called the 'Pachnada' has a rich habitat for dolphins. Sooner, in compliance of the government orders, the necessary budgetary provisions were made to formally establish a constituent College of Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology Kanpur, at Etawah campus. After the completion of necessary constructional work, the College of Fisheries Science and Research Centre, at Etawah became functional from Year, 2015.

The mission of the College is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the biological, technical and economic importance of fisheries and related areas. The mandate of the College is to plan, undertake, aid, promote and co-ordinate education, research and extension in Fisheries Science. Being the second college in the state in fisheries science, the college continues to play a key role in fisheries education and research in the country. The College now offers BFSc (4 years) only, but there are provisions for MFSc (2 years) and PhD Programs (3 years) in Fisheries Sciences in near future.

The College has administrative block, library, departments of Aquaculture, Fisheries Microbiology, Fisheries Resources and Management and Aquatic Environment Management departments, hostels (both for boys and girls) guest house, seminar hall, and sports facilities.

The College of Fisheries, offers the physical, administrative, curricular infrastructure to manage the academic and training programs. The College has 13 sanctioned positions by the state government. These positions are in the process of recruitment. Presently, the UG program is being run by guest faculty/ contractual faculty and regular faculty from college of Agricultural Engineering in the same campus for teaching allied subjects.

The College is in the process of developing scientific labs: Microbial Resource Centre, Disease Diagnostic Centre, Nutrition and Histopathology, Post-Harvest, Bioinformatics, Fishery engineering and electronics, environmental pollution monitoring and ecosystem study, geo-spatial hydrology and remote sensing. The College is being encouraged for securing funds for research and extension through external funding agencies.

  • To impart education in different branches of Fisheries and allied Sciences.
  • To further the advancement of learning and prosecution of research in fisheries and Allied sciences
  • To undertake programs of extension education in states.


“College of Fisheries and Research Centre, Etawah, commits itself to continuously improve the quality of fisheries education, competence of its faculty to meet the changing needs of fisheries education, research and extension services. The College shall ensure state of the art technologies for undertaking fundamental and applied research”.


A. Teaching
  • Introduction of new courses in Undergraduate degree programme in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Aquatic Medicine, and Nanotechnology.
  • Diploma and Certificate Courses proposed in Fish production, Breeding of ornamental fish, value addition to fish products.
B. Research
  • Initiating research in emerging areas such as biotechnology, aquatic pollution and toxicology, fish and shellfish diseases, fish nutrition, genetics and fisheries economics and extension.
  • Initiating research in area of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Nanotechnology.
  • Innovative technologies like high premier processing, protein-polysaccharide interaction.
  • Refining of fish oil and concentration of EPA – DHA preservation.
  • Developing strategies for the conservation of aquatic life by involving the different stakeholders.
  • Biological preservation of fresh fish using bacteriocins and development of health foods
C. Community service
  • Strengthening diagnostic and health management services system for the farmers
  • Increasing awareness on conservation, biodiversity and endangered species
  • Developing community based enterprises for conservation and development.
D. Human Resource Development
  • Effort to fulfill sanctioned staff strength, which helps to meet mandated standards in teaching, research and extension.
  • Advanced training to staff in areas of biotechnology, nanotechnology and molecular biology.
  • Alumni interaction will be promoted.
E. College/Institution and Industry Collaborative Ventures
  • Collaboration with institutes both at national and international level.
  • Establishing ‘Biotechnology Fish Park’ with assistance from U.P. Government.
  • Establishing tie up with private industries in development and marketing of diagnostics and vaccines.



The administrative and academic buildings including labs are constructed and housed in double storey building in a total plinth area of 4,246 square metre. There are ten fish ponds including earthen and pitch stoned ponds. The boys and girls are provided single room accommodation in hostels separately.  The sports and library facilities are centralized with College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, in the same campus of the University.

  • Department of Aquaculture
  • Department of Fisheries Resource Management
  • Department of Aquatic Animal Health Management
  • Department of Aquatic Environment Management
  • Department of Fish Processing Technology
  • Department of Fisheries Engineering
  • Department of Fisheries Extension, Economics & Statistics
Academic Section
A. Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc)

B.  Laboratories: The college is developing under graduate level laboratories viz. microbiology lab, genetics lab, aqua culture lab, computer lab, information and communication technology lab, and Refrigeration & air-conditioning lab, processing and technology lab.

The microbiology & genetics lab has incubator, autoclave, micro- organism slides, electronic microscope, cetrifugus.  Aqua culture lab has pH testing kit, Incubator, soil testing kit, 62 specimens with various species fish, weight machine, dissolve oxygen meter, turbidity collecting/testing kit. There are 80 computers in centralized computer lab, where fisheries students do their practical works. Likewise, for information and communication technology, and Refrigeration & air-conditioning, students do practical in engineering college labs, located in the same campus. In processing technology lab, there is tray dryer, heater, auto clave, weight machine; etc. These labs need strengthening with more apparatus and machine to carry out practical demonstration.  

C. Training Program (In & outside State)

The BFSc students are required to carry out in-plant training, rural fisheries work experience training and in-and-out side study tour for 20 credits to complete their degree program. Recently, students visited Coldwater fisheries training centre Bhimtaal, Processing training centre Virawal Gujrat, Bio-floc training centre Haryana, NBFGR Lucknow, Rajasthan Fisheries department training centre and Solapur Maharashtra training centre.

Farm and Field Facilities:

Project Work

  • Ornamental Fish Culture
  • Preparation of Product & By product
  • Circulatory Aquaculture System (RAS) MODEL
Extension Activities
  • Participation in University Kisan Mela
  • Seminar and National Symposium at NBFGR & IISR
  • Rural work / Farm Visit by final Year Students

Alumni Placement

Alumni Profile
Virendra Kumar M.F.Sc RPCAU, Samastipur Abhay Sharma Fisheries Consultant Aqua Farming mobile -7906253395
Shubham Kashyap M.F.Sc (pursuing) (B.F.Sc Gold medalist) CAU, Imphal Anchal Singh Technical Services Officer & Executive ABIS EXPORTS (I) PVT.LTD (IB Group) Varanasi Mobile- 9792218242
Upendra Suman M.F.Sc (pursuing) Central Agricultural University, Imphal Satish Kumar JRF/ M.F.Sc (pursuing) Junagadh Agricultural University
Suresh Kumar Technician Dam Project, Nagpur Somesh Gupta Quality Control Technologist Zeal Aqua Pvt. Ltd

View of College of Fisheries Science at a Glance

View of Laboratories / Others at a Glance

View of Farm and Field Facilities

View of Training Program (In & outside State)

Experimental Learning Program
  1. Fishing for brooder collection.
  2. Collection of male and female brooder.
  3. Artificial propagation and induced breeding of ornamental fishes.
  4. Experimental project work on the food consumption ration of formulated diet in the ornamental fish koi carp and their growth related parameters
                                                                                                                     Aquaponic in sewage water treatment                                                       Formulation of artificial formulated diet from locally available ingredients.                                                     World Fisheries Day  Celebration in the college campus  Sample collection in Yamuna river Extra mural lecture By Dr.SudhirRaizada Ex. ADG ICAR New Delhi And Dr. A. K. Singh former Director ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal U.K.

Project Work

Ornamental Fish Culture

Preparation of Product & By product


Circulatory Aquaculture System (RAS) Model

View Of Participation In University Kisan Mela

View of Seminar and National Sypossium at NBFGR & IISR

View of Kisan Mela at Etawah

Teachers’ Day Celebration

View of Prize Distribution World Fisheries Day (21 November)

View of Presentation of 4th Year Students (2016 Batch)

View of Educational Tour

View of Rural work / Farms Visit by final Year Students

View of Visitors

Name & Designation 

Qualifications with Profile

Prof.  Nagandra Kumar Sharma Coordinator/ Dean Mob: 9411869189
Prof. Dr. J.P. Yadav Mob. 9411241616 Email: Contact+ 9411241616 Ph D, [International Journal – 27, National Journal – 06, International Conference – 15+01 (Abroad), International  workshop – 01 (Abroad),  National Conference – 25, Seminar / Conference organized – 06, Books - 02, Lead Lectures – 03, Practical Manual – 08, Projects – 83(UG+PG), Short Term Course – 09, Life Membership – 04, Awards Received – 05, Folders – 03, Magazine Editor – 02, Research Adhoc Project – 01],
Dr. Dhruv Kumar Teaching Associate PhD; PG Students Guidance – 06, Research Paper – 08 [International Journal – 5, National Journal – 03] Popular Article – 03, International / National Conference – 05, Seminar / Conference / Workshop organized – 01, Lead Lectures – 02, Books - 01, Practical Manual – 01, Projects – 26 (UG), Life Membership – 01, Awards Received – 02.
Dr. Kailash Chandra Yadav Teaching Associate Ph D; (Applied Animal Science) (Fish Reproductive Biology); M.Phil (Fisheries Biodiversity); Research Guidance PhD student – 01, PG Students Supervise – 03, Research Paper – 13 [International Journal – 08, National Journal – 05], Popular Article – 03, International / National Conference / Workshop / FDP – 10+06+02+05, Seminar / Conference / workshop organized – 02, Lead Lectures – 03, Projects – 15 (UG), Life Membership – 04, Young Scientist Award – 01, Emerging Scientist Award 01,  Awards Received – 04, Practical Manual – 01.
Dr. Priyanka Arya Teaching Associate PhD (Aquaculture), MFSc. (Aquaculture) [International Journal – 03, National Journal – 09, Articles-10, Book Chapters-05, International Conference-01, National Conference/Seminar – 15, International Workshop-02, National Workshop-01, Trainings-06,  Life Membership-02, Course-02, Young Scientist Award-02, UGC Award-01, Award-05, Project JRF-01, TV Talk-01
Amar Jeet Pal Teaching Associate   M. Phil., Research Paper – 01,  Projects – 22 (UG),
Arun Kumar Teaching Associate MFSc. (FRM), ARS NET,
Non Teaching Staff
Mr. Anil Kumar D. Pharma Medical attendant,  
Mr. Vimal Kumar B.A. Field attendant
Mr. Madhav Prasad Lab Attendant
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