The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is an autonomous public-funded institution established on 20th November 2010 and governed by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies Act, 2010. As per the Notification No.19540/Leg., I1 /2010/Law dated 28.01.2011, the Government of Kerala has promulgated Act 5 of 2011 forming the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS).
The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies is a college set up via way of means of authorities of Kerala dedicated to research in fisheries and ocean sciences. The invoice looking to set up the college became exceeded via way of means of the Kerala Legislative Assembly on 30 December 2010. The campus at Panangad lies at the western facet and eastern facets of the National Highway. The overall vicinity of this campus is 87.73 acres.
The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies is approved by UGC, ICAR, and AICTE.
The University offers UG, PG, and Doctoral programs in Fisheries Science.
The double-storied UG Ladies Hostel of KUFOS has located at the North Eastern campus close to the country-wide Highway. Adjacent to the entrance, there may be a visitor’s room and laptop lab with a net facility. The hostel construction is with a conventional Kerala fashion spacious courtyard which is likewise used as a volleyball court for the college students. Students also are furnished with a desk tennis gambling facility withinside the first ground of the hostel. The rooms withinside the hostel are all centers for studying. Besides this there may be a common have a look at the room solely for this purpose.
The PG women’s hostel of KUFOS located withinside the North East campus commenced functioning seeing that April 2016. It has a complete consumption capability of 63. Currently a complete of 69 PG college students are admitted there availing the facilities of the adjacent quarters building additionally which became allocated for the usage of the girl's hostel.
The Gents hostel for undergraduate college students is positioned withinside the midst of serene greenery on the Southern facet of the KUFOS principal campus. The hostel is having 16 double rooms, 17 single rooms, and a dormitory with a complete capability of 73 inmates. The hostel mess is administered on ?a dividing system managed via way of means of a Mess Committee such as scholar representatives.
The Library is placed on the western campus of the University at Madavana Junction adjoining Cochin Alappuzha Highway. The two-storied construction has a complete plinth vicinity of 10,000 rectangular feet. The library has obtained all simple Hardware & Software structures important for current Library and Information offerings, with the financial help of ICAR and different agencies.
The library additionally affords Wi-Fi facility via which library customers can join their laptops and different clever gadgets to get admission to e-sources. The collection of facts sources in print and digital media covers all topics withinside the thrust regions of the University plus topics of fashionable interest.
Documentary sources encompass a group of Books- 20900, Current Online Journals – 4000+ Current Indian journals – 95, DDM unique series of uncommon documents-810, FAO Publication on Fisheries -1050, Bound Volumes– 1200, Reports – 600, Standards and Specifications- 150, Newspapers -10, CD ROM databases -200.
University has a well-furnished computer lab funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The lab is fully equipped with computers and all computers are connected via the Local Area Network (LAN).
The swimming pool has a capability of four-and-a-half lakh liters of water and is 25-meter lengthy and 10-meter wide. It has 4 tracks, 4 starting blocks, all spherical deck slabs, and springboard for diving, separate converting rooms for boys and women, and an automated water purification facility. Life guard’s offerings are furnished for the protection of college students.
The selection criteria for various courses are based on the results of the entrance exam conducted each year.
A placement cell of the University ensures a maximum number of placements to UG and PG. Alumni of the university are working with various international and national academic research and industrial organizations. It holds the record of producing the maximum number of Agricultural Research Scientists for the nation. A good number of officers in the Central and State Fisheries Department are alumni of the university. It produced a large number of entrepreneurs, professionals, and scientists in the field of Food Technology, Oceanography, Management, Maritime Law, Fish Processing, Aquaculture, Hatchery, and Ornamental Fish sector.
The mission of the university is to serve as a flagship of higher learning through demonstrated and growing excellence in teaching, research, extension, scholarship, and creative work in fisheries and ocean studies, comparable with global standards that will benefit the country and the world at large.
To produce professionally and technically competent manpower in Fisheries and Ocean Studies to cater to the needs of the fast developing sector. Develop entrepreneurship among the fisheries graduates by imparting hands-on training and giving opportunities to develop management skills through Fisheries Work Experience Programme.