Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai

Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Pune, Mumbai was established in 1961 to disseminate professional knowledge about fishing to fisheries professionals.

CIFE was conferred the Deemed University status by UGC in 1989.

In 2004, the courses of the institute were accredited by ICAR because of the superior qualities of the teaching module of the institute.

Courses offered at Central Institute of Fisheries Technology

  1. MFSc

  2. Fisheries Resources Management (FRM)

  3. Fish Nutrition & Biochemistry (FNB)

  4. Fisheries Business Management (FBM)

  5. Inland Aquaculture (AC)

  6. Mariculture (MC)

  7. Freshwater Aquaculture (FWA)

  8. Post Harvest Technology (PHT)

  9. Fish Genetics & Biotechnology (FGB)

  10. Fish Pathology & Microbiology (FPM)



  • Eligibility: Candidates should have Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries Science (BFSc) with atleast 60% marks, under 10 + 2 + 4 system.
  • Admission procedure: A combined examination for the award of ICAR Junior Research Fellowship and admission to Master's Degree program at the CIFE is conducted by the India Council of Agriculture Research, in the 1st week of June for admission in the course.

Ph. D. Fisheries Resource Management

  1. Inland aquaculture

  2. Mariculture

  3. Post Harvest Technology

  4. Fish Genetics

  5. Fishery Biotechnology

  6. Fish Pathology & Microbiology

  7. Fish Nutrition & Biochemistry

  8. Fisheries Business Management

Eligibility for Ph. d

  • PhD:
  • Eligibility:
  • 1. MFSc (4 years) or
  • 2. BFSc with 2years Post Graduation or
  • 3.3 years BSc with 3years Post Graduation or
  • 4. Bachelor's degree in Biological Science with two years of experience in fisheries development work after obtaining DFSc
  • Admission Procedure: Admission are made on the basis of written test (200 marks) and interview for PhD. The marks will have weight age of 20 % for academics, 70% for subject matter written test and 10% for interview.

Diploma course is offered in the following subject

Post graduation in Inland Fisheries Management.

Placement: The lucrative placement opportunities are offered in the following sectors:

  1. Development of Nitrogenous Bacterial Fertilizers for Aquaculture

  2. Documentation of Halophilic Bacterial Diversity in Western Rajasthan

  3. Aquatic Environment Management

  4. Microcystin-L Rand Anacystin in Powai Lake and Their Impact on the Zooplankton and Ichthyofauna

  5. Chromium Resistant Bacteria as Potential Bio remediators in Aquatic Environments

  6. Fisheries Nutrition & Biochemistry

  7. Fisheries Genetics & Biotechnology

  8. Mapping of the Biodiversity along Mumbai Coast with Special Reference to Pollution

  9. Mapping of Biotoxins in Marine Cnidarians and Conids and Evaluation of Their Beneficial Properties

  10. Bio-ecology of Inter tidal Macrobenthos in the Changing Environment around Mumbai and Their Heavy metal Bio accumulation

  11. Public Sector

  12. State Fisheries Department

  13. Inland Fisheries


The facilities offered by the institute are as follows:

Research scopes are provided in the following areas

  1. Aquaculture

  2. Fisheries Nutrition & Biochemistry

  3. Fisheries Genetics & Biotechnology

  4. Aquatic Environment Management

  5. Harvest & Post Harvest Technology

  6. Fisheries Informatics Technology Eva

  7. Fisheries Resource Management

  8. Aquatic Animal Health Management


ICAR offers special scholarships for meritorious students.

The institute offers extension programs for fulfilling the following goals of the candidates:

  1. For development of knowledge based system

  2. Training and Human Resource Development of Personnel

  3. Augmentation of the strengths of the State Department of Fisheries.


The institute has several centers in the following places:

  1. Kolkata

  2. Kakinada

  3. Rohtak

  4. Powerkheda.


Contact details of Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai:

  • Fisheries University Road, Seven Bungalows, Andheri (W), Mumbai-400061
  • Phone No. + 91 22 2636 1446/⅞
  • Fax: + 91 22 2636 1573
  • Email: contact@cife.edu.in
  • Administration:
  • Dr. Dilip Kumar Director
  • Dr. S C Mukherjee Joint Director& Head
  • Dr. M P Singh Kohli Head & Principal Scientist
  • Website: www.cife.edu.in