Central Institute of the Fisheries Education

Central Institute of the Fisheries Education - Admission to Ph.D programme

Central Institute of the Fisheries Education, Deemed University: I.C.A.R., Fisheries University Road, Versova, Mumbai ? 400 061

Admission Notice 2008-2009

All India Competitive Examination for Admission to Ph. D programme for the academic session 2008-2009 commencing from 01.10.2008 will be held on 24th August 2008 (Sunday) at Mumbai.

1. Fisheries Resource Management* (No. of Seats: 6). Reservations: 1 (SC/ST)** & 1 (OBC)

2. Aquaculture (No. of Seats: 8). Reservations: 1 (SC/ST)** & 1 (OBC)

3. Post Harvest Technology (No. of Seats: 3). Reservations: 1 (SC/ST)**

4. Fish Genetics (No. of Seats: 3). Reservations: 1 (SC/ST)**

5. Fish Biotechnology (No. Seats: 2). Reservation: 1 (SC/ST)**

6. Fish Pathology & Microbiology (No. of Seats: 3). Reservation: 1 (ST/SC)**

7. Fish Nutrition & Biochemistry (No. of Seats: 4). Reservation: 1 (ST/SC)** & 1 (OBC)

8. Fish Business Management (No. of Seats: 1)

Total No. of Seats: 30, Reservations: 7 (5 SC, 2 ST) & 3 (OBC)

N.B: The candidate should opt for any one of the disciplines and he/she is required to appear for the entrance test in the same discipline. Option once exercised cannot be changed under any condition.

Number of seats are tentative and likely to be changed without prior notice.

*Separate entrance tests will be conducted for different disciplines

** Seats are reserved for first category. In case suitable candidates is not found from that category then seat will be filled through the other reserved for Physically Handicapped and Kashmiri migrants. Reservation to the candidates belonging to OBC category will be introduced as per the directive to be received from ICAR. There is a provision for admitting in-service candidates from ICAR institutes/ SAUs/ CAU/ State Fisheries Departments. In-service candidates will be required to qualify in the written entrance test. The CSIR/ UGC/ DBT/ ICMR fellows and the candidates cleared through other national level fellowships will be admitted over and above the allotted seats.


B. F. Sc & M. F. Sc (4+2 years) or B. Sc & M. Sc (3 yrs) from CIFE (till 1995) will OGPA 7.5 out of 10 and 3.75 out of 5 and OGPA for SC/ST candidates is 7.00 out of 10 and 3.50 out 5 (Or) D. F. Sc provided candidate holds a Bachelor?s degree in Biological Science and has two years of experience in fisheries development work after obtaining D.F.Sc.

In case of sponsored candidates, those holding M. Sc in Fish and Fisheries and related disciplines with at least two years experience in fisheries development work are also eligible to apply.

Age limit:

The minimum age for admission shall be 22 years as on 30th September 2008. No relaxation in age limit is permitted. No age limit for in-service candidates.


There is provision for awarding Institutional fellowship to selected candidates @ Rs.10, 500/- per month and Rs.1000/- to the in-service candidates from ICAR Institutes/ SAUs/ CAU but there is no provision for institutional fellowship for the selected candidates from State Fisheries Department.

The information Bulletin and Application forms may be obtained from the office of the Registrar, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Fisheries University Road, Seven Bungalows, Andheri (W), Mumbai ? 400 061 by submitting a bank draft of Rs.350/- drawn in favour of ?ICAR Unit, CIFE, Mumbai? payable at SBI, Versova or against cash payment at our sale counter against Rs.300/-. The application form and information bulletin can also be downloaded from CIFE website: http://www.cife.edu.in. However, such application shall be submitted along with the demand draft for Rs.300/- as mentioned above.

Date of issue of application forms: 9 May 2008

Last date for sale of application forms: I) By Post: 13th June, 2008 II) By Cash: 21st June 2008

Last date of submission of application forms: 21st June 2008

Central Institute of the Fisheries Education - Admission to Ph.D programme