College of Fisheries, Rangeilunda

College of Fisheries

The College Facilities Selection Curriculum Course Department Research Events Faculties

The College :

The College of Fisheries was established during the year 1981 and it was shifted to the campus at Rangailunda on20thMay,1983. The College was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister, Orissa on 27-11-82. OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING:
The addition to the above grant, the ICAR provides financial assistance through it's scheme of supporting State Agril. University (SAUs). Funds are received towards purchase of equipments for the laboratories, development of instructional farms and purchase of chemicals and glasswares for practical classes, preparation of teaching aids, study tour of students and attending conference/seminars for the teachers of the college. The college has also received financial assistance from ICAR under the UNDP sponsored Center of Advance Study programme in Aquaculture in collaboration with CIFA, Kausalyaganga from the year 1989 to 1994. After the UNDP project was over, the M.F.Sc. & Ph.D. Aquaculture programmes are continued with financial assistance from the state sector.

Facilities :

Available Infrastructure:

a) Buildings:

1. Administrative Block (121 x 50) constructed with central assistance. It has 6 office rooms, one library hall and another conference hall. New laboratory block (210 x 34) constructed with central assistance, has 4 laboratories, 4 staff rooms, 1 seminar hall (furnished with moulded seating system) and a meeting room. The new laboratory block was inaugurated on 17thJune,1992 by Sri Biju Patnaik, the Hon�ble Chief Minister of Orissa.

2. Fishery Technology Block (2972 Sq.ft.) was obtained from Govt. of Orissa, Agricultural Department as a gift. It has a Fish Processing Laboratory, Fishery Microbiology Laboratory and Technology Laboratory (Canning unit).

3. Old laboratory block (3480 Sq.ft.), is a double storied building obtained as gift from Govt. of Orissa in Agril. Department. It has Fishery Biology laboratory, Fishery Engineering laboratory and 2 lecture halls and 4 staff room.

4. Hostel (160 x 90) 80 seated hostel attached with common room, mess hall, ,kitchen and office room and guest room . It is also constructed with financial assistance From ICAR.

5. Residential buildings: Five numbers of 3R quarters and three nos. of 2R quarters were received from the Govt. of Orissa Agril. Dept.

6. Newly constructed residential buildings: 10 no. of E type quarters,6 no. of D type quarters and one C type quarter are constructed with financial assistance from ICAR.

(b) Farm and Hatchery Facilities:

One Freshwater pond of one acre size is available for fresh water farming practice 10nos of cement cisterns (15 X 10) are available for experimental works. Amitav model Chinese hatchery, 2 nos. of 5 HP diesel pumps etc. are available for under taking breeding works. A 5HP air blower is installed for aeration of experimental tanks. Portable compressor is used for laboratory rearing of experimental fishes. Other farm implements such as breeding happa, hatching happa, FRP tanks, drag nets etc. are also available.

A carp hatchery with one spawning pool and 3 hatching pools water storage tank, 2 rearing tanks, and one spawn rearing units are constructed with assistance fromDRDA.

(c) Vehicles / Fishing vessels

A 56 seated bus (1981 model) and a jeep are available in this college. One 50 sea going fishing vessel is required to conduct fishing activities and other practicals pertaining to marine fisheries for teaching, research and survey activities.


i. National seminar on Shrimp seed production and farming Feb. 12-13, 1991, College of Fisheries, OUAT.

ii. State level workshop on Marine product export from Orissa problems and prospects held at College of Fisheries on 15th June,1992.

iii. National seminar on Current and emerging trends in Aquaculture and its impact on Rural development held at College of Fisheries 14-16 February, 1995.

iv. Children meet Scientist programme, NCERT, held at CIFA, Kausalyagang


Curriculum of Various Degrees :

Course Programme


It is four year course program having a total of 157 credit hours spread in 8 semesters.
The courses include
Courses in Dept. of Fishery Ext. Edn and Social Sc.
Courses in Aquaculture
Courses in Fishery Biology & Capture Fisheries
Courses in Fishery Hydrographic
Courses in Fish Harvesting & Processing Technology
Fishery project & Seminar
Fisheries Work Experience (Internship)

By this time 16 batches(197candidates) have passed out from this College obtaining B.F.Sc degree.(1996)


It is a 2 years course cum research programme started in year 1989. It has a total of 46 credit hours 27 credit hours for core courses. 9 credit hours of the courses in supporting field and 10 credit hours in Electives.In addition, the candidates are required to satisfactorily complete a project work and submit dissertation. It is evaluated by the External Examiner.No credits are allotted to thesis. Till date 8 batches or 53 candidates have passed M.F.Sc Aquaculture) from the College.


It is a three years course cum research programme started in the year 1989. In total there are 35 credits of course works and 4 credits of seminar. There shall be 25 credits for research work which is conducted from third semester not exceeding 7 credits in each semester. The Ph.D candidate is required to appear in a comprehensive examination (both written and oral) which is conducted by the Advisory Committee provided his OGPA is 6 after the course works.The oral examination of comprehensive test is conducted by an external examiner.Thesis shall be submitted at the end of 6th. semester and evaluated by 2 external examiners and 1 internal examiner who is the major advisor of the candidate. by this time 6 students have received Ph.D degree in Aquaculture.


Research Achievements :

Salient Research Findings

a) Better growth of mud crab Scylla serrata was recorded in temperature between 27.40Cto 33.50C, pH between 6.5 to 8.0 and salinity between 15-20 ppt . Further the combination of natural feed, supplementary feed and pellate feeds cause maximum growth in the species than and single type of feed. The growth of crabs are more in earthen ponds than cemented cistern. Females grow faster than males.

b) The on going research work by NATP is on Shrimp and fish brood stock development and breeding under captive conditions. Seed survey of Penaeus merguiensis is undertaken at Rushikulya river area. The availability of although Penaeus and Metapenaeus groups are located but P. merguiensis is not yet detected in this river mouth.

c) The studies on hydrobiological condition and biodiversity in salt pan near Huma, Ganjam has been carried out.

d) The maturation and spawning of mud crab Scylla seratta in captive field condition is also continuing.

e) Immunological responses of L.rohita against the bactria Aeromonas hydrophila has been studied in detail. The efficacy of vaccine prepared from various cell components of A.hydrophila has been tested through both in vitro and in vivo processes.

f) The studies on the catching efficiency of four gears, viz., 2-seam, 4-seam, High Opening Bottom Trawl, and Large Mesh Trawl in demersal water bodies of Orissa coast revealed that the Large Mesh Tawl has relatively higher catching efficiency than the rest of the other gears.

g) The pelagic group catch rate was highest in Large Mesh Trawl and the main contributions are by Trichiurus lepturus,Chirocentros dorab and Megalops cyprinoides.

h) The contribution of demersal group catch rate in percentage was highest in 2-seam.The important species contributed to the total catch was Sciaenids, Nemipterus, Lactarius.

i) The catch of crabs was maximum in LMT and the average bycatch was found to be lowest in LMT when compared with other 2- seam, 4- seam and High Opening Bottom Trawl nets.

Events Including Calendar :

Faculties :

Sl. No Name of the post No.of sanctioned post Post filled up Post vacant
1 Professor of Aquaculture 2 Nil 2
2 Assoc. Professor (Aquaculture) 3 2 1
3 Assoc. Professor, Fishery Biology 1 1 Nil
4 Assoc.Professor,Fishery Technology 1 Nil 1
5 Assoc.Professor, Fishery Microbiology 1 Nil 1
6 Aassoc.Professor, Fish physiology Biochemistry & Nutrition 1 1 Nil
7 Assoc.Professor, Marine Science 1 1 Nil
8 Asst.Professor, Aquaculture 1 1 Nil
9 Asst.Professor, Physiology, Biochemistry and Nutrition 1 Nil 1
10 Asst.Professor, Oceanography 1 Nil 1
11 Asst.Professor, Marine Biology 1 1 Nil
12 Asst. Professor, Hydrography 1 Nil 1
13 Asst.Professor, Fishery Engineering 1 1 Nil
14 Asst.Professor, Fishery Microbiology 1 1 Nil
15 Asst.Professor, Fish Processing Technology 1 1 Nil


1 Dr (Mrs) S.K.Misra Director
2 Dr D.Satapathy
3 Dr J.P. Sahu
4 Dr K. Samantaray
5 Dr H.K.Sahu
6 Dr J.K.Sahoo
7 Dr B.K.Khuntia


The College of Fisheries started M.F.Sc/Ph.D. programmes in Aquaculture in collaboration with CIFA,Kausalyaganga under the center of advance study programme of UNDP. Though the programme was started from 1986, it has started functioning from 1989. Under this programme the courses of M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. were offered by teachers of OUAT and research scientists of CIFA in addition to the above collaboration programme, the college had also linkage with O.D.A. of British Government. ODA has donated a few books to library in the year 1986. Visits of experts from Institutes of Aquaculture, Sterlling was sponsored by ODA. Under this programme the following scientists have visited the college.

i) Professor E.Naylor, Dean,School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales.

ii) Professor A.J.Matty, Prof.of Nutrition, Institute of Aquaculture,Sterlling(visited twice).

iii) Dr. James Muir, Asst.Director, Institute of Aquaculture,University of Sterlling, U.K.