Certificate Programmes

Research Department of Fisheries And Aquaculture offers various certificate programs to the students, is listed below.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN AQUAPONIC RECIRCULATORY AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS

Program Objectives

  • To introduce the concepts of aquaculture, hydroponics and recirculatory aquaculture systems.
  • To generate a clear understanding of the integration of components through practical training.
  • To skill the students to design, install and maintain any location specific aquaponics system.
  • To be adept in RAS technology and economics of operation of aquaponics systems.

Program Overview

The program will be spread over six months with 80 hours allotted for Theory Papers and 80 hours for practical sessions, summing up to 160 hours for the whole program. Total credits for the programme will be 8. The theory and practical sessions are spread over 20 weeks. Four days in a week will be theory and practical sessions and on the fifth day the Trainees will be taken for visits to Farms, Hatcheries, Research Institutions, Fishing Harbours, Hydroponic, Aquaponic installations, RAS installations etc. Theory will be taught on two days with two hours on each day and the practical sessions on the remaining two days will be allotted 2 hours on each day. Assessment will be based on theory, practical examinations, student presentations and at the end of the program, students are required to design and demonstrate a prototype aquaponics system to exhibit the skills acquired.

Program Outcome

On successful completion of the program the students will have attained sufficient knowledge to work in the industry for Aquaponic, Hydroponic and Recirculatory Aquaculture System installations and gained self confidence for entrepreneurship in these fields.

Total Student Intake    : 30

Eligibility                      : Plus 2 Pass with Biology as a subject of study

Scheme

 

Course Code

 

 

Course

 

Credits

 

AQPT01 Aquaculture 1
AQPT02 Hydroponics 1
AQPT03 Aquariculture 1
AQPT04 RAS Design Concepts 1
AQPT05 RAS Installation and Maintenance 1
AQPPR01 Aquaponics System Design, Installation and Maintenance

1

 

AQPPN01 Presentation for each Theory Course 1
AQPPS01 Prototype Setting 1
Total 8

Examination

  1. Theory

Examination will conducted for the 5 courses offered having 1 credit each. Maximum Grade Points attainable for each course is 25.

For all courses (Theory and Practical)/overall programme, Letter grades and GPA/CGPA are given on the following scale

Range Grade Indicator
4.50-5.00 A+ Outstanding
4.00-4.49 A Excellent
3.50-3.99 B+ Very Good
3.00-3.49 B Good (Average)
2.50-2.99 C+ Fair
2.00-2.49 C Marginal
Upto 1.99 D Deficient (Fail)

Minimum C Grade is required for successful completion of the programme.

At First Stage Evaluation, Grade Points allotment for all courses will be as follows

Grade Grade Points
A+ 5
A 4
B 3
C 2
D 1
E 0

2. Presentation

Each student shall prepare and deliver a Powerpoint Presentation of not less than 15 mins for each of the Theory courses offered.

3. Prototype Development and Report Submission

A working Prototype of the aquaponics system with all relevant components including the filtration component shall be demonstrated by each student on completion of the course along with the final practical examination.

Type of Questions

Objective type and short descriptive type questions will be asked for the final examination for each course.

 

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN AQUARIUM KEEPING & ORNAMENTAL FISH REARING

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • To inculcate importance of ornamental fish farming in relation with entrepreneurship development.
  • To give people knowledge about various techniques of ornamental fish breeding, rearing and it’s marketing to make them self-sustainable.
  • To teach techniques of construction of glass aquarium and its maintenance
  • To teach peoples about fish food production and health related problems with ornamental fish.
  • To understand status and the importance of ornamental industry.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The program will be spread over six months with 75 hours allotted for Theory Papers and 90 hours for practical sessions, summing up to 165 hours for the whole program. Total credits for the programme will be 8. The theory and practical sessions are spread over 20 weeks. Three days in a week will be theory and two days practical sessions. On each working day at the institution theory sessions will be allotted 2 hours and practical sessions will be allotted 2 hours. Assessment will be based on theory, practical examinations and student presentations.

PROGRAM OUTCOME

  • Apply information and practical experience in aquarium decoration;
  • Adept in the management, development, breeding and rearing of ornamental fish.
  • The ornamental fish industry is highly lucrative industry and more skilled personnel confident to be an entrepreneur will be one of the most important outcomes.

Total Student Intake    : 30

Eligibility                      : Plus 2 Pass with Biology as a subject of study

Scheme

Course Code Course

Credits

 

AQRT01 Aquaculture 1
AQRT02 Ornamental fishes and Plants 1
AQRT03 Construction and maintenance of Aquarium 1
AQRT04 Breeding and larval rearing 1
AQRT05 Fish  feed and health  management 1
AQRPR01 Fish and Plant identification and fish breeding 1
AQRPR02 Construction of aquarium and maintenance 1
AQRPR03 Water quality parameters, Feed preparation and health management 1

 

Examination

  1.  Theory

Examination will conducted for the 5 courses offered having 1 credit each. Maximum Grade Points attainable for each course is 25.

For all courses (Theory and Practical)/overall programme, Letter grades and GPA/CGPA are given on the following scale

Range Grade Indicator
4.50-5.00 A+ Outstanding
4.00-4.49 A Excellent
3.50-3.99 B+ Very Good
3.00-3.49 B Good (Average)
2.50-2.99 C+ Fair
2.00-2.49 C Marginal
Upto 1.99 D Deficient (Fail)

Minimum C Grade is required for successful completion of the programme.

At First Stage Evaluation, Grade Points allotment for all courses will be as follows

Grade Grade Points
A+ 5
A 4
B 3
C 2
D 1
E 0