About Us

Central Institute of Fisheries Education is the premier National Fisheries University of India dedicated to development of quality human resources in frontier areas of fisheries and aquaculture. The institution was founded on 6 June 1961 under the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India and was subsequently included in the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1979. It was befittingly conferred the Deemed University status in 1989 and since then has contributed immensely to the development of the fisheries sector through its three-pronged mandate of research, teaching and extension.

The institute has grown several folds since 1961 under the steadfast guidance of ten Directors/ Vice Chancellors. Under the able stewardship of its present Vice Chancellor
Dr. Gopal Krishna, the University is expanding its sphere of activities and has strengthened its collaborations and linkages with leading national and overseas fisheries institutions for enabling cutting-edge research and human resource development. The system is available to students, faculty members, scientists and administrative staff of CIFE