College of Fisheries
Coordinates: The College of Fisheries, Mangalore, Karnataka, a premier fisheries education and research institute was established in 1969 by the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. The college has become part of the newly established Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar.
The college has twin campuses. The main campus with administrative block, library, Aquaculture, Fishery Microbiology, Fisheries Resources and Management and Fisheries Environment and Ecology departments, hostels (for men and women), training centre, guest house, auditorium, sports complex, swimming pool, post office and bank is at Yekkur, Kankanady, Mangalore on NH 17.
The College offers B.F. Sc, M.F. Sc and Ph.D. programs in Fisheries Sciences. The M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. programs have been offered in five branches: Aquaculture, Fishery Microbiology, Fish Processing Technology, Fisheries Resources and Management, and Fisheries Environment and Ecology.
College of Fisheries Alumni Association (COFAA)
College of Fisheries Alumni Association (COFAA) started in 1980 by a group of like-minded alumni led by R N Ramachandra under the guidance of Prof. H P C Shetty has been enjoying patronage and support from its members. Over 1300 graduates passed out from the portals of the college are contributing significantly for the development of the association and the institute. Over the last 30 years the COFAA has undergone a metamorphosis with its own office building cum guest house on the campus.
The student association of the college organizes the Fishco Festival every year. Forty colleges from all over the Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts participates in it. The three-day event comprises fine arts, literary, and cultural competitions.
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