In Kottayam

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  • Bachelor
  • Kottayam

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Priyadarshini Hills P.O., 686560, Kerala, India
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Course programme


The Mahatma Gandhi University offers B.Sc. AQUACULTURE course to its students. The course structure is designed in keeping with the competencies required to excel today. The Brief Structure for it is as follows:

Common course English
Biology of Fishes
Principles and Methods in Aquaculture
Freshwater aquaculture
Biology of Fishes
Complementary Biochemistry
Complementary Biochemistry Practical
Complementary Zoology
Complementary Zoology Practical

Module 1: Taxonomy of Fishes
Module 2: General Characteristics
Module 3: Feeding and Growth
Module 4: Reproduction and Migration
Module 5: Digestion, Respiration and Circulation
Module 6: Endocrinology and Excretion

Module 1 Introduction
Module 2: Pond Ecology
Module 3 ...Types of ponds
Module 4...Cultivable Freshwater fishes
Module 5...Brackishwater culture and mariculture
Module 6...Fisheries institutes
Freshwater aquaculture
Biology of Fishes


1. Morphometric measurements of fishes

2. Fin forms of fishes and swimming behaviour

3. Types of scales, mounting of placoid, cycloid & ctenoid scales

4. Adaptation of mouth in relation to the feeding habit.

5. Examination of structure of gill and assessment of feeding behaviour - sardine/ channa sp.

6. Mounting of appendages of Prawn

7. Length - weight analysis of fishes

8. Dissect and display of alimentary canal of fishes

9. Dissect and display of alimentary canal/nervous system of prawns

10. Fecundity estimation in fishes/ prawn and its relationship with length and weight

11. Estimation of gonado somatic index & determination

12. Determination of ova diameter

13. Gut content analysis - demonstration

14. Estimation of relative length of gut

Mahatma Gandhi University, always in the forefront of the higher education sector of Kerala, is now restructuring the study Programmes.The revised structure and content of these courses intend to attain new heights and horizons of knowledge emerging in the various phases of life. This new and meaningful changes gives emphasis on student choice and self-learning. Choice based credit semester system is the main feature of the new system. This new system will provide ample space for qualitative transformation from the existing system.

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