M.F.Sc. Applied Aquaculture (S.F)Barkatullah University
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B. F. Sc./B.Sc. with Bio-group with IInd Div. Admission through Merit
The Department of Applied Aquaculture and Zoology is one of the best departments of Barkatullah University, Bhopal. It runs the courses of M. Sc. and M. Phil. Zoology and M. F. Sc. Applied Aquaculture. It also intends to start the course of M. Phil. Fisheries Science from coming academic session. It conducts Ph. D. programmes in diversified fields viz. finfish and shellfish biodiversity, ecology, reproductive biology, endocrinology, neurosecretory system, seed production technology, grow out trails, nutrition, feed formulation, health management and aquatic toxicology etc. As yet, the Department has completed 10 international and national major research projects, produced 32 Ph. Ds. and published about 175 research papers in reputed Indian and foreign research journals. It has made collaborations with a number of national and international research institutes for collaborative research. The students are sent to these institutes for completing their dissertation work. The Department attracts students from all over the country and thus commands National status.
The Department has the best qualified faculty for imparting instructions and practical training to the students. The Department possesses the largest campus in the University with impressive aqua cultural infrastructure viz. Chinese hatchery, Freshwater prawn hatchery, Outdoor and Indoor magur hatcheries, Artiificial pearl culture unit, Aquaria manufacturing and ornamental fish breeding unit, Roof top rain water harvesting system, Flow through aquaculture system, Dry bundh, Bangala bundh, Brood stock tanks, Nursery tanks, Rearing tanks, Stocking tanks etc. The main activities of the Department, beside teaching, training and demonstration to the students, are producing finfish and shellfish seed, its rearing and growing up to marketable size, manufacturing of aquaria and breeding of ornamental fishes, providing training, consultancy and services to other institutions! organizations. Employment avenues are open for the students pursuing their studies in these disciplines in several areas in the field of animal science, environmental science, biodiversity, aquaculture and fisheries Le., training, research, development, extension, administration and industry; the employing agencies being traditional universities, fisheries departments of central and state governments, research institutes, Fisheries corporations and federations, Co-operative organizations and fast emerging private industries in seed production, feed formulation, fish processing, boat building, net manufacturing, and many other ancillaries. The students receive practical oriented professional training and also find it easy to self employ themselves.