A Brief Idea of the College

The northeastern India which is well known for its rich biological and cultural diversity, depend heavily on agriculture and allied activities to meet the livelihood needs. The varied climatic conditions of the region apart from varied land forms demands suitable agricultural technologies to cater the needs of the rural agricultural community. Recognizing the need for trained human resources, the Government of India, established the Central Agricultural University (CAU) with its headquarters at Imphal, Manipur through the Central Agricultural University Act, 1992, No. 40 dated 26th December 1992. The act passed through the parliament has provision for the establishment of Agricultural Education Institutes in the northeastern states of India, covering the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura. Fishes have been a reliable source of nutritionally sound and cheap food item for the people of NE. To cater and enhance the level of fish production in the NE region, the university established the College of Fisheries as one of its constituent college at Tripura through the Ordinance No. 2 of 1996, promulgated by the ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Government of India. The college started functioning from 3rd October 1998 and became the 12th Fisheries College of the country, established under the Agricultural University Education System. The college formerly located at A.D. Nagar, Agartala was shifted to the present campus at Lembucherra in September 2001. The campus has a total area of 61.36 acres provided by the State Government.

The progress

The pace with which the college has progressed over the last two decades of its establishment is enormous. The college started its journey with student strength of five B.F.Sc., and as of today the college offers M.F.Sc. in six disciplines apart from Ph.D. in one discipline. The college has done exceptionally well in academics, especially within the last decade, with fully experienced faculty members and equipped laboratories. The students of the college have done extraordinarily well in the ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship examinations bagging the top spots at least twice during the year 2013 and 2016. The students passed out the college are recruited and well established in various institutes and laboratories across the globe. As a factual figure, 42 students of the college are recruited as Agricultural Research Scientist in the ICAR system, apart from many others being appointed as Assistant Professors, KVK SMS and other state departmental positions. In terms of research, the college has slowly turned into a major research hub in fisheries field since its establishment with many ongoing research projects. The college has till now accomplished thirty numbers of externally funded projects apart from thirty two intramural research projects. The college takes pride in establishing itself with the DBT-Centre of Excellence project through which the entire fish fauna of the NE is surveyed for enriching and enhancing the fish production in the region. The extension activities of the college also have impacted many of the NE farmers who are trained in specific focal area of fish culture. The students of the college are groomed through various extra co-curricular activities from time to time and they have brought several laurels in both university and national level competitions.