The College of Fisheries, Mangalore (http://cofm.edu.in),a premier Fisheries Education and Research Institute was established in 1969 by the then University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore as the first fisheries college in India under the agricultural university system of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. The College has now become part of the newly established Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar.
The mission of the College is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the biological, technical and economic importance of fisheries and related areas. The mandate of the College is to plan, undertake, aid, promote and co-ordinate education, research and extension in Fisheries Science. Being a premier fisheries institute, the college continues to play a key role in fisheries education and research in the country.
The College offers B.F. Sc. (4 years), M. F. Sc. (2 years) and Ph. D.Programs (3 years) in Fisheries Sciences. The M.F.Sc. and Ph. D programs have 5 branches namely Aquaculture, Fisheries Microbiology, Fish Processing Technology, Fisheries Resources and Management and Fisheries Environment and Ecology and MFSc in Fisheries Engineering Technology.
The College has twin campuses; The main campus with administrative block, library, departments of Aquaculture, Fisheries Microbiology, Fisheries Resources and Management and Aquatic Environment Management departments, hostels (both for boys and girls) guest house, auditorium, sports complex and swimming pool is located at Yekkur, Kankanady, Mangalore on NH 66 and the Technology Wing located at Hoige Bazar near the mouth of the Nethravathy River close to Arabian Sea and has department of Fish Processing Technology and Fisheries Engineering Technology.
As the leading organization, College of Fisheries, offers the physical, administrative, curricular infrastructure to manage the academic and training programs. The College has 35 faculty members specialized in various branches of fisheries sciences, basic sciences and frontier areas. Many of its faculty members have obtained their higher education and training in reputed institutes in India and abroad.
The College has advanced scientific labs: Microbial Resource Centre (recognized by the UNESCO), Disease Diagnostic Centre, Nutrition and Histopathology, Post-Harvest, Bioinformatics, Fishery Engineering and Electronics, environmental pollution monitoring and ecosystem study, geo-spatial hydrology and remote sensing. The faculty has experience in developing and implementing various research and consultancy projects in the above areas. The College is successful in securing funds for research and extension through external funding agencies and there are 20 ongoing research projects worth Rs. 394.12 Lakhs during 2016-17.