Mode of Application
START DATE - END DATE
08th Mar, 2018 - 15th Apr, 2018
Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is the first university in India exclusively dedicated to studies in fisheries and allied disciplines. The university offers the following Post-Graduate (PG), PG Diploma and Doctoral programmes to its students every year:
Only candidates with the relevant qualifying degree can register for the above mentioned PG/ PG Diploma/ Ph.D. programmes. Eligible candidates can apply for the programme by downloading the prescribed application form and challan through the official university website.
Candidates can submit the prescribed application fee through the downloaded challan at any branch of State Bank of Travancore. To register successfully for any of the above mentioned programmes, duly filled-in applications along with the challan receipt should reach the university office before March 31, 2018.
08th Mar, 2018 - 15th Apr, 2018
|Registration||01st - 31st Mar, 2018|
|Date of Entrance Examination||20th May, 2018|
The following section contains detailed eligibility criteria for different programmes offered by KUFOS.M.Sc
Master in Science (M.Sc.) – 2 years
M.Sc. Physical Oceanography and Ocean Modelling – 10 seats
Candidate should possess B.Sc. degree with 50% aggregate or 5.5/10.0 or 2.2/4.0 marks in any of the following subject combinations:
M.Sc. Biological Oceanography and Biodiversity – 25 seats
Candidate should possess B.Sc. degree with 50% aggregate or 6.5/10.0 or 2.2/4.0 marks in any of the following subject combinations:
M.Sc. Applied Geo Sciences – 10 seats
Candidate should possess a University degree with 50% or 6.5/10.00 or 2.2/4.0 marks in any of the following subject combinations:
Degree in Geology/ Geophysics/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Environmental Sciences with Geology or GIS/ Degree in Electronics/ Civil Engineering/ Coastal Engineering/ Degree in Nautical Sciences
M.Sc. Statistics – 10 seats
Candidate should possess Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics / Statistics as main subject with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) or equivalent OGPA
M.Sc. Ocean Remote Sensing and GIS – 10 seats
Candidate should possess a University degree with 50% or 5.5/10.00 or 2.2/4.0 marks in any of the following subject combinations:
Degree in Physics/ Geophysics / Geology /Mathematics/ Environmental Sciences with GIS /BE/ B.Tech in Civil Engineering/ Natural Sciences/Fishery and life Sciences
Graduates with (10+2 level Mathematics and Physics) /Biology/B.Sc Environmental Sciences/B.Sc Natural Sciences can also be considered for admission
M.Sc. Food Science and Technology – 15 seats
Candidate should possess a Science degree with 50% marks or 5.5/10.0 OGPA or 2.2/4.0 OGPA in any of the following subject combinations:
M.Sc. Disaster Management - 10 seats
Candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Science or B.Tech./BE Degree of any discipline with 50% marks or equivalent OGPA.
M.Sc. Biotechnology and Bio-informatics – 15 seats
Candidate should possess a Science degree with 50% marks or 5.5/10.0 OGPA or 2.2/4.0 OGPA (50% for SC/ST candidates) in any of the following subject combinations:
M.Sc. Climate Science – 10 seats
Candidate should possess University degree with 50% or 5.5/10.00 or 2.2/4.0 marks in BSc. Physics/Maths
M.Sc. Marine Microbiology and Marine Drugs – 15 seats
Candidate should possess Science degree with 50% marks or 5.5/10.0 OGPA or 2.2/4.0 OGPA (50% for SC/ST candidates) in any of the following subject combinations:
M.Sc. Marine Chemistry
Candidate should possess a Science graduate with Chemistry either as main or subsidiary.MBA/PGDM
Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.) – 2 years
M.B.A. with Specialization in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Rural Management and Fisheries Business Management – 35 seats in each discipline
Candidate should be Graduate/Post Graduates in Science, Arts, Commerce or professional graduates from Indian/Foreign Universities recognized by AICTE/UGC/KUFOS with at least 55% marks in aggregate in optional subjects under the system (10+2+3). For SC /ST candidates, there is a relaxation of 5% in the minimum required aggregate
All professional graduates of State Agricultural Universities/Deemed Universities under the ICAR system with a minimum OGPA of 6.0/10.0 (5.5/10.0 for SC /ST Candidates).
M.B.A. in Energy Management – 20 seats
Candidate should have passed B.Tech./B.E. examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate preferably in Mechanical / Chemical / Electrical / Electronics / Petroleum / Automobile / Marine Engineering / Polymer Technology / Production and Industrial Engineering.ME/M.Tech
Master of Technology (M.Tech.) – 2 years
M.Tech. in Integrated Coastal Zone Management – 6 seats
Candidate should possess B.Tech/BE degree in Integrated Coastal Zone management/ Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Harbour Engineering/ Coastal Engineering. Candidate must have secured at least 50% aggregate in his/her qualifying degree.
Law graduates, M.Sc., in Marine geology/Geo Science, Geo Physics, Marine biology and Oceanography, B.F.Sc. are also eligible to apply for M.Tech. programme
M.Tech. in Ocean and Coastal Safety Engineering – 10 seats
Candidate should possess a B.Tech. degree in Marine Engineering / Civil / Mechanical / Safety & Fire / EEE / Naval Arch.
Candidate should have obtained 60% aggregate preferably with GATE/NET
M.Tech. in Coastal and Harbour Engineering – 10 seats
Candidate should possess a B.Tech. degree in Civil / Mechanical / Marine / Naval Arch.
Candidate should have obtained 60% aggregate preferably with GATE/NET
M.Tech. in Fisheries Engineering – 6 seats
Candidate should possess B.F.Sc. degree or B.E./B.Tech. degree in Mechanical / Civil / Electronics and Instrumentation EngineeringLLM
Master of Law (LL.M.)
LL.M. in Maritime Law (Evening Course) – 10 seats
Candidates should have passed the LL.B. Degree Examination of any University in the State of Kerala or of any other University recognized as equivalent there to with 55% marks in the aggregate (50% for SC/ST Students).M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctoral degree programmes leading to Ph.D. are being offered by the following 5 faculties of KUFOS:
General stream: Candidates must possess a Master’s degree from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination, or a minimum CGPA of 5.0/10. For SC/ST candidates, a relaxation of 10% marks in the minimum eligibility marks is applicable.
ICAR stream: Candidate should possess Master’s degree (M.F.Sc.) in the respective discipline / related discipline with an OGPA of 7.0/10 or equivalent percentage of marks. For SC/ST candidates, an OGPA of 6.5/10 or equivalent percentage of marks at Master’s degree is sufficient.PG Diploma in Science & PG Diploma in Law
P.G. Diploma – 1 year
PG Diploma in Aquarium Science and Technology – 20 seats
Candidate should possess graduate degree in any science discipline.
PG Diploma in Industrial Aquaculture – 20 seats
Candidate should possess B.Sc. degree any Biological subjects including Botony, Zoology, Fisheries, Biotechnology etc.
PG Diploma in Maritime Law (Evening Course)
Candidate should have passed the L.L.B. Degree Examination of any University in the state of Kerala or of any other University recognised as equivalent thereto.Diploma in Science
Diploma in Brackish Water and Marine Aquaculture – 20 seats
Candidate should have passed 10+2 or VHSE with Biology as one of the subject.Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Environment Management) , Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquaculture) & Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Animal Health Management)
Candidate should possess minimum OGPA of 6.5/10.0 in his/her Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science recognized by Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies. For SC/ST candidates, an OGPA of 5.5/10.0 is sufficient
Candidates seeking admission to PG/ PG Diploma/ Ph.D. programmes can download the application form available at the official university website.
Along with the application form, candidate should also download the Challan and pay the required application fee through it in favour of “The Finance Officer, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Panangad” and payable at SBT Vyttila.
Duly filled-in applications, along with the original challan, should be sent to the following address:
Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies
Kochi 682 506
Along with duly filled-in applications, candidate should attach the following supporting documents:
Note: The originals of all the relevant certificates and documents should be produced at the time of interview/ admission to the programme.
The following section contains information about the selection procedure for different programmes offered by KUFOS.M.Sc
Candidates will be admitted to the M.Sc. programme through common entrance examination (CEE) and interview conducted by KUFOS.MBA/PGDM
Selection of the candidate to the MBA programme will be based on the performance of the candidate in the qualifying degree (30%), MAT/CAT/CMAT/KUFOS MAT entrance examination (50%), Group Discussion (10%) and Interview (10%).ME/M.Tech
Candidates will be admitted to the programme through common entrance examination (CEE) and interview conducted by KUFOS.LLM
Admission to the course shall be made only on the basis of an Entrance Test. The test shall be of 2 hour duration and consist of 100 objective type questions, carrying one mark each.M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Candidate will be selected for admission to Ph.D. Programme on the basis of their performance in School Admission Test (SAT) and Interview conducted by KUFOS.
The following candidates are exempted from SAT:
Candidates will be selected on the basis of qualifying marks and the marks obtained in the interview.Diploma in Science
Selection of the candidate will be done on the basis of his/her performance in qualifying examination.
The reservation norms prescribed by the Government of Kerala will be applicable for admission to all courses offered by KUFOS. List of communities to be considered under the SC/ST category will be as per the list approved by the Govt. of Kerala.