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Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) MFSc And Ph.D Admissions 2020: Eligibility, Forms, Fees

Updated On - July 30th 2019 by MANSI TOPA
CIFE PG Admissions 2020

The Central Institute of Fisheries Education is the only deemed University for Fisheries Science in India.

Official Website of CIFE   

CIFE gives advertisements for M.F.Sc. in leading newspapers in the month of January/February inviting applications for admissions. The advertisements for Ph.D. programs are published in newspapers and websites in the month of March/April.

Application Fees for the Ph.D. program: INR. 1000/-

The total number of students are to be admitted by the Academic Council according to the faculty available and laboratory facilities. Both the programs conduct entrance examinations in the month of July and the institute provides prominent relaxations to the reserved quota and in-service candidates.

Check CIFE Admission 2020

  • Mode of Application

    Offline

  • START DATE - END DATE

    07th May, 2020 - 30th Jun, 2020


Important Dates

Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fisheries Resources and Management) , Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Environment Management) , Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Animal Health Management) , Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology) & Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fisheries Economics)
STATUSEVENTDATE
The issuing of application form and information bulletin by post starts as on 07th May, 2020
Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fisheries Resources and Management) , Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Environment Management) , Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Animal Health Management) , Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology) & Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fish Genetics and Breeding)
STATUSEVENTDATE
The Last date for sale of application 06th - 30th Jun, 2020
Ph.D. (Fisheries Resources & Management) , Ph.D. (Post-harvest Technology) & Ph.D. (Fisheries Economics)
STATUSEVENTDATE
Written Exam 28th Jul, 2020
Ph.D. (Fisheries Resources & Management) , Ph.D. (Post-harvest Technology) , Ph.D. (Aquatic Environment Management) & Ph.D. (Fisheries Economics)
STATUSEVENTDATE
Date of Interview 29th Jul, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fisheries Resources and Management) , Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Environment Management) & Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Animal Health Management)

  • One must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science (B.F.SC.) under the 10+2+4 system.
  • Must have obtained 60% marks or OGPA of 6.50 out of 10, or 2.60 out of 4.00 (for SC/ST categories 55% is the minimum eligibility or OGPA of 6.00 out of 10, 3 out of 5.00 or 2.40 out of 4.00)
  • The minimum age limit is 19 years.
  • For in-service candidates the minimum eligibility is B.F.Sc. However, they must have 5 years’ experience in the state department service and have to pass the deficiency course of 1 year prior to joining the program.

Ph.D. (Fisheries Resources & Management) , Ph.D. (Post-harvest Technology) & Ph.D. (Aquatic Environment Management)

  • If one wishes to apply for Ph.D. programs in CIFE then s/he must possess B.F.Sc./ M.F.Sc. (4+2) B.Sc. /M.Sc(3 years) degree from CIFE
  • Must have passed M.F.Sc. /M.Sc. with the minimum eligibility of OGPA (Overall grade Point Average) 7 out of 10 and 3.5 out of 5.
  • For SC/ST the OGPA marks are 6.5 out of 10 and 3.25 out of 5.
  • If one has a D.F.Sc. degree then s/he is eligible for the course provided that s/he has a Bachelor’s degree in biological Science and two years’ experience in fisheries development work after pursuing D.F.Sc.
  • If one is among the sponsored candidates, and if one possesses a degree in M.F.Sc. in fish and fisheries and related disciplines with a minimum of two years of experience in fisheries development then s/he is eligible for applying.
  • The minimum age limit for admission is 22 years.

Note- One shall be provided with no relaxation with the minimum age limit.


Application Process

Ph.D. (Fisheries Resources & Management) , Ph.D. (Post-harvest Technology) & Ph.D. (Aquatic Environment Management)

The candidates can apply online by visiting the official website.

  • They can download the prospectus and fill the application form online.
  • They must provide all the requisite details.
  • The applicants must mention all the previous academic qualifications.
  • To submit the form, the candidates must pay the registration fees.
  • The fees can be paid either through online or offline mode.

Application fee: INR 1000/-

Payment can be made through Credit/Debit card using e- Payment/fee collection of State Bank of India.

The application should be downloaded and a hard copy of the same along with proof of payment of fees and following self-attested certificates should be sent by Speed Post to the Asstt. Admin. Officer (PG) Section, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Examinations passed 
  • Mark sheets in detail indicating the percentage of marks, division/class obtained, etc. for all the above examinations
  • A course completion certificate 
  • Character Certificate 
  • A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination prior to the Entrance Test, or whose result is not declared can also apply. 
  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/OBC candidates are required to submit a category certificate 
  • Two copies of SoP 
  • Copy of the Receipt generated for Proof of Payment of Fees

Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fisheries Resources and Management) & Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology)

Candidates seeking admission in M.F.Sc. can obtain the information regarding the release of application forms through the leading newspapers of India.

Each year during the months of January and February the application forms are released.

Application Form and Information Bulletin can be obtained by post from the Assistant Director General (EPD), ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan - II, Pusa, New Delhi - 110012.


Selection Process

Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Fisheries Resources and Management) , Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Environment Management) & Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Animal Health Management)

If you wish to apply for M.F.Sc. then a combined examination for the award of ICAR Junior Research Fellowship and for admissions to 100% seats of Master's Degree Programme at CIFE is conducted by the Education Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, New Delhi.

You will be selected at the time of counseling for the award of ICAR Junior Research Fellowship and admission to State Agricultural Universities and Deemed Universities will be on the basis of the merit in the Entrance Examination

If you do not possess the B.F.Sc. degree, but you are having the experience of more than five years in the department, then you have to experience the deficiency course for one year in the same discipline prior to joining the M.F.Sc. program

Ph.D. (Fisheries Resources & Management) , Ph.D. (Post-harvest Technology) & Ph.D. (Aquatic Environment Management)

Candidates have to undergo an All India Competitive Written Examination for admission to Ph.D. in Fisheries which shall be held in the month of July at Mumbai.  
If you fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria, only then you will be permitted to appear at the Entrance Test. Your knowledge and aptitude will be tested before the interview is conducted in the form of an entrance examination. Prior information’s regarding the examination will be available on the website.

Exam Pattern 

Content

General Topics

Duration2 Hours
Maximum Marks150


The exam will comprise of a written exam followed by an interview round.

Qualifying Marks-

  • General/OBC (50%)
  • ST/SC (45%)
  • In-service General/OBC (45%)
  • In-service ST/SC (40%)

A minimum of 50% marks in the Entrance Test as well as in the Interview should be obtained by the candidates to be considered for admission.


Reservation Criteria

  • If you have claimed reservation for the Scheduled Caste then you would get a relaxation of 15% of the total available seats and 7 ½ % will be reserved for Scheduled Tribe and 27% for OBC categories.
  • These reservations shall be transferable, if a sufficient number of students do not fill the reserved seats for Scheduled Caste then the candidates of Scheduled Tribe may fill the seats or vice-versa in the same discipline.
  • But under no circumstances, the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe seats shall be transferable from one discipline to another discipline or from M.F.Sc. to Ph.D. program and vice-versa.
  • If you stand as a Scheduled Caste/ tribe Candidate and even if you are selected on a merit basis or on relaxed standards, you will be counted upon as reserved quota and there is no maximum limit on the admission of the candidates belonging to the two categories.
  • There is a relaxation of 2 seats for physically handicapped and Kashmiri Migrants and if you come among the underprivileged states.
  • 5 seats are reserved for M.F.Sc. if you are in-service candidates under the fisheries departments above the allotted seats of ICAR.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

Comments

Comments


1 Comment
Jeevan B

What about applicant with B.Sc. ( Botany, Zoology and Fishery Science ) and no experience can apply for M.F.Sc. in CIFE?

21 Jun, 2018 15:23
Garima Bansal

Hi Jeevan,The eligbility for the mfsc is given below:-

  • If you possess the Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science (B.F.SC.) under the 10+2+4 system then you fulfill the minimum eligibility for admission.
  • You must have obtained 60% marks or OGPA of 6.50 out of 10, or 2.60 out of 4.00 for general and (for SC/ST categories 55% is the minimum eligibility or OGPA of 6.00 out of 10, 3 out of 5.00 or 2.40 out of 4.00)
  • The minimum age limit is 19 years old as of 31st July.
  • If you are among the in-service candidates then the minimum eligibility is B.F.Sc. However, you must have 5 years’ experience in the state department service and have to pass the deficiency course of 1 year prior joining the program.

23 Jun, 2018 14:57
Shekhar kadige

So.. a 3 years degree fellow is not eligible for this mfsc Iam I right

07 Aug, 2018 14:43
Akansha Expert

Hi Shekhaar, If you possess the Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science (B.F.SC.) under the 10 2 4 system then you fulfill the minimum eligibility for admission, While You are Right.

07 Aug, 2018 16:05

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