Admission to M.F.Sc course in Seafood Safety and Trade in
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) have announced its new M.F.Sc programme in Seafood Safety and Trade. The course is sanctioned recently by the University Grants Commission, under its Innovative Programme – Technology and Research in Interdisciplinary and Emerging Areas. The course will commence from September 2012.
The two year (4 semester) programme is interdisciplinary in nature and is designed to mould professionals of the topmost order capable of tackling the challenges faced by the flourishing seafood industry. The course aims at developing manpower specialized in managerial skills demanded by the trade and seafood industry and to extend state of the art research opportunities in emerging vistas related to seafood trade, sea food quality assurance and international trade.
The postgraduates in Seafood Safety and Trade can take up entry level positions in Seafood production, Sales, Marketing, Quality assurance, Food safety, Total quality management, Import/Export, etc. In addition to the permanent faculty of Cochin University of Science and Technology, the National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training (NIFPHTT), Cochin, Ministry of Agriculture and various seafood processing and exporting factories under the aegis of Seafood Exporters Association will collaborate with the programme, especially in the practical training & project work of the students.
The eligibility for admission to the course is a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries/ Food Technology/ Food Science/ Food Microbiology/ Food Biochemistry/ Zoology with at least 55% marks in optional subjects. Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries includes Industrial Fisheries/ Aquaculture/ Fishery Science/Industrial Fish & Fisheries/B.F.Sc (Nautical Science). Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology/Food Science includes B.Tech/B.E./B.Sc.in Food Science and Technology/ Food Science and Management/Food Science/Food Technology/Food Processing Technology/Food Science and Quality Control.
Admission will be based on a written test to be conducted by the University in Cochin on 2nd September 2012. The venue and time of the test will be notified in the Hall Ticket. All candidates should apply online and the online application form is available on the web site http://indfish.cusat.ac.in.
After applying online, a self-attested copy of the confirmation page should be forwarded to the Director, School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Cochin 682 016 along with the application fee of Rs.950/-(Rs.425/- for SC/ST candidates) by way of Demand Draft drawn from any nationalized bank in favour of The Registrar, CUSAT payable at Ernakulam. The last date for submitting application is 16th August 2012. All short listed candidates should download their hall ticket from the above website. Admission test for the course will be held on 2nd September 2012 in Kochi only and the results will be published in the website within one day.
Points to be noted:
- Only online application will be accepted.
- Fees Rs950/- for all candidates except SC/ST candidates.
- Fees Rs425/- for SC/ST candidates.
- Fees to be paid by way of Demand Draft drawn from any
- Confirmation page along with the Demand Draft should be forwarded to the Director.
- Last date for receiving applications 16-08-2012.
- Hall Tickets can be downloaded from 20-08-2012.
- Test date 02-09-2012.
- Test Centre: CUSAT, Cochin