The details of the various facilities being provided at CIFNET are :
1. Nautical Division
Department of Nautical Science has well equipped facilities at
all three centres of CIFNET for imparting training in
Seamanship, Navigation, Marine Meteorology and Oceanography and
provided with excellent visual aids for onshore training.
The Department is responsible for imparting training, both theoretical and practical in Seamanship and Navigation for the Institutional cadets of MFVC and EDFVC including the candidates who were preparing for the competency examination for Skipper/Mates.
2. Fishing Gear Division
The Fishing Gear Division of the three Centres is responsible for handling the specialised subjects of Fishing gear materials and Design, Fishing technique, Fishery Biology, Deck Equipments etc. for the trainees of the core, ancillary and all short term courses. All the three Centres are equipped with well-established laboratory facilities with models for undertaking practical training in fishing gear materials, design and repairs.
3. Marine Engineering Division
This division is dealing with Marine Engines, Electrical technology, Electronics & Computer applications, Hydraulics, Refrigeration and Craft Technology. The above disciplines of engineering are handled by the established sections having good practical facilities of marine engineering workshop, marine engineering laboratory, electrical lab, electronics lab, craft technology workshop.
4. Maintenance Division
A full-fledged maintenance division maintains the institutional training vessels with a workshop having well trained manpower and sophisticated machineries. The workshop is also recognised by the MMD for training the Apprentice of the institute after passing out from the Regular course of the institute.
5. Training Division
The training programmes are scheduled, coordinated and monitored from the headquarters by the established training division. The examinations and the post-institutional training are also choked out and monitored by this division. The training division at the Units also helps in above programmes. The training division runs the employment guidance bureau established at the headquarters.
The Institute at Kochi and its Units at Chennai and Visakhapatnam have well equipped Library and documentation system having a good collection of Technical books/Journals in various subjects viz. Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Fishing Craft, Gear Technology, Workshop Technology, Electrical Technology, Electronics, Computer Science, Fishery Biology, Fish handling, Marine Meteorology, Oceanography, Refrigeration, Hydraulics etc. Reference facilities are also provided to the visiting scholars and students of various Institutions from these libraries.
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