DirectorIt is my privilege to welcome you to the Web Site of Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), the premier Institution under the Government of India, Ministry of Fisheries & Animal Husbandry & Dairying,  Govt.of India which offers comprehensive training programmes covering various disciplines like Nautical Science, Fishing Technology, Marine Engineering, and allied areas.

CIFNET plays a pivotal role in shaping the blue revolution of the country by creating technical manpower for marine operation including fishing, navigation and marine engineering and related shore establishments.

CIFNET is the only National Institute of its kind in India and one of the premier Institutes in Asia which caters to the training requirements of technical and certified personnel to mann the ocean going fishing vessels and other fishery establishments. The Institute conducts various training programmes to meet its mandates among which BFSc(NS) affiliated to CUSAT and VNC/MFC recognized by DGET/MSDE, New Delhi are prominent.

The Institute has also expanded its mandate for training the fishermen of the coastal states under capacity building training programme under Blue Revolution.

Apart from our Head Quarters at Kochi we have 2 other units functioning one each at Chennai and Visakhapatnam. CIFNET from its inception has earned good name as the only Institution in the country to develop the skill manpower for deep sea fishery.

A major strength in CIFNET is the availability of well equipped deep sea fishery training vessels at three centres namely, M.V. Prashikshani is at Cochin, M.V. Skipper II at Chennai and M. V. Tharangini at Vishakhapatanam. Practical training in various fishing techniques like Tuna long lining, bottom trawling, Midwater trawling etc and navigating the vessel in the sea and operation and maintenance of marine engines at sea are provided through intensive onboard training throughout their study period.

Trade courses provided by the institute are residential. Hence, to accommodate all the trainees, all 3 centers of CIFNET have excellent hostel facilities. At main campus CIFNET Cochin, a new modern hostel facility inaugurated in the golden jubilee year of CIFNET in 2013 and has all the facilities to accommodate 150 students at a time. 

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