Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) is the twentieth college in Tamil Nadu, established in 2012 in Nagapattinam, Nagapattinam region. It was built up under Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Act, 2012.The Act was revised in 2014.Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) is the State-subsidized Fisheries University in India giving proficient instruction, research and preparing to upgrade angle creation and use by taking after the State Agricultural University (SAU) example and syllabi. The Department of Fisheries was begun in the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) amid 1973.The Fisheries College, Thoothukudi was set up in 1977 and the main cluster of understudies for B.F.Sc., program were conceded. The Fisheries College was overhauled as Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI) amid the year 1989. The Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI), Thoothukudi turned into a constituent Institute of the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) with impact from 20.09.1989. The Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) was set up on June 19, 2012 with head quarters at Nagapattinam.
Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc): 80 Students per year (FC&RI Thoothukudi - 40 , FC&RI Ponneri - 40).Master of Fisheries Science: Master of Fisheries Science offered various departments:Department of Inland Aquaculture, Department of Fisheries Biology and Resource Management , Department of Fisheries Economics, Department of Fisheries Extension, Department of Fish Processing Technology, Department of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering, Department of Fisheries Biotechnology, Department of Fish Pathology and Health Management, Department of Fisheries Environment Management, Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management. Ph.D offered in following 7 discipline: Department of Inland Aquaculture, Department of Fisheries Biology and Resource Management, Department of Fisheries Economics, Department of Fish Processing Technology, Department of Aquatic Environment Management, Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management, Department of Fisheries Extension.
The Directorate of Research is co-ordinating and checking the exploration exercises of staff of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam. The Directorate has linkages with the State and Central Fisheries Research Institutes for the trading of research developments in fisheries. Assist, the general research of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University has been checked on occasionally and fundamental rules issued. The Director of Research is controlling the examination exercises of the workforce of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University. He is likewise planning with the Central and State Fisheries Institutions for different fisheries programs. Keeping in mind the end goal to aid the organization of ecclesiastical works of the Directorate, the necessity of the workplace staff is supported.