Department of Fishery Microbiology:Brief information on the department:
The Department is offering courses in Basic and Applied Microbiology to undergraduate (B.F.Sc.) students. The Department has facilities for students to specialise in Fishery Microbiology and obtain Master (M.F.Sc.) and Ph.D. degrees in this subject. The Department is the only Centre in India offering M.F.Sc and Ph.D. degree in Fishery Microbiology. The Department offers courses to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D levels to students in various topics of fishery microbiology.
The Department of Fishery Microbiology has been recognized by UNESCO as a Microbial Resource Centre ( MIRCEN ) for Marine Biotechnology. The MIRCEN at Mangalore serves as an advanced center for research and training in this area. Activities under the UNESCO Programme include International training workshops, training young researchers from other countries under UNESCO short-term Biotechnology fellowships, Hosting guest Professors, Information resource in Marine Biotechnology and Career guidance. Several young scientists from countries such as Peru, China, Sweden and Bangladesh have undergone training under UNESCO Program
Major Research interests of the Department:
The Department also offers short term training programmes in different areas for officers of Government Departments, Technicians from hatcheries and fish processing units and Scientists from universities and research institutions. Some of the areas in which training is offered are shrimp disease diagnosis using PCR and traditional methods, bacteriological techniques in aquaculture, Molecular techniques for rapid detection of pathogens associated with seafoods, Testing efficiency of probiotics and antimicrobial agents, Microbiological and biochemical tests of water and Short term training in Bioinformatics, development of EST bank and functional genomics.
The Department has several ongoing projects funded by different agencies which are as follows:
Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology:
Funding Agency : Indian Council of Medical Research:
Funding Agency : INDO-ACIAR NACA
Funding Agency : Indian Council of Agricultural Research