ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore organised Orientation Training
for B.Sc. (IFF) students.
A 8-days training programme for the 2 nd and 3 rd year B.Sc. (Industrial Fish & Fisheries) students
from APC College, New Barrackpore, 24 Parganas (N) has been inaugurated by Dr. B.K Das,
Director, ICAR-CIFRI on October 29, 2018 at ICAR-CIFRI Head Quarter, Barrackpore. A total
of 35 students participated in this training programme. Dr. B.K Das, while welcoming the
students during inaugural session, emphasized on the importance of Inland Fisheries
Management to ensure the life & livelihood of rural India. The training modules covered on-field
exposure visits, field demonstrations and in-house class interactions with the scientists of ICAR-
CIFRI. The interactive sessions involved the present aspects of inland open water fisheries and
problems faced by the local fishers. The students have also been engaged to submit write-up on
different aspects of inland fisheries management through group activities. The knowledge gap in
regard to delineation of inland water bodies through GIS platform, limno-chemistry of sediment
& water, ecology & fisheries of rivers & estuarine ecosystem, enhancement of fisheries in
reservoirs and wetlands, enclosure cultures, pollutants in inland waters, fish diseases & their
control in open waters, crafts & gear, importance of SIFS as health food, feed formulation &
feeding protocol, socio-economics including marketing, would be reduced after completion of
the training. Such training program would be of immense help in developing future road map for
the students and fixing their target to be achieved in coming future through concerted effort &
endeavour. The training program was ended with feedback session and written examination for
their assessment, being a part of their college curriculum. The training program was able
coordinated by Dr. A. K. Das, In-charge, Extension & Training Cell and Co-coordinated by Ms.
Sukanya Som, Scientist, E&T Cell of the Institute.