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Dr Shivakumar Magada, Professor of Aquatic Biology was one of the chief guests at Dakshina Kannada District Badminton tournament and distributed prizes to the winners on 05.02.2017 at US Malya Indoor Stadium, Mangaluru

Students of College of Fisheries, Mangaluru participated at State level drama competition organized by Department of Kannada and Culture and Rangayana, Mysuru during 5-6, Jan 2017 at Don Bosco Hall, Mangalur. Fishcos enacted the play "Geejagana Hakki" written by Dr Shivakumar Magada and Directed by Jagan Pawar, Sanketa, Mangaluru. 

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dakshina Kannada in Collaboration with Karnataka Price Commission, Department of Agriculture organized a workshop on "Enhancement of Farmers' Income and Welfare" and National Farmers' Day on 23.12.2016 at College of Fisheries. Shri B Ramanatha Rai, Hon'ble Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment inaugurated the program.  Shri Ganesh Karnik, MLC presided over the function. Shri U T Khader, Minister for Food and Civil Supply, Sri Naleenkumar Kateel, Member of Parliment, DK, Smt Meenakshi Shanthigodu, President, Zilla Panchyat, DK, Dr Prakash Kammaradi, Chairman, Karnataka Price Commission, Dr SHivanadna Murthy, Registrar, KVAFSU, Bidar, Dr S M Shivaprakash, Director of Extension, KVAFSU, Bidar, Dr M N Venugopal, Dean, College of Fisheries, Dr Poornima Baliga, Dean, KMC, Manipal, Sri Hanumana Gowda belagurki, Adviser, KPC, Smt Kastoori Panja, Vice President, ZP, DK, Dr M R Ravi, CEO, ZP, DK, Mr Kempegowda, JDA, DK, Dr Shivakumar Magada, Head, KVK, DK were present on the occasion. About 450 people participated in the program. University officials submitted proposal for funding support under smart city project worth Rs 12 crores for establishing AGRIPARK at the campus. Six experts delivered a talk on different facets of Integrated Farming System. Daregudde village near Moodabidre was adopted for the study. 

Dr Shivakumar Magada, Professor and Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dakshina Kannada received Sri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon'ble Minster for Agriculture and Family Welfare, Govt. of India on 10.12.2016

A book on "Better Management Practices for Freshwater Ornamental Fish Production" authored by Dr Shivakumar Magada, Dr Atul Jain, Dr Anna Mercy and others was released by Sri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture and Farmers welfare, Government of India on the occasion of World Fisheries Day 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

The workshop on “National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases” for the officers of Department of Fisheries, Government of Karnataka was held on 26th August, 2016 at College of Fisheries, Mangalore. The workshop was attended by 14 fisheries officers from different parts of Karnataka. The Assistant Directors of Fisheries (ADF) were explained about the aim and objectives of the project and need for their cooperation in carrying out the surveillance work. Two brochures containing the information about the emerging diseases such as Enterocytozoonhepatopenaei (EHP) and acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) was also released.

Dr. M. N. Venugopal, Professor and Head Microbiology, on 1st October Saturday, took charge as the new Dean (Fisheries) as Dr. K. M. Shankar has superannuated from his University service.

Dr Shivakuma Magada, Professor of Aquatic Biology, Dr Mriduala Rajesh, Asst. Professor and Dr Shamasundar, Retired Professor of CoF attended the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture going on at Bangkok during 3-6, Aug 2016

Mathsya Mela 2016

Date : Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Karnataka Veterinary in Association with Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Mangalore and Fisheries Depratment, State Fisheries Development Board Hyderbad and Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd jointly organised, ‘Matsya Mela- 2016’ at the TMA Pai International Convention Centre here on march 4.

The Matsya Mela exhibition was inaugurated by the Mayor of Mangaluru Jacintha Vijay Alfred by cutting the ribbon.

The programme began with an invocation. Vice President of Matsya Mela Dr S M Shivaprakash welcomed the gathering. The programme was inaugurated by deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim by lighting the traditional lamp along with Mayor Jacintha Alfred and other dignitaries on the dais. DC Ibrahim later put live fish in a aquarium and symbolically inaugurated the three-day Matsya Mela.

Addressing the gathering DC Ibrahim said, “I am very happy to inaugurate “Matsya Mela 2016″. Whoever knows the taste of fish should come and work in Mangaluru. Since Mangaluru is famous for fish this is the right place for fish lovers. The market price for fish should be same and affordable for all, the price for fish should be fixed in Mangaluru. The availability of fish can be known through the website Now people can buy fish online. We need to make Mangaluru as the capitol for fixing the price for fish”.

He further said that fish is very clean since and it is in the water 24X7, We should forget the smell of fish. when man holds the fish with his dirty hands it will become smelly, instead of saying the fish is smelling, the nutritious value of the fish should be considered. The fish industry has great potential of providing jobs, it is immense and wide like the sea. There are a number of jobs in the fish related fields, such as fish catching, selling, packing, storage and expansion of the byproducts of fish. We can provide jobs to the people by developing aquariums, water sports, adventure sports and angling. The potential of the fish industry should be expanded so that more employment is generated. While concluding DC said that in India, Mangaluru should be the capitol to decide the price for fish.

Mayor Jacintha speaking on the occasion congratulated the organizers for the initiative in organizing Matsya Mela and wished every success.

Chairman Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Hiriyanna, MCC Commissioner Dr Gopalkrishna, V K Shetty, Dr H M Jayaprakash, Dr Shivakumar Magada and others were also present.

Waves-2015 (intercollegiate youth festival)

Dr. Manja Naik Participated as Indian delegate in International training workshop on value addition to agricultural products for increasing productivity during 7-13th September 2015 at Colombo, Sri Lanka. Organised by ministry of agriculture, Sri Lanka.

Dr. Manja Naik Participated as  International Trainee scientist in UNU-ISP sponsored collaborative research in a project on capacity building for sustainable agriculture in developing countries entitled “Conservation of Forest Resources through promotion of low cost fish smoking preservation with agricultural waste and improved packaging techniques” at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Food Research Institute, Accra, Ghana during 1-27th December 2013..

Keynote speaker

Prof (Dr) H Shivananda Murthy, Professor  & Head, Dept of Aquaculture, participated in the ‘International Conference on Fisheries & Aquaculture’ held at Colombo, Sri Lanka, as Keynote speaker during 25-27 August, 2015.

Apart from his keynote address, Prof Murthy Chaired Technical Sessions, served as Member of the International Scientific Committee and also Member of the Editorial team

Inter-collegiate Football Tournament 2015-16

College of Fisheries, Mangalore won Inter-collegiate Football Tournament 2015-16 held at Veterinary College, Bangaluru on 10 -12 September, 2015. 
College of Fisheries defeated Veterinary College, Bidar by 4-0 in the finals

World Environment Day (WED)

World Environment Day (WED) celebrated in college of Fisheries on 5th June to raise awareness and to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth followed by plantation of saplings.

Dr. Kumar Swamy, chief environment officer KSPCB, Bengaluru was the Chief Guest, Mr Chandrashekar, Regional Director, Department of Ecology and Environment, Mangalore was the Guest of Honour, Dr K.M. Shankar presided over the function

International Yoga Day Celebration

To commemorate 'International Day of Yoga' , The National Service Scheme unit of  of the College in collaboration with `Pranava Yoga and Naturopathy Centre' Mangaluru had celebrated the 'International Yoga Day' at 12.15 PM on 20th June, 2015 in the College Auditorium. Dr. Rajesh Padekal. Managing Trustee from Pranava Health Trust was the Chief Guest of the programme. 

Fish Carnival 

The ‘Fish Carnival’, also called the ‘Matsyotsava’ held at Lake Pilikula, Vamanjoor on 17th May. The event was organised mainly to entertain Mangalore Tourism and Fishing. 

Prestigious National Chanakya Award to Dr Shiavakumar Magada , Professor of Aquatic Biology
Dr Shiavakumar Magada have been awarded the prestigious “National Chanakya Award for Academic Excellence” for the year 2015 for his contribution towards profession, industry and society. This award was given by the Public Relation Council of India on 13.3.2015 at Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Dr Shiavakumar Magada receiving the award from Sri Jual Oram, Hon'ble Minister for Tribal Affairs, Government of India on 13.03.2015 at New Delhi.

Students of College of Fisheries, Mangalore bagged the first prize (Football) - KVAFSU Intercollegiate Football  & Cricket Tournament 2014 - 2015, 24th January - 26th January

Organized by Veterinary College Shivamogga

College of Fisheries, Mangalore in collaboration with All India Radio, Mangalore, Professional Fisheries Graduate Forum, Mumbai and KVK, Mangalore celebrated world food day 2014 at College campus on 16.10.2014. Dr. S.M Shivapraksh, Director of Extension, KVAFSU, Bidar inaugurated the program. Mrs. B V Padma, Station Director, AIR, Mangalore, Sri. Manohar Prasad, Senior Journalist, Manipal press, Mangalore were the chief guests. Dr K M Shankar, Dean, College of Fisheries, Mangalore presided over the function. Dr Shivakumar Magada, Professor of Aquatic Biology and coordinator of this program welcomed the gathering. Mr Prasad, compered the program. Dr H Hanumanthappa, KVK proposed vote of thanks

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KVAFSU Inter-Collegiate Basketball & Badminton Tournament 2014-15

The Karnataka veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar Inter-Collegiate Basketball and Badminton Tournament 2014-15 men and women was hosted by College of Fisheries, Mangalore on 30th September and 1st October, 2014.

Dr. B V Shivaprakash,  Director of Student Welfare, KVAFSU, Bidar  inaugurated the New Basketball Court. Dr. Kishore Kumar C. K., Director  & Chairman, Dept. Of Physical Education, Mangalore University inaugurated the tournaments on 30.09.2014 in the presence Dr. S M. Shivaprakash, Director of Extension, KVAFSU, Bidar and Sri  Parshwanath P Sr. Assistant Director of Fisheries, Mangalore,  as Chief Guests. Dr. K.M. Shankar, Dean, College of Fisheries, Mangalore presided over the function. About 140 students from 7 constituent colleges of KVAFSU, Bidar participated. The Colleges participated were Veterinary College, Bangalore, Veterinary College, Bidar, Veterinary College, Shimoga, Veterinary College, Hassan. Dairy Science College, Bangalore, Dairy Science College, Gulbarga and College of Fisheries, Mangalore.

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Ornamental Fish Production and Marketing Training

Ornamental Fish Production and Marketing Training

NSS Programme Officer discussing with I B.F.Sc. (2013-14) students for organising Campus cleaning programme

I B.F.Sc. students involved in ornamental fish garden cleaning programme as part of NSS regular activity

Blood donation camp organised in the College in collaboration with District Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore on 28-01-2014

The College of Fisheries, Mangalore in collaboration with Wenlock Hospital had organized, one day blood donation camp, on 28-01-2014. The collected blood was used for the poor patients of Wenlock and Lady Goshen Hospitals, Mangalore. The blood donors were the Staff and the Students of the College.


ICAR sponsored winter school on Reclamation of Saline and Alkaline Soils through Aquaculture6-26, Nov 2013

World Fisheries Day 2013

Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Mr. Iqlas Ahmed, Associate Professor, College of Fisheries, Mangalore

Prof. Shivakumar Magada met Sri. Abhayachandra jain,