Updated On - December 17th 2020, Updated By - shubham


Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University - TNJFU:- Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University is the 20th university in Tamil Nadu, founded in 2012 in Nagapattinam, Nagapattinam district.

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Tamil Nadu Fisheries University is a state university which was established in 2012. TNFU offers UG, PG, and doctoral programs which include M.Tech, MBA,  M.F.Sc, B.F.Sc, B.Tech, and Ph.D. B.F.Sc. and B.E. courses under the Faculty of Fisheries Sciences and Engineering. The entrance exam is conducted for PG and research programs whereas students have to register themselves online for UG courses and they must have their senior secondary education.

For Ph.D., students have to pass the ICAR test and then after displaying merit lists, students have to go through the counseling round.

University has not updated the 2021 admission dates. University will display admission dates 2021-22  soon on its website.


Tamil Nadu Fisheries University took part in the grand exhibition at Asia's largest Advanced Institute for Integrated Research in Livestock and Animal Sciences at Thalaivasal in Kallakurichi. Visit this link

Former names
Tamil Nadu Fisheries University
MottoEducate, Innovate, Elevate
TypeState university
FounderJ. Jayalalithaa
ChancellorGovernor of Tamil Nadu
Vice-ChancellorDr. S. Felix, Ph.D.,
Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Admission 2021-22

TNJFU Admission: The University offers Professional courses, Research courses, and also provides training. This University has three different institutes that provide undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs to the students. This University offers every year some higher-level programs like Master in Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc. in 10 disciplines), Master in Philosophy (M.Phil. in 1 discipline),and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. in 7 disciplines). The candidate required a graduate degree for admission in the same subject for PG admission. University provides Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Admission 2021 on the basis of the entrance exam. If the candidate takes admission through the online process then they need to go to the official website of the University. At the form submission time student required to pay the registration fee then the candidate is appearing for the University entrance exam.

TNJFU Admission Eligibility Criteria 2021-22

University declared some criteria for M.F.Sc Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Admission 2021. Candidate must have to degree of B.F.Sc from any recognized University. For the general category, the candidate must require the 65% marks in each semester. For the SC/ST candidate passing marks is sufficient.  

TNJFU Application Form 2021-22

  • First, go through the official website.
  • Website:- http://www.tnjfu.ac.in/
  • Click on the link "application form" that shows the in the corner.
  • After clicking registration form will be coming out.
  • An applicant has to fill that form with all their details such as name, date of birth, education details, etc.
  • Check before the submission of the registration form.
  • After that click on the click on the submit button.
  • It will take a few mins to process
  • An applicant has to pay the amount for registration.


1. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi
2. Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri (Near Chennai),Thiruvallur
3. Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thalainayeru, Nagapattinam
4 College of Fisheries Engineering, Vettar River View Campus, Nagapattinam
5 Institute of Fisheries Biotechnology, Vaniyanchavadi, Chennai
6 College of Fish Nutrition and Food Technology, Madhavaram, Chennai
7 College of Fisheries Nautical Technology, Shore Campus, Thoothukudi
8 College of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Nagapattinam
9 TNJFU Business School (Fisheries),Vaniyanchavadi, Chennai
10 Paraprofessional Institute of Fisheries Technology, Royapuram, Chennai
11 Institute of Fisheries Postgraduate Studies, Vaniyanchavadi, Chennai

Documents Required in TNJFU

  • 10 and 12 marks sheet
  • category certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • Aadhar card
  • Pan card
  • voter ID card
  • Category certificate
  • Address proof


B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) : 160 + 7 seats Fishermen wards
B.Tech. (Fisheries Engineering) : 30 + 1 seat Fishermen ward
B.Tech. (Biotechnology)* 40 seats
B.Tech. (Food Technology)* 40 seats
B.Tech. (Fisheries Nautical Technology)* 20 seats
B.Tech. (Energy & Environmental Engineering)* 20 seats
B.B.A. (Fisheries Business Management)* 20 seats
B.Voc. (Industrial Fish Processing Technology)* 25 seats

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University offers following professional degree

TNJFU UG Programmes Admission:

  • B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) - with an intake of 160 students per year.
  • B.Tech. (Fisheries Engineering) - with an intake of 30 students per year.
  • B.Tech. (Biotechnology) – with an intake of 40 students per year. (self- finance)
  • B.Tech. (Food Technology) – with an intake of 40 students per year. (self- finance)
  • B.Tech. (Energy & Environmental Engineering) – with an intake of 20 students from this academic year (self- finance).
  • B. Tech. (Fisheries Nautical Technology) - with an intake of 20 students from this
    academic year (self- finance).
  • B.B.A. (Fisheries Business Management) - with an intake of 20 students from this
    academic year (self- finance).
  • B.Voc. (Industrial Fish Processing Technology) - with an intake of 25 students per year.
    (UGC Sponsored Course)

TNJFU PG Programmes Admission:

  • Master of Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc.) in twelve disciplines with an intake of 49 students per year.
  • MBA (Fisheries Enterprises Management) – with an intake of 20 students per year (self-finance)
  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology) – with an intake of 10 students from this academic year (self-finance).
  • Ph.D. in Fisheries Science in ten disciplines with an intake of 35 students per year.
  • Ph.D. in Life Science. (Part-time)

Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Courses

University provides various awareness programs such as

  • Lobster trap
  • Squid jigging,
  • FADs ( Fish Aggregating Devices) and Hygienic handling of fishery products for export trade
  • Fisheries Science
  • Fish Quality Management
  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries Biology, and Capture Fisheries
  • Fisheries Resources & Economics and Fish Processing Technology

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