KUOFS (Kerala University of Fisheries) PG Admissions 2018

Last Updated - February 17 2018

KUOFS (Kerala University of Fisheries) PG Admissions 2018

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is the first university in India exclusively dedicated to studies in fisheries and allied branches. The university provides the following Post-Graduate (PG), Post Graduate Diploma and Doctoral programmes to its students every year:

  • L.L.M. in Maritime Law (Evening Course)
  • Diploma
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • P.G. Diploma
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.)
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Only aspirants with the relevant qualifying degree can register for the above-mentioned PG/ Post Graduate Diploma/ Ph.D. programmes. Applicable aspirants can apply for the programme by downloading the prescribed application form and challan through the official university website. 

Aspirants can submit the prescribed application fee via the downloaded challan at any discipline of State Bank of Travancore. To register successfully for any of the above-mentioned programmes, duly filled-in applications along with the challan receipt should reach the university office before March 31, 2018.

  • Method of Application

    Offline

  • START DATE - END DATE

    08th Mar 2018 - 15th Apr 2018


Important Dates for KUOFS (Kerala University of Fisheries) PG Admissions 2018

M.Sc, MBA/PGDM, ME/M.Tech, LLM & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration01st - 31st Mar, 2018
MBA/PGDM, LLM, M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & Post Graduate Diploma in Science
STATUSEVENTDATE
Date of Entrance Examination20th May, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

The following section contains detailed eligibility criteria for various programmes provideed by KUFOS.

M.Sc

Master in Science (M.Sc.) – 2 years

M.Sc.  Physical Oceanography and Ocean Modelling – 10 seats

The aspirant should possess B.Sc. degree with 50% aggregate or 5.5/10.0 or 2.2/4.0 marks in any of the following subject combinations:

  1. Physics main with Mathematics and Chemistry as subsidiaries
  2. Physics main with Mathematics and Statistics as Subsidiaries
  3. Physics main with Mathematics and Computer Science/Computer applications as subsidiaries.
  4. Physics main with Mathematics and Electronics as Subsidiaries
  5. Physics main with Mathematics and Geography as subsidiaries
  6. Mathematics main with Physics and Statistics as subsidiaries
  7. Mathematics main with Physics and Computer Science / Computer Applications as subsidiaries.
  8. All three main with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry
  9. All three main with Physics, Mathematics and Statistics
  10. All three main with Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science/Computer application
  11. Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science

M.Sc. Biological Oceanography and Biodiversity – 25 seats

The aspirant should possess B.Sc. degree with 50% aggregate or 6.5/10.0 or 2.2/4.0 marks in any of the following subject combinations:

  1. B.Sc. Zoology
  2. B.Sc. Aquaculture
  3. B.Sc. Industrial Fish and Fisheries
  4. B.F.Sc.
  5. B.F.Sc. (N)
  6. B.Sc. Microbiology
  7. B.Sc. Zoology/Botany/Chemistry
  8. B.Sc. Life Science
  9. B.Sc. Biotechnology
  10. B.Sc. Bioinformatics / B.Tech. Bioinformatics

M.Sc. Applied Geo Sciences – 10 seats

The aspirant should possess a University degree with 50% or 6.5/10.00 or 2.2/4.0 marks in any of the following subject combinations:

Degree in Geology/ Geophysics/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Environmental Sciences with Geology or GIS/ Degree in Electronics/ Civil Engineering/ Coastal Engineering/ Degree in Nautical Sciences

M.Sc. Statistics – 10 seats

Aspirant should possess Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics / Statistics as the main subject with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST aspirants) or equivalent OGPA

M.Sc. Ocean Remote Sensing and GIS – 10 seats

The aspirant should possess a University degree with 50% or 5.5/10.00 or 2.2/4.0 marks in any of the following subject combinations:

Degree in Physics/ Geophysics / Geology /Mathematics/ Environmental Sciences with GIS /BE/ B.Tech in Civil Engineering/   Natural Sciences/Fishery and Life Sciences 

Graduates with (10+2 level Mathematics and Physics) /Biology/B.Sc Environmental Sciences/B.Sc Natural Sciences can also be considered for admission

M.Sc. Food Science and Technology – 15 seats

The aspirant should possess a Science degree with 50% marks or 5.5/10.0 OGPA or 2.2/4.0 OGPA in any of the following subject combinations:

  1. B.Sc (food science and /or technology) 
  2. B.Sc (Food Engineering)            
  3. B.F.Sc.            
  4. B.Sc. (Agriculture/ Horticulture/other allied agricultural sciences)            
  5. B.V.Sc             
  6. B.Sc. (Dairy Science)            
  7. B.Sc. (Chemistry/Zoology/Botany/Allied Life sciences)            
  8. B.Sc. (Microbiology/Bio-Chemistry/Biotechnology)         

M.Sc. Disaster Management - 10 seats

Aspirant should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Science or B.Tech./BE The degree of any branch with 50% marks or equivalent OGPA.

M.Sc. Biotechnology and Bio-informatics – 15 seats

The aspirant should possess a Science degree with 50% marks or 5.5/10.0 OGPA or 2.2/4.0 OGPA (50% for SC/ST aspirants) in any of the following subject combinations: 

  1. B.Sc Life Science
  2. B.Sc. (Biotechnology)      
  3. B.Sc. (Microbiology)      
  4. B.Sc. (Zoology/Botany)      
  5. B.Sc. Zoology/ Botany/ Chemistry      
  6. B.Sc (Bio-informatics/Biochemistry/Marine Biology)      
  7. B.Sc. (Aquaculture)      
  8. B.Sc. (Industrial fish & fisheries      
  9. B.F.Sc./B.F.Sc. Physics/Maths

    M.Sc. Marine Microbiology and Marine Drugs – 15 seats

    The aspirant should possess Science degree with 50% marks or 5.5/10.0 OGPA or 2.2/4.0 OGPA (50% for SC/ST aspirants) in any of the following subject combinations:                

    1. B.Sc. (Biotechnology/Microbiology)
    2. B.Sc. (Food Science & Technology) 
    3. B.Sc. (Chemistry/Zoology/Botany/Biochemistry/Life Science)
    4. B.Sc. (Aquaculture/Fisheries Science)
    5. B.F.Sc.         

    M.Sc. Marine Chemistry

    The aspirant should possess a Science graduate with Chemistry either as main or subsidiary. 

    (N) 

M.Sc. Climate Science – 10 seats

The aspirant should possess University degree with 50% or 5.5/10.00 or 2.2/4.0 marks in BSc.

MBA/PGDM

Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.) – 2 years

M.B.A. with Specialization in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Rural Management and Fisheries Business Management – 35 seats in each branch

The aspirant should be Graduate/Post Graduates in Science, Arts, Commerce or professional graduates from Indian/Foreign Universities recognised by AICTE/UGC/KUFOS with minimum 55% marks in aggregate in optional subjects under the system (10+2+3). For SC /ST aspirants, there is a relaxation of 5% in the at least need aggregate

All professional graduates of State Agricultural Universities/Deemed Universities under the ICAR system with an at least OGPA of 6.0/10.0 (5.5/10.0 for SC /ST Aspirants).

M.B.A. in Energy Management – 20 seats

Aspirant should have passed B.Tech./B.E. examination with minimum 50% marks in aggregate preferably in Mechanical / Chemical / Electrical / Electronics / Petroleum / Automobile / Marine Engineering / Polymer Technology / Production and Industrial Engineering.

ME/M.Tech

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) – 2 years

M.Tech. in Fisheries Engineering – 6 seats   degree in Marine Engineering / Civil / Mechanical / Safety & Fire / EEE / Naval Arch.

Aspirant should have obtained 60% aggregate preferably with GATE/NET  

M.Tech. degree in Mechanical / Civil / Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

in Coastal and Harbour Engineering – 10 seats in Ocean and Coastal Safety Engineering – 10 seats in Integrated Coastal Zone Management – 6 seats

The aspirant should possess B.Tech/BE degree in Integrated Coastal Zone Management/ Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Harbour Engineering/ Coastal Engineering. The aspirant must have secured minimum 50% aggregate in his/her qualifying degree.  

Law graduates, M.Sc., in Marine geology/GeoScience, Geo-Physics, Marine biology and Oceanography, B.F.Sc. are also applicable to apply for M.Tech.

The aspirant should possess a B.Tech. degree or B.E./B.Tech.

The aspirant should possess a B.Tech. programme

M.Tech. degree in Civil / Mechanical / Marine / Naval Arch. 

Aspirant should have obtained 60% aggregate preferably with GATE/NET

M.Tech.

The aspirant should possess B.F.Sc.

LLM

Master of Law (LL.M.)

LL.M. in Maritime Law (Evening Course) – 10 seats

Aspirants should have passed the LL.B. Degree Examination of any University in the State of Kerala or of any other University recognised as equivalent thereto with 55% marks in the aggregate (50% for SC/ST Students). 

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctoral degree programmes leading to Ph.D. are being provideed by the following 5 faculties of KUFOS:

  1. Faculties of Fisheries
  2. Faculty of Ocean Studies and Technology
  3. Faculty of Ocean Engineering
  4. Faculty of Climate Variability and Aquatic Ecosystem
  5. Faculty of Management, Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility:

General stream: Aspirants must possess a Master’s degree from a recognised University with an at least of 50% marks in the qualifying examination, or an at least CGPA of 5.0/10. For SC/ST aspirants, a relaxation of 10% marks in the at least eligibility marks is eligible. 

ICAR stream: Aspirant should possess Master’s degree (M.F.Sc.) in the respective branch / concerned branch with an OGPA of 7.0/10 or equivalent percentage of marks. For SC/ST aspirants, an OGPA of 6.5/10 or equivalent percentage of marks at Master’s degree is sufficient. 

Post Graduate Diploma in Science & Post Graduate Diploma in Law

P.G. Diploma – 1 year

Post Graduate Diploma in Aquarium Science and Technology – 20 seats

The aspirant should possess a graduate degree in any science branch. 

Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Aquaculture – 20 seats

The aspirant should possess B.Sc. degree any Biological subjects including Botony, Zoology, Fisheries, Biotechnology etc.

Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law (Evening Course) 

The aspirant should have passed the L.L.B. Degree Examination of any University in the state of Kerala or of any other University recognized as equivalent thereto.

Diploma in Science

Diploma in Brackish Water and Marine Aquaculture – 20 seats

The aspirant should have passed 10+2 or VHSE with Biology as one of the subjects.

Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Environment Management), Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquaculture) & Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Aquatic Animal Health Management)

The aspirant should possess at least OGPA of 6.5/10.0 in his/her Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science recognised by Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies. For SC/ST aspirants, an OGPA of 5.5/10.0 is sufficient


How To Apply for KUOFS PG Admissions 2018

Diploma in Brackish Water and Marine Aquaculture, M.Sc & MBA/PGDM

Aspirants want admission to PG/ Post Graduate Diploma/ Ph.D. programmes can download the application form available at the official university website.

Along with the application form, the aspirant should also download the Challan and pay the need application fee via it in favour of “The Finance Officer, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Panangad” and payable at SBT Vyttila.

  • Application fee for SC/ST aspirants (native of Kerala only): INR 500
  • Application fee for General aspirants: INR 1000             

Duly filled-in applications, along with the original challan, should be sent to the following address:

The Registrar

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies

Panangad P.O.

Kochi 682 506

Enclosures:

Along with duly filled-in applications, the aspirant should attach the following supporting documents:

  1. Community Certificate obtained from a Revenue Officer, not below the rank of Village Officer (in case of SC/ST aspirants)
  2. No Objection Certificate and experience certificate obtained from the controlling officer related (in the case of in-service aspirants)
  3. Self-attested copies of certificates in proof of age, qualifications, mark list of qualifying examination, experience, sports activities and nativity certificate (in case of aspirants from outside Kerala)

Note: The originals of all the relevant certificates and documents should be produced at the time of interview/ admission to the programme. 


Admission/ Selection Procedure of KUOFS PG Admissions 2018

The following section contains information about the selection process for various programmes provideed by KUFOS.

M.Sc

Aspirants will be admitted to the M.Sc. programme via common entrance examination (CEE) and interview organizeed by KUFOS.

MBA/PGDM

Selection of the aspirant to the MBA programme will be based on the performance of the aspirant in the qualifying degree (30%), MAT/CAT/CMAT/KUFOS MAT entrance examination (50%), Group Discussion (10%) and Interview (10%).

ME/M.Tech

Aspirants will be admitted to the programme via common entrance examination (CEE) and interview organizeed by KUFOS.

LLM

Admission to the course shall be made only on the basis of an Entrance Test. The test shall be of 2 hour period and consist of 100 objective type questions, carrying one mark each.

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

Aspirant will be selected for admission to Ph.D. Programme on the basis of their performance in School Admission Test (SAT) and Interview organizeed by KUFOS.

The following aspirants are exempted from SAT: 

  • Teachers of Universities / Aided Colleges in Kerala, teachers who are working in Government institutions / Quasi Government recognised by KUFOS and Scientists in National Level Research Laboratories, with an at least continuous service of five years as permanent employees.
  • Aspirants who have qualified UGC/NET Lectureship examination or GATE/ICAR/KSCSTE /CSIR/ NBHM/ICSSR. 
  • Foreign students who have been sponsored under a scholarship scheme by the Government of India for studying the Ph.D. Program in India. 
  • Aspirants who possess National / Kerala State research fellowships with the valid score, with committed financial assistance at the time of want admission, in any of the National / State level eligibility tests organizeed by the agencies or by industries recognised by the University for the purpose. 
  • Aspirants who have been honoured research fellowships by the Government of India for studying a Ph.D. program in India. 

Post Graduate Diploma in Science & Post Graduate Diploma in Law

Aspirants will be selected on the basis of qualifying marks and the marks obtained in the interview.

Diploma in Science

Selection of the aspirant will be done on the basis of his/her performance in qualifying examination.


Reservation Criteria for KUOFS (Kerala University of Fisheries) PG Admissions 2018

The reservation norms prescribed by the Government of Kerala will be eligible for admission to all courses provideed by KUFOS. of Kerala. List of communities to be considered under the SC/ST category will be as per the list approved by the Govt.


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