ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, is conducting one-month longin-plant training on “Processing and Quality Assurance in Fisheries” for B.F. Sc. students of College of Fisheries,Dholi in Bihar. The programmehas been startedon digital platform from 1st September, 2020 onwards as part of students’ professional advancement for requirement of B.F. Sc. course.
Inaugurating the programme Dr. R. C. Srivastava, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University (RPCAU), Pusa, Bihar lauded the accomplishments of ICAR-CIFT for its pioneering work in strengthening the fishery export of the country through its innovative harvest, post-harvest technologies and quality management techniques. Highlighting the importance of agro-processing for developing start-ups and entrepreneurship in agriculture, he showed keen interest to ink MOU with ICAR-CIFT, Cochin for collaborative research and capacity building programmes in fish processing.
Presiding over the event, Dr.Ravishankar C.N., Director ICAR-CIFT, Cochin urged the students to aim for the ‘job providers’ instead of ‘job seekers’by exploring some innovations in the field and utilising the cutting edge technologies developed by the research organisations. Expressing concern over the pandemic situation, he assured the students that ICAR-CIFT is ready to extend the facilities and the required research support to students for pursuing higher studies or any agribusiness enterprises in fisheries.
The training has been formulated adding the major features of fish processing, quality assurance, fisheries technology, engineering and social sciences with the objective of imparting comprehensive knowledge related to different aspects of post-harvest technologies in fish and fishery products. A team of scientists from ICAR-CIFT comprising of Dr. Mohan C O, Dr. Parvathy, Dr Pankaj Kumar and Dr D Uchhoi are co-ordinating this training program.