History and overview

The College of Fisheries, Rangeilunda, under the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar was established in the year 1981 to offer undergraduate course in Fisheries viz. Bachelor of Fishery Science (B.F.Sc.). The college was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisa, Sj. Janaki Ballabh Patnaik on 27.11.1982. It is the 5th Fisheries College of India and first one in Eastern India. The College is situated at Rangeilunda adjacent to the Regional Institute for Training on Extension and is in the vicinity of Berhampur University, Bhanja Bihar. The campus is located 6 km away from Gopalpur-on-sea and spreads over an area of 20.605 acres. It is well connected to the nearest town Berhampur as well as to the state capital Bhubaneswar by road thorough National and State Highways; besides the railway linkage to both North and South India. The nearest airport is at Rangeilunda itself. The post graduate programmes, M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. were started in the year 1989 in collaboration with ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar under United Nation Development Programme

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