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Kochi, Oct 27:  

Aiming to give a fillip to technology and skill development in the fisheries sector, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture, the Technology Incubation Centre of MPEDA will collaborate with Bharthidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.

Bharathidasan University has now affiliated MPEDA – RGCA as an accredited research centre for conducting research leading to Ph.D.in marine sciences.

MPEDA – RGCA is a highly multidisciplinary organisation with strong inter-disciplinary linkages and has crossed many milestones towards achieving excellence in aquaculture. Time is now ripe for MPEDA – RGCA to associate more with the aquaculture industry and also with other research organizations, said A. Jayathilak, who is the Chairman of MPEDA and the President of RGCA.

MPEDA – RGCA has been doing yeoman service to the aqua sector through the establishment of Broodstock Multiplication Centre for Litopenaus vannamei (white leg shrimp) at Visakhapatnam; Aquatic Quarantine Facility (AQF) for L. vannamei in Chennai; and the NABL-accredited pathology and genetic laboratories at Sirkali (Tamil Nadu).

R. Babu Rajendran, Registrar, Bharthidasan University, said that discussions are also underway for entering into another MoU with MPEDA-RGCA for faculty exchange, students’ training/internship and other collaborative research programmes.

(This article was published on October 27, 2017)

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