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The alumni works in association with the alma mater to organize programmes that are beneficial to students and alumni. The main activities of the alumni are

1.Alumni Acdemic Backstrapping for Alma matter
2.Annual General Meeting
3.Celebrations and Gatherings.
5.Orientation session for the students for in plant training
6.Post Orientation evaluation and assistance in placement.
7.Placement assistance for the students and alumni
8.Address governmental decisions and policies affecting the prospects of alumni
9.Leadership development programmes


Address governmental decisions and policies affecting the prospects of alumni

The alumni remains alert to the laws that are enacted by governmental bodies from time to time regarding the job prospects and plays a supportive role to the students and alumni in addressing issues that arise.


Post Orientation evaluation and assistance in placement

The pre orientation is followed by a post orientation evaluation to enable the students to evaluate their strong points and assist them to choose their area of profession. The students are also assisted for placements.


Orientation session for the students for in plant training

The final batch of students are given an orientation before their in plant training by the experienced alumni.This helps the students to perform well during their training and to focus to relevant areas.


Workshop/Seminar/Training - One day National Workshop on Global Economic Recession and Fisheries Sector – Challenges and Preparedness on 6th March, 2009.

Alumni associated with the School of Industrial Fisheries, Department of Fisheries, and sister organisations to organize one day national level workshop on 6th March 2009 on "Global Economic Recession and Fisheries Sector – Challenges and Preparedness".The workshop was inaugurated by Honourable Minister for Fisheries and Registration Sri.S.Sharma .The Key note address on "Global Recession and Seafood Trade" was delivered by Sri.G.Mohankumar IAS, Chairman, MPEDA. The function was presided over by the Director, School Of Industrial Fisheries,Prof. (Dr.)B.Madhusoodhan Kurup who is also the Advisor to the Fisheries Minister. Advocate V.V Saseendran, Chairman, Matsyafed; Dr.Joy Job Kulavelil, Syndicate Member, CUSAT; Prof. (Dr.) M. Shahul Hameed, Former Director, School Of Industrial Fisheries; Sri Oommen Mathew, Director, Institute Of Management for government and Sri. Edwin Joseph, President, Industrial Fisheries Alumni Association felicitated on the occasion. Dr. M.Harikrishnan, Convenor of the programme proposed the vote of thanks.


Celebrations and Gatherings

The alumni assembled at the school for Christmas Celebrations on December 2007 and for New Year Celebrations on January 2009. These were happy gatherings and helped to bond the friendship of the alumni and was enjoyed by all.

Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting is an event keenly awaited by the alumni members and students. Right from 1982, this event is held on August 15, our Independence Day,at the school of industrial fisheries. Members from various batches flock to the school, exchange pleasantries, revive their friendship and pay their respects to their teachers. For the students at the school this is a rare occasion to interact, hear and learn from their seniors about the job prospects and experiences. There is a formal annual general meeting followed by a lunch for the students and alumni. It is heartening to say that the students make all necessary arrangements for this event and they are also invited to participate in the sessions other than those which are strictly confined to alumni like presentation of accounts, election of office bearers of the alumni, discussion on the future plans of the alumni. A noted personality will always be the chief guest of the day, along with the Director of the School of Industrial Fisheries. Faculty members of the present and past will be there to talk to the students.

During the last Annual General Meeting, Mr. Anwar Hashim, President , Seafood Exporters Association of India was the chief guest. The President delivered an interesting talk on the history of the seafood industry from its early days and on the various practical aspects of running an export oriented seafood industry.

The AGM had a very interesting session on BODY LANGUAGE, which was appreciated by all. Members got practical insights on the body language suited to various situations.


The Popular lecture series is a key event conducted by the alumni in association with the School of Industrial Fisheries. We invite experts from various fields and carefully select topics that are relevant for all.

The alumni conducted the following lecture series during the period 2007 -2009

1.Marketing of Indian Seafoods - Role of M.P.E.D.A , by Mr. Kuruvila Thomas – Director Marketing – MPEDA
2.Monofilament Long Line Fishing and On board Handling of Sashimi Grade Tuna – Mr. George Skourtiades - Australian Tuna Expert
3.Molecular Markers for Genetic Variability Studies in Fish – Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan – Senior Scientist – CMFRI
4.Viability in Seafood Industry – Mr. Jacob Thaliat, Managing Director, Seafresh Exports Ltd, Cochin.
5. Traceability in seafood industry – Mr.S.S. Shaji – Technical Officer – M.P.E.D.A



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