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Updated on 31 May, 2013

Diploma in Aquaculture (DAQ)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 7,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


  • 10+2 with science

The Diploma in Aquaculture aims to develop interest in aquaculture or breeding and rearing of aquatic animals and plants in enclosures or confinements. Aqua farming or Aquaculture is viewed as the best option for catching fish to provide food for the growing masses and provide them with alternative livelihood opportunities for their socio-economic upliftment. In many developing countries fish and other aquaculture products serve as the main source of cheap protein to combat malnutrition and under nutrition, fish having essential amino acids, which are often lacking in cereal protein substitute.

As the Aquaculture sector also employs large number of people the diploma can provide technical know how to the traditional fisher-folk, develop entrepreneurship, update technical knowledge in professionals already engaged in aquaculture activities, and will create awareness and promote green aquaculture involving environmental-friendly practices.

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[Updated on 23-Jul-2024]