New Director for CIFT, Cochin


Dr. Ravishankar C.N., Principal Scientist and Head, Fish Processing Division assumed charge of Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin. Born in Karnataka in 1963, Ravishankar earned his Bachelor Degree in Fisheries Sciences from College of Fisheries, Mangalore under the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore in 1984 followed by Post Graduation and Ph.D. from the same university in 1986 and 1990. He joined CIFT, Cochin as Scientist in 1991. He had participated in the First Indian Antarctic Expedition and travelled widely abroad for training and consultancy programmes. His areas of specialization include fish processing and packaging technologies and has developed, popularized and transferred many technologies to the seafood industry. He has more than 200 International and National publications to his credit and has filed 17 patents. So far, he has guided six students for Ph.D. and 28 students for their Post Graduation. Outstanding Team Research Award in the field of Fish Products Technology, from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, K. Chidambaram Memorial Award from Fisheries Technocrats Forum, Gold Medal for his Ph.D. work, Merit Certificate from Royal Institute of Public Health & Hygiene, London are some of the awards received by Dr. Ravishankar. He was instrumental in establishing Business Incubation Centre with office and pilot plant facility for the entrepreneurship development in fish and other food products.

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