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Dr. Ravishankar C.N

Director & Vice Chancellor,
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education,
ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,
Govt. of India, Mumbai, India


Dr. Ravishankar, C.N is Presently working as Director and Vice Chancellor of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, under ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. Earlier to this he was the Director of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology Cochin during 2014-21. He has Bachelor Degree in Fisheries Sciences; Post-graduation in Industrial Fishery Technology and Ph.D in Fish Processing Technology from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He has successfully completed international certification courses like ‘Managing Sustainable Projects and Programmes’ from University of Bradford, United Kingdom and Course on HACCP from Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, London, UK. He has over 35 years of experience in food science research, post-harvest fisheries technologies, food safety, technology commercialization and business incubation. Handled many International and National Research projects and has participated in the First Indian Antarctic Expedition.

Successfully established India’s first Fisheries Business Incubation Centre and supported more than 65 entrepreneurs in setting up new business ventures. Published 180 research papers in peer reviewed journals, 78 book chapters, 54 technical articles, authored/edited 11 books; Guided 8 PhD and 30 masters students. He is the Fellow of NAAS, AFSTI, SOFTI and KSTA and received many awards for his contribution in the field of Fisheries Harvest and Post-Harvest technologies.

He is the Chair of Scientific panel on Fish and Fish Products, FSSAI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India; Nodal Authority for developing Approved Standard DeepSea Fishing vessel Design and Specification, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and waterways, GoI; Committee for drafting National Policy on Post-Harvest Processing and Marketing of Fish and Fishery Products, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, GoI. He has served as member of important committees in many Governmental organisations like ICAR, NABL, FSSAI, BIS, LDCL, DFRL, DBT, MoFPI, MPEDA and acted as consultant to many international and national organisations.