Name Dr. Ajith Thomas John
Designation Associate Professor & H.O.D
Qualifications M.Sc., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 18 years
Date of Entry into Service  20/08/1997
Area of specializations Aquaculture, Aquaponics 
Research Area Fishing Craft and Gear Technology

Additional Qualifications:

1.Certificate in E-Commerce

  1. Certificate in Intel Teach to the Future
  2. Certificate in Beginners Course in French
  3. Certificate in Japanese Language

Publications : 21

Refresher / Orientation Courses / Training :  8

Seminars Attended : 30

Participation as Resource Person : 1

Ongoing Research Work: Guided 18 Post Graduate Students in Dissertation Works

Project Works Guided 60 Degree students in Project submissions

National and International Fellowships and Awards :

  1. a) CSIR SRF – 1996
  2. b) UGC MRP – 2007
  3. c) DBT STAR College Coordinatorship – 2012
  4. d) International Conference on Greening Fisheries “Best Paper Award” – 2013

Consultancy Services: Aquaponics Consultant

Participation in extension work:

  1. Shrimp Culture at Pizhala Shrimp Farm
  2. Organize Quiz, Essay Writing and Painting Competitions at College Level through Environmental Conservation Club (ENCON Club) sponsored by BPCL, Kochi Refinery.

Any other highlights

  1. HOD, Dept of Fisheries and Aquaculture -2004 to 2007
  2. Chairman, Board of Examinations, B.Sc. Aquaculture, B.Sc. Industrial Fish and Fisheries and M.Sc. Applied Fisheries and Aquaculture : 2004 – 2007
  3. Subject Expert, Post Graduate Commission for awarding M.Sc. Programme in Fish Processing Technology to Sacred Heart College, Thevara, 2003.
  4. Subject Expert, Commission for awarding M.Sc. Programme in Aquaculture to St. Xavier’s College, Kothavara, Vaikom, 2013.
  5. Assistant Professor in Industrial Fisheries, College of Marine Science and Technology, MASSAWA, ERITREA. 2007 – 2009.
  6. Coordinator ENCON Club, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam during 2011, 2012, 2013
  7. Coordinator, International Internship on “Empowerement through Aquaponics of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A., June 2012
  8. Coordinator STAR College Scheme of DBT, 2012-2015