AP Fisheries University admission notification for Diploma in Fisheries – 2024

Andhra Pradesh Fisheries University
Camp office, 5th Floor, Vishal Residency, Opp. Siddhartha Engineering College,
Padmaja Nagar, Tadigadapa, Vijayawada – 524 134, Andhra Pradesh.
E-mail: apfunsp@gmail.com Website: www.apfu.ap.gov.in


Admission is based on SSC Marks. There is no separate Examination for Admission into Diploma in Fisheries.

The University has established a constituent Fisheries Polytechnic i.e. Sri MVKR Fisheries Polytechnic at Bhavadevarapalli in Krishna District and also accorded affiliation to 8 Private Fisheries Polytechnics to boost the Fisheries sector and to generate technically trained manpower.

ANDHRA PRDESH FISHERIES UNIVERSITY offers the following Diploma Programme
Name of the Diploma: Diploma in Fisheries
Duration of Diploma Programme: 2 years
Medium of Instruction: English

No. of total seats available Constituent/ Government Affiliated
50+5(EWS) 400+40(EWS)

Eligibility: The candidates should fulfill the following criteria

Academic Qualification:

  1. Candidate should have passed SSC Examination conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto by the Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh such as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Council for Secondary Education (ICSE), National Institute of Open School (NIOS), Open School Society (OSS) etc.
  2. Candidate should belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh as defined in G.O.(P). No. 646, Education (W) Dept, dated. 10.07.1979 and its subsequent amendments.
  3. Candidates who appeared SSC or equivalent examination held in March/April- 2024, and whose results are yet to be declared can also apply.
  4. Candidates who have passed SSC in compartmental and who have either discontinued or failed in intermediate are also eligible for diploma admission.
  5. Candidate who had passed intermediate or pursuing higher studies are not eligible for admission into diploma course offered by APFU.

Age Limit: Candidates who wish to seek admission into these courses shall have completed 15 years of age as on 31-08-2024 with an upper age limit of 22 years (Born in between 31.08.2002 and 31.08.2009).

Criteria for Selection: The candidates will be selected based on merit in SSC or equivalent examination, Presidential order, region and social status. In case of tie, the age of the candidate shall be taken into consideration.

Selection Process:

  • Percent of marks/Total Marks obtained in SSC or its equivalent examination will be considered in the order of merit for Seat allotment.
  • In case of tie, the marks/grade point obtained first in Science and later Mathematics and Social, respectively will be taken into consideration for tie breaking.
  • In case if tie still continues, the age of the candidates will be taken into consideration and the older candidates will be given preference.

Note: ICSE students need to enter average of three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) for science and two subjects (History & Civics; Geography) for social subject.

Reservation of seats: Refer to the information bulletin attached below

Online Registration Fee: The Online application and Counselling fee is Rs.800/- for General candidates (for SC/ST/PH candidates the fee is Rs.400/-).

  • The applicant has to select the Rupay Debit Card/UPI/Debit Card/Credit Card (Visa/Master Card)/Internet Banking option to pay the fee and follow the online instructions to complete the payment of the fee.
  • Processing charges of payment gateway as applicable are chargeable from the candidate only.

However, the candidates are allowed for online registration up to three days after last date of registration with late fee of Rs.1,600 (Rupees one thousand and six hundred only) for General and BC candidates and Rs.800 (Rupees eight hundred only) in case of SC, ST & PH (Differently abled) candidates.

Fee structure (For the Academic Year 2024-25):

Fee to be paid at the time of admission into Polytechnics (in Rs.)
S.No University Constituent (Government) Affiliated
1 APFU 1st Sem: Rs. 19675.00
2nd Sem: Rs. 4992.00Total 1st Year Fee: Rs. 24,667.00/-
1st Sem: Rs. 26,015.00
2nd Sem: Rs. 21,478.00Total 1st Year Fee: Rs.47,493.00/-

Hostel facility: It is a residential course. Accommodation for students shall be provided in Polytechnic attached hostels on payment basis in both Constituent and Affiliated polytechnics.

Download the official Information Bulletin for complete details:

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