Week 1: Introduction to Aquaculture: Characteristics of important cultivable fish and shellfish; Selection criteria, Water budget, and Conservation strategies.
Week 2: Technology of Closed Aquaculture: Transformation of open culture to closed high tech technology; Intensive farming in high-tech tanks, Re-circulatory system; Flow-through system, Raceway culture.
Week 3: Farming systems: Polyculture, Integrated multitrophic aquaculture; Coastal and Mariculture, Algal culture, Macroalgae or Seaweed culture, Pearl culture.
Week 4: Technology of Crustacea farming: Culture of freshwater prawn, shrimps, and crabs.
Week 5: Technology of larval rearing: Design and construction of hatcheries for carp, prawn, and shrimps; Maintenance of optimum conditions.
Week 6: Aquafeed Technology: Balanced diet, Feed formulation, Linear programming, Feed additives, Feed conversion ratio (FCR), Protein retention, Calorie retention.
Week 7: Water Quality Management: Important water quality parameters, Criteria for aquaculture, Aeration, and Chemical treatment.
Week 8: Technology of wastewater treatment: Conventional systems, Bio-electrochemical systems, Zero water exchange, and Reuse.
Week 9: Technology of organic farming: Wastewater- fed aquaculture, Integrated farming, Biofloc technology.
Week 10: Technology of Cleaner Production: Green aquaculture, Smart Aquaponic system, Bioremediation, Biofiltration, Eco-labelling.
Week 11: Aquaculture Industries: Technology of Fish products and Byproducts, Zero waste recycling.
Week 12: Environmental considerations: Impact of Climate Change on aquaculture, Mitigation and adaptive strategies.