“University has been established for the development of fisheries and ocean studies and for ensuring proper and systematic instruction, teaching, training and research and extension exclusively in fisheries and ocean studies in the state of Kerala ”.
The Vice-Chancellor is the chief executive officer and the Registrar the administrative head of the University. The Governing Council is the supreme executive authority of the University that is supported by the Senate, Academic Council, Research Council, School Governing Council and Department Governing Councils. The day-to-day administration is carried out by the office of the Registrar under whom the Finance Officer, responsible for the financial management of the University functions. On the research side, the Directorate of Research, and on the extension side the Directorate of Extension co-ordinate the respective activities. Examination and allied activities are vested with the Controller of Examinations. Academic activities related to the different Schools are controlled by the School Directors under whom the various Head of Departments function.
The following are the authorities of the University
1. The Senate
2. The University Governing Council
3. The Academic Council
4. The Research Council
5. The School Governing Councils
6. The Department Governing Councils
7. The Faculties; and such other bodies as may be specified by the Statutes
The government had constituted the first Senate of the University as per Section o76 of KUFOS Act 5 of 2011. As per Section 10 of KUFOS Act, the Senate consists of Ex-officio Members (10), Nominated Members (24) and Elected Members (13). The term of the Senate is five years from the date of its constitution by the Chancellor and the Chancellor shall reconstitute the Senate on expiry of its term. Senate shall meet at least twice a year on dates to be fixed by the Vice-Chancellor and one of such meetings shall be called the annual meeting.
As per letter No. GS 5-957/2011 dated 19.03.2012 of His Excellency the Governor of Kerala and Chancellor of KUFOS , the first University Governing Council was formed in accordance with the provisions contained in Section 76 of KUFOS Act 5 of 2011. The Governing Council is the supreme Executive authority of the university and comprises of 23 members from among the category of Ex-officio Members (11), Elected Members (4) and Nominated Members (8). At the outset, the Govt. have formed the KUFOS Governing Council by nominating 16 members. The University Governing Council shall be reconstituted every four years. The Governing Council shall meet at least once in a month on dates to be fixed by the Vice- Chancellor after giving due notice to all members.
GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
The Academic Council shall have general control over the academic matters of the University and be responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examinations within the University and shall exercise such other powers and perform such other functions as may be conferred or imposed upon it by the Statutes. The Academic Council consists of 24 members from various realms. The Govt. had constituted the first Academic Council .
The following are the academic council members.
ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEMBERS
The Research Council is responsible for formulating research policies, identifying thrust areas, advising possible funding agencies and monitoring and reporting the progress and quality of research to the Vice -Chancellor from time to time. The Research Council shall meet at least once in six months. Research Council has not yet been constituted during the report period.