Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture
(A Society under Marine Products Export Development Authority,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)

Technology Development Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture

Technology Transfer Training & Administrative Complex

The Technology Transfer Training and Administrative Complex (TTTAC) of RGCA is located at Karaimedu, Sirkali, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu on a 20.72 acre piece of own Land. This complex was commissioned in the year 2010 with a vision to make it a comprehensive world class Technology Transfer and Training Centre for disseminating the technologies developed at the various projects established by RGCA. This centre is designed to function as a National Training Institute to transfer of professional, economically & environmentally responsible technology on aquaculture to the fishermen, aquaculture farmers, service personnel, aquaculturists and entrepreneurs from all over the country.

The centre is equipped with most modern laboratories for aquaculture genetics & aquaculture pathology as well as a state-of-the-art reference library solely devoted to aquaculture for the service of the Aquaculture Industry. This complex is also equipped with class rooms, a mini auditorium and audio visual rooms to conduct training programmes, seminars, workshops and other awareness programmes on Aquaculture technologies.

The second phase of Infrastructure developments of the complex will add Hostel facilities for trainees, an Interpretation centre and prototype farms and hatcheries to enable to organize fully in-house training programmes.

Infrastructure Facilities


Conference Hall

Class RoomsA class room with a seating capacity of 35 supported with audio visual aids
AuditoriumSeating capacity of 91. Supported with Audio visual systems
Conference RoomSeating capacity of 17, supported with audio visual systems
Interpretation CentreCivil Facility developed, but yet to initiate development of the display material
Administrative AreaTwo separate staff rooms for the Accounts Department and the Technology Transfer & Infrastructure Development Division. Cabins for Senior Officers and Visiting consultant Scientists.
The facility has a separate Server room and a Record room. A separate Block accommodating the water treatment plant, the incinerator and Store are in place.


Project Director :    Dr. S. Kandan
Asst. Project Manager (P & A) :    Smt. B. Thripura Sundari
Asst. Project Managers (Extn) :    Dr. D V S N Raju
:    Dr. N. Baburao
:    Dr. V. Shanmuga Arasu
Asst. Accounts Managers :    Shri. Rajesh D
:    Shri. Rajeesh G
Jr. Project Manager (P & A) :    Shri. K. Marieswaran
Accountants :    Shri. K. Maheswaran
:    Shri. M. Mahadevan
:    Shri. K. Arumugam
:    Shri. K.V Ravikumar
:    Shri. B. Ananth
Jr. System Analyst :    Shri. R. Kamalraj
Electrician Cum Mechanic :    Shri. P. Babu
Administrative Assistant :    Shri. K. Rajendran
Driver :    Shri. U. Chinnadurai

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