Aqua-clinic and Aquapreneur Development Program

Aqua-clinic and Aquapreneur Development Programme (28 Days)

About the course

The Aqua-clinic and Aquapreneur Development Programme (ACADP) is a highly specialized scheme launched by the National Fisheries Development Board (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India), Hyderabad. The objective of ACADP is to empower fisheries/Life sciences graduates with such skills and technical capabilities that they are either able to set up a “Service Provide Centers” known as “Aqua-clinics/Aqua-one centres” to help the aquaculture farmers or plan to set up their own aqua-farming related startups. The ACADP is being implemented in the country by National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India), Hyderabad i.e. MANAGE. through Nodal Training Institute (NTI). The OFTRI is one among the 10 NTI’s identified by MANAGE and only one from the private sector.

Course Contents

The entire training module is divided into four different sections. The contents of each section are described in the table below:

Section I10 days
  • A detailed review of Indian fisheries resources, present status and future potential in the field of fisheries in India
  • Technological know-how and scope of development
  • Entrepreneurship development opportunities in fisheries
  • Entrepreneurship promotion schemes of NFDB
Section II4 Days
  • Importance of project reports in entrepreneurship development
  • How to write a project report for availing funding support from financial institutions and developmental agencies
  • Project related costs, total cost estimates, cost benefit ratio, calculation of BEP and other financial analysis
Section III10 Days
  • Selection of topics for project preparation considering the interest of candidates and availability of resources
  • Grouping of candidates with similar project concepts
  • Review of literature, Group discussions and preparation of first DPR draft
  • Presentation of DPR in the entire group for peer review
Section IV4 Days
  • Incorporation of suggestions in the DPR
  • Presentation of final DPR

Delivery Method

Classroom lectures, One to one discussion, Presentation of case studies, Group discussions

Language of Instruction

English and/or Hindi

Number of Seats

30 (Thirty) only

Educational Qualification

Graduates in Fisheries or Life Sciences


Maximum 50 Years

Course Duration

28 Days

Course fee

The training is completely free of cost including lodging and boarding. However, the schedule of training is not known in advance. An interested candidate may pre-register to be informed about these programmes.


A participant subsequent to the successful completion of the training could submit a project proposal to MANAGE/NFDB through the NTI for setting up Aqua-one centres or aqua-farming related business and will be eligible for grant of Rs.10.00 lakh maximum.

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