Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University is the 20th university in Tamil Nadu, founded in 2012 in Nagapattinam, Nagapattinam district. It was established under Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Act, 2012. The Act was amended in 2014.
The Directorate of Research is coordinating and monitoring the research activities of the faculty of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam. The Directorate has linkages with the State and Central Fisheries Research Institutes for the exchange of research innovations in fisheries. Further, the overall research of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University has been reviewed periodically and necessary guidelines issued. The Director of Research is administering the research activities of the faculty of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University. The Directorate is also coordinating with the Central and State Fisheries Institutions for various fisheries programmes. In order to assist in the administration of ministerial works of the Directorate, the requirement of the office staff is justified.