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SOMB is a registered society of Marine Biologists, who did or currently doing M.Sc., M.Phil. or Ph.D. programmes in Marine Biology and the faculty members and technical staff in the Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, CUSAT, Cochin, Kerala, India.

This department is one of the first and foremost academic centres in these disciplines in the country. The M.Sc. programme in Marine Biology was started in 1958 in the erstwhile Kerala University. Later, the department became a part of CUSAT after its establishment in 1971.

Students of this department have been serving in reputed professional/ academic positions of leading research/educational institutions in the country. However only in 1997, a society could be formed for the Marine Biologist of CUSAT, which was called Forum of Marine Biologists (FOMB). Society worked under the banner of FOMB till 2005 and then due to some technial reasons name was changed to Society of Marine Biologist (SOMB) in the same year. Both FOMB and SOMB have taken strong steps against some Govt Policies for eliminating Marine Biologists from the list of basic qualifications of many of the fishery related jobs and research positions in various Government Departments. Several informative lectures are being conducted by SOMB now-a-days on various aspects of Marine Biology.

This group intends to update the members with latest news in the field of marine biology. The main aim of this group is to provide a stage for the SOMB members (all the CUSAT marine biologists) around the world to share the news. This is for an interaction, exchange of information, news, advertisements of jobs/studentship and many more. Many informative LINKs have been created in this site and many more are being added by members. This can help current students and just passed out students and also others in several ways.

The details of present office bearers are given in Database as a separate table.

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  • 252
  • Marine Biology
  • Apr 28, 2006
  • English

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