Thitapilly Joseph Job obtained his DSc degree (1941) from the University of Madras. His area of specialization was zoology. He was the Chief Research Officer, Central Inland Fisheries Research Station, Barrackpore (1947-51); Assistant Regional Fisheries Officer for Asia and Far East, FAO, United Nations (1951-56); Fishery Biologist (1956-59) and Regional Fisheries Adviser (1959-70), for Near East, Cairo, FAO, United Nations; and Fisheries Development Adviser, Government of Kerala (1972-73).
Academic and Research Achievements: Job had specialized in oceanography, pisciculture and fisheries technology. Besides conclusively estimating the efficiency of larvicidal and cyclopsidal fishes in the control of 'water-borne' diseases, Job systematized a unique and valuable scheme of 'public health fish farming'. His works on fish culture, water-manuring and the culture of aquatic and semi- aquatic vegetables as an adjunct to pond culture helped considerably the utilization of all cultivable waters for food production.
Awards and Honours: Job was a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Zoological Society of India and Academy of Zoologists of India.