The Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute(CIFRI) is located at Barrackpore on the eastern bank of River Ganga (Bhagirathi), 20 KM away from Kolkata, the Capital city of West Bengal. Latitude is 22o46' North and Longitude is 88o23' East. The Barrackpore sub-division is well connected both by road and railways. With the two National Highways, NH-34 and NH-35 passing through it along with other important State Highways, most towns are well connected with Kolkata, Airport, Port and other important urban and commercial centres of the state. Moreover it enjoys the benefit of important water ways of the Hooghly river which flows through the western part. Barrackpore Trunk Road (B. T. Road) is one of the oldest metal roads in India connecting Barrackpore to Kolkata. The railway line in Sealdah Section extends through Barrackpore to Ranaghat , Bongaon, Dankuni, Howrah, Burdwan, Bandel.
The campus is 5 Km from Barrackpore Rly station and 15 Km from Dumdum Airport. This institute is located in the bank of River Ganga and opposite to Serophuli Ghat. The campus contain Laboratory building, Administrative building, Guest house and Scientist home and Residential quarters.