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Tamil Nadu Veterinary Animal Sciences University






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Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University also known as TANUVAS started its journey as Madras Veterinary College in 1876 to offer diploma and certificate courses in the field of veterinary and animal sciences. In 1903, the institute started offering three year diploma course as Graduate of Madras Veterinary College. In 1935, Madras Veterinary College became the first veterinary college in the country to be affiliated with a university, the University of Madras, and the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) degree course was started in 1936. In 1969, the college was made as the Directorate of Veterinary Education and Research and became academically affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in 1974. In 1989, the Tamil Nadu Government established the first veterinary and animal sciences university in Asia on September 20, 1989 with its head quarters at Chennai with the name Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (popularly abbreviated as TANUVAS) to encourage research in animal and fisheries sciences and increase its productivity towards better income generation for the resource poor farmers. TANUVAS is an autonomous institution governed by its Board of Management. The Planning Board and the Finance Committee of the university also support the university administration. While the Boards of Studies of Faculties and the Academic Council take care of the academic pursuits of the university, the research policy of the university is watched over by the Research Council of the University. The Extension Education Council decides the policy with regard to the outreach programmes.




Undergraduate Programmes BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) BTech Food Technology; Poultry Production Technology; Dairy Technology Postgraduate Programmes MVSc (Master of Veterinary Science) in 22 disciplines MTech Food Technology MSc Bioinformatics; Biostatistics MBA Food and Livestock Business Management MPhil Biotechnology PhD Food Technology; Veterinary and Animal Sciences in 20 disciplines PG Diploma Business Management (Animal & Fisheries Sciences); Bio-informatics; Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosis; Companion Animal Practice

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The Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has been conferred with the prestigious "Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award-2011", recognising its meritorious performance in education, research and extension in the country in the field of agricultural sciences including veterinary, animal and fisheries sciences at the 84th Foundation Day of the ICAR and ICAR Award Ceremony held at New Delhi on 16.07.2012 among 63 agricultural and veterinary universities. TANUVAS is the first veterinary university in the country to bag this coveted award.




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