University: Tamilnadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
Address: Madhavaram Milk Colony Road, Madhavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Phone: 044 2555 1586
Chancellor: His Excellency Shri. Ch. Vidyasagar Rao
Courses: (BVSC & AH) (MVC) (MVSc) (MTech-FT) (B.Tech) (Food Technology) (Diary Technology) (PhD) (MBA) (M.Phil)
Founded Year: 20 September 1989
Vice-chancellor: Dr. S. Thilagar
- Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
- Bachelor of Fisheries Science
- Master of Veterinary Science
- Master of Fisheries Science
- Post Graduate Diploma in Bio-informatics
- Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary and Animal Sciences
The seed for the establishment and growth of TANUVAS was sown as early as 1876, when the Madras Veterinary College was started as an Agricultural School in Chennai to offer diploma and certificate course in the field of veterinary and animal sciences. The institute attained the status of a college in the year 1903 (01.10.1903), when it started functioning at Dobbin Hall, Chennai and admitted 20 students for a three-year diploma course called GMVC (Graduate of Madras Veterinary College).
Realizing the importance of education research in animal and fisheries sciences so as to increase its productivity towards better income generation for the resource poor farmers, the government of Tamilnadu established the first veterinary and animal sciences university in Asia on 20th September 1989 with its head quarters at Chennai with the name Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (popularly abbreviated asTANUVAS). The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukkudi was also made as another constituent college of this university. The mandates of the University are to impart education, to ensure advancement of learning and prosecution of research and to undertake extension to rural people in cooperation with the government departments in different branches of veterinary and animal sciences.
TANUVAS is an autonomous institution governed by its Board of Management which regulates the polices of the university in accordance with the provision of act and statues. 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 look after 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.
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