University: West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences
Address: 37 & 68 Kshudiram Bose Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal 700037
Phone: 033 2556 3450
Chancellor: Governor of West Bengal
Courses: (B.V.Sc. & AH), (M.V.Sc.), (Ph.D.) (B.Tech.(DT), (M.Tech. (DT), (M.Sc.) , (B.F.Sc.), (M.F.Sc.)
University Type: Public
Founded Year: 2 January 1995
Vice-chancellor: Prof. P. Biswas
- Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University
- Kerala Veterinary College, Mannuthy
- Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
The livestock and fisheries sectors are fast developing in the Country for which the pressure on land is massive in inclined state all over the India. During, 2008-2010, the livestock and fisheries sectors contributed approximately 5% of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and about 27% value of the output from agriculture, animal husbandry and allied ventures. Livestock production has been growing faster than any agricultural sub-sector and it is foreseen by 2020, the livestock will account for more than half of total global agricultural output in economic terms. To reach the growth rate of 4% in the agriculture sector as envisaged in the XI plan, the growth in livestock and other allied sectors becomes much essential. To attain this, varieties of technological interventions were introduced in these sectors in the country, which paved the way for significant improvement in productivity and production and also per capita availability of livestock products.
The efforts of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries are well known by their contribution to the general economy of West Bengal in terms of production. Growth in human population, increase in urbanization, rising domestic incomes and changing lifestyles have led to increased demand for products of animal origin. The West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences has already set the goal in this direction and doing its best through its educational programmes and research activities and its subsequent dissemination of package of practices to rural farming community.
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