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Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) was established on 9th December, 1889 as an Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory at Pune IVRI "Deemed to be University" (Maharashtra) and was later-on shifted to Mukteswar (Kumaon, Uttrakhand) in 1893. Mukteswar was chosen because of its suitability for research on infectious diseases. Subsequently, for extending the activities of the Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly (UP) campus was established in 1913 for large scale production of sera and vaccines. It gradually expanded to the present size with its headquarters at Izatnagar (UP) and campuses at Mukteswar (Nainital, Uttrakhand), Bangalore(Karnataka), Bhopal (MP) and regional stations at Palampur (HP), Srinagar (J&K) and Kolkata (WB). At present, there are 21 Divisions and 6 Sections specialized in various disciplines/areas. Research conducted in the Institute in the areas of animal health, production and technology with multidisciplinary approach has paid rich dividends. The research contributions have facilitated development of new biologicals used for diagnosis, prevention, cure and control of many devastating diseases of livestock and poultry, increased production of milk, meat, eggs and other animal products. Upgradation of livestock and poultry with increased production potential, overcoming the shortage of animal feeds by better utilization of existing feed resources and substitution of conventional feeds IVRI "Deemed to be University" by cheaper agro-industrial by-products are other significant contributions. Post-graduate teaching and training programmes started in 1900 at the Institute when training was imparted to field veterinarians, civil and army personnel on various aspects of animal health-care. Later, Associateship of IVRI and National Diploma courses were added as a part of post-graduate teaching programme. However, with the establishment of Post-Graduate College of Animal Sciences in 1958, the Institute has been providing quality education at masters' and doctoral levels in 22 and 19 disciplines respectively. The Institute has been conferred the status of Deemed to be University with effect from 16th November, 1983 under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (1956). The first academic session as "Deemed to be University" started on 15.1.1985. The administrative control of the Institute is vested with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The Institute has been attracting a large number of foreign students, specially from developing countries. Scholars have been deputed to this Institute from different Countries for various short and long-term training programmes, diplomas and degree Courses. Besides the above courses, the institute has also been IVRI "Deemed to be University" conducting various short term National and International Training Programmes, Short Courses and Summer Institutes from time to time to make the professional workers familiar with latest development in veterinary and animal sciences. The Institute has also been recognised as the Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Nutrition, and Animal Physiology and Centre of Excellence in Animal Biotechnology by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. The Institute, spread over an area of 307 hectares, has a well established National Library of Veterinary Sciences, Animal and Fodder Farms, Boys and Girls' Hostels, Bank and Post Office facilities at its Izatnagar campus. It is located at a distance of 250 Km from New Delhi, and about 8 km from Bareilly Jn. and 1 km from Izatnagar Railway Station.

Foreign Student Training at IVRI
Foreign Student Training at IVRI

The "Deemed to be University" has established a tradition of its own with its long heritage as a school of higher learning with a number of awards and excellent placement opportunities for students both within and outside the country. Students from abroad are also opting for and being admitted in this "Deemed to be University". They apply for M.V.Sc. and Ph.D. Programmes through ICAR-CARP Plan, Indo-Cultural Exchange Programme & DARE etc. Students from Sri Lanka, Vietnam, South Africa, Iran, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal have been awarded the degrees under these programmes. Some participants from Canada, Afganistan, Philippines, Mauritius, Indonesia, Cuba, Myanmar, Thailand etc. participated in Short Term Training Courses in the last five years. Thus this Deemed University is also catering to the educational needs of other countries and contributing in the process of globalization.

Authorities ("Deemed to be University")

  1. The Director is the Principal Executive academic officer of the Institute and exercises powers similar to the Vice-Chancellors of other Universities in University affairs.
  2. The Joint Director (Academic)cum Dean, is responsible for the organization and implementation of the teaching programmes and coordination of post-graduate studies and research in all disciplines of the "Deemed to be University".
  3. The Registrar is responsible for maintenance of all records related to performance of the students, assistance in admissions and for establishment matters and general administration in the "Deemed to be University".
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