About IVRI Deemed University
Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) was established on 9th December, 1889
as an Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory at Pune IVRI Deemed 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 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 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 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
The Deemed 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 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 University)
- 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.
- 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 University.
- 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 University.