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IVRI Alumni Association

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) was established on 9th December, 1889 as Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory at Pune (Maharashtra) and was later shifted to Mukteshwar, Nainital (Uttarakhand) in 1893. Subsequently, for large scale production of serum and vaccines, Izatnagar, Bareilly (UP) campus of the institute was established in 1913. The institute was expanded to the present size with its headquarters at Izatnagar (UP) and its campuses are located at Mukteswar (Uttarakhand), Bengaluru (Karnataka), and regional stations at Palampur (Himanchal Pradesh), Kolkata (West Bengal) and Pune (Maharashtra). The human resource development through PG teaching and training programmes started in early 1900s at the institute when training was imparted to field veterinarians, civil and army personnel on various aspects of healthcare. Later, associateship of IVRI and National Diploma courses were added as part of PG teaching programme leading to the establishment of PG College of Animal Sciences in 1958. Presently, the institute is providing quality education at Masters and Doctoral level 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) and the first academic session as Deemed University was started on 15th January, 1985. With the commitment of uniting the alumni community on a single platform and to create new avenues for philanthropic and professional support, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Alumni Association is responsible for taking care of alumni. The association's goals is to strengthen ties between alumni, students, and the Institute, and to build a network that will enable them to be connected with their alma mater.