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Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University - TANUVAS

Updated on: Apr 12, 2013

Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (shortly known as TANUVAS) was established in the year 1989 under an act of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. The varsity became the first veterinary and animal sciences university in the whole of Asia. TANUVAS is an autonomous institution governed by its Board of Management which regulates the polices in accordance with the provision of act and statues of the varsity.

The history of TANUVAS dates back to 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. Later on the school was upgraded to a college in 1903 and was called as the Madras Veterinary College. Prior to the establishment of TANUVAS, Madras Veterinary College was affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. After TANUVAS came into existence, the college became a constituent college of the varsity.

The main campus TANUVAS is located at Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai - 600 051, India. Apart from Madras Veterinary College, the Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukkudi was also made as another constituent college of this university. The Institute of Food and Dairy Technology, Koduvalli, Chennai also became a constituent college of the varsity.

The prime objectives of TANUVAS 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. It needs emphasis that in recognition of the University’s credentials, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has accredited this university for a period of five years from the year 2001.

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