Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati
Estd. under Act No.18 of 2005 of Govt. of A.P. & Recognized by UGC Under Section -2(f) of UGC Act.
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Academic programmes The University offers UG & PG degree programmes in the three faculties while Ph.D. programme is offered only in Veterinary Sciences. The Veterinary Council of India prescribed curriculum for B.V.Sc & A.H course was adopted in the year 1994 and has been updated as per 2008 VCI regulations. The updated regulations are being […]
College of Veterinary Sciences, Tirupati
NTR College of Veterinary Sciences, Gannavaram
College of Veterinary Sciences, Proddatur
College of Dairy Technology, Tirupati
College of Veterinary Sciences, Garividi – Extension
College of Fishery science, Muthukur, Nellore
Polytechnic College Palamaner, Chittoor
SKPP AH Polytechnics, Ramachandrapuram, East Godavari
SNK AH Polytechnics, Madakasira, Anantapur
Polytechnic College Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari
Polytechnic College Garividi Vizianagaram
Polytechnic College Raipur, Nellore
MVKR Fisheries Polytechnic Bhavadevarapalli, Avanigadda Krishna
A.H.Polytechnic College Rapur
Animal Husbandry Polytechnic, Garividi
The University offers UG & PG degree programmes in the three faculties while Ph.D. programme is offered only in Veterinary Sciences. The Veterinary Council of India prescribed curriculum for B.V.Sc & A.H course was adopted in the year 1994 and has been updated as per 2008 VCI regulations.
The updated regulations are being implemented from the Academic Year 2008-09 onwards. For B.F.Sc and B.Tech (Dairy Technology) programmes, the UG Curriculum and Regulations prescribed by the IV Dean’s Committee of ICAR are being implemented from the Academic year 2008-09 onwards.
The University also offers a two-year Diploma Programme in Animal Husbandry and also in Fishery Science for rural youth who have completed 10th class (senior secondary certificate) to cater to the requirements of para-veterinary and para fishery staff of the state.
Besides, the University also offers M.V.Sc in 18 disciplines of Veterinary Science, M.F.Sc in 4 disciplines of Fishery Science and M.Tech in 2 disciplines of Dairy Science, i.e. M.Tech (Dairy Technology), M.Tech (Dairy Microbiology). Post-graduate programmes were started in the Departments of Pathology, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Livestock Production and Management during the academic year 2015-16. Ph.D. is offered in 16 disciplines of Veterinary Science at College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati and NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram.
From 2015-16, in all the three Veterinary Colleges the student intake in B.V.Sc & AH was enhanced to 75.a
The intake of students for Diploma in Animal Husbandry was enhanced from 20 to 30 and 30 to 40 in case of Diploma in Fisheries from the academic year 2015-16
Ph.D. programme in 6 disciplines at NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram PG programmes were started in three disciplines at College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur during 2015-16.
PG Programmes were revived in Dairy Microbiology and Dairy Technology at College of Dairy Technology, Tirupati from 2015-16.
During the period under report, activities like the modernization of classrooms, internet connectivity for students and staff, improving student amenities, strengthening of Library, UG and PG laboratories were taken up with 936 lakhs released by ICAR, New Delhi under ICAR Development Grants. Labs were established at a cost of 153 lakhs at College of Dairy Technology, Tirupati and Kamareddy under Experiential Learning Programme for hands-on training of students in the processing of milk and production of milk products.
Entrepreneurship and skill development are important activities in UG programmes and this is facilitated by providing a revolving fund of 1.0 lakh each for the programme such as sheep and goat, swine, dairy cattle rearing, feed and mineral mixture production, dairy products development, production of value-added meat and fish products etc.
The students participate in these programmes and gain the much-needed hands-on experience The Common Academic Regulations, Course Curricula and Syllabi prescribed by ICAR, New Delhi for postgraduate (Master’s and Doctoral) Education in Agriculture and Allied Sciences are being implemented from the Academic year 2010-11 onwards after approval in the 7th Academic Council Meeting.
29 endowments including 1 during the reporting period have been instituted by various donors to reward the best performing students in the disciplines of Veterinary, Dairy and Fishery Sciences.
The State Government provided a scholarship of 962/- per month to the BC and 1200/- per month to the SC & ST students besides reimbursing tuition and special fee to all eligible students including economically backward and minority students. The UG students were paid a stipend of 7000/- per month during their internship/in-plant training while the Diploma students were paid 720/- per month during the fieldwork experience programme. P.G and Ph.D. students were paid a stipend of 9000/- and 10,000/-per month respectively. In all, 403 students availed scholarships to a tune of 38.7 lakhs during the year. National Talent Scholarship of 1000/- per month provided by ICAR, New Delhi was sanctioned to 42 students of other state students admitted under all India quota of VCI/ICAR and the amount sanctioned was 4.20 lakhs. An amount of Rs. 82.36 lakhs was sanctioned as a stipend for 196 final year students of the UG programmes during the internship/implant training/work experience programme. An amount of Rs. 172.0 lakhs was sanctioned as a stipend for 191 first and second-year PG students while Rs. 44.0 lakhs was sanctioned for 44 Ph.D. students.
The libraries in the constituent colleges of the university have a good collection of about 25,000 books, 70 National Journals, 54 International Journals, 138 Periodicals and Monthly Journals, 9,074 back volumes, 1851 Thesis of which 610 have digitalized and 238 video lessons. In addition, facilities such as internet access, CD-ROM search services (Database services), reprography services, literature search using EBSCOHOST and Science Direct are available. Web OPAC Data Entry, Bar Coding, Labeling, Closed Circuit TV Cameras, Air Conditioners, Automation and Solar Inverters etc., are available in the Libraries. About 80 to 90% of library functions like purchase, lending etc., have been computerized.
Computer center and Placement cell
Each college has a computer center to provide internet and other services to the staff and students. At CVSc, Tirupati 26 computers are available with internet facility. At CVSc, Produttur the library has 21 terminals with a server for providing a digital library. At NTR CVSc, Gannavaram there are 32 terminals with internet connectivity.
Facilities in the hostels were improved by establishing modern kitchen with steam cooking facility and by providing dining tables, chairs, utensils etc., for the mess. Cots, ceiling fans, and tables were provided in the rooms. Accommodation was provided to the parents, friends and visiting teachers.
Students were encouraged to participate in NCC, NSS, study tours, inter-collegiate sports, games and cultural meet, All India Agricultural University Youth festivals etc. Important occasions such as College days, Hostel days, World Zoonosis day, World Environment Day, International Yoga day, Birthday of Dr.Ambedkar etc., were celebrated to foster unity, responsibility and friendship among students.
The University has a policy of improving faculty competence by deputing teachers for higher studies within and outside the University. The faculties are also permitted to attend workshops, seminars, summer/winter schools and other HRD programmes to update their knowledge and skills.
The University has successfully implemented CAS 2006 under which 46 incumbent teachers were given promotion to move from one stage to the other. 20 teachers were granted deputation for PhD studies. 82 faculty members were given permission to attend workshops, symposia, seminars, annual conventions etc while 25 teachers were permitted to participate in various summer school, winter school, training programmes etc for capacity building.
The research activities are taken up as a part of PG/ Ph.D. research in teaching departments and in the research stations with specific mandate and objectives for providing a situation-specific solution to issues affecting livestock production in the State. During the period under report, 4 research projects were implemented with a financial release of 28.9 lakhs from outside agencies. Under RKVY, nine research projects were under different stages of implementation for which the Government released an amount of 63.0 lakhs.
Salient research achievements
- Complete feed using crop residues
- Area-specific mineral mixture
- Value-added dairy and fish products
- Development of a vaccine against Bluetongue and Footrot diseases of sheep.
- Development and large-scale propagation of Rajasri birds for backyard poultry.
- Standardized IGY technology for developing passive immunity.
- Conservation of Punganur and Ongole breeds of cattle
- The technology was standardized for AI in sheep and pigs using liquid semen
- Established P3 facility to deal with high-risk organisms. The State Level Disease Diagnostic laboratory is extending services to all over the state and is helpful in the speedy diagnosis of diseases.
- Standardized the methodologies for molecular diagnosis of Malignant catarrhal fever
- Conservation and of Punganur and Ongole cattle is a continuous activity of the University.
- Developed and successfully tested a vapor absorption refrigeration system aided bulk milk cooler (500 lts).
- Established a Fish post-harvest technology lab for hands-on training on fish and fish products
- Standardized seed production of Bommidai for the first time in India excepting Assam
- Standardized pond culture methodology of M. Rosenbergii (Scampi)
The important outreach activities include, 12 organized 12 national and international seminars, training Veterinary Assistant Surgeons, Para Veterinarians, Fishery Development Officers, Para fishery staff etc., in the latest techniques of disease diagnosis and treatment.
Training programmes for farmers and public on animal husbandry and dairy entrepreneurial activities were organized. Information on latest technologies related to health, production, and management of livestock, product development, preservation, and marketing was provided to the farmers, unemployed youth and entrepreneurs through mass media both in print as well as in broadcast (AIR) and telecast forms. 48 phone-in-live programmes and recorded programmes were telecast through Doordarshan, ETV, and various private television channels. The information center is functioning in each college to furnish relevant information useful to farmers on different aspects of Livestock, Dairy Technology, and Fishery Production. The faculty and students have participated in Regular and Special NSS camps, Human and Animal Health camps, NCC activities, conferences and workshops etc., as part of the curriculum besides participating in government programmes like Rythu sadassulu, Rythu Chaitanya Yatra’s, Polam pilustondi, Janma Bhoomi programs etc.
Awards and recognitions
The faculty received wide recognition and appreciation for their efforts in teaching, research and extension activities in Veterinary, Dairy Technology, and Fishery Sciences. 14 faculty members were conferred with honors that included State Best Teacher award and Best Research Scientist award besides best article and best poster awards in different conferences, symposia, workshops etc.
The faculty published 211 research articles and 25 popular articles during the period under report.
The Mandate of the University is :
- To impart Education in different branches of Veterinary, Fishery and Dairy Sciences
- To promote Research in Production and Post-Harvest Technology including processing and marketing in Veterinary, Dairy and Fishery Sciences.
- To undertake the extension of such Sciences to the rural people of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
The mission of the University is to facilitate sustainable growth and development of livestock and allied sectors by building competent human resources for generating and developing scientific know how, situation-specific, cost-effective and easily adaptable technologies.
The University shall work for
- Improving the quality enhancement of education in Veterinary, Dairy and Fishery sectors in order to produce competent graduates and postgraduates to increase livestock wealth and to benefit livestock farmers, fish farmers, and processing industries.
- Enhancing the productivity and profitability of livestock and fisheries under different farming systems of the State with emphasis on natural resource planning and environmentally sustainable management practices.
- Intensifying basic and applied research in the areas of animal and fish production, health and management to tackle the existing and emerging situations.
- Developing appropriate strategies to tackle the future disasters affecting livestock welfare by forecasting based on scientific knowledge.
- Suggesting timely livestock development policy initiatives for the state of Andhra Pradesh.
- Attaining expertise and efficiency in the application of Biotechnology and other cutting-edge technologies for improving livestock productivity.
- Post-harvest handling and value addition to livestock, dairy and fishery products.
- Developing cost-effective livestock farm machinery, equipment, renewable energy sources etc.
- Develop appropriate human resources to meet the future demands at the National and International level.
As per the Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Act, 2005 (Act No.18 of 2005) the following shall be the Officers of the University namely,
- The Vice-Chancellor as Chairman
- The Chancellor
- The Vice-Chancellor
- The Registrar
- The Comptroller
- The Dean of Student Affairs
- The Deans of the various Faculties
- The Director of Research
- The Director of Extension
- The Controller of Examinations
- The Estate Officer and Such other persons in the service of the university as may be prescribed.
Staff & Students
Detailed Information about Current SVVU Students:
Programme wise students admitted during 2017-18
|BVSc & AH||95||130||225|
|B.Tech (Diary Technology)||28 (17 PVT College)||20 (08 PVT College)||48|
|Diploma in Animal Husbandry||90||120||210|
|Diploma in Fisheries||22||17||39|
|Total Student Strength of the University||Boys||Girls||Total|
|BVSc & AH||499||575||1074|
|Diploma in AH||183||233||416|
|Diploma in Fisheries||48||29||77|
|Diploma in AH||83||65||148|
|Diploma in Fisheries||30||19||49|
|Diploma Dairy processing||32||17||49|
Detailed Information about Current SVVU Faculty:
|Sl. No.||Name / Category of Post||Sanctioned||In Position||Vacant|
|1||University Officers (EO and Comptroller)||2||2||0|
|2||University Officers (Professor Cadre)||8||8||0|
|3||TO to VC (Professor Cadre)||1||0||1|
|B||Faculty (Teaching & Research)|
|1||Professor / Principal Scientist/ Associate Dean||71||69||02|
|Sl. No.||Name of the Constituent College /Faculty||No. of Total Sanctioned||In Position (No. of Faculty based on Designation)|
|Prof.||Assoc. Prof||Asst. Prof.||Total||Prof.||Assoc. Prof.||Asst. Prof.||Total|
|1||CVSc, Tirupati||20||20||69||109||27||08||40+10 CT||85|
|2||NTR CVSc, Gannavaram||19||32||61||112||27||08||45||80|
|3||CVSc , Proddutur||19||32||58||109||07||06||31+27 CT||71|
|5||CDT, Tirupati||05||05||08||18||01||03||3+6 CT||13|
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy,
The then Hon’ble Chief Minister of A.P lighting the lamp on the occasion of SVVU inauguration
The establishment of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University was the culmination of efforts during the period, 1955 to 2006 to strengthen education and services in the fields of Veterinary Science, Dairy Technology and Fishery Science in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
The establishment of three Veterinary Colleges, the first at Rajendranagar during 1946, the second at Bapatla during 1955 and the third at Gannavaram during 1998, paved the way for strengthening Veterinary education in the State. The Veterinary College at Bapatla was shifted to Tirupati during December 1957. The College of Fishery Science was started at Muthukur, Nellore Dt. during 1991. The College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati celebrated Golden Jubilee Year during July 2004 to July 2005 and the year-long Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College were officially inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy on 30th September 2004.
On that occasion, the Chief Minister, while highlighting the importance of livestock and aquafarming in the overall economy of the state, announced the establishment of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University at Tirupati. In tune with the promise of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, the State Cabinet at it’s meeting on 4-3-2005 decided to establish the University at Tirupati and the Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Act, 2005 was passed in the State Legislative Assembly on 30 Mar 2005. The University was created by bifurcating the faculty of Veterinary Science comprising of Veterinary Science, Fishery Science and Dairy Science from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy inaugurated Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University in the premises of College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati on 15 Jul 2005 coinciding with the valedictory function of its Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Dr.Priyadarshi Dash, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Department was appointed as Special Officer through GO RT No.383 A.H.D.D & F(AH II) Dept. dated 05-08-2005.
Later, Dr.Manmohan Singh, I.A.S., Commissioner, Tribal Welfare, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh was appointed as Special Officer and he assumed charge on 25th May 2006. Subsequently, Dr.Manmohan Singh was appointed as First Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University vide G.O.MS.No.59 of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries (AH II), Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. He assumed charge on 15-07-2006 and continued up to 11-11-2007. Dr.Priyadarshi Dash, IAS was the i/c Vice-Chancellor during the period from 12-11-2007 to 14-04-2008.
Dr. D.V.G. Krishna Mohan was the Vice-Chancellor from 14-04-2008 to 11-01-2010, while Dr. Md. Hafeez, Director of Research acted as the Vice-Chancellor In-charge from 12-01-2010 to 26-10-2010. Dr. V.Prabhakar Rao has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor for a period of three years and he assumed charge on 27-10-2010. He was relieved on the AN of 25-10-2013 on completion of his term. Dr.Manmohan Singh, I.A.S., Special Chief Secretary to Government, AH DD & F Dept acted as the Vice-Chancellor from 31-10-2013 to 16-04-2017.
The Present Vice-Chancellor Dr. Y. Hari Babu assumed charge on 17-04-2017.
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Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati
Estd. under Act No.18 of 2005 of Govt. of A.P. & Recognized by UGC Under Section -2(f) of UGC Act.