Indian Veterinary Research Institute
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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.
Institute Location
  • Bengaluru (Bangalore)
    • Joint Director Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Hebbal, Bangalore – 560024 Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka India

  • Bhopal
    • Joint Director, High Security Animal Disease Laboratory Indian Veterinary Research Institute Anand Nagar, Bhopal- 462 021 (MP), Bhopal Madhya Pradesh India

  • Kolkata (Calcutta)
    • Station Incharge, Eastern Regional Station of Indian Veterinary Research Institute, 37, Belgachia Road, Kolkata 700 037 Kolkata (Calcutta) West Bengal India
      33-25286358 9433325820

  • Nainital
    • Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar 263 138 , Nainital (Distt.), Uttarakhand Nainital Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) India
      5942-286346 5942-286348 5942-286559

Institute Contacts
  • Bareilly
    • Joint Director Centre for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis (CADRAD) Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar – 243 Bareilly Uttar Pradesh India
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