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Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru

The Veterinary College, Bangalore was inaugurated in 25th July, 1958, by the then Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri.B.D.Jatti and celebrated its Golden Jubilee during September 2007 to August 2008.  The college was initially affiliated to Mysore University, Mysore. In 1965, the Institution became the constituent college of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore under trimester system of education in-line with land-grant system of education.  The Veterinary College, Bangalore celebrated its golden jubilee year from September 2007 to August 2008.

           The college initially started functioning in Mysore serum institute, now called Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals (IAH & VB). The present college, located in the 75 acres plot was inaugurated by His Highness the Maharaja Shri Jaya Chamarajendra Wodeyar, the Governor of Karnataka, on 6th January 1962.

In 2004, after the establishment of Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), the college has become the part of the Veterinary University.  The main focus of this institution is teaching, research and extension. The aim of the institution is to make veterinary education responsive to the growing needs of the society in general and aspirations of the livestock farmers in particular. In this direction we strive to produce highly skilled and competent manpower to meet the needs of the changing society and challenges of the merging new areas of research and extension.

The college has so far produced about 3225 veterinary graduates and more than 1000 post graduates who were and are working across the globe in different capacities. The institution is equipped with skilled and qualified manpower and infrastructure to match its teaching and research activities.

Presently, there are 19 departments in the college offering courses for undergraduate programme and postgraduate programmes both at Master’s (17) and Doctoral (15) level. The well equipped college hospital at Hebbal and Yelahanka and other departments besides imparting teaching and research serve the farming community and animals of state by way treating animals, disease investigation and offering expert advice.  The college has instructional farm that includes dairy, sheep, piggery, poultry farm and experimental small animal unit

Students from different parts of the country as well as the world have passed out through the portals of the institution. Students from countries like USA, Canada, Malaysia, Iran, Iraq, Ghana, Mauritius, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda, Nepal, Srilanka, Afghanistan and Bahrain have been attracted by this institution. Many of the alumni are holding enviable and key positions in different fields of veterinary sciences not only in India but also abroad.

The Giriraja and Swarnadhara bird developed by the poultry sciences department has become icon of backyard poultry farming in the rural and tribal areas of our country and also many Asian countries.

The college is collaborating with many foreign universities and institutes and gives training in the areas of clinics, animal sciences, poultry sciences and wildlife. The graduates of this prestigious institution are working in many renowned institutes like IISc., CCMB, NIDC, CIFE, NRC & YAK, NDRI, IVRI, NIANP etc, while some have entered into civil services and excelling in their field. The graduates and staff members are playing a major role in the control of communicable diseases from animals to man like rabies, tuberculosis, brucellosis, leptospirosis, tapeworm infection etc.   

MOUS ENTERED BY THE UNIVERSITY BOTH AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

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Institutions involved in MOU

Year of MOU

1

 KVAFSU & University of Minnesota

2006

2

 KVAFSU, Veterinary College, Bangalore and KARUNA Animal Welfare Association of Karnataka, Bangalore

2006

3

 KVAFSU & Purdue  University

2007

4

 KVAFSU, Veterinary College, Bangalore and Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), Bangalore

2011

5

 KVAFSU, Veterinary College, Bangalore and National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad

2011

6

 KVAFSU, Veterinary College, Bangalore and Alltech Nutrition Research Alliance

2012

7

 KVAFSU and Provimi Animal Nutrition India Pvt., Ltd., Bangalore

2012

8

 KVAFSU and Commonwealth Veterinary Association

2012

9

 KVAFSU and Waltham Desk, MARS India International, New Delhi

2012

10

 KVAFSU and Foundation for Rural Transformation (FRT), Hyderabad

2012

FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME / ACTIVITIES

  1. FODDER MUSEUM

    Fodder museum was created during 2011, which is at the Regional Campus of KVAFSU, Bengaluru under the Depts. of Livestock Production and Management, Instructional Livestock Farm Complex and Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension.  This museum has around 30 varieties of fodder plants and tress which is being visited by thousands of farmers from all over the state and even neighbouring states.

  2. KVAFSU – ALLTECH NUTRITION RESEARCH ALLIANCE LAB

    Alltech, one of the leading animal health companies in the world, in conjunction with one of India’s top Veterinary universities, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries Sciences University, has officially launched “KVAFSU – Alltech Nutrition Research Alliance”. Alltech has signed Memorandum of Understanding with KVASFU in January 2012.  This alliance will carry on Animal Nutrition and Feed Evaluation research at Ruminant Research Laboratory located within Livestock Production and Management Department, Veterinary College, KVAFSU, Bangalore.

  3. CVA-CRUCELL-KVAFSU RABIES DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY

    The CVA-Crucell-KVAFSU Rabies Diagnostic Laboratory which is the state-of-the-art laboratory setup with financial support from Crucell Holland bv Netherlands was inaugurated on 28.01.2013 at Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru.  The Laboratory has all facilities for early diagnosis of Rabies in canines and is the first of its kind in the Indian subcontinent. Dr.S.Yathiraj, is serving as Nodal Officer and Dr.Shrikrishna Isloor is serving as co-ordinator.

  4. ICAR NAE project entitled “Animal Disease Registry and Tissue Bank”

    The Laboratory is of National Importance and the research carried is in the area of Animal Disease Registry and Tissue Bank.  Dr.H.D.Narayanaswamy, is serving as Principal Investigator.

  5. e-BULLETIN “PASHUBANDHA”

    Comprises of articles for the benefit of the field veterinarians and has been launched during January 2012 for the first time in the University, as e-bulletin from Veterinary College, Bangalore.  Dr.S.Yathiraj is serving as Editor and Dr.K.Satyanarayana is serving as Co-Editor of the e-bulletin.

  6. Modernization of Regional Referral Veterinary Hospital of Veterinary Colleges and Establishment of Technology Transfer Centres

    Ambulance cum Training vehicle with necessary modification to lift the animals has been purchased and are being used for lifting the sick animals and to transport to hospital and also for treatment of emergency cases.  Establishment of technology transfer centre: Training hall with fixtures and fittings is created to conduct training programme for filed veterinarians and farmers.
    40 seater bus has been procured for taking the participants (trainees) to different diagnostic centres and visiting livestock farms at Veterinary College Hospital through RKVY Funds.

MAJOR PROJECTS COMPLETED / ONGOING

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Name of the Project

Dept.

Budget outlay
(in lakhs)

Sponsoring agency

Principal Investigator

1

Development of New Meat type crossbreed Sheep

Animal Genetics and Breeding

100.00

RKVY

Dr. M. R. Jayashankar

2

Establishment of Dhanvantri

Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex

20.00

RKVY

Dr. M. Narayana Bhat

3

Induction of Lactation in unproductive animal

Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

85.00

RKVY

Dr. N. B. Shridhar

4

Validation of Ethno veterinary practices in the management of common alignment

Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

78.00

RKVY

Dr. N. B. Shridhar

5

Promoting Health, Livelihood and Sustainable Livestock Systems; India Research Initiative on Peri-Urban Human-Animal-Environment Interface

Livestock Products Technology

32.00

Public  Health Foundation of India, New Delhi

Dr. Md. Nadeem Fairoze

6

Develop and Evaluate use of mobile applications for livestock farming : A new generation technology transfer for sustainable livestock production

Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education

9.20

ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. K. Satyanarayan

7

FIST Programme Dept. of Pre-Clinical Sciences

Veterinary Biochemistry

59.50

DBT

Dr. V. Girish Kumar

8

Modernization of Regional Referral Veterinary Hospital of Veterinary Colleges and Establishment of Technology Transfer Centres

Veterinary Medicine

825.00

RKVY

Dr. S. Yathiraj

9

RKVY Piggery Development Programme

Instructional Livestock Farm Complex

125.00

RKVY

Dr. R. Bhaskaran / Dr. Glori Doss

10

Improving livelihood security of farmers through interventions in livestock and poultry farming and value addition to livestock and poultry

Veterinary Gynaecology and Livestock Products Technology

211.00

RKVY

Dr. A. Krishnaswamy

11

Genetic Up Gradation Of Cattle And Buffaloes

Animal Genetics and Breeding

38.00

GOK

Dr. U. Krishnamoorthy / Dr. M. R. Jayashakar

12

ICAR NAE project entitled “Animal Disease Registry and Tissue Bank”

Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
Veterinary Microbiology
Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Veterinary Parasitology

590.92

ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. H. D. Narayanasamy

13

Pharmacological and Therapeutic evaluation of cattle urine

Pharmacology and Toxicology

414.00

Govt of Karnataka

Dr. N. B. Shridhar

14

Obscure Disease of Cattle and Buffaloes of Karnataka,: Studies on Cause and Cure

Pharmacology and Toxicology

80.00

Western Ghat Development Programme

Dr. N. B. Shridhar

15

Funds for Improvement of infrastructure in Para-clinical Division

Veterinary Pathology

33.00

Dept of Science & Technology, Govt of India

Dr. M. L. Satyaranarana

16

Improving the economic and health status of rural   people  through back-yard  rabbit  rearing

Livestock Production and Management

16.07

Dept. of  Bio-technology,
Ministry of Science and  
Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.                

Dr. Y. B. Rajeshwary

17

Survey, Evaluation, Characterization and Conservation of Hallikar cattle

Animal Genetics and Breeding

23.95

ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. M. R. Jayashankar

18

“AICRP on Poultry Breeding for Meat”

Poultry Science

50.03

ICAR

Dr. C. S. Nagaraja

19

Development of recombinant antigen based diagnostic tools for the detection of avian Mycoplasma infections

Veterinary Microbiology

38.90

DBT,
Govt. of India

Dr. B. M. Veeregowda

20

Bovine Mastitis: Unravelling Molecular details of Host Microbe Interaction & Development of Molecular Diagnostic Methods      

Veterinary Microbiology

40.00

NAIP, ICAR

Dr. Shrikrishna Isloor

21

“Eradication of pollution by recycling plastic tea cups and thermocol in the preservation of biological specimens used for teaching and museum purpose”

Veterinary Anatomy and Histology

3.00

KSPCB

Dr. K. V. Jamuna

22

Outreach programme on Zoonotic diseases

Veterinary Pathology

75.00

ICAR

Dr. M. K. Satyanarayana

23

Centre of excellence in Pathology and establishment of modern histopathology

Veterinary Pathology

60.00

VGST-Govt. of Karnataka

Dr. M. K. Satyanarayana

24

Rational Development of an effective Vaccine for the Prevention of Staphylococcus mastitis in bovines using mouse mastitis as a model system” in collaboration with M/s. Ella Foundation,
Hyderabad

Veterinary Microbiology

46.53

DBT
(Indo –Australian Joint Collaborative
Project  )

Dr. Shrikrishna Isloor

25

Development of Grassland including Grass reserves

Livestock Production and Management

32.50

RKVY

Dr. U. Krishnamoorthy

26

Flash Based innovative technique as an aid in teaching Veterinary Anatomy

Veterinary Anatomy

30.00

Vision Group on Science  and Technology (VGST), GOK

Dr. K. V. Jamuna

EXTRA MURAL PROJECTS : FUNDING – INDUSTRIES / ORGANIZATIONS

  • Bannerghata Biological Park, Bangalore
  • Gangagen Biotechnologies, Bangalore
  • Cargil – Petcare Pvt., Ltd.
  • Expert Bio products Pvt., Ltd., Chandighar, Panjab.
  • Alltech Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
  • Indian Immunological Limited, Hyderabad
  • Bharath Biotech
  • Herbal Science trust
  • KVAFSU-Alltech Research Alliance
  • M/s Vennar Organics Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru
  • Zoo Authority of Karnataka, Bengaluru
  • Dharmachakra Trust
  • Zoetis, Mumbai
  • Zeus Biotech ltd. Mysore