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Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

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Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

About College

The seed for the establishment and growth of TANUVAS was sown as early as 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. The institute attained the status of a college in the year 1903 (01.10.1903), when it started functioning at Dobbin Hall, Chennai and admitted 20 students for a three-year diploma course called GMVC (Graduate of Madras Veterinary College).

Realizing the importance of education research in animal and fisheries sciences so as to increase its productivity towards better income generation for the resource poor farmers, the government of Tamilnadu established the first veterinary and animal sciences university in Asia on 20th September 1989 with its head quarters at Chennai with the name Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (popularly abbreviated as TANUVAS). The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukkudi was also made as another constituent college of this university. The mandates of the University 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 14.8.2001.




  • B.Tech. Dairy Technology
  • B.Tech. Food Technology
  • B.Tech. Poultry Production Technology
  • M.Phil. Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Bio-Informatics
  • M.Sc. Biostatistics
  • M.Tech. Food Technology
  • M.V.Sc.
  • MBA
  • Ph.D. Food Technology
  • Ph.D. Veterinary and Animal Sciences
PG Diploma
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bio-Informatics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Practice
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosis

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