(Last Updated on : 02-02-2012)
Indian Veterinary Research Institute is a premier Institute which offers research and imparts education at the Master and Doctorate level. The institute is administered by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The Izatnagar campus is spread over an area of 307 hectares.
The Institute was set up in 1889. Initially it was called the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory and was situated at Pune
. In 1893, the Institute was shifted to Mukteswar, which is now in Kumaon Hills in Uttarakhand
. In 1913, the Izatnagar campus was established for extending the activities of the Institute. The institute expanded its curriculum and the Izatnagar campus became the headquarters of the institute. The Institute has two other campuses one at Mukteswar in Uttaranchal and the other at Bengaluru
. The Institute has regional stations at Palampur in Himachal Pradesh
in Jammu and Kashmir
in West Bengal
in Madhya Pradesh
At present the Institute has twenty-one divisions and six sections, which conducts research in the field of Animal Health, Production and Technology and several other courses. The University has come up with several methods of curing and controlling diseases of livestock including poultry, producing cheap agro-industrial by- product, increasing the production potential of the livestock and the poultry, zoo and animal health care and management and meat and meat products technology.
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