The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) is one of the premier research institutions dedicated to livestock research and development of the region. It was established in 1889. The Institute is spread over an area of 307 hectares at Izatnagar Campus. It has campuses at Mukteshwar, Bangalore, Palampur, Bhopal, Kolkata and Srinagar. Formerly known as Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory, it was renamed in 1925 as Imperial Veterinary Research Institute. The name of the Institute was changed following independence to Indian Veterinary Research Institute. Administrative control of the Institute is currently under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India on the recommendation of University Grants Commission conferred the status of the Deemed to be University on 16th November, 1983 under Section 3 of UGC Act (1956). The first academic session started on 15th January, 1984. It is the oldest research institution of South-East Asia with a strength of more than 350 faculty members engaged in research, teaching, consultancy and technology transfer activities. It awards degrees to master and doctoral programmes in more than 20 disciplines of veterinary and animal sciences, livestock products technology, basic sciences and extension education. To impart continuing education to field veterinarians, the Institute also conducts diploma courses in veterinary preventive medicine, animal husbandry, veterinary biological products, animal reproduction, poultry husbandry, medicine and surgery, zoo and wild animal health care and management, meat and meat products technology. The institute’s research is currently addressed with clear benchmarking of deliverables through 157 research and 42 service projects. The institute continues to play an important role in quality control and potency testing of immunobiologicals to various stakeholders with a good liaison with industry. Kisan Mela and Pashu Vigyan Pradarshini and other extension activities including KVK, ATIC, Helpline, etc. play a key role in technology transfer mission of the institute. The Institute also arranges various short-term training programmes, staff courses and summer institutes to make the professional workers familiar with latest developments in veterinary and animal sciences from time to time.
Location and Transportation - It is located at Izzatnagar, Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of about 8 kms. from Bareilly Jn. (BG) and 4 kms. from the Bareilly town. Izatnagar Railway Stations (MG) is about 1 km. from the Institute Campus.
Livestock and Production Management.
Livestock Production Technology.
Veterinary Public Health.
Hostel Accommodation - There are six large post-graduate student's hostels including girl's hostel to accommodate the students. The residence in the hostel( subject to availability of accommodation) is compulsory for all students of the Institute, subject to exceptional cases, such as married lady students. No exemption from compulsory residence in the post-graduate hostels is otherwise given to the students. However, hostel accommodation cannot be claimed as a matter of right . 'No Dues' certificate to that effect from the Warden In charge is essential for articles issued to him at the time of leaving the hostel.
Student Hostel Mess - Every hosteller will have to take meals in the hostel on payment of usual charges as fixed by the Competent Authority.
Computer Centre - The Institute has a well developed Computer Centre with adequate facilities for students for statistical analysis of data, etc. generated out of thesis research work. A Course on Data Processing and Computer Application is offered to the P.G. students by the Centre. Internet, intranet and e-mail facilities are also available.
Library Facilities - The National Library of Veterinary Sciences at IVRI has a collection of more than 2,07,000 highly specialised reading materials in the form of books, monographs, reference works, journals, published data, bulletins, reviews, advances, reports, pamphlets, theses, reprints, micro-documents, etc. The library subscribes 180 foreign journals and 119 Indian journals annually. Facility for information, access and retrieval from CD-ROM databases in the multi-user environment is provided on CD-NET having 28 CD-ROM Drives on nominal charges. Library is using LIBSYS Software for computerisation of library activities. The library has a Microfilming Unit and about 300 rare and very old publications on microfilm. The Library has been connected on LAN and provides Internet, Intranet and E-mail facilities to its users. Photocopying facilities are also provided in the library at nominal charges. Three reading sections of the library are air-conditioned.
Sports and Recreation - The institute encourages extra-curricular activities outside the classroom that enrich cultural, physical and social life of students. Spacious play grounds are provided in the students' hostels and necessary facilities exist for outdoor games like cricket, hockey, volley ball, badminton and various other athletic events. There are facilities also for indoor games in each hostel. There is a Student Sports Fund to which every student subscribes a sum of Rs. 100/- at the beginning of each academic year. The amount so collected is used in improving the sports facilities for the students and promoting literary activities among them.
Medical Facilities - Qualified medical officers look after the health of the students. The Institute dispensary is located within the close vicinity of the hostels. The medical officers reside at the Institute campus and are available round the clock. Free medical services are provided to students at the dispensary.
Medical Insurance Scheme - Besides the above, Mediclaim Insurance facility is available to postgraduate students of this Institute on optional basis. The policy under this scheme covers reimbursement of hospitalization expenses only for illness/ diseases contracted or injury sustained by the insured person. This scheme is not applicable for in-service students.
Students Welfare Fund - With a view to render financial aid to students in distress and to support any other student's activities a Student Welfare Fund has been instituted. All students are required to contribute Rs. 100/- for the Fund at the beginning of each academic year. No loan can ordinarily be given from this Fund in the first semester of admission.
Students' Council - All students admitted to this Institute will automatically become members of IVRI Students' Council and are entitled to participate in the Council Election. However, in the case of students sponsored by various organisations, the sponsoring organisations should indicate in the application form itself whether they would have/would not have any objection to their nominees holding an office in the IVRI Students' Council.
Communication Centre - The Communication Centre provides the necessary support to the scientific community of this Institute as a central facility for photography, art, reprography, printing, publication, information and media coverage.
Placement Cell - The Institute is annually producing, on an average, more than 100 well-trained competitive professionals with attractive employment opportunities in various sectors such as State and Central Govt., NGOS, Armed Services, State and Central Agricultural Universities, R&D jobs in Industry and Central Institutes, including Business and Media Management. A Placement Cell has been set up recently to further encourage linkages between leading organizations of livestock sector, other prospective employers and out going post-graduate students to provide assistance in placement of this highly trained human resource.
Research - Research at IVRI is categorized in four broad group viz. Animal Health, Animal Production, Basic & Social Science and Livestock Products & Technology comprising of different divisions & sections.
These divisions & sections are:
Animal Health Divisions
Avian Disease Section.
Bact. & Myco. Division.
Bio. Products Division.
Pharm. & Tox. Division.
Animal Biotechnology Division.
Vety. Medicine Division.
Vety. Pathology Division.
Vety. Surgery Division.
Centre for Wildlife Conservation Management and Disease surveillance.
Animal Production Divisions
Animal Genetics Division.
Animal Nutrition Division.
Animal Reproduction Division.
Livestock Production & Management Section.
Physiology & Climatology Division.
Basic & Social Science
Biochemistry & Food Science Division.
Biophysics,Electron Microscopy and Instrumentation Section.
Extension Education Division.
Livestock Economics, Statistics & Information Technology Division.
Livestock Products & Technology
Livestock Products & Technology Division.
Centre for Animal Disease Research & Diagnosis.
Distributed Information Sub-Centre.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
National Library for Veterinary Science.
International Short Term Training Programmes - Eight Short Term Training Of Four/six Week Duration.
Detailed Below are offered For Foreign Nationals:
Molecular Biology Techniques in Animal Disease Diagnosis - 6 weeks/Feb-March.
Poultry Disease Diagnosis - 4 weeks/March.
Nutritional enrichment of poor quality fibrous roughages through physiochemical treatment - 4 weeks/Feb.
Recent Advances in nutritional Microbiology - 4 weeks/March.
Management of Nutritional Deficiencies through Dietary Manipulations - 4 weeks/March.
Management of fractures in pet and farm animals - 4 weeks/March.
Anaesthesia and pain management in animals - 4 weeks/April.
Advance Diagnostic Techniques on Important Bacterial Diseases - 4 weeks/Jan.