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ANDHRA PRADESH Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University
Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati (State University)

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Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University
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The establishment of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University was the culmination of efforts during the period, 1955 to 2006 to strengthen education and services in the fields of Veterinary Science, Dairy Technology and Fishery Science in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The establishment of three Veterinary Colleges, the first at Rajendranagar during 1946, the second at Bapatla during 1955 and the third at Gannavaram during 1998, paved the way for strengthening Veterinary education in the State. The Veterinary College at Bapatla was shifted to Tirupati during December, 1957. The College of Fishery Science was started at Muthukur, Nellore Dt. during 1991. The College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati celebrated Golden Jubilee Year during July, 2004 to July 2005 and the year long Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College were officially inaugurated by the Hon?ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy on 30th September 2004. On that occasion, the Chief Minister, while highlighting the importance of livestock and aqua farming in the overall economy of the state, announced the establishment of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University at Tirupati.

In tune with the promise of the Hon?ble Chief Minister, the State Cabinet at it?s meeting on 4-3-2005 decided to establish the University at Tirupati and the Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Act, 2005 was passed in the State Legislative Assembly on 30 Mar 2005.

The University was created by bifurcating the faculty of Veterinary Science comprising of Veterinary Science, Fishery Science and Dairy Science from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. The Hon?ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy inaugurated Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University in the premises of College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati on 15 Jul 2005 coinciding with the valedictory function of its Golden Jubilee celebrations.


Dr.Priyadarshi Dash, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Department was appointed as Special Officer through GO RT No.383 A.H.D.D & F(AH II) Dept. dated 05-08-2005. Later, Dr.Manmohan Singh, I.A.S., Commissioner, Tribal Welfare, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh was appointed as Special Officer and he assumed charge on 25th May, 2006. Subsequently Dr.Manmohan Singh was appointed as First Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University vide G.O.MS.No.59 of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries (AH II), Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. He assumed charge on 15-07-2006 and continued up to 11-11-2007. Dr.Priyadarshi Dash, IAS was the i/c Vice-Chancellor during the period from 12-11-2007 to 14-04-2008. Dr. D.V.G. Krishna Mohan was the Vice-Chancellor from 12-11-2007 to 11-01-2010, while Dr. Md. Hafeez, Director of Research acted as the Vice-Chancellor In-charge from 12-01-2010 to 26-10-2010. Dr. V.Prabhakar Rao has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor for a period of three years and he assumed charge on 27-10-2010.


  • To impart Education in different branches of Veterinary, Fishery and Dairy Sciences.

  • To promote Research in Production and Post-Harvest technology including Processing, and Marketing in Veterinary, Dairy and Fishery Sciences.

  • To undertake Extension of such Sciences to the rural people of the State of Andhra Pradesh.


The flourishing University has with in its short time of formation put in place a well defined administrative and planning machinery to build necessary infrastructure and man power, achieve financial stability and forge relationships to realize its goals. It started its administrative operations from Regional Library Building, Tirupati as Administrative Office.

The University is spread over in an area of about 5,000 acres including the Head Quarters and constituent Institutions located throughout the State. Three well established Veterinary colleges located at Hyderabad, Tirupati and Gannavaram were brought under this newly formed University, while two new Veterinary Colleges were established at Proddutur, Kadapa Dt. and Korutla, Karimnagar Dist. during 2008-09.

The University got it New Administrative Office building in 2010 which was inaugurated by Sri K. Rosaiah, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 31 Jan 2010. Apart from spacious rooms for offices, the new building got well planned Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure which will facilitate e-Governance.

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The University offers Ph. D Programmes in following 18 disciplines in Faculty of Veterinary Science :

  • Veterinary Anatomy & Histology

  • Animal Reproduction, Gynecology & Obstetrics

  • Clinical Veterinary Medicine

  • Veterinary Parasitology

  • Veterinary Pathology

  • Veterinary Physiology

  • Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology

  • Veterinary Surgery & Radiology

  • Veterinary Microbiology

  • Animal Genetics & Breeding

  • Animal Nutrition

  • Livestock Production & Management

  • Livestock Products Technology

  • Poultry Science

  • Veterinary Biochemistry

  • Veterinary Public Health

  • Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine

  • Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension


The University offers following Post-Graduate Programmes:


  • M. V. Sc

  • M. V. Sc (Veterinary Biotechnology)

  • M. Tech (Dairying)

  • M. Sc (Dairying)

  • M. F. Sc (Aquaculture)

  • M. F. Sc (Fish Processing Technology)


The University offers following Under - Graduate Programmes:


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & A.H)

  • Bachelor of Fishery Science (B.F.Sc)

  • B. Tech (Dairy Technology)


There are 10 Animal Husbandry Polytechnics and one Fisheries Polytechnic in the University. Two year Diploma in Animal Husbandry is offered at the AH Polytechnics and two year Diploma in Fisheries is offered at the Fisheries Polytechnic. The diploma courses cater to the needs of developing suitable man power for Para Veterinary and Para Fisheries staff in the AH Dept., Private dairies, poultry farms, hatcheries, self employment , Fisheries Department, private and public fish culture etc. The 10th class or S.S.C passed rural youth are eligible for admission and the medium of instruction is Telugu.

  • Diploma in Animal Husbandry

  • Diploma in Fishery

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Dr. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy Bhavan

Tele: +91 877 2248006, 2248068, 2248155, 2248621
FAX: +91 877 2249222

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