The University has a strong research base with an exclusive Directorate of Research involved in strategic planning of research endeavours, establishment of linkage with research organisations at National and International level, monitoring of research projects/schemes and research documentation.
The research programmes are undertaken through the research stations/farms and laboratories functioning under the Directorates of Animal Production and Animal Health and through constituent colleges for the benefit of livestock and poultry farmers, entrepreneurs and society at large.
The Research Council, a policy making body on research activities of the university is involved in identifying thrust areas and formulation of research programmes and projects funded by National and International agencies, linking teaching, research and extension activities and orienting research to meet the needs of farmers.
The Research Council is the policy making body on research activities of the University with the Vice-Chancellor as its chairman. The research council shall consider and make recommendations in respect of:
Identifying thrust areas and formulation of research programmes and projects by the various university units in the field of animal and veterinary sciences with a view to promote effective cooperation.
Infrastructure facilities required for implementing research projects.
Linking teaching, research and extension activities.
Orienting research to meet farmers need.
Analyze the reports of on-going / completed research projects submitted by the scientists concerned.
Any other matter pertaining to Animal Husbandry / Veterinary Sciences Research which may be referred by State / BOM/ Vice-Chancellor or any other authorities of the University / Agencies.
Specialised Research Laboratories/ Centres
Translational Research Platform for Veterinary Biologicals (TRPVB), Madhavaram
Central University Laboratory (CUL), Madhavaram
Poultry Disease Diagnostic and Surveillance Laboratory (PDDSL), Namakkal & Thalaivasal
Vaccine Research Centres (Viral & Bacterial), Madhavaram
Zoonoses Research Laboratory, Madhavaram
Pharmacovigilance Laboratory for Animal Feed and Food Safety (PLAFFS), Madhavaram
Animal Feed Analytical and Quality Assurance Laboratory (AFAQAL), Namakkal
Institute of Animal Nutrition (IAN)
Native Cattle Breed Research Centres – Bargur, Kangayam, Pulikulam, Alambadi
Ethno-Veterinary Herbal Research Centres
Initiatives & Linkages
The University is actively engaged in sponsored research programmes and has attracted external funding from various National and International agencies.
State Level Funding Agencies
Government of Tamil Nadu
State Planning Commission
Tamil Nadu State Land Use Board
Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai
Tamil Nadu Livestock Development Agency
Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation
Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation Project
National Level Funding Agencies
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, New Delhi (NADP, NPBB, NLM)
Ministry of Food Processing Industries, New Delhi
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi
Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi
Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi
National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Karnal
All India Council for Technology Education (AICTE), New Delhi
Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA), Vienna, Austria
UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI)
Faculty positions in the Directorate:
Dr. K. Vijayarani, Director of Research
Dr. B.Nishanth, Assistant Professor
Dr. C.M. Jaikanth, Assistant Professor
Further Information, Contact:
Director of Research,
TANUVAS,Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai - 600051.
Phone: +91-44-2555 1583 | EPBX : +91-44-2555 1586/1587