About the Directorate

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.

Research Council

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)

International Agencies

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
  • SEPPIC, France
  • 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
E-mail: dr@tanuvas.org.in