Genesis and Objectives
Teaching of the subject of Statistics to the undergraduate (BVSc) students of Madras Veterinary College was started in the year 1959-60 utilizing the services of Statisticians available in the Directorate of Animal Husbandry on part time basis. A separate Department - Department of Animal Husbandry Statistics - for teaching Statistics to UG and PG students was started in the year 1966.
The Department was re-designated as the Department of Animal Husbandry Statistics and Computer Applications in 2000 by merging the University Computer Centre to this Department and empowering it to manage computer networking of the college. The major activities of this Department are teaching animal husbandry statistics to undergraduate and postgraduate students, offering guidance to research students and staff in designing of experiments, processing of data and interpretation of experimental results and also managing the computer network of the university and the college.
The Department offers a course on Bio-Statistics and Computer Applications (2+1) to the UG students under VCI pattern. Although there is no PG programme currently, this Department offers three PG courses (Applied Statistics, Computer Applications and Research Methodology, all of which are compulsory courses), besides two courses to the PG students of Animal Husbandry Economics.
|Name of the project||Funding agency||Fund allocated (Rs.)|
|Technology Enhanced Learning in Agricultural Education (TELAgE)||Niche Area of Excellence (NAE)" funded by ICAR-NAARM||41 lakhs|
|NAIP scheme on Development of e-Courses for B.V.Sc.&A.H. degree programme||NAIP||183.59 lakhs|
|Developing a methodology for estimating livestock feed and fodder in Tamil Nadu||GOI||3.48 lakhs|
Training and other significant works
The Department of Animal Husbandry Statistics and Computer Applications has set the following objectives and functions, so as to fully harvest the potential benefits of IT in the sector:
Dr. A.Mohamed Safiullah,
Professor and Head; drsselvam[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in
Dr. G.Kathiravan, Professor; drkathir[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in (On leave, Presently working in the University of the West Indies, St.Augustine)
Dr. P.Thirunavukkarasu, Assistant Professor; drthiruna[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in
Dr. G.Senthilkumar, Assistant Professor; senthilkumar[dot]g[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in