History and Mandate

The Duck Research and Development center at Krishi Vigan Kendra, Kattupakkam was redesignated as Veterinary University Training and Research Centre and shifted to Melmaruvathur which started functioning from 17.11 2003. This centre offers services to transfer viable technologies from the laboratory to the farming community and strives to suggest solutions to the location specific problems.

Major Activities

  • Training the beneficiaries of Tamilnadu Honourable Chief Minister's scheme on Priceless distribution of Milch cows, sheep and goat
  • Attending the Tamil Nadu Government Uzhavar Peruvizha celebrations and kalnadai Vaara Vizha along with line Department of Agriculture and Animal husbandry
  • Advisory services as in-person, through Telephone, Email, SMS, Touch Kiosk screen and posts for management, Health Coverage & Profitable Livestock and Poultry Farming
  • Conducting On Campus and Off Campus training programs & Awareness programs on Animal Husbandry practices viz., Dairy, Goat, Piggery, Poultry, Rabbit, Japanese, Quail, Turkey farming, Agro-forestry, Milk and milk products for the benefit of farmers, unemployed graduates, physically handicapped, self-employment beneficiaries of District Industries centre, Women members of self help groups, TANWA etc. and motivating them to venture into livestock farming
  • Disease outbreaks investigations and examining clinical materials for proper diagnosis
  • Appraising farmers on the latest technologies for profitable livestock farming through exhibition and video films during mass conduct programs, infertility camps and farmers meet
  • Suggesting low cost feed formulations and feeding pattern during drought seasons and preparing pamphlets on Animal husbandry and distributing the same to the rural farming community are the other activities
  • Farm visit for establishment and disease investigations
  • Conduct of Post Mortem during mortality
  • Sending farm radio bulletins to All India Radio, sending Popular articles in magazines, Guest lectures, Daily Newspaper messages etc for farming community welfare
  • Documentation of Success stories & encouraging farmers to subscribe Kalnadai Kathir
  • Village adoption for empowerment of rural women through transfer of technology

Future Programmes

  • Regular training to the farmers, women of SHGs, unemployed youth and entrepreneurs in scientific management of livestock farms and livestock based enterprises
  • Screening for Tuberculosis, brucellosis and parasitic infestation in farm animals
  • Disease investigation in Poultry, Cattle,sheep ,goat,pigs and Rabbit units
  • Studies to assess the feasibility for technology transfer
  • Creating awareness among students about the Animal husbandry and Veterinary science practices by means of conducting guest lectures, exhibitions and training programs
  • Skill development and self employment courses will be offered regularly
  • Artificial Insemination Training will be offered to the field farmers


Completed Project

Project title
Role in the project
Fund outlay
Funding agency
Genetic Up-gradation of Cattle and Buffaloes in Tamil Nadu "Adoption of Oestrous Synchronisation Techniques to improve Production and Reproduction potential"
Co-Principal investigator
Rs. 200.00 lakhs
Ongoing Project
Project title
Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency

ATMA Demonstrations

Principal investigator Rs.16,500 ATMA

Services Offered

Diagnostic Services
S. No.
Amount (Rs.)
Post Mortem examination
Farm Visit
Inputs Services
TANUVAS mineral mixture
TANUVAS Grand Tonic
Oral pellet vaccine
PPr Vaccination
University books
Milk producers Union members
TN Scheme on Priceless Distribution of Cattle – Panaiyur Hon Minister Thiru.C.Ve.Shanmugam distributed elite cow
Enrolment Drive to school students for TANUVAS skill development and self employment courses

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Dr. M.MURUGAN, Professor | | Mobile: +919444042046
Dr. R.Durairajan, Assistant Professor

Associate Professor and Head
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre
G.B. Complex, Melmaruvathur - 603 319
Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu
Phone.No:044-27529548 | e-mail: