Institutional Development Plan (IDP)

The Institutional Development Plan (IDP) of TANUVAS funded by World Bank -ICAR NAHEPis functioning at the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Madras Veterinary Collegewas developed with focus on improving the curriculum with modern pedagogical tools to facilitate students to learn at their convenience and to inculcate multiple skills. To achieve this, under IDP of TANUVAS, it was planned to develop open knowledge hub, quality open contents, skill development centres, learning and assessment centre, entrepreneurship development cell, senior residency programmes and knowledge sharing by industry and alumni. Further, the quality of faculty will be improved through faculty development programmes in niche areas of education technology. In this regard, four objectives were proposed under IDP of TANUVAS. First objective was to focus on curriculum improvement through outcome based learning, improved pedagogy and identification of day one skills. The second and third objectives were to focus on development of open knowledge hubs and skill development respectively. The final one was to focus on networking with alumni and global institutions to develop the institution in international arena. For every objective 3-5 well defined programmes were identified with monitorable targets. The functioning of IDP at TANUVAS ensures successful development of the institution.


  • To fulfill the first objective on outcome based education, so far six faculty members has undergone training at Washington State University, USA and Royal Veterinary college, UK on various pedagogies and to establish a Learning and Assessment Centre
  • Four national Faculty development workshop were conducted to train 546 faculty in “IPR, Copyright, Industrial design and Plagiarism, Content Development and management, Facilitative teaching technologies etc.
  • Six international faculty training workshops were conducted on content development, simulator based teaching, robotic based teaching etc. for 60 faculty members.
  • One hundred and ninety four latest text books on clinical, health and production were purchased and made available in the library. A Learning and Assessment centre was established which was first of its kind with robotic and simulator based models and so far 936 students have utilized this facility to improve their clinical skills.
  • Six smart classes were established with smart board, lecture capture solution, acoustic adjusted and air conditioned for better and improved learning environment.
  • To promote open knowledge environment a soft skill lab was established to teach soft skills to UG students for better job opportunities. A language lab was established to teach English, French, German and Spanish with online trainers to improve presentation skills and interview skills. One hundred and forty nineebooks were purchased to provide an environment to learn at their convenience.
  • A bovine anatomy virtual learning platform (Holosuit) was developed with 10 modules to learn bovine anatomy at ease at the convenient time in the absence of carcass. To promote anytime anywhere learning the existing wifi facilities were improved at MVC campus and hostel.
  • To fulfill the third objective of skill and entrepreneurship development, sixteen B.V.Sc.& A.H. students were sent for overseas clinical internship. Communication and soft skill workshops were conducted for all the students to train on goal setting, time management, communication and personality development. Academically weak students were identified and remedial courses are being conducted regularly for improvement
  • Five online clerkship programmes mimicking international clinical externship programme was conducted for 20 selected final year B.V.Sc. & A.H. students for 3 weeks. Fifteen student development programmes and eight skill development programmes covering variousaspects of Veterinary education and career development were undertaken during this training for the undergraduate students. A total of 8166 students and faculty members have directly derived benefits under IDP inthis financial year
  • In fulfilling the fourth objective of networking of alumni, industry and institutions, an industrial training for 37 students were provided in their field of interest. Two industry academia workshops was organised to identify additional skills required by industry to facilitate better job opportunities
  • Seventy two guest lectures on emerging areas of interest for veterinarians like wildlife, job opportunities, biodiversity conservation etc. were provided

Learning and Assessment Centre (T-LAC)

  • It is a unique facility namely “Learning and Assessment Centre (T-LAC)” with robotic systems and simulators to promote skill-based learning for students at their convenience. It is the first of its kind in Indian Veterinary Universities containing several robotic stations and simulators employing the latest technology of Artificial Intelligence namely Animal handling station, Anatomy station, Medicine station, Obstetrics and Gynaecology station, Surgical station and Laboratory stations for ease of learning
  • The Animal Handling station with real size models of Bull, Buffalo, Horse, Pig, Goat and Dog with aurdino sensor based clinical points of significance are available to enable the students to reinforce their knowledge on various animal body parts
  • Fibre Glass Animal Models to identify clinically significant parts and handling - The Anatomy station consists of 3-D flip chart on cow anatomy depicting internal organs, skeletal structures and cutaway view of organs. In addition, models of canine head, hip, ear, equine foot, bovine organs etc. are available to study the anatomical structures of various livestock and poultry
  • Flip chart on Bovine Anatomy - The Obstetrics and Gynaecology station with unique veterinary simulators namely Bovine theriogenology model, Dystocia stimulator, Haptic cow unit and Artificial Insemination simulator adds feather to the cap. The theriogenology unit aids the students to practice the skill in Pregnancy diagnosis and palpation of uterine structures. Likewise, the Haptic cow simulator, which has sensors gives an edge to the students to learn the normal ovarian and uterine structures and their anomalies with a feel of touch
  • The Dystocia stimulator with calf support helps the students in handling and practising various complications and abnormal positions of the fetus like breech presentation, leg back, backward deviation of head and their correction. An added feature in this stimulator is the embedded milking system with milk storage tank, udder and teats. With this, the students can learn different methods of milking namely full hand milking, stripping and knuckling as one would do on a live animal
  • The Artificial Insemination simulator with a typical AI rod and uterine and pelvic structure facilitates the students to master the technique of artificial insemination in cattle
  • Bovine Artificial Inseminator Simulator -The Medicine station contains venipuncture simulator models for horse, cattle, dog and rat. In addition, thoracocentesis simulator units for canines and felines and Respiratory and Heart tone simulators, are available for students to learn the art of mastering respiratory and cardiac sounds.
  • Canine Bandaging Simulator - The Surgical station contains special suturing training pads and surgical wrapping for learning different suturing techniques and bandaging for canines and felines. To master fracture reduction, synthetic bone structures are available. A unique ophthalmic unit to gain experience on different eye ailments like corneal opacity, cataract etc. has been installed at T-LAC. Further, a simulator laboratory unit is present to perform pathological staining techniques and parasitological lab analysis. Two 3-D printers have been installed at T-LAC for generating 3D models like skull, bones, ribs and other 3D objects
  • Canine Ophthalmology station - Further a virtual lab is being established with virtual reality and augmented reality facility to learn bovine anatomy. The T-LAC has been conceptualised with an idea of imparting hands on experience to all the students at any convenient time, who are otherwise denied the privilege of handling typical clinical cases due to various constraints namely time, limited number of cases at hospital, replacing animal usage and limited opportunity to attend to variety of cases. The T-LAC will facilitate in the overall objective of continuous learning and acquiring specialised skill sets among the students to become real time professionals in shaping their career.


  • National Director – Dr.R.C.Agrawal
  • National Coordinator - Dr. P. Ramasundaram
  • Team Leader – Dr.K.N.Selvakumar, Vice Chancellor
  • PI and Coordinator – Dr.J.JohnKirubaharan, Professor and Head,MVC
  • Co-coordinator – Dr.V.Appa Rao, DEE, TANUVAS
  • Co-coordinator – Dr.B.Mohan, Controller of Examination, TANUVAS

CO-Principal Investigators

  • Dr.P.Kumaravel, Dean, VC&RI, Udumalpet
  • Dr.S.Meenakshisundaram, DCAHS, TANUVAS
  • Dr.B.Samuel Masilamoni Ronald, Professor, MVC
  • Dr.P.Selvaraj, Professor and Head, VC&RI, Namakkal
  • Dr.B.Murugan, Professor and Head, CFDT, Koduvalli
  • Dr.M.Prabhu, Professor and Head, MVC
  • Dr.A.Sangaran, Professor, MVC
  • Dr.T.A.Kannan,Professor and Head, MVC
  • Dr.S.Hemalatha,Professor, MVC
  • Dr.V.Ramesh, Professor and Head, Salem
  • Dr.M.Ananda Chitra, Associate Professor, CUL
  • Dr.S.Rajalakshmi, Assistant Professor, MVC
  • Dr.A.Elamurugan,Assistant Professor, MVC