Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu


With a view to give a new impetus to livestock sector and to improve the livelihood of farmers belonging to Cauvery delta region, Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu propodsed the establishment of a new Veterinary College and Research Institute at Orathanadu, Thanjavur district under Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai. This college is located at Orathanadu, 25 km from Thanjavur on the way to Pattukottai. The total area of the campus is 206.96 acres.

  • The Government of Tamil Nadu had issued orders for the establishment of a new Veterinary College and Research Institute at Orathanadu, Thanjavur as per the G.O. Ms. No. 134, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (AH-6) Department dated 09/11/2011, Thanjavur district.
  • A comprehensive government order sanctioning man power, civil works and equipments for the year 2012-13,2013-14 and 2014-15 has been issued [G.O.(Ms.)No.223 dated 20.12.2012] giving full functional status to the college as per Veterinary Council of India norms.

Growth and Development

To start the B.V.Sc&A.H degree programme initially seven departments viz., Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, Animal Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Livestock Production and Management ,Instructional Livestock Farm Complex and Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex have been established fully with required manpower, equipments and floor space as per norms of Veterinary Council of India (VCI).

  • A total of 40 students have been admitted and the classes have been handled from 20.09.2012. Subsequently the second year departments, viz., Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Parasitology and Veterinary Pathology were also established. During the year 2013-14 third year departments, viz., Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary Public health, Livestock Products Technology and Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension have also been established.
  • During 2014-15, the three clinical departments, viz., Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Veterinary Surgery and Radiology and Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics have been established. As on date, seventeen departments have been established in this college. From the academic year 2015-16 onwards the intake of students has been increased to 60 with the approval of VCI.

Faculty in position

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Further Information, Contact:

Veterinary College and Research Institute,
Orathanadu, Thanjavur-614 625, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
Phone: +91-4372-234011/ 12/ 13