Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding

The Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding was established during 2021 to offer Under-Graduate course (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) as per Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education (2016). In addition, the Department will submit new research projects / schemes to external funding agencies for financial assistance on phenotypic characterization, establishment of conservation units for livestock and capacity building programmes to the needy persons.


  • To offer undergraduate courses in Animal Genetics and Breeding.
  • To undertake research on breeding for elite germplasm production and breed improvement / conservation programmes.
  • To disseminate the scientific breeding methods and modern technologies for the benefit of livestock keepers.


As per Veterinary Council of India under MSVE Regulations (2016), a course on Animal Genetics and Breeding (3+1), which is comprised of three units and will be taken during the Second Professional Year of B.V.Sc. & A.H.

  • Unit – 1 : Biostatistics and Computer Applications
  • Unit – 2 : Principles of Animal and Population Genetics
  • Unit – 3 : Principles of Animal Breeding

Credit based annual examination pattern will be carried out for Papers I and II.

  • Paper I: Unit -1 & Unit -2
  • Paper II: Unit -3

UG Laboratory

  • Computer Laboratory is equipped with 20 computers with internet facility as well as audio-visual aids for U.G. teaching.
  • Undergraduate Laboratory is equipped with teaching aids and infrastructure to use microscopes / phase contrast microscopes for U.G. teaching.

Department activities

  • Imparting education to under graduate students as per VCI regulations.
  • To Identify well-organized indigenous cattle / poultry farms by private entrepreneurs in Tiruppur and neighboring districts.
  • To arrange exposure visits for students to Private Livestock Breeding Farms, Livestock Shandies and various Research Stations of TANUVAS.


Name and Designation Mobile # E-mail
Dr. A. Gopinathan, M.V.Sc., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor and Head
+91-94447 23316
Dr. S. Vinothraj, M.V.Sc.,
Assistant Professor

The Associate Professor and Head,
Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding,
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Udumalpet – 642 126.
Phone: +91-4252-295399 | 295499