Directorate of Extension Education

Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, COIMBATORE


This Centre was established under the 'Scheme for Control of Abortion in Cattle' in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore on 18.10.1982. The Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, (TANUVAS) was founded on 20.09.1989 as the first Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in India. Subsequently, University Training and Research Centre, Coimbatore was renamed as Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Coimbatore from 08.04.1999.


The Veterinary University Training and Research Centre (VUTRC) is functioning at No.63, Kalapatti Pirivu, Saravanamapatty Post, Coimbatore-641035 on the Sathyamangalam Main Road about 9 Km from Gandhipuram.


  • Transfer of livestock and poultry related technologies including natural resources management through front line extension / change agents
  • Strengthening livestock and poultry research – extension linkage for developing need specific technologies
  • Promotion of livestock production eco-system through TANVUAS / entrepreneurs for sustaining livestock based livelihoods

Specific Objectives

  • To impart training on the felt needs of the end users, practicing farmers and officers of the line departments.
  • To act as a two way channel between the University and the farmers to identify the field based livestock and poultry problems and also to pass on the remedial measures.
  • To conduct on-farm trials on the latest research findings of the University and field oriented problems specific to the area.
  • To ensure an immediate and proper diagnosis of disease in the event of an outbreak with special emphasis on disease reporting system.
  • To motivate and encourage local farmers in establishing livestock and poultry farms for self-employment.
  • To collaborate with Central and State sponsored rural development Programmes.
  • To develop and maintain data base on livestock and poultry in the area.
  • To carry out short-term need based location specific projects.

Services Offered by the Centre

  • Conduct of on-campus and off-campus training programmes on various aspects of livestock and poultry farming to the practicing farmers, women self help groups, landless labourers, rural poor, unemployed youth, economically weaker sections and entrepreneurs. The various programmes offered are:
    • Scientific dairy farming
    • Goat and sheep rearing
    • Rabbit rearing
    • Desi chicken rearing
    • Pig farming
    • Japanese quail and turkey farming
  • Advisory services on livestock and poultry farming – in person, by post, through telephone, touch screen, E-mail etc.
  • Farm visits at initial stages of establishment and during disease outbreaks.
  • Conduct of post-mortem and collection of clinical materials for investigation.
  • Screening of samples at the laboratory and dispatch of samples to the Central University Laboratory, TANUVAS, Chennai and suggesting suitable remedial measures.
  • Screening for Brucellosis.
  • Sending Farm Radio Bulletins to the All India Radio, Coimbatore on training programmes, disease forecasts and management practices of livestock and poultry.
  • Transfer of modern scientific technologies and package of practices on livestock and poultry farming to the farmers.
  • Participating in the animal health camps, mass contact programmes, infertility camps and N.S.S. Camps organized by the line departments, non-governmental organizations and other educational institutions in the district.
  • Documentation of success stories of the farmers.
  • Organizing farmers technical meetings, forums etc. and conducting exhibitions on livestock and poultry farming.
  • Sale of University publications
  • Subscription to Kalnadai Kathir Journal
  • Sale of TANUVAS Mineral Mixture and fodder seeds
  • Motivation of farmers to attend Seminars, Workshops etc. organized by other units of TANUVAS.
  • Coordination with Distance Education Cell – Self Employment Training Programmes
  • Coordination with Distance Education Cell – Farm Stay Programmes
  • Coordination with Education Cell – B.V.Sc., Internship Programme
  • Coordination with other University Schemes- Collection of field samples, specimens etc.
  • Distribution of Gramapriya, Vanaraja, TANUVAS Aseel and Kadaknath chicks to the farmers.

Technologies Transferred

  • Experimental Blue Tongue vaccination in the district.
  • Experimental PPR vaccination in the district.
  • Establishment of model fodder plots, azolla unit and hydroponic unit.
  • Sale of fodder seeds.
  • Feeding of Azolla in dairy cows and rabbits.
  • Importance of minerals in the feed of dairy cattle (TANUVAS mineral mixture).
  • Importance of minerals in the feed of sheep and goat (TANUVAS mineral block).
  • Use of milking machines and chaff cutters in the dairy farms.
  • Use of foggers and sprinklers in dairy shed to alleviate heat stress.

Major Programmes Organised

Seminars and Workshops Conducted

  • Conducted TNLDA sponsored Farmers Orientation Programme on proper breeding management and infertility control in dairy cows.
  • Conducted State Level Pig Seminar in co-ordination with the Dept. of LPM, VC&RI, Namakkal for the benefit of the farmers.

Entrepreneurship, Self Employment and Skill Development Programmes

  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Poultry Meat Production, Processing and Value-addition.
  • NABARD sponsored CAT training on ‘Commercial Dairy Farming’
  • Skill Development Training Programme on Dairy Farm Assistant
  • Skill Development Training Programme for Rural Youth on Dairy Farming
  • Self Employment Training Programmes on Goat Farming, Pig Farming and Desi Chicken Farming
  • TNLDA sponsored training programme on Imparting Artificial Insemination training to Rural Youth – One month
  • TNLDA sponsored Skill Training for Rural Youths in Dairy Farming

Special Programmes

  • Frontline Demonstration, On Farm Trial and Village Adoption Programmes
  • Participation in the Annual AGRI INTEX organized by CODISSIA, Coimbatore
  • Participation in Kisan Mela
  • Participation in the Kongu Naatu Kaalnadai Thiruvizha
  • Participation in the State Level Farmers Day organized by TNAU, Coimbatore


Research Projects: Completed

  • 'Entrepreneurship Development Programmes on Hygienic Meat Production and Value-addition to the Women SHG and Entrepreneurs for Their Livelihood' at a total cost of Rs.12.12 Lakhs.
  • DST-NIMAT Project - Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Meat Products Preparation and Value Addition at a total cost of Rs.3.0 Lakhs.
  • NADP Project on 'Genetic Upgradation of Cattle and Buffaloes in Tamil Nadu: Adoption of Estrus Synchronization Technique to Improve Productive and Reproductive Potential'.
  • Tamil Nadu State Land Use Research Board (TNSLURB) Scheme on ‘Soil-Fodder-Livestock Interface to augment Productivity’ at a total cost of Rs. 8.00 Lakhs
  • NABARD FSPF sponsored Project on “Profit Maximization of Goat Farmers in Coimbatore District Through Control of Parasites” with a Project outlay of Rs.97,500/- . Awareness was created among the goat farmers on the prevalence of ecto and endo parasites in goats, use of anthelminthic drugs and ectoparasiticides.
  • NABARD FSPF sponsored Project on “Economic Empowerment of Dairy Farmers Through Technology Based Prevention and Control of Mastitis in Dairy Cows in Coimbatore District” with a Project outlay of Rs.1,05,000/- was conducted.

Research Projects: On-Going

  • ICAR Poultry Seed Project – Co-opting Centre


Name of the Faculty Designation E-mail
Dr.R.Arumugam, M.V.Sc., Ph.D., Professor and Head
Dr.S.Chitradevi, M.V.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. A.Anitha, M.V.Sc., Assistant Professor

Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
No.63, Kalapatti Pirivu, Saravanampatty, Coimbatore – 641 035.
Tel.: +91-422-2669965