Directorate of Extension Education

Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Dharmapuri


Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Dharmapuri was started on 14.12.1980 (Sanction order No.: RI/RI/10878/80/80 dtd 03.09.1980 of the Registrar, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.


The Centre functions at Gundalpatti, located at a distance of 6 kms from Dharmapuri on NH 7. The centre has the jurisdiction of Dharmapuri District.


  • 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


  • Total area : 8.29 acres
  • Area under building : 1 acre
  • Area under fodder and tree crops : 1 Acre
  • BUILDING-Ground floor: Laboratory, office room, store room First floor: Training hall and exhibition hall
  • The Centre possesses a meteorological station established by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to record daily data on temperature, rainfall, humidity and wind velocity.

On-going research projects

S. No. Name of the project Funding agency
1 Development of Poultry entrepreneurship in hatchery management, poultry meat processing and value addition among two hundred native chicken farmers for food safety and security Government of Tamil Nadu
2 Revitalizing Dairy Cattle through TANUVAS GRAND Supplement to enhance the Productivity and Profitability GOI-NADP / RKVY RAFTAAR (60:40)
3 Establishment of extruded feed manufacturing units to facilitate utilization of Distillers grain along with other by-products for profitable dairy farming GOI - NLM (60:40)
4 Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project - "Sensitizing farmers on nutritional supplemental strategy developed at TANUVAS to increase productivity in dairy cattle and mitigate methane emission" TN-IAMP, World Bank
5 Ethno-Veterinary Herbal Product Research and Development Centre SIF, Tamil Nadu

Services / Activities

  • On-campus and off-campus training programmes on livestock and poultry farming
  • Extension and advisory services (EAS) in person, by post, through telephone, touch screen and E-mail
  • Clinical examination of samples
  • Antibiotic sensitivity test (ABST) in milk samples
  • Postmortem examination
  • Dispatch of samples to the Central University Laboratory (CUL), TANUVAS, Chennai and suggesting suitable remedial measures
  • Formulation of bankable project reports and feed formulations
  • Establishment and maintenance of fodder demonstration plot, azolla demonstration unit and silvi pastoral model.
  • Dissemination of TANUVAS technologies and recommended scientific farming practices through mass media such as radio, television, newspaper and social-media.
  • Participating in the animal health camps, mass contact programmes and infertility camps organized by the line departments, non-governmental organizations and other educational institutions in the district.
  • Documentation of success stories of the farmers
  • Mass contact programmes, farmers meet, forums, exhibitions and important day celebrations
  • Sale of fodder seeds and University products such as TANUVAS Mineral Mixture and publications
  • Subscription to Kalnadai Kathir Journal
  • Motivating farmers to attend Seminars, Workshops etc. organized by TANUVAS
  • Coordinating Distance Education Cell for self-employment Training Programmes and Farm Stay Programmes
  • Coordinating Education Cell for B.V.Sc.&A.H. internship Programme
  • Coordinating other University Schemes - Collection of field samples, specimens, data etc.
  • Village adoption programme in adopted villages viz., Periyur, Sakkilinatham and Semmandakuppam
  • Technical guidance to field veterinarians
  • Identification of researchable issues in Dharmapuri district
  • Panel survey on farming practices
  • Market study on prices of meat and egg


Name of the Faculty Designation E-mail Mobile#
Dr. M.S. Kannadhasan Assistant Professor and Head |

Assistant Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
Gundalpatti, Dharmapuri – 636 701.
Tel.: 04342-288420