Directorate of Extension Education

Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, NAGERCOIL


The Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Nagercoil was established in the Parakkai Village of Kanyakumari District on 18-05-1981 and is functioning under Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS). This centre is fully involved for the development of farmers of Kanyakumari district for more than four decades.


  • 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


  • Main office building with training hall equipped with audio visual aids.
  • Model fodder plot & Azolla unit.
  • Animal shed and poultry cage models.
  • Display charts for conducting Livestock and Poultry trainings.

Major Activities

  • 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:
    • Dairy Farming
    • Goat and Sheep Farming
    • Fodder Cultivation
    • Milk and Milk Products
    • 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, E-mail etc.
  • Conducting on Farm Trails (OFT) and Frontline Demonstration (FLD) on various livestock and Poultry Technology.
  • Farm visits at initial stages of establishment and during disease outbreaks.
  • Conduct of post-mortem, Screening of samples, collection and dispatch of clinical materials to the Central University Laboratory, TANUVAS, Chennai for investigation.
  • 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 meet forums etc. and conducting exhibitions on livestock and poultry farming.
  • Sale of University publications and subscription of farmers to Kalnadai Kathir monthly publication.
  • Sale of TANUVAS smart Mineral Mixture and fodder seeds.
  • Coordination with other University Schemes- Collection of field samples, specimens and implementation at field levels.
  • Preparation of Project reports for availing bank loans.
  • Implementation of TANUVAS village adoption scheme in Anthrapuram Village of Gnalam Panchayat in Kanyakumari district.

Government Schemes

  • To impart training to beneficiaries of the following Tamil Nadu Government Schemes
    • Priceless livestock distribution - Dairy/Sheep/Goat trainings
    • Fodder Development Scheme - Fodder training
    • Scheme for Poultry Development - Poultry Training

Self Employment courses offered under the DDE, TANUVAS

S. No. Name of the Self Employment Course Course Fee (Rs.)
1. Dairy farming 1000
2. Sheep farming 500
3. Goat farming 1000
4. Fodder production 500
5. Milk and milk products 1000
6. Livestock waste management 500
7. Rabbit farming 500
8. Pig farming 2000
9. Quail farming 1000
10. Native chicken farming 1000

University Publications for sale (books in Tamil language)

S. No. Name of the book Amount (Rs.)
1. Dairy farming 50
2. Goat farming 40
3. Pig farming 40
4. Rabbit farming 30
5. Native chicken farming 50
6. Turkey farming 35
7. Quail farming 40
8. Fodder production 30
9. Milk and milk products 30
10. Dog keeping 30
11. Ethnoveterinary practices 25
12. Fish farming 40
13. Value added fish products 40

Sale of farm inputs

S. No. Name of the Item Amount (Rs.)
1 TANUVAS smart mineral mixture Rs. 65/ Kg
2 Velimasal Fodder seed Rs. 550/ kg
3 Fodder Sorghum (COFS 29) seed Rs. 410/ kg

Upcoming Trainings

S. No. Name of the Training Date
1 Native Chicken farming 08-12-2022
2 Dairy Farming 15-12-2022
3 Goat Farming 22-12-2022
4 Pig Farming 05-01-2023
5 Quail Farming 18-01-2023
6 Native Chicken farming 27-01-2023
7 Dairy Farming 09-02-2023
8 Goat Farming 16-02-2023
9 Fodder Production 23-02-2023


  • Dr. G.H. Hudson, Assistant Professor and Head
  • Dr. S. Maheshwari, Assistant Professor

The Assistant Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
No. 4-114, Parakkai (Post), Kanyakumari (District),
Nagercoil – 629 601.
Phone No.: 0465-286843