Directorate of Extension Education

Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Salem


The scheme for “Control of Abortion in Cattle” of University Training and Research Centre, Erode was redesignated as University Training and Research Centre and transferred to Salem on 25.11.1994. This centre was renamed as Veterinary University Training and Research Centre (VUTRC), Salem on 08.04 1999 and now its functioning under Directorate of Extension Education, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai – 600 051.
This Centre renders services to the farming community and strives to suggest solution to the location specific problems. This centre also motivates and encourages the farmers in establishing livestock and poultry farms for self-employment through training and advisory services.


Veterinary University Training and Research Centre (VUTRC) is functioning in a new building in Veterinary Hospital Complex (Near Collectorate), Brett's Road, Salem – 636 001, from August 2012.


  • 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

Services offered

  • Regular On campus and Off campus training programs on dairying, sheep and goat farming, pig farming, rabbit farming, poultry farming, preparation of value added milk products for farmers, Self Help Group women and unemployed youths.
  • To conduct Central and state Government sponsored training programs to the farmers in specified areas of livestock and poultry rearing.
  • To act as a two way channel between University and the farmers to identify the field based livestock and poultry problems and also to pass on the remedial measures.
  • To ensure an immediate and the through diagnosis of disease in the event of an outbreak with special emphasis on disease reporting system.
  • To conduct on farm trails on the latest research findings of the University and field oriented problems specific to the area.
  • Preparation of bankable project proposals on livestock and poultry rearing on cost basis.
  • Model fodder and azolla plots, Livestock housing models such as Slatted Floor House for Goats, Low Cost PVC Inclined Battery Cages for Rabbit, Rural Poultry cage, chicken brooder and egg candler model are displayed at the centre for the benefit of the farmers.

Sale of TANUVAS products and publications

S.No. TANUVAS products and publications Amount (in Rs)
1 TANUVAS Mineral Mixture 75
2 TANUVAS Salt Lick 65
3 Dairy Farming Book 50
4 Goat Farming Book 50
5 Desi-chicken Farming Book 50
6 Rabbit Farming Book 30
7 Pig Farming Book 40
8 Turkey farming Book 35
9 Fodder and Fodder Seed Production Book 30
10 Animal Husbandry Economics Book 20
11 Japanese Quail Farming Book 40
12 Indigenous Technical Knowledge Book 25
13 Broiler Farming Book 25


  • TANUVAS certified Self employment courses are conducted for interested people on livestock and poultry farming and value addition of livestock products.
  • The applications in this connection are invited throughout the year and processed through the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), TANUVAS, Chennai. The fee structure followed is as per the TANUVAS norms.

Self Employment Courses

S.No. Course title Qualifications Fees (in Rs.) Duration
1 Dairy Farming Read & Write in Tamil 3000 1 month
2 Sheep Farming Read & Write in Tamil 1000 1 month
3 Goat Farming Read & Write in Tamil 3000 1 month
4 Fodder and Fodder Seed Production Read & Write in Tamil 1000 1 month
5 Rabbit Farming Read & Write in Tamil 1000 1 month
6 Pig Farming Read & Write in Tamil 3000 1 month
7 Japanese Quail Farming Read & Write in Tamil 3000 1 month
8 Desi-chicken Rearing Read & Write in Tamil 3000 1 month


Research Projects: Completed

S.No. Title of the Project Name of the funding agency Status (ongoing/ Completed) Amount (Rs.)
1 Commercialisation of Desi bird farming as a livelihood among Yercaud tribes in Salem District. NABARD Completed 5,25,125
2 Study on alternate strategies for treating respiratory infection in desi chicken NIF Completed 7,99,250
3 Intensification of Fodder Production system at Salem district of Tamilnadu TNSLURB Completed 9,67,125
4 Empowerment of Tribal Women by developing Desi Chicken Enterprise SPC-SBGF Completed 37,53,000

Research Projects: Ongoing

  • The centre is acting as co-coordinating centre for TNIAMP sponsored Scheme on, “Sensitizing Farmers on Nutritional Supplemental Strategy Developed at TANUVAS to Increase Productivity In Dairy Cattle And Mitigate Methane Emission” in Salem district.
  • The centre is acting as co-coordinating centre for NADP Scheme on, "Revitalising Dairy Cattle through TANUVAS Grand supplement to Enhance the Productivity and Profitability".


Name of the Faculty Designation E-mail Mobile#
Dr. V.S. Vadivoo Professor and Head vadivoo.v.s | +91-9445126784
Dr. R. Gopi Assistant Professor +91-75300 52315

Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
Veterinary Hospital Complex, Bretts Road (Near to Collectorate) Salem - 636 001.
Tel.: ++91-427-2410408.