Directorate of Extension Education

Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, TIRUVANNAMALAI


VUTRC, Tiruvannamalai was inaugurated on February 20, 2013 by Hourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. PuratchiThalaivi J. Jayalalitha. The new building for VUTRC in Tiruvannamalai was inaugurated on July 15, 2015 at the present location, i.e., Vada Andapattu village in Tiruvannamalai. This centre is located 4 km from Tiruvannamalai Central Bus Stand, 1 km from the Government Medical College, and 3 km from the office of the district Head.

Location and Land allotment

  • About 0.63 acre/ 27443 Sq. ft of land (Survey No. 66/22) has been allotted by Dr. Vijay Pingale I.A.S., District Collector, Tiruvannamalai at Vadaandapattu village, Tiruvannamalai district for establishment of Veterinary University Training and Research Centre at Tiruvannamalai.
  • The valuation of land at Government rate fixed by District Revenue Officer is about Rs. 11, 80,049/- which has been transferred to our University free of cost. The TamilNadu Government has allotted Rs.45 Lakhs for construction of new Permanent building for the centre.
  • A trial pit has been dug in the allotted VUTRC land and estimation for construction of office building has been approved. The Vice-Chancellor, TANUVAS, inspected the newly rented building for VUTRC at Tiruvannamalai and the land allotted for VUTRC, Tiruvannamalai.


  • 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

Specefic objectives

  • To impart training on the felt need of the end users, practicing farmers and officers of the line departments.
  • 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 conduct on farm trial on the latest research findings of the University and field oriented problems specific to the area.
  • Survey of bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases to formulate the schedule of vaccination and deworming.
  • To ensure an immediate and thorough diagnosis of disease in the event of an outbreak with special emphasis on disease reporting system.
  • To motivate and encourage in establishing livestock and poultry farms for self employment by the local farmers.
  • To collaborate with State and Central sponsored rural development programmes.
  • To develop and maintain data base on livestock / Poultry in the area.
  • To carryout short term need based location specific projects.

Services offered

  • On-campus and off-campus training programmes on livestock viz Dairy cattle, Sheep farming, Elevated Slatted floor rearing of Goat and poultry farming viz., Desi chicken, Broiler chicken, Turkey farming, Japanese quail farming and Duck rearing and preparation of value added milk and meat products.
  • Off–campus training programmes rendered to the line departments like the Department of Animal Husbandry, DRDA, NGOs, Aavin, Pudhu Vazhvu Thittam and ATMA.
  • Preparation and distribution of pamphlets and handouts on livestock farming to farmers.
  • Farm radio bulletins to All India Radio.
  • Awareness Training programme
  • Technical advisory services to the needy farmers
  • Disease investigation during outbreaks; Laboratory examinations of faecal samples, blood samples, etc. for disease diagnosis.
  • Mass contact programmes and Special livestock health protection programmes including Infertility/ mastitis camps.
  • Low-cost feed and fodder preparation and clean milk production.
  • Guest lectures.
  • Regional Exhibition.
  • The University’s findings and books related to livestock and poultry farms are sold to farmers
  • Conduct of on-farm trail and front-line demonstration
  • Post-mortem examination and farm visit.
  • Village adoption programmes
  • Exposure visits to livestock and poultry farms
  • Bankable project preparation
  • Organizing farmers workshops/seminars

Sale of TANUVAS publications

S. No. Title of the Book Price (Rs)
1 Dairy Farming 50
2 Goat Farming 40
3 Native Chicken Farming 50
4 Rabbit Farming 30
5 Pig Farming 40
6 Modern Turkey Farming 35
7 Green Fodder crops for Livestock 30
8 Animal Farm Economics 20
9 Japanese Quail Farming 40
10 Traditional Herbal Medicine 25
11 Broiler Chicken Farming 30

Sale of Fodder Seeds

S.No Animal Fodder Seed Products Price ( Rs / Kg)
1 Co. F. S 29 and Co. F.S. 31 410
2 African Tall Maize 90
3 Hedge Lucerne Seeds 550
4 Alfalfa Seeds 850
5 Stylosanthes Seeds 450
6 Agathi Seeds 1100
7 Subabul Seeds 300

Other Veterinary Related Services

S.No University Services Price (Rs)
1 TANUVAS Mineral Mixture 75
2 TANUVAS Smart Mineral Mixture 65
3 TANUVAS Salt Lick 60
4 Kalnadai Kathir ? Annual Subscription 200
5 Kalnadai Kathir ? Lifetime Subscription 2000
6 Livestock Project Proposals (In Total Estimates) 0.25 %
7 Poultry Post-mortem Examination 100
8 Farm Visit 200


  • One-month self-employment courses with certification in livestock and poultry farming and value addition of livestock products are conducted for interested farmers in livestock rearing.
  • Applications for one-month self-employment courses are received throughout the year and the training conducted by the directorate of distance education (DDE), TANUVAS, Chennai.

Self Employment Courses

S. No. Name of the Training Educational Qualification Training Fee (Rs.) Duration
1 Dairy farming Must be able to read and write Tamil language 3000 1 Month
2 Sheep Rearing 1000 1 Month
3 Goat Rearing 3000 1 Month
4 Fodder and Fodder Seeds Production 1000 1 Month
5 Rabbit Farming 1000 1 Month
6 Pig Farming 3000 1 Month
7 Japanese Quail Farming 3000 1 Month
8 Desi - Chicken Rearing 3000 1 Month


  • The field-based problems will be identified and the same will be sorted out by doing field-based research.
  • Conduct of on farm trial.


Name of the Faculty Designation E-mail Mobile#
Dr. P. Balamurugan Assistant Professor and Head +91-9962075873

Assistant Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
Bye Pass Road, Near to Govt. Medical College, Vada Andapattu, Tiruvannamalai– 606 604.
Tel.: +91-4175-298258