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
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.
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.
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
Title of the Book
Native Chicken Farming
Modern Turkey Farming
Green Fodder crops for Livestock
Animal Farm Economics
Japanese Quail Farming
Traditional Herbal Medicine
Broiler Chicken Farming
Sale of Fodder Seeds
Animal Fodder Seed Products
Price ( Rs / Kg)
Co. F. S 29 and Co. F.S. 31
African Tall Maize
Hedge Lucerne Seeds
Other Veterinary Related Services
TANUVAS Mineral Mixture
TANUVAS Smart Mineral Mixture
TANUVAS Salt Lick
Kalnadai Kathir ? Annual Subscription
Kalnadai Kathir ? Lifetime Subscription
Livestock Project Proposals (In Total Estimates)
Poultry Post-mortem Examination
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
Name of the Training
Training Fee (Rs.)
Must be able to read and write Tamil language
Fodder and Fodder Seeds Production
Japanese Quail Farming
Desi - Chicken Rearing
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
Dr. P. Balamurugan
Assistant Professor and Head
Assistant Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
Bye Pass Road, Near to Govt. Medical College,
Vada Andapattu, Tiruvannamalai– 606 604.