The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education was started in the year 2013 with an aim to teach under graduate students in the aspects of sociology, rural development, adoption and diffusion of innovation on management of extension programmes etc.,. The department also carries out need based extension research and organise extension programmes on behalf of the College.


  • To offer undergraduate courses in Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension.
  • To undertake research in Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension.
  • To organise various extension programmes on livestock and poultry production for the benefit of farming Community.




As per the VCI Regulation, the department is offering the following courses.

Credit courses

  • VAE: 311 - Principles and techniques of veterinary and animal husbandry extension (2 + 1)
  • VAE: 321 - Livestock economics , marketing and business management (2 + 1)
  • TVC: 421 - Veterinarian in society (1 + 0)
  • VAE: 511 - Livestock entrepreneurship (1 + 0)

Non- Credit course

Livestock and Livelihood study circle.

Internship programme for B.V.Sc & AH Degree Students

Village visits and Industrial visits arranged for every batch of B.V.Sc & AH Degree Internship students posted at Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli.


The department of veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education is well established with laboratories and each furnished with modern equipments required for teaching of students and executing all the other extension activities carried out by the department viz.,

  • Photography cum Graphic unit (With Lighting facility aiding recording/ Photography along with Work station for editing/Recording facilities)
  • Audio Visual Technology Laboratory (Roof mounted Projector and screen, PA system, Audio mixture etc.,)
  • Group Discussion/Seminar/Conference Room (With Video Conferencing Facilities and roof mounted projector along with motorised screen, PA system, Audio mixture etc.,)
  • Museum cum Livestock advisory Unit with LCD television and blue ray disc Player for playing Education Video lessons to visiting farmers besides educational charts, library etc.,

Photography cum Graphic unit

Audio - visual technology laboratory

Group discussion/Seminar/Conference room

Museum Cum Livestock Advisory Unit


The thrust areas of research in Animal husbandry extension being undertaken by the department are adoption, constraints, transfer of technology, information need assessment, effectiveness of teaching methods, evaluation of development programmes, ICTs in animal husbandry , human resource management, training and development , indigenous technical knowledge etc.,.

Currently, the ongoing schemes in the department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education include.

S.No Ongoing Schemes Sponsers
1 Popularisation of TANUVAS mineral mixture among the dairy farmers in Tirunelveli district NABARD, Chennai
2 Assessment of Oral pellet vaccine for New Castle Disease among Desi bird farmers of Tirunelveli District ATMA, Tirunelveli
3 Popularisation of Azolla as low cost supplemental cattle feed among the dairy farmers of Tirunelveli District NABARD, Chennai


  • Folders – 22 no
  • Books /Chapters in book – 2 no
  • Displays charts - 24 nos


The department organises various extension programmes on livestock and poultry production as per the details furnished below.

  • Farm advisory services
  • Conduct of on- campus and off- campus training programmes
  • Conduct of specialised training programmes for the beneficiaries of various government schemes and line departments
  • Exhibitions
  • Mass contact programmes
  • Demonstrations
  • Technology assessment
  • Publications
  • Field trips / study tours etc.,
  • Television and radio programmes
  • On - farm trails
  • Preparation of Project proposal for livestock farm establishments
Activities Jun.'13 - Dec.' 13 Jan.'14 – Dec.'14 Jan.'15 - Apr.'15
On campus Training Programmes 14 22 20
Off Campus Training Programmes 44 47 26
Livestock Health camps - 06 -
Awareness camps - 11 -
Exhibitions - 07 -
Demonstrations 14 15 10
Livestock Advisory Services 305 719 368
Radio Programmes 26 68 21
Television programmes 19 12 49
Farm / Exposure visits - 17 30

Activities of the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education

Field visit for students

Deworming Campaign by students

Farm visits

Off – Campus training Programme

Method Demonstration

On – Campus training Programmes


Livestock Health / Awareness Camps

Video Conferencing facility

Radio programmes

Television programmes

The department also coordinates with the line departments in the conduct of various government programmes like Ulavar peruvizha, Pongal vizha etc.,. The department also serves as the coordinating unit for VC & RI, Tirunelveli with regards to TANUVAS Newsletters and Mass media contact. It is also involved in preparation of press messages and arrangement of press meet, photo and video coverage.


  • Dr. V.Thanaseelan, Professor Head |
  • Dr. S.Senthilkumar, Assistant Professor |
  • Dr. M.Boopathy Raja, Assistant Professor |
  • Dr. R.Sangameswaran, Assistant Professor |


The Professor and Head,

Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education,

Veterinary College and Research Institute,

Ramayanpatti, Tirunelveli - 627 358.

Phone: 0462 – 2337309 | E-mail: