Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University [TNUVAS] In Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University - [TNUVAS]

Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai, Tamil Nadu   |   ESTD : 1876   |   Approved By: UGC   |   Type: Private
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About College

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University also known as TANUVAS, is one of the finest Veterinary and animal science universities in the nation. At first, it was a school of agriculture offering certificate and diploma courses in Animal Science and Veterinary field.

  • Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University was established on 20th September 1989. Its first headquarters was at Chennai.
  • The University was founded upon the Madras Veterinary College which was founded in 1876. MVC started its journey in the veterinary world in the year 1903 with a certificate course called Graduate of Madras Veterinary College. In this 3 years course, the total number of students was only 20
  • The TANUVAS offers degree courses like Bachelors in Veterinary Science, B. Tech in Food Technology and Poultry Processing Technology, Masters in Veterinary Sciences, PhD and M. Phil Courses
  • The main objective of the University is to educate the students in veterinary and animal science.


Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University offers courses in three main departments which are:

  • Veterinary and Animal Sciences
  • Basic Sciences
  • Fisheries Sciences

Constituent Institute

Some constituent institutions are there under the regulation of the university. Those are:

  • Madras Veterinary University, Chennai
  • Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal
  • Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukkudi
  • Institute of Food and Dairy Technology, Koduvalli, Chennai


Apart from that there are also some centers of the university where different courses are being taught regarding animal sciences and fisheries. Here is the list of the University directorates:

  • Center for Animal Production Studies, Chennai
  • Center for Animal Health Studies, Chennai
  • Directorate of Clinics at Madras Veterinary College
  • Directorate of Extension Education, Chennai
  • Directorate of research in Animal Sciences, Chennai
  • Directorate of Research and Extension in Fisheries, Chennai
  • Fisheries College and Institute, Thoothukkudi

Extracurricular Activities

Besides high quality education in Veterinary and Animal Sciences, TANUVAS also has some extracurricular activities for the students. Sports, cultural programs, and so on are being carried out as extracurricular activities in the college. Here are the lists of the committees of the university:

  • Sports and Adventure Committee
  • Drama Cell
  • Musical Cell
  • Career counseling cell



  • Total Numbers of Books: More than 39,000
  • Total number of books kept as reference: More than 12,000
  • Total number of Basic to advance books: 400-500
  • 155 Foreign journals and 35 Indian Journals
  • 125 online foreign journals and 12 online Indian journals
  • 40 CD-ROM regarding important specific data of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
  • Digital cataloging service
  • Large reading hall


Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University provides hostel accommodation for students with total intake of 1200 students including girls. Separate Hostels are arranged for both boys and girls. The rooms are much comfortable for the students. Television room and internet connection are also available in the hostel for the students

Distance Education Program

Besides the regular courses, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University also provides distance education to almost every part of the nation. The courses offered in distance education are:

  • Dairy Farming
  • Goat Farming
  • Animal Welfare
  • Livestock and Poultry Farm Manager
  • Management of Infertility
  • Recent Trends in Disease Diagnosis and Treatment of Ruminants
  • Optimizing Cattle Feeding with Locally Available Feed Resources


The Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is awarded with the prestigious "Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award-2011", in the field of agricultural sciences including veterinary, animal and fisheries. TANUVAS is the first veterinary university in the country to bag this coveted award.

College Infrastructure and Facility

Student Discussion

  • SOHRABJIT BHULLAR 2016-08-29 17:38:46

    What is the Eligibility Criteria for Admission?

    • VANDITA PUROHIT 2016-09-12 22:45:12

      Candidates should belong to Tamil Nadu state and must have passed Higher Secondary Course (10+2) / CBSE / other examination recognized as equivalent thereto with the relevant subjects with 60% Marks. Candidates willing to apply should be below the age of 21 Years as on 1st July of the admission year concerned. For SC / ST candidates, there is no age limit. Candidates will be selected for the above mentioned UG programmes on the basis of their performance in the 10+2 qualifying examination.