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More about Indian Veterinary Research Institute

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) was set up on 9th December, 1889, then named as Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory, at Pune IVRI Deemed University (Maharashtra). In 1893 it was shifted to Mukteswar (Uttrakhand). To expand the activities of the institute, it was eventually established in 1913 at Izatnagar, Bareilly (UP), to carry out large scale production of sera and vaccines. IVRI was conferred with the status of Deemed to be University in 1983 under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (1956). The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has the administrative control of the institute.

IVRI Institute at its headquarters functions through 22 research divisions and 3 sections, 400 acres livestock and fodder production farms, feed technology unit, a modern computerised library, engineering section, medical hospital, etc. In addition to the main campus spread over 758.61 acres area, there are 4 regional stations at Pune, Kolkata, Srinagar and Palampur; and 2 campuses at Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Mukteswar (Uttrakhand), along with other functional units.

The Institute, the largest of its kind in South-east Asia, is renowned for its notable contributions to all facets of livestock and poultry health, production technology and postgraduate education. It has been recognized Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Nutrition, and Animal Physiology and Centre of Excellence in Animal Biotechnology by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.

IVRI has association/collaborations with several national and international agencies to create prospects for research and development, launching new initiatives, education, and development of strategies for their implementation. The university has undertaken various extramural funded projects under DRDO, NABARD, ICAR CESS Fund, Network Outreach projects, etc, alongwith collaborative projects with UK, World Bank, European Commission, Switzerland and Australia.

The institute provides masters' and doctoral programmes in 22 and 19 disciplines respectively. Additionally, it also conducts various diploma courses, short term national and international training programmes, short courses to impart knowledge about with latest development in veterinary and animal sciences.

The academic year of IVRI consists of two semesters of about 20 weeks duration each.  The schedule of the sessions is as follows:

• I Semester : August to January

• II Semester : February to July

Application forms for admissions can be can be obtained from the Assistant Administrative Officer, Izatnagar campus or can be be downloaded from Institute website. Application fee is Rs. 1200/- for General/OBC/Sponsored/ Physically Handicapped (General, OBC) category and Rs. 1000/- for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (SC,ST) category candidates. Admission to the doctoral programmes will be held on the basis of All India Written Entrance Examination followed by an Interview and further subject to Medical/Physical Fitness of the candidate. There are options for scholarship and reservations based upon certain criteria: 15% seats for Scheduled Caste, 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribe, 27% seats for Other Backward Category (OBC) and 3% for Physically Challenged (PH) candidates are reserved. 


Available College Facilities

Indian Veterinary Research Institute offers many facilities and decent infrastructure required by the students for a conducive environment and to gain practical knowledge of the Veterinary, Agriculture and allied fields.

Some of these facilities are as listed below;

Facilities -

  • Video camera
  • Digital still camera
  • Multimedia recording room
  • Colour photocopiers
  • B & W photocopiers
  • Committee room/seminar halls
  • Personal computers 
  • EPABX phone Excellent exhibits and scrolling boards
  • Vehicles for field visits Smart classroom (under construction)


The Indian Veterinary Research institute provides on-campus hostel facility to its students, all with Wi-Fi connectivity. The institute provides separate room facility to both boys & girls. The campus has one International Trainees Hostel, 4 Boys Hostels and 3 Girls hostels.


Facilities available in Hostel

  • Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel
  • Dormitory
  • AC Rooms
  • Non AC Rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cafetaria
  • ATM
  • General Store
  • Gym
  • Medical Clinic / Shop
  • CCTV
  • Bookshop
  • Laundry
  • Air Cooler Rooms
  • Power Backup
  • Post Office
  • Parking for Two / Four Wheelers
  • Salon
  • TV Room
  • Photocopy Machines

The classroom facility for the institute provides well equipped classrooms with personal computers for the students. The modern day technology provides new and innovative modes of learning for students.

Facilities available in Classroom

  • Wi-Fi
  • AC
  • Projector
  • Audio-Visual Teaching Aids

The institute encourages the students to indulge in extra-curricular activities that cater to their physical, social and cultural spirit. The institute provides spacious grounds, courts and othet facilities for various sports such as cricket, hockey, volleyball, badminton, etc. At the beginning of a year, every student contributes Rs. 200 to a Student Sports Fund which is used to improve the sports facilities available to the students. 

Facilities available in Sports

  • Swimming Pool
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Cricket Ground
  • Football Ground
  • Badminton Court
  • Shooting Ranges
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court

The Library includes books and journals from across the globe. It is well equipped and divided into various sections for the ease of students. The library has a collection of over 250000 books, journals, monographs, theses, bulletins, reports, etc. All the Ph.D. theses available in the library are available in PDF form. 

Facilities available in Library

  • Number of books
  • Number of online journals
  • Number of magazine subscriptions
  • Computerized library
  • Book bank facility
Health Centre

The campus has an Institute Dispensary where medical officers are available round the clock to provide medical services to the students.

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