About Us

Established in 1889, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) is one of the premier research institutions dedicated to livestock research and development of the region. The institute with faculty strength of more than 275 has a major mandate of research, teaching, consultancy and technology transfer activities. The institute with its long scientific heritage has always enjoyed a certain prestige, a tradition all of its own. The institute imparts quality post-graduate education to students not only from various parts of the country, but also from overseas. Today, the institute with its deemed to be university status contributes immensely to human resource development in the discipline of veterinary sciences with skills and knowledge necessary for the challenges of the new millennium. It awards degrees to master and doctoral programmes in more than 20 disciplines of veterinary and animal sciences, livestock products technology, basic sciences and extension education. To impart continuing education to field veterinarians, the institute also conducts diploma courses in veterinary preventive medicine, animal husbandry, veterinary biological products, animal reproduction, poultry husbandry, medicine and surgery, zoo and wild animal health care and management, meat and meat products technology.

The institute’s research is currently addressed with clear benchmarking of deliverables through 89 research and 28 service projects. The institute undertake basic, advanced and applied research through 98 externally funded projects. A number of national and international research projects on animal health and production systems are addressed by the institute. Presently 5 National Agricultural Innovation Projects,6 NASF Projects 6 All India Network Projects, 3 Outreach Program, 2 Consortia projects , 39 DBT funded projects and 19 Other funded projects are operational. Besides these extramural funded programmes the institute is having 5 international collaborative projects with USA, UK, IAEA, etc.

The institute continues to play an important role in quality control and potency testing of immunobiologicals to various stakeholders with a good liaison with industry. In the liberalized scenario, to our mind this represents the inherent and fundamental strength of IVRI. Kisan Mela and Pashu Vigyan Pradarshini and other extension activities including KVK, ATIC, Helpline, etc. play a key role in technology transfer mission of the institute.

• To conduct research, provide postgraduate education and transfer of the technology in all areas of animal sciences with emphasis on animal health and production.
• To act as national referral centre for veterinary type cultures, disease diagnosis, biologicals, immunodiagnostics, etc.

For realization of the envisioned goals and objectives and translation into corresponding programmes of the institute, the major identified thrust areas of research are as under:
• Self-reliance in cutting–edge and frontier technologies in research and human resource development.
• Development of quick and precise methodologies including kits for diagnosis of diseases or conditions, package of practices for optimum animal health.
• Surveillance, creation of data bank and forecasting system of animal diseases.
• IVRI Products Improvement of immunoprophylactics, use of biotechnological tools in evolving vaccines for important diseases of livestock and poultry.
• Pet animal health and disease management.
• Disaster management for livestock through multidisciplinary approach.
• Genetic studies on disease resistance in domestic species of livestock.
• Monitoring and surveillance of drugs, pesticides, mycotoxins and microbial residues in livestock and livestock products.
• Pharmacological evaluation of herbs or plant products and promotion of ethno-veterinary medicine.
• Harnessing techniques for in vitro fertilization, cloning of embryos and research on transgenic animals and stem cells.
• IVRI Products Development of economic diets and nutrition for health and wellbeing of farm animals and pets.
• Processing and preservation of meat and development of value-added meat products.
• Farming systems based research and extension activities for livestock-buffalo, cattle, goat, sheep and pigs.
• Evaluation, refinement and transfer of technologies.
• Livestock economics, creation of databases for livestock and related statistics, impact analysis and market intelligence.