The Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU) was formally notified on November 17th, 2000 and was established under the State Act No. 1998 (MAH.XVII of 1998) on December 03rd, 2000 with its headquarter at Nagpur. The University has been carved out of the four Agriculture Universities in the state by transferring five Veterinary Colleges, one Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary & Animal Sciences and one Dairy Technology College. Although the University is in its infancy, the constituent colleges were quite old. Thus beginning with the five Veterinary Colleges, one Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary & Animal Sciences and one Dairy Technology College at different geographical locations of the state in December 2000, University made a commendable progress in developing Fishery Faculty and strengthening Dairy Technology Faculty by establishing two new Fishery College at Nagpur & Udgir and one Dairy Technology College at Udgir. Besides ten colleges in three faculties, Director of Instructions, Director of Research and Director of Extension & Training, the University has a well developed Students Welfare Section, University Library, Bio-informatics Center and training and placement centers. With the new concepts of research and extension responsibility, the University plans to initiate and coordinate research projects with the other Universities, institutions of ICAR. Each college has some highly specialized and well developed departments which include India’s first Veterinary Nuclear Medicine Center (VNMC) at Mumbai, Embryo Transfer Technology Laboratory and Mineral & Hormonal Assay Laboratory at Akola, Swine Fever Surveillance Center at Nagpur etc. The University draws its major financial support from the State Government’s Annual Grants for meeting its expenses on salaries and recurring and non-recurring expenses relating to the plan and non-plan subjects. In addition, University also receives a major financial support from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research as development grants being a State Agriculture University (SAU). The research projects are supported by DBT, DSIR, MoFPI, DST, NABARD, Pharmaceuticals companies.
To ensure enlightenment and empowerment of students by imparting advanced knowledge in the fields of animal, dairy and fishery sciences by adopting innovative, efficient and effective strategies. We will strive for creating rural employment economic prosperity and well being of the resource-poor farming community in the state through viable and vibrant research and impact maxing extension education services and growth oriented and facultyfriendly practices. We will contribute to public health research and with an ultimate aim to enrich human nutrition and welfare.By using the latest technologies, we will make education meaningful, relevant, universally accessible, intellectually stimulating and professionally challenging. We will create environment for conducting need based high-quality research, applying the best outreaching strategies and practices, leveraging the strength of our network of constituent colleges and affiliated institutes. We shall produce and offer well trained highly competent manpower and hi-tech newer technologies for enhancing productivity, augmenting production quality and safety of the livestock products, without compromising animal welfare. This will be done through a wide range of capacity development programmes for field workers, livestock holders, dairymen and fishermen for bringing about the total metamorphosis of livestock, Dairy and Fishery sectors in the state of Maharashtra.
Vice ChancellorDr. Aditya Kumar Mishra
AddressFutala Lake Road, Nagpur - 440 001