Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) is the first veterinary university in Asia, founded in 1989 in Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai, India. It is composed of the Madras Veterinary College, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal and the Fisheries College and Research Institute in Thoothukkudi and the Institute of Food and Dairy Technology, Koduvalli, Chennai-52. Research farms are for leprosy bacteria, for prawn and edible fish culture, and for animal feed safety.Two more veterinary colleges, one at Tirunelveli and another at Orathandu in Thanjavur district were started in the year 2012 - 13. The Institute of Food and Dairy Technology, Koduvalli, Chennai which was established in the year 1993 was upgraded as College of Food and Dairy Technology (CFDT) on 10.04.2012. TANUVAS is an autonomous institution governed by its Board of Management which regulates the polices of the university in accordance with the provision of act and statues. The Planning Board and the Finance Committee of the university also support the University administration. While the Boards of Studies of Faculties and the Academic Council look after the academic pursuits of the University, the research policy of the university is watched over by the Research Council of the University. The Extension Education Council decides the policy with regard to the outreach programmes. The Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has been conferred with the prestigious "Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award-2011", recognizing its meritorious performance in education, research and extension in the country in the field of agricultural sciences including veterinary, animal and fisheries sciences at the 84th Foundation Day of the ICAR and ICAR Award Ceremony held at New Delhi on 16.07.2012 among 63 agricultural and veterinary universities. TANUVAS is the first veterinary university in the country to bag this coveted award.
Vice ChancellorThiru T.K.M Chinnayya
AddressMadhavaram Milk Colony,Chennai - 600 051, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone Numbers91-44-25551586/ 87, 25554555/ 56
Fax Numbers91-44-25551576/ 85