GADVASU tops in State Veterinary Universities of the country Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana (GADVASU) has been ranked first among the 14 State Veterinary University of India, as per the ranking of Agricultural Universities and Research Institutes conducted by the Agricultural Education Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi for the year 2016-17 and is ranked 9th among all 57 Agricultural Universities, Veterinary Universities and Research Institutes of India. The ICAR initiated ranking of universities and research institutions under its purview with a larger objective to improve the standard of higher agricultural education in tune with the global scenario. Ranking was based on several parameters including student and faculty profile, student placements, research publications and citations, patents, technologies generated and transferred to farmers, resource generated and linkages.Earlier, GADVASU was also ranked 81st among 3390 Higher Educational Institutions in India and ranked 50th among all educational universities of the country under National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2017 conducted by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development, New Delhi for its commendable role in teaching, research and extension programmes.Dr Amarjit Singh Nanda, Vice-Chancellor of GADVASU applauded the achievement and congratulated the faculty, staff and students for their dedication and devotion in serving the institution as well as the farming community. He said that in a short period of 11 years since 2006, GADVASU has grown rapidly and has made significant contributions in livestock research, teaching and extension. While sharing this achievement Dr. Nanda described that the university has signed bilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with 50 national and more than 10 international agencies to promote and strengthen research programme in veterinary, dairy and fisheries sector. At present, 102 extramurally funded research projects are operational in Vet Varsity. The scientists have successfully produced Sahiwal calves from unproductive cattle using In Vitro Fertilization technology. The crossbred cow of the university dairy farm produced 54 litres of milk per day which is a national record among all the research institutes. A buffalo bull has been ranked 2nd among the various buffalo breeding centres operational in the country. The university is regularly providing training to scientists from various parts of the country under Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) in the field of Veterinary Surgery and Gynaecology. Recently ICAR has sanctioned another CAFT in the discipline of Veterinary Pathology.To meet the target of doubling the income of farmers, the university is working for skill development and capacity building of farmers, youth and farm women for enhancing the productivity as well as demand driven value added livestock products (Milk, meat & eggs). The value added and other technologies being developed by the university are transferred in large extent to livestock farmers, industries and entrepreneurs and the state is turning into a livestock state of the country.
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