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Indian Veterinary Research Institute Izatnagar

Published on: Apr 10, 2010

The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar established in 1889 is institute of national importance for providing university level training in the areas of veterinary sciences and allied fields. The institute is one of the oldest one in south East Asia. The institute imparts postgraduate programs. Students from different corners of India as well as from foreign countries join IVRI to gain knowledge and conduct research work. Since early 1900, this institute was conducting training to field veterinarians on the general principles of therapeutics, and to civil and army personnel in comparative pathology, bacteriology and microbiology. Later these courses were eliminated and many numbers of refresher courses came on offer for the training of veterinary professionals.

In 1943 the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Izatnagar, started offering Diplomas for the Associateship of IVRI. These courses were part of postgraduate training program. Associate-ship was regarded as equivalent to M.V.Sc. / MSc for further studies as well as employment. The IVRI also started offering National Diploma Program in Animal Husbandary, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Poultry Husbandry, Animal Reproduction etc. The institute started offering research programs in different areas of animal sciences in 1937. Research programs leads to the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Science (DSC).

The Joint Indo-American Team emphasized the urgency of extending facilities for post-graduate education to meet the country’s demand of trained and technical personnel for Veterinary Colleges and Livestock Research Stations in 1955. The College of Animal Sciences came into being in 1958 and IVRI became capable enough for producing human resources in the animal sciences and allied fields. The University Grants Commission (UGC) conferred the status of Deemed to be University status on IVRI on 16 November 1983. On recommendations of UGC the Government of India conferred Deemed University status to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Izatnagar. The institute commenced its first academic session on 15 January 1984.

Admission Scenario in Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar


Candidates seeking admission into Masters Degree programs of IVRI Izatnagar would require appearing in Entrance Test conducted nationwide by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Candidates seeking admission into M.V.Sc. program under sponsored category may apply to IVRI Izatnagar directly.

The written test and interview for admission to PhD program conducted in the last week of June and second week of August, respectively. Since sponsored candidate (M.V.Sc. / Ph.D.) are exempted from appearing in written test, their interview administered simultaneously in the second week of August at IVRI, Izatnagar.

Both the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) New Delhi and Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Izatnagar issues detailed notification for the conduct of entrance test and admission process separately every year. For latest notification please click here.

Foreign students shall route application for admission through their respective Embassies at New Delhi or through their respective Indian Missions abroad to the Government of India/Deputy Director General (Education) ICAR, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi for consideration of their eligibility for admission, etc.

IVRI Facilities
  • Library
  • Computer Centre
  • Hostel Mess
  • Student's Council
  • Medical Facilities
  • Communication Centre
  • Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Sports and Recreation

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