ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar

About the university

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) was established on 9th December, 1889 as Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory at Pune (Maharashtra) and was later shifted to Mukteswar in 1893. Mukteswar was chosen because of its Eco-Geo-physical suitability for research on infectious diseases. Subsequently, for large-scale production of serum and vaccines, Izatnagar, Bareilly (UP) campus was established in 1913. The Institute was gradually expanded to the present size with its headquarters at Izatnagar (UP) and campuses at Mukteswar, Bengaluru, and regional stations at Palampur, Kolkata and Pune. Research conducted in the Institute in the areas of animal health and production with multidisciplinary approach has paid rich dividends. The research contributions have facilitated development of new biologicals used for diagnosis, prevention, cure and control of many devastating animal & poultry diseases and increased production of milk, meat, eggs and other animal products. Improvement of livestock and poultry with increased production potential and substitution of conventional feeds by cheaper agro-industrial byproducts are other significant contributions.

Post-graduate teaching and training programmes started in 1900 at the Institute when training was imparted to field veterinarians, civil and army personnel on various aspects of animal healthcare. Later, Associate ship of IVRI and National Diploma courses were added as part of post graduate teaching programme. However, with the establishment of Post-Graduate College of Animal Sciences in 1958, Postgraduate degree programmes also started. Presently the Institute has been providing quality education at masters and doctoral levels in 22 and 19 disciplines, respectively. The Institute has been conferred the status of Deemed to be University with effect from 16th November, 1983 under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (1956). The first academic session as Deemed University started on 15th January, 1985. The Institute has been attracting a large number of foreign students, especially from developing countries. Students/Researchers have been deputed to this Institute from different countries for various short-term and long-term training programmes, diplomas and degree courses. Besides postgraduate degree courses, the institute has also been conducting various short-term National and International Training Programmes, Short Courses and Summer Institutes from time to time to make the professionals familiar with latest developments in Veterinary and Animal Sciences. The Institute has also been recognized as the Centre for Advanced Faculty Training in Animal Nutrition and Animal Physiology by ICAR, New Delhi. It has a well-established National Library of Veterinary Sciences, Bioinformatics Centre, ARIS Cell, Animal and Fodder Farms, Boys and Girls Hostels, Bank and Post Office facilities at its Izatnagar campus. The Institute which is spread over an area of 440.50 Acres, located at a distance of 258 km from New Delhi, and about 8 km from Bareilly Jn. and 1 km from Izatnagar Railway Station. The administrative control of the Institute is vested with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

University Type
Deemed University
Director & Vice Chancellor :
Dr. Triveni Dutt


The ultimate objective of the Institute is to improve the nutritional, economic and social wellbeing of the rural poor by the promotion of sustainable livestock production system designed to result in better utilization of natural resources. More specifically, the objectives of the Institute include:

v  Planning and undertaking applied and basic research on all aspects of livestock health, production and technology.

v  Functioning as Deemed University for Post-graduate education and training on basic, supportive and allied disciplines of veterinary and animal sciences

v  Dissemination of research information through appropriate technology transfer programmes and management

v  Acting as National Referral Centre for veterinary microbial type cultures

v  Development and production of quality immunobiological for livestock and poultry

v  Developing technologies for improved animal health and production and providing appropriate diagnostic and consultancy services


o   Video conferencing facility has been created at main campus Izatnagar and at two of its regional stations. Larger area of Wi-Fi connectivity has also been created.

o   Supported the faculties for procurement of new equipments and consumables for quality research output. This has led to the publication of research papers in high impact factor journals (TR factor >4.0). Further, funds have been deposited to CPWD for construction of new girls hostel.

o   During the period, three patents have been filed and grant of five patents have been received apart from grant of two design registration and one copyright. During this period, six technologies viz., PPR vaccine, Sheeppox vaccine, Circular fracture fixation device, Bilateral fracture fixation device, Emulsion based chicken products and Vermiculture technology were licensed to nineteen commercial houses/entrepreneurs.

o   Established full-fledged offices for student welfare /Nodal cell/ Experiential learning.

o   Integrated University management Software (IUMS) has been developed with the help of IASRI for effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of teaching and training programmes. MOU have been signed with Anand Agricultural University (Gujarat), Assam Agricultural University (Khanapara), Kamdhenu University, Gujarat, Chattishgargh Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya (Anjora, Durg), RAJUVAS (Bikaner, Rajasthan) and NIAB (Hyderabad) for strengthening ties with state agricultural and veterinary universities

DBT Schemes

ICAR-PG Scholarship

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :132


Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :69

National Talent Scholarship-UG

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :56




ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute,Izatnagar

Website : http://www.ivri.nic.in