College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy
The College came into existence in 1955 as Government Veterinary College; later renamed as Kerala Veterinary College and Research Institute. The college was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister Sri EMS Namboodiripad. Initially, the college was affiliated to Kerala University and subsequently to Calicut University in 1966. When Kerala Agricultural University was formed in February 1972, the college was transferred to it and was renamed as College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. It became a constituent College of the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in 2010.
CoVAS, Mannuthy is located on the side of the National Highway (NH 47) at Mannuthy, about 5 km from the Thrissur town. The college spans over 195 hectares which includes, the administrative and academic wing, Animal science block, Institutional farms, Clinical complex, Veterinary hospital, Meat technology Unit, Dairy Plant, Various project offices, Remount and Veterinary Corps (NCC equestrian centre), Staff clubs, Hostels, Staff quarters, Play grounds and sports pavilion. It also hosts the All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Poultry, Centre for Advanced Studies in Poultry Science and Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Breeding and Genetics at Mannuthy. The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2005.
College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode
The college was formally inaugurated on 11 December 2004 by the then Chief Minister of the State, Shri Oommen Chandy. The campus is sprawled over 100 acres in the scenic hilly terrain of Wayanad. The College offers Under Graduate (BVSc & AH), Post Graduate (MVSc) and Doctoral (PhD) Programmes in Veterinary & Animal Sciences. The resources at COVAS Pookode include: Teaching departments, Teaching and research Laboratories, Library, Teaching veterinary clinical complex, Instructional farms, Ambulatory clinic etc.
The headquarters of the newly formed Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is also located in this campus. The college was established in the district of Wayanad with a vision to disseminate technical knowledge to the rural farmers via technology innovation for the uplift of the rural population focusing on the area of conservation and maintenance of indigenous/exotic breeds of livestock and poultry in the agro-climatic conditions of Wayanad.
Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode
Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) came into existence on 14th June, 2010 as per Ordinance No.44/2010 and later Act 3/2011 of the Government of Kerala. The establishment of the University was the result of the recognition of the need to advance animal production sector activities. KVASU now undertakes academic, research, extension and entrepreneurship activities in animal production and dairy sector. The University is empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC under section 22 of the UGC act 1956 through its main campus in regular mode with the approval of statutory bodies /councils, wherever required.
Chancellor’s Award for the Best Emerging Young University for the year 2016-17 and 2017-18 were bagged by the University. KVASU has been positioned in the 100 to 150 bandwidth in Academic Ranking given by National Institutional Ranking Frame Work (NIRF) of the MHRD. The Univeristy has three faculties and eight constituent colleges.
Other Insitutions and Stations under KVASU include Livestock Research Station, Thiruvazhamkunnu, Palakkad, University Poultry and Duck Farm, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Center for Pig Production and Research, Mannuthy, University Goat and Sheep Farm, Mannuthy, University Livestock Farm and Fodder Research and Development Scheme, Mannuthy, All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Poultry, Mannuthy, Centre for Advanced Studies in Poultry Science, Mannuthy, Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Mannuthy, Meat Technology Unit, Mannuthy, University Dairy Plant, Mannuthy, University Veterinary Hospital, Thrissur, University Veterinary Hospital, Mannuthy, Cattle Breeding Farm, Thumburmuzhy, Base Farm, Kolahalamedu, Idukki and Avian Research Station, Thiruvazhamkunnu (ARS).