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  • Where is University located?

    The University is located in Ludhiana. The Administrative Block and College of Dairy Science and Technology are located on Ferozepur road besides the Milk Plant. All other colleges,  teaching veterinary hospitals, farms and library are located in PAU Campus.

  • When was the University established?

    The university was established at Ludhiana on August 9, 2005 as per Punjab act no 16 of 2005 and started functioning on April 21, 2006.
  • What are the goals and objectives of the university?

    • To provide adequate supply of trained veterinary professionals capable of handling livestock health and production aspects including Master’s and Doctorate level specialists according to the needs of the State Government and allied agencies.
    • To undertake research work in selected areas and wherever applicable following multidisciplinary approach.
    • To provide opportunities for continuing education for professionals in Veterinary Science.
    • To provide consultancy and specialist services to livestock owners, government, semi-government and allied agencies.
    • To run “Referral” hospitals for specialized diagnosis and treatment and also to provide clinical training to the studens.
    • To provide technical expert advise to different government and other agencies whenever called upon.
    • To foster faculty development by providing opportunities to participate in appropriate training programmes, conferences, workshops, seminars, symposia etc. and avail other opportunities in exchange programmes.
    • To encourage cooperation and collaboration with other departments, colleges, universities and industries, both nationally and internationally.
  • What academic programmes does University offer?

    College of Veterinary Science : B.V.Sc & A.H., M.V.Sc. and Ph.D.; College of Fisheries : B.F.Sc., M.F.Sc. and Ph.D;. College of Dairy Science and Technology : B.Tech( Dairy Technology); Postgraduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research : M.Sc/M.V.Sc(Animal Biotechology), and Education Ph.D. (Animal Biotechnology)
  • Does the University offer a degree in Animal Biotechnology?

    The University offers M.Sc/M.V.Sc degree as well as Ph.D. in Animal biotechnology. Aspiring candidates with either B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree or B.Sc degree in any branch of the science can apply.
  • When does the academic year start for various undergraduate programmes?

    The admission process for undergraduate programmes usually starts from the month of May and classes start from July every year.
  • When does the academic year start for various Masters’ programmes?

    The admission process for Masters programmes start in June and classes starts from August every year.
  • When does the academic year start for various Doctoral (Ph.D.) programmes?

    The admission process for Doctoral programmes starts in November and classes starts from January every year.
  • How the students are admitted into various academic programmes?

    The university conducts combined entrance test for admission to various academic programmes as per the dates announced in the newspapers and prospectus. The candidates called for counselling as per the schedule mentioned in the prospectus are admitted on the basis of the merit of entrance examination.
  • Whom one should contact for getting information regarding admissions and appointments

    Visit Website : or Registrar :  or  at +91-161-2553342-43, 2553394

  • How do I find contact information about the faculty?

    This information can be obtained from directory located at the home page by visiting the concerned department.
  • Where is University Veterinary Hospital located?

    It is located on the Ferozepur Road, adjoining Sidhwan canal and opposite to Gurudwara Nanaksar. You can contact Registration Counter for details, Ph: 0161-2414060.
  • What kinds of services are provided in the University Veterinary Hospital?

    University Veterinary Hospital provides facilities for treatment of pet and large animals including laboratory diagnosis. Facilities for blood examination, fecal examination, skin scrapings, X-Ray, computerized X-Ray and ultrasound etc also exist. All kinds of elective and emergency surgeries, artificial insemination for bovines; gynaecological examination, treatment for reproductive failures and delivery problems are also taken up. Nominal charges are levied for services in hospital.

  • What type of surgeries are being performed at the University Veterinary Hospital?

    Many types of surgical procedures required for thoracic, abdominal, skeleton and mammary disorders are being performed.

  • What are the normal hospital timings?

    The small OPD works from 9.00 AM to 12.30 PM and for large animals from 9.30 AM till 5.00 PM. On gazetted holidays and  Saturdays & Sundays, the hospital works from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM.

  • Whether emergencies are attended?

    Yes, the specialists from Medicine, Surgery and  Gynaecology are  called during off hours on arrival of the case.

  • Is there any facility to transport sick animals to University Hospital?

    Presently no such facility is available.
  • Whom to contact for treatment of animals?

    The animals are treated at the university veterinary hospital. You may contact Professor-cum-Head, Department of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Silver Jubilee Block, College of Veterinary Science. The help line numbers are: +91-161-2414007, 2414011.
  • Where is the examination of blood, urine and other body fluids done?

    It is done at Clinical diagnostic laboratory, Department of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, GADVASU, Ludhiana.The help line numbers are: +91-161-2414052.

  • Does Post-Mortem facility exist in hospital ?

    Post-Mortem of all the animal species is carried out at Post-Mortem hall, Department of Veterinary Pathology, GADVASU, Ludhiana.Contact: +91-161-2414027

  • Where can we bring the suspected animal brain for testing for Rabies?

    The testing of brain is conducted for rabies diagnosis in  Department of Veterinary Pathology. Before submission of brain sample, the animal owner has to deposit Rs 200 as the rabies testing fee. Contact: Ph. +91-161-2414027.

  • Where is the histopathology done?

    It is done in the Department of Veterinary Pathology, GADVASU, Ludhiana. Contact: +91-161-2414027.
  • Where is the diagnosis of poultry diseases done?

    It is done at the Department of Veterinary Pathology, GADVASU, Ludhiana. Contact: +91-161-2414027.
  • Where is diagnosis of parasitic diseases done ?

    It is done at the Department of Veterinary Parasitology( Ph. 0161-2414029) and Clinical diagnostic laboratory, Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (Ph. 0161-2414052).
  • Does the university supply commercial chicks of egg-type stocks developed by the university?

    The university supplies chicks of the cross-line stock, Satluz Layer, which was released by the “Varietal Release Committee” of the state in 1987 for commercial egg production. The annual egg production of the commercial layer is 280-290 eggs with average egg weight of 57g and egg mass output of over 16Kg. Please contact Poultry Manager, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding for time of availability and booking of chicks. Contact: Ph. +91-161-2414045.
  • Does the university supply commercial chicks of Broilers developed by the university?

    The university supplies commercial broiler (IBL-80) chicks developed by GADVASU which has a potential to attain an average body weight of 1550 - 1600 g at 6-weeks of age with a feed conversion ratio of 1.7 – 1.8. IBL-80 broiler has been released for commercial use at the National Level by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India and ranks at the top among the stocks developed in the public sector. Please contact Poultry Manager, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding for time of availability and booking of chicks. Ph. +91-161-2414045.
  • Does the university supply commercial chicks of Quails developed by the university?

    The university supplies “Punjab White Quail” chicks which were developed by the GADVASU and released by the “Varietal Release Committee” for commercial production. It has the potential to attain an average 5-week body weight of around 225 g. Please contact Poultry Manager, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding for time of availability and booking of chicks. Ph. +91-161- 2414045, 2414046, 2414022.
  • Does the University supply parent chicks of layer, broiler and quail stocks?

    The university supplies parent chicks after advance booking from the hatchery Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding .Ph. +91-161- 2414045, 2414046, 2414022.
  • Whether crossbred cattle and buffaloes developed by GADVASU are available to general public on sale?

    Crossbred cattle bulls / bull calves and buffalo bulls / bull calves which are surplus to our requirement are sold to the farmers and other agencies on first come first serve basis through book value. The book value is dependent on the pedigree of the dam and the age of the bull / calf. Ph. +91-161- 2414042, 2414043, 2414022.

  • From where one can get good quality crossbred catle?

    GADVASU has adopted several villages around Ludhiana under the Progeny Testing Project, where a large population of good quality crossbred cattle has been produced. Therefore one can buy good quality crossbred animals from the Dairy farmers in villages around Ludhiana. For details contact, Ph. +91-161- 2414042, 2414043, 2414022.
  • Does university supply good quality frozen semen/ chilled semen of cattle/ buffaloes to the farmers ?

    Frozen semen of progeny tested buffalo bulls and frozen / chilled semen of high pedigreed crossbred cattle and buffalo bulls are available from the University Dairy Farm, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding Ph. +91-161- 2414042, 2414043, 2414022.
  • What is the price of frozen/ chilled semen?

    Sr. No.    Particulars of Bulls

    Liquid Semen
    Price/ Rs per ml

     Frozen Semen 
    Price/ Rs per dose
    1 Dam’s best lactation milk yield (305 days)
    a) Cattle Bulls
     i) Up to 7500 kg                                  





      ii) More than 7500 kg 12 16

    b) Buffalo Bulls
    i) Up to 4500 kg 


      II) More than 4500 kg                             12 16.2
    2 Progeny Tested Bulls(Cattle & Buffalo) 100 100


  • What are the terms and conditions for the supply of frozen /chilled semen?

    1. Semen is frozen in French medium (0.5 ml) straws and delivered in customer’s containers under liquid nitrogen..
    2. Quality of semen can be evaluated before receiving the consignment. No complaint(s) whatever will be entertained later on.
    3. Payment is received in cash or bank draft or through banker’s irrevocable letter of credit in favour of comptroller, GADVASU, Ludhiana.
  • Is there any laboratory facilities available to conduct screening of breeding bulls for chromosomal anomalies and impaired fertility?

    These facilities are available at the Department of Animal Biotechnology (+91-161- 2414022)
  • What is the source for testing animal feed?

    Feed can be got tested by Department of Animal Nutrition (+91-161-2414039, 2414040) and Punjab Dairy Development department.
  • What are the services that university provides to the farmers?

    Organisation of Pashu Palan Melas, animal welfare camps, specialized training courses for dairy, poultry, piggery and fishery farmers and army personnel and conducting meetings of farmers’ association, Treatment of sick animals, Ambulatory services. Contact Head of the Deaprtment of Veterinary Animal Husbandry Extension.

  • What are the different training programmes which the university conducts for the animal owners?

    In order to transfer new technologies evolved by the university, specialized training courses for dairy, poultry, piggery, poultry and fishery farming are being organised for the farmers and army personnel.

    1. “Specialized Dairy Training Course”, two weeks duration, in the months of January, May and July every year.
    2. “Specialized Piggery Training Course”, one week duration, in the month of March every year
    3. “Specialized Poultry Training Course”, two weeks duration in the month of November every year.
    4.  “Feed Manufacturers Training Course”, three days duration as per the request from Punjab Dairy Development Board.
    5. "Commercial Dairy Farming Course”, three months duration (as per demand)
    6. “Fish Farming Training Course”, 5 days duration in the month of July/ August
    7. “Training on Technologies for Higher Fish Production”, 10 days duration (as per demand).
    8. “Training on Ornamental Fish Farming”, 2 days duration (as per demand).
    9.  “Specialized training course on Sheep/Goat”, 3 days duration (as per demand).
    10. "Training for Dog Owners”, single day duration (as per demand).
  • What are the different meat and eggs products prepared by the University?

    Meat products: patties, nuggets, meat balls, loaves and pickle egg products: egg pickle. Contact for availability from the Department of Livestock Products Technology (Ph: 0161-2414025)
  • What are the different milk products prepared by the University?

    Paneer, Chhana, Lassi varieties, Flavoured Milk, Khoa, etc. Contact for availability from the Department of Livestock Products Technology (Ph: 0161-2414025) and College of Dairy Science & Technology (ph: 0161-2553308)

  • What types of facilities are provided by the university for the farmers?

    The University provides all types of information pertaining to Dairy, Fisheries, veterinary health and production and specialized Diagnostic and Treatment facilities to the animals at very nominal rates. It gives trainings in various fields, arrange animal welfare days and animal welfare camps, farmer’s helpline for production and protection techniques.
  • What types of trainings for farmers are being conducted by the university?

    The university provides specialized trainings in Dairy farming, pig farming, fishery and poultry farming along with value addition. Trainings in Goat farming and in any other field are conducted based on demand. University also provides training for commercial dairy farming.
  • At what time of year are these trainings being conducted?

    • Dairy Farming : In January, April and July of each year
    • Piggery : March 
    • Poultry : November
    • Fishery: As and when suitable numbers of trainees are available.
  • What are the minimum requirements for getting admission to these training courses?

    10th pass is the minimum requirement for trainings for farmers
  • What are the formalities to get an animal welfare day/camp to be organized in a village?

    • Request letter to The Director of Extension Education
    • Physical arrangements at the venue 
    •  Purchase of medicines, in case of Animal Welfare Camp by the organizers.
  • Does Veterinary University organize Pashu palan melas?

    Pashu Palan Melas are organized in March and September of every year at Ludhiana Campus.
  • What type of information a farmer can get in these Pashu palan melas?

    Latest information about management, feeding, breeding of animals or prevention/ treatment of various diseases, value addition.
  • What types of farmers’ associations are there in GADVASU and when the meetings of these farmers associations held?

    • Progressive Dairy Farmers’ Association – 2nd Thursday of every month
    • Progressive Piggery Farmers’ Association – 4th Thursday of every month
    • Innovative Fish Farmers’ Association – 3rd Thursday of every month
  • How can one become a member of these associations?

    One can become a member of these associations by contacting the coordinator of different associations
  • Can a farmer get consultation on phone?

    There is helpline number for farmers which is 0161-2414005.
  • How can one become a member of Vigyanak Pashu palan magazine?

    • One can become a member by paying the prescribed fee which is as follows
    • For single magazine – Rs. 25
    • For a year (12 issues) – Rs. 250
    • For 5 years (60 issues) – Rs. 1000
    • For 10 years – Rs. 2000
    • For institutes – Rs 3500
    • For individual lifetime – Rs. 2500
    • Annual subscription (foreign countries) - $ 50
  • What are the different books and publications of the GADVASU, Ludhiana?

    • Package of practices for Livestock and Poultry (Pbi. & Eng) – Rs. 100
    • Dairy farming (Punjabi) – Rs. 60
    • Goat farming in Punjab (Pbi. & Eng) – Rs. 70
    • Handbook on Infectious Animal Diseases – Rs. 225
    • Veterinary Punjabi Dictionary – Rs. 60
    • Carp Fish Farming (Pbi) – Rs. 70
    • Poultry farming (Pbi) – Rs. 70
    • Indigenous practices of Livestock Farmers (Pbi) – Rs. 25
    • Vigyanak Pashu Palan (Monthly Pbi Magazine) – Rs. 25
    • GADVASU Handbook (Pbi & Eng) – Rs. 100


  • Does University has any Regional Station? Where?

    University has two Regional Research & Training Centers located at at Kaljharani (Bathinda) and at Bhatoli, Talwara (Hoshiarpur).
  • What are the facilities available at these Regional Centers?

    One can get consultations for livestock farming. Dairy farming Training is conducted at these centers. Pashu palan melas are also organized at these centers.
  • Does university give loans to the farmers?

    University has no such facility. It only disseminates knowledge and technology to the livestock farmers for better productivity.
  • What is the fee structure for farmers to get the training?

    The University charges Rs 250 per week (5 working days) for farmer trainings. University charges no fee from female candidates.
  • Is there any facility of training for farm women?

    The university provides free training to the farm women but candidates have to make their own stay arrangements.
  • Can the experts give treatment at the farm?

    Only outbreaks/ emergencies are attended. Otherwise no expert is allowed to go to a farm for individual case. One can contact at phone number 0161-2414030.
  • Does university sell female calves to the farmers?

    No, the university does not sell healthy female calves. Only male calves are sold by auction.
  • What types of treatments are provided at the animal welfare camp?

    The treatment for various conditions like repeat breeding, anoestrus, off feed, worm infestation, upward fixation of patella, abscess drainage, fever etc are treated.
  • Does university give any award to the farmers?

    The university gives Chief Minister Award to the farmers in the month of March at Pashu Palan Mela.
  • What are the different categories in which these awards are given?

    Awards are given in different categories like Dairy (Cattle and Buffalo separately), Fishery, Poultry, Piggery and Goat.
  • What are the different categories in which these awards are given?

    Awards are given in different categories like Dairy (Cattle and Buffalo separately), Fishery, Poultry, Piggery and Goat.
  • Who can apply for the awards?

    Every progressive farmer having modern/specified farm can apply
  • From where the farmers get the forms for training?

    The farmer can get the forms from Directorate of Extension Education, GADVASU, Ludhiana, various KVKs, Deputy Director animal Husbandry, Dairy Department, Fisheries Department and Milk plants.
  • From where the farmer gets the advice?

    The farmer can get the advice by contacting university expert at Farmer helpline nos. 0161- 2414005, 2414007 or by personal visit to the Department of Vety. & A.H. Extension Education, GADVASU, Ludhiana
  • Does University organize Pashu Palan melas outside the main campus?

    University organizes Pashu palan Melas at RRTCs at Kal Jharani (Bathinda) and Bhatoli (Talwara) Hoshiarpur.
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