Faculty of Veterinary
Science & Animal Husbandry
Ranchi College of veternity Sciences and Animal Husbandry
was established on 30th November, 1961. (Late) Col. Dr. S. M.
Ishaque, G.B.V.C., P.G (Germany), F.R.V.C.S (Sweden) joined as
first principal and under his dynamic leadership the main
building, hostels and residential units were constructed. It was a
constituent college of Ranchi University and functioned under
state animal husbandry department till 1970. With the
establishment of Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU) at Pusa,
Samastipur, in 1971, this college became a constituent college of
R.A.U. the college was established with undergraduate teaching
only and it was in the year 1972 when P.G courses were started in
six disciplines. These programmes were further strengthened in all
major disciplines in 1977 onwards.
With the inception of R.A.U., as per mandate, it was obligatory on
the part of state animal Husbandry Dept to transfer all research
unit as well as livestock and Poultry farm to the university
which could not materialize and state A.H. Department transferred
only Veterinary Colleges situated at Patne and Ranchi restricting
its facilities to teaching only. However, inspite of these
constraints the collge of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry
moved on the path of glory through its faculty’s dint and
determination and became the main campus for Post graduate
studies. On 26th June 1981, Birsa Agricultural
University was inaugurated by the Prime Minister(Late) Smt. Indira
Gandhhi and this college became the part of the new university as
the only institute to impart Veterinary council of India and
imparts U.G. teaching besides M.V.Sc and Ph. D. programmes,
Diploma and Certificate courses in Aquaculture along with research
and extension education activities.
The faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry is
situated in the campus of B.A.U. near Kanke Block. It is about 16
kms. From Ranchi Railway station and 20kms from Birsa Munda
Airport. The location stands at 85019E and 23017’N and 625 meters
above sea level. The climate is sub humid mega thermal.
The Mandate of the Faculty
- To import Veterinary & Animal
Husbandry education up to doctorial level.
- To undertake basic, applied &
adaptive research in all disciplines relating to livestock &
poultry production & post harvest technology including
conservation & implement & maintenance of livestock and
- To impart specialized training,
pertaining to veterinary science and animal husbandry.
- To provide referral & consultancy
services in all aspects to Veterinary and Animal Husbandry.
- To develop, update and standardize
package of practices concerning feeding, management, health
coverage including disease diagnosis, breeding strategies,
reproduction and livestock & poultry production technology &
transfer of technology for use by the livestock & poultry
farmers & the industry keeping in view of the
- To serve as a state repository in
all aspects of livestock & poultry production, post-harvest
technology, and the health cover.