Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) is located in the scenic hilly terrain of Pookot in Wayanad district, Kerala, India. KVASU has three constituent colleges which include: College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookot, Wayanad and College of Dairy Science and Technology, Mannuthy.

The purpose of the University is:

  • To cater to the needs of the emerging University to international level;
  • To function as tropical referral and training center in the area of tropical Animal production and Veterinary medicine;
  • To offer multidisciplinary courses in the area of Veterinary and Animal Sciences including Wild Life Science and improving the employment opportunities in the sector and out of the country;
  • To strengthen the bond between the scientists and the farmers by speedy technology transfer which will trigger the overall rural development of the region and give a boost to the country’s target for achieving the millennium development goals within a short span of time. 

 Colleges in Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University


Other Institutions And Stations Of KVSAU

  1. Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode,Wayanad
  2. Instructional Livestock Farm Complex, Pookode, Wayanad
  3. Livestock Research Station, Thiruvazhamkunnu, Palakkad
  4. University Poultry and Duck Farm, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  5. Center for Pig Production and Research, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  6. University Goat and Sheep Farm, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  7. University Livestock Farm and Fodder Research and Development Scheme, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  8. All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Poultry, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  9. Centre for Advanced Studies in Poultry Science, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  10. Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Mannuthy ,Thrissur
  11. Meat Technology Unit, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  12. University Dairy Plant, Mannuthy ,Thrissur
  13. University Veterinary Hospital, Kokkalai, Thrissur
  14. University Veterinary Hospital, Mannuthy ,Thrissur
  15. Cattle Breeding Farm, Thumburmuzhy, Thrissur
  16. Base Farm, Kolahalamedu, Idukki
  17. Avian Research Station, Thiruvazhamkunnu (ARS) 

Programmes in Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Undergraduate Courses

  • B.V.Sc. & A.H
  • B.Tech (Dairy Technology)
  • B.Tech ( Food Technology)
  • B.Sc. (Poultry Production and Business Management)
  • Diploma in Dairy Science
  • Diploma Poultry Production
  • Diploma Laboratory Techniques
  • Diploma in Feed Technology

Regular Programmes offered for candidates qualified B.V.Sc. & A.H

  • M.V.Sc. 
Regular Programmes offered for candidates qualified B.Tech (DT)

  • M.Tech (Dairy Technology)
  • M.Tech (Dairy Chemistry)
  • M.Tech (Dairy Microbiology)

Regular Programmes offered for Graduates

  • M.S. in Wildlife Studies
  • M.Sc. in Biostatistics
  • M.Sc. in Quality Control in Dairy Industry
  • M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology
  • M.Sc. in Animal Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. in Animal Sciences

Post Graduate Diploma Programmes offered for Graduates

  • P.G. Diploma in Climate Services in Animal Agriculture
  • P.G. Diploma in Climate Services
  • P.G. Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology
  • P.G. Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia 

Programmes offered for PG Holders

  • Ph.D. Programmes in Veterinary Subjects
  • Ph.D. Programmes in Biosciences.
  • Ph.D. Programme in Climate Change in Animal Agriculture

Admission in Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Admission to B.Tech and B.V.Sc. & AH programmes is done through KEAM entrance exam conducted by Commissioner of Entrance Examination.

Admission to M.V.Sc. course is through an entrance examination conducted by the University and a few seats are earmarked for ICAR candidates who qualify entrance examination conducted by ICAR and advised to the KVASU. 

Laboratories in Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University


Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is well equipped with laboratories and high value equipments. Central Instrumentation Facilities are extensively used by Post Graduate Students, Doctoral Research Scholars and Sponsored Projects for Advanced Research. 

Library in Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University


The library was established in 1959 and provides access to various national, international journals and periodicals in addition to an excellent collection of textbooks and reference books. There is also a separate collection of the thesis and dissertations, besides bound volumes of old journals. Facilities are also provided to students and faculty for access to internet and online journals.

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University  
Pookode, Wayanad
Email: vc@kvasu.ac.in
Phone : 04936 209230

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