Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Kolkata

Affiliated to: Kolkata University

Established in: 1970

Eastern Regional Station of Indian Veterinary Research Institute, 37, Belgachia Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India


Phone: +91 33 25286358 ,25560120, 9874736353


Courses Offered
  • Medical
  • Diploma

The station at Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) was established in 1970, on 31 acres of prime land as a joint venture between IVRI (ICAR) and All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health (GOI), with WHO collaboration, to train specialists in veterinary public health, leading to the degree of MVPH of Kolkata University.

The Regional Station conducts research activities related to important problems of veterinary public health and diseases of regional importance. The Station undertakes systematic epidemiological survey and research on zoonotic and other animal diseases of importance in the region.

Established in 1889, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) is one of the premier research institutions dedicated to livestock research and development of the region. The institute with faculty strength of more than 275 has a major mandate of research, teaching, consultancy and technology transfer activities.

The institute’s research is currently addressed with clear benchmarking of deliverables through 157 research and 44 service projects. The institute undertake basic, advanced and applied research through 85 externally funded projects. A number of national and international research projects on animal health and production systems are addressed by the institute.

Presently 19 National Agricultural Innovation Projects, 3 All India Network Projects, 3 Outreach Program and 26 DBT funded projects are operational. Besides these extramural funded programmes the institute is having 5 international collaborative projects with USA, UK, Australia, international organisation, IAEA, etc.

Research Projects
Production and evaluation of self-replicating DNA vaccines for foot and mouth disease.
Production and evaluation of microparticle cationic plg coated DNA vaccines for foot and mouth disease.
Application of reverse genetics: a novel approach for studying the molecular basis of immune response in Indian cattle breeds.
Genetic manipulation by gene transfer of peanut and Sunnhemp for FMDV Immunogen expression: A strategy for developing edible vaccine (DST).
Development of calcium phosphate nanoparticle based DNA vaccine against FMD.

Some of the basic facilities available in this college are:

  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria/Mess
  • Computer Lab
  • Hostel
  • Library
  • Placement Services
  • Recreation/Amusement
  • Security
  • Transportation