Established in: 1885
Head, Division of Virology & Station-in-Charge, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar 263 138, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Phone: +91 5942 286346, 286348, 9412292792
The history of foundation of the mother campus of Indian Veterinary Research Institute at Mukteswar can be traced from the recommendations of Col. J.H.B. Hallen, who was appointed as the Chairman of the Indian Cattle Plague Commission to focus attention on livestock conservation since the animal diseases were rampant and breeding operations were generally unsuccessful.
This commission recommended the establishment of Veterinary Research Laboratory in India in 1885 with a view to undertake a geographical survey of the major contagions with which field workers in this country have to contend and to discover prophylactic measures for the various diseases disclosed by the survey. The foundation stone of research laboratory was laid by the Governor of Bombay on 9th December, 1889 at Pune on 5.5 acres of land adjoining the College of Science.
Mukteshwar spread over 3450 acres of land, now houses the Division of Virology and the Division of Temperate Animal Husbandry . The Virology Division conducts basic, adaptive and applied research on viral diseases of animals. The Central Typing Laboratory under development as International Centre of FMD virus typing also functions at this Campus.
However, the Coordinating Unit of All-India Co-ordinated Research Project for Epidemiological Studies on FMD, is located at the main campus of IVRI, Izatnagar. The Division of Temperate Animal Husbandry conducts research on livestock production under temperate conditions and improvement of goats for pashmina production. There is a proposal to develop National Veterinary Museum at Mukteshwar.
Some of the basic facilities available in this college are:
- Computer Lab
- Placement Services