College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati
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The College was started on 15th July, 1955 at Bapatla under administrative control of Department of Animal Husbandry under affiliation to Andhra University with an intake of 48 students. It was inaugurated by the then chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri B.Gopala Reddy.
The first three batches of students were admitted at Bapatla during 1955 - 1957 and the college was shifted from Bapatla to Tirupati during December,1957 and was brought to the control of APAU (now ANGRAU). The College was later brought under control of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati after formation of the new Veterinary University in 2005.
The PG and Ph.D. Programmes were introduced during 1967 and 1976, respectively.
So, far 3600 candidates including 430 girls passed through the portals of this college and were eawarded degrees. A three year condensed B.V.Sc. program for Veterinary and Livestock Inspectors of A.P. was started in 1973-74 that continued up to 80-81 and 283 candidates got degrees under this condensed programme. Internship programme for Veterinary Students was introduced in 1973-74 in collaboration with A.P. Animal Husbandry Dept. for strengthening clinical experience of final year students. The students area paid a stipend of Rs.5000/- per month during Internship.
This college was the first in India to start Earn While You Learn Project in 1964 to give work experience to students so that they can start their own self-employment plans. An outpatient clinic in Tirupati town was opened to serve the public and also to provide clinical exposure to the students. The new building of the town Hospital complex in 1.02 acre land was inaugurated on 11-9-1987. The institution started an Ambulatory Clinic on 1-8-1967. A biotechnology laboratory was inaugurated on 10-7-98.
Post-graduate courses leading to Master's degree in Veterinary Science were tinstituted during 1967-68 to man teaching and research assignments. P.G. Diploma in swine husbandry and Pork Technology was offered for some years from 1978-79 and five candidates obtained their diplomas. At present PG Programme is offered in all departments. So far, 679 students have completed their Post-Graduation from this college. Doctorate programme was started in the subject of Pathology during the year 1976-77. At present Ph.D is offered in 12 disciplines. So far 73 scholars were awarded Ph.D. degree. Agricultural Human Resources Development Project funded by World bank to improve infrastructure and quality of Agricultural Education was implemented from August 1995 initially for a period of 5 years upto 31st December, 2000, but it was extended by 1 more year up to 31st December, 2001. Fifteen teachers were trained abroad during 1998-2000 under the programme.
The College celebrated Silver Jubilee during 13th to 15th October 1980, which was inaugurated by Dr. M.S.Swaminathan, Member planning commission. The year long (July 2004 to July 2005) Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the college commenced with celebration of Teacher's day on 5th September 2004 in a grand manner. The Golden Jubilee Celebrations were officially inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy on 30th September 2004 in a grand function held at the college auditorium.