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YSR to open University of Veterinary Sciences

IT'S OFFICIAL NOW: A worker applying paint on the name `ANGRAU College of Veterinary Sciences,' as it is being delinked from ANGRAU.

IT'S OFFICIAL NOW: A worker applying paint on the name `ANGRAU College of Veterinary Sciences,' as it is being delinked from ANGRAU.  

Staff Reporter

TIRUPATI: The long-cherished dream of the veterinary scientists, academicians and students will come true on Friday morning, when the Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, formally launches the Sri Venkateswara University of Veterinary Sciences (SVUVS).

As promised during his maiden visit to the veterinary college campus to take part in its golden jubilee fete last year, the Chief Minister set in motion the process of establishing a university to deal exclusively with veterinary sciences, which is already in vogue in several States.

The veterinary college was started at Bapatla in 1955 and shifted to the present campus here in 1957. The university would be established at a cost of Rs.248 crores, of which, Rs.215 crores had been provided by the ANGRAU as its due share, while the TTD management agreed to provide Rs.33 crores. The sprawling 200-acre campus is said to be sufficient to establish the university, including an administrative building, a full-fledged library and if needed, more academic and hostel blocks in future.

The upgradation has necessitated creation of the post of a Vice-Chancellor and a Registrar, apart from appointment of 50 teaching and 150 non-teaching posts among others. The veterinary colleges in Tirupati, Gannavaram and Rajendranagar (Hyderabad), the fisheries wings at Kakinada and Nellore, the sheep rearing centre in Palamaner (Chittoor), Buffaloes Research Centre in East Godavari district and the LAM farm in Guntur (that deals with research on Ongole bulls) will come under the purview of the new university.

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