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Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar, Karnataka
Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar, Karnataka
Address:P.B.No. 6, Nandinagar
Karnataka, IndiaPin Code : 585401
Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar Karnataka is a University recognised by UGC.
Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar Karnataka is situated in Bidar of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar Karnataka is 08482-245241, 245107, 245106.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar Karnataka are +91-9341190975.
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Website of Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar Karnataka is www.kvafsu.kar.nic.in / www.kvafsu.edu.in.
Vice Chancellor : Prof. R. N. Sreenivas Gowda, Tel: 08482 200221(O)(R).
Registrar : Tel: 08482 200223(O)(R).
Contact Details of Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-8482-245264, 245107, 8482-245313, 200223, 245241
CoursesCourses run by following depts:
DEPARTMENT OF AQUACULTURE, Bidar
DEPARTMENT OF FISH PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, Bidar
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES ECONOMICS, Bidar
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY, Bidar
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT, Bidar
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERY ENGINEERING, Bidar
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERY MICROBIOLOGYand BIOCHEMISTRY, Bidar
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERY STATISTICS, Bidar
DEPARTMENTS AND FACULTY, Bidar
Physical Education, Bidar
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Media coverage of Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar Karnataka, Karnataka
Death stalks the tigerOfficials of the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) on the outskirts of Bangalore are under fire and justifiably so. A sudden and alarming spurt in deaths of tigers and lions in recent months has put the famed park under a scanner.
The wildlife safari conducted by BBP is immensely popular with tourists for it provides the young and old alike an opportunity to watch the big cats up close and personal in an almost natural environment. But wildlife lovers and experts are increasingly questioning the wisdom of exploiting these beautiful predators for the entertainment of the public.
Eleven lions and nine tigers have died in Bannerghatta Biological Park in the last 15 months, the Karnataka forest minister CH Vijayshankar informed the state Assembly recently. In the month of September last year, as many as five wild cats died in the parks captive area in quick succession.
A three-month-old tiger cub succumbed to a severe bout of diarrhoea despite treatment. Two lions, a tiger and a three-and-a-half-year-old tigress died before the month came to an end. Some of these casualties (two lions and a tiger) were caused by old age – the big cats had crossed the normal life span of 12-16 years.
But in several of these cases, the deaths occurred due to suspected infection caused by the stale poultry that was fed to the wild cats. After the postmortem, officials revealed that the fatal infection was caused primarily by the deadly salmonella bacteria in the putrid chicken that these animals were fed once a week.
Faced with what was almost an epidemic. the authorities tried more than 40 different antibiotics to stem the infection but to no avail. The deadly salmonella and e-coli bacteria are difficult to contain and none of the antibiotics currently available was of any help.
Veterinary experts attached to the Southern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory affiliated to the Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University admitted as much. They were the ones who conducted the postmortem and post-death analysis of samples obtained from the three-and-a-half-year-old tigress Divya. They revealed that none of the antibiotics that were used to curb the salmonella and e-coli bacteria yielded the desired results.�
The postmortem report explains that the scientists at the laboratory, who examined samples obtained from Divyas liver, used close to 30 different antibiotics for in-vitro sensitivity testing. However, all of them failed to curb the multiplication of the bacteria in the animals body. This inadequacy of the available medication is the main reason for the death of wild cats on a massive scale.
We are using Ethinum as antibiotic now. This new antibiotic has been successful in bringing the infection under check. Today, only a single tiger, Guru, suffers from a kidney problem. All the other wild animals in our charge are in good health, said M. Nanjunda Swamy, chairman of the Zoo Authority of Karnataka.
Altogether 46 tigers, 76 lions and 22 leopards are left in the park today. Of them 42 tigers and 22 lions are in the safari area and two tigers and 54 lions are in the rescue centre. Two other tigers are in the Born Free Foundation.
The foundation was set up in 2002 as a sanctuary for big cats rescued from circuses. Following a Supreme Court ruling and on the personal initiative of then Union environment minister Maneka Gandhi, all wild animals used in circuses were released in 2001.
These released animals were rehabilitated in seven centres run by the Zoo Authority of India. The problem in BBP was that the tiger reserve officials did not know the medical history of these newly acquired wild cats. Therefore, the ailing felines did not receive the required treatment. The officials provided medical attention to only the seriously ill tigers and lions but left those with symptoms of mild infection to fend for themselves. As a result, the infection spread very fast.
Now we have divided the animals into two separate categories – one of cats that have been rescued and the other of those animals that are from the forest area itself. The park officials are keeping a close watch on the tigers that are ailing, said Swamy.
When the wild cats began to die in a heap, the media blasted the park officials for the unclean environment prevailing in the reserve. The officials quickly swung into action and sanitised the environment. The death of tigers stopped for a while. Vehicles which transport raw meat to the park were sanitised and similar measures taken to sterilise the cages, the minister told the Assembly.
Vijayshankar also announced that specialty hospitals for animals were being planned in the park premises. Prompt action was taken against officials who were held responsible for the death of some of the wild cats, he added. The issue isnt, however, only about dying tigers. Do we really want these big cats to be treated like domestic animals for public recreation? Forest officials say, In BBP, animals can move around freely in an area of 50-60 acres. Wild cats in captivity live longer than animals in the forest.
Rescued animals need regular check-ups. But the park is unable to appoint a permanent veterinary doctor. The Zoo Authority is permitted to post up to three doctors. But no one is willing to join as� jobs outside are more favourable. In its latest budget, the state government has allocated Rs 2 crore for BBP. Asked what action had taken for the well-being of the big cats, principal chief conservator of forests B K Singh declined comment. The minister has already made a statement. So we have nothing to share from our side regarding this issue. We do not want to talk about any measures taken or not taken concerning this, he thundered.
State cabinet seeks to curtail guv's powersBangalore: Locked in a tussle with Governor HR Bhardwaj, the state government, in an apparent bid to deliver a rebuff, has decided to curtail the governor's powers of intervention in routine administration.
The state cabinet on Friday decided to amend rule 18 of the Karnataka Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules 1957, which allows group A and B officers of the state government to appeal to the governor against orders imposing penalties.
It was also decided to give 21 acres at Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Science University (KVAFSU) near Hebbal to construct the Judges Colony. The cabinet also decided to make separate cadre and recruitment rules for minority development department which does not have regular staff. More than 1,600 staff was deputed from other departments. The recruitment would begin after making separate cadre and recruitment rules. Many ministers, including R Ashoka and Shobha Karandlaje, absented themselves from the meeting due to the upcoming panchayat elections. Only eight ministers were prese
IntroductionRealizing the loss of two decades of prime development in the growth of animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries under Agricultural Universities set up, the Government of Karnataka took bold steps in establishing the new University called Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University on the floor of the Legislative Assembly. The KVAFSU was formed as per the Karnataka Act No. 9 of 2004 called The Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries University Act 2004 and published in the Karnataka Gazette Extra-Ordinary on the 23rd day of February, 2004. The University was established exclusively for the development of education and learning; conduct of research and extension education and transfer the rural oriented technologies in the areas of Veterinary, Animal, Dairy and Fisheries Sciences in Karnataka.
The logo of the University is inscribed with the slogan Farmers Friendly and Rural Oriented, which emphasizes the importance given to betterment of farming community. Prof. R.N. Sreenivas Gowda was appointed as its first Vice-Chancellor and served with effect from September, 2004 until February 9th, 2008. Later Prof. G.S. Bhat and Dr.S.Mallikarjunappa served as Acting Vice-Chancellors for a brief period from February 10th, 2008 to July 24, 2008. Prof Suresh Honnappagol has been appointed as regular second Vice Chancellor of the University for a period of four years and serving with effect from 25th July 2008.
KVAFSU is an autonomous academic institution governed by its Board of Management which regulates the polices of the university in accordance with the provision of act and statues. The University administration also has the support of the finance Committee. Academic matters are looked after by the Board of Studies of Faculties and the Academic Council, while Research Council and Extension Education Council decide the research and extension activities of the University, respectively.
Profile of UniversityHeadquartered at Bidar, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU) was established by the state Government to uplift the rural livestock, poultry and fish farmers. KVAFSU is an autonomous academic organization governed by its board of management which regulates University polices in accordance with provision of the Act. The territorial jurisdiction of the university is spread across the entire state of Karnataka covering all 27 districts.
Government of Karnataka established the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University on 28.2.2005. The university was established exclusively for the development and growth of Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences education, advancement of learning and pursuit of research and transfer of rural oriented technologies in Karnataka.
HistoryKarnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University was established on 2nd February 2005 by the Government of Karnataka. It was created by the passing of the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University Bill, 2004 in the Karnataka State Legislative Assembly on February 10, 2004.
LocationUniversity Head Quarters is located at Nandinagar Campus, Bidar, the northern most district of the state.
MandateThe primary objective and mandate of the university is to uplift the rural livestock, poultry and fish farmers with a motto of 'Rural Oriented and Farmer Friendly' activities. The university has a territorial jurisdiction of entire state of Karnataka covering all 28 districts.
* Making provision for imparting education in different branches of study particularly veterinary and animal sciences, dairy sciences, fisheries and other allied sciences.
* Furthering the advancement of learning and research, particularly in veterinary and animal sciences, dairy sciences, fisheries and other allied sciences.
* Undertaking the extension of veterinary and animal sciences, dairy sciences, fisheries and other allied sciences to the rural people of the state.
* Such other purposes as the State Government may specify by notification in the official gazette.
ObjectivesObjectives of the University are :
* To impart professional quality higher education in different branches of Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences.
* To further the advancement of learning and prosecution of Research in Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences other allied sciences.
* To undertake the Extension Education of such specialized knowledge and transfer of technologies to the needy rural farmers in cooperation with the Government Departments concerned.
* To take up such other objects that the State Government may notify from time to time.
MissionThe mission of the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar, is to strive hard and provide leadership in teaching, research and extension education services related to veterinary and animal sciences, dairy sciences, fisheries and other allied sciences. The University Endeavour is to keep pace with new frontiers of science and contemporary developments to be socially and technically relevant. In this context, the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University is strongly committed in absorbing newer paradigms and using them to develop excellent human resource, innovative technologies and their dissemination so as to serve the livestock and fishery farming community of the state and the country.
Educational StreamsKarnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University works in teaching, research and extension education services related to veterinary and animal sciences, dairy sciences, fisheries and other allied sciences.
KVAFSU offers three undergraduate programmes at the six constituent colleges located in five campuses in Veterinary, Dairy Technology (DTech) and Fisheries (B F Sc). Besides the UG programs, KVAFSU also offers several courses at the postgraduate level and the Doctoral Degree (PhD) level at the constituent and affiliated colleges.
For admission into undergraduate degree programmes of the University, one should have passed 10+2 in science stream and appeared for Common Entrance Test conducted by Government of Karnataka. For securing admission in Masters degree programs one should possess a degree in B.V.Sc. / B.V.Sc. & A.H. / B.Sc. (D Tech) B Sc (D. Tech.)/ BTech. (D Tech.)/ BFSc from a recognized University and appear for ICAR-JRF entrance exam.
Doctoral programmes could be pursued by candidates having a Master's degree in the subject concerned from a recognized University and appeared ICAR / CSIR -SRF exam.
* Veterinary and Animal Sciences
* Dairy Science and Technology
* Fisheries Sciences
Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University
Nandinagar, P.B.No. 6
Bidar - 585 401
Phone: +91-8482-245313, 245264, 200223
University LibrarianH. Shivananda Murthy
Serving as in charge University Librarian, a key officer post (in addition to the regular Director of Extension post) since November, 2007. He has total service of 28 years in Education, Research &Development in different positions/capacities namely, Professor of Aquaculture at College of Fisheries, Mangalore, Associate Professor of Aquaculture and other positions at the above Institution under University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Foreign Service: Six months in UK and 3 months in USA.
Educational Qualification: M.F.Sc., Ph.D., in Aquaculture
Post Doctoral Research: In Aquaculture Nutrition at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling , UK, for six months (1993-04) and in 'Aquaculture Biotechnology' at the Texas A & M University, College Station, USA, for three months (2005-06).
Experience Information Service and Communication Technology: He has experience in Information and Library Science including Automation of Library and OPAC and other related areas. Established e-resources centers at Bidar and Bangalore campus libraries.
Awards / Recognitions: Recipient of the following prestigious national/international awards for outstanding contributions in research and development in 'aquaculture & fisheries.
* The Jawaharlal Nehru Award - 1995 of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India, New Delhi.
* Sir C.V.Raman Award-1998 of the Government of Karnataka.
* Nagamma Dattatreya Rao Desai Research Award of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1997).
* International 'Technical Cooperation Training Award' of the Overseas Development Administration, UK with a fellowship for 6 months in UK (1993).
* International 'Award of the International Foundation for Science', Sweden, with grant for research and international travel (1993).
* Nominated as a Member of the 'Technical Advisory Committee' of the Karnataka State.
As Research Guide: Guide 20 Ph.D., and M.F.Sc., students in Aquaculture
# Publications: Books /major chapters: 11
# Technical / research reports: 5
# Technical bulletins: 3
# Release of developed technologies: 1
# Research papers: 102
# Scientific articles and other publications: 65
Research projects handled: Eleven (11) outside funded major R & D projects as P.I.
Organization Capability: Organized nine National and international conferences/symposia.
Foreign visits: Visited Spain, UK, USA, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia and attended international conferences.
Contact Address: Karnataka Veterinary Animal & Fisheries Sciences
University Nandinagar PB No.6 BIDAR 585 401 Karnataka, India
Phone: 91-9341190975; 91-8482-245313 (O-Direct)
Cell: 91-9448500384; Fax : 91-8482-245107/245241
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