Indian Veterinary Research Institute

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Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Type Research Institution
Established 1889
Academic staff
Postgraduates 350
Location Bareilly, India
Campus Urban

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (Hindi: भारतीय पशु अनुशंधान संस्थान) or IVRI is located at Izatnagar, Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh state. It is India's premier advanced research facility in the field of veterinary medicine and allied branches. It has regional campuses at Mukteshwar, Bangalore, Palampur, Bhopal, Kolkata and Srinagar. Formerly known as Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory, it was renamed in 1925 as Imperial Veterinary Research Institute. The name of the Institute was changed following independence to Indian Veterinary Research Institute. Administrative control of the Institute is currently under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India on the recommendation of University Grants Commission conferred the status of the Deemed to be University on 16 November 1983 under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956.[1]



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Year Milestone
1947 Shifting of Headquarters of the Institute from Mukteswar to Izatnagar and renaming as Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) under Govt. of India
1958 Establishment of a Postgraduate College of Animal Sciences at Mukteswar, affiliated to Agra University
1966 Transfer of administrative control to Indian Council of Agricultural Research and recognition as a National Institute
1967 Establishment of Regional Station at Palampur (Himachal Pradesh)
1970 Establishment of a Regional Station at Kolkata (formerly Calcutta)
1971 Establishment of Regional Station at Bangalore
1973 Development of irradiated lung worm vaccine and establishment of Vaccine Production Centre at Srinagar
1983 Conferment of Deemed University status by University Grants Commission to IVRI, Izatnagar
1986 Establishment of a Centre for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis (CADRAD) at Izatnagar
1988 Establishment of High Security Animal Disease Laboratory at Bhopal
2004 Establishment of Kisan Call Centre at Izatnagar
2005 Award of ISO 9001: 2000 Certificate by International Certificate Services Asia to CADRAD
2007 Establishment of video conferencing facility


A. Vaccines

  • Development of FMD vaccines with crystal violet tongue epithelium (1946–52)
  • Development of anthrax spore vaccine (1951)
  • FMD vaccine with goat kidney cell culture (1964–65),
  • FMD vaccine with saponin and oil adjuvant (1968–70)
  • FMD vaccine with BHK-21 monolayer and cell suspension (1971–78)
  • Development of an irradiated sheep lung worm vaccine (1973)
  • Development of Theileria schizont vaccine for bovine theileriosis (1979)
  • Development of inactivated goat pox vaccine (1986–87)
  • Development of thermostable IBD vaccine (2001)
  • Development of CCPP vaccine for goats and sheep (2000)
  • Development of an inactivated oil emulsified vaccine against IBH-HPS (2000)
  • Development of live attenuated peste des petits ruminants (PPR) vaccine (2000)
  • Development of DNA vaccines against canine plarvo virus and IBD virus (2003)
  • Conferment of 100 per cent protection in challenged calves by a low volume (2 ml) saponified haemorrhagic septicaemia vaccine, up to 12 months post immunization (2004)
  • Conferment of 100 per cent protection in mares challenged with a virulent S. Abortus equi strain by defined deletion double mutant vaccine for Salmonella Abortus equi (2004)
  • Development of cell culture vaccine for classical swine fever (2007).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UGC Act-1956" (PDF). Secretary, University Grants Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 

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