Centre for Ethno -Veterinary Practice & Alternative Medicine
The centre has been established with its mandate to derive information on ethno-veterinary practices, their scientific validation and development of protocol for their use in Veterinary and Animal Science to support health and production as well as to make livestock rearing lucrative and convenient for the better livelihood of farmers. There are immense opportunities for the development of the drugs based on the ethno-botanical leads and these drugs can be used for the effective animal health care at affordable cost for the benefit of farmers of State. In addition, the development of the ethno-veterinary practices would also provide income generation to resource poor and marginal farmers. Over and above all, there is an urgent need for the amalgamation of the modem veterinary medicine and the ethno- veterinary practices to derive synergy in the animal health care and to bring health care within reach of farmers by making it economically viable and convenient.
As such very little of this traditional knowledge has been documented in the country and this ethno-veterinary knowledge has had no place in mainstream veterinary medicine, despite of fact that, it offers great potential to develop and provide a low-cost alternative to allopathic medicines. The centre is working in the direction of documentation of this knowledge, its scientific validation, development of protocols and formulations as well as their transformation in ready to use form for use of these ethno- veterinary medicines as well as practices as therapeutic, prophylactic or as supplement by clinicians and or livestock owners. An MOU with Ayurved University, Jodhpur has also been done to work together particularly in the field of “Panchgavya.”
Livestock Feed Resources Management and Technology Centre
The Centre is working with a mandate to assess and develop feed resource availability for animals by identification and exploring the new feed resources, conservation and preservation of feed and fodder and optimum utilization of feed resources by using appropriate feed technology applied
outside as well as inside animal system to ensure optimum nutrition to farm animals for production.
Formulation of feeding strategies and development of new feed technologies for arriving at balanced adequate nutrition to animals round the year to sustain and improve productivity of farm animals of State to support animal husbandry led growth of Rajasthan
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre (VUTRC) in each District
The Centres are started in phased manner with mandate to impart service of training to the farmers on new technologies of animal husbandry and veterinary science. These centres are also providing farm advisory services, identification and solution of local animal husbandry problems, development and refining of package of practices suitable to the local conditions, provision of diagnosis and health care as
well as analysis of feed and fodder and animal products to sustain and improve animal productivity as well as animal production systems for better livelihood of farmers. These centres are innovative and different from training centres on account of impart of need based and skill oriented trainings with approach of “learning by doing” and “teaching by doing”. Assessment of training needs and gaps
between available technology and its application in field is prerequisite and it will be taken care by centres to get measurable improvement in livestock production systems.
Establishment of Post -Graduate Institute in Veterinary Education and Research at Jaipur (PGI-VER)
The Institute has been established with mandate to generate highly qualified human resource in the field of veterinary and animal science facing extreme dearth of qualified manpower all across the country. This centre will act as national referral centre for veterinary type cultures, disease diagnosis, biological, immunodiagnostics, impart continuing education to field veterinarians, take up advance research as well as to develop and refine technologies in all areas of veterinary and animal science. The post graduation (M.V.Sc.) programme has been started at the institute to develop human resource in veterinary and animal science disciplines with skills and knowledge necessary to meet the challenges of the new millennium.
Engineering and Technology Centre for Animal Science
The Centre is working with its mandate to carry research and design technologies as well as
machinery for value addition of livestock products and to improve animal husbandry operation status. The centre is mainly engaged to design new machines and technologies according to the need and requirement of farmers to improve efficiency of animal husbandry practices for which centre is entrusted to undertake basic and applied research in the area of livestock sector covering production, processing, economics and management.
Centre for Conservation of Animal Biodiversity
The Centre is working with mandate to document, conserve and propagate animal biodiversity, in the State of Rajasthan considered being rich in animal biodiversity. State of Rajasthan in enriched by best animal biodiversity of the country but it is under threat so much so that some of the precious indigenous breeds are endangered. The Government is trying to conserve this, that is why University has planned to start this centre. The centre aspires to become a focal point for conservation and environmental activities throughout the State.
Centre for Organic Animal Production Technology
The Centre is working with mandate to develop a knowledge centre to impart, disseminate and promote organic animal husbandry in the state and to encourage and carry out research in identified areas for promotion of organic livestock production and processing. In recent years organic farming is emerging and demand for organic products is high. Due to very less work on organic animal product technology, Rajasthan State having natural organic animal products such as milk, meat, wool etc. are not getting proper market value. This centre is thus entrusted to work on latest technologies in this field and promote the organic livestock production and processing.
Centre of Excellence for Space Based Technology in Animal Science
The Centre is working with mandate to develop and make use of space-based technologies in improvement of live stock sector for improved management and production. A new era of space based- technology in animal science will produce cost-effective solutions and innovative technologies to fullfill current needs. As such, the climate change and environmental disasters are coming up as a big threat to state and national economies. Monitoring environmental changes and analyzing real time data for further climate change model is crucially important in understanding climate change in respect with animal science. The centre is working in the direction of centre of excellence in this niche area.
Centre for Disaster Management Technology for Animals
The Centre is working with mandate to design and develop mechanism as well as strategies for protection of animals on occurrence of disaster in the State. The centre will conduct studies and research, organize workshop and training programmes, publish its reports and documents provides various policy advisory services to the State. The strategies to deal with animals in the critical situations of disaster need to be developed and implemented and as such not much attention has been given to this sector in animal science. The University has come forward to minimize the risk of losses of animal wealth during disaster.
Centre for Studies on Wild Life Management and Health
The Centre is working with mandate to provide health management consultancy to free and captive wild life to facilitate their conservation and better health management.
• Health monitoring and disease surveillance in free and captive wildlife.
• Development of feeding standards for captive animals.
• Application of molecular markers in wild life conservation.
• PG teaching related to wildlife health management.
The overall objective of the programme is to produce well trained and skilled manpower understanding the dynamics of wild life population and ecosystem health in general. Based on this specialized training the manpower should be able to manage wild life resources in a healthy and sustainable way enhancing productivity of ecosystems for the present and future programmes.
Animal Bio-Medical Waste Disposal Technology Centre
The Centre has been established with mandate to test and develop different methods of animal biomedical waste disposal to improve status of health and to prevent hazards. Different types of waste generated in the clinical veterinary practice are considered regulated veterinary medical waste, such as discarded needles, syringes, vaccines, vials that contained certain live and attenuated vaccines, cultures, stocks of infectious agents, other clinical waste etc. The disposal of these need based knowledge and skill at every level to prevent hazards to human and livestock population. The centre is entrusted to develop and disseminate economic and effective technologies and strategies in this regard.
Vaccinology and Biological Products Centre
Maintenance and updating of bacterial type cultures for Veterinary Biologicals as well as evaluation of good manufacturing practices and training of personnel engaged in production of Veterinary Biologicals. The divisional activities are directed towards large-scale production of different immunobiologicals, organization of training programmes for the state biological production units through national diploma and specialized short-term training courses, besides rendering advisory services. In addition, scientists are also engaged in conducting research towards the improvement of the existing immunobiologicals and addition of newer products.
Rain Water Harvesting Model of RAJUVAS
Necessity:– Bikaner has an annual rainfall of around 250 mm which falls short of requirements.
The main campus of RAJUVAS is spread over 63000 Sqm. of area. The annual rain water availability in the campus is expected to be around 95.00 lac liters. RAJUVAS was thinking of utilizing rainfall to enhance its green cover. Efforts were initiated very humbly to divert flowing water on its roads to green beds by the side of roads. After establishment of the University, plan was prepared to harvest rain water from the roofs of buildings, roads, water coming in the campus from outside and even rain water collecting around its boundaries.
Layout of rain water harvesting system:
Type 1: Harvesting rain water from buildings:– To collect rain water 5 RCC underground water tanks with total capacity of 9.5 lac liters have been constructed at different locations in the RAJUVAS campus. Out of these, 3 tanks are of 2.5 lac liters capacity each and 2 tanks with 1.0 lac liters each capacity, totaling to 9.5 lac liters. Surface and roof top rain water is collected in these tanks through pipe and chamber system. Collected water, after filtration, is stored in these tanks and over flow/surplus water is carried to the existing open dry well located within the campus and in two newly constructed soakage wells. It is expected that around 68.00 lac liters of rain water per annum shall be there for underground recharging. Simultaneously, RAJUVAS shall be able to utilize around 30 lac liters of water for drinking and other purposes. Complete system, including RCC underground tanks, chambers and pipe line system, filters and soakage wells have been constructed. The system is ready for collection of surface rain water and roof top rain water from existing buildings. The system is constructed is such a way that roof top water from any other building can also be carried to the main system. At present 5 building are connected to the main system in the first phase. Remaining buildings of the campus will be connected in second phase very shortly. The schematic diagram showing complete rain water harvesting system of RAJUVAS campus is enclosed for kind perusal.
Type 2: Harvesting of road surface rain water:– For this purpose, Toe walls along the sides of roads were built providing around a meter space between road and toe wall. This space was covered by cement blocks fixed on sand. The road as well as blocks provided ample slope to allow water to collect along the toe wall. Since, cement blocks have been fixed over sand, space between blocks (1-2 mm) allowed water to percolate into sand. Toe wail v/as punctured at appropriate places and GI pipes fitted in the hole across the toe wall. Excess water along toe walls was allowed through these pipes to the greenery bed providing sufficient water to plants and excess to be percolated in to the earth. The schematic diagram showing this type of water harvesting is enclosed for kind perusal.
Type 3: Harvesting of rain water accumulated at road junction out side boundary wall of RAJUVAS:– The boundary on the corner of hostel premises at Chaudhary Bhimsen Circle used to have around half a meter deep accumulation of rain water. This accumulated water used to disrupt the traffic at this busy square and leading to damage to NH 11. RAJUVAS thought it proper to harvest this rain water into our own land across the boundary wall. At three places, Hume pipes of 6” diameter were placed across the wall. Land near the boundary was dressed in a way that its level remains more than 1 feet lower than the road side level. This allowed water to flow into our campus and absorbed by soil. Now we have planned to develop a green belt at this point so that plants get many times more water. The schematic diagram showing this type of water harvesting is enclosed for kind perusal.
Remount & Vety. NCC Units
1 Raj. R&VNCC Squadron, CVAS, Bikaner
The 1 Raj. R&V Sqn. NCC unit at CVAS Bikaner was established in 1986 and is continuously training the NCC cadets. College of Veterinary & Animal Science, Bikaner NCC unit is associated with Group HQS. NCC Jodhpur. R&VNCC, Squadron is fully equipped with horse line (having 13 army horses), arena for exercising and show equestrian sports. This facility is available only in this college in the State. Authorised strength of this unit is 200 cadets.
NCC provides institutional training as well as various training camps like National Integration Camp, Advance Leadership Camp, Summer Camp, Rock Climbing, Para Jumping, Mountaineering, Army Attachment Camp, Republic Day Camp etc. The cadets of this unit are continuously participating every year in the prestigious Republic Day camp at Delhi where the cadets participated in the different equestrian competitions and won prizes almost every year and bring laurels to NCC unit and college. Many ex-cadets of this unit got commission in the Indian army and other Para-military forces. ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate examinations and different types of camps are organized every year.
2. R&V NCC Battalion at CVAS Navania (Udaipur)
NCC Directorate has sanctioned a NCC Battalion with full budget & posts at CVAS, Navania (Udaipur). Ministry of Defense has also sanctioned posts of army persons and 26 horses to be posted/transferred in this unit. The foundation stone of this unit has been laid by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr).Col. A.K. Gahlot on 9th September 2014. The building for this unit will include administrative block, 26 horse stalls with storage facilities and quarters for 4-6 employees.