Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science University or TANUVAS was established in the year 1876 as the first veterinary and animal sciences university in Asia by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The institute is a state university and is ICAR approved. The University offers courses at UG, PG and Ph.D level across various disciplines to their students. Admission of candidates is done on the basis of merit from their last qualifying examination for UG courses, and for PG and Ph. D courses candidates are selected through the CET entrance exam conducted by the University. Final admission shall be done through counselling.

TANUVAS, Chennai Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1876 | State
Approved by ICAR
Entrance Exams CET
Courses offered UG, PG and Doctorate level
Popular Courses B.Tech and Ph.D
Application Mode Online & Offline
Admission Criteria Merit and Entrance based
Facilities Available Sports and Gymnasium, Library, Health Services, Clinics
Scholarship Yes
Official Website TANUVAS Chennai

TANUVAS, Chennai Courses 

The University provides various courses of UG, PG and Ph.D level to the students among various disciplines. The minimum requirement for admission into these programs is to have minimum marks of 60% in aggregate in their last qualifying examination. The University offers 22 specializations of MVSc and 20 disciplines of Ph.D in Veterinary Science.

Course Specializations Eligibility Selection Criteria
B.Tech Food Technology 10+2 in PCM with minimum 60% marks in aggregate Merit based
Poultry Production Technology
Dairy Technology
B.V.Sc & AH - 10+2 in PCMB or vocational stream in agriculture/ dairy/ poultry with minimum 60% marks in aggregate
M.Tech Food Technology B.Tech in Food Technology/ Dairy Technology or equivalent with 55% marks Entrance Test followed by counselling
M.Sc Bioinformatics BVSc & AH/ MBBS/ BDS or Bachelor’s in Biology/ Agriculture/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biochemistry/ Animal Biotechnology or equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate
MBA Food and Livestock Business Management Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline
M.Phil Biotechnology Master’s degree in the relevant discipline
PG Diploma Business Management (Animal & Fisheries Sciences) Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline On the basis of entrance test or merit
Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosis
Companion Animal Practice
Dairy Processing and Quality System

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TANUVAS, Chennai Admission

  • Shortlisting of candidates for the UG courses is done on the basis of merit from their last qualifying examination followed by verification of documents at the time of counselling.
  • The selection of candidates in PG courses such as Ph.D and M.Phil courses is based on the CET entrance exam conducted by the University along with counselling.
  • For PG Diploma course, shortlisting of candidates is done on the basis of merit or entrance test.
  • Interested students can apply both online and offline.

How to Apply?

Candidates interested in getting admission to this University need to follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the official website of the College.
  2. Then go to the ‘Admission’ section.
  3. Then click on the ‘Apply Online’ tab on the page.
  4. The new candidates need to register themselves with the basic details required and agree to the conditions that follow. Click on New Candidate Registration and register yourself.
  5. After the registration process a Unique ID and password is generated and sent to the registered phone number of the candidate.
  6. Next, login with reference number and password.
  7. Fill the form carefully with the required details like name, email-id, number and date of birth and submit scanned copies of signature and photograph.
  8.  Pay the application fee via Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking and submit the duly filled application to the University by post to:

The Chairman, Admission Committee (UG)

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600051

Documents required at the time of counselling:

  1. Printed copy of the duly filled application form.
  2. Marksheet of HSLC.
  3. Marksheet of HS.
  4. Caste Certificate (if applicable).
  5. Migration Certificate.
  6. Transfer certificate.
  7. Pass Certificate 10th, 12th and Graduation (if applicable).
  8. Sports Certificate, if applicable.
  9. Character Certificate.
  10. Differently-abled Certificate (if applicable).

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The Cut-off mark is only available for the UG courses of the University such as BVSc & AH and B.Tech. The cut-off marks are based on the marks of 10+2 or 12th level as per the pattern of Tamil Nadu State Board Examination. The Cut-offs keep changing every year.

BVSc & AH (Academic) 192.75 189.50 186.00 192.50 190.00 181.50 176.50
BVSc & AH (Vocational) 191.67 185.33 164.67 183.83 185.67 184.67 -
B.Tech (FT) 177.50 165.50 174.00 181.50 170.50 164.50 -
B.Tech (PT) 166.00 151.50 - 156.75 154.00 - -
B.Tech (DT) 175.50 162.50 - 181.25 160.50 163.50 -

TANUVAS, Chennai Result

The university conveys the results of the examinations taken through the university portal. Students can easily access their results by visiting the official website of the university and checking the results.

How to check TANUVAS Results?

The steps to check the results are:

  • Visit the official website of TANUVAS University.
  • Now in the homepage go to the ‘News and Events’ section.
  • Now click on the ‘UG/PG Exams and Result option’.
  • A new page will open
  • Now fill with the desired course, semester, registration id etc.
  • Now the student will be redirected to a PDF that will contain the result of the student.
  • Finally, they can download or print the PDF for future use.

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TANUVAS, Chennai Placements

TANUVAS has a University Student Counselling and Placement Cell which is known to provide students with necessary guidance and grooming sessions to excel at developing skills required during an interview and to provide them with knowledge in the field of Veterinary, Food Technology, Dairy Technology and Poultry Technology by the experts for their placement in nationally and internationally reputed institutions or organisations. They are also known to organise various seminars, talks and lectures for the betterment of students and to impart them the necessary skills required for the job market. The college organises campus placement recruitments every year for the passing out students. Companies from the different sectors of the field reach out to the college campus to provide placement opportunities to the students. The average package varies as per different companies and students get job opportunities in both public and private sectors.

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TANUVAS, Chennai Scholarships

TANUVAS provides scholarships to its students to make its education more affordable to the students. Scholarships provided are based on the candidate's annual family income, category, merit etc. Institute also provides bank loan facilities to its students.

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TANUVAS, Chennai Facilities 

The University caters to the needs and essentials of the students so they can offer the best of facilities to go hand in hand with the learning process. The facilities they provide to the students and also to the teaching staff of faculty members are:

  • Sports and Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Health Services
  • Clinics
  • Wi-fi facility with audio-visual classrooms and
  • Centralised Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Career Counselling Cell
  • Stipend and Scholarship

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TANUVAS, Chennai Faculty 

The University imparts good quality education by the very dedicated and high qualified faculty members with years of experience in this teaching field. They are known to have a very friendly and helpful attitude toward students. The University has a total of 605-610 faculty members along with the Chancellor Shri. Banwarilal Purohit, Pro-chancellor Thiru Udumalai K Radhakrishnan and Vice-chancellor Dr. C Balachandran. Among the total teaching members there are professors, assistant professors, lecturers and graduate assistants as well with qualifications such as Ph.D, Post-graduate and M.Phil holders as well. The faculty is the main branch of the University that has strengthened the roots of the Institute with its large number of faculty members across different 27 departments.

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Ques. What is the address of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University? How many courses does the University offer?

Ans. TANUVAS is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in Chennai city. To be more specific the college is located in Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600051. The university offers 16 courses across different streams and disciplines ranging from UG to Research level programs. Out of which the MVSc (Master of Veterinary Science) has 22 specializations and Ph.D (Veterinary Science) has 20 specializations.

Ques. How many departments are there in TANUVAS University? 

Ans. The University has a total of 27 teaching Departments. The Departments are specifically created to cater to the studies related to Veterinary, Agricultural Sciences and Animal Sciences. The Institute tries to cover up almost all the disciplines under this field of study.

Ques. Does TANUVAS Chennai have any Anti-Ragging Cell and does the Institute offer hostel facilities?

Ans. No, so far known the University does not have any Anti-Ragging Cell. Though they take precautions and measures to avoid such cases and if found any they overcome it. Also, the University does not offer any hostel facilities to the students. So far, information about hostels is not found. In case any student is an outsider they need to find their own accomodation in options like mess or paying guests. 

Ques. Does the Institute offer any Distance Learning course?

Ans. Yes, the Institute of TANUVAS does offer Distance Learning courses. They offer PG Diploma and Certificate courses in the field of veterinary and animal sciences along with Skill-Development and Self-Employment courses as well.

Ques. Will there be any campus placements for veterinary students studying in the Telangana Veterinary Colleges?

Ans. In TANUVAS, we have a dedicated placement cell which maintains a database of graduates. They act as a bridge to link up graduates with their future employers. They also organize ‘pharmacy meets’ (and industry meet), wherein Pharmacy and Poultry industry personnel interview the final year grads and employ candidates with potential.