Kamdhenu University, A State Public University Established bu Govt. of Gujarat.

Veterinary And Animal Sciences Research Council
Veterinary And Animal Sciences Research Council

Veterinary And Animal Sciences Research Council

Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research Council (VASRC) of Kamdhenu University has been constituted as per the Clause No. 25 (1) of Kamdhenu University Act 2009 as under.

  • The Vice-Chancellor, Ex-Officio Chairman
  • The Director of Animal Husbandry, Gujarat State or his representative not below the rank of Joint Director, Ex-Officio
  • Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG), Makhdoom, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh (03-08-2015)
  • The Commissioner of Fisheries, Gujarat State or his representative, not below the rank of Joint Commissioner, Ex-Officio
  • The Directors, Ex-Officio
  • The Deans/Principals of Faculties, Ex-Officio
  • The Deans of the Colleges, Ex-Officio
  • One Head of Department from each college to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor, by rotation, in the manner as may be prescribed.

One Head of Department from each College nominated by the Vice Chancellor, by rotation, in the manner as may be prescribed.

Four Members from the Research Scientists of whom two Members from the Faculty of Veterinary Science and one each from the Faculty of Dairy and Fisheries, nominated by the Vice Chancellor, on rotational basis.

One eminent Scientist in the field of Veterinary and Allied Sciences from outside the University, nominated by the Vice Chancellor.

The term of Members other then the Ex-Officio Members shall be of two years.

Functions and duties of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research Council (VASRC) are as under:

  • To monitor and determine the research priorities of the University area.
  • To be responsible for Agriculture and Allied Sciences Research in the University.
  • To advise the Board of Management on policy matters of research.
  • To plan, execute and manage the research activities in the University efficiently.
  • To organise and co-ordinate research programmes on Agriculture and Allied Sciences in the University.
  • To review critically ongoing research programme and make suggestions to Board of Management to continue or to abandon or to modify the on-going scheme.
  • To approve Research Projects and consider Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues submitted by the Research Scientists/Institutions/ Departments.
  • Public private partnership mode in research.
  • To make recommendations in respect of the following :
    • Transfer of research recommendations to the Scientists/Farming Community and Industry through the Extension Agencies.
    • Allocation of funds to Research Schemes and Projects.
    • The terms and conditions for acceptance of the Research Projects/Consultancy Projects and funds thereof.
    • Formulation of research programmes and projects undertaken or to be undertaken by the various Agricultural University units in the State in the field of Agriculture.
    • Physical and fixed facilities required for implementing research projects.
    • Integration of research with extension education and teachings in University and participation of research workers in teaching and extension education for their work.
    • Orienting research to meet farmers needs.
    • To give advice and accept the reports of ongoing/completed research schemes by the scientists concerned.
  • To perform such other duties and functions as may be referred to from time to time by the Board of Management and the other authorities of the University as well as the Council of State Agricultural Universities.

The meetings of the Research Council shall be held regularly as and when necessary. However, the same shall be held at least once in a year. The Chairman may convene special meeting of the Research Council at any time, if required.

Veterinary and Animal Science Research Council (VASRC)

RESEARCH PROJECTS under Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research Council (VASRC)



  • Prevalence of diseases of animals & birds at Veterinary Hospital of Kamdhenu University.
  • Comparative morphological study of hair of different animals.
  • Evaluate electronic cow-side test for diagnosis of Subclinical Ketosis in Bovines.
  • Effect of FMD vaccination on production and reproduction in the cows and buffaloes.
  • Etiodiagnosis of bacterial mastitis in milch animals of Himmatnagar Taluka, Gujarat.
  • Study on existing farm hygiene practices in correlation with mammary gland and hoof affections in milch animals.
  • Expression of selected biomarker candidate genes to confer in vitro maturation of oocytes in Indian buffaloes.


  • Dynamics of vaginal metabiota during estrous cycle and its association with reproductive hormones in Bubalus bubalis.
  • Epidemiological surveillance of important diseases of cattle and buffaloes in milk shed area of Sabarkantha district
  • Study of Animal Husbandry practices in dairy animals of Sabarkantha district in relation to women empowerment.



  • Nanotechnology based dipstick for the instant detection of milk adulterants.
  • Identification of “signature sequence” associated with raw milk quality and safety of dairy products: A metagenomics approach.
  • Development of Carrot juice based reduced sugar milk drink.
  • Physico-chemical and sensory characteristics of market samples of Peda sold in Saurashtra region of Gujarat State.
  • Study of novel preservatives alternative to formalin.
  • Characterization of ghee prepared from sheep milk and evaluation of its shelf life during storage.


  • Bio-Conjugation of iron oxide/gold nanoparticles for the detection of Aflatoxin M1 in milk.
  • Development of probiotics fortified Soy food for health and nutritional benefits of elderly population.
  • Detection of oil adulteration in milk by chromatographic methods in-tandem with chromogenic methods.
  • Development of low calorie fibre enriched milk-beetroot based Burfi.
  • Process optimization of milk based peanut Thabdi.
  • Quality assessment of market samples of Paneer sold in Amreli District.
  • Study on process standardization and optimization of reduced sugar fennel based Lassi.



  • Mapping of Endo- and Ectoparasites in some freshwater fishes along reservoirs of Sabarkantha District, Gujarat.
  • Status of fish disease and health management practices in rural freshwater aquaculture of Tapi District of Gujarat.
  • Survey study on socio-economic status of fish farmers and fishermen of Tapi District, Gujarat.


  • Complete nutritional profiling of few locally available ingredients to design economically viable aqua feeds.
  • Comparative study of integrated farming of Indian major carps with mussel (Lamellidens marginalis) and Indian major carps.
  • A pilot project on the feasibility of Inland Saline Aquaculture at Bhamsara.
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