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The Uttar Pradesh Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura come into existence on Oct.25, 2001, by an Act of Govt, of Uttar Pradesh (Act No. 27 of 2001).

Brij area is known since time immemorial for Lord Krishna and its animal wealth, particularly cows. There are large number of Gaushalas in and around Mathura having hundreds and thousands of cows. The whole of Brij Kshetra is famous for its milk and milk products (doodh, dahi, maklian, pera etc.). Recognizing the importance of livestock of this area, the erstwhile U.P. College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry was established in Mathura by Govt. of U.P. in 1947, It was the first Veterinary College in Asia to confer the degree in Veterinary Sciences. Ever since the establishment of this College, it has contributed significantly not only in terms of number of graduates and post-graduates of high scholastic order, but also quality research of national and distinction of having its alumni holding high positions in India and abroad as teachers, research workers, policy makers, consultants and administrators.

In the year 1975, this College was made a constituent College of newly established C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur.

However, keeping in view the requirement of trained and competent manpower in the field of Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and other allied disciplines and also to give a fillip to research on different aspects of cattle production, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh established U.P. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyanvishwavidyalaya Evam Go-Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura the fourth Veterinary University in the country and the Veterinary College, Mathura become the first constituent College of the University. The University is located on the Mathura - Agra road and is about 5 km from Mathura Junction railway station and 4 km from new bus stand. The main campus of the University is spread over a vast land area of 782.32 acres in Mathura Cantt and about 1400 acres at Madhurikund, about 20 km from the main campus.

The objectives and mandate of the University is :

    (i) To impart quality education in Veterinary and allied sciences

    (ii) To undertake need-based and basic research; and

To provide extension services to disseminate the research findings and knowledge to farmers and livestock owners.

The new Veterinary University', in addition to the Colleges of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, will have the following faculties too in the near future, which would be started in a phased manner:

   (a) College of Fisheries
   (b) College of Biotechnology
   (c) College of Livestock Products Technology
   (d) College of x\nimal Industry and Business Management
   (e) College of Postgraduate studies

The Go-Anusandhan Sansthan is a unique feature of this University and first of its kind in India. It would provide latest facilities for research on various aspects related to cattle, its products and by-products.

The first contituent college of the University is Veterinary College, which is one of the premier Veterinary Colleges of India. The College caters to the needs of trained manpower for the State of U.P. as well as other States by carrying out teaching, research and extension education programmes pertaining to livestock production and health.

The College offers the following programmes of study:

   (i) B.V.Sc. & A.H. (5 year degree programme) as per Veterinary Council of India standards.
   (ii) M.V.Sc. (2 year degree programme)
   (iii) Ph.D. (Research work)

The Post-graduate study leading to award of M.V.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees is conducted trough traditional system of education and degrees are awarded in 15 subjects. College has the following wee-established departments:   
   (i) Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
   (ii) Veterinary Physiology
   (iii) Veterinary Biochemistry
   (iv) Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
   (v) Veterinary Parasitology
   (vi) Veterinary Microbiology
   (vii) Veterinary Pathology
   (viii) Veterinary Public Health
   (ix) Animal Nutrition
   (x) Animal Genetics and Breeding
   (xi) Livestock Production and Management
   (xii) Livestock Products Technology
   (xiii) Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics
   (xiv) Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
   (xv) Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence
   (xvi) Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
   (xvii) Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension
   (xviii) Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex
   (xix) Poultry Science

All the Department are having highly qualified Faculty Members and good laboratory facilities.