Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, has been ranked first among the 14 state veterinary universities in the country, as per the ranking of agricultural universities and research institutes conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, for 2016-17.
The ICAR initiated ranking of universities and research institutions with the objective of improving the standard of higher agricultural education in tune with the global scenario.
Ranking was based on several parameters, including student and faculty profile, student placements, research publications and citations, patents, technologies generated and transferred to farmers, resource generated and linkages.
GADVASU vice-chancellor Dr Amarjit Singh Nanda applauded the achievement and congratulated the faculty, staff and students for their dedication and devotion in serving the institution as well as the farming and veterinary community.
He said in a short period of 11 years since 2006, GADVASU had grown rapidly and made significant contributions in livestock research, teaching and extension.
While sharing this achievement Dr Nanda said the university had signed bilateral memoranda of understanding (MoU) with 50 national and more than 10 international agencies to promote and strengthen research programme in veterinary, dairy and fisheries sectors.