Our mission is to ensure enlightenment and empowerment of students by imparting advanced knowledge in the fields of animal, dairy and fishery sciences by adopting innovative, efficient and effective strategies. We will strive for creating rural employment economic prosperity and well being of the resource-poor farming community in the state through viable and vibrant research and impact maxing extension education services and growth oriented and facultyfriendly practices. We will contribute to public health research and with an ultimate aim to enrich human nutrition and welfare.
By using the latest technologies, we will make education meaningful, relevant, universally accessible, intellectually stimulating and professionally challenging. We will create environment for conducting need based high-quality research, applying the best outreaching strategies and practices, leveraging the strength of our network of constituent colleges and affiliated institutes. We shall produce and offer well trained highly competent manpower and hi-tech newer technologies for enhancing productivity, augmenting production quality and safety of the livestock products, without compromising animal welfare. This will be done through a wide range of capacity development programmes for field workers, livestock holders, dairymen and fishermen for bringing about the total metamorphosis of livestock, Dairy and Fishery sectors in the state of Maharashtra.
In order to achieve the objectives of excellence in education and research, it will be imperative to bring about radical changes in the University organization: Following changes would be necessary for which amendment to the current Act will be required:
(1) The faculty will have to be made responsive to changed scenario and will have to be explicitly responsible and accountable to achieve excellence in the given area of specialization, earn national and international recognition and to bring funds and schemes to the University. The present system of 'total service security' to 'tenure-track' service security will be implemented.
System of attracting 'best brain' as faculty by giving 'salary incentives' will be developed in consultation with Government. The methodology to get rid of lower-than-bench-mark performance by external reviewing against specific set targets will be evolved and implemented.
(2) Instead the present Executive Council, the Board of Management be constituted on lines of ITTs and IIMs with the persons of high merit and excellence being its members to be appointed by the Chancellor being head of the University, as envisaged in ICAR MODEL ACT.
(3) The method of appointment of 'Vice-Chancellor' who is the 'Principal Executive' of the University also needs to be properly defined, made broad-based and attractive to the best suitable and available nationally.
In order to implement the programs within the scheduled time frame from 2005 to 2025, the total span may be divided into three phases (a) Initial Phase of infrastructure development, (b) Execution phase and (c) Consolidation Phase. The first phase would be of 6 years whereas the other phases will be of 7 years, each. Keeping in view the avowed objectives expressed in the University Act passed by both the Houses, for the first phase the state Government will be asked to provide one-time grants for specific infrastructure initiatives. Efforts will also be made to get funding from national and international agencies for specific projects. For generating funds, innovative schemes of utilizing available land on BOT or techno-commercial-basis would also be encouraged.