Krantisinh Nana Patil College of Veterinary Science, Shirwal Dist. Satara,
Phone No: (02169) 244 227, Fax: (02169) 244 243
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
KRANTISINH NANA PATIL COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENCE SHIRWAL : TWO AND HALF DECADES OF EXCELLENCE IN VETERINARY EDUCATION
The institute offers B. V. Sc & A. H. degree program of five year's duration as per the Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education – 2008 (MSVE-2008) prescribed by the Veterinary Council of India, New Delhi with annual intake capacity of 32 students. The post-graduate programme leading to the degree of M.V.Sc. as per the guidelines prescribed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi is offered in11 disciplines with overall annual intake capacity of 22 students. In last 25 years, over 600 students have completed their B. V. Sc & A. H. degree programme from this institute; while 50 students acquired M.V.Sc. degree in various disciplines of Veterinary and Animal Science.
The KNPCVS Shirwal now is one of the most rapidly growing Veterinary institutes in the country with excellent infrastructure facilities including faculty buildings A & B, State of the Art Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (TVCC), Central Instrumentation Facility and Instructional Livestock Farm Complex (ILFC). Most of the departments of the college have been accommodated in faculty buildings A and B where adequate space required as per minimum standards of VCI has been provided. The laboratories of the different departments are well equipped with the instruments and equipment required for Veterinary education and research.
Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (TVCC)
The TVCC of the institute is functioning in newly constructed building where all the facilities ideally required for TVCC viz. OPD, large animal operation theatre, small animal operation theatre, intensive care unit, diagnostic laboratory, physiotherapy unit, radiography unit, ultrasonography unit, in-patient wards for large and small animals, conference hall, accommodation for farmers and resident doctors etc. have been created. The TVCC has been developed into the State of the Art facility with the advent grant received under RKVY project. It is well equipped with ultramodern equipments viz. C-arm and digital x-ray, physiotherapy equipment, theloresectoscope, feroscope, endoscope, laparoscope, laser thermoscan, faco-emulsification unit, dental scalar, ophthalmoscope, inhalation anesthesia machines for small and large animals, electro cautery, cryosurgery unit, ultrasonography, multipara patient monitor, pulse oxymeter, ECG machine etc. An animal ambulance with facility for lifting the sick animals using hydraulic system has recently been provided by the University.
Diagnostic laboratory cum central instrumentation facility (CIF)
The CIF developed under the RKVY project consists of different laboratories viz. tissue culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, histopathology, stem cell, toxicology etc. The CIF is well equipped with modern equipments required for animal disease diagnosis and research viz. real time PCR, Thermal cycler, Gel documentation system, ELISA Reader, Spectrophotometer, HPLC system, automatic blood analyzer, automatic biochemistry analyzer, BOD incubator, CO2 incubator, fluorescent microscope, automatic tissue processor, refrigerated centrifuge, deep freeze etc. These facilities are fully utilized by the faculty members and post graduate students for animal disease diagnosis and research.
Instructional livestock farm complex (ILFC)
The major livestock units established under ILFC include Khillar cattle unit, Pandharpuri buffalo unit, Sangamneri goat unit and Deccani sheep unit. Besides this, the college has developed a piggery unit under the RKVY project. The Department of Poultry Science has established a broiler and layer unit and a turkey farm developed under RKVY project. The efforts to establish a horse unit are in progress. The agriculture farm of the college spread over 15 ha of land is used for production of fodder crops viz. Maize, Lucerne, Jowar, DHN-6, BHN-10 etc. It is fully equipped with the modern agricultural implements and irrigation systems viz. drip and sprinklers. The facilities available at ILFC are utilized for teaching of students as well as for demonstration to the farmers visiting the institute
Two hostels are available at KNPCVS, Shirwal for accommodation of students; Subhanmangal boy's hostel with accommodation capacity of 160 students and Krantijyoti girl's hostel with capacity of 40 girl students. Both the hostels have adequate facilities viz. common room with television sets, student's mess; water purification system, solar water heating system, telephone, internet, inverters etc.
The institute provides adequate opportunities to its students for participation in different co-curricular activities including sports, cultural and other events. The students of the college regularly participate in the events organized at state level viz. Aswamedh – inter-university sports festival; Indradhanushya – inter-university cultural festival; Avishkar – inter- university research festival. Apart from this, the students also participate in quiz contests, table-tennis and badminton tournaments conducted at national level.
The institute started its functioning on 12th December, 1988 with B.V.Sc. and A.H. degree programme of four and half year's duration which was revised in 1995 to five years duration as per the Minimum Standards of Veterinary Council of India, New Delhi. The post-graduate programme that was initiated in 2001in two disciplines was expanded in 2008 in additional 9 disciplines. One of the remarkable achievements of this institute has been the excellent academic environment it has been able to provide to its students which would be evident from the outstanding performance registered by its alumni in different sectors. The students of this college have consistently performed well in the All India ICAR JRF entrance test conducted at National level and on three occasions in past ten years the student of this college has topped in this test securing first rank (Dr. Sachin Mulik – 2005; Dr. Somnath Bhojane – 2009 and Dr. Sujit Kolangat – 2011). In last 25 years 689 students graduated from this institute of which 126 i.e. almost 20% succeeded in securing admission to M.V.Sc. through this entrance test. Several alumni of this college have completed their higher studies from reputed institutes abroad and are working in countries like US, UK, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Netherlands etc. in various capacities. Similarly, several students are at present pursuing post-graduation abroad. Apart from excellent performance in academic and research field, several alumni of this college have done exceedingly well in administrative services. Dr. Girish Kumar Mishra an alumnus of this college has recently been selected in the cadre of IAS.
TAlong with teaching, the institute is committed for need based and farmer friendly research. The college has completed research projects worth Rs. 829.12 Lakh till 2015 and three research projects worth Rs.187 Lakh are currently in progress. Most of the projects focused on the sustainable rural livelihood security, capacity building and development of entrepreneurial skills in farmers, rural youths and women.
The College is actively involved in the extension education programmes for the benefit of farmers, dairy co-operatives, poultry farmers and entrepreneurs. Training programmes on dairy, goat, poultry, turkey farming, and dairy products are organized for the farmers regularly. Refresher courses/Training programs are organized for veterinarians and para-veterinarians in joint collaboration with the state Department of Animal Husbandry. During the year 2015-16, we organized nine training programmes for farmers and entrepreneurs in which 369 beneficiaries participated. Similarly, three refresher trainings were organized for officers of Department of Animal Husbandry in which 57 officers were trained. The college regularly extends its services for organizing special health camps in draught affected areas of Satara and Sangli districts. The college has adopted two villages where services related to animal husbandry and veterinary are regularly offered by the experts. Animal Health Camps, Vaccination Camps, and Special Camps for demonstration of improved livestock management practices, livestock farmer's rallies, training program for rural women, on farm demonstration, self-employment training programs for unemployed youth and farmer's meets are organized regularly.