The Department of Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics was established in 1976 from the erstwhile Department of Veterinary Surgery & Gynaecology. The departmental faculty is involved in teaching animal reproduction, gynaecology and obstetrics to undergraduate & postgraduate students besides conducting research on reproductive problems faced by the dairy farmers, and on innovative ideas to enhance reproductive efficiency in the farm and pet animals. The outstanding outputs of the research are being extended to the dairy farmers through various extension programmes. Most of the faculty members have research experience in the developed countries either at doctorate or post doctoral level.
The department has been designated as ‘Centre of Advanced Studies/Centre of Advanced Faculty Training in Veterinary Gynaecology & Reproduction’ since 1995 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi under which the advanced training is imparted to the faculties from various State Agricultural Universities and ICAR institutes to enhance their professional capabilities.
The departmental faculty is also engaged in scientific pursuits such as organizing short national and international trainings covering various aspects of animal reproduction, and holding national symposia and workshops. Several renowned national and foreign scientists in the field of animal reproduction and endocrinology have visited the department and trained the faculty. A total of 115 postgraduate students (91 M.V.Sc. and 24 Ph.D.) have completed their degree in this department.