In a move to improve the animal husbandry and livestock sector, the Veterinary Council of India (VCI) has proposed Odisha government to open a separate veterinary university in the state.
VCI president, Narayan Mohanty has proposed the Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik to set up a separate veterinary university to improve research on various veterinary sciences. Speaking during the three-day Veterinary Pathology Congress-2013, VCI president pointed out that it is the lack of funds and infrastructure in both research and service sectors that are the main reasons for the unsatisfactory growth of veterinary sciences in India.
VCI is also contemplating to uniform the syllabus of all the veterinary colleges across India and customize it according to the local needs. The proposal is under active deliberation of the state government.