Uttar Pradesh Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go-Anusandhan Sansthan ( DUVASU), Mathura was established by Government of Uttar Pradesh through an Act No. 27 of 2001 on October 25, 2001, by carving out all the units of veterinary sciences and animal husbandry from C.S. Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur. Thus, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mathura became the main constituent college of DUVASU. The parent institution of this University had the distinction of being the first Veterinary College set up in independent India in 1947. It was the first Veterinary College in Asia to start with degree programme in Veterinary Science and to start post – graduate degree programmes in various disciplines of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in 1951, and the Ph.D. degree programme was started in 1953.
The DUVASU has been named after a great visionary and statesman – Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay, whose native place is in close proximity with Mathura and who propounded the philosophy of “Integrated Humanism”. He emphasized that the modern advances in science and technology should be oriented to uplift the economy of rural India and farming community. He was a connoisseur of traditional wisdom of Indian thinkers and a great supporter of natural resource management in crop and animal husbandry.
The mandate of the University is to (a) impart quality education in Veterinary and allied sciences (b) undertake need-based and basic research and (c) provide extension services to disseminate the technological knowhow to grass rot level for the benefit farmers and livestock owners.
UP Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Veterinary University & Gau-Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura, Mathura