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College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences(COVAS), established in 1987 vide Govt. Resolution No. MKV-1086/CR-128-A dated 17th September, 1987, under Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani.Alongwith its historical background,  The place is well known as the home tract of renowned Deoni cattle & Marathwadi buffalo breeds and the outskirts are known for Red Kandhari, Osmanabadi goats and Deccani sheep.

H o n ' b l e V i c e - C h a n c e l l o r

Dr. Niteen Patil has taken over the charge of Vice-Chancellor of Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University on 10th August 2023. He is adjudged as world’s significant Camel researcher—one amongst 20 world scientists and led to NRC Camel to be 4th best Institute working on camel research.

Associate Dean

Dr. Nandkumar Z. Gaikwad born on 16th July 1965. He graduated in Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from COVAS, Parbhani and obtained masters and doctoral degrees in Veterinary Biochemistry from COVAS, Parbhani. He has published many research articles, abstracts, extension articles in newspapers, etc.

The Campus

Over the years the college has developed its infrastructure, with three phase building and well equipped laboratories in various departments and has adopted VCI pattern of veterinary education. The campus is located about 3.5 kms from the city, but well connected. The college campus is further enriched by establishment of UNIVERSITY SUB-CENTRE mainly for the research and extension over local and regional breeds.