Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday gave approval to establish a new College of Veterinary Science and a Veterinary hospital along with Livestock Farm Complex at Rampura Phul in Bathinda district over an area of 25 hectares through Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).
A decision to this effect was taken by Badal during a meeting with the senior officers of the Animal Husbandry Dairy development & Fisheries department. Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry Dairy development & Fisheries apprised the Chief Minister that this College and Hospital will be built over 5 acres of land besides other related facilities. He further informed that GADVASU would undertake the entire project.
Emphasising the dire need to strengthen Veterinary education as well as generating more employment opportunities for the youth especially in rural sector, Badal asked the Vice Chancellor GADVASU to prepare a comprehensive plan to initiate new short term diploma courses for this new College, besides the regular degree course of B.V.Sc. & AH.