Dr. C Balachandran appointed as the new VC of TANUVAS

Pashu Sandesh, 02 April 2018

Dr. C Balachandran has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (TANUVAS). Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit cleared the appointment of Dr. Balachandran for the coveted post for the period of three years from the day of his appointment.

Dr. C Balachandran is an eminent Veterinary Pathologist and an academician par excellence. He has authored six books and published 350 research papers in the journals of repute. He was also instrumental in obtaining the ICAR accreditation for the Madras Veterinary College.

Dr. Balachandran had earlier worked as the Registrar of the Tanuvas between 2010 and 2013 and Dean of the Madras Veterinary College between 2015 and 2017. Dr. Balachandran has 21 years of experience as a professor and has specialized in Avian Mycotoxicoses / Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cancer Biology-Clinical, Experimental Pathology. He is responsible for establishment of cytological diagnosis at Madras Veterinary College. Nipple aspirate fluid cytology was developed as technology for early diagnosis mammary tumour in dogs. His major thrust areas of research are avian pathology, clinical oncology and experimental oncology.

Dr. Balachandran is presently working as the Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology at the College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry in Tripura.

Dr. Balachandran graduated from Madras Veterinary College during 1980 and obtained his Master and Ph.D. degrees from the same institute in Veterinary Pathology in the year 1983 and 1993 respectively. He is a PG Diploma holder in Agricultural Journalism (LLRUVAS, Hisar) and Ethnoveterinary Practices (TANUVAS). He joined the University as Assistant Professor at Poultry Research and Development Centre, Namakkal in the year 1980 and was elevated as Associate Professor in 1988 and Professor in 1996.

His worthy appointment as the new Vice-Chancellor should bring new air under the wings of already soaring TANUVAS which is ranked amongst the top ranking Veterinary Universities in India.

Pashu Sandesh wishes Dr. C Balachandran best of luck for all his future endeavors as the new VC of TANUVAS.