Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU) is one of an autonomous Agricultural University, which was formed under the Karnataka Act no.9 of 2004 that is known as Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries University Act of 2004 and published in the Karnataka Gazette field Extra-Ordinary on the 23rd day of February, 2004 .It is completely started functioning from the 1 April, 2005.
The University was set up the exclusively for the development of education and learning; conduct of research, examination and extension education and transfer the rural oriented technologies and provide the innovations in the areas of Veterinary, Animal, Dairy and Fisheries Sciences in Karnataka.
The KVAFSU is governed by its Board of Management which which directs the University's polices as per the procurement of act and statues.KVAFSU offers the three undergraduate programmes at its' constituent colleges located in 5 campuses in Veterinary, Dairy Technology (D.Tech.) and Fisheries (B.F.Sc). KVAFSU offers Master degree in various subjects approx. 24 and Doctoral degree in 19 subjects. The logo of the University is inscribed with the slogan Farmers Friendly Farmers Friendly and Rural Oriented, which emphasizes the importance given to betterment of farming community.
The University administration provide the complete facilities which support of the finance Committee and maintain the Academic matters by the Board of Studies of Faculties and the Academic Council, while the Research Council and Extension Education Council having a authority to decide the research and extension activities of the University, respectively.
The KVAFSU headquarters is located at the Nandinagar Campus, Bidar, which is the northern most district of the state.
· Veterinary College, Bangalore
· Veterinary College, Nandinagar, Bidar
· Veterinary College, Shimoga
· College of Fisheries, Kankanady, Mangalore
· Dairy Science College, Bangalore
· Dairy Science College, Gulbarga
· Veterinary College, Hassan.
The mission of the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar, is to endeavor hard and give initiative in instructing, examination and expansion training administrations identified with veterinary and creature sciences, dairy sciences, fisheries and other associated sciences. The University Endeavor is to keep pace with new outskirts of science and contemporary improvements to be socially and in fact applicable.