RIVER is in its 25th year. From the thatched-hut class rooms in 1994, to the smart class room of 2019, the Campus changed and grew. The buildings mushroomed amidst the green, serene landscape blending with the nature. The pedagogic pattern changed based on the VCI in the last 25 years. But what did not change is the distinctiveness of RAGACOVAS /RIVER: an institution with impeccable imprint on “quality veterinary education” concomitantly committed with “progress of the community”. The reputation has been the consequence of continued contributions by many great visionaries from the Government, Deans, Veterinary Council of India, Pondicherry University, Faculty and Staff since 1994. Some of them are not with us today. But their deeds of dedication on which the foundation of this noble lighthouse of knowledge is built on, still reverberate and lead RIVER. Students who passed out from this Institute are our testimony. Serving in different sectors (as practitioners, researchers in Government Institutes, Laboratories, Universities, NGOs, Army, Civil services, entrepreneurs..) in different parts of the Globe, they carry the message of “quality teaching” producing “Citizen-vets”. Animals (including livestock and poultry) are an integral part of the existence of the Planet. Co-existence of humans with other living beings is key to a “survivable” and sustainable environment for the future, as it is always. The education here as per the VCI, emphasise on the overall personality of the student to help understand and explore life, through the medium of veterinary science. Staff and students sincerely commit to live up to the expectations of the Society. The changes in the Society (owing to the phenomena such as increasing technologies, globalisation, and liberalisation) are accelerating at an unprecedented pace, which the world has never witnessed. RIVER earnestly endeavour to raise to this speed and responses happening around. Veterinarians are unique in that they leave the paws and hooves print along with their foot prints for history to decipher. RIVER attempts to create the best ones!
Prof. S. Ramkumar