To fortify the campus infrastructure, VK Taneja, vice-chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), on Thursday laid foundation stones of two different units on the campus.
The two units comprise buildings that will accommodate School of Animal Biotechnology, School of Public Health and a small animal referral hospital.
Sources in the public relations department said the new buildings would have state-of-the-art laboratories, lecture and seminar halls, and central instrumentation lab with self-contained facilities to fulfil the research mandates of both the schools. The first building will have food safety and quality control laboratory, water testing, zoonotic disease diagnostic, pesticide residue analysis, heavy and toxic metal residue and drug residue analysis laboratories with latest facilities.
Sources said the second building was small animal referral hospital near the Silver Jubilee Block. With the increasing number of animal patients, there was a need to construct a new small animal referral hospital with latest facilities related to diagnostic and treatment. The new building would contain all diagnostic facilities under one roof which would include radiology, endoscopy, ultrasound, echocardiography, clinical laboratory and operation theatres with all advanced diagnostic equipment.
Meanwhile, SPS Sangha, directorate, students’ welfare and estate officer, said the projects would be completed in 18 months and combined cost would be about `25 crore.
“The buildings would be eco-friendly with solar heated water system and rain water harvesting and would include ramps and lifts as well,” Sangha added.