Animal House

A Conventional central animal house facility is available in SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) for the teaching, training and research facilities and to meet the growing demand for high quality laboratory animals in emergent field of Experimental Pharmacology and medicine. A FELASA trained qualified veterinarian and technical personnel are always at hand to carry out research and keep it in accordance with the standards established by the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA). The CPCSEA approved the facility for Small animal Research for Education purpose.
This Central Animal House facility is a resource center for UG / PG students and faculty of various disciplines in SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University). It is here that B.Tech. and M.Tech. students receive an introduction to animal testing and observation, a vital part of live research. Use of good quality (genetically and microbiologically defined) animals is essential for obtaining reliable and reproducible results in biomedical research and for the production and testing of drugs. Most biomedical institutions, vaccine producing units and pharmaceutical concerns do not have their research and testing facilities. Setting up of an animal facility for production of good quality animals is very costly, time consuming and requires professionally qualified veterinary staffs. It is for this reason that the central animal house facility was established at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) at 2004 with the sole aim of promoting the laboratory animal research. Here students will also learn the ethical treatment of animals.

Activity

The activities of Central Animal House

  • Promoting basic and educational animal research.
  • Periodical Institutional Animal Ethic committee meeting
  • Invivo studies for PhD level and collaborative projects.
  • Mentoring approved scientific studies and animal welfare.
  • Training faculty and students for applied animal studies.