College of Avian Sciences and Management , Thiruvazhamkunnu

About college:

Poultry is one of the fast growing segments of the agricultural sector in India, with an average growth rate of 8 to 12 percent per annum. The value of output from poultry sector is $8.26 billion during 2010-11. India is ranked as the 3rd largest egg producer and the 4th largest meat producer in the world. According to I.C.A.R vision 2025, an increase in per capita availability of one egg will generate 50000 more jobs.

In Kerala, livestock including poultry has been traditionally practiced mainly as an extensive low input subsistence system integrated with crop production. It is an important livelihood sector and a major contributor to the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). Kerala achieved a growth rate of 8.03% in egg production during 2006-07 to 2010-11. However, the gap between the production and requirement of eggs is in the upward trend. Similarly, poultry meat production in the state is also increasing year after year. However, the per capita availability of poultry meat is still very low.

Considering the potential of poultry in addressing the problem of food security, employment and income generation, emphasis has to be given to this sector. It is in this background, the 11th meeting of the Management Council held on 20.12.2013 decided to establish a Faculty of Poultry Science in Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.

In consonance with the decision of the Management Council, sanction was accorded to establish a Faculty of Poultry Science under KVASU (Vide Order No. KVASU/DAR/Admin (2)/3557/13 dated 11-02-2014). Sanction was also accorded to establish a College of Avian Sciences and Management (CASM) and an Avian Research Station (ARS) at Thiruvazhamkunnu, Palakkad with different components. The notification on the formation of Faculty of Poultry Science and College of Avian Sciences and Management and Avian Research Station under the faculty was published in the Kerala Gazette on 27th October 2014 (Vol. III).

The College of Avian Sciences and Management is established at Thiruvazhamkunnu, Palakkad district in 2014 with the aim of providing quality education in all aspects related to poultry science so as to meet the increasing demand of skilled personnel required in the industry. The college is offering B.Sc. (Poultry Production and Business Management), a three year graduate programme from 2014 Academic year onwards. The course is designed with the objectives of crafting human resource management professionals with technical knowledge in poultry production, developing entrepreneurial skills to unemployed youth and equipping youth with different facets of Poultry production and business management. The college also aims at conducting need based research in poultry farming for helping the farmers. An Avian Research station is also located in the campus which comprises of various poultry farms, feed mill, hatchery unit etc. for providing hands own training to the students and also to supply quality inputs to the poultry farmers.

The College is having the following six departments.

  • Poultry Breeding and Genetics
  • Poultry Nutrition
  • Poultry Production Management
  • Avian Disease Management
  • Poultry Processing Technology
  • Poultry Business and Entrepreneurship
List of Academic Programme

Undergraduate Programme:

1. BSc PPBM (Poultry Production and Business Management)


Student Amenities:

Informatics lab

College of Avian Sciences and Management is equipped with an Air conditioned computer lab with 27 computers connected to 10 mbps broadband connection. This helps students in getting practical exposure on basic computer skills like MS word, MS excel, MS power point, browser, etc. and for accessing online resources for academic activities and knowledge building. IT lab is having a LCD projector facility for teaching purpose.

Seminar hall

A centralized air conditioned seminar hall with 150 seating capacity is available for conducting seminars, conferences and similar events.

Disease diagnostic laboratory

The disease diagnostic laboratory is equipped with facilities for conducting disease diagnosis, Microbiological tests and molecular tests.

Academic Cell

The academic cell functioning in the college undertakes all the academic activities under BSc PPBM programme. An Assistant Professor is in charge of academic cell and the cell is responsible for the implementation of academic programmes under the strict regulations.

Placement Cell cum Counselling Centre

The Institute helps each student in exploring placement opportunities by inviting various companies for campus recruitment of students who are in the final year of the programme and are likely to graduate at the end of the academic year.The final placements, at the Institute, are a result of very systematic interaction with the industry and continuous career counseling of the students. Right from the beginning of the programme, students are continuously counseled with regard to his/her career aspirations and options, which in turn is vigorously followed up with the potential companies for participating in the placement programme of the Institute. This helps the students in getting their ‘dream’ jobs, also assists the visiting placement companies in identifying the ‘right’ candidate for their organization.

Playground and recreation facilities

The college has adequate sports and games facilities to support the physical development of students. There is a large outdoor multipurpose playground (70m×45m) for sports like football, cricket and athletics. Courts for volley ball (18m×9m) and shuttle badminton (13.4m×5.18m) were established for the students. An indoor area offers facilities for table tennis, caroms and chess. Sports goods like javelin, discus, relay baton, cricket bat, cricket leg guard, thigh pad etc. were purchased and made available to the students. A physical instructor on working arrangement guides the students in various sports activities. Students were actively participating in inter collegiate and inter-agri sports meets every year. A college yoga club was started with a one week yoga training programme and the students are practicing yoga regularly.

Students Canteen

Canteen facilities are available to students and staff. The canteen provides food to students at subsidized rates.

Ladies hostel

College of Avian Sciences and Management provide hostel facilities for girls within the campus itself. The lady students are being accommodated in one floor of the Farmers’ Training Centre in the campus. A matron and a resident tutor are residing in hostel to take care of the students. Hostel provides a disciplined, safe, calm, hygienic and peaceful atmosphere for students for their studies as well as personal growth. The rooms are well spacious and equipped with the basic necessities like cots, study tables, chairs, fans, shelf, wash rooms, washing and drying area etc.

The hostel has all the facilities like electricity and water connection, 24 hour security guard supervision, fencing, easy road access, water purifiers for each floor, first aid box, TV, newspaper and magazines, computer, refrigerator, induction cooker, napkin destroyer, washing area, cleaning personnel, facilities for indoor and outdoor games such as badminton court, caroms board, table tennis, etc.

Men’s hostel

The College of Avian Sciences and Management has a well-furnished men’s hostel with ample space for accommodation along with recreational facilities. The hostel building has facility to house 48 inmates. There are 14 rooms of which 12 are double rooms and 2 are dormitories. There are sufficient toilet facilities attached to the hostel. The students are provided with a TV room, carroms board and Table tennis and floodlit badminton court for their recreation. A resident tutor is appointed in the hostel who is provided a guest room for extending academic support to the students in the hostel. The hostel is equipped with facilities such as electricity and water connection, 24 hour security guard supervision, fencing, easy road access, water purifiers for each floor, first aid box, TV, newspaper and magazines, computer and internet, washing area, cleaning personnel, facilities for indoor and outdoor games such as badminton court, caroms board, table tennis, etc.

Hostel Annexe

This facility is used to accommodate first year students during anti-ragging period. It has the capacity to accommodate 4 students per room.

Library Facilities

Academic Libraries plays an important role in the fields of formal education especially in higher education. The primary mission of this library is to support the educational and research programs of the College of Avian Sciences & Management under Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University by providing physical and intellectual access to information, consistent with the present and the anticipated educational and research functions of the institute.

Our institution started its functioning only in the year 2014, a young institution compared to others under Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. So the collection of the documents also less, compared to other libraries. The most of the collection includes poultry, avian & management studies. A good collection of well-known literary works, books helpful to face competitive examinations, books providing psychological inspiration, biographies etc. also are equal in numbers.

The college Library use modern technologies prevailing in the field of Information science and Technology and fully automated one. Koha is a full-fledged Integrated Library Management Software. We use it for the management of the Library resources since the beginning of the College Library. The OPAC facility is familiar and widely used by the users. It available only in intranet and available in internet soon. Dspace is used to sore and distribute the digital documents of the Library. Amazon Kindle ebook devices are available to the users to experience e-ink technology devices. At present using barcode to circulate documents and will be shifted to RFID technologies soon.

Student Organisations functioning: (eg. Students Union, NCC/RVC, SS)

Student’s Union

As in every college in India, the Students' Union of CASM, Thiruvazhamkunnu is dedicated to social, organizational and co-curricular activities of students. Union encourages the spirit of comradeship, secularism and patriotism, and inculcate democratic values in students. There are various associations like Athletic Association, Social Service League, Arts Club, Planning Forum, Literary and Debating Club, Film and Photography etc. subordinate to the College Union to achieve the objectives of the Union. Different clubs work together to organize debates, seminars, work squads, tour parties and other important activities.


Parent Teacher Association:

Parent Teacher Association was started at CASM with a mission to make the college a better place for students to learn. Parents of students work together with faculty members to volunteer in classes, raise money for school supplies, and generally support the school's efforts. The PTA undertakes various activities in co-operation with the faculty members for the welfare of the students. It also works for the development of students who are financially backward.

Present Office Bearers



Mobile No


Dr. G. Girish Varma



Sri. TS Pramod


Vice President

V. Sunrahmanian



P. Pradeep Kumar


Executive Members:

Johnson TC



Sheeba TC






Nasar S



Alumni association activities:

Major awards and achievement of students and faculty (during last 10 years, table form)

SL. No


Awards/ Achievements

Awards by Faculty



Dr.Vineetha PG- Best poster award for the research article entitled “Lactobacillus isolate from GI tract of quail inhibits the growth of E.coli.” in XXX Conference of Indian Poultry Science Association and National Symposium (IPSACON -2013)



Dr.Vineetha PG- Young scientist award in IPSACON 2014 (annual conference of Indian Poultry Science Association)

Dr.Vineetha PG - Kothandaraman memorial award, awarded in IPSACON 2014 (annual conference of Indian Poultry Science Association)



Dr.Vineetha PG - Best MVSc thesis award for thesis entitled, "Metagenomic analysis of gut microflora of guinea fowl for identification and evaluation of probiotic Lactobacillus sp.” awarded in IPSACON 2015

Awards by Students



  • The Project submitted by Mr. Mujeeb Rahman of CASM, Thiruvazhamkunnu was selected in Idea Challenge for Innovative Projects conducted by Samrambak Mithra.



  • Students from the college were actively participated in the intercollegiate athletics. Jenin .T J of 2018 bagged second prize in 200 m event, Sreenadh, P R of 2019 bagged first prize in long jumb with meet record, Hrishikesh of 2019 bagged second prize in 1500m and second prize in 400 m relay by Sreenadh, Darshan, Akhiljith and Jenin


Major Achievements of the institute:

Organised IPSACON 2015

The 32nd Annual Conference and National Symposium (IPSACON 2015) at College of Avian Sciences and Management, Thiruvazhamkunnu, Palakkad district from 19th to 21st of November 2015. The programme was inaugurated by Shri. Justice (Retd.) P. Sathasivam, Hon’ble Governor of Kerala. The conference was focused on the theme “Clean and Green Poultry Production” to address the possibilities for environment friendly poultry production and also the different strategies for effective waste disposal.

Various sessions were conducted in the symposia on Waste Management Systems in Poultry Operations, Poultry Housing, Management and Technology, Poultry Nutrition, Poultry Health and Welfare, Poultry Production and Biotechnology, Diversified Poultry Production, Value Addition of Poultry Egg and Meat, Poultry Breeding and Genetics, Poultry Science Education and Poultry Marketing and Economics. Around 300 delegates from different parts of the country attended the program.

DBT Project

A DBT funded project entitled “Genetic up-breeding of duck production to strengthen livelihood security in NER of India by converging conventional and molecular techniques” on Duck Improvement for NER (North-East Region) in Consortium Mode - by Dr.Stella Cyriac, Assistant Professor, CASM as Principal investigator and Dr.Vineetha P.G., Assistant Professor, CASM as co-investigator. Sanction was accorded for the implementation of the project at a total cost of Rs. 26326000 (Rupees Two Crores Sixty Three Lakhs Twenty Six Thousand Only) for a period of 3 Years from July, 2018. An amount of Rs. 3933008 (Rupees Thirty nine lakhs thirty three thousand and eight only) has been sanctioned to CASM for the implementation of the project.

IEDC Centre funded by KSUM

New IEDC (Innovation Entrepreneurship Development Centre) at CASM Thiruvazhamkunnu has been started and the funding is done by KSUM (Kerala start-up Mission) from 2018-19 onwards. It aims at conducting various events for acquiring and developing the skills of the students.

ICAR – NAHEP Innovation Grant

The college has been granted Rs.1 Crore as Innovation Grant of the National Higher Education Project (NAHEP), jointly funded by the World Bank and Government of India. The NAHEP has been formulated by ICAR with a total cost of US$ 165 million, aiming to develop resources and mechanism for supporting infrastructure, faculty and student advancement. It also provides means for better governance and management of agricultural universities, in turn, to develop a holistic model to raise the national standard of agricultural education on par with the global agriculture education standards for generating more jobs/entrepreneurship. The Innovation Grant, spreading for three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22, will be utilized to improve the academic infrastructure and institutional capacity building of CASM leading to accreditation by ICAR. The Innovation Grant will be utilized for the development of various infrastructure and for conducting various programmes for the enhancement of knowledge and skills of the faculty and students to improve their potential and to ensure better service to the society. The project envisages setting up of research laboratories in disease diagnosis, feed analysis and meat products quality control. The research and development of new technologies can be taken up along with addressing the need based issues of poultry farmers of the state. The advancements in the institute will also help in fostering business incubation in poultry sector among students of KVASU and farmers of Kerala, leading to employment generation and financial stability.

Student placements

Year/ Batch

No.of students placed


2014 Admn.


SUGUNA Foods Ltd, Hosur



Brahmagiri project, Wayanad



Govt hatchery, trivandrum












Kerala Chicken project



Livestock inspector



Ollur hatchery



SUGUNA Institute of Poultry Management, Udumalpet






Venkiteshwara Ltd, Hosur



Houbara breeding centre, Qatar



SUGUNA Foods Ltd, Kerala

2015 Admn.


International Institute for Wild Life Research ,Qatar



K.M chicken, Alanallur



Poultry fram, Trivandrum



Kerala Chicken project



Falconers poultry club, Abhu dhabi



Suguna Foods ltd, Kerala



Govt poultry farm ,Lakshadweep



Non-poultry sector


Photos and Name of Dean/Special Officer, Associate Dean and AO with phone numbers and mail IDs

Dr. G. Girish Varma

Special Officer amd Dean i/c

College of Avian Sciences and Management

Thiruvazhamkunnu PO, Palakkad, 678601

Mobile No: 9446229673

E-Mail ID: girish@kvasu.ac.in

RTI: Name, address and contact details of the person responsible

Dr. G. Girish Varma

Dean, Public Information Officer

College of Avian Sciences and Management

Thiruvazhamkunnu PO, Palakkad 678601

Mobile No: 9446229673

E-Mail ID: girish@kvasu.ac.in

Contact us:Address, Mail ID, Phone numbers:

College of Avian Sciences and Management

Thiruvazhamkunnu PO

Alanallur via

Palakkad Dist, Kerala 678601

pfso@kvasu.ac.in , casmt@kvasu.ac.in

Phone No: 04924 208 206

Any information to be mentioned in the web page than those mentioned above

Campus / Building Photos

D:photosBuilding blocks CASM& ARSDSCN3205.JPG

Men's Hostel

Women's Hostel







Hostel Annexe


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