Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER) The Pondicherry Veterinary College Society (PVCS) is governed by the Board of Governors headed by Thiru.S.Velmurugan as the Chairman. There are 12 Members on the Board of Governors with the Secretary (Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare), Government of Puducherry as the Vice-Chairman and the Dean as Member-Secretary. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research is fully funded by the Government of Puducherry. The Institute is spread over an area of 59.21 acres at Kurumbapet, Puducherry and located about 7 kms from the main town. The campus is divided into Zone A which is the Main Campus housing the Administrative Block, Academic Blocks, Central Library, Instructional Farm Complex, Fodder Demonstration Farm, Canteen, Students' Cooperative Store and Aviary cum Fish Pond; Zone B located also at Kurumbapet has the student hostels for boys and girls, gymnasium and the staff residential quarters. Zone C located at Mettupalayam is about 2 kms from Zone A where the Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (TVCC) functions. Since its inception the college has made a spectacular progress owing to the excellent support extended by the Board of Governors and the Government of Puducherry.