The birth of the Apollo College of Veterinary Medicine, Jaipur on Oct 6, 2003 has opened a new chapter in the history of privatization of Veterinary education in the Country. It is the frist private veterinary college in the state of Rajasthan and the entire country under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The college started as an American dream with two NRI veterinary doctors Dr. Srinivasan Ramanathan and Dr. Raj Ishwar D.Khare. Their dream came to a reality when their guru and mentor Dr. Sohan singh Rathore joined handswith them. It has become possible due to the culmination of joint and concerted efforts on the part of these veterinarians which is a collective labor of love for their chosen profession. This group of people cohesively worked together in sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise, to shape ACVM a leader in the veterinary educational sector. This first private veterinary college which is conceived by the veterinarians and managed by the veterinarians for the future veterinarians is poised to lead the whole veterinary profession. One of the unique strengths of this college is their blend of national faculty members - both senior experienced retired academicians and clinicians from national centers of excellence like ICAR,IVRI and other national institutions who can share and help the younger junior veterinarians to accomplish their mission.
More than any thing else, the gigantic task before this group was to change the mind set of people associated with the public controlled system in this sector and also simultaneously infuse confidence in the society. Thus Rajasthan became fore-runner in the country to strengthen animal husbandry sector by taking policy decision to permit private partners to open Veterinary Colleges. The guiding principle for the ACVM was to adhere to the Standards laid down by the Veterinary Council of India as well as State Govt’s. Policies and programmes in this direction.
The success story of the ACVM made its beginning when it got affiliated with the Rajasthan Agricultural University; (Now Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences - RAJUVAS) Bikaner in 2001.There after State Govt. was approached to
Allot suitable land for housing full fledged Veterinary College in commensuration to the needs as per National Standards.
Accord permission to utilize the State controlled Animal Husbandry facilities viz poly clinics, live stock farms B.P Lab, diagnostic units etc.
Government granted permission for the college :   10 August, 1998
Affiliation to Rajasthan Agricultural University, (Now RAJUVAS) Bikaner :   4 March, 2001
Procurement of land (6 acre) :   16 May, 2001
Creation of facilities, acquiring building on rent and procurement of equipment :   Beginning of 2003
First Recruitment of faculty :   19 20 Jan., 2003
First VCI inspection for B.V.Sc & A.H. course :   5 6 March, 2003
Commencement of academic session (Classes started) :   6 Oct. 2003
University Inspection :   May 2005
Second VCI Inspection :   1 - 2 Oct. 2005
College shifted to new premises (Agra Road, Jaipur) :   23 Jan 2006
University Inspection :   22 Sept. 2006
Third VCI Inspection :   22-24 Jan. 2007
Procurement of additional 14 Acre of land adjoining to the main campus :   July, 2007
Fourth VCI Inspection (Visitor’s Team) :   22 - 24 Nov, 2007
1st batch completed :   Sept. 2008
Internship programme started :   17 March - 16 Sept , 2008
University Inspection :   6 July 2008
Fifth VCI Inspection (Visitor’s Team) :   22 Feb. 2009
University Inspection :   10 July 2009
2nd Batch Completed :   Sept. 2009
3rd Batch Completed     Feb. 2010
VCI Inspection :   22-23 Nov 2010
4th Batch completed :   Feb. 2011
VCI Inspection :   22-23 Aug 2011
The commitment of the State Govt. was evident from the facts the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sh. Ashok Gahlot under his own seal and signatures accorded permission to the ACVM to make use of the State Animal Husbandry facilities for teaching and training making this a viable and true public private partnership. Process of infrastructural development and recruitment of faculty for running BVSc&AH courses were started with right earnest and it is a work in progress. The college now boasts a truly national faculty from all parts of India.
The VCI got the facilities inspected in March, 2003. Interactions with the peers of the inspection team during inspection have strengthened our confidence in our attempts to build a good institution. The team appeared to have been satisfied with the progress and future plans.
Admission notification was issued only after satisfying the basic requirements for teaching first year courses. First batch of 21 students were admitted in Oct, 2003 under intimation to the University. Class work started wef .October 6, 2003.
Within the very first year, the college had demonstrated its commitments when four of the first five university merit positions including the FIRST were begged by the students of ACVM. Year after year the students of this college continue to dominate University merit amongst the three colleges under the fold of the University.
State government allotted land for the college building that was purchased by the educational trust and presently ACVM campus is located on NH-11 Agra Road barely at a distance of 7km from Jaipur city.
Today, the ACVM has established firmly to deliver effectively in fulfilling its committed functions of teaching, training, service and consultancy. This College has become a role model institution imparting Veterinary Education both for public and private sector organizations. It will continue to be the endeavor of ACVM to strive for the excellence in the diversified spectrum of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. Our mission would become more purposeful when people who have passion and love for the animals come forward and work with us to alleviate their sufferings of livestock.
This College has undergone several inspections both by the VCI and the Rajsthan Univercity of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (RAJUVAS) Bikaner during the last 7 years. Not withstanding any thing with the authority vested with the VCI or the University in monitoring academic standards, it is considered right opportune to get accreditation done specifically projecting toward Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis that may give 3-dimentional view of the academic pursuits and future directions for the college. This will definitely help the institute to leap forward in imparting education and service for the welfare of the society at large.
VCI Inspections