RVC traces its history to as far back as 1779 but the recorded
history of the Centre is available from 1920 only. Army Veterinary
School functioned at Poona till 1929 before it moved to Ambala. The
Centre as a trg est was re-organised at Ambala on 01 Dec 1942, later
moved to Sabathu in May 1947 and finally to Gillespie Line at Meerut
on 17 Apr 1948, the present location in British Infantry Lines. On
amalgamation of Mil Farms with the Corps and the merger of Army
Equitation School from Saugar, Army Veterinary School from Ambala
and Mil Farm School from Meerut, the designation of the Centre was
changed to RVFC Centre and School. On bifurcation and separation of
Mil Farms in 1960, the Centre was re-designated as RVC Centre and
School. The Dog Trg Faculty came into existence as an integral part
of the Centre on 01 Mar 1960.
On 01 Jan 2005 RVC Centre and School was re-designated as RVC Centre
and College .
The RVC Centre and College is the alma
mater of all RVC pers where they join, get trained and retire from
service. The Centre imparts basic mil and tech trg to young
veterinary graduates on commissioning and various tech trades of the
Corps like Dressers, Riders, Army Dog Trainers, Kennelmen,
Laboratory Attendants, Farriers, Clerks and other categories to make
them proficient in the noble profession of service to mute animals
which are force multipliers.
The role of RVC Centre and College is to train RVC Offrs, men and
Army dogs of the Corps/Other Arms and Services including students
from friendly foreign countries. The faculty wise role is as under:-
Veterinary Trg Faculty
This faculty is responsible to conduct various professional courses
for RVC Offrs/PBOR to
keep them abreast with latest
knowledge in the different fields of vet science. It conducts a
postgraduate National Diploma Course in Equine Husbandry, Medicine
and Surgery in collaboration with Indian Veterinary Research
Institute. Canine Medicine and Surgery course has been introduced in
view of increased dply of Army Dog
Units in CI Ops. VOJC course has been introduced for RVC Offrs, as a
mandatory course for promotion to the rank of Lt Col. It imparts Vet
trg to RVC Young Offrs (RVYOs). It conducts refresher courses for
NCC offrs of R&V Regt and Sqns. The vet first aid trg is imparted to
JCOs/OR of other arms and services incl PMFs and friendly foreign
countries. The wing imparts tech trg to para vet staff of mil farms.
The Farriery trg tp of the wing imparts farriery trg and conducts
upgradation cadre courses for farriers. It is also responsible for
trg of PMF pers and shoeing of all horses held on the str of Centre
Dog Trg Faculty (DTF)
To impart obedience and advanced trg to pers and dogs in specialist
tasks like Inf patrolling, guarding, tracking, avalanche rescue
operation, explosive and mine detection.
scope of trg has recently been expanded to search and rescue ops,
crude oil leakage detection and detection of IEDs.The faculty is
also responsible to org demos in trg exercises organised at IMA,
sanitization of places during visit of VVIPs/dignitaries on call,
issue of trained dogs to various ADUs, NSG, SFF & Friendly Foreign
Countries and conduct of courses for Offrs and PBOR of other
Arms,IAF, PMFs and friendly foreign countries covering various
managemental and trg aspects of Dog trg in addition to various
upgradation courses. Breeding and procurement of pups to meet
requirements for Army, Air Force, NSG and SFF. Holding of GS and
maintenance reserves of Army dogs and issue of trained dogs to make
up deficiencies with Army Dog Units.
Equitation and Animal
This faculty imparts basic and advanced training in equitation and
horse mastership to all ranks of the Corps and to Officers, JCOs
and OR of other Arms and Services, Para Military Forces and friendly
foreign countries. This is the only institution of its kind in the
Indian Army, which imparts advance equitation training to horses and
riders and thus contributes significantly to Equestrian Sports. This
Wing has also been declared as nodal centre for improving equestrian
facilities in India, comparable to “SAMUR” in France.
Centre/ Trg Regiment
The Centre imparts BMT to all rks of the Corps incl post
trg to RVYOs. It conducts various upgradation and promotion cadre
courses for PBORs. It performs the functions of Depot for all RVC
pers. All rks (less Offrs) retire from the Centre after finalization
of their docus and issue of disch cert. Pension and gratuity etc are
paid out on retirement before they finally bid farewell to the Corps
and Service. An exhaustive pamphlet on post retirement benefits,
avenues for rehabilitation and re-employment for JCOs and OR is
issued to all retiring pers of the Corps. The Centre is also
responsible for recruitment against UHQ quota.
Subsequent to Atlanta Olympics 2000, the then COAS, had
conceptualised and mooted
Mission Olympic 2004. Ten sports disciplines were identified and
equestrian was one amongst them. RVC Centre and College was
nominated as Nodal centre for Three Day Eventing, ASC Centre and
College for show jumping and Army Equestrian Centre C/O 61 CAV Delhi
Cantt as subsidiary feeder node.
To start with, a proposal was mooted for 12 riders, 24 horses for
trg abroad for two years and infrastructure dev at Meerut, Delhi and
Bangalore with an estimated expenditure of Rs Nine crores. Same was
not agreed to and army was asked to scale down the budget and
infrastructure devp to be restricted to one node only i.e Meerut.
Formal orders have been received
to raise one Boys Sports Company at this est.
Induction rally for selection of
boys was conducted on 04-06 Jan 2005.
1860 boys appeared for
selection.13 boys selected provisionally.
Date of commencement of BSC is 01
Education of selected boys will be
under Army arrangement.
Sports Kit Grant, Education Grant,
Annual Grant, Med Expense Grant etc awaited from Sports
Authority of India (SAI).
Veterinary Training Faculty (VTF)
National Diploma Course in Equine
Husbandry, Medicine and Surgery for RV Officers.
Canine Medicine and Surgery Course
Vet Officers Junior Command
Butchery Hygiene and Sanitation
Courses for Officers, JCOs & OR.
All Army Vet First Aid and Animal
Hygiene Course for JCOs & OR.
Vet First Aid course in Bovines
for MF pers.
Basic Tech Trg of YOs on
Basic course in Artificial
Insemination Techniques for MF pers.
Breeding Overseer and Line
Overseer Course for RVC JCOs (Dsrs/Rdrs).
Technical training of Young
Officers on commission.
Tech classification upgrading
course for Farriers, Dressers & Lab Attendants.
Refresher course for NCC officer
posted to R&V Regt/Squadrons.
Army Dog Training Courses for
Officers of RVC, Para Mil
Basic Army Dog Trainers Course.
Basic Army Dog Trainers Course for
personnel of Air Force and Para Mil Forces and friendly foreign
Classification upgrading courses
for Army Dog Trainers.
and Animal Management Faculty (E&AMF)
Basic Equestrian Training of RVYOs.
Basic Riders Course.
All Arms Equitation and Animal
Management Course (ABRO,AEO/AEJN, ADEO/ADEJN) for Offrs/JCOs/OR
of all Arms, Para Military Forces.
Classification upgrading course
Holding Training Camps for Army
NCC Cadets attachment for
Pre Commission and Refresher
Course for NCC Officers.
Basic Military Training Squadron.
Post-commission training of RVYOs.
Pre-commission course for NCC
Officers for 4 weeks.
Refresher course for NCC officers for
Running of all promotion cadre
courses for all trades of RVC.
Technical Training of Clerks,
Riders, Dressers and ADTs.
Conduct of Breeding Overseer and
Line Overseer courses.
Conduct of remustering courses as
and when required.
Conduct of NCO Clerk courses.