About Us

National Centre for Veterinary Type Cultures (NCVTC), Hisar, India is a microbial repository responsible for conservation of microbes where microbial biodiversity of animal origin is being conserved so that it can be utilized effectively for research, teaching and development of biologicals for improving livestock and human health. The facility initiated its activities in 2005 at National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar. The activities of Plan sub-scheme NCVTC under Main Scheme NRCE comprise of acquisition, authentication, preservation, documentation, and repository database management system of animal microbes. In order to accelerate the progress of repository in accessioning of microbial cultures from different geographical regions and various animal species, linkages with different Universities and ICAR institutes were forged in 2010 throughout the country. The units are located in 12 different states viz., Haryana, Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. The NCVTC, Hisar, has made rapid strides in its microbial collection and has increased its diferent microbial cultures  more than 3000.


  • National repository of veterinary, dairy and rumen microorganisms and their identification, characterization and documentation.
  • Distribution of microbes for teaching, research and development of new technologies