Central Animal House Facility (CAHF)

Central Animal House Facility (CAHF) at Pondicherry University was established in 2008 to accomplish the requirements of various investigators from different departments in Pondicherry University. CAHF is registered with the committee for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi (Registration Number: 1159/GO/Re/S/08/CPCSEA). All activities associated to laboratory animal research at Central Animal House Facility (CAHF) at Pondicherry University are performed as per the guidelines of CPCSEA, New Delhi as well as institutional guidelines under the supervision of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC).








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Central Animal House Facility (CAHF) at Pondicherry University is located in a secluded corner of the campus, away from noise and pollution, providing an excellent environment for animals. The facility is equipped for small animal experimentation with quarantine and experimental rooms for rodents and rabbits. The Animal House is conventional type of animal house with each species housed in individual rooms, in which the temperature, humidity, dark and light cycles are monitored. The animal species are being used for various research projects approved by the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC). Health status of the animals is being monitored by a Veterinary Doctor.