Chaudhary Charan Singh National Institute of Animal Health (CCS NIAH), Baghpat was established by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, under the sub scheme “Establishment of National Veterinary Biological Products Quality Control Center”, under the Central Sector Scheme ‘’Directorate of Animal Health’’ as a national facility for quality assessment of veterinary vaccines and diagnostics to be used in India.
The need of a national facility for quality control of the vaccine being produced in the country was felt long back to include it as a separate scheme “Establishment of National Veterinary Biological Products Quality Control Centre” during the 5th five year plan. The EFC of the scheme was cleared during the 6th plan by the Department Sanctioning Committee with staff strength of 29 in 1983.
During the 8th five year plan, the existing scheme National Veterinary Biological Products Quality Control Centre (NVBQPCC) was clubbed along with two other schemes namely Animal Quarantine and Certification Services and Disease Diagnostic Laboratories to form the scheme”Directorate of Animal Health”. During the 6th to 9th Plan period, the efforts of the department to select and acquire suitable land was not met with success. The expert committee gave its report in February 2002 and recommended that the site selected at Baghpat was most suitable for locating the NVBPQCC laboratory.The foundation stone for the laboratory was laid on the 2nd March 2003 by the then Honorable Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Ajit Singh.
The facility was established in a phased manner after joining of the founder Director in 2006. The Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. was entrusted the responsibility of executing the civil and electrical works of the project.
The project was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture, Cooperation and consumer Affairs on the 1st September,2010.