Ø Stream - Veterinary Sciences
Ø Duration - 4.5 Years +1 Year Internship
Course – Professional
Degree (4 professionals with semester system)
Ø Course Type - Graduation
Ø Eligibility – 12th With Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Ø Job Title – Veterinarian or Veterinary
medicine is the branch of Science that deals with the prevention,
diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science or B.V.Sc. is
an undergraduate course in veterinary science. Some universities offer B.V.Sc.
& A.H. degree. Although it is suggested to go for both B.V.Sc. and AH as it
widens up the level of a veterinarian in terms of getting better job
opportunities and experience. The course deals with surgery and handling of
animal live-stocks. Besides surgery, a person needs to take care of zoonotic as
well as non-spreading of diseases in animals. It also includes advices
regarding medicine and vaccination of the same. It is possible to opt for
practice in either large animals such as cattle, buffalo including horses,
pigs, sheep, exotic animals; poultry or small animals mainly household pets
including dogs, cats, birds or both. The approach in treatment varies according
to different animal species.
physiology, biochemistry, parasitology, anatomy, pathology, animal breeding and
genetics, livestock production and management, livestock products and
technology, public health, gynaecology and obstetrics, medicine; surgery and
radiology. It also includes ambulatory practices, study circles and some
After one is done with Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science, the
person can look forward to Masters in Veterinary Science or M.V.Sc.
in more than 15 subjects, which is a 2 years course, to get a higher
degree and deeper knowledge about veterinary concepts.
How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Veterinary Science [BVSc]
to most of the veterinary colleges in India is based on the results obtained in
the NEET, or entrance exams conducted by the concerned universities, Veterinary
Council of India (AIPVT) for admission to first year of Bachelor
of Veterinary Science (BVSc) & Animal Husbandry (AH) degree course for
filling up seats of each veterinary college of all states. Only 15% seats of
the VCI recognized colleges are filled with other state candidates who have
qualified the test on merit basis. College can be changed in the second year of
degree from which depends on the vacant seats in that college and on merit
basis of received applications. Entrance exams are usually held in the month
of May each year.
admission in B.V.Sc. courses are being done on the basis of Score of
NEET exam since 2019 in most of the colleges or universities. Some
colleges / universities have management or NRI
or NRI sponsored, OCI funded admissions quota but may need to fulfil eligibility
For M.V.Sc. (Master of
veterinary science) course 15% quota of recognized colleges is filled by
entrance exam conducted by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and for
rest of the seats,state universities conduct tests.
Students who have
passed 10+2 or senior secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology
as optional subjects are eligible for this course. Students with agriculture
along with physics and chemistry are not eligible.
Duration of course:
The duration of this
course is a minimum of 5.5 years which includes 1 year of
internship. Fee structure is variable in different
states of India. Payments seats offered by some colleges charge around 2.5 lakh
INR extra along with regular fees depending upon institutes.
A bachelor of
Veterinary Science can get employment in various sectors like government
animal husbandry departments, poultry farms, dairy farms, Wildlife sanctuaries
and zoological parks, private and government veterinary hospitals and clinics where
one can earn from 25,000 to 50,000 on an average per
month depending on the skills. Specialization and good practice can make
it increase many folds.
not be as lucrative as human medicine or engineering..
is increasing day by day both in govt and private sector.
an easy task, have to deal with different animals.
to be passionate about animal care and treatment.
from human medicine. The same drug has different dosage in different animals and
depends on their body weight also.
of zoonoses or get a disease from animals.
have to handle both pet and pet parent who often tests patience.
Before taking admission please check if
the college is approved by VCI (Veterinary Council of India) and is in Schedule
1 which is necessary for recognition of degree.
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