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Bachelor of Veterinary Science [B.V.Sc] Course Details - Admissions, Eligibility, Duration and Course Fees

Course Duration: Bachelor of Veterinary Science [B.V.Sc] is 5.5 Years.

BVSc AH is an 5½ years undergraduate program that comes under medical discipline. It deals with the study of medical diagnostics, and treatment of diseases of the animals.

Students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized board of the country are eligible for admission into this course. The average course fees for BVSc AH ranges between INR 15,000 to 1 lakh per annum. 

Check: Veterinary Science Courses in India

BVSc AH courses include jobs such as Veterinary Doctor, Veterinary Research Scientist, Animal Breeders, Veterinary Officers, Veterinary Surgeon, Junior Veterinary Doctor and so on.

After BVSc AH, students can opt for further studies such as MVSC, or other master veterinary courses. 

BVSc AH Course Highlights

Highlights for the BVSc Animal Husbandry course

Course Level           Undergraduate
Full-Form                  BVSc Animal Husbandry
Duration                    5.5 years
Examination type      semester 
Eligibility                    Passed 10+2 from a recognized board with Physics, Biology, chemistry and English
Admission Process   Entrance examination
Course Fee               4 - 5  lakh per annum
Average Salary         3 lakh per month
Job Positions            Veterinary Doctor, Veterinary Research Scientist, Animal Breeders,  
                                 Veterinary Officers, Veterinary Surgeon, Junior Veterinary Doctor,
                                  Food Safety and Inspection Veterinarian, Food Animal Veterinarians,    
                                  Companion Animal Veterinarians etc.

BVSc AH Admission Process

Admission procedure can vary from one college to another. Most of the institutes offer admission to the BVSc AH. Course, based on the merit list or marks secured in the entrance examination of that particular college. 

  • Registration: Registration dates are announced on the official website of the college around 4-5 weeks before by the institute. You need to create an account with basic details like email-id, phone number, etc. (The registration is done on the official websites of the particular college you are applying to)
  • Fill up details: After registration you need to fill up the application form with all necessary details with care.
  • Submit documents: You need to upload all required documents like mark sheets. Documents should be uploaded in a specific format specified by the institute’s application portal.
  • Application fee: You need to pay some application fee online during the submission of the application form. 
  • Download admit card: Admit cards are released on the official website of the exam conducting body. You need to download and print it out for your entrance examination. 
  • Results or merit: Results are announced after a few weeks of the exam day. If a candidate successfully qualifies the entrance examinations, he/she can move on to the next round.

If the admission is based on Merit system, then you can search for your name in the merit list released by the college (make sure to regularly check the official website of the college you are applying to)

BVSc AH: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for BVSc AH aspirants is not complicated and is as follows.

  • 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with a minimum of 50% marks secured from a recognized board of the country.
  • Should have cleared All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) or some state specific veterinary test

BVSc AH: Entrance Exams

Under the provisions of the Indian veterinary council act, 1984, Indian nationals from all over India are eligible to apply for 15% of the total seats in all veterinary colleges in India to gain admission to the bachelor’s degree in veterinary science and animal husbandry. Here are some national and state-level entrance exams to appear for the admission into the Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry program. 

  • All India Common Entrance Examination is conducted every year by the veterinary council of India, for admission to the first year Bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry course. The entrance exam will be of 3.5 hour duration. 
  • AIPVT (All India Pre-Veterinary Test) has been replaced by the NEET examination from 2018. NEET is a national level exam that usually offers admission to medical courses such as MBBS, BDS, MD, among others. But now the candidates seeking admission in BVSc Animal Husbandry courses through 15% all India Quota seats will have to compulsorily appear for NEET examination.

Here is the list of some entrance examinations conducted by various state governments and institutions for admission into the BVSc and AH.

Entrance exam    Exam Mode    Date of exam
AICEE                  Offline            Second week of May
AAU VET             Offline             Third Week May 2021

BVSc AH Syllabus

Semester I

  • Veterinary Gross Anatomy - I
  • Veterinary Physiology - I
  • General Veterinary Biochemistry
  • Livestock Production Management - I
  • Biostatistics and Computer Application
  • Principles of Animal Nutrition & Feed Technology

Semester II

  • Veterinary Gross Anatomy - II
  • Veterinary Physiology - II
  • Veterinary Intermediary Metabolism
  • Fodder Production & Grassland Management
  • Livestock Production Management - II
  • Principles of Animal Genetics and Population Genetics
  • Applied Animal Nutrition - I

Semester III

  • Veterinary Histology & Embryology
  • General Veterinary Parasitology & Helminthology
  • General Veterinary Pathology
  • General Veterinary Microbiology
  • Avian Production Management
  • Applied Animal Nutrition - II
  • Livestock and Poultry Breeding
  • Livestock Farm Practice

Semester IV

  • Veterinary Splanchnology & Applied Anatomy
  • Veterinary Physiology - III
  • Veterinary Entomology & Acarology
  • Veterinary Protozoology
  • Veterinary Immunology and Serology
  • Systemic Veterinary Pathology
  • Commercial Poultry Production and Hatchery Management
  • Livestock Production Management - III
  • Livestock Farm Practice

Semester V

  • General and Systemic Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Special Veterinary Pathology
  • Milk and Meat Hygiene
  • Systematic Veterinary Bacteriology & Mycology
  • Food Safety and Public Health
  • Milk and Milk Products Technology
  • Abattoir Practice and Animal Product Technology
  • Principles and Techniques of Veterinary Science and A H. Extension

Semester VI

  • Veterinary Chemotherapy
  • General Veterinary Surgery, Anaesthesiology And Diagnostic Imaging
  • Veterinary Gynecology
  • Veterinary Clinical Medicine - I
  • Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnosis - I
  • Veterinary Clinical Practice

Semester VII

  • Veterinary Chemotherapy
  • General Veterinary Surgery, Anaesthesiology And Diagnostic Imaging
  • Veterinary Gynecology
  • Veterinary Clinical Medicine - I
  • Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnosis - I
  • Veterinary Clinical Practice

Semester VIII

  • Veterinary Toxicology
  • Regional Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Obstetrics
  • Veterinary Clinical Medicine - II
  • Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnosis - II
  • Veterinary Clinical Practice
  • Veterinarian in Society

Semester IX

  • Veterinary Orthopedics and Lameness
  • Animal Welfare, Ethics & Jurisprudence
  • Zoo/Wild Animal Breeding, Management, Nutrition and Health Care
  • Pet Animal Breeding Management, Nutrition and Health Care
  • Veterinary Andrology and Reproductive Techniques
  • Environment and Environmental Hygiene
  • Livestock Entrepreneurship
  • Veterinary Clinical Practice

BVSc AH Recommended Books

Book Name                                               Author
Veterinary Anatomy                                   R.K. Ghosh
Livestock production & management    Thomas and shastry
Textbook of animal husbandry                G. C Banarjee.
Poultry production                                     Jagdish Prasad
Veterinary Physiology                               Bradley G. Klein
Textbook of Veterinary Physiology        Bhattacharya

Job Prospects

BVSc AH Job Prospects and Career Options

  • The graduates of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry go on to become vets and get employed in animal surgeries or elsewhere. If you do not prefer surgery, then the option of research about animal diseases and vaccines is also available. 
  • You can get deep knowledge of animal pharmacy and also get employed at pharmaceutical companies where you can design new medicines.
  • Supervision of abattoirs, animal welfare, and the line of teaching is also open to students once they complete BVSc & AH courses. 

Below given are the various job profiles for BVSc AH graduates along with their average salary.

  • College of Veterinary Science, Sri P.V. NarsimhaRaoTelangana State University for Veterinary Science, Hyderabad
  • Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pandicherry
  • Bombay Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University Parel, Mumbai
  • College of Veterinary & Animal Science, Bikaner
  • College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Trisssur
  • College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Parbhani 
  • College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Wayanad
  • College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Udgir, Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Latur
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, Aizawl
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Durg
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Junagadh
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Madhya Pradesh Veterinary University, Jabalpur
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Madhya Pradesh Veterinary University, Mhow
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Navsari Agricultural University Navsari 
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, U.P. PanditDeenDayalPashuChikitsaVigyanVishwavidyalaya, Mathura
  • College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand Agricultural University, Anand
  • College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Rewa
  • College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, SardarKrushinagarDantiwada Agricultural University, SardarKrushinagar-
  • College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
  • College of Veterinary Science, Korutla
  • College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur
  • College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati
  • College of Veterinary Sciences, G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar
  • College of Veterinary Sciences, LalaLajpatRai Veterinary University ,Hisar
  • Dr. G. C. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, CSK Himachal Pradesh KrishiVishvavidyalaya, Palampur
  • Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Kolkata
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati
  • K.N.P. College of Veterinary Science, Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Satara
  • Khalsa College of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Amritsar
  • Madras Veterinary College, Chennai
  • N.T. Rama Rao College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Gannavaram
  • Nagpur Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur
  • Veterinary College & Research Institute, Nammakkal 
  • Veterinary College, karnataka Hassan 
  • Veterinary College, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bangalore
  • Veterinary College, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar
  • Veterinary College, Vinoba Nagar, Shimoga