Bachelor of Technology in Poultry Production Technology is a four year undergraduate program provided by universities/institutes. The candidates who have completed their 10+2 level education in science stream can apply for this course. It is a relatively new course in the field of technology. Employment opportunities for the graduates are available in hatcheries, pharmaceutical concerns, feed millers, veterinary hospitals, feed production companies etc.
Admission process for the course includes the appearing for an entrance examination that is conducted on national, state or college level. Program includes study of subjects such as food products processing, poultry production technology etc. Average fee for the course is INR 35,000. Candidates applying must have prior knowledge of subjects like mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.
The industrial poultry sector is estimated to employ nearly 2.5 million people. Employment opportunities can be obtained with firms which function under the aegis of the Indian government or one can start their own poultry business. Average salary of the employed candidates is INR 300,000.
|Name of the course||B.Tech Poultry Production Technology or Bachelor of Technology in Poultry Production Technology|
|Duration of the course||Four years|
|Stream||Poultry Production Technology|
|Average course fee||INR 300, 000 per annum|
|Sector of employment||Industrial poultry sector|
|Average entry-level salary||INR 35,000|
|Top entrance exams||TANUVAS B.Tech (PPT) Qualifying Exam|
The course equips the students to meet the challenges faced by the food processing industry and poultry. The theoretical understanding and practical training is provided to the candidates to increase modernization of Food Products Processing Plants along with higher level of automation to perform new operations. It also includes making, modification, usage as well as knowledge of tools, machines, techniques and systems that are used in poultry production. Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry is a course similar to this one.
Candidates having an interest in poultry farming and fields related to it should opt for this course. The course is apt for those having an interest in various aspects of the poultry production techniques and manufacturing spinning, weaving, processing and testing. Candidates coming from the poultry production background can opt for this course and apply the modern technology to improve the business management and production.
Bachelor of Technology in Poultry Production Technology is an undergraduate course that requires four years for completion. It consists of total eight semesters and an examination is held at the end of each semester.
A very few number of institutes provide B.Tech in Poultry Production Technology.
List of institutes that offer this course is given below along with their average fees
|Institute of Food and Dairy Technology||Koduvalli||INR 35,000|
|Institute of Poultry Production and Management||Chennai||INR 35,000|
|Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS)||Chennai||INR 35,000|
The candidate applying for the course must complete 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 55% aggregate in PCM/PCB. The candidates who have completed a diploma in textile engineering, textile technology or textile chemistry can also apply for this course through lateral entry. Along with these requirements the candidates are required to appear for entrance examinations to get admitted into poultry production technology course.
The admission processes vary from college to college or state to state. Most of the colleges require the candidate to qualify an entrance examination. Candidates who are currently appearing or have completed 10+2 (or equivalent) examination are eligible to appear for this entrance examination.
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), the first of its kind in India, was established in the year 1989. TANUVAS has six constituent colleges - Madras Veterinary College (MVC) at Chennai, Veterinary College and Research Institutes (VCRIs) at Namakkal, Orathanadu (Thanjavur) and Tirunelveli, College of Food and Dairy Technology (CFDT) at Koduvalli at Chennai and College of Poultry Production and Management (CPPM) at Hosur.
The qualifying examination pattern and marks distribution is given below:
Direct admission through management quota is available in almost all the colleges. Government engineering colleges do not have a management quota so direct admission is not available.
The demand for poultry has increased and the career prospects available in this area are constantly rising. The specialists in poultry can start their career in various fields such as education, business, management & research. Those who come from same business background can improve their business. Employment opportunities are available at following recruiting industries:
|Poultry Farm Manager||The farm manager prioritizes tasks and decides on the necessary amount of machinery and number of workers. They also oversee the machinery that performs certain tasks, such as egg collection with the help of supervisor.|
|Poultry Breeder||A poultry breeder raises chickens to produce eggs or for meat retail. They typically feed and care for them keeping charts to select the optimum chickens for production and mating. Some even work in research labs and in the offices of poultry producers.|
|Poultry Hand||Poultry hand positions are usually the beginning of a career in the poultry production industry. Their duties include caring for poultry; maintaining a hygienic environment; operating machinery and equipment.|
|Poultry Production Supervisor||A poultry farm supervisor ensures the safety and efficiency of poultry farm operations. A poultry farm supervisor assigns duties to farm workers and ensures that they are carried out in an efficient manner.|
Poultry production engineers have an increasing demand in India as well as abroad in the largely dynamic poultry production industry. Because of the rapid growth potential and increased production, a number of job opportunities are constantly available in rural as well as urban areas. The poultry farm business is considered as one of the well paid businesses in animal husbandry.
|Poultry Farm Manager||INR 360,000|
|Poultry Breeder||INR 340,000|
|Poultry Hand||INR 200,000|
Bachelor of Technology in Poultry Production Technology is a four-year course. It consists of total eight semesters and an examination is conducted at the end of each semester. Each candidate is required to submit a project at the end of the semester. The project must be based on application of concepts and techniques covered in the curriculum. The course structure of the program varies from college to college. Some of the subjects that are introduced in the course are listed below:
|Introduction to poultry management||The husbandry practices or production techniques that help to maximize the efficiency of production|
|Poultry Housing and Environment||Concepts , techniques and fundamentals|
|Poultry Anatomy and Physiology||The anatomy and physiology of birds, and the different body systems found in the bird|
|Basic Poultry Nutrition||How to achieve a balance of nutrients that best meets the animals needs for growth and maintenance.|
|Materials and structural Engineering||Basic concepts|
|Electrical Engineering||Basic concepts|
|Energy Generation and Conservation||Concepts and methods|
|Engineering Mathematics||Basic concepts|