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Bachelor of Veterinary Science [BVSc] - Course Overview




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Updated On - January 11th 2019

Bachelor of Veterinary Science or B.V.Sc. is an undergraduate program in veterinary. Students who have passed 10+2 in the field of Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible for this course. A person who is graduated in this course carry forwards the profession of a veterinarian.

Veterinary medicine is the branch of Science that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. The duration of this course is minimum of 3 years and maximum of 5 years. The average fee in India could range anywhere from 7,000 to 22,000 INR depending upon institutes. A person could find employment in both government and private sectors. The demand of this course is very high and of varied diversities. 

A bachelor of Veterinary Science can get employment in various 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 5,000 to 50,000 on an average per month. Check BVSc Career Options

Eligibility Class 12th 
Duration 3 Years

What is B.V.Sc. all about?

The course deals with surgery and handling of animal live-stocks. Besides surgery, a person needs to take care of non-spreading of diseases in animals and need to give advices regarding medicine and vaccination of the same. They take up practice exclusively of either large animals such as cattle including horses, pigs, sheep; poultry or small animals mainly household pets including dogs, cats, birds or both. The approach in treatment vary according to different animals. 

Who should go for B.V.Sc.?

This course is all about treatment and study diseases of animals and pets. Hence people who have genuine love and compassion for animals should go for the course. Animals can’t express their pain and problems hence a person should be skilled enough to understand their problems and then go for the ailment. Also people opting for the course can contribute to the society by providing medicinal support to living beings who cannot express their pain hence it is a highly satisfactory job for people who carry a lot of affection for them.


The duration of this course including Animal Husbandry is of 5 years (including internship) like in Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner, Rajendra Agricultural University, Samastipur and of 3 years without AH as in Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, National Research Centre on Mithun, Dimapur, Bombay Veterinary Science College, Mumbai. 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.

Academic options after Bachelor of Veterinary Science

After one is done with Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science, the person can look forward to Masters in Veterinary Science or MVSc, which is a 2 years course, to get a higher degree and deeper knowledge about veterinary concepts. There are around 50 colleges in India that offer MVSc.

Where to study?

There are many colleges that offer BVSc program in India. Some of the top colleges are:

Name of the InstituteLocation
Veterinary College and Research InstituteTamil Nadu
College of Veterinary and Animal SciencesBikaner
Birsa Agricultural UniversityRanchi
Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal SciencesBikaner
Rajendra Agricultural UniversityBihar
Junagadh Agricultural UniversityGujrat
National Research Centre on MithunDimapur

How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Veterinary Science [BVSc]

Admission to most veterinary colleges is given on the basis of results obtained in the entrance examination conducted by the concerned universities. Veterinary Council of India conducts an All India Pre Veterinary Test’ (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 including colleges like Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Bombay Veterinary Science College, Mumbai, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner. This Entrance exam is usually held in the month of May each year.

In 2019, the admission in BVSc courses will be done on the basis of NEET 2019 Score. 

However, there are some state level entrance exams also, through which admissions are given in the colleges of that particular state like Kerala Engineering Agricultural and Medical Entrance Test that is for the colleges of Kerala.



1 Comment
muskan banode

Hi! I want to ask that if I'm? doing bba (bachelor in business administration) and I wanted to do veterinary after that. So is it possible to get admission in it?

01 Mar, 2019 14:44
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Muskan, this depends on the college in which you are applying for admission as there is different criteria for different colleges. So, visit the official website of the college in which you are interested.

01 Mar, 2019 15:26

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