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Master of Veterinary Science [MVSc] - Course Overview




    2 YEARS




    Post Graduation

Updated On - January 14th 2019 By SAKSHI GUPTA


Masters in Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.) is a 2 year post graduate program. Students with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science or BVSC only can pursue this course.

Veterinary Science is the branch of science that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. The average fee of the master’s course may range anywhere between 5000 INR to 60000 INR. While in colleges like Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar the fees is as high as 3.5 lacs.

After the completion of the degree, one can find employment in both private as well as 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.

What is Master’s in Veterinary Science about?

The objective of the course is to provide specialized training in animal treatment to the extent of highest expertise. The course also deals with surgery and handling of animal livestock. 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.

Who should opt for Master’s in Veterinary Science?

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. People who opt for the course can contribute to the society by providing medicinal support to living beings who cannot express their pain so, it is a highly satisfactory job for people who carry a lot of affection for them.


In colleges like Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata the postgraduate course in Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.) is of 2 years which are further divided into 4 semesters.

Academic Options after MVSc

After getting through MVSc, students can go for research program and can opt for Ph.D. in the same. There are many Science Colleges that offer Ph.D. program, one can choose the college accordingly. 

Where to Study?

There are more than 50 colleges in India that offer MVSc program. Some of the top colleges are:

Name of the Institute


Veterinary College and Research Institute


Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology


Junagadh Agricultural University


West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences


Indian Veterinary Research Institute


Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir


Bonnie foi College


How to Get Admission in Master of Veterinary Science [MVSc]

Admission in most veterinary 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 is on the basis of results obtained in the entrance examination conducted by the concerned universities. For admission in Master’s Degree program, an All India Entrance Examination is conducted by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR).The exam is generally conducted in the month of May. The candidate must have secured at least 60%marks. There will be only one question paper in each major subject group consisting of multiple-choice, objective type questions, and also cross-matching type questions.

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.



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