M.V.Sc. in Animal Nutrition is a 2 years full time graduate course which is divided into 4 semesters. The objective is to provide students opportunities to learn about nutrients in animals and other biological sciences, the application of nutritional sciences to health, the digestive process, and welfare of companion pet animals.
This course also focuses on the application of biological and chemical principles and management of animals and production of animal products. This gives instructions in nutrition sciences, biochemistry, animal sciences, food science and technology, hatchery design and related aspects of animal safety and health.
Students who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from any institute/university recognized by veterinary council with minimum of 55% marks or CGPA not less than 6.0 in 10 point scale are eligible to apply for Master of veterinary science in animal nutrition course.
The selection of students for admission to this course will be based on marks scored in entrance exam and the marks obtained in their bachelor’s degree. Admission for this programme is based on the all Indian competitive examinations conducted by veterinarian council of India. Students must appear for the written exams conducted by the colleges or universities.
Top Institutes/Universities offering this course are:
The average fees for students joining this course are ranges between INR 8,000 to 3 lakhs per annum.
This course prepares students to care for, breed, and market livestock and farm animals. Course includes instruction in animal science, animal health, and animal nutrition as applied to various species and breeds. Graduates find employability in academic teaching and research, industrial research, extension education, food and feed industries, and in laboratory research programs. They also work in nutrition industries, private corporations, and pharmaceutical industries. These graduates work as caretakers, animal nutritionist, veterinary assistants, and technicians. The average salary for these professionals per annum ranges between INR 1 lakh to INR 10 lakhs as per they expertise in this field.
Written below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester type|
|Eligibility||Bachelor’s degree in any stream of science|
|Admission Process||All India veterinary test, Indian veterinary research institute exam, Animal husbandry entrance exam|
|Top recruiting organizations||Fuzen pharmaceuticals private limited, Nutricare Life science limited, ISCOMN, ABT industries|
|Top recruiting areas||Animal and pet food manufacturers, International development sectors, Government sectors, Military sectors|
|Top job profiles||Animal dietician, Animal nutritionist, Veterinary technician, Dairy consultant|
|Course Fee||INR 8,000 to 3 lakhs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 10 lakhs|
Candidates who have completed Bachelor of Veterinary Science in any stream of science such as animal nutrition, physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, bacteriology, genetics, microbiology, animal breeding, virology etc. with minimum of 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA in 10 point scale can apply for this course.
Students are selected for admission on the basis of marks obtained in the common entrance exams conducted by the veterinary council. Some of the common exams are:
Students should attend and clear this exam with maximum cut off marks. Based on this entrance exam marks and their degree marks, students are admitted to this course.
Given below are the college names, location and the average structure of the fees which will be taken by the college for this course.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEE IN INR|
|Bihar agricultural university||Bihar||INR 8,380|
|Govind ballabh pant university of agriculture and technology||Uttarkhand||INR 33,424|
|Orissa university of agriculture and technology||Bhubaneswar||INR 18,000|
|Pondicherry university||Pondicherry||INR 31,450|
|Shoolini university||Solan||INR 1,70,000|
|Amity university||Raipur||INR 98,000|
|Lovely professional university||Delhi||INR 1,98,000|
|Maharishi dayanand university||Rohtak||INR 20,274|
|Andhra university||Vishakhapatnam||INR 70,400|
|Guru Jambheshwar university of science and technology||Hisar||INR 34,000|
|Gujarat forensic sciences university||Gandhi Nagar||INR 2,00,000|
|Periyar university||Salem||INR 17,490|
|Jiwaji university||Gwalior||INR 91,480|
Master of Veterinary Science in Animal Nutrition course curriculum with animal nutrition students learn a firm background in the biological and natural sciences. This course is essential for understanding the principles of animal nutrition. Students can understand animal nutrition and learn entire scope of animal science. This study also permits students to focus on related disciplines as biology, physiology, genetic engineering, animal behaviour, growth and production, and companion animals.
Some of the modules which are essential in this course are:
In Dissertation, students should carry out a primary project in an area related to animal nutrition supervised by some nutrition specialist. Case studies should involve dietary evaluations, including formulations on commercial premises, livestock species, and companion animals. They should document the experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, research techniques in animal nutrition, and presenting scientific data.
A Semester - wise syllabus of the course is given below.
|SEMESTER I||SEMESTER II|
|Animal nutrition||Non-conventional feed stuff|
|Feed technology||Toxic constituents|
|Feed conservation||Antimetabolites in animal feed stuff|
|Ruminant nutrition||Modern concepts|
|Non ruminant nutrition||Nutrition|
|Nutrition of companion||Rumen fermentation|
|SEMESTER III||SEMESTER IV|
|Advances in micronutrients||Clinical nutrition|
|Advances techniques in nutrition||Nutrient interaction|
|Advances techniques in research||Drug interaction|
|Advances in feed technology||New feed resources|
|-||Toxicants in animal feeding|
Graduates of animal nutrition work in technical sales/marketing in an animal feed production industries within the commercial sector. Most of these professionals can work in a various roles, from advisory positions to product development through marketing and sales jobs.
Some of the major areas these graduates work in:
In government sectors, graduates work with regulations governing agricultural industry, or work directly in research. Colleges and other educational organizations employ persons with advanced training as laboratory scientists, researchers, teachers, and extension specialists. These graduates also work in professional teaching positions, area livestock specialists, and agricultural agents.
Listed below are the top professional positions that were taken as the career by the graduates:
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Animal dietician||Animal dieticians view the diet and nutrition of animals. They closely diagnose the impact of different foods and examine the gastrointestinal tracts of animals. Some dieticians work as government agencies, and veterinary officers. They also responsible to take care of animals and pets in research laboratories or zoos.||INR 5,70,000|
|Animal nutritionist||Animal nutritionists are responsible for increasing and promoting the effect of diet on the health, and productivity of animals. They evaluate the nutritional feeds, grass, feed supplements, and forage for animals and pets. They also investigate nutritional disorders and the safe storage of feeds often in conjunction with veterinary surgeons.||INR 8,06,000|
|Veterinary technician||Veterinary technicians assist other technicians to take care of animals. They may evaluate animal’s condition, check vital statistics, clean and wrap wounds, collect samples and medicines for animals. They also work in labs by doing blood tests, urine analysis, as well as teeth cleaning. They also communicate with pet owners and update animal’s files.||INR 7,20,000|
|Dairy consultant||Dairy consultants provide farmers with strategies that could them to increase and improve dairy production. Consultants make reports that show the current product yield and how nutritional changes can potentially improve their numbers. Most of the consultants take an approach by examining multiple factors such as how well animals are fed and types of food they consume.||INR 5,50,000|
|Veterinarian||Veterinarians promote health of animals by advising animal owners about feeding, sanitation measures, and general care. They determine nature of diseases by examining pets and animals. They also restore health by treating animals medically. They document actions by completing reports, forms, animal records, and reporting diseases to public health officials.||INR 6,54,000|