M.V.Sc in Livestock Production & Management is a 2-year postgraduate course in Veterinary science with a specialization in Livestock Production and Management. Students who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.) from any institute/university recognized by the veterinary council with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA not less than 6.0 are eligible to apply for Master of veterinary science in Livestock Production and Management course.
Some of the main institutes that offer M.V.Sc in Livestock Production & Management are:
The fee for the course varies between INR 20,000 and 2 Lacs in India.
The selection of students for admission to this course will be based on marks scored in the entrance exam and the marks obtained in their bachelor’s degree. Admission for this program 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.
Graduates of M.V.Sc in Livestock Production & Management have a wide range of job opportunities in areas such as Agriculture sector, government animal husbandry departments, poultry farms, veterinary hospitals and clinics etc. Opportunities are not limited to the said fields. Once completed, the graduate may pursue further studies and may complete their Ph.D. or may take up said job opportunities associated. The average salary for a M.V.Sc in Livestock Production & Management degree holder is between INR 5 and 6 LPA starting.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Duration of the Course||2 years|
|Eligibility||Students who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from any institute/university recognized by the veterinary council with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA not less than 6.0 are eligible to apply for Master of veterinary science in animal nutrition course.|
|Admission Process||Entrance exam based and also Merit based.|
|Course Fee||Between INR 20,000 and 2 Lacs|
|Average Salary||INR 5 and 6 LPA starting.|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Agriculture sector, government animal husbandry departments, poultry farms, veterinary hospitals and clinics etc.|
|Job Positions||Equine Veterinarians, Research veterinarians, Dairy Consultants, Veterinarians, Academic professors, Veterinary Technician etc.|
The objective of the course is to provide specialized training in animal treatment to the extent of highest expertise. The course also deals with the handling of animal livestock and business processes that have been newly introduced. Besides surgery, a person needs to take care of non-spreading of diseases in animals and need to give advice regarding medicine and vaccination of the same.
The course also focuses on different advancements in the fields of poultry and other animal rearing and animal production with emphasis on environmental and also production management. The course focuses on specific branches of veterinary science such as equine management in great depth.
Any student after pursuing the course can work in job opportunities mentioned below or can pursue Ph.D. in the field of Livestock management and Production.
|Name of the Institute||Location||Total Fees(INR)|
|Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology||Pantnagar||1,53,676|
|Junagadh Agricultural University||Junagadh||43,500|
|Indian Veterinary Research Institute||Bareilly||18,150|
|West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences||Kolkata||-|
|Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir||Srinagar||56,500|
|Sri Venkateshwara Veterinary University||Tirupati||58,250|
|College of veterinary sciences and animal technology||Bikaner||29,230|
|Tamil Nadu veterinary and animal sciences university||Chennai||64,825|
|Kerala Veterinary And Animal Sciences University||Wayanad, Kerala||80,000|
|Karnataka Veterinary animal and fisheries University||Bidar||74,316|
|Assam Agricultural University||Johrat||30,000|
Students who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.) from any institute/university recognized by the veterinary council with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA not less than 6.0 are eligible to apply.
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 to be eligible for the same.
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.
The two years of study is divided into the following courses. The courses are all compulsory and have to be taken up during the study. The course emphasizes complete Understanding of all parts of Livestock management among all kinds of animals and covers all methods including a project presentation at the end. The following are the subjects of the course:
|Subjects of Study|
|Cattle and Buffalo Production and Management||Master’s Seminar|
|Sheep and Goat Production and Management||Master’s Research|
|Swine Production and Management||Advances in Cattle and Buffalo Production and Management|
|Laboratory Animal Production and Management||Advances in Sheep And Goat Production and Management|
|Shelter Management||Advances in Swine Production and Management|
|Principles of Environmental Hygiene and Waste Management||Advances in Laboratory Animal Production and Management|
|Climatology and Animal Production||Advances in Poultry Production and Management|
|Poultry Farm and Hatchery Management||Doctoral Research|
|Farm Animal Behavior||Advances in Environmental Management|
|Integrated Livestock Farming System||Advances in Equine Management|
|Equine Production and Management||Doctoral Seminar I|
|Wildlife Management and Conservation||Doctoral Seminar II|
|Livestock Business Management||-|
The scope for veterinarians is bright in rural as well as urban areas. In cities, keeping pets is a craze, thus increasing the demand for private veterinary clinics and hospitals. Growth in the poultry sector and animal products technology sector has also resulted in an increase in demand for veterinarians in different sectors of livestock and poultry. Veterinary science students can work with medical institutions of both the private and public sectors. The average salary is between INR 5 and 6 LPA.
The employment areas are among Agriculture sector, government animal husbandry departments, poultry farms, veterinary hospitals and clinics etc.
The job profiles for these positions range from Equine Veterinarians, Research veterinarians, Dairy Consultants, Veterinarians, Academic professors, Veterinary Technician etc. The compensation and salaries for these individual jobs are specific and depend largely on the skill-set they have built and the experience in the industry.
Advance courses after Master’s of Veterinary science in Livestock Production and Management:
|Job Profile||Job Description||Average annual salary|
|Equine veterinarians||Equine veterinarians does vet works and treats horses specifically. With an increase in people maintaining stables and rearing horses and also horse race being a form of sport with also others like Polo etc. these doctors have gained more and more demand and importance.||5 – 6 LPA|
|Research veterinarians||Research veterinarians conducts clinical research on human and animal health problems.||6 – 7 LPA|
|Dairy Consultants||Dairy consultants provide farmers with strategies that could help 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.||5 – 6 LPA|
|Veterinarian||Veterinarians promote the 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.||6 – 7 LPA|
|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.||7 – 8 LPA|
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