M.V.Sc. Livestock Products Technology is a 2 year full-time Postgraduate Veterinary course. Eligibility for the course is Bachelor degree in Veterinary science or an equivalent examination in a science stream from a recognized board with minimum aggregate of 60% marks.
A few colleges offer M.V.Sc. Livestock Products Technology course in various states of India. Every college has their own eligibility criteria, admission procedure, syllabus, fees structure, and placement training. The average fee for this course ranges between INR 10,000 to 50,000.
In this course, students may study two major topics include meat technology and dairy technology. They may also do research activities on product development, development of functional meat, an extension of shelf life, and development of milk products.
Admission to M.V.Sc. Livestock Products Technology course is based on Merit-list or an Entrance-exam. Most of the colleges conduct counseling and select students based on the merit list prepared by the state-wise universities. Some of the reputed colleges conduct entrance exams to select students for this course admission. Entrance exams may vary from state to state. Few colleges conduct the personal interview followed by the entrance exam. Those colleges select students based on their performances in an entrance exam and the personal interview.
After completing this course, graduates may get opportunities in areas such as Animal and pet food manufacturers, International development sectors, Government sectors, Military sectors, etc. These professionals may work in major positions like an Animal dietician, Animal nutritionist, Veterinary technician, Dairy consultant, etc. The average salary for these professionals ranges between INR 2 to 15 Lacs as per their experience and expertise in this field.
Written below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester type|
|Eligibility||Bachelor’s degree in veterinary science|
|Admission Process||Merit-based or Entrance-based|
|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 10,000 to 50,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 15 Lacs|
M.V.Sc. Livestock Products Technology course helps to study major topics including fresh meat technology, meat products technology, meat by-products technology, microbiology and quality control, packaging and sensory evaluation of livestock products, milk, and milk products technology. In this course, students learn to develop value-added meat products and milk products.
The main aim of this course is to disseminating knowledge about hygienic milk production, hygienic slaughter, utilization of slaughterhouse by-products, preparation of value-added meat products, preparing of value-added indigenous as well as milk products, and dressing of food animals. In this course, students conduct research in the area of meat and milk science and by the products utilization. They also do an analysis of meat and milk products for microbial quality and physic-chemistry.
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|
|Lala Lajput Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences||Haryana||INR 44,100|
|UP Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan||Mathura||INR 49,100|
|College of Veterinary and Animal Science||Bikaner||INR 15,470|
|College of Veterinary and Animal Science||Udaipur||INR 15,470|
|Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research||Jaipur||INR 15,470|
Candidates who have completed Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary science or an equivalent degree in a science stream from a recognized board are eligible for M.V.Sc. Livestock Products Technology course. Candidates should obtain 60% of marks in their bachelor degree examination for M.V.Sc. Livestock Products Technology course eligibility. The percentage may vary from one college to another. Eligible candidates may apply for this course through online or offline.
Admission for M.V.Sc. Livestock Products Technology course is based on Merit list or an Entrance-based. Most of the colleges conduct counseling and select students based on the merit list prepared by the state-wise universities. Some of the reputed colleges conduct entrance exams to select students for this course admission.
Some of the major entrance exam conducted by the reputed colleges and universities are:
Entrance exams may vary from state to state. Few colleges conduct the personal interview followed by the entrance exam. Those colleges select students based on their performances in an entrance exam and the personal interview.
A year-wise syllabus for Master of Veterinary Science [MVSc] (Livestock Products Technology)is given below. The syllabus may vary from one college to other.
|YEAR I||YEAR II|
|Milk and Milk Products Technology||Developments in Abattoir Meat Products|
|Meat and Meat Products Technology Including Poultry||Developments in Fresh Meat Technology|
|Abattoir Practices and Animal By-Products Technology||Processed Meat Technology|
|Slaughter Practices and Meat Inspection||Meat Structure and Chemistry|
|Fresh Meat Technology and Quality||Advanced Food Microbiology|
|Food Technology||Slaughter House By-Products|
|Principles of Food Packaging and Sensory Evaluation||Current Trends in Packaging of Livestock Products|
|Milk and Milk Products Processing||Sensory Evaluation of Livestock Products|
|Chemistry of Milk and Milk Products||Principles of Engineering Applied to the Livestock Product Processing|
Graduates in Veterinary Science work in technical sales or marketing in an animal feed production industries within the commercial sector. Some of the major areas these graduates work in are Animal and pet food manufacturers, Agricultural advisory bodies, International development agencies, Government departments, Educational and research institutions, Universities, etc. These graduates also work in professional teaching positions, area livestock specialists, and agricultural agents.
Graduates in this field are recruited by the top companies in good positions and salaries. Top companies are ADAS, SRUC, AB Vista, BOCM Pauls, Domantis GSK, GE Healthcare, Q chip, Unilever, etc. In government sectors, graduates work with regulations governing the 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.
Further Study: Candidates who would like to continue their studies in Livestock Products Technology can further study Ph.D. in Livestock Products Technology course. After completing this course, graduates may get an offer in top organizations with high salaries.
Given below are the major job positions, their descriptions, and the Average annual salary for each position:
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Animal dietician||Animal dieticians are responsible for viewing the diet and nutrition of animals. They are also responsible for taking care of animals and pets in research laboratories or zoos. They closely diagnose the impact of different foods and examine the gastrointestinal tracts of animals. Some dieticians work as government agencies, and veterinary officers.||INR 5 to 6 Lacs|
|Animal nutritionist||Animal nutritionists are responsible for increasing and promoting the effect of diet on the health, and productivity of animals. They also investigate nutritional disorders and the safe storage of feeds often in conjunction with veterinary surgeons. They evaluate the nutritional feeds, grass, feed supplements, and forage for animals and pets.||INR 8 to 9 Lacs|
|Veterinary technician||Veterinary technicians are responsible for assist other technicians to take care of animals. They also work in labs by doing blood tests, urine analysis, as well as teeth cleaning. They may evaluate animal’s condition, check vital statistics, clean and wrap wounds, collect samples and medicines for animals. They also communicate with pet owners and update animal’s files.||INR 7 to 8 Lacs|
|Dairy consultant||Dairy consultants are responsible for providing farmers with strategies that could help them to increase and improve dairy production. Most of the consultants take an approach by examining multiple factors such as how well animals are fed and types of food they consume. They make reports that show the current product yield and how nutritional changes can potentially improve their numbers.||INR 5 to 6 Lacs|
|Veterinarian||Veterinarians are responsible for promoting the health of animals by advising animal owners about feeding, sanitation measures, and general care. They also restore health by treating animals medically. They determine nature of diseases by examining pets and animals. They document actions by completing reports, forms, animal records, and reporting diseases to public health officials.||INR 6 to 7 Lacs|