(Formerly Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences)
Government of Puducherry Institution - Affiliated to Pondicherry University
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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER), Puducherry offers Post - Graduate Programme leading to M.V.Sc (Master of Veterinary Science) Degree in the following major fields for the academic year 2018-19. RIVER follows revised PG regulations 2016.


1. Major Fields

1. Livestock Products Technology (LPT)

2. Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education (VAE)

3. Veterinary Biochemistry (VBC)

4. Veterinary Medicine (VMD)

5. Veterinary Microbiology (VMC)

6. Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics (VGO)

7. Veterinary Pathology (VPP)

8. Veterinary Surgery & Radiology (VSR)

9. Livestock Production and Management(LPM)

10. Veterinary Parasitology (VPA)

11. Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology(VPE)  


The Institute has established all the Departments as stipulated by the VCI and the faculty strength at present is 63. The Institute is permanently affiliated to Pondicherry University.

M.V.Sc. programme shall have a duration of minimum four semesters (two academic years), which includes 40 credits of course work, 20 credits of research work and compulsory non-credit courses.


2. Eligibility for Admission

2.1 Academic Qualifications: B.V.Sc & A.H Degree recognized by Veterinary Council of India with a minimum O.G.P.A of 6.0 in 10.0 point scale. (5.5 for SC/ST candidates). In other grading systems OGPA/Marks will be appropriately proportioned with 10 point grading scale.

2.2 Age: Should not have completed 35 years as on 31st December 2018 (relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates)


3. Criteria for Residents of Puducherry UT

A candidate is considered as Resident of Puducherry UT if he/she is an Indian National and satisfies at least one of the following criteria:

Those candidates or whose parents have been residing continuously in the Puducherry UT at least for 5 years as on the preceding date of submission of application.

Children of Central / State Government Servants / Defence Personnel / Central Paramilitary Forces/ Employees of Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous Bodies wholly or substantially run either by the Central Government or by the Puducherry UT administration for at least a minimum period of one year to the last date of submission of application.

Children of natives of the Puducherry UT who have declared any place in Puducherry UT as their hometown and so certified by their respective Heads of Office. In such case, Nativity Certificate in the Prescribed Format has to be enclosed along with the Admission Application.

Children of Defence Personnel who were killed or disabled in action and children of Central Government Servants / Puducherry UT Government Servants/ Defence Personnel / Employees of Public Sector Undertakings as referred in Category (2) who died while in service in Puducherry.

French National residing in Puducherry UT and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession shall be treated on par with the candidates who produce the prescribed Puducherry Residence Certificate. Such French Nationals will not be required to produce Residence Certificate; instead they should produce a Certificate of Registration issued for this purpose from the French Consulate at Puducherry. Children of these French Nationals shall not be considered for admission under the quota of Non-Residents.


4. Application Procedure

Application for admission should be made online by visiting www.centacpondy.in

Candidates who are employed should bring the no objection certificate on the day of entrance examination. If selected for the course he/she will be permitted to join the course only on production of relieving orders from the concerned employer.

  4.1 Scanned documents to be uploaded while submitting the online application B.V.Sc. & A.H. Degree Certificate** Proof of Date of Birth Transcripts of BVSc & AH Degree Nationality Certificate Residence Certificate Caste Certificate  

** In case of the students of RIVER who are completing their degree in 2018, Provisional Degree Certificate can be submitted in place of Degree Certificate.


5. Allocation of Seats$$

The following seat allocation will be followed for the academic year 2018-19:

Sl. No. Discipline UT of Puducherry Other States Grand Total
1. Livestock Products Technology 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 2
2. Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education 1 1 - - 2 1 - - - 1 3
3. Veterinary Biochemistry 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 2
4. Veterinary Medicine 1 - - 1 2 1 - - - 1 3
5. Veterinary Microbiology 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 2
6. Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics 1 - 1 - 2 1 - - - 1 3
7. Veterinary Pathology - - 1 1 2 - 1 - - 1 3
8. Veterinary Surgery & Radiology - - 1 1 2 - 1 - - 1 3
9. Livestock Production and Management 1 1 - - 2 - 1 - - 1 3
10. Veterinary Parasitology 1 - - - 1 - - 1 - 1 2
11. Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology 1 1 - - 2 - - - 1 1 3
  Total 9 3 3 3 18 6 3 1 1 11 29

* Includes OBC/EBC/BCM

# Includes SC/BT

$$ - 1. Unfilled reserved seat (if any) will be converted to unreserved seat in the final counseling and filled.

2. If sufficient number of candidates from U.T. of Puducherry is not available even after the conversion of reserved seats, the seats will be converted to other states Quota (Unreserved) and filled. Similarly, the vice versa will be followed in case of other states quota also.

Important Dates

Sl. No Details Date
1. Call for Applications 22.10.2018
2. Last date of receiving applications 05.11.2018
3. Date of Entrance Examination 15.11.2018
4. Date of Counselling (by CENTAC) (One more counselling will be conducted, if needed) 16.11.2018
5. Date of Registration for Post Graduate programme (at RIVER) 26.11.2018
6. Date of commencement of Classes 27.11.2018


6. Selection Procedure for Admission

The selection of candidates to M.V.Sc. Degree Programme will be based both on marks obtained in the B.V.Sc. examination and the PG Entrance Examination-2018 (PGEE-2018) with equal weightage. The candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% in the entrance examination to be eligible to get admission for M.V.Sc. Programme.  

6.1. Merit list: Among the candidates who secured minimum of 50% of marks in the PGEE-2018, the Merit List will be prepared based both on marks obtained in the B.V.Sc. & A.H. examination and the PGEE-2018 with equal weightage. In case of a tie i.e. candidates having obtained equal marks in the merit list, the inter- se merit will be decided in order of preference as under: Marks obtained in the PGEE-2018 OGPA/ Marks in the Qualifying examinations Age (Candidates older in age are given preference)

There is no Provision for Re-evaluation.


7. Registration for courses

The registration and commencement of classes will be tentatively on 26.11.2018 & 27.11.2018 respectively


8. Fee Structure

Total of Tuition Fees and Other Fee payable at the time of Admission is Rs.55,500/- per annum.

In addition, Registration Fee, Matriculation Fee, Recognition Fee, University Development Fee, University Examination Fee shall be paid as prescribed by the Pondicherry University from time to time.


9. Hostel Accommodation

At present hostel accommodation is limited for PG students.


10. Discipline

The Institute aims at maintaining the highest standard of discipline amongst the students. The students shall abide by any General or Special Rules prescribed by the Institute with regard to discipline and conduct, from time to time and shall give a written Undertaking thereof before being admitted. Students shall not associate themselves with any political party or organization within or outside the Institute campus. Use of alcohol and intoxicating drugs inside the Institute and Hostel premises is strictly prohibited. Students shall desist from agitations and demonstrations. Every student shall carry an Identity Card issued by the Institute. Any act of disobedience or misconduct will be seriously dealt with.  

10.1. Ragging: “Ragging is strictly prohibited” by a notification issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, with a penalty ranging upto 2 years of imprisonment. If any “student indulges in any form of ragging”, he/she will be summarily rusticated from the Institute. The decision of the Dean of the Institute shall be final in case of complaints.


11. Progress in Studies

A student is expected to keep steady progress in studies. A student found indifferent in studies or has poor attendance, may face expulsion/ rustication from the Institute. The name of the student may be struck off from rolls for unauthorised absence from classes.

Refund of fee paid policy

In the event of an admitted student leaving the course, the following refund of fee policy will be followed.

Situation Refund Policy
(for both Puducherry & Other state students)
On request received before the start of the academic session & seat could be filled by the Institute before the closure of admission Entire fee less the admission fee will be refunded.
If the seat remains vacant on account of withdrawal of admission by the candidate (or) Discontinuance of course any time after the commencement of the course of study Entire fee paid for that academic year will not be refunded. Further, an amount of Rs. 1 Lakh has to be paid for discontinuing the course and receipt of all original certificates.