(Formerly Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences)
Government of Puducherry Institution - Affiliated to Pondicherry University
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B.V.Sc. & A.H

VCI Regulations 2016 (MSVE-Minimum Standards for Veterinary Education 2016)


A.Degree Course

1. A degree course of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry shall comprise of a course of study spread over five and half complete professional years including a compulsory internship of “one year” duration undertaken after successful completion of all credits as prescribed in the syllabus.

2. During the course of study there shall be training in veterinary clinical complex or state veterinary hospital, private veterinary hospital, animal farm or livestock farm complex as part of the course.

B. Duration of professional year-

1. First professional year of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry classes shall commence latest by 1st September of every year.

2. The annual examination shall be conducted prior to summer vacation for the year.

3. Each professional year shall cover at least two hundred ten days of instruction excluding time spent for annual examinations except fourth professional year which consists of 315 instructional days.

C. Veterinary Curriculum –

1. The following shall be the veterinary curriculum, namely:-

(a) (i) Core Courses; and

(ii) Internship including Entrepreneurial Training;

(b) the curriculum shall provide adequate emphasis on cultivating logical and scientific habits of thought, clarity of expression, independence of judgment, ability to collect information and to correlate them and develop habits of self-education;

(c) Medium of instruction for B.V.Sc. and A.H. degree course shall be in English;

(d) practical training at Livestock Farm Complex or Clinical practice shall be organised in small groups of 5 to 10 students so that each teacher can give personal attention to each student with a view to improve his or her skill and competence in handling of the patients and each practical batch for a course shall be preferably not more than twenty students;

Veterinary Anatomy 4+3=7
Veterinary Physiology 4+1=5
Livestock Production Management 4+2=6
Total  12+6=18
Veterinary Biochemistry 2+1=3
Veterinary Microbiology 3+2=5
Veterinary Pathology 4+2=6
Animal Genetics and Breeding 3+1=4
Animal Nutrition 3+1=4
Total 15+7=22
Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology 4+1=5
Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology 3+1=4
Veterinary Parasitology 3+2=5
Livestock Products Technology 2+1=3
Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education 3+1=4
Veterinary Clinical Practices – I 0+1=1
Livestock Farm Practices 0+2=2
Total 15+9=24
Veterinary Surgery and Radiology 2+1=3
Veterinary Medicine 4+1=5
Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2+1=3
Veterinary Clinical Practices –II 0+6=6
Total 8+9=17

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VCI Regulations 2008

The system of education followed is the “SEMESTER COURSE CREDIT SYSTEM”. The College is offering a 10 semester B.V.Sc. & A.H. Degree programme based on the curriculae and syllabi laid down by the VCI. The college  has implemented the new VCI regulations, 2008 from the academic year 2009-10. This includes six calendar months of compulsory  rotatory internship training  programme which includes 3 months clinical training, 2 months farm training and one month training in other areas such as biological production, dairy & meat products plants, treatment & management of wild animals etc. A sum of Rs.3000/- per month is paid as allowance to the students who are undergoing internship.

Study tours and supplementary academic programmes are also arranged as compulsory part of curriculum.

The academic year of the College shall consist of two semesters. A semester shall have a minimum of 105 instructional days excluding the examination days. Annual Board Examinations for the B.V.Sc. & A.H. course are conducted by the Pondicherry University.

The academic year of the College starts during the month of September.

Semester Wise Distribution of Courses

NEW VCI (2008 onwards)

Semester I

Course Code Course Title Credits
VAN 111 Veterinary Gross Anatomy – I (Osteology, Arthrology and Biomechanics) 1+2
VPB 111 Veterinary Physiology – I (Blood, Cardio-vascular & Excretory systems , Body Fluids) 2+1
VPB 112 General Veterinary Biochemistry 1+1
LPM 111 Livestock Production Management-I (General Principles and Ruminants) 3+1
AGB 111 Bio-Statistics and Computer Applications 2+1
ANN 111 Principles of Animal Nutrition & Feed Technology 2+1

Semester II

Course Code Course Title Credits
VAN 121 Veterinary Gross Anatomy – II ( Myology, Neurology Angiology  and Aesthesiology) 2+2
VPB 121 Veterinary Physiology – II (Neuromuscular, Digestive Respiratory  System) 2+1
VPB 122 Veterinary Intermediary Metabolism 2+1
LPM 121 Fodder Production & Grassland Management 1+1
LPM 122 Livestock Production Management-II (Monogastric and Laboratory Animals) 1+1
AGB 121 Principles of Animal Genetics and Population Genetics 2+1
ANN 121 Applied Animal Nutrition-I (Ruminants) 2+1

Semester III

Course Code Course Title Credits
VAN 211 Veterinary Histology and Embryology 2+2
VPA 211 General Veterinary Parasitology & Helminthology 3+1
VPP 211 General Veterinary Pathology 1+1
VMC 211 General Veterinary Microbiology 1+1
LPM 211 Avian Production Management 1+1
ANN 211 Applied Animal Nutrition-II (Non-ruminants, Poultry & Laboratory Animals) 2+1
AGB 211 Livestock and Poultry Breeding 2+1
LFP 211 Livestock Farm Practice (Non-credit) 0+1

Semester IV

Course Code Course Title Credits
VAN 221 Veterinary Splanchnology & Applied Anatomy 1+1
VPB 221 Veterinary Physiology – III (Endocrinology, Reproduction, Growth & Environmental Physiology  ) 3+1
VPA 221 Veterinary Entomology & Acarology 1+1
VPA 222 Veterinary Protozoology 2+1
VMC 221 Veterinary Immunology and Serology 1+1
VPP 221 Systemic Veterinary Pathology 2+1
LPM 221 Commercial Poultry Production and Hatchery Management 1+1
LPM 222 Livestock Production Management-III ( Regional interest) 1+1
LFP 221 Livestock Farm Practice (Non-credit) 0+1

Semester V

Course Code Course Title Credits
VPT 311 General & Systemic Veterinary Pharmacology 2+1
 VMC 311 Systematic Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology 2+1
VPP 311 Special Veterinary Pathology 2+1
VPE 311 Milk and Meat Hygiene Food safety and Public Health 2+1
LPT 311 Milk and Milk Products Technology 1+1
LPT 312 Abattoir Practice and Animal Product Technology 1+1
VAE 311 Principles and Techniques of Veterinary and A.H. Extension 2+1

Semester VI

Course Code Course Title Credits
VPT 321 Veterinary Nueropharmacology 2+1
VMC 321 Systematic Veterinary Virology 2+1
VPP 321 Avian Pathology 1+1
VPP 322 Aquatic Animal Diseases, Health Care and Management 1+1
VPE 321 Veterinary Epidemiology and Zoonosis 2+1
LPT 321 Meat Science 1+1
VPB 321 Animal Biotechnology 2+1
VAE 321 Livestock Economics, Marketing and Business Management 2+1

Semester VII

Course Code Course Title Credits
VPT 411 Veterinary Chemotherapy 2+0
VSR 411 General Veterinary Surgery , Anaesthesiology and Diagnostic Imaging 2+2
VGO 411 Veterinary Gynaecology 2+1
VMD 411 Veterinary Clinical Medicine-I (General & Systemic) 2+1
VMD 412 Veterinary Preventive Medicine-I (Bacterial , Fungal & Rickettsial Diseases) 2+0
VLD 411 Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnosis-I 0+1
VCP 411 Veterinary Clinical Practice 0+5

Semester VIII

Course Code Course Title Credits
VPT 421 Veterinary Toxicology 2+0
VSR 421 Regional Veterinary Surgery 2+1
VGO 421 Veterinary Obstetrics 1+1
VMD 421 Veterinary Clinical Medicine-II (Metabolic & Deficiency Diseases) 2+0
VMD 422 Veterinary Preventive Medicine-II (Viral & Parasitic Diseases) 2+0
VLD 421 Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnosis-II 0+1
VCP 421 Veterinary Clinical Practice 0+5
TVC 421 Veterinarian in Society (Non-credit) 1+0

Semester IX

Course Code Course Title Credits
VSR 511 Veterinary Orthopedics and Lameness 1+1
VMD 511 Animal Welfare, Ethics and Jurisprudence 2+0
VMD 512 Zoo/Wild Animal Breeding, Management , Nutrition and Health Care 1+1
VMD 513 Pet Animal Breeding Management, Nutrition and Health Care 1+1
VGO 511 Veterinary Andrology and Reproductive Techniques 1+1
VPE 511 Environment and  Environmental Hygiene 2+1
VAE 511 Livestock Entrepreneurship 1+0
VCP 511 Veterinary Clinical Practice 0+5

Semester X

Compulsory Rotatory Internship for the period of Six calendar months.