Bachelor of Veterinary Science is the full form of BVSc. Moreover, it is a Bachelor’s or an Undergraduate degree which provide brief knowledge in the field of veterinary science. Furthermore, BVSc is a 5 year bachelor’s course which focuses to impart knowledge necessary for the treatment, nourishment as well as breeding of the animals. In addition, as per the research there are almost 47 colleges in India that provide BVSc.

Additionally, the minimum age to apply for this course is 17 years. Moreover, BVSc is considered as the perfect field for the candidates who have deep love and care towards animals. Furthermore, the students who want to develop their career in animal husbandry may opt for the BVSc program after the completion of class 12th.  Moreover, this course may extend for a period of 5 to 5.5 years and one year internship certification is also necessary to validate the degree.

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BVSc Course

In addition, the course curriculum is sub-divided into 10 semesters. Moreover, the basic BVSc eligibility criterion is to pass class 12th with science as well as English as the major subjects from a recognized board. Furthermore, all the BVSc aspirants have to appear for the entrance examination followed by the counseling session to attain a seat in their desired colleges. Moreover, some of the entrance exams for getting admission in BVSc course are All India Pre veterinary Test (AIPVT), NEET, All India Common Entrance Examination, BHU UET, TNVAU, UPCATET, UP Veterinary Entrance Examination, AAU VET, RPVT, OUAT, KCET, AP EAMCET, WBJEE etc.

In addition, BVSc course is considered as the professional medical course but some institutions also offers distance learning as well as online BVSc course. Moreover, BVSc is also offered in various specializations also such as veterinary anatomy, veterinary microbiology, veterinary toxicology etc. Additionally, the average BVSc course fee is approximately around INR 1.5 LPA- INR 2 LPA. Furthermore, the career opportunities after the completion of BVSc are also great. In addition, the BVSc graduates could get jobs in animal hospitals, research centers, animal care NGO, government jobs etc. Moreover, the job opportunities offered to a BVSc graduate are veterinary doctor, veterinary surgeon, animal breeder, social worker, research assistant etc. Lastly, the salary after BVSc would be approximately around INR 5 LPA. In addition, the salary may get increase as per the experience as well as qualification.

Now, read some points about BVSc:

  • The candidates seeking admission in BVSc must complete 10+2 class with physics, chemistry and biology along with English as the major subjects or its equivalent from a recognized board.
  • Secondly, the candidates must attain 55% marks in class 12th to be eligible to apply for BVSc course.
  • Thirdly, candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/EWS get a relaxation of 5%.
  • Furthermore, the UG aspirants have to appear in entrance examination such as AIPVT, NEET, All India Common Entrance Examination, BHU UET, TNVAU, UPCATET, UP Veterinary Entrance Examination, AAU VET, RPVT, OUAT, KCET, AP EAMCET, WBJEE etc to get admission in BVSc.
  • In addition, the basic admission process is merit or entrance based.
  • Moreover, BVSc is a full-time as well as online learning course which is offered by various institutes as well as universities of India.
  • Lastly, the short-listed candidates have to appear for the counselling session after entrance exam as well as counseling session.

All about BVSc

BVSc Duration 5 Years
BVSc Admission Criteria Merit/Entrance Based
BVSc Eligibility 12th Pass
BVSc Course Level Undergraduate
BVSc Fees Rs. 50000 to 2 Lacs
BVSc Full Form Bachelor of Veterinary Science
BVSc Average Placement Package INR 5 LPA
BVSc Average Cut Off 95%

BVSc: Eligibility Criteria

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science is a five year course. Furthermore, some colleges or institutes offer distance or online BVSc course in various specializations. In addition, BVSc admission takes place only on the basis of marks obtained in last qualifying examination. Moreover, it is necessary to satisfy the eligibility criteria of particular institute or university to apply for BVSc program. Furthermore, the admission in BVSc also takes place on the basis of merit as well as performance in entrance examination followed by counseling session.

In addition, every university or college releases a cut off list on the basis of result of the entrance exam. Furthermore, it is essential to have a valid intermediate or HSS result from a recognized board with science and English as the major subjects or its equivalent. Additionally, all the BVSc aspirants have to appear for an entrance exam to get admission in Bachelor of Veterinary Science. In addition, most of the colleges and university conducts counseling sessions for the final seat allocation process which takes place on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in entrance exam, interview as well as educational qualification.

Now, Read below the BVSc course eligibility criteria:

  • Firstly, the BVSc aspirants must visit the official website of their chosen university or institute and read the basic eligibility criteria as well as BVSc course details and terms and condition before filling in the application form.
  • Secondly, the candidate must possess a valid HSS or class 12th scorecard specifically with physics, chemistry, biology as well as English as the core subjects or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks from a recognized board.
  • Thirdly, candidates with minimum 17 years of age are eligible to apply for BVSc course.
  • Furthermore, the students who belong to SC/ST category get a relaxation of one year in respect of age.
  • Moreover, the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD category usually gets a relaxation of 5%, so they are eligible to apply in BVSc programme with minimum 45% marks in their intermediate result.
  • In addition, all the BVSc aspirants have to appear in certain state, central or university level entrance exam followed by counseling session to secure a seat in Bachelors of Veterinary Science.
  • Lastly, the final selection takes place on the aggregate marks of entrance exam as well as intermediate marks.

BVSc: Fees Structure

College/University Type Average Fees
Central Universities Rs. 30000 to 50000
Private Universities Rs. 1.5 Lacs- Rs. 2 Lacs
Deemed/Deemed to be Universities Rs. 50000- Rs. 1 Lacs
State Universities Rs. 20000- Rs. 50000
Private Colleges Rs. 2 Lacs- Rs. 2.5 Lacs
Government Colleges Rs. 15000- Rs. 30000
Institutes of National Importance Rs. 20000

BVSc: Admission Process

The admission process for BVSc is very simple. Furthermore, some university also offers BVSc course from distance education. Moreover, the initial step to get admission in BVSc program is to select the college or university. Then, the candidate must visit the official website of that particular university or institution and get detail idea regarding the terms and conditions as well as eligibility criteria to get a seat in BVSc course. In addition, all the candidates should possess all the necessary documents as per the demand of the specific college or university for the admission process. Furthermore, most of the universities accept admission through online process only. Additionally, it is also important to pass the intermediate with minimum 50% marks from a recognized board.

Furthermore, the candidate need to register themselves and fill the application form of the university and then appear for the entrance examination. Moreover, it is also important to get a brief idea about BVSc entrance exam syllabus before appearing for the entrance exam. In addition, after clearing the entrance test the college or the university also conducts counseling round especially for BVSc programmes. Lastly, the counselling session take place on the basis of which seat allocation occurs. Moreover, every university or institutes have different admission process. In addition, BVSc course is generally designed for the students who have deep interest to develop their career in the field of animal care as well as treatment and diagnosis of animal diseases.

Now, read about the admission process of BVSc:

  • Firstly, the candidates need to visit the official website of the university or institute and read about the eligibility criteria as well as all the terms and conditions for BVSc (Bachelor of Veterinary Science).
  • Secondly, the BVSc aspirant needs to register themselves on the official website of the institutes by clicking on the active registration link.
  • Thirdly, the login credentials will be mailed to the registered email id or mobile number. Then, candidate need to login through the application number as well as password.
  • Furthermore, fill the application form and enter all the personal as well as educational details such as class 10+2 percentage, entrance exam details etc. along with scanned photograph and signature.
  • Moreover, attach all the necessary documents as mentioned in the application form to complete the process successfully.
  • In addition, pay the application fee through online transaction using debit/credit/net banking or any other process as mentioned on the respective university website.
  • Additionally, admission in BVSc from distance learning takes place on the basis of marks obtained in class 12th that means direct admission occurs in case of distance learning programme. Although, there are some universities that conducts entrance test for as well as counselling session for the distance learning programme also.
  • Lastly, take the print out of the duly filled application form for future use.
  • Then, during the time of entrance exam the BVSc candidate must take out the admit card or hall ticket to appear for the entrance examination and finally, attain a seat for BVSc.

BVSc: Entrance Exams

Bachelor in Veterinary Science is offered on the basis of merit in entrance examination. Furthermore, various entrance exams are organized by central or state government. In addition, some universities and colleges also conducts university level entrance exam for BVSc aspirants. Moreover, in some colleges or Universities the entrance exam is followed by an interview round. In addition, the final selection occurs on the basis of performance in entrance test; interview as well as in class 12th exam.

Moreover, all the applicants have to appear for the entrance test. In addition, most of the universities have seat reservation for the candidates belonging to SC/ST as well as economically weaker category. Furthermore, all the candidates have to appear for the entrance test to be eligible to get admission in a particular university or institutes, Moreover, the colleges or universities affiliated with ICAR accepts ICAR-AIEE-UG or NEET-UG entrance examination scorecard for Bachelor in Veterinary Science.

AIPVT (All India Pre Veterinary Test)

All India Pre Veterinary Test will be conducted by the Veterinary Council of India. Moreover, it is usually organized for admission to BVSc. & A.H courses under 15% All India Quota seats. Furthermore, AIPVT is conducted annually at the national level. In addition, the admission into these courses takes place on the basis of NEET score in 2021. Additionally, AIPVT exam was replaced by the NEET in the year 2017. Thus, Veterinary Council of India will use the merit list of NEET UG 2021 for seat allocation to the recognized Veterinary Colleges (except Jammu and Kashmir). Moreover, there are total of 434 seats are available for these courses under 15% (All India Quota) AIQ. Furthermore, the application form will release in 2nd week of July 2021. In addition, the duration of the exam is 3 hours in offline mode.

Moreover, the process of filling the AIPVT Application Form is online. Additionally, the examination authority will release the admit card of AIPVT 2021 on the official website by the month of July. In addition, AIPVT Syllabus is designed in accordance with the NCERT 10+2 Level syllabus. The exam pattern of AIPVT 2019 will be based on the Multiple Choice Questions format with 180 questions in total.

Following this, VCI will conduct the AIPVT 2019 Counselling in almost 3 rounds, the last round being the spot counselling to confirm the admissions. Through AIPVT, Veterinary Council of India (VCI) offers admission for B.V. Sc. and Animal husbandry Courses under 15% All India Quota and the rest of 85 % under the state wise quota of the participating colleges.

Read more about AIPVT:

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: Private Colleges, Central Universities, Government Universities.
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee:  Gen/OBC- Rs. 1000/-, SC/ST- Rs. 500/-

GUJCET

GUJCET 2021 Exam Date has been announced and will be conducted as pen and paper based test on August 6, 2021. Moreover, the exam was expected to be conducted in March or April 2021 but has been delayed due to the COVID 19 crisis. Furthermore, GUJCET 2021 Admit Card has been released on July 24, 2021.

In addition, Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) every year conducts GUJCET which is a state-level common entrance test. Additionally, the entrance exam takes place in offline mode. Moreover, the duration of GUJCET is 3 hours.

GUJCET exam pattern consisted of three subjects comprising two sessions. Moreover, Physics and Chemistry will be two subjects in Paper 1. Furthermore, paper 2 had questions from Mathematics. In addition, GUJCET merit score is calculated, giving 60% weightage to marks scored in Class 12, and 40% weightage is for percentile score in GUJCET exam. Moreover, the paper is from the academic syllabus (11th & 12th) from the state education board of Gujarat.

Furthermore, the result of GUJCET 2021 will be declared after 10-15 days of the exam. Moreover, after the declaration of results, candidates will be able to access their respective scorecards by using their 6 digit seat number.

Things to know

In addition, GUJCET 2021 Counselling will be held in online mode from the first week of June 2021. Additionally, admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) will organize the counselling procedure of GUJCET.

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: Private Colleges, Central Universities, University of Gujarat
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee: Rs. 300

BHU UET (Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test)

BHU UET is conducted by Banaras Hindu University for providing admission to students in its BA, BSc, BCom, BEd, B.P.Ed, LLB, BVSc, BPA, and BFA programs. Moreover, candidates planning to get admission in BHU should fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria i.e. intermediate with 50% aggregate marks candidates will be eligible to apply for the exam.

In addition, as per exam pattern of BHU UET every question paper will have 150 questions of 450 marks and only multiple-choice questions will be there in BHU UET exam. Moreover, there are different tests for each subject in the course and the syllabus will also be different for various programs.

In addition, BHU UET Result 2021 will be released online and based on that candidates will be called for counselling. Furthermore, all the candidates who will appear for BHU UET 2021 exams can check the result by visiting the official website. In addition, the entrance will be an online test. Moreover, the questions pattern will be the same for all the courses but the number of questions and allotment of time will vary. However, the maximum time limit set for the entrance is 2 hours.

Things to know

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: 8 colleges, Private Colleges, Central Universities
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee: Rs. 300 to 600

TANUVAS (Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University)

TANUVAS Admission 2021 will be conducted by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University which offers many undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as BVSc & AH, BTech (Poultry Technology), BTech (Food Technology) and B.Tech (Dairy Technology), MSc In Bioinformatics, MSc in Biotechnology, MVSc / MTech (FT) Degree Programmes, etc. In addition, the exam is conducted once a year for admission in various courses. Moreover, candidates must read eligibility criteria carefully before applying for admission through online mode. In addition, the University offers BTech and BVSc & AH programmes at UG level. In order to be eligible to apply for these programmes, aspirants must have attained the age of 17 years and should not have completed 21 years as on December 31 of the admission year.

Things to know

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: Private Colleges, Central Universities, Colleges of Tamil Nadu
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee: Rs. 600 to 1200

UP Veterinary Entrance Examination

It is a state level entrance test conducted by the Uttar Pradesh government. Moreover, the UP aspirants could get admission in various veterinary colleges situated in UP through a valid scorecard of UP veterinary entrance exam. In addition, the exam occurs in the month of May or June. Furthermore, the counseling process starts from 5 August 2021. Additionally, the basic eligibility criterion is class 12th in relevant field from a recognized board. Furthermore, Uttar Pradesh Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya (DUVASU) conducts this entrance exam for BSc Agriculture, BVSc as well as MVSc. In addition, the exam takes place in offline mode. Additionally, the duration of the exam is 2 hours.

Things to know

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: Private Colleges, Central Universities, colleges of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee: Rs. 1800

NEET UG

NTA will conduct NEET 2021 on September 12 in an offline mode in 13 Languages. Moreover, NEET Application Form 2021 has been released on July 13 on the official website. Furthermore, this year NTA has divided the NEET Registration process into 2 Phases where Phase 1 i.e., submission of the online Application Form can be done till Aug 6, 2021. However, for Phase 2, information needs to be filled up before the declaration of NEET Result for which NTA will announce the dates.

In addition, NTA (National Testing Agency) has also introduced changes in NEET Exam Pattern. Now, the total numbers of subjects in NEET 2021 are 4, namely, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany which will be further divided into 2 sections i.e. A & B containing 35 and 15 questions respectively. Also, to rationalize the decision of reduction in the syllabus by various boards, NTA has taken the decision to provide internal choice in NEET Question Papers i.e. candidates can attempt 10 questions out of 15 in Section B.

Lastly, NEET is a National Eligibility cum Entrance Test conducted by NTA i.e. National Testing Agency. NEET is the only entrance test for those who wish to get admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary, and other medical courses in India.

Things to know

Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Class 11 & 12

Validity: Private Colleges, Central Universities, Government Universities etc.

Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced

Exam Fee:

General Rs.1500
General EWS/ OBC category Rs.1400
ST/ SC/ PWD/ Transgender category Rs.800

AICEE (All India Common Entrance Exam)

The Veterinary Council of India (VCI) conducts the All India Common Entrance Exam, commonly known as AICEE, for admission to various UG programmes in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Moreover, VCI is the apex body of all veterinary colleges in India. Additionally, the Department of Animal Husbandry has instructed VCI to use NEET-UG qualified merit list for admission to the above-mentioned courses to fill up seats in renowned Veterinary Colleges for 15% AIQ (All India Quota), except Jammu & Kashmir. In addition, other criteria for the selection of the eligible students for admission to the Degree courses will be as per VCI’s Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education. In addition, the exam takes place in Online mode. Additionally, the exam occurs on 2nd week of May exam.

Things to know

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: Private Colleges, Central Universities, Government Universities and colleges.
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee: Rs. 350 to Rs. 800

AAU VET (Assam Agricultural University Veterinary Entrance Test)

AAU VET 2021 Application Form will be released by Assam Agricultural University (AAU) on August 01, 2021 (tentatively). Moreover, candidates have to fill the AAU VET Application form on the official website. Furthermore, applicants who have successfully passed 10+2 examination with Biology, Physics and Chemistry as their main subjects can apply for AAU VET 2021.

  • Firstly, AAU VET 2021 Application Form will be filled through online mode only.
  • Secondly, online submission of the application form involves 4 steps – Fill Registration Form, Uploading Photograph and Signature, Payment of Application and Test Fee, and final submission of the application form.
  • Thirdly, application and test fee ofINR 1100 will be deposited by the candidates applying for the AAU VET 2021.

In addition, AAU VET 2021 Application Form can be filled by the candidates seeking admission into Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc and AH) Degree Program, offered by AAU at its two campuses – College of Veterinary Science located at Khanapara in Guwahati and Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science located at Joyhing in North Lakhimpur.

Things to know

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: Private Colleges, Central Universities, University of Assam
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee: Rs. 1100

RPVT (Rajasthan Pre Veterinary Test)

Rajasthan Pre-Veterinary Test (RPVT) is conducted by the Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (RAJUVAS) for admission to BVSc and A.H degree courses. Moreover, a total of around 312 BVSc and AH seats are filled through the exam. Furthermore, RPVT is conducted once a year in an offline mode. Unlike other entrance tests in India, RPVT can be written by only those candidates with a domicile of Rajasthan. Moreover, as per the official information brochure, RPVT 2021 entrance test will be conducted at three centres, Jaipur, Bikaner and Udaipur. In addition, the test paper comprises 180 objective questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Additionally, the duration of the exam is 3 hours.

Moreover, in an official notification on June 26, RAJUVAS extended the deadline to fill online application form for RPVT 2021. Additionally, candidates could register and fill online applications till July 31, 2021 as per the revised dates of RPVT 2021. Earlier, the last date to fill and submit the RPVT 2021 application form was June 30, 2021.

Things to know

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: Private Colleges, Central Universities, University of Rajasthan
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee: Rs. 3000

OUAT (Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology)

OUAT 2021 Application Form will likely be released after May 7, 2021, on the official website of Odisha University of Agricultural Technology. Moreover, candidates will have to register in online mode only. Furthermore, the registration process occurs in two stages for UG courses. Firstly, they will have to fill Application form A wherein candidates are required to enter basic details, educational qualification, and contact details. Subsequently, they will have to fill the Application form B which includes course preferences and document uploading.

Prior to filling up of OUAT 2021 Application form A, candidates are required to go through detailed eligibility criteria and make sure they have state domicile of Odisha or have completed their schooling from Odisha.

Read more about OUAT:

In addition, OUAT 2021 application fees of INR 1350 for all categories candidates

  • Firstly, once the fees are paid, candidates can complete an application form of the university and upload the necessary documents.
  • Secondly, the university will process only those forms that are complete in every sense and for which the application fees have been paid.
  • Thirdly, this year, OUAT 2021 will tentatively be held in July 2021 forUG courses.

In addition, the University offers education at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels in Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Fishery Science, Home Science & Forestry in the semester system. Moreover, research and Extension programmes are carried out at the Regional Research & Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS) and/or Sub-stations/Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) located in different parts of the state.

Things to know

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: Private Colleges, Central Universities, Universities of Orissa.
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee: Rs. 1400

KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)

KEA has postponed KCET 2021 due to COVID-19. Moreover, KCET 2021 will be held offline as a pen and paper test from August 28 to 30. Furthermore, the authorities have again extended KCET 2021 Form Correction window. In addition, the candidate could make the necessary changes in their KCET 2021 Application Form from August 2 to 5.

Additionally, KEA has revised KCET 2021 Syllabus because of 30% reduction in the syllabus of PUC I and II (Class 11 & 12).  In addition, as per KCET 2021 Exam Pattern, the question paper will consist of a total of 60 MCQ questions from each section, which have to be attempted in 80 minutes. Moreover, there are almost 180 questions in total. Lastly, with the cancellation of PUC I and II due to COVID-19, admissions to UG courses at universities in Karnataka will be based solely on ranks obtained from scores of KCET 2021 as well as NEET 2021 and not PUC II marks.

Things to know

  • Exam Syllabus: Chemistry, Physics & Biology of Class 11 & 12
  • Validity: IITs, NITs, Private Colleges, Central Universities, Karnataka University.
  • Level of Difficulty: Highly Advanced
  • Exam Fee: Rs. 250 to Rs. 750

List of Top BVSc Specializations

BVSc is a branch of science that basically deals with the prevention, diagnosis as well as treatment of disease and disorder or an injury in animals. Moreover, BVSc has specializations in both exotic and regular breeds. In addition, it provides knowledge that is important for the management, treatment, nourishment and also for breeding of animals. Additionally, over the years, BVSc is considered as one of the popular course as more and more awareness is created for the better livelihood of animals in the society.

Furthermore, the course is generally for five years, but some universities award the students BSc after the first three years and then BVSc after the final two years. Moreover, after the entrance examination, selection and counselling, the academic session begins. In addition, Several BVSc subjects are included in the curriculum. Additionally, the course is sub divided into 10 semesters that include theory as well as practical sessions. Moreover, one year of internship is also a necessary part of the course.

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In addition, among the various other subjects those are covered under the BVSc syllabus. Furthermore, the courses are designed and well versed to study the different systems of animals. Moreover, all this consists of study of bones, joint tissues, muscles, the various stages of pregnancy and so forth. Hence, the related BVSc subjects are:

  • Comparative osteology and arthrology
  • Theory and practice of historical and histochemical techniques
  • General histology and ultrastructure
  • Biology and geology neurology and anesthesiology of ox
  • Development anatomy
  • Comparative Splanchnology
  • Lastly, Principles and applications of biomechanics

Specializations in BVSc

  • Veterinary anatomy
  • Animal nutrition
  • Veterinary physiology
  • Animal genetics and breeding
  • Veterinary biochemistry
  • Livestock production management
  • Veterinary pharmacology and toxicology
  • Livestock products Technology

Veterinary:

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Public health and epidemiology
  • Gynaecology and obstetrics
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Surgery and radiology
  • Veterinary and animal husbandry extension education

Some Specializations that one can opt for BVSc program in Veterinary Sciences are mentioned below:

BVSc Animal Nutrition

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) in Animal Nutrition is a specialized undergraduate program for 3 years. Moreover, the course is designed in a way to offer knowledge in the field of Animal Nutrition. Furthermore, the eligibility criteria for enrollment into this undergraduate program are 10+2 qualification from a recognized board, with a minimum aggregate of 60%. In addition, admission to BVSc course takes place on the basis of both merit as well as entrance tests. However, some institutions might take an interview before giving admission.

Moreover, the course aimed to provide knowledge on the basics of domestic animal nutrition, their feeding, reproduction, breeding, health, genetics as well as ration balancing. In addition, some of the colleges that offer BVSc in Animal Nutrition are Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science, National Research Center on Camel etc. Furthermore, the average fees of BVSc in Animal Nutrition in India range between INR 20,000 to 3 Lakhs. Additionally, candidates could get a job in government sectors in India as well as they can open up their veterinary clinics and can also work as professionals in the private sectors or at research centers.

Things to know

Specialized Subjects:

  • Animal Nutrition- Energy & protein
  • Animal Nutrition- Minerals, Vitamins and Feed additives
  • Feed Technology
  • Feed conservation, storage and quality control
  • Ruminant Nutrition
  • Non- Ruminant Nutrition
  • Applied Nutrition I
  • Applied Nutrition II etc.

Average Fee: INR 1 Lac – INR 2 Lac

Types of Jobs: Store Officers, Veterinary Doctor, Professor, Veterinary Sales Manager, Veterinary Surgeon, Poultry Nutritionist, Livestock Consultant, Assistant Senior Veterinarian, Animal Breeders, Food Safety and Inspection Veterinarian, etc.

Average Salary: INR 3 Lac – INR 4 Lac

BVSc in Animal and Genetic Breeding

Bachelor of Veterinary Science in Animal Genetics and Breeding (BVSc Animal Genetics and Breeding) is a five year course. Moreover, this course focuses on the research of cells, cytogenetics, human genetics, as well as the breeding of various species of livestock and poultry.

Furthermore, the basic eligibility for BVSc in animal and genetic breeding is candidates must pass class 12th from a recognized board. In addition, the average tuition fees for BVSc in Animal Genetics and Breeding comes between INR 4,000 to 2 Lakh for the span of five years.

Furthermore, to get admission into this course candidate should qualify entrance exams such as NEET, BHU UET etc. Additionally, only qualified candidates could appear for the counselling round.

Moreover, the major Job profiles or opportunities after the completion of the course are Animal Care and Service Workers, Assistant to Practitioners, Associate Scientific Manager, Biological Scientists, Lecturer, Manager Animal Farm, Partner, Pharmacy Research Scientists, Private Practice, and Self-Employment etc.

In addition, applicants must also take a medical internship approximately for a period of six months to one year in the final year to earn a BVSc degree.  Apart from treating animals, a veterinarian must also take care of non-communicable diseases in animals which require medical advice and vaccinations.

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Specialized Subjects: Veterinary Gross Anatomy-I, Osteology, Arthrology & Biomechanics, Veterinary Physiology-III (Endocrinology, Reproduction Growth Environmental Physiology), Systemic Veterinary Pathology, Special Veterinary Pathology etc.

Average Fee: INR 4,000 – INR 200000

Types of Jobs: Research Associate, Research Associate/Jr. Research Scientist, Area Business Manager, Teacher, Assistant General Manager, Marketing Support Manager, Product Manager etc.

Average Salary: INR 3 Lac – INR 12 Lac

BVSc in Veterinary Pathology

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) Veterinary Pathology is also a 5 year Undergraduate course especially for students interested in veterinary science.

Moreover, candidates applying for the same must pass 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 50% from the science stream along with English as the main subjects. In addition, all candidates must appear for the relevant entrance examination. Furthermore, admissions to the veterinary college takes place on the basis of both the merit obtained from the 10+2 as well as the Entrance examination.

In addition, the course is satisfying for students who wish to study medical science for curing and taking care of animals. Lastly, BVSc allows students to diagnose animal diseases and prescribe the correct medication.

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Specialized Subjects: Osteology, Veterinary Anatomy in General and Osteology, Importance of Grasslands and Fodders In-Livestock Production, Gross Morphological and Topographical Study of Various Organs of the Digestive System, Parasites and Parasitism, Factors Affecting the Digestibility of a Feed, Milk Hygiene concerning Public Health, Types and Functions of Placenta in Different Species, Clinical Evaluation and Abnormalities of Reproductive Tracts in Domestic Animals, Breeds of Dogs – International Pedigree Breeds and Indian Breeds etc.

  • Average Fee: INR 5,000 – INR 630000
  • Types of Jobs: Senior Medical Representative, Veterinarian/ Veterinary Doctor, Veterinary Consultant, Veterinary Researcher, Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, among others.
  • Average Salary: INR 2 LPA – INR 10 LPA

Subjects/Syllabus for BVSc in India

BVSc course curriculum is designed and divided into 10 semesters for a period of 5 years’ duration. Moreover, in the first 4 years of the course the main focus is given to theoretical as well as practical training. Furthermore, in the final year of the BVSc course the students need to go through a complete one year internship process.

In addition, to become proficient in the field of Veterinary Science, candidates study about important disciplines like medicine and animal husbandry, genetics and breeding, gynecology, pathology as well as anatomy, etc.

Moreover, subjects and syllabus are very much important for any course. Furthermore, BVSc program subjects as well as syllabus has a lot that deals with animal health, its behaviors, diseases and its cure, anatomy and almost everything related to animals. In addition, these are very important for students to acquire an idea and proper knowledge about animals. Some part of the syllabus also deals with issues related to animals as it is pretty necessary to address animal issues.

Following table displays the name of subjects in semester wise format:

1st Sem

Introductory Animal Husbandry

Scope and Importance of Biochemistry

Introduction and Importance of Statistics

Osteology

Veterinary Anatomy in General and Osteology

Livestock in India

2nd Sem

Myology

Demonstration of Embalming of the Carcass and Preservation

Muscle Physiology

Sense Organs and Receptors Physiology of Special Senses

Enzymes: Definition and Classification

Importance of Grasslands and Fodders In-Livestock Production

3rd Sem

General Histology

Introduction and Scope of Veterinary Pathology

Parasites and Parasitism

Introduction and History of Microbiology

Indian Poultry Industry

Factors Affecting the Digestibility of a Feed

4th Sem

Gross Morphological and Topographical Study of Various Organs of the Digestive System

Spermatogenic Cycle and Wave

Biochemical and Genetic Determinants of Growth

The Biting Midges

Introduction and General Description of Protozoa

Concepts in Veterinary and Medical Immunology

5th Sem

Historical Development Branches and Scope of Pharmacology

General Pathology of Viral Infections

Milk Hygiene in Relation to Public Health

Milk Industry in India

Layout and Management of Rural, Urban and Modern Abattoirs

Concept of Sociology

6th Sem

Drugs acting on the Autonomic Nervous System

Viral Diseases

Parasitic Diseases

Introduction to Aquatic Animals

Definitions and Aims of Epidemiology

Retrospect and Prospect of Meat Industry in India

7th Sem

Antibacterial Agents

Pre anesthetic Considerations and Pre anaesthetics

Principles of Viewing and Interpreting X-ray Films

Clinical Evaluation and Abnormalities of Reproductive Tracts in Domestic Animals

History and Scope of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Manifestation

8th Sem

General Toxicology

Types and Functions of Placenta in Different Species

Dystocia – Types of Dystocia

Aetiology, Clinical Manifestations

Valuation of Acid-Base Balance and Interpretation

Man-Animal and Society

9th Sem

Definition of Animal Welfare and Ethics

Taxonomy of Various Genera of Wild/Zoo Animals of India

Breeds of Dogs – International Pedigree Breeds and Indian Breeds

Introduction to Andrology

Definition, Scope and Importance

Livestock Entrepreneurship

10th Sem

Internship

Skills Required for BVSc in India

If the candidate is an animal lover and posses a deep interest in animal healthcare. Moreover, he or she is fascinated by majestic creatures of the mother earth, then, veterinary science allows one to create a profession in the field. Furthermore, Veterinary Science deals with the treatment, wellbeing of all animals on the planet. Just similar to medical degrees, there are veterinary doctors and professionals who see to the treatment of animals. In addition, the study of veterinary science ranges from preventive care to psychological analysis as well as surgical problems. Thus, one has to be absolutely passionate and dedicated about ensuring the wellbeing of animals.

Additionally, BVSc is most appropriate for those looking to build a career in the field of animal healthcare. Moreover, the candidate seeking admission in BVSc should have some deep learning skills so that the candidate could adapt all the knowledge imparted during the course. In addition, BVSc scope is also great. Additionally, admission in the course of BVSc is granted on the basis of skills which are needed to complete the course. Moreover, the Master of Education aspirant must possess class 12th with minimum 50% marks from a relevant field from recognized board.

Skills:

Lastly, those seeking to make a successful career as a veterinarian or a relevant job profile in veterinary science must have the following skills:

  • Firstly, Love for Animals
  • Secondly, Dedicated
  • Thirdly, Passionate
  • Patient
  • Sensitive
  • Rational
  • Observer
  • Communication Skills
  • Calm
  • Understandable
  • Compassionate
  • Compassionate
  • Management skills
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Adviser
  • Additionally, a BVSc graduate should be hard worker.
  • Furthermore, a BVSc should possess Ability to plan.
  • Lastly, a BVSc should possess Mentoring/ counselling skills.

In addition, there is a high demand for professionals in the field of veterinary science and not only in India, but abroad. Moreover, the BVSc scope is growing and one in every six families have a pet. Other than pets, taking care of animals and seeing to their wellbeing can result in you owning your own clinic or working in a top hospital or even working with organizations like PETA.

Jobs after BVSc in India

As per the candidate’s choice and interest of specialization, one can practice veterinary with a valid licence.  Moreover, there is a vast choice available to choose as job and pursue professionalism. Some of them are listed below:

  • Firstly, Veterinary Surgeon
  • Secondly, Veterinary Officer
  • Thirdly, Animal caretaker
  • Moreover, Social Workers for Animals
  • Furthermore, Animal Care Specialist
  • In addition, Animal Breeder
  • Lastly, Animal Scientist

Top profiles in Veterinary Sciences as per ranking:

  • Veterinary officer
  • Animal Research scientist
  • Cattle breeders
  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Veterinary doctor
  • Lastly, Animal care specialist

Some Other Working Options are:

Some other job opportunities after pursuing Veterinary Sciences include jobs in the –

  • State Government sector
  • Centralized sectors
  • Academic research extension wink off Veterinary colleges
  • Local body is municipalities or panchayat
  • Private sector
  • Self-employment

In addition, all these areas require veterinary specialists for varied and diverse reasons. Moreover, from vaccination of animals, to information on nutrition and health, to scientific breeding using methods like in-vitro fertilization and artificial insemination, one is required everywhere.

Common BVSc jobs along with the salary scale associated:

Job Name Average Pay (Per Annum)
Veterinary Doctor INR 5.08 LPA
Cattle Breeder INR 3.89 LPA
Animal Research Scientist INR 5.42 LPA
Livestock development Officer INR 4.80 LPA
Animal Care Specialist INR 4.32 LPA
Veterinary Surgeon INR 5.87 LPA
Vet Doctor in NGOs INR 3.89 LPA
Animal Breeder INR 3.66 LPA

Top Employers for BVSc in India

A degree in Bachelor of Veterinary Science opens up ample career opportunities for students in the fields of animal healthcare. Moreover, an undergraduate in Bachelor of Veterinary Science can find promising jobs at places such as Agriculture Sectors, Government Animal, Defence Dog training centers, Zoological Parks, Aviaries, Wildlife Sanctuaries, etc., with an average starting salary of INR 3.6 LPA. In addition, the BVSc course is regarded as a high level course in the field of Veterinary Science that is basically designed to train the candidates so that they could become good veterinarian for the future generation. In addition, in India there are various job opportunities as well as different animal healthcare sector that offer good career opportunities to the BVSc graduate.

Following is the list of Job profiles:

  • Veterinary Officer -Due to the rules and policies for animal healthcare in the department of agriculture.
  • Animal caretaker -They provide care and treatment and fight for animal welfare in NGOs.
  • Social Workers for Animals -They provide care and treatment and fight for animal welfare in NGOs.
  • Animal Care Specialist -They are specialists in hospitals and government departments for animals.

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In addition, companies’ awareness for franchises is growing significantly. Furthermore, the market demand for innovative veterinary products is increasing. Lastly, being a quality product, good company products are accepted by end users, in demand and easy to repeat order to market.

  • Firstly, Vee Remedies (Best Veterinary PCD Company)
  • Secondly, Zovix Pharmaceuticals (Veterinary Pharma Company)
  • Thirdly, ZENLEY (Pharma Company for Veterinary Products)
  • Furthermore, Biochemix Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  • Additionally, Vetraise Remedies (Leading Veterinary Pharmaceutical Company)
  • Then, Godrej, Shalimar, Kapila, Growell, Nutrich, Vetrina, vetrox
  • Intas, Virbac, Cipla, Mankind, Hester etc.
  • Indian immunologicals, Hester,
  • Amul, Mother Dairy etc
  • Venkeys, Suguna, etc
  • NGOs
  • Lastly, Vetlab, Diagovet, magicvets Etc

Top BVSc Colleges in India

Selecting the right college to follow the career as well as dreams is essential for every student. In addition, with so many different college options present nowadays, candidates might find it difficult to choose the right as well as best college for studying. Moreover, this becomes extremely difficult for career options which are not much in the limelight and one of them is Veterinary.

Furthermore, BVSc stands for Bachelor of Veterinary Science which is the study of the different aspects of treatments of different types of animals. Additionally, it is a course which provides the students with knowledge that is required for the animal healthcare sector. Moreover, the students who have the desire to work and treat animals should opt for this field. Furthermore, BVSc course is ideal for the students who are animal lovers and then make a career in this field with the appropriate knowledge that is required to work in the field. In addition, they also need to treat the ill animals, the injured animals, and the animals that have certain problems.

Things to know

Additionally, the candidates pursuing a bachelor’s degree in this field have bright career opportunities in the future. Moreover, BVSc syllabus covers the topics related to the surgeries, physiology, and other aspects that are needed to treat animals. Therefore, after the successful completion of this course, the candidates are hired and have the opportunity to get good experience to work in the field.

In addition, some colleges or universities offer admission to the candidates based on the merit of what they have scored in the earlier examination. Thus, to get admission to the particular course, the candidate must pass the entrance examination so that they are granted admission to the course.

List of some Veterinary colleges in India:

  • Firstly, Indian Veterinary Research University, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh
  • Secondly, International Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Rohtak, Haryana
  • Thirdly, Mahatma Gandhi Veterinary College, Rajasthan
  • Furthermore, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
  • In addition, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
  • Additionally, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Bihar Veterinary College, Patna, Bihar
  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
  • Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Mumbai Veterinary College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Lastly, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Latur, Maharashtra

Things to know

College Name NIRF Ranking
BHU (Banaras Hindu University) 10
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology 34
Junagadh Agriculture University N/A
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science University 44
Anand Agricultural University 96
Birsa Agricultural University N/A
Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology 101
Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology N/A
Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Science N/A
Mahatma Gandhi University 30

Top BVSc Universities in India

Best university for veterinary science in India is ICAR National Dairy Research Institute according to veterinary science ranking as well as agricultural university rank. Moreover, there are several other veterinary science universities that offer BVSc in Veterinary Science. Furthermore, some of the well known universities are Banaras Hindu University, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science University etc. In addition, most of the universities are approved by UGC as well as AICTE.

Moreover, the admission in Bachelors of Veterinary Science takes place on the basis of marks obtained in several entrance exams conducted by the central or state agencies. In addition, some universities also conduct BVSc entrance examination for admission in Bachelors in Veterinary Science. Moreover, there are numerous ranking agencies such as NIRF, NAAC etc which grant ranking to the universities on the basis of overall infrastructure, teaching facilities as well as performance of the university in various aspects. Furthermore, the top universities allocate few seats for the candidates appearing for BVSc entrance exam. In addition, the basic admission criterion is merit or entrance based for most of the universities.

Following is the list of universities along with QS ranking:

College Name QS Ranking
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) 1001-1200
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology 116th
Kumaun University-DBS campus, Nainital N/A

Frequently Asked Questions about the BVSc

Is a BVSc a doctor?

No, BVSc graduate is not considered as a doctor. Moreover, the course is definitely related to medical field. Furthermore, it basically deals with the study of animal healthcare. In addition, a degree in Bachelor of Veterinary Science opens up ample career opportunities for students in the fields of animal healthcare. Moreover, an undergraduate in Bachelor of Veterinary Science can find promising BVSc jobs at places such as Agriculture Sectors, Government Animal, Defence Dog training centers, Zoological Parks, Aviaries, Wildlife Sanctuaries, etc., with an average starting salary of INR 3.6 LPA.

In addition, the BVSc course is regarded as a high level course in the field of Veterinary Science that is basically designed to train the candidates so that they could become good veterinarian for the future generation. In addition, in India there are various job opportunities as well as different animal healthcare sector that offer good career opportunities to the BVSc graduate.

Things to know

  • Veterinary Officer -Due to the rules and policies for animal healthcare in the department of agriculture.
  • Animal caretaker -They provide care and treatment and fight for animal welfare in NGOs.
  • Social Workers for Animals -They provide care and treatment and fight for animal welfare in NGOs.
  • Animal Care Specialist – Lastly, they are specialists in hospitals and government departments for animals.

Does BVSc require NEET?

Yes, NEET is one of the entrance examinations necessary for the admission in BVSc course. Moreover, it is necessary to satisfy the eligibility criteria of particular institute or university to apply for BVSc program. Furthermore, the admission in BVSc also takes place on the basis of merit as well as performance in entrance examination followed by counseling session. Additionally, some of the entrance exams for getting admission in BVSc course are All India Pre veterinary Test (AIPVT), NEET, All India Common Entrance Examination, BHU UET, GUJCET, MHT CET, TNVAU, UPCATET, UP Veterinary Entrance Examination, AAU VET, RPVT, OUAT, KCET, AP EAMCET, WBJEE etc.

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In addition, every university or college releases a cut off list on the basis of result of the entrance exam. Furthermore, it is essential to have a valid intermediate or HSS result from a recognized board with science and English as the major subjects or its equivalent. Additionally, all the BVSc aspirants have to appear for an entrance exam to get admission in Bachelor of Veterinary Science. In addition, most of the colleges and university conducts counseling sessions for the final seat allocation process which takes place on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in entrance exam, interview as well as educational qualification.

Is BVSc better than MBBS?

BVSc is not better then or equivalent to MBBS. Furthermore, BVSc graduate deals with the disease and health of animals while an MBBS graduate deals with well being of human beings. Moreover, both the profession is related to medical field the only difference is a veterinarian deals with the anatomy, physiology as well as pathophysiology of animals. In addition, MBBS is the study of human medicine and BVSc is the study of veterinary medicine.

What is BVSc degree?

Bachelor of Veterinary Science is the full form of BVSc. Moreover, it is a Bachelor’s or an Undergraduate degree which provide brief knowledge in the field of veterinary science. Furthermore, BVSc is a 5 year bachelor’s course which focuses to impart knowledge necessary for the treatment, nourishment as well as breeding of the animals. In addition, as per the research there are almost 47 colleges in India that provide BVSc.

Now, read some points about BVSc:

  • Firstly, the candidates seeking admission in BVSc must complete 10+2 class with physics, chemistry and biology along with English as the major subjects or its equivalent from a recognized board.
  • Secondly, the candidates must attain 55% marks in class 12th to be eligible to apply for BVSc course.
  • Thirdly, candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/EWS get a relaxation of 5%.
  • Furthermore, the UG aspirants have to appear in entrance examination such as AIPVT, NEET, All India Common Entrance Examination, BHU UET, TNVAU, UPCATET, UP Veterinary Entrance Examination, AAU VET, RPVT, OUAT, KCET, AP EAMCET, WBJEE etc to get admission in BVSc.
  • In addition, the basic admission process is merit or entrance based.
  • Moreover, BVSc is a full-time as well as online learning course which is offered by various institutes as well as universities of India.
  • Lastly, the short-listed candidates have to appear for the counselling session after entrance exam as well as counseling session.

Additionally, the minimum age to apply for this course is 17 years. Moreover, BVSc is considered as the perfect field for the candidates who have deep love and care towards animals. Furthermore, the students who want to develop their career in animal husbandry may opt for the BVSc program after the completion of class 12th.  Moreover, this course may extend for a period of 5 to 5.5 years and one year internship certification is also necessary to validate the degree. In addition, some of the entrance exams for getting admission in BVSc course are All India Pre veterinary Test (AIPVT), NEET, All India Common Entrance Examination, BHU UET, TNVAU, UPCATET, UP Veterinary Entrance Examination, AAU VET, RPVT, OUAT, KCET, AP EAMCET, WBJEE etc.

 Now, Read below the BVSc course eligibility criteria:

  • Firstly, the BVSc aspirants must visit the official website of their chosen university or institute and read the basic eligibility criteria as well as BVSc course details and terms and condition before filling in the application form.
  • Secondly, the candidate must possess a valid HSS or class 12th scorecard specifically with physics, chemistry, biology as well as English as the core subjects or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks from a recognized board.
  • Thirdly, candidates with minimum 17 years of age are eligible to apply for BVSc course.
  • Furthermore, the students who belong to SC/ST category get a relaxation of one year in respect of age.
  • Moreover, the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD category usually gets a relaxation of 5%, so they are eligible to apply in BVSc programme with minimum 45% marks in their intermediate result.
  • In addition, all the BVSc aspirants have to appear in certain state, central or university level entrance exam followed by counseling session to secure a seat in Bachelors of Veterinary Science.
  • Lastly, the final selection takes place on the aggregate marks of entrance exam as well as intermediate marks.
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