HIMALAYAN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL
SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
"Agricultural revolution through quality education"

Bachelors In Veterinary Sciences And Animal Husbandry (B V Sc & A H)

Background

Nepal is an agricultural prime country. Nearly 67 percent of the total population is engaged in this sector for their livelihood. Obviously it is a major and common techno-economic activity in Nepal . Livestock is an integral part of agriculture production system and at present it is contributing nearly 31 percent to the Agricultural Gross Domestic Products (AGDP). Livestock Master Plan (LMP) (1993) and Agriculture Perspective Plan (1995) have indicated encouraging prospect of livestock sector with the incremental production of achieving the highest target level around 45 percent of AGDP by the year 2015.

Nepal at present is relatively far behind in its human resources, particularly in highly technical field like veterinary and animal production high quality professionals are the need of the nation.

According to FAO nearly 30-40 % protein production in developing countries is lost due t livestock diseases. Various studies have shown that livestock /poultry diseases has been causing a sharp decline in livestock production and thereby depriving the nation with more than one billion rupees worth per annum. Furthermore, there is a critical shortage of fodder and pasture in most of the areas. Improvement in the fodder, pasture and animal health situations in Nepal would therefore have visible impact in the livestock production resulting in:

The increased household incoming generation;

•  Substantial support to poverty alleviation;

•  Improved nutritional status of the people along with additional economic support; and

•  Increased opportunity for the export of high quality livestock products.


The Himalayan Collage of Agriculture Science & Technology (HICAST), in affiliated with Purbanchal University , has therefore started Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V. Sc & A.H.) course. This college is the result of the initiation of highly qualified and experienced subject matter teachers and specialists.

Scope and Opportunities for the Veterinarians

There are many job opportunities for the veterinary graduates in the governmental and non-governmental and private institutions /industries .Enough options are there for running own livestock product -based enterprises and /or private consultancy /advisory services in the country .HICAST is fully committed and capable to produce high quality competent graduates in veterinary science .

Veterinary Doctors are closely associated with different livestock production related problems , which are beyond the knowledge and skill of our farmers .The livestock production system both in the rural and commercial sectors cannot be productive and effective without veterinary Support.

Knowledge -based production and health management support can make the enterprise successful. Production of clean and hygienic livestock product is essential for general health and nutrition of the population .Prevention of zoonotic diseases if another important field related with public health and eventually make the saying "Healthy Animal , Healthy Man , And Healthy Nation" a reality .Indeed , this is the ultimate goal of the nation .HICAST if therefore providing an excellent opportunity today for the leaders of tomorrow to devote themselves for the achievement of this national goal.

Eligibility

Student who have successfully completed intermediate of science programme (10 +2 (Science ),I.SC., or I.Sc.Ag.) with at least 50 percent are eligible to apply for this programme . Admission is based on the merit secured by the applicants in the entrance examination conducted by Purbanchal University .

There is a special provision for admission of in-service candidates in governmental or other institutional scholarship.

 

 
Veterinary campus has Veterinary Teaching hospital with the follwoing laboratories:
  • Veterinary Anatomy & Histology
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Biochemistry
  • Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Breeding & Genetics
  • Livestock Production & Management
  • Livestock Product Technology
  • Animal Reproduction, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Veterinary Surgery & Radiology
  • Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary and Animal Husbandary Extension
  • Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosis
  • Veterinary Field Clinic