Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) is a two years postgraduate academic veterinary master degree course of study in India. Veterinary Science is a specialised medical field meant especially for animal only. Veterinary council of India (VCI), is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of India is responsible for conducting the specialised medical course and monitoring veterinary institutions of the Country.
The master’s course of study is suitable for those candidates wants to increase their knowledge for accelerating their career by exploring and acquire a critical understanding off Veterinary Science in specialization fields like Animal Reproduction, Animal Nutrition, Livestock Products Technology, Specialization in Wildlife Science, Animal Genetics & Breeding, etc.
The course of study is designed to provide in-depth knowledge, information, techniques and about the activities associated with Animal Husbandry in a comprehensive manner. The study is focused on theoretical and practical aspects and principles techniques in an academic discipline such as Veterinary Anatomy, Medicine, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Surgery & Radiology, Veterinary Animal Husbandry Extension, Veterinary Public Health.
The candidate has to complete Bachelor Degree like Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), or any other Bachelor Degree with relevant subjects like Biology and Zoology or equivalent examination with minimum aggregate 55% marks, such candidates are eligible to take admission in Master’s degree study program.
In India, it is mandatory to give an additional Pre Medical Entrance Examination. The Veterinary Council of India (VCI), conducts the All India Common Entrance Examination such as Indian Veterinary Research Institute Entrance Exam, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Entrance Exam. The eligibility is based on Merit.
This course requires study requires 2 years of the time period in India, It’s a Full Time professional degree course, but some candidates use part time, correspondence education program and also go for distance learning, study option to earn this degree. The study is based on practical aspects of Veterinary Science
The Master degree holder have excellent career opportunities in Colleges & Universities also in both Public and Private sector such as Animal Research and Development, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Diseases Investigation Center, Fishery Department, Marine Amusement Park, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Drug Research Institute, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Feed Processing Industry, Ministry of Agriculture, (Poultry Farms, Meat, Milk) Processing Plant, Zoo & Wild Center, Veterinary Instruments & Equipment Industry.
After the successful completion of the course, one can be recognized as Veterinarian and work as, Manager (Animal Farm), Veterinary Doctor, Veterinary Surgeon, Associate Scientist, Veterinary Research, Veterinary Consultant, Veterinary Technician, Pharmacy Researcher or Scientist, Biological Scientist, Professor, Lecturer, etc.
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