System of Education

B.V.Sc. & A.H




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                                                             


Veterinary Physiology                                                           


Livestock Production Management                                        






Veterinary Biochemistry                                                      


Veterinary Microbiology                                                     


Veterinary Pathology                                                           


Animal Genetics and Breeding                                           


Animal Nutrition                                                                 






Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology                          


Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology                       


Veterinary Parasitology                                                       


Livestock Products Technology                                          


Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education  


Veterinary Clinical Practices – I                                          


Livestock Farm Practices                                                     






Veterinary Surgery and Radiology       


Veterinary Medicine     


Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics


Veterinary Clinical Practices –II           





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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


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


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.



The M.V.Sc. programme shall have one-year (two semesters) course work followed by one-year thesis work.

Credit requirements

Course credits                   :           30

Research (Thesis) credits    :           30

Total credits                     :           60  

Distribution of credits
The requirement of total course credits shall consist of 20 credits in major field and 10 in two minor fields. In each field of specialization, a minimum of 12 credit hours in core courses is required to be taken by a student. No change, addition or deletion in the prescribed core courses shall be permissible.  
Credit load
A candidate shall be allowed to register for a maximum of 15 credits in a semester. However, for enabling marginal adjustments, the student may register one extra credit (a total of 16) in a semester with the permission of the Dean.
A student of Master's Degree shall be required to give one seminar of one credit in major field.
Residential requirements
Minimum residential requirement for M.V.Sc degree programme is four semesters and the maximum limit for completion of M.V.Sc. programme is four years (inclusive of duration of discontinuation, if any). If a student fails to complete his/her Master's programme with in the maximum time limit prescribed, his/her admission shall stand cancelled.
The student is required to have an attendance of at least 80% of total classes in each course. The Dean may condone a shortage of up to 10% of attendance on valid grounds. If any student fails short of the required attendance he/she will not be permitted to appear in the University examinations.
Evaluation and Examinations
Evaluation of a student in each course is based on Internal and External Examinations with equal weightage. The students registering for a particular course shall take all the examinations  conducted during the semester. There will be no reexamination in case of those students who abstain from the University external examinations. However, the Dean may permit on valid grounds reexarnination in lieu of only one missed internal examination.
Internal Examinations
The internal examination in theory consists of two term examinations of 40 marks each and seminars or assignments carrying 20 marks. The first and second term examinations will be conducted after the completion of 50 and 80 instructional days respectively.    It shall be the responsibility of the concerned Head of the Department to ensure proper conduct of all internal evaluations in all the courses offered by that Department.

1). The internal practical examination will be conducted after 80 instructional days for 80 marks including 10 marks for viva-voce. The evaluation of records and practical assignments carries 20 marks. Submission of records / assignments and attendance in viva-voce examination are compulsory. The HOD in consultation with the course teacher will prepare the schedule of the examinations during the semester.  

2). The answer scripts of all the internal examinations will be shown to the students after evaluation. The concerned HOD will retain the answer scripts for a minimum period of two years after the student completes the degree programme.

External Examinations

The external examination in each course will be conducted in theory and practicals after the end of the semester. However, only one external examiner will be invited to conduct the practical and evaluate the theory papers for all the courses offered by one department including major and minor fields of study. The external theory examination in a semester may spread over 6 to 8 days and the practical examination for a maximum of 3 days in a department depending upon the number of courses offered in that semester. The external examination for each course in theory will consist of one paper for 100 marks comprising subjective questions for 3-hour duration. The external examination in practical will be for 100 marks including viva- voce for 20 marks

Minimum Marks for Pass

A student is required to secure not less than 50% of marks in internal and external examinations separately in both theory and practical examinations in each course to be declared as passed in that course.  If a candidate fails to obtain the above-mentioned minimum marks, he/she will be declared as failed and has to reregister the course as and when offered by the concerned department. The Pondicherry University will declare the results of the examinations and the results will be communicated to the College.

Research Problem
After the successful completion of the course work, the student has to submit, during the third semester an Outline of the Research Work (ORW) in prescribed format in consultation with the Advisory Committee to the Dean for approval. He/she will also present a seminar on the proposed work. Subsequent change(s) if any in the ORW need to be approved by the Dean. The student will carry out the research work as per the approved ORW under the supervision and guidance of the Advisory Committee.
Preparation and submission of thesis
On successful completion of the research credits and research work to the satisfaction of the Advisory committee, the candidate will present a seminar on the research work before the faculty members. After incorporating the necessary suggestions in consultation with the Advisory Committee, the candidate will submit six draft copies of the thesis to the Dean along with a certificate in the prescribed proforma duly signed by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. Six copies of thesis abstract of not more than 300 words shall also be submitted along with the thesis. The Dean shall forward three copies of the thesis to the University for evaluation.
Evaluation of the thesis

Recommendation of the Examiner: In case the external examiner recommends for the acceptance of the thesis with remarks as " HIGHLY COMMENDED OR COMMENDED," the report will be forwarded to the concerned Head of the Department for conduct of the Vive voce examination. The student shall submit six final bound copies of the thesis to the HOD who in turn will arrange for conduct of final viva-voce examination by inviting the external examiner who evaluated the thesis. The viva voce will be conducted by the external examiner, HOD and the members of the Advisory Committee. A certificate regarding the performance of the candidate in final viva-voce examination on the thesis in the prescribed form, duly signed by all the members of the Advisory committee and the external examiner shall be forwarded to the Dean by the concerned HOD. The result of the examination should clearly indicate the performance of the student either as " SATISFACTORY" or "UNSATISFACTORY" and the same will be communicated to the University for the declaration of the result.

If the performance of the candidate in the viva voce examination is "UNSATISFACTORY", he/she may be asked to take the viva voce examination after a lapse of at least 30 days after the declaration of the result of the final viva voce examination. If his/her performance in the second viva voce is UNSATISFACTORY, he/she will be asked to revise the research programme by re-registering the research credits.

If the external examiner does not recommend for the award of the degree with the comments to revise and resubmit the thesis, the concerned HOD in consultation with the members of the Student Advisory Committee may arrange for incorporating the suggestions given by the external examiner and resubmit the thesis to the University to arrange for evaluation.

If the external examiner rejects the thesis, the University may send the thesis to the second examiner from the panel of examiners for evaluation. If the second examiner recommends for the award of the degree, the report will be forwarded to the concerned HOD to arrange for conduct of viva voce examination.

In case the second external examiner also rejects the thesis, the candidate will have to re-register the research credits and carry out the research work afresh.

A candidate shall not be permitted to submit his / her thesis for more than two occasions.

Grading & Transcript
The University will award the grades to the students on a 10-point scale. A grade report / Transcript for each semester will be issued by the University during the subsequent semester. The University will issue a final transcript indicating the courses, credits and OGPA after the successful completion of all the courses and thesis viva voce examination.
Eligibility for Degree
A candidate is eligible for the award of M.V.Sc. degree after successful completion of the prescribed course and research credits including final viva voce examination. Candidate securing an OGPA of 7.5 and above and completing the courses, and final thesis examination satisfactorily in the first attempt will be awarded degree in FIRST CLASS WITH DISTINCTION. Candidate securing an OGPA ranging from 6.00 to 7.49 and completing the courses, and final thesis examination satisfactorily in the first attempt will be awarded degree in FIRST CLASS. All the other passed candidates will be placed in SECOND CLASS.
Award of M.V.Sc. Degree
A degree certificate under the seal of Pondicherry University signed by the Registrar and Vice-Chancellor of the University shall be presented to the candidate on successful completion of the requirements for the award of degree.  
Temporary discontinuation and resumption of studies
If a student wants to discontinue his/her studies temporarily or take a long leave, he/she may do so after successful completion of course credits with the prior approval of the Dean. Discontinuation before successful completion of course credits shall result in cancellation of admission. The discontinuation is allowed only once in the M.V.Sc. degree programme. However, the maximum time limit prescribed for the completion of Master's Programme shall remain unchanged. The M.V.Sc. student should not be on the active rolls of employment in Government or University or any private or public undertakings during the study period.