KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy
The allotment of seats from academic year 1999 admission will be as follows:
The selection of candidates for U.G. programme is through State Entrance Examination (Medicine & Agriculture Courses). Fifteen percentage of seats will be reserved for VCI candidates on the basis of All India Entrance Examination and interview. Other reservation of admissions are as per Goverment rules.
Ph.D. programme is being offered in Anatomy, Animal Breeding & Genetics, Animal Reproduction, Clinical Medicine, Dairy Science, Livestock Production Management, Nutrition, Microbiology, Pathology, Parasitology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Poultry Science and Surgery with intake capacity of two each.
Master's Degree Programeme (M.V.Sc.) is offered in Anatomy, Animal Breeding Genetics, Animal Reproduction, Clinical Medicine, Dairy Science, Extension, Livestock Production Management, Microbiology, Nutrition, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Poultry Science, Preventive Medicine, Surgery and Veterinary Public Health with intake capacity of four seats each.
P.G. Diploma programme is offered in the subjects of Meat Technology and Dairy Technology.
The research programme in this Faculty aims for improvement of Livestock and Poultry production, Animal health care and Livestock Product Technology with a commitment of economic betterment to farmers. Field felt problems were taken up such as genetic improvement of Livestock in the State, improved varieties of birds for efficient egg and meat production. Animal feeding trials were undertaken for utilization of Agro Industrial by-products.
In Animal disease areas emerging diseases Aflatoxicocis, Metabolic diseases, Mineral status and Defficiency problems were taken up for evolving better management practice. In fertility problem, management among cattle and dogs are in progress. Embryo transfer technology is also identified as research area, an ICAR project is being implemented in this faculty. Molecular characterization of infectious agents for effective immunization are also being taken up. There are many external funded research programmes through ICAR, DBT, DST and Central and State governments. Currently there are twenty one externally aided research projects in operation in addition to KAU projects
Research Publications (1866 Nos. till January 2000)
|Research Stations / Units|
|Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Genetics and Breeding|
The Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal genetics and Breeding was established in Kerala Agricultural University in 1986. At present the centre has research capability in population and biometrical genetics, dairy cattle, goat, rabbit, pig and poultry genetics, germplasm conservation of native breeds, wild life genetics and mutation research, karyoloical studies, immunogenetic studies and molecular genetics. The major research achievements of this centre is in dairy cattle breeding by way of developing and establishing a field progeny testing unit. The ICAR field progeny testing unit has come out with research result like the low fat and SNF percentage of crossbred cows of the state, which might necessitate the amendment of Pfa stipulations on fat and SNF of milk. The most commendable achievement of the centre is the conservation of the legendry VECHUR cattle from the jaws of extinction. A well established cytogenetics laboratory of the Centre was instrumental in standardizing and preparing karyotypes of cross-bred cattle, vechur cattle, wild buffaloes, native buffaloes and goats, Rabbit breeding unit of the centre is now established itself as the major source of rabbit kids for the farmers of the state. Training programmes are also being undertaken for the farmers on rabbit rearing practices.
|Centre for Advanced Studies in Poultry Science|
A Centre for Advanced Studies in Poultry Science was established in November, 1985 to co-ordinate the research activities in the discipline of Poultry Science. In 1976, ICAR sanctioned one centre on AICRP on Poultry for Eggs at Mannuthy.
The department has currently two projects funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Major achievements are
|Centre for Advanced Studies in Pathology|
The Department of Pathology was upgraded to centre of Excellence in Pathology during 1987 by kerala Agricultural University. During 8th Plan period ICAR decided to establish Centre of Advanced Studies in Agriculture and allied subjects at National level. Centre of Excellence in Pathology of Veterinary Faculty was elevated to the station of Centre of Advanced Studies in 1993, fully financed by ICAR based on the merits. This is the only Centre in India in Pathology.
Teaching, Research and Extension are the main activities of the Centre. Besides this, diagnostic services, serving the whole state is an important mandate of this Centre, postgraduate programmes leading to M.V.Sc. and Ph.d. are regularly organized. Training programmes for the benefit of field veterinary officers fully financed by the Department of Animal Husbandry are systematically organized here every year. Disease investigations, Research projects of KAU and projects sponsored by various funding agencies were also undertaken by the Centre. Conformatory diagnosis of Rabies is an important activity of the Centre and this is the only Centre in the state which undertakes Rabies diagnosis. Analysis of feed samples from all over the state for mycotoxin is an integral activity of the centre. The establishement of an electron microscopy unit with transmission and scanning facility at the Centre was a big achievement.
Research work undertaken always paralleled the research publications in national and international journals. Popular articles are regularly published for the benefit of farmers and common man.
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