KVASU calls for UG, PG, PhD and Diploma programmes

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) invites applications online from eligible candidates for its Post graduate, Undergraduate, Diploma and Post Graduate diploma /certificate courses courses in the academic year 2016-17.  It offers Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral degree programmes in Veterinary and Animal Science, Dairy Science and Technology and Poultry Science subjects, in addition to various Technology Enabled Distance Learning Programmes.University offers M.Sc programmes in (1) Biotechnology (2) Quality Control In Dairy Industry (3) Biostatistics (4) Applied Microbiology (5) Animal Sciences and (6) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in addition to (7) MS degree in Wild Life Studies.

M.Sc Programmes

M.Sc Biostatistics helps strengthening research in the disciplines of Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences and Veterinary  Sciences.. The course will enable the students to become biostatisticians, biostatistical programmers, SAS programmers, consultants and researchers in industry, hospitals, public health labs, planning and research department etc. The course in Quality control in Dairy Industry will equip the students in Dairy Products  and Processing Quality and open up opportunities to undertake career in quality management of food products on a global scale. It is designed to generate qualified professionals to handle the emerging needs in quality control sector in Dairy Industry.

MS Wildlife Studies is for bioscience graduates who would like to turn towards wildlife conservation and management. It aims to equip bioscience graduates to qualify to work in wildlife sectors associated with zoos, NGOs etc. as wildlife biologists. They can take up further studies in national and international institutes of importance.

In the present scenario, microbiology is acquiring great importance in the context of its applications in food safety, fermentation technology, molecular biology, industrial biotechnology, biocontrol of pests and sewage/waste management. Therefore, applied microbiology is an important area with a co-ordinated approach and a student mastering M.Sc Applied Microbiology will therefore be able to do independent research by availing meritorious scholarships or become a professional specialist in the above areas.. Students undergoing M.Sc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  will understand the scientific basics of the life processes at the molecular level. The course will further equip the students in the applications  to organize biochemical analysis of organs/tissues  and open up opportunities to undertake career in teaching, research in diagnostic laboratories.

As far as M.Sc in Animal Biotechnology is concerned there is a great demand for trained manpower in biotechnology world over and particularly in India. Job opportunities in Laboratories and Research Institutions are worthwhile.M.Sc Animal Science  will help people to develop an understanding of the biology of domestic and captive animals, their care, management and use as a resource for food, fiber, recreation and companionship.The course aims to develop skills in designing projects and its efficient implementation by imparting knowledge on project management, human resource management and business management. 

For all M.Sc Courses eligibility is a Degree in Veterinary Sciences/Dairy Sciences/Forestry/ Food Technology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Chemistry/ Zoology/Botany/Biotechnology while For M.Sc Biostatistics it is a Bachelors degree in Statistics or Mathematics with Statistics as subsidiary subject at higher secondary level.

Graduate Courses

Graduate course  B.Sc. Poultry Production and Business Management (PP&BM) running at the College of Avian Sciences and Management, Thiruvazhamkunnu at Palakkad  aims in moulding managerial experts with adequate knowledge in poultry production. Employment opportunities in key areas such as Poultry Production, Feed Mill management, Marketing and Poultry Processing are explorable. It also aims at supporting self-entrepreneurs who can take up their own ventures in poultry business.  Eligibilty is Plus two  of any stream.

Doctoral Programmes

In addition to the Ph.D. programme in various disciplines in Veterinary and Animal Sciences, KVASU is launching Ph.D. programmes in Biosciences in eight subjects such as in Histology, Developmental Anatomy , Molecular Biology, Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics , Livestock Products , Diagnostics and Vaccinology  and Animal Science. The candidate shall undertake course work for a minimum period of one semester. Persons with successful Post Graduate Degree (Masters Degree in Science subjects) and employed persons from National Laboratories /Institutes/ Universities/ Colleges/ Government//Private Organization can also apply. Another Doctoral Programme is Ph.D in Climate Change In Animal Agriculture which has been launched  to train the manpower as a part of capacity building in climate change education, research and extension to meet the national and global demand of resource personnel in this field of specialization of Climate Change and Animal Agriculture for sustenance of food security. Eligibility: M.V.Sc/M.S(Integrated)CCA /Masters in Agriculture Sciences/ Fisheries/ M.Sc Biological Sciences/Physical Sciences  etc.

Diploma Courses

The course Diploma in Poultry Production is designed to impart basic theoretical knowledge and reasonable practical experience in all aspects of poultry farming activities.. The Diploma course in Laboratory techniques intends to impart advanced skills to mould practicing laboratory professionals to excel in quality disease diagnosis to serve as an integral part of country’s health care system. (Five seats in BVSc and AH are  reserved for  diploma holders in Poultry Production and Laboratory Techniques provided they qualify the entrance examination conducted by the CEE, Kerala.)  The Diploma course in Dairy Science, intends to promote personals into dairy farm management and to man small dairy processing units. Eligibility: Eligibility: Pass in Plus 2 or VHSE with Biology as one of the subjects for Diploma in Poultry Production and Laboratory Techniques while Pass in Plus two with Biology or VHSC with Livestock Management (Dairy Husbandry) or Dairying (Milk Products) for Dairy Science.(Two  seats of B.Tech. (D.Sc.&Tech.) programme are reserved for the diploma holders in Dairy Science provided they qualify the entrance examination conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examination, Kerala). Another new course being offered by the University is the Diploma course in Feed Technology which is for achieving technological  innovation in animal feed production, providing practical guidelines, training in feed processing and generating specialists in feed manufacturing techniques. The eligibility is  plus two /VHSE,  Diploma in mechanical/ electrical / software engineering, with ITI as desirable.


Technology enabled distant learning courses

The University  offers a variety of PG Diploma and  Certificate  courses under Distant mode to meet the requirements of candidates based on the changing global scenario and to update and acquire knowledge and expertise in more specific areas like Food safety and security, One health, Therapeutic management of  Animal Health, Ethno medicine and  Homoeopathy in Veterinary field, Disaster management,  Farm Journalism, Integrated farming systems, Dairy and Poultry entrepreneurship, Informatics and Management etc. The eligibility for admission varies with each course. These are one year or six months courses .There will be contact classes as per the discretion of the Course coordinator during the course.SSLC is the eligibility to apply for Diploma in Dairy and Poultry Entrepreneurship.


The candidates can apply through online. Please visit website for more details like details of application, mode of selection, eligibility, fees structure and schedule of admission.Last date of receipt of online submission for B.Sc (PPBM), MS/M.Sc /Diploma Courses is 25-06-2016. Last date of receipt of online submission for M.VSc and Ph.D Courses  is 22-07-2016. Last date of receipt of online submission for distant learning courses is 14-10-2016. Contact no. 04936 209 266






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