Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science: B.V.Sc Course Details


Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science is a full time course of 5 years duration which includes a total of 9 semesters. The students are put in to a detailed internship program for about 6 months. This period helps the students to face the new challenges in the area of animal poultry and disease management. Apart from this small and large clinical works, laboratory works are also part of the above mentioned course.

Veterinary science is concerned with the medical care of animals. This science includes the application of various principles such as

  • Medical
  • Diagnostic
  • Therapeutic

These medical principles are applied in treatment of animals in general.

Eligibility Criteria for B.V.SC

The candidate should have completed his 12th class with Science subjects such as Physics, chemistry, biology as the main subjects during the time of the exam, to be eligible for the graduate course in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry.

Admission Procedure for B.V.SC

The admission to the exams is based on the results of the entrance examinations which are conducted by the particular universities. The Veterinary Council of India conducts an AICEE for admission to BVSc degree course. This is aimed at filling up around 15% of the total number of seats in each Veterinary college in all the states. The entrance exam is conducted mainly in the month of May each year. An All India Entrance Examination is conducted by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) for admission in to the Masters programme.

B.V.SC Entrance exams in India

There are various institutions in the country which offer the degree as well as post graduate programs in this area. The candidates who are interested to join the course need to attend the entrance exam. There are national level and state level entrance exams; most of the colleges carry out their own entrance exams in this subject. Following is the list of the entrance exams-

  • All India Common Entrance Examination
  • All India Pre Veterinary Test
  • College Of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Entrance Exam
  • Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research Entrance Examination
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute Entrance Exam
  • JNU Combined Biotechnology Entrance Exam
  • Kerala Agricultural University Entrance Exam
  • Kerala engineering Agricultural and Medical Entrance Test
  • Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science

Top B.V.SC Colleges in India

  • All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health
  • Assam Agricultural University
  • Bombay Veterinary Science college
  • Chandra Shekar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur.
  • College of Veterinary Sciences, Thrissur.
  • Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
  • Rajendra Agricultural University
  • Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University
  • Tamil Nadu Veterinary Animal Sciences University

B.V.SC course curriculum

The total duration of the course involves four and a half years to five years which includes the term of internship. The training program involves in the first four years where in theoretical and practical training skills are imparted in different areas like :-

  • Animal Genetics and Breeding
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Livestock Production Management
  • Livestock Products Technology
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education
  • Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

What to do after B.V.SC?

Majority of the students opt in for a Masters program in the same subject of veterinary after doing their graduation. The PG is a 2 year course where in specialization is acquired in the areas of -

  • Anaesthesia
  • Anatomy
  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Gynaecology
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Pathology
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Virology pharmacology

Job and Career options for B.V.SC

Veterinary Science is concerned with diagnosing, care for and curing a range of diseases in birds and animals. Generally it covers the study of animal physiology, handling and avoidance of diseases among them. The very principle of Veterinary science is similar to that of human medical sciences. But on the other hand the job profile is a bit different when compared to a physician or a surgeon in particular. The veterinary science not only is concerned with taking care of animals but also regarding the scientific breeding and reproduction of livestock.

The major role of a veterinary doctor involves in the protection of livestock and household animal wealth. Vets also perform surgery; put a stop to spreading of diseases in animals by giving in timely vaccination and medicines.

The job profile of the Veterinary doctors involve taking care and treatment  of the animals and the domestic pets animals in the zoo, laboratory, sporting animals or animals with the government’s animal husbandry departments. The doctors take up the treatment of large zoo animals as well as small domestic animals which are seen as pets generally at homes. The major difference comes in the way of treatment which may differ according to the animals. Generally the Vets must be in a position to analyze the different varieties of pets and treat them accordingly. They must be in a position to recommend adequate diets, exercise regimen as well as treatment specifically to each breed.

There are sufficient opportunities for the veterinarians.  The number of Veterinary clinics in many of the major cities is increasing day by day as keeping in pets has become a fashion now a day there has been a predominant growth in the poultry sector too.

Job Types

  • Animal Care and Service Workers
  • Associate Scientific Manager
  • Biological Scientists
  • Lecturer
  • Manager Animal Farm
  • Partner, Assistant to Practitioners
  • Pharmacy Research Scientists
  • Private Practice
  • Self Employment - Entrepreneur in L.S. Farms, Poultry Farms etc.
  • Senior Medical Representative
  • Veterinarian / Veterinary Doctor
  • Veterinary Consultant
  • Veterinary Researcher
  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Remuneration after B.V.SC

The remuneration in this area of job depends mainly on the specialization as well as the kind of practice they are involved in. Standard earnings a vet can receive will range drastically in between Rs.5, 000 to Rs.50, 000 per month. Private practicing doctors will receive a monetary returns depending upon his experience. A Vet will receive a fee ranging from Rs.100 – Rs. 500 per patient. This will depend on the type of medical treatment the animal needs. As an Assistant Professor, a vet can earn a salary over Rs 40000 a month. There are job openings in the government sector too as livestock development officers, and the salary offered will come around Rs. 8,000 per month depending on position and experience.



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8 Responses to “Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science: B.V.Sc Course Details”

  1. 8
    Chaitanya Kadam:

    I have just completed 12 std science pcm result awaited by 27 th inst but I csn scored 85-90 % marks and also appeared gor CET ( M.S) also result awaited shortly. I seek guidence from you what is the courses I should think. Regards, Chaitany Kadam from Pusad Yavatmal.

  2. 7
    Apoorva D:

    can we enter into B.V.Sc taking up CET which is the common entrance exam in Karnataka…

  3. 6

    help me

  4. 5

    can I get management seat in BVSc any where in India?

  5. 4

    What might be the fee structure for management seat in

  6. 3
    Akshay chaudhary:

    Dear sir/mam,
    plz tell me what is the fee for the bvsc cources?

  7. 2

    I want to know the date of issuing application for B.V.Sc. in tamil nadu and in wich city is it is distributed. I am in coimbatore.

    Aalso I want to know more about the fee structure for B.V.Sc.

  8. 1
    Jaspinder singh:

    Private veterinary colleges in mumbai.