Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Science) - CTEVT


The Diploma in Agriculture (Intermediate in Science in Agriculture) major in animal Science course is of 3 years duration. 

First year covers basic sciences, math and languages which provide base for the study in subsequent years and also provide the base for bachelor level study in related field. 

Second year courses are of mixed type which covers common agriculture related courses such as Extension and Community development, Elementary Statistics and basic Computer Sciences, Agribusiness Management and Marketing, Aquaculture, Introductory Plant Science and some specialized courses of animal sciences such as Animal Nutrition and Fodder Production, Sheep and Goat production, Animal Health I (clinical medicine) and Animal Housing and Environmental Sciences. 

Third year courses are totally related to animal husbandry and veterinary sciences which include Animal Health II (preventive veterinary medicine), Commercial Dairy Farming, Dairy and Animal Product Technology, Commercial Poultry Production, Veterinary Laboratory Techniques, Equine, Rabbit and Pets, Veterinary Clinical Practice and Work Experience Program (WEP).

Aim:

Produce competent mid-level human resources equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in agriculture, basic veterinary Science, animal husbandry and related subjects

Objectives:

  • Provide sufficient knowledge of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), maths and languages so that the graduates can compete with +2 science students in bachelor level study 
  • Provide sufficient knowledge and skills of community actions and social mobilization so that they can work as extension worker in the community.
  • Provide knowledge and skills in care and management of major domesticated livestock species and pets.
  • Provide basic knowledge and skills of animal health and hygiene required for field veterinary services.
  • Produce competent graduates who can work as veterinary para-professional under the guidance and responsibility of veterinarians.
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Admission criteria

The entry requirements:

  • SEE passed certificate with minimum second division marks.
  • Should appear and pass the entrance test conducted by the CTEVT.
  • Admission will be made on the basis of merit list within the quota as fixed by the CTEVT policies.


Following documents should be submitted by the applicant along with the application form for entrance test and also for admission process:

  • SEE passed certificate (with at least second division marks)
  • Character certificate
  • Citizenship certificate( only for verification of date of birth, name , fathers name and address) 

Eligibility

Secured at least grade C in any two subjects i.e. Compulsory Mathematics, Compulsory Science or English and D+ in the remaining subject in Secondary Education Examination(SEE) from recognized academic institution.


Job prospectus

The graduates would be eligible to work as mid-level technicians (Junior Technician, JT) in department of livestock services and related sector as prescribed by the Public Service Commission or the concerned authorities. The graduates will be eligible to apply for the entrance examination to study B Sc Ag and B VSc & AH , B Sc Animal science and other related programs of PU, TU and other recognized universities of Nepal and abroad. 


Curricular structure

Year 1 General

SN

Subject

Credit hours/week

Contact Hours/week

Full Marks

1

English

5+0

5

100

2

Nepali

5+0

5

100

3

Physics

4+1

6

100

4

Mathematics

6+0

6

100

5

Chemistry

4+1

6

100

6

Botany

4+1

6

100

7

Zoology

4+1

6

100

 

Total

32+4

40

700

 Year 2 Major: Animal Science

SN

Subject

Credit hours/week

Contact Hours/week

Full Marks

1

Extension and Community Development

3+1

5

100

2

Agribusiness Management and Cooperative 3

3+1

5

100

3

Aquaculture and Fisheries

2+1

4

100

4

Statistics and Computer Application

2+1

4

100

5

Introductory Plant Science

2+1

4

100

6

Animal Nutrition and Fodder production

3+1

5

100

7

Animal Housing and Environmental Science

2+1

4

100

8

Animal Health l

3+1

5

100

9

Sheep, Goat and Swine Production

2+1

4

100

 

Total

22+9

40

900

  Year 3 Major: Animal Science

SN

Subject

Credit hours/week

Contact Hours/week

Full Marks

1

Commercial Dairy Farming

3+1

5

100

2

Animal Health ll

3+1

5

100

3

Dairy and Animal Product Technology

2+1

4

100

4

Poultry Entrepreneurship

2+1

4

100

5

Veterinary Laboratory Techniques

2+1

4

100

6

Animal Breeding and Artificial Insemination

2+1

4

100

7

Equine, Rabbit and Pet Animals

2+1

4

100

8

Veterinary Clinic Practices

0+1

2

50

9

Work Experience Program (WEP)

0+4

8

300

 

Total

16+12

40

900

 

Grand Total for Animal Science

90

 

2650

 Note: 

  1. Work Experience Program: 3 months (3 months *4 weeks*40 hours = 480 hours)
  2. The contact hours of third year subjects must be 40 hours/week.
  3. WEP should be completed before third year final examination.
  4. The WEP plan is attach herewith.
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