MSc in Aquaculture is offered by Tribhuvan University. It is a 2 year academic program. The aim of the program is to give the students broad practical and theoretical knowledge in different fields, before they complete their master thesis within a focus area, which can be chosen from fish breeding, fish nutrition, production technology or another area of interest, e.g. water or product quality. The master thesis project is normally taken over one year and offers great flexibility in terms of project type and location.

Eligibility

Passed B.Sc (Agriculture/Animal Science) or B.V.Sc and AH or M.Sc Zoology taking Fisheries as optional subjects or Bachelor in Fisheries Science examination atleast in second division.

Entrance Examination: 

An entrance examination will be held with a weightage of 100 marks, students must secured atleast 50 marks to be eligible for the admission. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of 100 marks will be asked from various areas of this subject. 

Subjectwise weightage:

Animal Science Marks-25
1. LPM…………………………………. 7
2. Animal nutrition……………………. 6
3. Dairy………………………………… 6
4. Animal breeding……………………. 6

Aquaculture………………………………. 20
Plant and Social Sciences Marks-25
1. Agronomy…………………................ 3
2. Horticulture………………………….. 3
3. Agri. economics ……….............. 3
4. Agri. botay and ecology…………...... 3
5. Soil science and agri. engineering........ 3
6. Plant breeding……………………….. 3
7. Sociology and agri. extension............... 3
8. Plant pathology………………............. 2
9. Entomology………………….............. 2

Veterinary Science Marks-25
1. Pathology…………………................... 3
2. Parasitology………………................... 3
3. Medicine…………………................... 3
4. Gynecology and obstetrics.................... 3
5. Microbiology………………................. 3
6. Pharmacology…………….................... 3
7. Physiology…………………................. 3
8. Surgery…………………....................... 2
9. Epidemiology and public health…….... 2

Others Marks-5
1. Math and statistics…………………... 3
2. General knowledge…………………… 2

Grand total: 100 

Admission Criteria

Documents Checklist

  1. Citizenship No. /Passport Complete academic certificates and transcripts (from S.L.C. to above degrees.)
  2. Migration Certificate (if graduation from others than TU)
  3. Equivalente Certificate (if graduation from others than TU)
  4. Grade conversion certificate (if marks are mentioned in GRADE basis)
  5. PP size recent photo (3 copies)
  6. Official leave/release and recommendation letter (for those applicants who are Govt./INGO/NGO employee and foreign nationals)
  7. Letters of Sponsorship (for those applicants who will be funded by sponsoring agencies)
  8. Application and entrance examination fees paid receipt (from account section of IAAS)

Job Prospects

After the completion of the degree, one can become a manager in the fish farming industry, quality control, governmental or extension positions, developing new aquaculture species, managing breeding programs, sales or administration. 

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