Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry | Tribhuvan University

Veterinary Science is the science that deals with the causes, identification (diagnosis), treatment and healing of the different sort of diseases in birds and animals. The topic generally includes the learning of animal physiology and garnering ideas for treating, curing as well as preventing diseases among animals. The basic principles of veterinary science are similar to that of medical science. On other hand, animal husbandry is concerned with the study of breeding, rearing and caring of farm animals.

Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc & A.H.) is a program run by Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University (TU). The BVSc & A.H. is a 5 year program spreading over 10 semesters. The total course is of 221 credit hours. Up to ninth semester, students are given comprehensive knowledge of theoretical, practical and technical aspects of veterinary clinical sciences, animal breeding, livestock production, management etc. In the10th semester, to make student fully acquainted with real life experience, there is a compulsory provision of Internship.

List of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Objectives of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

The objectives of BVSc & A.H are as follows;

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry course intends to endow opportunity for the students to gain expertise for getting employment as a specialist of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry.
  • The course aims to prepare qualified and efficient graduate students capable of working and uplifting the livestock industry and contribute in economic development and growth of the sector.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry course intends to generate passion in students to continue their further study and research in the field of veterinary science and animal husbandry, and continue the professional development.
  • The course aims to help student understand and realize the need of groundwork, devotion, consistency and loyalty that are vital for professional success in the field of veterinary science and animal husbandry.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry


  • He/ She should have passed proficiency level (plus two or I. SC.) in science stream from TU or University/ board/ Institution accepted by TU. Or
  • He/ She should have studied I. SC. Ag. with at least 100 full marks English, Biology, Chemistry and at least 50 full marks Math and Physics with 50% in aggregate.

Entrance examination:

  • Entrance exam comprises of Multiple Choice Objective Type questions. The questions are asked from English (25), Chemistry (25), Physics (25), Botany (25), Mathematics (25), Zoology (25), and General Science (Agriculture Science/Animal Health Science) (10).
  • The time duration for exam is of 2 hours.
  • The full marks is of 160.
  • The merit list is prepared based on the marks of entrance exam.

Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Syllabus

First Semester

  • VN 111: Gross Anatomy-I
  • VAN 112: Gross Anatomy-II
  • BCH 111: General Biochemistry
  • LPM 111: Cattle and Buffalo Production
  • ANU 111: Principles and Practices of Fodder Production
  • AEC 111: Principles of Economics
  • EXT 111: Rural Sociology
  • WEP 111: Work Experience Program

Second Semester

  • VAN 121: Gross Anatomy-III
  • VAN 122: General Histology & Embryology
  • VPY 121: Physiology-I
  • BCH 121: Physiological Chemistry
  • LPM 121: Sheep and Goat Production (LPM II)
  • ANU 121: Principles of Animal Nutrition
  • LPM 122: Wildlife, Bee and Pet Animal Management
  • AEC 121: Farm Management, Production Economics and Planning
  • WEP 121: Work Experience Program

Third Semester

  • VAN 211: Systemic Histology
  • VPY 211: Physiology-II
  • VPA 211: Parasitology-I
  • VMI 211: Microbiology-I
  • VPP 211: General Pathology
  • ANU 211: Applied Animal Nutrition-I
  • LPM 211: Pig and Poultry Production
  • BCH 211: Clinical Biochemistry
  • ANB 211: Principle of Genetics and Animal Breeding
  • AQU 211: Introductory Icthiology

Fourth Semester

  • VPY 221: Physiology-III
  • VPT 221: General and CNS Pharmacology
  • VPA 221: Parasitology-II
  • VMI 221: Microbiology-II
  • VPP 221: Systemic Pathology
  • ANB 221: Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
  • ANU 221: Applied Animal Nutrition II
  • ANU 222: Principle and Practices of Pasture Management
  • AQU 221: Principles of Aquaculture
  • AST 221: Agricultural Statistics

Fifth Semester

  • VEP 311: Environmental Hygiene
  • VEP 312: Epidemiology
  • COM 311: Computer Application
  • VPT 311: Autonomic and Systemic Pharmacology
  • VPA 311: Parasitology-III
  • VMI 311: Microbiology-III
  • EXT 311: Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension
  • VPY 311: Physiology - IV
  • VAN 311: Applied Anatomy
  • VPP 311: Special Pathology
  • LPM 321: Animal Product Technology

Sixth Semester

  • EXT 321: Agricultural Communication
  • VPT 321: Chemotherapy
  • VPT 322: Toxicology
  • VPA 321: Parasitology-IV
  • VMI 321: Microbiology-IV
  • VPP 321: Poultry Pathology & Oncology
  • VMC 321: Internal Medicine-I
  • VCP 321: Clinical Practice-I
  • ANB 321: Selection & Mating System
  • EXT 322: Social Mobilization and Community Development

Seventh Semester

  • AEC 411: Agribusiness Management, Marketing and Cooperatives
  • VOG 411: Theriogenology-I
  • VSR 411: General Surgery & Anaesthesiology
  • VSR 412: Radiology
  • VMC 411: Internal Medicine-II
  • VMC 412: Preventive Medicine-I
  • VCP 411: Clinical Practices-II
  • AQU 411: Fish Diseases

Eighth Semester

  • AEC 421: Agricultural Project Planning
  • VOG 421: Theriogenology-II
  • LPM 421: Introduction to Dairy Science
  • VSR 421: Regional and Clinical Surgery-I
  • VMC 421: Internal Medicine-III
  • VMC 422: Preventive Medicine-II
  • VCP 421: Clinical Practices-III
  • VCC 421: Clinical Conference I
  • ANU 421: Applied Human Nutrition
  • VEP 421: Meat Inspection and Abbatoir Practices


  • VOG 511: Theriogenology-III
  • VOG 512: Theriogenology-IV
  • VSR 511: Regional & Clinical Surgery-II
  • VMC 511: Preventive Medicine-III
  • VMC 512: Ethics & Jurisprudence
  • VCP 511: Clinical Practices-IV
  • VCC 511: Clinical Conferences-II
  • LPM 511: Principles of Dairy Technology
  • VEP 511: Zoonosis and Public Health
  • ANB 511: Animal Breeding and Biotechnology


  • : Internship Six months

Scope and Career Prospects

The BVSc & A.H offers wide range of job avenues for the graduates. The demand of veterinary graduates is increasing promisingly. The job profile of a veterinary doctor and animal husbandry specialist is not less than that of physician and surgeon. People have become very cautious of animal health and danger posed by the sick animals. Moreover, animal right issues and rise in people’s interest in taming animals have increased the demand of the vet doctors. The graduates can work in government departments related to animal husbandry, poultry and dairy farms, animal rearing and breeding farm, goat and sheep farms, pig and buffalo farms, cow and horse farms, private and government veterinary hospitals and clinics. They can also work in wildlife reserves and conservation area, zoological park and aviaries, pharmaceuticals companies working in the field of animal, animal food manufacturing industries, research institutes, army and security forces, etc. Not only in their own country, graduates have good career prospects internationally.

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