Masters in Veterinary Science in Nepal

Masters in Veterinary Science in Nepal

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Kanti KhadkaMon Oct 18 2021

Masters in Veterinary Science in Nepal, also called Veterinary Science, is a two-year academic program of Agriculture and Forestry University(AFU).

M.V.SC. is a branch of medical science that deals with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, disorder and injury in non-humans such as animals and birds. 

 At present, only two universities in Nepal offer the Master of Veterinary programs in Nepal — Tribhuvan University (TU) and Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU).

The veterinary science graduates can work in various areas, from government animal husbandry departments, poultry farms, dairy farms, wildlife sanctuaries, and zoos to other managerial and entrepreneurship areas.

Key Takeaways of Master of Veterinary Science in Nepal

Course

Master of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.)

Course Type

Post-graduate

Course Duration

2 years/4 semesters

Eligibility

Must have passed Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Health, securing at least second division. 

Must appear and pass the entrance examination held by the respective university.

Average Fees

NPR 1,50,000 - 2 lakhs

Job Designations

P/T Animal Care Attendant, Kennel Assistant, Veterinary Technician Assistant, Veterinary Services Coordinator, Veterinary technician, Associate Veterinarian, Veterinary receptionist, Veterinary practice manager and more

Admission Requirements to study Master of Veterinary Science in Nepal

Eligibility for admission

Applicant must have passed Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Health, securing at least second division. 

Applicants must appear and pass the entrance examination held by the respective university.

Admission Procedure

Candidates can apply for admission into the M.V.Sc.program by filling out the entrance examination form online. 

The completed application forms, including the documents and credentials, must be submitted within the notified deadline.

Required Documents and Credentials

  1. Citizenship No. /Passport Complete academic certificates and transcripts (from S.L.C. to above degrees.)
  2. Migration Certificate (if graduated from another university than TU)
  3. Equivalente Certificate (if graduated from another university than TU)
  4. Grade conversion certificate (if marks are mentioned on a GRADE basis)
  5. PP size recent photo (3 copies)
  6. Official Release Letter & Recommendation Letters
  7. Work Experience Letter
  8. Concept Note of Proposed Study
  9. Letter of Sponsorship (Funded by sponsoring agencies)
  10. Application fee paid receipt (from the account section of AFU or IAAS) according to the preferred university.

Entrance Examination

Students must appear and pass an entrance examination conducted by either TU or AFU to be eligible to study Master of Veterinary Science in Nepal. 

Subjectwise Weightage of Entrance Examination for M. V. Sc as per Agriculture and Forestry University

The written test includes a  total of 90 multiple choice/ objective questions. Questions are based on the 7 subjects usually studied in B.V.Sc.

Below is the list of distribution of questions and marks allotted among those subjects:

Subject

Marks

Medicine & Public Health

12

Theriogenology

7

Pathology

7

Parasitology

7

Pharmacology

7

Microbiology

7

Physiology

7

Surgery

7

Animal Science(LPM, ANF, ANBR)

12

Basic Sciences(Biochemistry + Statistics)

7

Anatomy

7

General Knowledge

3

Total

90

Subjectwise Weightage of Entrance Examination for M. V. Sc  as per Tribhuvan University (TU)

An entrance examination held by TU is of 100 total marks.  Students must secure atleast 50 marks to be eligible for admission. 

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of 100 marks will be asked from the following areas of this subject.

Subject

Marks

Parasitology

15

Theriogenology

15

Pathology

15

Other Animal Sciences

15

Medicine

5

Physiology

5

Microbiology

5

Pharmacology

5

Surgery

5

Agri. Economics & Extension

5

Statistics & Mathematics

4

Biochemistry & Others

4

General Knowledge

2

Total

100

Academic Calendar of  Master of Veterinary Science as per AFU

Call for Application

2 weeks before the start of Dashain Holiday

Entrance examination

Between Dashain and Tihar

First semester

Course registration and beginning of  class 

1st week of November

1st internal assessment

3rd week of December

2nd internal assessment

1st week of February

End of semester 

2nd week of March

Final Examination

Last week of March

Semester break 

Up to the April semester

Results 

April 20

Second semester

Course registration and beginning of  class 

1st week of May

1st internal assessment

3rd week of June

2nd internal assessment

1st week of August

End of semester 

1st week of September

Final Examination

2nd week of September

Semester break 

Dashain to Chhat

Results 

Between Dashain and Tihar

(Note: Academic calendar for every year are subject to change and will be adjusted according to Dashain, Tihar and Chhat holidays.)

 Master of Veterinary Science in Nepal Course Details

The Cumulative passing Grade Point Average (CGPA) is a minimum of 2.5 for the M.V.Sc.program.

If the student scores less than the passing CGPA, they will be disqualified to get the degree.

However, aspirants can reappear in any subjects of their choice till they attain the minimum required CGPA to get the degree.

Transcript with Dissertation topic with satisfactory grade will be provided upon the completion of the degree.

CGPA: M.Sc. Level

3.8 and above:    Distinction

3.5 and above:    First division

2.5 and above:    Second division

Credit Transfer and Enrollment Criteria of AFU

Agriculture and Forestry University accepts credit transfer of students from different universities. Some of the fundamentals for credit transfer and enrolment are as follows:

  • M.Sc. /PhD. students enrolled at other universities can apply to AFU for enrollment with their completed credit credentials.
  • AFU might accept students with credit transfers based on AFU’s credit requirements and regulations.
  • Such students should pay the admission fees and registration fees as required.

Offered Disciplines of Master of Veterinary Science in Nepal

Currently, M. V. Sc. degree is provided in the following disciplines:

  • Epidemiology and Veterinary
  • Public Health
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Colleges offering  Master of Veterinary Science in Nepal

At present, only two universities in Nepal offer the Master of Veterinary programs in Nepal — Tribhuvan University (TU) and Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU).

Under TU, only the Rampur campus in Chitwan offers this program to the students. Meanwhile, AFU provides this course under Animal Science, VeterinaryScience and Fisheries faculty.

 Master of Veterinary Science in Nepal Fee Structure as per AFU

Categories

Admission Fee

Semester fee

Tuition fee per credit hour

Total fee with a minimum required credit hours

Competitive subsidized student fee

NRs10,000

NRs 5000

NRs 1000

NRs 75000

Competitive full pay student fee

NRs20,000

NRs 10,000

NRs 2000

NRs 150000

Sponsored Nepalese Student fee

NRs 25,000

NRs 10,000

NRs 5,000

NRs 2,90,000

Sponsored Foreign Student Fee

USD 500

USD 500

USD 100

USD 7000

Career and Job Prospects of  Master of Veterinary Science in Nepal

The veterinary doctor is one of the respected professions. With the rise in the trend of keeping an animal as a pet and animal husbandry, veterinary science has an even wider reach than before. 

M.V.Sc. graduates can involve themselves in different fields such as Public Health, Entrepreneurship, Education, Physiotherapy / Chiropractic / Acupuncture, Writing, and so on.

 Some of the popular job options after completion of post-graduate Veterinary course are:

  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Animal Support Technician
  • P/T Animal Care Attendant
  • Veterinary Technician Assistant
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Veterinary Services Coordinator
  • Veterinary receptionist
  • Veterinary technician
  • Associate Veterinarian
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary practice manager

Upon completing, Masters in Veterinary Science, students can further pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Animal Science and be part of other research or work as educators or lecturers.

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